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MINNEAPOLIS -- After playing 12 consecutive games out of the All-Star break, the Baltimore Orioles were originally due for a day off Thursday before beginning a quick three-game road trip in Toronto. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Kopen Belgie .That off day will have to wait until Monday.Before beginning a crucial series against the Blue Jays, the Orioles first must make up a rain postponed game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Thursday night.Its this time of year where theres a decent amount of wear and tear, Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo said. You just have to gut it out. Thats what you have to do every year. You feel fortunate to have the ability to play every game, but this is kind of the grind that they talk about.On May 9, inclement weather cancelled what was to be the first of a three-game series between the Orioles and the Twins. Instead of playing a doubleheader later in the week, both teams agreed it might be easier to make up the game near the end of July.The game doesnt mean much to Minnesota, which has the worst record in the American League and is coming off a two-game sweep at the hands of baseballs worst team, the Atlanta Braves.The Twins fell behind by seven runs early in the Wednesday game but battled back late, advancing the tying run to second base with two outs in the eighth inning. However, Minnesota couldnt find one more clutch hit, and it dropped its third consecutive game.We pecked away at them, got back into the game, but they added on a couple, which ended up being the difference in the game, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. We had chances right down to the end, but coming back from down seven is a tough task.The stakes this weekend are large for the Orioles. Baltimore heads into Thursday two games ahead of Toronto for first place in the American League East, 2 1/2 games in front of the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles aim to avoid falling to Minnesota, which won the final two meetings at Target Field back in May.The Orioles hope right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9, 7.38 ERA) can get his season on track against an opponent he has had plenty of success against in his career. Jimenez was yanked from the rotation after allowing five runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on July 8, and he hasnt pitched since.Jimenez, just off the paternity list after the birth of his first daughter, recently made a mechanical adjustment designed to allow him to better repeat his delivery.Im hoping its a positive for him, because anything thats a little different look that you havent normally done when youre struggling sometime can work positively, Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun. We had some -- not a whole lot of options -- but I think he might surprise us. Not me, but some people. You try to pick a place where he feels comfortable and has been successful. That would be the best place for him.Jimenez is 5-3 in 10 appearances against the Twins in his career, including a 4-1 mark with a 1.82 ERA in six starts at Target Field.Minnesota will counter with Kyle Gibson, coming off perhaps the best outing of his career on Friday against the Red Sox. Gibson (3-6, 4.67 ERA) allowed just two hits and one run over eight innings in the victory, not surrendering a hit after the first inning.In four career starts against Baltimore, Gibson is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA. He lost to the Orioles in his first start this year, yielding four runs in five innings on April 6 at Camden Yards. Adidas NMD Goedkoop . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Yeezy Boost 700 Kopen . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. http://www.nmdbelgie.com/ . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Now that Jeff Carter has 601 career points, its time to aim a little higher.Carter scored twice and reached a scoring milestone, Peter Budaj made 28 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Sunday night.Carter assisted on Drew Doughtys score early in the second period and then added power-play goals 71 seconds apart to make it 3-0. The first goal got him to 600 points.Its cool, Carter said. Ill shoot for 700 now.Antoine Vermette and Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson made 26 saves.The Kings dominated the first two periods, sustaining offensive pressure for long amounts of time and outshooting the Ducks 26-13. Anaheim pushed back in the third, scoring twice and generating more offense, but two lackluster periods ultimately doomed them.Usually these games are full of emotion, but we just didnt have any response, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. Pucks were going through our sticks. We couldnt execute a complete pass. We didnt get involved physically until the third period.Anaheim pushed back late, starting when Vermette scored Anaheims goal at 3:34, deflecting a shot from Hampus Lindholm on the power play to make it 3-1.On another power play a few minutes later, Anaheims Ryan Kesler appeared to punch in the puck on a goalmouth scramble, but it was waved off. With 2 seconds left on the man advantage, Rakell banked one in from the slot to make it 3-2.We attacked with a little bit more speed, Rakell said. Adidas NMD XR1 Heren. Just tried to get to the net and not be as sloppy as we were in the first two periods.The Ducks got a late power play but failed to capitalize and the Kings hung on for the win.They really brought it to us but we just stuck with it and played desperate hockey, Doughty said. Kind of just did whatever it took.Carter scored his first goal at the 12:21 mark of the second, finishing a tic-tac-toe sequence with linemates Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. Just over a minute later, he caught a bouncing puck at the edge of the crease and stuck it behind Gibson.I didnt have to do a lot there, Carter said. It hit me in the chest and I think I got it before it crossed the line but it was going in.Doughty scored 2:15 into the second period when he sniped one top shelf over Gibson.Game notes The Ducks recalled D Shea Theodore from San Diego of the AHL prior to the game. Theodore was scratched. ... Ducks LW Joseph Cramarossa and D Clayton Stoner were both out with lower-body injuries. ... Kings captain Anze Kopitar missed his fifth straight game with an upper-body injury. . Carter has six points in the last three games.UP NEXTKings: Begin a three-game homestand against the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.Ducks: Host the Islanders on Tuesday night. ' ' '
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