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BALTIMORE -- After the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles were busy at the trade deadline, the two first-place teams begin a three-game series Tuesday at Camden Yards. Joe Greene Jersey .Baltimore, the American League East leader, found the starting pitcher it sought, obtaining left-hander Wade Miley (7-8. 4.98 ERA) from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league pitcher Angel Miranda on Sunday night. On Monday, the team re-acquired former Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce (.309, 10 homers, 29 RBI) from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jonah Heim.The Rangers got outfielder/designated hitter Carlos Beltran (.309, 22 homers, 64 RBI) from the Yankees in exchange for minor league pitchers Nick Green, Erik Swanson and Dillon Tate, plus cash. Later on Monday, Texas acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy (.299, 13 homers, 50 RBI) plus reliever Jeremy Jeffress (2-2, 2.22 ERA, 27 saves) from Milwaukee in a deal for two minor-leaguers, outfielder Lewis Brinson and right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz.Brinson and Ortiz are former first-round picks and are regarded as top prospects.For Baltimore (59-45), the Miley deal should help the teams inconsistent rotation, a problem area all year long. Texas (62-44) added three solid major league players who will make an already very strong team that much better.The Orioles come into the series after a big win in Toronto on Sunday. Baltimore scored four in the 12th inning for a 6-2 victory. Jonathan Schoop (tiebreaking single) and Adam Jones (three-run homer) had the big hits in the 12th inning.Texas enters its only trip to Baltimore this season after sweeping a four-game series against the slumping World Series champion Kansas City Royals.Mitch Moreland played a big part in the Rangers recent improvement. He has seven homers since the All-Star break -- four in the Kansas City series -- and he earned American League Player of the Week honors for last week.Im trying to go up there and have good at-bats, Moreland said. It definitely worked out well this series for me. And not just me, we all had a lot of big hits in this series. It was a good run for us, and hopefully it can carry over after the off day.The Rangers will start right-hander Yu Darvish (2-2, 3.09 ERA) on Tuesday, making his way back from injuries. In three starts since his second disabled-list stint of the season, he is 0-2 with a 3.31 ERA.Darvish hasnt gone past six innings in any of his seven starts this year, but he told the Dallas Morning News he is ready to throw more than 100 pitches against the Orioles. He threw 90, 91 and 93 pitches in his three latest appearances.Baltimore counters with rookie right-hander Dylan Bundy (3-3, 3.46 ERA). He is slowly becoming a part of the rotation, and this will be his fourth start.Bundy has improved in each outing, and he took a no-hitter into the sixth last week against the Colorado Rockies before allowing three runs on two homers in that inning. He wound up allowing just the three runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings -- with eight strikeouts and just one walk.The Orioles desperately need consistency from their starting pitchers, and if Bundy keeps developing, it would fill a huge hole for the team.Dylan was really good. Solid, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Got to get into another inning that he hadnt been into, got to throw a couple more pitches than hed thrown. He was good. Just elevated a couple changeups. He was the reason we were in that game. Impressive. John Stallworth Jersey . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. JuJu Smith-Schuster Youth Jersey . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. http://www.steelerspronfl.com/Youth-Zac ... te-Jersey/ . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. Adelaide star Eddie Betts booted five goals in his 250th AFL game as the Crows claimed a 15-point win over a brave Port Adelaide in Saturdays Showdown.The Crows withstood a late surge from Port at Adelaide Oval to claim a 15.19 (109) to 14.10 (94) win and climb to second on the ladder as they continued their march towards the finals.The game had all the feeling of a Showdown as the two sides matched physical intensity, the margin just a point in favour of the Power at quarter-time.Led by powerful onballer Ollie Wines, who had six tackles for the term, Port had the better of the contest in the early going.The Crows found another gear, recording 22 inside-50s to the Powers six, and would have led by more than 13 points at halftime if not for some inaccurate goalkicking, with captain Taylor Walker among the worst culprits.Port fought their way back into the game with brilliant onballer Robbie Gray kicking one of the goals of the round, fending off Adelaides Luke Brown and snapping truly from deep in the pocket to delight the 49,541 crowd.Late goals to Jake Neade and captain Travis Boak (26 touches) brought the margin back to a point at three-quarter time.But Adelaides potent forward line proved the difference in the final term, goals to Josh Jenkins, Mitch McGovern and Walker ensuring the Crows claimed hometown bragging rights.McGovern booted three majors while Betts matched the five he kicked last time the two sides met in April. Devin Bush Jersey. Crows midfielder Matt Crouch finished with 33 touches and five clearances to claim the Showdown Medal.Defender Brodie Smith left the game with a concussion early in the second term after copping an accidental foot to the head from Ports Aaron Young.Star midfielder Rory Sloane could face scrutiny from the match review panel for a late hit to Brad Ebert.Ebert was cut open under his eye after Sloane caught him with a clenched fist while attempting to spoil his mark.Port coach Ken Hinkley praised his sides effort but said it was another case of poor skills letting them down against superior opponents.Our persistence almost won it for us. What lost it for us was the turnovers, he said.Our ability to use the ball, when we play well, is the only thing that causes us grief because I think our effort, our contest, our defence, theyre the heartbeat of our side.Crows coach Don Pyke was pleased with his sides ability to withstand the Powers late surge.There were times in that game, certainly just before three-quarter time, where the momentum was against us, and Port Adelaide got a bit of a run on at the end there, Pyke said.I thought our guys showed, again, a bit of maturity in the last quarter just to stick true to what we know can create wins and found a way in the end. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
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