#1 BALTIMORE (AP) — James Shields has dealt with some tough luck this season. von laiyongcai92 17.01.2019 09:13

On a soggy Friday night http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/greg-joseph-jersey , the pitcher nicknamed “Big Game James” turned in a solid start for the White Sox and was rewarded with some run support.Shields picked up his first road victory since opening day in Chicago’s 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles.“This year’s been kind of a struggle getting the (wins),” said Shields, who has gone at least six innings in 22 of his last 27 starts. “I’ve thrown a lot of quality starts this year and unfortunately it just hasn’t gone my way. The guys are grinding for me. There’s no doubt about that. I know that every guy in this clubhouse wants to score a bunch of runs for me.”Ryan Cordell earned his first career hit over 15 at-bats with an eighth-inning homer that provided an insurance run. Omar Narvaez and Avisail Garcia also homered for the White Sox, who won for the second time in nine games.“I was probably pressing to get that first one,” Cordell said. “It took quite a few ABs.”Shields (7-16), who leads the majors in losses, allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts and one walk over six innings. Shields had gone winless in his 12 previous road appearances.Left-hander Aaron Bummer relieved Shields in the seventh and loaded the bases. Ian Hamilton entered with one out and allowed a two-run single to pinch-hitter Corban Joseph that pulled Baltimore within 7-4. A fielding error by second baseman Yoan Moncada allowed another run to score before Adam Jones hit a sacrifice fly.Jace Fry contained the Orioles with a scoreless eighth, setting up Nate Jones to pick up his fifth save.Luis Ortiz (0-1), obtained in the trade that sent Jonathan Schoop to Milwaukee on July 31, made his first major league start and threw 1 2/3 innings before leaving with a hamstring injury. He allowed three runs, one earned, and four hits with a walk.“I wish he could have stayed out there and continued to pitch,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “He’s got late life and a good, sharp slider. He’s got a chance to be pretty good.”Trey Mancini hit a pair of homers and has 23 on the season for the majors-worst Orioles, who lost their 105th game.“We all want to go out every day and do well for the team first, and then on a personal level you want to go out and get results that you worked hard for,” Mancini said. “We got 15 games left Authentic Greg Joseph Jersey , and hopefully we can keep putting good at-bats together.”Chicago got on the board in the first on a two-out RBI single by Daniel Palka.A triple by Nicky Delmonico and an infield single by Moncada increased the lead to 3-0, and Ortiz left a batter later. Moncada finished with three hits.Mancini hit a solo shot in the second off Shields, who has allowed 31 homers on the season, second in the majors behind the Orioles’ Dylan Bundy.Narvaez answered in third with a two-run shot off Jimmy Yacabonis. Mancini hit another solo homer in the fourth that pulled Baltimore within 5-2.Yacabonis allowed a two-run shot to Garcia in the fifth and exited two batters later.ENDING FRUSTRATION?The White Sox can take a season series against the Orioles for the first time since 2008 with a victory Saturday.ROSTER MOVESThe Orioles recalled LHP Donnie Hart and RHP Evan Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk.TRAINER’S ROOMWhite Sox: INF Matt Davidson (sore legs) was available after missing the last three games. “If you look at the construction of my lineup, it’s kind of hard for me to use him right now, but he’s doing good,” manager Rick Renteria said.Orioles: INF Steve Wilkerson has been dealing with a hamstring issue but could return to the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday. He was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sept. 5.UP NEXTWhite Sox: Reynaldo Lopez (5-9, 4.22 ERA) has allowed just four earned runs with 29 strikeouts over his last four starts.Orioles: Rookie Yefry Ramirez (1-5, 5.94) is making his first major league start since Aug. 19, when he allowed seven runs and seven hits over three innings in an 8-0 loss to Cleveland. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed “Stretch” for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80.The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey’s death, saying the fearsome hitter passed “peacefully” on Wednesday afternoon “after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.”A first baseman and left fielder, McCovey was a .270 career hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs in 22 major league seasons, 19 of them with the Giants. He also played for the Athletics and Padres.McCovey made his major league debut at 21 on July 30, 1959 Myles Garrett Jersey Elite , and played alongside the other Willie — Hall of Famer Willie Mays — into the 1972 season before Mays was traded to the New York Mets.McCovey batted .354 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs on the way to winning the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year award. The six-time All-Star also won the 1969 NL MVP and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 after his first time on the ballot.“You knew right away he wasn’t an ordinary ballplayer,” Hall of Famer Hank Aaron said, courtesy of the Hall of Fame. “He was so strong, and he had the gift of knowing the strike zone. There’s no telling how many home runs he would have hit if those knees weren’t bothering him all the time and if he played in a park other than Candlestick.”McCovey had been getting around in a wheelchair in recent years because he could no longer rely on his once-dependable legs, yet was still regularly seen at the ballpark in his private suite. McCovey had attended games at AT&T Park as recently as the season finale.“I love him so much. It’s a very sad day for me. We were very close,” Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said in a telephone interview. “Willie McCovey was not only a great ballplayer but a great teammate. He didn’t have any fear. He never complained.“I remember one time in 1960 they sent him down to the minor leagues after being Rookie of the Year the year before. He didn’t complain. He was very polite, he was very quiet. He was a great man, a great friend. I’m going to miss him so much. He didn’t say a bad word about anybody.”While the Giants captured their third World Series title of the decade in 2014, McCovey returned to watch them play while still recovering from an infection that hospitalized him that September for about a month.He attended one game at AT&T Park during both the NL Championship Series and World Series. He even waited for the team at the end of the parade route inside San Francisco’s Civic Center.“It was touch and go for a while,” McCovey said at the time. “They pulled me through, and I’ve come a long way.”McCovey had been thrilled the Giants accomplished something he didn’t during a decorated career in the major leagues.Even four-plus decades later, it still stung for the left-handed slugging “Big Mac” that he never won a World Series after coming so close. The Giants lost the 1962 World Series to the New York Yankees.He often thought about that World Series, and it remained difficult to accept. The Giants lost 1-0 in Game 7 when McCovey lined out to second baseman Bobby Richardson with runners on second and third for the final out.“I still think about it all the time. I still think, ‘If I could have hit it a little more,'” he said on Oct. 31, 2014.In 2012, he said: “I think about the line drive http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/myles-garrett-jersey , yes. Can’t get away from it.”McCovey narrowly beat out Mets pitcher Tom Seaver for the 1969 MVP award. McCovey led the NL in home runs (45) and RBIs (126) for the second straight year, batting .320 while also posting NL bests with a .453 on-base percentage and .656 slugging percentage. He was walked 121 times, then drew a career-high 137 free passes the next season.He had been third in the ’68 voting for NL MVP, but after 1969 would never again finish higher than ninth.McCovey and Ted Williams before him were among the first players to really face infield shifts as opponents tried to affect his rhythm at the plate.On Wednesday night, former teammate Felipe Alou recalled inviting McCovey to play winter ball with him in 1958 for Escogido in Alou’s native Dominican Republic.McCovey got homesick, so a still-single Alou moved out of his parents’ home and into an apartment with his dear friend and teammate. They were roommates in the minors and majors, too. McCovey called Alou “Rojas,” his father’s last name. Alou called him “Willie Lee,” McCovey’s middle name.“We had a great relationship. Incredible friend and player and individual,” Alou said. “I have so many good memories.”McCovey was born on Jan. 10, 1938, in Mobile, Alabama. He had spent the last 18 years in a senior advisory role for the Giants.“

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