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9/12/2018 7:16 am  #1

les and Gunter major problem

MINNEAPOLIS -- Josh Collmenter sympathized with the Minnesota Twins after stifling their batters. "Sometimes you can get them to take not desperation swings, but almost frustrated swings just because they want to hit something," the Arizona left-hander said after holding the Twins to two runs and five hits in the Diamondbacks 6-2 win Monday night. Collmenter and the last-place Diamondbacks certainly know that feeling well. For one night anyway, they were able to reverse the roles as Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Diamondbacks snapped their six-game losing streak. One of the teams few bright spots, Collmenter (11-8) has allowed two runs or fewer in his last six starts, matching the longest streak of his career. Hes 3-1 during that span and should get at least one more start before Arizonas otherwise dismal season ends. "Try to make it an even dozen I guess," Collmenter said. Trumbos two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco (5-12) capped a five-run fifth for the Diamondbacks, who are 7-11 in interleague play. Nearly all the hitters in Minnesotas lineup faced Collmenter for the first time in their careers, and it showed. The right-hander gave up five hits, struck out five and breezed through the first two innings before giving up an RBI single to Chris Herrmann in the third. Kurt Suzuki doubled off Collmenter in the seventh and scored on an RBI single by Josmil Pinto off reliever Oliver Perez. That was all the Twins could manage against Collmenter, and Minnesota reached 90 losses for the fourth straight year since winning the AL Central in 2010. Arizona batted around in the fifth against Nolasco, who hasnt won since July 1 and is 0-5 in eight starts since coming off the disabled list last month. Nolasco allowed five runs and nine hits while striking out five in 4 2-3 innings. He has six straight losses in his last nine starts. "Theres nothing I can do thats going to make me OK for the off-season," Nolasco said. "Its been a terrible year. Just trying to finish healthy." Didi Gregorius had an RBI double and scored on a wild pitch to give the Diamondbacks a 3-1 lead. Two batters later, with A.J. Pollock on base, Trumbo sent a slider from Nolasco 407 feet into the right-centre seats to make it 5-1. Trumbo is hitting .289 with three doubles, four homers and 16 RBIs in his last 11 games. "You get some results it helps you be more confident and hes swinging the bat pretty dangerously right now," manager Kirk Gibson said. BATTERS INTERFERENCE David Peralta was called out for batters interference in the fifth when home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom said he stood in front of Suzuki as Pollock slid into second. Pollock stole second on Trumbos subsequent at-bat -- not that it mattered anyway with Trumbos homer. "Suzuki took it right off the finger pretty good," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. TRAINERS ROOM Diamondbacks DH Aaron Hill dislocated the tip of his right pinky finger sliding into home in the eighth and is day-to-day. Hill was icing the finger after the game and said it felt good. "My right hand went right in the hole there, its kind of, why not, huh?" he said with a laugh. GREAT GREGORIUS Gregorius had three doubles after starting the day with six on the season. He went 3 for 4 with an RBI to raise his batting average to .220. Gregorius has reached base in seven of his last nine games. "It felt better because we got a W so as long as you can contribute and help the team one way or the other, that always helps," Gregorius said. UP NEXT Diamondbacks LHP Andrew Chafin (0-0) tries for his first win in his third-career start. Chafin has a 1.64 ERA in two starts. Hell face Twins RHP Kyle Gibson (12-11), who is 0-4 with a 7.59 ERA in four career interleague games. Jamie Langenbrunner Jersey . What they did need, the Devils got from Patrik Elias. Elias scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Pavel Zacha Jersey . Like a magic trick, the puck popped out behind Stalock in the San Jose net. While Sharks coach Todd McLellan decried the legality of the tiebreaking goal, the Los Angeles Kings celebrated their latest, greatest escape yet. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league hasnt announced the award. Crawford was the Clippers third-leading scorer and the NBAs top-scoring reserve with 18. Ken Daneyko Jersey . Betancourt was 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 16 saves for the Rockies last season before tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. He considered undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy to fix his arm, but announced in August his decision to have Tommy John surgery. Kyle Palmieri Jersey . -- Sami Salo joked that as the shootout went on and on, one thing went through his mind: "Youve got to tie up your skates.Paul Merson and Phil Thompson go head-to-head in the second round of their Euro 2016 Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side challenge as they look to land £1,000 for their charity of choice. Merse edged their opening clash by literally the narrowest of margins as he scored 252.5 points to Thommos 252, putting him 1-0 up in their best-of-seven battle.Fantasy Football Clubs Merse has nominated Children with Cancer while Thommo, who won the Fantasy Six-a-Side Premier League pundit competition, is looking to raise money for Nugent Care.Up next is the crucial clash between England and Wales, with Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane the Elite Players. Pick your VI Which Elite Player makes your line-up? Pick your team for the chance to win the £5k jackpot. Heres who the Soccer Saturday pundits are selecting...Merses teamWayne Rooney (Elite Player)Hes playing a bit deeper now so he will see a lot of the ball. Hell touch the ball near enough a 100 times. He was outstanding against Russia, and I can see him being as influential against Wales.Chris SmallingAlthough he may not score bundles, Smalling is always liable to get a goal from a set-piece. Wales are not the biggest team in the world, so set plays could be a fruitful area for England if they get Harry Kane off the free-kicks and corners. And Smalling could be the one to profit.Ashley WilliamsTherell be plenty for Williams to do at the back and hes usually a threat when he goes up for the set pieces. If Wales do score, it could well be the Swansea defender who gets it. When he goes up for the corners and the free-kicks, he really gives his all to get on the end of a cross and score. Hes not one to just go up because the manager has told him to, and thats why hes a good bet to score.Eric Dier Eric Dier scored a surprise free-kick against Russia He did everything that was asked of him playing in the holding role. He reads the game very well and with the ball, he gets it and gives it simple, which every team needs. Again, I see England having a lot of the football.Raheem SterlingThe Manchester City winger had the worst game I think Ive seen anyone ever have against Russia. He had an absolute shocker and did exceptionally well to stay on for 80 minutes. However, I think the Wales game will be perfect for him. Despite being so poor against Russia, hes got to play for me and havee a right go at Chris Gunter.dddddddddddd If England can get the ball out to Sterling early, I think he can cause Wales and Gunter major problems.Dele AlliThe pressure is on England in this game. Wales can sit back because a point will almost certainly see them through. However, I cant see anything but an England win. If they can get an early goal, it could be by three or four, and I expect Alli to have a major impact on the game. Thommos teamWayne Rooney Wayne Rooney: Backed by both pundits to deliver for Roy Hodgson If one player will relish a local derby, it will be captain Wayne Rooney. He silenced a lot of doubters with his midfield display against Russia and while he may not score as much from a deeper role, hes now guaranteed to rack up points from completing passes and creating chances, while I suspect hell be on penalties.Kyle WalkerEnglands lack of a natural right-winger means Walker is getting forward at every opportunity, seeing lots of the ball, and was one of the star performers on Saturday.Eric Dier Hes provides everything you could ask for when you look at the points breakdown, making tackles, interceptions, passes, winning headers and chipping in with goals.Chris Smalling Im backing England to win 2-0 in my Sky Bet tip, so Ive got to have a couple of Hodgsons defenders in there, while hes also a goal threat from set-pieces.Ashley Williams  Captain Ashley Williams vital to Wales chances, says Thommo If Wales are going to get anything from this game, then Williams will be as important as anybody and will have to win a lot of headers, tackles and interceptions. Hes the leader on the pitch and he will also look to get on the ball a lot.Joe Allen Hes a player I really rate and hope he gets a new contract from Liverpool. Even if Wales are on the losing side, hell be completing passes all afternoon and is key to them getting enough of the ball to Bale. Play Fantasy Six-a-Side Think you can pick a better side? Select your VI to win £5k here. Also See: QUIZ: Football teams in Welsh How do England stop Bale? Cheap Chargers Jerseys Cheap Browns Jerseys Cheap Texans Jerseys Cheap Ravens Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Titans Jerseys Cheap Chiefs Jerseys Cheap Bills Jerseys Cheap Colts Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Rams Jerseys Cheap Jaguars Jerseys Cheap Falcons Jerseys Cheap Bengals Jerseys ' ' ' 

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