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TORONTO -- Right-hander Nathan Karns needed just one swing of the bat for his first major league win. [url=http://www.authentick

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TORONTO -- Right-hander Nathan Karns needed just one swing of the bat for his first major league win. Alex Gordon Jersey . Tampa Bay catcher Ryan Hanigan provided it with a solo homer to lead off the third inning. Karns did the rest, riding out a rocky opening to hold the Blue Jays to two hits over seven innings as the Rays blanked Toronto 1-0 Friday night. The end result was the first major league win for Karns (1-0), summoned earlier in the day from triple-A Durham. The 26-year-old Karns, who made his three previous big league appearances last year with Washington, struck out eight while walking two. "I thought he was pretty damn good," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "The chance to get him was in the first when he had trouble with the (strike) zone. He didnt throw a lot of strikes ... Then after that things clicked for him. I thought Hanigan did a great job with him behind the plate." Karns walked two and hit a batsman in the first. But he was rescued by a double play in an inning that saw him throw 25 pitches with only 10 strikes. The Jays wasted a fine performance by left-hander J.A. Happ (9-10), who struck out seven and walked one while giving up just two hits in seven innings. "He (Karns) was great tonight. Happ was great," said Gibbons. "The difference was that solo home run. If you love good pitching, you saw it." Said Rays manager Joe Maddon: "He (Karns) got to the point where he had to throw a strike, he could ... He did a nice job. That really exceeded expectations." Jake McGee pitched the eighth for the Rays (71-77) before Australian Grant Balfour came on in the ninth for his 12th save. Toronto (76-70) came into the game having won four straight and nine of its last 11. Jays pitchers had posted an earned-run average of 2.36 during those 11 games, nosing the team back up the wild-card standings. Jays bats were hot in a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs at the start of the week that saw the National League visitors outscored 28-3. But they were quiet against Tampa as both teams managed just two hits on the night. The Rays had lost two straight and three of their last six. Tampa blew leads of 4-0, 4-0 and 3-0 in those losses. The Jays let Karns off the hook in the first inning before 19,909 under the roof at the Rogers Centre, failing to take advantage of men on first and second with no outs. Karns settled down and did not give up a hit until the fourth inning -- a Danny Valencia double. Adam Lind, with a single in the sixth, was the only other Jay to get a hit off the right-hander. "The nerves were a little overwhelming at first but then they wore off and everything settled in," said Karns. Happ came into the game with a 1-3 record in his last eight starts. But he threw strikes for 10 of his first 11 pitches and struck out the side while walking one in the first. Happ retired six of the first seven batters he faced before yielding the solo homer to Hanigan to left field to lead off the third. It was the fifth of the season for the Rays catcher and the first since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 26. "You guys are probably going to say thats a mistake. I dont really consider (that)," said Happ. "If being aggressive, throwing at the glove and trying to get ahead is a mistake, then it was a mistake. I think he just kind of guessed right and ambushed it and got enough of it." Happ retired 14 of the next 15 next batters he faced until a Jose Reyes error put a man on base. "You expect to win most of those games," said Happ, who said he took no positives from the evening. It marked the seventh time this season he has thrown six-plus innings while limiting the opposition to one earned run or less. Happ has gone six-plus innings in seven of his last eight outings, during which time he has received just 16 total runs in support. The team has lost seven of those games. Aaron Sanchez came on for the Jays in the final two innings. Kelvin Herrera Royals Jersey . -- EJ Manuel followed the worst game of his career with the best. Eric Hosmer Royals Jersey . Ricciardo made it only halfway around the Jerez track before his RB10 rolled to a stop and began spouting smoke from the back. After team mechanics tended to the car, Ricciardo went back out for a mere two trips around the circuit before calling it quits. http://www.authentickcroyalsprostore.us/Bo-Jackson-royals-jersey/ . Roma has a game in hand but now second place is even at risk for the capital side as Napoli moved to within three points with the win. "The result is not always fair," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. "If we play like this until the end we will win many matches.DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi says hes looking forward to the teams annual fishing tournament this weekend, when he hopes to end a slump. "Its a lot of fun," Misi said. "But I seem to get on a boat that doesnt catch too many fish. Hopefully this year that will change." With the season three months away, the Dolphins are casting about for ways to improve their defence, which is why Misi found himself at middle linebacker during Mondays off-season practice. He spent his first four NFL seasons mostly at strong-side linebacker, but the Miami coaching staff believes Misi might be better suited to clogging up the middle for a team that ranked 24th in rushing defence and 21st in yards allowed in 2013. The switch is an experiment instigated when the Dolphins began off-season workouts. Misi swapped spots with Dannell Ellerbe, who moved from the middle to the outside in Miamis 4-3 scheme. Philip Wheeler remains at weak-side linebacker, where second-year pro Jelani Jenkins could challenge him for playing time. Linebacker was considered a weakness last year for the Dolphins, but they didnt address the area with a major acquisition in free agency or the draft, and now coach Joe Philbin is looking at the position switch as a possible remedy. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound Misi was considered the best of the three starting linebackers last season. He won praise for his sound fundamentals, sure tackling and run-stopping skills. "One of the things Ive liked about him is when we do a year-end video cutup and show examples of how to take on a block, tackle properly and pursue to the ball, he shows up on a lot of those cuts," Philbin said. "He plays the right way. And he has great leadership qualities. So we want to take a look at him in the interior. Well see how he adjusts to that position and relaates to the other players and the defence in general. Joakim Soria Jersey. So far he has done a nice job." Defensive co-ordinator Kevin Coyle said the switch is a work in progress, but he likes the idea of Misi in the middle. "He has such a physical presence," Coyle said. "When Koa hits you, you stay hit for a while. I cant tell you how many times weve used Koa as the example of, This is how you compete each and every snap on defence." Misi has been used at both outside linebacker spots and played a little defensive end early in his career, so hes accustomed to position changes. "Since I got here Ive been switching positions," he said. "Im always open to try something new. If it works, it works. If not, well go back to the way things were." Ellerbe said his attitude is the same. He played four seasons at outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens before replacing an injured Ray Lewis in the middle during their Super Bowl championship season in 2012. He moved back to the middle when he joined the Dolphins last year. "Whatever will help the team, Im down for," Ellerbe said. "It doesnt matter where we play." In the middle, Misi said, he must adjust to the heavier traffic and change the way he reads keys. In addition, playing in the middle -- the mike position -- requires that the laid-back Misi assume more of a leadership role. "Mike is the leader of the defence," he said. "It forces you to be more vocal. Youve got to make all the calls, and you have to know pretty much the whole defence to get in the right spot to make a play." The experiment will likely continue the rest of this week at least, with two more practices scheduled. "I cant commit today to say that its a done deal," Coyle said, "but certainly I like what were seeing." Wholesale NFL T-shirts China NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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