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Can Indians be this year’s Orioles? Mark Reynolds sees similarities

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NEW YORK — The best team ever at winning one-run games was last year’s . The best this year is the .

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“I a Matic has agreed a new deal to stay at Manchester United.Matic, out of contract this summer, had been in talks with the club but it looked as if he would leave.But United boss Solskjaer confirmed Matic will remain at United saying: “He will stay see the similarities,” Reynolds said.

He’s one of the similarities. Reynolds played for the 2012 Orioles. He plays for the 2013 Indians.

Then again, he also played for the 2009 Diamondbacks, whose 20-27 one-run record was one of baseball’s worst.

The more significant similarities, noted by Reynolds: home run hitters, a few speed guys in the lineup, a deep bullpen and a rotation that at least gives you a chance. One more similarity: a veteran manager, who brought belief to the clubhouse.

“I think that’s one thing that may have been missing here before, that expectation of winning,” Reynolds said.

That may be, but the Indians had baseball’s second-best one-run record last year (24-12), behind only the Orioles, who were 29-9. And the Indians still collapsed in August, when their pitching was so bad that their 5-24 record included just two one-run losses.

They strongly believe this year will be different, although that belief could be tested by a schedule that had them open June with consecutive series against the Rays, Yankees, Tigers, Rangers and Nationals.

For now, the Indians are just a game behind the Tigers in the American League Central, and just two games out in the AL wild-card race. They’re also two games behind the pace the Orioles set last year, at a point in the season where we were still trying to decide if it was time to take the O’s seriously.

“Hopefully, we can ride it out here, the way we did last year,” Reynolds said.

Luck obviously plays some part in a team’s one-run record, which is why many expected the Orioles to fall off this season. Their one-run record has fallen off (11-5 at this point last year, 8-7 so far this year), but the O’s have the same overall record (32-25) they did through 57 games a year ago.

Tough stretch aheadDatesUpcoming opponentW-LWinning percentageJune 4-5Yankees32-25.561June 7-9Tigers30-25.545June 10-12Rangers35-21.625W-L and Winning % as of 6/3/13

The Indians are basically where they were a year ago, too. Not only that, but they got off to a great start in one-run games last year (12-2 through June 20).

It turned out then it didn’t mean anything. It turned out that the Orioles’ early success did mean something.

Can rtmund star Jadon Sancho, according to German media reps.Former Middlesbrough striker and Bundesliga pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft, who interviewed Sancho on the weekend, spoke to two top journalists about the 19-year-old’s future.He revealed: “I arrivethis year’s Indians become last year’s Orioles?

Aeager to return to Premier League management.Hughton was sacked by the Seagulls at the end of last season.“I do want to get back in at the highest level that I can,” he told the Mirror, “but I’m using my time out well and very much making the most least there’s one similarity. Both teams had Mark Reynolds.

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Leicester City midfielder Andy King is set to end

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starter surrendered a run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in seven innings of work in Saturday’s 2-1 loss in extras to the Braves. Gonzalez, who got a no-decision United defender Victor Lindelof was left frustrated after Sweden’s 1-1 draw with Norway last night.Lindelof felt the Swedes let themselves down for the Euros qualifier.”Everything was bad with us. We all have the conditions to make a good fight. We , has not won since May 5. He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against Minnesota. He is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in six stats at home.

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Leicester City winger Fousseni Diabate has joined

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starting pitcher followed up his worst start of the season with arguably his best Saturday, as he tossed seven shutout innings against the Mets. 

Fernandez allowed just three hits in seven innings of work, all of them singles. He worked efficiently, throwing 60 of 87 pitches for strikes, while walking just one batter. He struck out eight, one shy of his career-high. 

Fernandez also get plenty of run support to push his record back to .500 at 3-3 following the 8-1 win. He has now allowed three of fewer runs in eight of his first 11 starts, with a 3.34 ill replace his father Alberto as coach of the Roma Primavera youth team. The former timate Europa League opponents Gent on Thursday night.The first leg of the round 32 tie ended 1-0 at the Olimpicor FA Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.Adam Reach’s deflected strike midway through the second half sealed a 1-0 win for the Championship outfit and Potter admitted it had been a ‘flat’ display by his side, who struggled to create clear-cut opportuni.“It’s a very important game and we want to qualify for the next round, but we have to concentrate on what we have to do tomorrow,” saimidfielder announced his retirement after a career in the Giallorossi jersey and very brief spell at Boca Juniors.But he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I read about sERA.

Fernandez will try to follow up his strong start with another one against the Mets, this time scheduled for Friday in New York. 

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manager Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com Friday he has considered sending outfielder to the minors to work on his swing in a stress-free environment for about a week or two. Upton has missed his second straight game and the fifth of the last seven. He is hitting .116 in his last 14 games. Gonzalez wants to have Upton back in the lineup soon.”I’m a believer that to get ng a £450,000 a week deal.City want to keep him out of the clutches of Real Madridcampaign without two of their best attacking players.Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are currently preparing for the African Cup of Nations with their countries.Given both players kept going until the Champions League final on June 1, they have gotten v, says the Daily Express.The Spanish giants are keeping tabs on Sterling, who has been transformed into one of the best players in for a move to Spain, it has been revealed.Mbappe is expected to attract a record bid from Real Madrid next summer amid claims in Spain of personal terms having already been struck.And L’Equipe says Mbappe is already preparing for the move by taking the world by Pep Guardiola.It was onout of the funk, you have to play,” Gonzalez said. “There’s not a magic number or anything like that. The thing you feel good about is, the guy works hard. I think if you spend too much time not playing, when you put him in there, it might be even worse, because all of a sudden, he hasn’t seen live pitching.”

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catcher took 15 swings off a tee before Saturday’s game against the Rockies and told the Orange County Register he was with how his oblique injury responded. Ellis is not in the starting lineup Saturday but appears to be making progress and might not require a trip to the disabled list. Ellis took his last five swings with maximum effort and will likely try to take batting practice Sunday. 

More News 02/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/07/20veals that he was keen to sign for Potter after playing against his Swansea side last season when he was still at Bristol City.He told the Mirror: “I played against Swansea and his team last year, I was playing in a good footballing team but Swanse18 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/30/2018 outbid Celtic in the £1.5million race for young Hearts left-back l James.Sissoko clashed with James this week in China as Spurs lost to Manchester United.However, the France international insisted on RMC: “When we play football, there is always fighting with the opponents. “You try to be better than him and to havHickey.The Eagles are happy to buy the versatile 17-year-old, who can also play in central midfield, then loan him back to the Tynecastle club for the rest of the season.Celtic also fa • by RotoWire Staff

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Joe Gomez has withdrawn from England’s squad to t

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manger Jim Leyland told MLB.com Saturreaking his goal scoring drought was a significant moment.The Frenchman has struggled in front of goal for the Gunners this season.But he finally found the back of the net against Newcastle United in a conve debut in their 0-0 draw with Wolves.Wales coach Giggs believes Solskjaer needs to quickly discover Fernandes’ best role within the Old Trafford midfield, or risk creating yet more tactical problems in his stuttering United side. “We saw glimpses ovincing home win recently.And he could not hiday that ‘s status moving forward was neamie Redknapp believes Jordan Henderson is a Premier League title winning captain in waiting.The 28-year-old midfielder lifted his third trophy with the club on Saturday following an extra-time victory against Bazilian side Flamengo in the Club Worldver in question, despite Friday’s blow save against the Orioles.”He’s done a good job so far,” Leyland said. “He let one get away last night.”Valverde has two blown saves in his last seven opportunities. He has a 3.55 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP through his first 13 appearances.

“There’s nothing wrong with Valverde,” Leyland said. “I think he’s ready to take his times when you call on him.”

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manager Davey Johnson told Comcast SportsNet Washington that outfielder is still hobbling and is against the Braves. He has missed the last five games with a knee injury and could become a candidate for the 15-day disabled list. Harpe that Chelsea needs him to become their next manager.Derby boss Lampard is expected to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has advised his friend to take the job.”They should do it! I think he wilr hit .313 (5 for 16) in his last four games before being hurt.

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The are starter  on Tuesday to take Brandon McCarthy’s spot in the rotation , .com reports Saturday.

McCarthy hit the disabled list Saturday with shoulder problems. Randall DAC Milan goalkeepr Pepe Reina hopes to earn a late career return to the LaLiga.But he concedes it’s a long shot.”I think it’s hard for me to finish my career in Spain,” the former Barceloio Graziani is backing Bologna’s move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Bologna sports chief Marco di Vaio has held talks with the off contract LA Galaxy striker about a return to Italy.Bologna are battling Ibra’s former club AC Milan for the Swede and Grazianina keeper admitted.”If God wants it and everything goes well, maybe I can coach there.”I want to stay connected to football and I will live there, but as a player it’s hard to see.”elgado was called up to give the bullpen an extra arm, but the club is planning to use Skaggs as McCarthy’s replacement. Skaggs pitched six shutout innings with nine strikeouts Monday against Texas in his only start of 2013.

More News 07/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ourinho has heaped praise on Jorginho.While criticised by some pundits, Mourinho isn’t having it after seeing the midfielder help Chelsea defeat Watford yesterday.He told Bein Sport: “For me Jorginho is the best midfielder in Europe. “The world in 06/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/14/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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stans that he could leave for a top club such as Manchester United this summer.Emerging as one of the top right backs in the Premier League this term, the Englis Moggi believes Roma should keep pushing for Inter Milan winger Matteo Politano.A swap involving Leandro Spinazzola fell through last week over medical concerns. But Moggi says Politano would hand the Giallorosso a big boost.He told TMW Radio: “Therehman has been linked with a move away.But the youngster insists that he is happy at Palace arting pitcher will throw 50 to 60 pitches during live batting practice Thursday, as he continues to recover from right shoulder inflammation. He was shut down at the beginning of May the last time he faced live batters. 

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ach Antonio Conte.Named new Inter coach last week,

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pitcher threw 45 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in extended spring training Tuesday but was hit on the left shin by a line drive, .com reports.

Francis is recovering from a left groin strain, and has no timetablve that being gay would negatively impact a footballer’s career.Many point to the fact that not a single Premier League player has come out regarding their sexuality as proof of football’s backwards attitude towards homosexuality.However, Dyche beliee for return. He’s ple of play will not drastically change his role in the team.With Frank Lampard taking over from Maurizio Sarri, it is expected that Jorginho will have more freedom to venture forwardurgen Klopp has slammed RB Salzburg filming coach Jesse Marsch at Anfield during his half-time team talk against Liverpool.Klopp made no jokes when asked if he would ever allow camera to film him giving a team talk at half-time and said he would “lea and create chances for the team.But the Italian central midfielder osted a 6.00 ERA in 36 innings this year while striking out 31 batters.

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first baseman ended a 21-game homerless streak Wednesday with his fourth of the season in a 6-3 win over the Rocktheir performance in defeat at home to Crystal Palace.The Cl of an emotional return to Barcelona this summer could be hit by the coronavirus outbreak.It’s been suggested Koeman is in line to replace Quique Setien after the Euros.However, with talk of UEFA delaying the tournament 12 months due to coronavirus carets fell to goals in either half from Wilf Zaha and Jeff S plan to sell the England international at the end of this season and replace him with a LaLiga defensive addition.Villarreal stopper Pau Torres is City’s No1 target.And the Sky Blues plan to use the cash raised from Stones’ sale to buy the young cenchlulpp – and lost Charlie Taylor to a hamstring injury early in the contest.“Frustration is the right word because I wasn’t oies. It was Pena’s only hit in the game, though he did add a walk.

Pena is batting .232 on the season, with four home runs and 13 RBI in 168 at-bats.  

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outfielder was forced to leave Wednesday’s game with a strained right hamstring, and an MRI Thursday should determine whether he needs to , according to ESPN.com.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is worried this injury could prove costly for Kemp, who missed 51 games last season with left hamstring injuries.

“I guess I shouldn’t say it, but any time you hear the dreaded ‘hamstring’ word, usually it lasts a little bit,” Mattingly said. “But they said it was mild. Hopefully, Matt caught himself before he got it good. We’ll see.”

Kemp does not feel the injury is serious as last season’s, which cost him two DL trips. 

More News 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 12/18/2019 Sir Alex Ferguson.Ferguson will be given the VIP treatment by the Reds boss when he arrives at Anfield on Sunday, because of a friendship that was extended when Klopp supported the former United boss’s charity.“When I met him first it was, ‘Alex F • by RotoWire Staff 07/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/11/2019 • by RotoWire StaFormer Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is enjoying Manchester United’s struggles.United meet the Gunners on Monday night.“I’m really enjoying it,” Frimpong told Meta Ratings.“Manchester United are having a bit of trouble at the moment, but it’s good to see [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer and Frank Lampard are playing the young players, and giving them a chance.”ff sak Hansen-Aaroen.iTromso says striker Hansen-Aaroen has created a glowing reputation in Tromso’s academy and has played for Norway’s under 15s.The 14-year-old has previously spent time with Liverpool and Everton, but has chosen United after impressi 05/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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starting pitcher made his second rehab outing Wednesday for Class A Rome, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.

Beachy threw five innings in the game, striking out three, walking one and allowing no runs on three hits. He is expected to make at least one more rehab appearance ‘s clash with Chelsea.Their last-gasp win at Wolves was Spurs’ fifth victory in six League matches under Jose Mourinho and they can leapfrog the Blues into the Premier League top four this weekend, having reduced the gap from 12 points to three sincebefore the team considers aham.The defender sees the Anfield showdown as an opportunity rather than an assignment to be scared of.“You can see it two ways,” said Alderweireld after their 1-1 draw with Watford. “It’s a big opportunity for us on Tuesday. We must use that.“ctivating him from the disabled list. 

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outfielder is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels with his team playing an interleague game in an American League venue. Regular starting left fielder Carl Crawford is the team’s DH.

Van Slyke is 8 for 27 with three home runs this season.

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designated hitter hit his 12th hoGuardiola says there was no chance of easing off from their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.City were 5-0 up inside 18 minutes against Watford and looked on course to break Manchester United’s Premier League record 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995.Instead thme run of the season Sunday in the first inning against the Marlins. Dunn took Alex Sanabia deep for a two-run shot. 

Dunn fis again spoken of how close he came to joining Manchester United.The Villarreal hero was regarded as one of the world’s best holding midfielders at one stage and attracted interest from Sir Alex Ferguson as the legendary Scot was rebuilding his Unitenished the game 1 for 4 with two strikeouts and is batting .159 on the year. He’s gone just 10 for 44 (.227) over his last 12 games, but does have six homers and 15 RBI over that span with 18 strikeouts.  admits he didn’t want Vincent Kompany to shoot ahead of the Belgian’s winner against Leicester City on Monday night.The City captain’s long-range strike gave his side a 1-0 win, meaning they will retain their Premier League title if they beat Bright