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  • 31 May
    导出博客文章Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who called his final Los Angeles Dodgers game
    on Oct. 2 after 67 years in the booth, was at the White House on Tuesday to
    receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.Scully, who turns 89
    next week, was one of 21 individuals to earn the nations highest civilian honor,
    bestowed upon those who make significant cultural contributions to the United
    States or international contributions in the areas of culture or world
    peace.Scully, a 1982 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, arrived in
    Washington on Monday morning with his wife, Sandra, before sharing a moment with
    White House press secretary and Dodgers fan Josh Earnest, who last week called
    Scully to inform him of the award.Among those receiving the Medal of Freedom
    alongside Scully were NBA greats Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well
    as musician Bruce Springsteen. Some of the other honorees included Ellen
    DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, Lorne Michaels and Tom
    Hanks.President Obama spoke for nearly an hour while citing each individual, and
    introduced Scully by calling him one of baseballs signature sounds. The
    Commander in Chief jokingly said he considered having Scully announce each
    recipient instead of him.The ceremony concluded with Obama inviting each
    individual up to the podium so that he could place the actual Medal of Freedom
    around their necks while an official narrator offered further words of praise.
    Scully appeared emotional as he shook Obamas hand and bowed his head while
    returning to his seat.Scully joined the Dodgers in 1950, when the team was still
    based in Brooklyn. Known for his calm delivery and storytelling capabilities,
    Scullys famous pregame catchphrase was, Its time for Dodger baseball!-- Nick
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    donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the
    bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres,
    will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. PITTSBURGH -- The
    Pittsburgh Pirates are running out of time. It may already be too late.Ryan
    Vogelsong pitched four shaky innings in Pittsburghs 8-0 loss to Cincinnati on
    Sunday, closing a disappointing four-game set against the last-place Reds. The
    Pirates have dropped 11 of 13 overall to fall off the pace in the NL wild-card
    race.After Cincinnati got to Vogelsong (3-5) for five runs in the second on its
    way to a big lead, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle emptied his extensive bench,
    giving playing time to some younger and little-used players. But Hurdle insisted
    he isnt throwing in the towel.Not yet. Not for me, he said. My vision is to get
    us playing better. Thats my thought. Im not going to walk out of here with
    anything other than knowing I have a job to do. Negative emotions, I dont carry
    them at all. Frustration isnt going to help me do what I need to do to get those
    men motivated and continue to play. Discouragement, Im not going to go there. I
    dont go there. We needed to play better. We didnt. How do we play better? Thats
    where my focus is.After opening the series with a 4-1 win on Thursday night, the
    Pirates dropped the last three games. Left fielder Gregory Polanco was ejected
    by umpire Pat Hoberg for arguing balls and strikes in the third inning of the
    finale. It was Polancos first career ejection.Cincinnati left-hander Brandon
    Finnegan (9-10) struck out seven in five innings, but allowed five hits and
    walked five.The seven strikeouts played for him, Hurdle said. It got him out of
    the all messes. We werent able to convert in some situations that were there for
    us with a single, let alone a double, let alone a homer. That would have been
    great. Our execution in crunch time when we were trying to move or score or
    (get) a two-out hit has been challenging. ... We werent able to punch through
    and get that big hit off him.Jumbo Diaz followed Finnegan with two innings and
    Ross Ohlendorf and Wandy Peralta each got three outs, completing a
    seven-hitter.dddddddddddd. The Pirates (69-72) left 10 runners on base and went
    1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.The Pirates are always good, Finnegan
    said. They have a good-hitting team. The Reds and Pirates dont really get along
    very well. But its nice beating any team, especially winning a series.Cincinnati
    grabbed control in the second, taking advantage of an error by center fielder
    Andrew McCutchen and some wildness by Vogelsong. Holt had the big blow, a
    two-run triple that gave the Reds a 4-0 lead. Eugenio Suarez followed with an
    RBI single.Vogelsong was charged with six runs and seven hits.Cincinnati (60-82)
    finished with 13 hits. Joey Votto, one of the hottest hitters in the majors, was
    the only starting position player to fail to record a hit for the Reds.TRAINING
    ROOMReds: Alfredo Simon will miss the rest of the year with a right shoulder
    injury that will require surgery. Simon went 2-7 with a 9.37 ERA this season.
    ... INF Jose Peraza was given the day off after being hit by a pitch in his hand
    Saturday.Pirates: 2B Josh Harrisons right groin injury is more than day to day
    and could potentially be season ending, according to general manager Neal
    Huntington.UP NEXTReds: Keyvius Sampson (0-1, 3.90 ERA) will move to the
    rotation in order for the Reds to skip the start of Anthony DeSclafani. Sampson
    will be making his second start in 2015 after starting 12 games in 2016.Pirates:
    Gerrit Cole (7-9, 3.55 ERA) is expected to return from the disabled list to
    start Monday at Philadelphia. Cole has been inactive since Aug. 24 with right
    elbow inflammation. He has made just 20 starts after pitching 32 games in 2015.
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