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  • 14 Jun
    导出博客文章TORONTO -- MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.The humble workhorse in a wipeout
    bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected American League Championship Series MVP
    after his latest splendid performance in relief helped the Cleveland Indians win
    their first pennant since 1997.Miller tossed 2? scoreless innings in a 3-0
    victory Wednesday over Toronto, capping a five-game series in which the lanky
    left-hander overpowered the dangerous?Blue Jays.He struck out 14 of the 26
    Toronto batters he faced over four games -- an ALCS record for a reliever.
    Miller gave up three hits in 7? shutout innings and earned a four-out save in
    Game 3.At this point of the year, you just find a way. Thats all that matters.
    Its about winning, Miller said. I would have given up 100 runs if we won
    101-100. Thats all that matters is were going to the World Series, and thats a
    special experience and I cant wait.After capturing their sixth pennant, thanks
    in large part to Miller, the Indians are four wins from their first championship
    since 1948.Miller became just the fourth reliever ever to win the award, joining
    Dennis Eckersley (1988), Mariano Rivera (2003) and Koji Uehara (2013).Miller was
    acquired from the New York Yankees for a package of prospects in a July 31
    trade, and Cleveland had an interesting idea of how to use him. Rather than
    restricting him to a closer role or using him only in the eighth inning, the
    Indians have been flexible with Miller -- especially in the postseason.Its so
    fun to be a part of this team, Miller said. I really enjoyed my time with the
    Yankees. Its tough when you leave a comfort zone and a place that you like and
    people that you like. But I knew I was coming to a team that had won a lot and
    had expectations to win more.Now, whenever the Indians have a lead in the middle
    innings, the 6-foot-7 lefty begins looming large in the bullpen -- and Miller
    time is near.With that nasty slider and a sizzling fastball he spots to both
    sides of the plate, he struck out 21 of 41 batters during the AL playoffs. He
    has allowed a mere six hits over 20 scoreless innings in his postseason
    career.Drafted sixth overall by Detroit?out of North Carolina in 2006, Miller
    was part of the blockbuster deal that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to
    the Tigers after the 2007 season. Miller made 66 starts in the majors but never
    fulfilled his promise until switching to the bullpen. His first full season as a
    reliever -- with Boston?in 2012 -- provided a hint of what was possible.Miller
    posted a 3.35 ERA in 53 appearances that year, and the following season he
    dominated hitters with 48 strikeouts in 30? innings.After stops with
    Baltimore?and the Yankees, Miller ended up in Cleveland, and the Indians had an
    unorthodox plan for his usage.When they were upstairs in their meetings about
    the trade talks and they were talking about Andrew, they were actually talking
    -- and I was in there listening and doing some talking -- just about how he
    would fit into a bullpen and how you could leverage him, just like we are now,
    manager Terry Francona said recently. So the thought was alive before we got
    him. We envisioned using him like we are.There are plenty of other important
    contributors in the Cleveland bullpen, particularly closer Cody Allen, who had
    32 saves during the regular season and hasnt allowed a run in the postseason.In
    fact, Indians relievers racked up 22 innings in the ALCS -- the same amount as
    their starters.But its Miller who strikes the most fear in opposing hitters
    after he whiffed a whopping 14.9 per nine innings this season while going 10-1
    with a 1.45 ERA and 12 saves.In the playoff opener against Boston, Miller
    entered in the fifth inning and pitched into the seventh. That set the tone for
    an October in which Miller could be available pretty much any time the Indians
    need him.Miller has tossed 11? shutout innings in six postseason appearances.
    Its a workload that might not be sustainable in the regular season, but with off
    days built into the playoff schedule, this approach has served the Indians
    well.All that matters are outs. All that matters are wins. It honestly does not
    matter how we get there, Miller said. And I think top to bottom, this team
    believes in that.The Associated Press contributed to this report.?
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    . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and
    they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six
    game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars.
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    . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and
    productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year
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    game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy
    and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for
    Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes.
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    . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours
    FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still
    taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when
    I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days
    went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. NEW YORK -- Former big
    league outfielder Nate Schierholtz was suspended for 80 games Friday following a
    positive test for a performance-enhancing substance under baseballs minor league
    drug program.The 32-year-old, currently a free agent, tested positive for
    Ibutamoren, a growth hormone secretagogue, the commissioners office said Friday.
    Studies have shown the substance can increase muscle mass.Schierholtz was
    selected by San Francisco in the second round of the 2003 amateur draft and
    helped the Giants win World Series titles in 2010 and 12. He started this
    seasonn with Detroits Triple-A team in Toledo and hit .dddddddddddd246 with
    three homers and 13 RBIs in 31 games. He was released May 23.He batted .253 with
    52 homers and 228 RBIs for San Francisco (2007-12), Philadelphia (2012), the
    Chicago Cubs (2013-14) and Washington (2014). He had 21 homers and 68 RBIs for
    the Cubs in 2012.There have been 64 suspensions this year under the minor league
    drug program and 13 under the major league program. ' ' '