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  • 07 May
    导出博客文章ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues know one of the biggest things missing in their
    games so far this season has been the ugly goals, the rebounds and deflections
    that come from putting a lot of traffic in front of the net.They finally were
    able to score some of those goals in a 4-1 win over Buffalo on Tuesday, and they
    hope they can do it again on Thursday night when they host the San Jose
    Sharks.It will be the first contest between the two teams since the Sharks
    eliminated the Blues in six games in the Western Conference final in May.Thats
    always the goal, left winger Jaden Schwartz said of scoring ugly goals. I think
    we needed to be better with the puck everywhere, especially through the neutral
    zone and tighten up defensively a little bit and check for our chances a little
    more. I thought we did a good job, I thought we created a lot of turnovers on
    the forecheck that allowed us to get a lot of O-zone time.Neither right winger
    Alexander Steen nor right winger Vladimir Tarasenko participated in the Blues
    practice on Wednesday. Steen had to leave Tuesday nights game after a hard check
    into the boards, and Tarasenko also was banged up in the contest.Coach Ken
    Hitchcock called it a maintenance day for both players.Hopefully well have both
    of them in the lineup fresh and ready to go, Hitchcock said. (Tarasenko) needed
    a maintenance day. Both guys needed it. We decided to switch it up and have a
    full practice today and it wouldnt have done them any good so, well get them
    ready for tomorrow. Both guys.The Sharks suffered a 1-0 loss at Carolina on
    Tuesday night, with coach Peter DeBoer saying the team did not generate enough
    scoring chances.You have to put pucks in good places and then you have to win
    battles, and we didnt do enough of either, DeBoer said.DeBoer tried to shake up
    his forward lines in the third period and it is possible they could go with
    different combinations against the Blues.I dont think anyone up front was
    generating much, center Logan Couture told the San Jose Mercury-News. When thats
    the case, coach usually tries to get a spark somehow and he certainly has the
    right to do that.The Blues have made a lot of changes since they lost played the
    Sharks, with captain David Backes signing with Boston as a free agent, Troy
    Brouwer joining Calgary and Brian Elliott shuffled to the Flames, but the
    players who remain will be motivated for the game.Theyre still one of the teams
    we have to worry about in this conference, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said.
    They didnt lose many guys from last year and have a very solid forward group. Im
    sure theres going to be a little bit of a bad taste in our mouth from last year.
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    also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the
    right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the
    number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner.
    Tenis Air Jordan Baratos . They were
    putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. . The
    29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full
    backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last
    off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the
    club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings
    "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch"
    and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad.
    Zapatillas Jordan Retro Baratas . --
    The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that
    left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged.
    Jordan Retro Baratas .C. -- Todd
    Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George
    Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey
    League play Sunday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jose Abreu is reaching some significant
    milestones with others in reach, but they are not transitioning into a winning
    record for the Chicago White Sox.Abreu homered in an 8-3 loss to the Kansas City
    Royals on Monday, becoming the first player in White Sox history to hit at least
    25 home runs in his first three major league seasons.Abreu needs five home runs
    and four RBI to join Albert Pujols as the only players in major league history
    with 30 home runs and 100 RBI in their first three seasons. The homer total may
    be difficult to reach with only a dozen games left on the schedule.I think thats
    something I can accomplish, but, I mean, of course its tough because of the
    short amount of games that we have, but, of course, its in the picture, Abreu
    said through a translator. Im just glad that I have this opportunity, because
    after what I passed through the first half, the second half has been very
    good.Abreu has turned it up several notches, reaching base in 42 of his past 45
    games, hitting .370 with a .417 on-base percentage and a .641 slugging
    percentage. He has 14 home with 40 RBI in that span, which began August 2.The
    Royals went 14-5 against the White Sox this year.Its tough playing against them
    because we have to play perfect, Abreu said. They have all the ingredients to be
    a successful team, and I think that everybody has seen that. They won the World
    Series last year and they are a very tough team. I think that its desire. Their
    desire to win, their hunger to win games and to be good. And for me that is the
    main point for them.Yordano Ventura (11-11) gave up nine hits, struck out five
    and walked one, picking up his first complete-game victory.Ventura had allowed
    10 runs, 17 hits and six walks in 11 1/3 innings in losing his previous two
    starts. He threw only 16 pitches in a 10-batter span to end the fifth and into
    the seventh.Kendrys Morales homered off Carlos Rodon (7-10) in a four-run fifth.
    Morales homerred in back-to-back games, bringing his total to 29.dddddddddddd
    The last Royal to hit 30 home runs in a season was Jermaine Dye, with 33 in
    2000.Theyre a good ballclub, Rodon said. Guys that have been in the game for a
    while and just understand that, make me throw pitches and get deep in the count,
    and they did a really good job of that. They swing the bat well, but our guys
    swung the bat well, too. Some hard balls hit and some home runs, and thats
    baseball.Paulo Orlando and Alcides Escobar homered in the second for the Royals.
    Eric Hosmer drove in two runs with a pair of singles, giving him 97 RBI.Billy
    Burns had three hits, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored two
    runs.Carlos Sanchez also homered for the White Sox.It wasnt our day, Sanchez
    said. When a pitcher has his day its tough for us to hit.Todd Frazier added an
    RBI single and had two hits off Ventura.Hes throwing 97, 98 (mile per hour),
    Frazier said late in the game. Thats tough to pick up, tough to lay off, too, as
    well, because it looks like a strike and comes off. He had good command,
    basically.TRAINERS ROOMWhite Sox: INF Tyler Saladino (sore left calf) was out of
    the lineup for the third consecutive game. We could play him, but I think an
    extra day would be best for him, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ... DH
    Justin Morneau (neck discomfort) returned to the lineup after missing the
    previous six games and went 2 for 4 with a double and scored a run.UP NEXTWhite
    Sox: RHP James Shields, who is 0-5 with a 9.37 ERA in his past nine starts, will
    start Tuesday at Philadelphia. RHP Jake Thompson will start for the
    Phillies.Royals: RHP Edinson Volquez, who gave up nine runs on seven hits and
    four walks in 3 1/3 innings in a Thursday loss to Oakland, will start the series
    opener at Cleveland. The Indians will counter with RHP Josh Tomlin. ' ' '