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  • 29 May 2019
    导出博客文章TORONTO -- Aaron Sanchez pitched eight innings to win his eighth straight
    decision, Josh Donaldson and Darwin Barney each hit two-run singles in a
    four-run seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals
    6-2 on Monday night.Troy Tulowitzki had two hits, his third multi-hit game in
    the past four, as the Blue Jays won a rematch of last years ALCS, which Kansas
    City won in six games.Sanchez (9-1) has not lost since April 22, against
    Oakland. He allowed one run and three hits and matched the longest start of his
    career.Sanchez retired the first seven batters he faced and held the Royals
    hitless until Cheslor Cuthberts two-out single to center in the fifth. The next
    hitter, Alcides Escobar, grounded out.Michael Saunders gave the Blue Jays a 1-0
    lead with an RBI groundout off Edinson Volquez in the first.Toronto nearly
    doubled its lead in the fourth but Alex Gordon threw out Edwin Encarnacion
    trying to score from second on Kevin Pillars two-out single to left.Kansas City
    tied it when Kendrys Morales homered off Sanchez to begin the seventh, his
    15th.Volquez (7-8) left after the first three batters reached to load the bases
    in the bottom half. Luke Hochevar came on and walked Devon Travis to bring in
    the go ahead run. Barney followed with a two-run single.After Ezequiel Carrera
    advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt, Donaldson lined a two-run single to
    right, making it 6-1.Eric Hosmer hit a two-out homer off Brett Cecil in the
    ninth, his 13th.Volquez allowed four runs and four hits in six-plus innings. He
    is winless in three starts, allowing 15 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings.TRAINERS
    ROOMRoyals: RHP Yordano Ventura has a Grade 1 sprain of his right ankle but
    hopes to make his next start, Friday against Seattle, manager Ned Yost said.
    Ventura left Sundays start after he was injured running the bases.Blue Jays: RHP
    Marco Estrada received multiple cortisone injections in his sore lower back and
    expects to make his next start, Thursday against Detroit.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP
    Chris Young (2-7, 6.24) is 0-5 with a 8.53 ERA in six road starts. Young is
    winless on the road since a victory at Chicago on July 17, 2015.Blue Jays: RHP
    R.A. Dickey (5-9, 4.21) is 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA in eight home starts. The
    knuckleballer has lost three of his past four decisions.
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    victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
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    Lightning beat the St.
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    . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans
    to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent
    kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Down Under is on
    top in Olympic mens basketball.Now Australia is looking forward to its shot at
    the U.S. for the chance to stay there.Were going out there to win a game,
    forward Joe Ingles said. I think weve got a team that is focused on that and we
    believe we can do some special things in this tournament.Australia became the
    first team to start 2-0 here by pulling away to beat Serbia 95-80 on Monday.
    Patty Mills scored 26 points and Matthew Dellavedova had 23 points and 13
    assists for the Australians, who have opened the Olympics by beating France and
    Serbia, two of the top-six teams in the world.The Aussies play the top-ranked
    Americans on Wednesday.We havent done anything we didnt expect to do. These are
    the goals we set, center Andrew Bogut said.Were not happy being 2-0. We want to
    continue on and go to the medal rounds.The Australians have a team built to do
    it. They have big bodies inside with Bogut and Aron Baynes, plenty of playmaking
    with Mills and Dellavedova, and something more that cant be measured on a stat
    sheet.I think the belief within our group is something that I dont know if weve
    ever had before, Mills said.The U.S. blew Australia out in the quarterfinals of
    the last two Olympics, part of a disappointing recent history for a team that
    finished fourth in consecutive Olympics in 1996 and 2000. Thee Australians have
    never won an Olympic medal in mens basketball, part of the reason they werent
    looked at as a top contender here.ddddddddddddWe havent done (anything) the last
    20 or 30 years of basketball and we still havent done anything, so we got a lot
    to do, Bogut said. But the guys who write stories about that, predictions and
    all that, God bless them because its a tough job at times. But were really not
    buying in to that too much.Australia felt it had the potential for its best team
    ever this year, even with No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons opting not to play and
    Dante Exum, Ingles teammate with the Utah Jazz, unable to make it back from a
    torn knee ligament.The Aussies still have an experienced team, with Mills,
    Bogut, Dellavedova and Baynes all winning NBA championships.So they obviously
    know how to play at this level, Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said.Now the
    Aussies want more.We set a goal to win a gold medal and thats what were here to
    do, Ingles said. We obviously know how hard that is, its obviously not an easy
    task. Weve been preparing for this for a long time, but we believe we have a
    team that can do something special.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: ' ' '