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Yordano Ventura tries to pitch the Kansas City Royals to a commanding two games to none lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anah Antworten

Yordano Ventura tries to pitch the Kansas City Royals to a commanding two games to none lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. Kyle Palmieri Jersey . Ventura was almost the goat of Kansas Citys wild card win over Oakland, as he came out of the bullpen and promptly served up a go-ahead three-run homer to the As Brandon Moss. The Royals, though, took him and manager Ned Yost off the hook in that one with a thrilling 12-inning win. Weve got a lot of confidence in (Venturas) ability, Yost said. When you throw a 100-mph fastball and 95-mph two-seamer and 94-mph cutter and a nice curveball and nice changeup -- I think everybody has confidence in him. The 23-year-old flame-thrower, though, won five of his final six decisions in the regular season and ended his rookie campaign 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA. Ventura faced the Angels once this season -- a rain-shortened start in June in which he allowed two runs in four innings and took the loss. Everybody knows they do have a very potent lineup and a lot of guys out there that can hurt you, Ventura said. But I think my main concern is to know that I go out there and make some pitches. Making some pitches means Ive got to put it in good spots against very dangerous people. Kansas City continued to ride a wave of momentum on Thursday, as Mike Moustakas first home run in over a month propelled the Royals to a 3-2, 11- inning win in Game 1. Angels pitchers retired 16 straight hitters at one point, but the hosts wasted a bevy of scoring chances throughout, going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and leaving eight on base. Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick and Josh Hamilton combined to go 0-for-18 in the setback. We had some guys in scoring position, we just couldnt get that one hit, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. I think we swung the bats a little bit better than what the numbers are going to show. We hit some balls hard and they made some terrific defensive plays. Their only runs came on solo shots from Chris Iannetta and David Freese in the third and fifth innings, respectively. The light-hitting Royals countered with a long ball of their own, as Moustakas got just enough of a Fernando Salas (0-1) offering to barely send it over the right-field wall for the first extra-inning home run in Royals history. Kansas City, of course, hit the fewest amount of home runs (95) of any team in the league this season. Greg Holland (1-0) set down the side in order in the bottom half to cap Kansas Citys second dramatic win in three days. Now the Angels will turn to rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who has not pitched since Sept. 15 due to rib cage and chest injuries. Shoemaker won his final seven decisions and was 9-1 over his final 11 games with a 1.49 ERA. In all, Shoemaker made 20 starts, going 14-3 with a 2.89 ERA in those games. He also won twice in relief, and his 16 total victories set an Angels rookie record. Matt Shoemaker saved our season, Scioscia said. Hes got to be the story of the year for our team, and it might be the biggest surprise in the league. Matts been a guy who has always had to prove himself. Even this year he had to prove himself. But he got the opportunity and hes made the most of it. The news wasnt all good for the Royals on Thursday, as reliever Kelvin Herrera exited with a strained right forearm after walking the only batter he faced in the seventh inning. He will have an MRI on Friday. Los Angeles split six games with the Royals during the season with each team taking two of three in their ballpark. This is the first postseason meeting between the Angels and Royals, former division rivals in the American League West from 1969-93. Cheap NHL Jerseys . Canada was placed in one of the easiest groups during Saturdays live televised draw in Montreal. Andy Greene Jersey . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. . -- The Oakland Raiders expect to have starting right tackle Tony Pashos back for Sundays game against the Houston Texans.MANCHESTER, England -- FIFAs medical chief wants to allow referees to stop matches for three minutes to asses head injuries when a concussion is suspected. Football leaders have been under pressure to better protect players after there were five concussion cases at the World Cup in Brazil, including several where the player tried to stay on the field. A lawsuit is also being brought in the U.S. chiding FIFAs guidelines for players who receive serious head injuries. FIFA medical committee chairman Michel DHooghe will seek the approval of the UEFA and FIFA executive committees later this month for "strict rules" that go beyond the existing medical guidance. "The trigger is that nowadays the player has a concussion, the team doctor arrives there and he has to take a decision in 20 seconds -- this is materially impossible in some situations," DHooghe said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We want to give (the doctor) the chance to do a serious examination. "We want to give him a new authority because what we have seen at the World Cup for instance, the moment a team doctor asks for a replacement, suddenly the player jumps up and says, No, no, and of course the coach says, Go on." In a high-profile incident in the Premier League last season that inspired the proposed rule, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was allowed to return to the pitch by coach Andre Villas-Boas during a match against Everton after appearing to lose consciousness when he was struck on the head by an opponents knee. DHooghe said doctors rather than coaches should decide whether the player can remain on the pitch. "This changes a little bit the function of the team doctor in this specific situation," DHooghe said. "We think that three minutes is a correct time for a good evaluation of head injury concussion to see if a player can continue to play. Its not always easy. There is no one method in 10 seconds to say if you can go on or not. "In situations wheen the player is falling down or is dizzy can he go on or not? What is the risk if he continues because concussions can be really serious medical problems? That is why we said three minutes seems to be reasonable. Drew Stafford Jersey. ." As well as basic questions being put to players, including asking the score, there will be a short neurological examination "If he stands up and falls down then you know," DHooghe said on the sidelines of the SoccerEx conference in Manchester. "What is his balance if he walks? What is the examination of his eye?" Regulations for the management of concussion have already been tightened up by the English Football Association, with players now forced off the field of play and not allowed to return if there has been a confirmed or suspected period of loss of consciousness. If the DHooghe rules are approved by the UEFA executive committee on Sept. 18 they can only be enforced in Champions League, Europa League and European Championship matches. If FIFAs ruling committee approves them the following week, they will only apply in games organized by the world body. DHooghe has found that a concussion case occurs on average once in every 20 games. "It is not frequent but that does not mean it is not a serious problem," he said. "For the general world (the World Cup) was a wakeup call because suddenly we had five concussions direct on television, repeated on television. So everyone thought it must happen very, very frequently." The U.S. lawsuit filed by players and their parents doesnt demand monetary damages, but asks governing bodies to alter safety rules including limiting headers for players 17 years old and younger. DHooghe said the new rules were not a response to the legal case. "The law situation in America concerns young players," he said. "Also we have done a lot of studies and if the judge in the court asks for more scientific documentation he can easily receive it from FIFA." Wholesale Spain Jerseys Cheap Juventus Jersey Cheap Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Wholesale AC Milan Jerseys Cheap Arsenal Jerseys Cheap A.S. 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