TORONTO -- Mark Buehrle inched a little closer to his 13th consecutive season with 200 innings pitched on Sunday, but for the se

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TORONTO -- Mark Buehrle inched a little closer to his 13th consecutive season with 200 innings pitched on Sunday, but for the second start in a row, the left-hander struggled. Marcelo Jersey . The Baltimore Orioles earned a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre as Buehrle lasted five innings, bringing his total to 194 1-3 for the season. "Obviously with five innings I wasnt very pleased with myself," he said. "I got out of some big jams and kind of gave us a chance there for a bit." After going through a stretch of nine starts in which he was 6-0, Buehrle (11-9) has lost his past two starts. Buehrle allowed six hits, three walks and three runs (two earned), an improvement from his last start in which he gave up 12 hits and eight runs in against the Los Angeles Angels. A two-run double by Danny Valencia in the third and a bases-loaded walk to Chris Davis in the fourth were the keys to his loss. "It was a battle for him today," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "But he has that knack of hanging around and surviving and keeping you in the game. Its been a long year for him. He kept the game in check without his best stuff." Adam Lind homered for the Blue Jays as they picked up their fifth loss of their last six games. The Orioles (79-70), who entered Sunday 3 1-2 games removed from an American League wild card spot won two of three from the Blue Jays (68-81) to take the three-game series. Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (10-7) was removed from the game after 5 1-3 innings after a visit by manager Buck Showalter and a trainer. He had just struck out Lind to open the sixth and the club reported that it he suffered a right groin strain. Gonzalez held the Blue Jays to one run on six hits to pick up the win and give him a career high. "I think well have a better idea tomorrow or the next day," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of the extent of the injury to Gonzalez. "He said he felt it two pitches before." Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 45th save, despite giving up a leadoff single to Anthony Gose. Buehrle could not pinpoint the reason for his recent struggles. "Im not the top workout guy but I get back there and do enough stuff to try to finish strong and go deep into games late in the season," he said. "I dont know if its getting a little worn out. The last couple of outings havent been too good. "My pitch count was getting high and its not allowing me to go deep into games. I just need to make better pitches and get early contact." Lind led off the bottom of the second with his 21st homer of the season to open the scoring. Valencia doubled in two runs with two out in the third to put the Orioles into a 2-1 lead. The double scored Nick Markakis, who led off the inning with a single and Adam Jones, who walked with two out. "Any time you get a hit with runners in scoring position its huge, especially with two outs," Valencia said. "My at-bat before that, I left two on in the same situation, so it was nice to come through and get those runs." The Orioles added a run in the fourth to go ahead 3-1 when Chris Davis walked with the bases loaded. He forced in Michael Morse who reached first on an error when shortstop Jose Reyes dropped his line drive. Morse took third on a double by Brian Roberts. After Davis walked, Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins ended the inning on a diving play on a ground ball by Jones. "There were a couple of close calls (on balls and strikes ), balls were finding the holes," Buehrle said. "When youre going good those things find your position guys, youre getting strikes called or getting close pitches. Its going your way. "Ive got to do a better job of not walking a guy with the bases loaded. At the same time you know what Chris Davis can do and you dont want to give in to him, a walk is better than a home run. Overall it wasnt the best today but it was alright." The Blue Jays threatened to cut into the lead in the seventh. Edwin Encarnacion hit a ground-rule double against Francisco Rodriguez and Brett Lawrie, who had singled with two out had to stop at third. After Lind was intentionally walked, Tommy Hunter replaced Rodriguez and struck out Moises Sierra to end the threat. "They got out of some jams," Gibbons said. "Theyre a good ball club, theyre right in the thick of it. They dont throw a bunch of pitchers at you that can overpower you but they can all pitch. "They all have the ability to make a key pitch at the right time ... we got our hits but just couldnt get that big one." Notes: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 22,331. ... After hitting a home run in each of his first two games back from the disabled list, Blue Jays CF Colby Rasmus was given the day off because of what the club termed "overall soreness". ... Orioles SS J.J. Hardy was 0-for-4 to end a seven-game hit streak. ... The Blue Jays have Monday off before facing the New York Yankees in a three-game series at Rogers Centre on Tuesday. RHP R.A. Dickey (12-12, 4.38 earned-run average) will start the opener for the Blue Jays with LHP Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.04 ERA) starting for the Yankees. Achraf Hakimi Jersey . Hes had three top-10 results this season and feels ready to put it all together and finally hoist a trophy at the top level. Theo Hernandez Jersey . - Vince Carter, heading into his 17th NBA season, doesnt consider age a big issue anymore. http://www.realmadridfcprohop.us/Sergio-Ramos-Real-Madrid-Jersey/ . The 26-year-old Sobotka injured his left leg playing for the St. Louis Blues in a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. The Blues said he would not recover from the injury in time for the Olympic tournament.Kevin Martin, a Canadian curling star whose career highlights include an Olympic gold medal and a world championship, will soon throw his last rock. The Edmonton skip announced his retirement Friday at the Grand Slam of Curlings Players Championship in Summerside, P.E.I. Martin plans to finish the event before becoming a spokesman for the series. The decision to retire came after the Canadian Olympic curling trials in December when Martins rink failed to book a ticket to the Sochi Games. Martin had make an official announcement when the season was over, but that changed when news surfaced last month that second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert were joining national champion Kevin Koes rink. But retirement has been on the 47-year-olds mind since winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. "I guess when it comes to sports you kind of know when its time," said Martin. "I thought about retiring after Vancouver and we ended up deciding to play and try to get to Sochi and trained extremely hard in the last year and came close. But (Brad) Jacobs ended up winning, which is great, but that was it. "Im not trying for another four-year term. Right after the trials, thats when I told the team and I phoned my sponsors. Everyone knew, I just didnt want to announce anything at the time. Thats not really proper." The affable Martin, nicknamed "The Bear," has been a powerhouse in Canadian curling since making his junior debut in 1984. He won a Canadian junior curling championship with Alberta in 1985 and never looked back. He leaves the sport with a glittering resume that includes a world championship in 2008, a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and four gold medals at the Brier. He also holds the record for Grand Slam titles with 17, including seven Players Championships. Martins departure from the sport wont coincide with a drop in results. He said it was important to end his career at a high point. "Absolutely. Its really important to me that I wasnt one of those guys that, you know, youre sliding down the hill there. I just dont want to be that guy," he said. "You know thhe trials, I felt so good after the trials. Jesus Vallejo Jersey. . Its about the best Ive ever played I think. About a 93 per cent average for the week. "So I was really good. So I was happy, not happy to not win, but that it was a good strong effort because Im certainly not waiting around four more years for sure." Martin conceded his career highlight was his perfect run to gold in Vancouver. But a 20-year-old memory also stood out for Martin, who recalled rallying to beat Ed Werenich in the 1994 Players Championship. He remembers the losses, too. Losing out in the 2002 Olympic final stung, but Martin considers the bronze-medal match against the United States at the 1992 Albertville Games as his biggest defeat. "I dont really think we should have lost that game," he said. "And now of course, all these years later, which is many years, and I think to myself, geez, win that game and I would have had won one of each -- a gold, a silver and a bronze. Theres not many people who have that." Martin, who began playing at age seven, also has the benefit of being able to reflect on a sport that has evolved significantly during his career. Television time and corporate sponsorship have increased, ice conditions have improved, the international game is far more competitive and the players, according to Martin, look more like athletes. "The conditions have changed dramatically, and therefore the training and the precision of the athlete is completely changed as well. Its just not the same," he said. "Its so much better now because the precisions there. The athletes are in phenomenal shape." The demands of the ice are almost over for Martin. Hes looking forward to the broadcast booth, representing the sport and taking a break from practising two or three hours every day. Getting to spend more time with his three children will also be a welcome change. "It was pretty interesting for them today, because with the announcement coming tonight they dont usually phone and talk to me during curling events of course. It was a pretty big day for the Martin family, for sure." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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