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CLEVELAND -- Mike Aviles has built a reputation as a solid player off the bench. Hes not doing a bad job being in the lineup every day either. Aviles hit a three-run homer in the second inning and added the go-ahead single in the eighth to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Saturday. Thanks to several injuries around the infield, Aviles has been seeing more action the last several weeks. And thats just fine with manager Terry Francona. "He knows hes going to play more than the average guy who doesnt start, so he stays in shape and stays ready," Francona said. "He knows how to play the game. You almost go looking for ways to get him into the game." Clevelands bullpen couldnt hold a 6-2 lead in the seventh, but Aviles saved the day when he lined a single to right with one out that scored Jason Kipnis, who drew a leadoff walk as a pinch-hitter. "I figured he wasnt going to give me anything on the plate, so I tried to be patient, which really isnt my style, but I got one to hit and was lucky enough that it fell in," Aviles said. Kipnis wasnt in the starting lineup after playing two games since missing a month with an oblique injury. He batted for Jesus Aguilar, forcing Rockies manager Walt Weiss to call on left-hander Rex Brothers (2-3). Kipnis walked and took second on Lonnie Chisenhalls sacrifice. Aviles lined a hit to right field and Kipnis slid home ahead of Charlie Blackmons throw. Chisenhall had a two-run homer in the sixth. The Indians handed their bullpen a 6-2 lead through six innings, but Corey Dickersons solo homer and Blackmons three-run shot tied it in the seventh. Bryan Shaw (2-1) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings. Cody Allen worked the ninth for his third save as the Rockies fell to 2-6 on their nine-game trip. "It hasnt been easy, but all the guys all through the lineup fought well, especially the top and bottom of the order," Weiss said. "Things just arent going our way right now." Trevor Bauer allowed two runs and matched a career high with eight strikeouts in six innings, but Clevelands bullpen imploded. Scott Athchison retired the first hitter before Dickerson homered. Following singles by Wilin Rosario and DJ LeMahieu, Josh Outman relieved, but Blackmon homered on the left-handers first and only pitch to tie the game. Aviles three-run homer in the second and a two-run blast by Chisenhall helped Cleveland build its lead. "On a normal day that was out for sure, but with the wind swirling like that, you never know," Aviles said. "The wind was changing directions all day." Bauer, making his fourth start of the season, allowed two runs in the third but struck out Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki with runners on second and third to end the inning. The right-hander retired 11 of the final 12 hitters he faced. Bauer, who had been battling the flu bug for a couple of days, retired the first seven hitters before running into problems in the third. Rosario drew a one-out walk and LeMahieu doubled to right. Rosario stopped at third, but scored when David Murphys throw to second hit LeMahieu and rolled into left field, allowing Rosario to score on the error. LeMahieu went to third and scored on Blackmons single. Michael Cuddyer singled and a double steal put runners at second and third, but Bauer struck out Gonzalez and Tulowitzki. Gonzalez struck out in all four at-bats. Aviles homer capped a four-run second. Morales held the Indians scoreless until the sixth. Aguilar walked with one out before Chisenhall homered to right to right on a 2-2 pitch. NOTES: Cuddyer made his first start at third base since 2010. He appeared in 171 games at third base over six years with Minnesota. ... Outman, who pitched for Colorado the last two seasons, was acquired in a trade for OF Drew Stubbs. Stubbs batted sixth and played centre field Saturday. ... Indians 1B Nick Swisher (sore left knee) is doing rehab work in a pool. .... Indians RHP Josh Tomlin (3-2) takes on Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin (0-4) in the three-game series finale Sunday. Jarrad Davis Youth Jersey . UCI President Brian Cookson said Wednesday the commission will investigate allegations "that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past -- allegations which have done so much to hurt the credibility of the UCI and our sport. Michael Roberts Youth Jersey . Simon (10-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings to break a tie with the Dodgers Zack Greinke and Cardinals Adam Wainwright for the NL lead in victories. Simon went to spring training as a relief pitcher and moved into the starting rotation when Mat Latos was recovering from elbow and knee surgeries. Ibrahimovic put PSG ahead when he got in front of his marker to neatly flick in Lucass cross in the 59th minute. New signing Yohan Cabaye came on as a second-half substitute and headed Ezequiel Lavezzis cross against the post in the 87th. Moments later, Lucas set up another goal from the right when fellow countryman Alex turned in his corner with a strikers finish. Michael Roberts Jersey . - The Oakland Athletics say they are stopping negotiations to extend their lease at the Coliseum. Michael Roberts Womens Jersey . With the final four being arguably the four best – and most complete – teams from the regular season, picking a winner is not as easy as it sounds.GLENDALE, Ariz. - Whenever Seattle Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews searched online for news about himself, he always had to add the word football. Any other search for Chris Matthews almost always ended up with political talk show host Chris Matthews.That will likely change after Sundays Super Bowl.Despite his team losing to the New England Patriots, Matthews made a name for himself with a breakout game in the Super Bowl, catching four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.This is huge for me to finish a game and do what I did, Matthews said. Now I feel like I should come back and work extremely hard.Even another well-known Chris Matthews — of MSNBCs Hardball — took notice.Congratulations on a great first half to the @Seahawks Chris Matthews from the @hardball Chris Matthews! the host wrote on Twitter.The Seattle receiver put in plenty of work to get here.Matthews played two seasons at Kentucky after transferring from a junior college and was signed by the Cleveland Browns in 2011. He was cut before the end of training camp and spent the year out of football.After that, Matthews played two seasons for Winnipeg in the Canadian Football League, but had to work other jobs to make enough money.He was working at Foot Locker when the Seahawks asked him to try out for the team last February and ended up making the team after nearly declining their invitation.Matthews didnt catch a pass during the regular season, but did come up with the onside kick that helped Seattle pull out its improbable win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship.During the Super Bowl, Matthews made a spectacular 44-yard catch to jumpstart Seattles offence in the second quarter and hauled in an 11-yard touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half.It was great for me, he said.___CLOSING BRAWLThe end of the Super Bowl was marred by a brawl in the closing seconds.New England had just intercepted a pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left and took over at its 1-yard line. Hoping to just run out the clock, the Patriots had quarterback Tom Brady take a knee.Instead of accepting defeat, the Seahawks tried to rush the line and get to the ball before Brady could take a knee, setting off pushing and shoving from both sides.Skirmishes broke out across the line and a couple of players hit the ground, including New England tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, who was wrestled down by Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin.Irvin was ejected from the game and Brady was able to kneel and run out the clock once order was restored.I was protecting a teammate, emotions flew, Irvin said. I saw somebody hit Mike Bennett, so I went and backed up my brother. I went about it wrong. Emotions were flying high and I apologize. But if it happened again, I would go protect my teammate. Thats just how it is.___FINAL DRIVENew England quarterback Tom Brady has been known for keeping his cool in tight spots and did exactly that on New Englands final drive.The Patriots started the drive at their own 36-yard line with 6:52 left and methodically worked their way down the field.Brady was brutally efficient on the drive, hitting six straight short passes to get it going. He finished the drive 8 for 8 and capped it with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman for what ended up being the winning score.Brady also orchestrated a late winning drive in New Englands win over St. Louis at the 2001 Super Bowl in New Orleans.Hard to remember that far back — Im a little older now, said Brady, who was named Super Bowl MVP for the third time. You just have to make plays to win. It was great. We havent had many games this year that have come down like this. Im glad we made the plays when we needed to.___CARROLLS SOCIAL CRITICISMSeattle coach Pete Carrolls decision to throw a pass instead of handing the ball off to Marshawn Lynch at the end of the Super Bowl instantly drew plenty of criticism on social media. NNew Englands Malcolm Butler jumped the route on the final pass for an interception that allowed the Patriots to run out the clock.ddddddddddddThat was the worst play call Ive seen in the history of football, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith said on Twitter.This game is getting too complicated now trying to out smart and out think the other team. Run the ball stick to the basics. New York Jets fullback John Conner, said on Twitter.Bad things happen when u try get cute in football. Seattle best player one yard away from goal line with a timeout and he doesnt touch it? former NFL linebacker Scott Shanle said on Twitter.Even actor Will Ferrell chimed in, dropping a reference to Lynchs pat answer about only being at media day so he doesnt get fined.Yall know why Im here. Well...everyone except Pete Carroll. Ferrell said on Twitter.Carroll accepted the blame after the game, saying he thought the passing play might throw off the Patriots, who were lined up in a goal-line defence.Its not the right matchup for us to run the football, so on second down we throw the ball really to kind of waste a play, he said. If we score, we do, if we dont, then well run it on third and fourth down. Really, with no second thoughts or hesitation in that at all. And, unfortunately, with the play we tried to execute, the guy jumps in front of the route and makes an incredible play that nobody would ever think he could do.___SQUATTING PENALTYSeattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin drew a penalty flag for unsportsmanlike conduct after catching a touchdown pass to put the Seahawks up two scores in the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Why? Something of a mystery to television viewers.But it appeared to have been an obscene gesture; Baldwin apparently simulated pulling down his pants over the football as if to go to the bathroom.Two officials immediately threw a flag when Baldwin squatted over the ball.___BETTING LINELines were out the door at some Las Vegas sports books in the hours before the Super Bowl, with bettors eager to take their shot at a game that oddsmakers called a tossup.At the South Point book, oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said the pick em line was the first he could remember since the 1982 Super Bowl, with money balanced evenly on each team.The best job were doing today is staying out of the way and taking their cash, Vaccaro said. We have nothing to be concerned about. We win no matter who wins.With two hours left before the game, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook had all windows open and the Seahawks favoured by a point, though oddsmaker Jay Kornegay said he was about to change the game to pick em.Its rush hour right now, Kornegay said. We had lines literally outside most of the day, which was pretty much what we expected.Seattle opened a favourite two weeks ago, but the line switched to New England when early money came in on the Patriots. The late money was on the Seahawks, evening the game out as pick em at most legal books.This is the easiest game Ive ever been involved with, said Vaccaro, who began making odds in the 1970s. Barring something silly like a 4-0 game its going to be very good for the books.Vaccaro said the betting could surpass the $119.7 million wagered on last years Super Bowl in Nevada sports books, which was a record___TIGHT SECURITYSecurity for the Super Bowl, as expected, was quite tight.University of Phoenix Stadium was ringed with security personnel, including SWAT teams with machine-guns, uniformed and plain-clothes police and hundreds of workers in red jackets.Everyone who entered the stadium was subject to a pat down, metal detectors and bag checks. Bomb-sniffing dogs also roamed the grounds and checked bags at security checkpoints.Local officials also received help from the Border Patrol, which brought Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines to make sure the Super Bowl was safe. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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