ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves lost the first two games of their interleague series in Boston at the end of May and faced Red Sox ace Chris Sale in the final game http://www.denverbroncosteamonline.com/phillip-lindsay-jersey
, making their chances of avoiding a sweep seem fairly bleak.Mike Foltynewicz, though, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning while outpitching Sale and now the right-hander takes the mound against the Red Sox on Wednesday, this time at SunTrust Park, again trying to help the Braves avoid a sweep.Boston (96-44) improved its interleague record to a major league-best 13-3 with a 5-1 victory Tuesday night and dropped the Braves (76-62) to 8-11 against the American League.Article continues below ...The Braves have won only one interleague series in Atlanta since 2014 and their lead in the National League East is down to three games with Philadelphia’s victory in Miami.Sale doesn’t return from a stint on the disabled list until next week and the AL East-leading Red Sox will call on right-hander Hector Velazquez for the series finale against the Braves.Velazquez (7-2, 3.24 ERA) has made six starts to go with his 33 relief appearances, but hasn’t gone as long as five innings since April. His last start came Aug. 24 at Tampa and he gave up eight runs (three earned) in 2 2/3 innings.Foltynewicz (10-9, 2.80 ERA) will be the starting pitcher expected to have the upper hand this time.Given an early lead thanks to a three-run homer by catcher Tyler Flowers, Foltynewicz dominated the Red Sox at Fenway Park three months ago, allowing three hits and a run over seven innings while striking out seven and walking one.“He was real efficient with his pitches and stayed on the attack Womens Phillip Lindsay Jersey
,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said after that game. “I just loved how he stayed after it. He was throwing a lot of strikes. His stuff was really good.”Foltynewicz, who made the All-Star Game for the first time, allowed a total of five earned runs in his first five starts of August before giving up five runs (four earned) in a home loss to the Cubs to end the month.A questionable balk victimized Foltynewicz in the second inning and then he allowed a two-run pinch homer in the sixth.The balk was called when Foltnewicz made a slight flinch, apparently as he spit.“Who knows what you really do out there?” Foltynewicz said. “You’re just in the zone. You can do a bunch of different habits and stuff. I just basically hawked a loogie.”Velazquez made two relief appearances against the Braves in May, allowing five hits and one run over 2 2/3 innings while walking two and striking out two.Velazquez’s last appearance was against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, when he gave up a run on two hits in an inning of relief.“We’ll see how long Hector goes,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “It might be similar to (Monday).”Nathan Eovaldi was pulled after 3 1/3 innings in the series opener and the Red Sox totaled eight pitchers in the 8-2 victory.The Boston rotation will be back more to normal when David Price, hit by a comebacker last week, starts against Houston at Fenway Park on Friday and Sale (shoulder strain) comes off the disabled list in the likely role of an “opener” for now next week.Sale, who threw a bullpen Tuesday Cheap Kerryon Johnson Jersey
, is expected to pitch either in the Toronto series or against the New York Mets, although with a limited pitch count.“He’ll probably throw another (bullpen) in three more days and then we go from there,” Cora said. “Not sure if he’ll be the ‘opener’ but looks like next homestand.”Sale is 12-4 with a 1.97 ERA and Price is 14-6 with a 3.60 ERA. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryon Healy let out a sigh of relief, and the Seattle Mariners regained the lead in extra innings when his hard grounder got through the left side of the Rangers infield. Healy singled past diving Gold Glove third baseman Adrian Beltre and beyond the reach of also-diving shortstop Elvis Andrus to drive in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 12th inning, and the Mariners won 4-3 at Texas after blowing an early three-run lead Monday night.“Never feel comfortable when I hit a ball that way, and Elvis Andrus is no slouch either. That man (Beltre) is an unbelievable defender,” Healy said. “It took me a while to finally see the ball get to the outfield.”Mitch Haniger scored from second base. He had doubled into the left field corner off Eddie Butler (2-2) a pitch after Jean Segura was thrown out trying to steal second base.“Every game’s a big one and that’s how we’re approaching each night,” Haniger said. “Just keep it simple and try to win each day.” Mike Zunino had three hits and homered for the playoff-contending Mariners, who have won back-to-back games since a season-worst five-game losing streak.Sam Tuivailala (4-3) http://www.lionscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-kerryon-johnson-jersey
, the seventh Seattle pitcher, had a perfect 11th for his first decision in four appearances since getting acquired July 27 in a trade from St. Louis. Edwin Diaz pitched the 12th for his majors-best 42nd save in 45 chances despite allowing a pair of singles.The Rangers trailed 3-0 before six consecutive batters reached base in the seventh against starter Wade LeBlanc and three relievers. LeBlanc threw 82 pitches and allowed only a walk and two singles.“Got to the point in the game, felt really good about going to the bullpen there, 95, 96 degrees out here, Wade threw outstanding,” manager Scott Servais said. “Guys in the bullpen, in the seventh inning, just struggled.”LeBlanc was done after Andrus’ one-out single that extended his hitting streak to 17 games, his career best and the longest active streak in the majors. Adam Warren then walked a batter Authentic Kerryon Johnson Jersey
, allowed an RBI double to Jurickson Profar and hit Robinson Chirinos on his hand on a full-count pitch. Scott Servais argued the pitch hit the knob of the bat, but the call stood and the bases were loaded after a 2-minute replay review . Zach Duke walked Joey Gallo , the only batter he faced, to force in a run before Alex Colome allowed an RBI single to Isiah Kiner-Falefa for a 3-3 tie. Colome did get five outs before three different pitchers had 1-2-3 innings to get to the 12th.Tuivailala’s final out in the 11th was a deep flyball by Profar that kept carrying and was caught by Cameron Maybin against the center field wall .“I think LeBlanc kept us off-balance just with the volume of offspeed,” Texas manager Jeff Banister said. “Maybe we were a little anxious, didn’t let the ball travel early.”EXTRA, EXTRAThe Mariners improved to 9-1 in extra-innings games this season.COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MOREAfter Healy led off the sixth with a double and scored on Maybin’s single, Seattle loaded the bases with no outs before speedy leadoff hitter Dee Gordon’s grounder turned into a nifty double play by Rouged Odor. The second baseman made a backhanded pick of the short hopper, stepped on the bag and threw with his body falling away from the base. First baseman Profar snagged the one-hop relay while sliding into a split as a run scored to make it 3-0.PEREZ OVERCOMESRangers starter Martin Perez gave up 10 hits over seven innings. He is still without a win in five starts since coming off the disabled list.“Seemed to have traffic the entire time. I thought he did a great job being able to navigate for the most part,” Banister said.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: Gordon was back in in the lineup after missing two games because of a sore right ankle. He twisted the ankle trying to turn a double play Thursday. He played Friday Authentic Deshaun Watson Jersey
, but not Saturday or Sunday.Rangers: RF Nomar Mazara, out since the All-Star break with a sprained right thumb, is taking batting practice and Banister said he could possibly start a rehab assignment later this week. Mazara said the thumb is getting stronger every day.UP NEXTA matchup of struggling former AL Cy Young Award winners when 45-year-old Rangers hurler Bartolo Colon (5-10, 5.18 ERA) goes against Seattle and Felix Hernandez (8-9, 5.49). The last victory for both right-handers was June 30. Colon, the 2005 Cy Young winner while with the Angels, has lost five consecutive starts since his 246th career win that matched Dennis Martinez for the most by a player born in Latin America. The 32-year-old Hernandez, who won the Cy Young with the Mariners in 2010, is 0-3 with a 7.64 ERA his last four starts.