#1 reports from Hampden Park von Cl11234566 04.11.2019 02:33

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If it was David Prices last start for the Tampa Bay Rays, it will go down as one of his best. Price struck out 11, becoming the first pitcher in 10 years to fan at least 10 in five straight starts, and the Rays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday. "Ive never been as good as I am right now, period. Not in 2012 (when he won the Cy Young Award), not in college, not in high school," declared Price, who is rumoured to be on the trading block from the last-place Rays. "This is the best pitcher Ive ever been. I feel in complete control on the mound at all times, "Im throwing all my pitches on both sides of the plate, and thats tough to do." Price (6-7) gave up five hits and one walk in 8 1-3 innings, leaving the game after Andrew McCutchens home run in the ninth. "(Finishing the game) is something I wanted to do for sure," Price said, "but I understand Joe (Maddon) coming out there after McCutchen hit the home run. The last batter at Vanderbilt was a home run, my last batter last year was a home run, and now you guys think Im out of here and my last hitter for the Rays was a home run again." The last pitcher with five straight starts with 10 strikeouts was Minnesotas Johan Santana from June 20-July 11, 2004. Price also set a franchise record for strikeouts in a month with 54. He went 2-3 in five June starts. "Im sure its been said before: Price was right today," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "His 107th pitch was 97 (mph), so he was on his game today. Hes been one of the best for a while." Ben Zobrists RBI triple highlighted the Rays three-run first inning off Charlie Morton. Desmond Jennings and James Loney had singles, and Kevin Kiermaier drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Morton (4-9) struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings, giving up four hits. Price was backed by defensive plays that included Evan Longoria landing in the first row of the stands after making a running catch of a popup, and centre fielder Jennings running down Neil Walkers 400-foot line drive at the wall with two men on base. "The way David pitched today, youve got to try to make all the plays for him," Jennings said. "If he pitches like that, which he normally does, you just want to go out and do your job." McCutchens homer was his 12th of the season and eighth this month. The Pirates failed for the seventh time this season to finish off a series sweep of at least three games. NOTES: RHP Gerrit Cole, out since June 4 with right shoulder fatigue, will return to the Pirates rotation on Saturday against the New York Mets. ... Pittsburgh OF Sterling Marte, who left Tuesday nights game after being injured on a stolen base attempt, passed a concussion test but was kept out of the lineup. ... Rays SS Yunel Escobar was held out due to a sore shoulder, but he is expected to play Friday at Baltimore. ... The Rays will add RHP Alex Colome to the roster on Friday to start Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader, the beginning of an 11-game trip. Nike Air Max Outlet . Playing in his fourth major league game, Polanco broke a tie in the 13th inning with his first homer, helping Pittsburgh to an 8-6 victory over the Miami Marlins after the Pirates had a ninth-inning meltdown. Air Max Sneaker 2017 . Belfort was originally schedule to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24, but a Nevada State Athletic Commission ban on testosterone replacement therapy forced the former light heavyweight champ to withdraw. http://www.airmaxclearance.us/. The team announced the defensive coordinator will not be offered a contract extension. Nike Air Max 95 Clearance . -- Antoine Bibeau bought the Val-dOr Foreurs valuable time at the Memorial Cup with his 51-save shutout Friday. Air Max 90 Clearance . -- Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has been fined $26,250 for contact with an official, per NFL guidelines.Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen has received a boost ahead of Saturdays Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibernian at Hampden Park - live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12pm - after captain Paul Paton was passed fit. The Northern Ireland international midfielder was struggling with a recurrence of his earlier knee problem but has been cleared to face the Championship side.Paton was sidelined for nine months after suffering his previous knee injury but has impressed since his return to action in January. Paatelainen said: Paul has been magnificent for us, hes a leader not only by his actions and his performances. His crunching tackles are vitally important for us, we are delighted that Paul is fit and available to play.One man who will miss the trip to Glasgow is defender Gavin Gunning, who was released by Paatelainen earlier this week following his bizarre exit from the game against Inverness, while fellow centre-back Mark Durnan is suspended. Dundee United Mixu Paatelainen says his side must be positive on Saturday Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs, whose side have won only two of their last 11 matches, faces a goalkeeping dilemma and will have to decide between Otso Virtanen and Conrad Logan as first-choice Mark Oxley is suspended, along with forward James Keatings.Hibs romped to 3-0 win over United in a League Cup quarter-final tie at Easter Road in November. Hibs manager Alan Stubbs says his side are desperate to win their Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United Jason Cummings was on target for Hibees that day and he believes the defeat will preoccupy the Taysiders minds at the national stadium.ddddddddddddThe 20-year-old said: They have been struggling a bit this season and have lost the majority of games they have played and we have won the majority of games we have played so I think that will come into play a wee bit. Jason Cummings has been in fine goalscoring form for Hibs this season And I think it will be in the back of their minds, the fact that we have already beaten them 3-0.That night we were different class and we battered them off the pitch. It was a comfortable 3-0 and it could have been more. Luke Shanley reports from Hampden Park, where the pitch has been relaid ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-finals I think that is massive for us, the fact that we have already beaten them and beaten them comfortably. The boys will go into Saturday knowing we can do it again and I am buzzing for it.Watch Hibernian v Dundee United in the Scottish Cup semi-finals live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12pm on Saturday. ' ' '

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