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the first five weeks of the season.

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    November 23, 2018 10:15 PM PST

    TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays have always known they had the potential to break out in a big way after struggling through the first five weeks of the season. Wholesale Stitched Football Jerseys . The bats have come alive over the last week and the Blue Jays are looking more and more like the team they were expected to be this year. Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia homered as the Blue Jays crushed the San Francisco Giants 11-3 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games. Ramon Ortiz worked seven solid innings for the win as Toronto (17-24) hit the double-digit scoring plateau for the third straight game. "Earlier in the year we were having a tough time scoring runs but like weve said before, theres a track record with the guys in this clubhouse," Arencibia said. "Theres too many guys that have done a lot of good things offensively for a long time to have that happen for an extended period of time." April was marked by a quiet Toronto offence, poor pitching and a freefall to the basement of the American League East. May has been more kind now that the bats are going and the quality starts are becoming more frequent. There is still plenty of work to be done and the Blue Jays remain stuck in the division basement. But the big names are starting to get the job done and it has fuelled a sense of optimism. Manager John Gibbons changed his batting order last week in Boston and it has paid off with big results. Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have all posted impressive numbers since forming a 1-2-3 punch at the top of the order. "We are really swinging the bats now," Gibbons said. "Were on a nice little roll." Toronto had a big first inning for the second straight night against the National League West leaders. The Blue Jays took advantage of some ugly San Francisco defence in a five-run first inning, added three more runs in the second and the rout was on. Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) lasted just two innings, giving up six hits, eight runs -- three of them earned -- and two walks. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said it felt like "Groundhog Day" on the heels of a 10-6 loss the night before. "Probably the worst thing that could have happened for (Vogelsong) is what happened there," Bochy said. "Thats a lot of work in two innings." San Francisco (23-17) opened the scoring on a comfortable, breezy night at Rogers Centre. Angel Pagan hit a ground-rule double and later scored on a Pablo Sandoval sacrifice fly. Marco Scutaro and Pagan both made errors in the bottom half of the frame and Toronto made the Giants pay. Bautista reached base when Scutaro dropped a pop-up in shallow right field. Encarnacion walked and Arencibia hit a sinking liner that Pagan flubbed in centre field, allowing two runs to score. Lind followed with a two-run shot -- his third homer of the season -- and Emilio Bonifacio later added an RBI single. Munenori Kawasaki hit into a double play to end the threat. Cabrera doubled to lead off the second inning and Bautista drove him in with a single. Encarnacion flied out before Arencibia hit a rainbow blast for his 10th homer of the year. Ortiz (1-1) allowed one earned run and six hits to help Toronto sweep the two-game interleague set and record its first home series win of the year. Giants reliever Chad Gaudin entered in the third inning and issued one-out walks to Kawasaki and Cabrera. Bautista drove in a run with a double and Encarnacion cashed in another with a sacrifice fly. San Francisco put runners on the corners in the fourth inning but Ortiz -- who turns 40 this month -- escaped by getting Scutaro to fly out. Toronto added another run in the sixth inning when Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., scored from first base after Colby Rasmus doubled down the right-field line. Blue Jays reliever Mickey Storey came on in the eighth inning and gave up a pair of runs. He allowed two hits in the ninth before striking out Joaquin Arias to end it. Announced attendance was 32,863 and the game took two hours 54 minutes to play. Notes: Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a ninth-inning single. ... The last time Toronto scored at least 10 runs in three consecutive games was nearly a decade ago (May 30-June 1, 2003). ... Cabrera had MRI exams done on both legs earlier Wednesday. Results revealed only irritation in the right quadriceps and left hamstring. ... Toronto batted around in the first inning for the second straight night. The last time the Blue Jays did that in the first inning of consecutive games was April 10-11, 1994 against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics. ... The Blue Jays have a day off Thursday and will begin a three-game series against the Yankees on Friday in New York. Torontos Mark Buehrle (1-2) is scheduled to start the opener against Hiroki Kuroda (5-2). ... Torontos odds of winning the World Series have changed significantly since their poor start to the season. In the pre-season, the Blue Jays were a 7-1 pick on the Bodog website to win the World Series. Toronto is now a 22-1 pick.Authentic Stitched NHL Jerseys . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. Stitched Soccer Jerseys Online . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. http://www.stitchedjerseyscheap.com/ . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Cole Hamels has a gaudy 14-5 record and solid 3.42 ERA in his first full season with the first-place Texas Rangers, but has struggled down the stretch.In his past four starts, Hamels is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA over 18 innings. He allowed 25 hits and 21 runs while walking 14 and striking out 20 during that span, which included a rough outing a week ago in Arlington against the Oakland Athletics.Hamels gave up six runs and two homers over six innings and had a no-decision in the 7-6 Rangers victory against Oakland on Sept. 16.One week later, Hamels gets a rematch against the As and right-hander Kendall Graveman on Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum. With the postseason quickly approaching, Hamels is running out of time to get back on track, but Rangers manager Jeff Banister isnt worried.I dont have a lot of concern for Cole, Banister said after Hamels last outing. This is a premier pitcher that I feel confident is going to get himself right and is going to put quality starts together for us, and hell be ready when we need him.Hamels gave up home runs to As outfielders Khris Davis and Brett Eibner last week, but also walked three batters, continuing a trend. In his past four starts he has averaged 3.5 walks.The walks hurt me again, Hamels said. Thats four games in a row where walks have really been the deciding factor. Its unacceptable on my part just in the sense of what Im capable of doing and what is expected when I go out there.The Rangers magic number to win the American League West was cut to one Thursday night when second-place Houston lost to the Los Angeles Angels 2-0.Graveman (10-10) is 9-4 with a 3.78 ERA over his past 20 outings, but had a nightmarish game two starts ago against Seattle, giving up 12 hits and eight runs over five innings in a 14-3 loss. Graveman pitched much better in his next start against Texas. He gave up fourr runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. Cheap Stitched China Jerseys. He left the game with a 6-3 lead but got a no-decision.The one against Seattle wasnt good, Graveman said Wednesday. I didnt have great stuff. But I felt the one in Texas I threw the ball really well. I gave my team a chance to win. Something I didnt do against Seattle.Thats my goal every time I go out is, first off, pitch deep in the ball game, and second off, be able when I come out to say that hey, we either have a lead or a chance to win a ball game. That was one of the things you kind of take away from that, a positive attitude and get ready to get out there and face that same team again in a couple days.As manager Bob Melvin liked what he saw from Graveman against Texas.I thought he threw the ball well the last time out, Melvin said. The time before he struggled some, but last time out I thought he threw the ball well. It was really hot that night, but I thought he threw the ball the way weve seen him here the better part of the last couple months.Hamels has faced the As twice this season and has two no-decisions. On May 17 in Oakland, he gave up three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in an 8-5 loss but allowed three solo home runs, two to Davis and one to Danny Valencia.Davis has hit 10 of his team-high 40 home runs this season against the Rangers. In 15 games versus Texas, hes hitting .370 with 24 RBI, a .444 on-base percentage and a 1.019 slugging percentage. When the As took two of three games from Texas in Arlington last weekend, Davis hit three home runs -- one each off Hamels, Colby Lewis and Keone Kela.Davis missed the final two games of Oaklands three-game series against Houston with a stomach ailment, but after an off day Thursday, is expected to return to action against Texas. Cheap Nike Chiefs Jerseys Chargers Jerseys China Wholesale Raiders Jerseys China Cowboys Jerseys China Cheap Giants Jerseys Hoodies Cheap Eagles Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike Redskins Jerseys Lions Jerseys China Green Bay Packers Jerseys For Sale Wholesale Vikings Jerseys China Panthers Jerseys China Saints Jerseys China Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Cardinals Jerseys China Cheap Nike Rams Jerseys 49ers Jerseys ChinaWholesale Seahawks Jerseys China Cheap Nike Bears Jerseys Bills Jerseys China Cheap Nike Ravens Jerseys Cheap Falcons Jerseys Hoodies ' ' '