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TORONTO -- Esmil Rogers started so well after he moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation for the Toronto Blue Jays on May 29. Alvin Kamara Womens Jersey . But the right-hander has struggled over his previous few starts, including Friday, where he lasted only three innings in the Blue Jays 14-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics. It was Rogers fifth consecutive loss. "Hes not in the strike zone as much, thats pretty obvious." Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "Theyre barrelling him up, theyre not missing many right now." Josh Reddick hit three home runs and drove in five in Oaklands victory. The As hit a season-high five home runs as Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes also added solo shots. It was a needed win for Oakland, who has won only two of their past eight games. With Fridays victory, the As ended their three-game losing streak. Lowrie picked up four RBIs and recorded his third four-hit game of the season, while As second baseman Eric Sogard extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games -- the longest hitting streak by an As player this season. "I finally got something to go my way," said Reddick, who entered Friday struggling with a .145 batting average and an 0-for-20 slump before homering in the third inning against Rogers. "You hit it over there, they cant catch it." Rogers (3-7) has an earned-run average of 8.50 over his past seven starts. But the 27-year-old, whos thrown 96 2/3 innings so far this season, was quick to dismiss fatigue as a reason for his recent struggles. "I dont feel tired," Rogers said. "I dont even know how many innings I got. At the end of the day I passed the innings from last year, but I dont think about it. I dont think my body is hurting, and I feel great." He said the problem lies in his breaking ball. "I cant even use my breaking pitch because I cant even throw it for a strike," Rogers said. "Yes, its really hard for me. I think thats my key. My secondary pitch is my breaking ball. When Im only using my fastball, everybody can hit the fastball at this level. "Im not doing anything different. I think today, something was wrong with my mechanics, but I think everything is okay. I keep working on my arm motion. I think thats the key." Despite the struggles from his starter, Gibbons doesnt think Rogers should be pulled from the rotation. "Hes earned that," Gibbons said of Rogers spot. "Hes battling out there. Hes a competitor. Hes going through a really tough time." The Blue Jays, who have now lost two in a row, hit two home runs against As reliever Pat Neshek in the eighth inning. Jose Bautista hit his 26th homer of the season and Colby Rasmus followed with his 18th. It was the opener of a seven-game home stand for the Blue Jays (53-62) who returned from a 5-5 West Coast trip that included winning two of three games against the Athletics (65-49). Brett Lawrie doubled in the second inning to extend his hit streak to 11 games, the longest for a Blue Jay this season. As right-hander Jarrod Parker (8-6) allowed six hits and three runs in six innings to win his sixth successive decision dating back to May 28. Parker has a 2.90 ERA in that span of 13 starts. Oakland got things off to a quick start by plating its first four batters of the game. Coco Crisp led off with a single, Sogard walked and Lowrie hit his ninth homer of the season to right field. Cespedes then hit his 18th homer of the season to left on the next pitch before Rogers retired the next three batters. The As added two runs in the second on a single by Crisp that sent Seth Smith across the plate. Sogards sacrifice fly scored Stephen Vogt for the second run of the inning. But the Blue Jays scored three runs in their half of the second inning to cut Oaklands lead to 6-3. Rasmus drew a one-out walk and scored on a double by Lawrie as the ball bounced pass Crisp in centre field. Emilio Bonifacio singled in a run, stole second and scored on a double by Jose Reyes. Oakland increased the lead to 7-3 in the third when Reddick homered with two out. He hit his second homer of the game to left with two out in the fifth against reliever Neil Wagner. Smith and Vogt doubled to increase the lead to 9-3. Reddicks three-run home run, his third homer of the game and eighth of the season, came against left-hander Juan Perez in the sixth inning. Perez left with two out in the seventh with an elbow injury. "It doesnt look good. Theres nothing definite right now," Gibbons said of Perezs injury, adding that his reliever will be re-examined on Saturday. The Blue Jays will most likely put Perez on the disabled list and call up a replacement for the bullpen. NOTES: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 31,862. ... Catcher Josh Thole started for the fourth game in a row on Friday. Manager John Gibbons said that regular catcher J.P. Arencibia (right knee bursitis) was available to play if needed and might start on Saturday. Infielder Mark DeRosa is the emergency catcher .a The Athletics assigned on option right-hander pitcher Evan Scribner to triple-A Sacramento to make room for Adam Rosales, who was claimed on waivers from Texas on Thursday. The Rangers had claimed Rosales from the As on Aug. 2. a Left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle (7-7, 4.41 earned-run average) will start Saturdays game for the Blue Jays against Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray (0-0, 0.00.) who is 10-7, with a 3.42 ERA in 20 starts at triple-A Sacramento. Gray will make his third career major-league outing and first start. Ryan Ramczyk Jersey . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Marcus Williams Womens Jersey . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. http://www.shoptheofficialsaints.com/Elite-Ryan-Ramczyk-Saints-Jersey/ . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Convinced that the Baltimore Ravens sputtering offense wasnt going to improve with Marc Trestman calling the shots, coach John Harbaugh fired his offensive coordinator Monday and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg.The move came less than 24 hours after the Ravens scored only one touchdown in a 16-10 loss to Washington.I just think we need a different chemistry in there right now to get to where we need to go, Harbaugh said.I think we all know what it needs to look like. Its what plays get called in certain situations, but its also the physicality of our offense, its the attack-mentality of our offense, its how we go about our business. Those are things that just werent getting there.And so, it was time for a change.We need to ramp things up, Harbaugh said.The Ravens (3-2) performed miserably on offense against the Redskins, who entered with the 29th-ranked defense in the NFL.After scoring a touchdown on its opening drive, Baltimore added a field goal in the second quarter and was blanked in the second half.During one stretch, the Ravens had seven straight possessions that lasted four plays or fewer. Trestman inexplicably abandoned the running game in the second half, even though Baltimore was averaging 5.7 yards per carry over the opening 30 minutes.When you go back and look at it, I feel like we were running the ball well enough to run the ball a lot more than we did, Harbaugh said.Trestman was in his second season as Baltimores offensive coordinator. Last season, the Ravens had the second-most total net yards in team history but went 5-11.This is the second time during Harbaughs nine-year run in Baltimore that he fired his offensive coordinator in the middle of the season.In 2012, he dismissed Cam Cameron after a loss to the Redskins and the Ravens ended up winning the Super Bowl.Theres no guarantee that will happen again. But, as in that situation, Harbaugh knew it was time tto make a change. Alvin Kamara Saints Jersey. .Its more about direction. Its a big-picture type of a feel thing, Harbaugh said.Are we heading in the right direction? Do I see us getting there doing the things were doing now? I think as a coach, youve got to assess that and make that call.By late Sunday night, Harbaugh was convinced that the Ravens will have a better chance to win with Mornhinweg running the offense.Mornhinweg, 54, joined the Ravens as quarterbacks coach in 2015. Prior to that, he spent the 2013-14 seasons as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. He was head coach of the Detroit Lions in 2001-02 before working as offensive coordinator of the Eagles from 2004-12.Im very excited for the opportunity to see where we can go with Marty, Harbaugh said. I know there will be some things that hell tweak, but the basic system is not going to change.Trying to find a balance between the run and pass would be a good start. Joe Flacco has thrown more passes than anyone in the NFL, but ranks near the bottom with 5.9 yards per attempt. The Ravens threw 47 passes on Sunday compared to only 19 runs -- and that was in a tight game.Were not putting enough points on the board, and were not putting enough yards on the board for the amount of times that were throwing the ball, Harbaugh said.Mornhinweg already has a close relationship with Flacco, who couldnt mask his frustration after going 30 for 46 getting sacked three times against the Redskins.Our defense is putting up awesome plays week after week and were just running off the field, Flacco said. It doesnt feel good as a quarterback, the leader of this offense, to do that.The Ravens will seek to snap a two-game skid and test out their new offense against the New York Giants on the road Sunday.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 


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