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The San Francisco 49ers (49ers super bowl rings for sale) are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The team currently plays its home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located 45 miles (72 km) southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 1988, the 49ers have been headquartered in Santa Clara.

The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged. The 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco. The name "49ers" comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush.[4] The team is legally and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and then to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014.

The 49ers (super bowl rings for sale) won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1994, led by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and coach Bill Walsh. They have been division champions 19 times between 1970 and 2019, making them one of the most successful teams in NFL history. The 49ers have been in the league playoffs 50 times: 49 times in the NFL and one time in the AAFC.

The team has set numerous notable NFL (authentic super bowl rings for sale) records, including most consecutive road games won (18), most consecutive seasons leading league scoring (1992–95), most consecutive games scored (1979–2004), most field goals in a season (44), fewest turn-overs in a season (10), and most touchdowns in a Super Bowl. According to Forbes Magazine, the team is the 4th most-valuable team in the NFL, valued at $3 billion in July 2016. In 2016, the 49ers were ranked the 10th most valuable sports team in the world, behind basketball's Los Angeles Lakers and above soccer's Bayern Munich.
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Cubs edge Pirates 4-3 on Heyward's hit, Bryant's baserunning

Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs (cheap Chicago Cubs championship rings) with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star break. Bryant set up Heyward's winning hit with a one-out walk off Kyle Crick (3-5). The All-Star slugger advanced on Victor Caratini's two-out walk, took a smart lead and hustled home from second on Heyward's crisp opposite-field liner to left, sliding home just ahead of the tag attempt by catcher Elias Diaz.

"KB, I've talked about it before, he's a real good baserunner," manager Joe Maddon said. "If you take a secondary lead, you're a great teammate. It was one of those weird, close-cut games all day, but give our guys credit." NL Central-leading Chicago blew a late 3-0 lead before earning its third win in four games in the opener of an important nine-game homestand. Yu Darvish struck out eight while pitching six sparkling innings in one of his best starts since signing with the Cubs before last season. The right-hander said he has felt better in a Cubs uniform, but "the result was better today."

Bryant snapped a scoreless tie when he led off the seventh with his 18th homer, a drive to left off Chris Archer after Melky Cabrera had trouble tracking his foul fly to right in the afternoon sun. Robel Garcia added a sacrifice fly off Michael Feliz and pinch hitter David Bote made it 3-0 when he walked with the bases loaded. But the Cubs wasted a chance for more when Kyle Schwarber grounded into an inning-ending double play.

The Pirates (custom Pittsburgh Pirates championship rings) then tied it in the top half of the eighth. With two out and runners on first and second, Starling Marte hit a long drive onto Waveland Avenue against setup man Pedro Strop. It was Marte's first homer since June 27 and No. 13 on the year. "We could have folded when Marte hit the three-run homer," Bryant said. "It kind of took the wind out of our sails, but I was very pleased to see us come together and score right away. "We're going to need a lot of that in the second half because there are going to be times when that happens and we're going to have to respond accordingly."

Randy Rosario (1-0) the fourth of five Cubs (custom championship rings) relievers, got the last out of the eighth for the win. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in four chances. Darvish retired his first 13 batters. He allowed two hits and walked one, but remained winless in 13 appearances at Wrigley Field since joining the Cubs. Archer struck out a season-high 10 in six-plus innings. He was charged with three runs and three hits. "I felt good, but there's a lot of good things to take away as a team," Archer said. "I have a sour taste in my mouth because I at least wanted to get a couple outs in the seventh inning. "But I think the best part about the game was we showed the same fight we did in the first half."
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AL holds off NL for 4-3 win in All-Star Game
Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game.

Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Shane Bieber and Aroldis Chapman each struck out the side and the American League slowed a loaded NL (custom championship rings) lineup 4-3 Tuesday for its seventh straight win. "I know it's the year of the home run, but pitching dominated today," Colorado slugger Nolan Arenado said. Sure did -- at least until play resumes Thursday. Facing Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and a bunch of boppers, the AL staff combined to strike out 16. "Baseball is a funny game," said Bieber, a most unlikely MVP after being added late to the roster.

With fans hoping to see a replay of Monday's jaw-dropping aerial show when 312 homers cleared the walls, this became the Arm-Star Game up until the late innings. Derby champ Pete Alonso of the Mets grounded a two-out, two-run single past Gleyber Torres in the eighth to close the NL's gap. After a double steal put runners at second and third against Cleveland reliever Brad Hand, White Sox catcher James McCann made a tumbling catch on Mike Moustakas' twisting foul pop to end the inning.

Chapman closed to give the AL (cheap Olympic Champion Rings championship rings) its 19th win in 22 games, with a tie stuck in there. He got a little encouragement with two outs -- Yankees teammate CC Sabathia, honored this week for his contributions on and off the field, strolled to the mound to talk to the flamethrower. Chapman then struck out Yasmani Grandal for a save , giving the AL an overall 45-43-2 lead in the Midsummer Classic. No need, either, for the experimental rule that was set to go effect: If the game went into extras, each team would've started the 10th with an automatic runner on second base. Major League Baseball is on a record-shattering pace for homers this season, but no one came close to clearing the walls until Charlie Blackmon connected in the NL sixth to make it 2-1. Texas' Joey Gallo countered with a solo drive in a two-run seventh. Still, it was a far cry from last year's All-Star Game that featured a record 10 home runs.

"I kind of expected it, to be honest," former NL (mlb world series championship rings) MVP Kris Bryant said. "You only see them once, so they have the advantage." "There are a lot of hard throwers and great pitchers over there. Unless you've seen them before, it's a difficult matchup," he said. Cleveland favorite Michael Brantley had an early RBI double off losing pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Jorge Polanco drove in a run with an infield single for a 2-0 edge in the fifth and another scored on a double-play grounder. "I wanted to swing the bat early. I had some nervous jitters I wanted to get out," Brantley said. Winning pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, Lucas Giolito and Shane Greene did their parts to protect the lead with scoreless innings. Bieber dazzled in front of a chanting home crowd, striking out Willson Contreras, Ketel Marte and Ronald Acuna Jr. in the fifth with a 1-0 lead. Bieber later donated his cap to the Hall of Fame. "It was electric out there, the fans got in it and it was fun," AL manager Alex Cora of the Red Sox said. "And I'm glad that he got the MVP. He plays at this level. He's really good."

The biggest misplay of the night might have been on the scoreboard. NL All-Stars (cheap MLB Teams championship rings) David Dahl of Colorado and Willson Contreras of the Cubs had their names misspelled -- "Davis Dahl" and "Wilson Contreras" -- on the outfield videoboard. Jeff McNeil was spelled correctly, but the photo accompanying it was of Mets teammate Jacob deGrom. "That was tough, to see deGrom's picture up there," McNeil said. "I didn't really like that. I wanted to see my picture up there. I know my family did, too. What are you going to do, I guess, but I don't think that should happen." Fittingly, the first batter of the game was the guy who leads the majors in home runs -- Yelich, the NL MVP with 31 homers at the break, hit leadoff for the first time this year.

Yelich lined out and Verlander quickly fanned Javier Baez and Freddie Freeman to finish his work. Those lively balls that Verlander is complaining about? Didn't bother him a bit. NL starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, deGrom and Luis Castillo threw scoreless innings to keep the NL close in the early going. Pittsburgh dynamo Josh Bell was part of the youngest starting lineup in All-Star history, with the NL crew averaging under 26 years old. Overall, there were 36 first-timers, a number boosted by the absence of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Jose Altuve and several past perennials. And consider this: Of the 16 AL pitchers on the 2017 All-Star roster, zero made the roster this year.
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Yankees beat Rays 8-4, July 5, 2019
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (custom New York Yankees championship rings) are on some kind of hot streak heading into the final weekend before the All-Star break.

Judge hit his second homer of the game leading off the 11th inning, Brett Gardner added a three-run shot and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 on Friday night.

"When it gets to be winning time with these guys, these guys know what to do," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "Just another really impressive performance. Judgy went up there real aggressive, went superhero on us."

Judge connected on the first pitch from Ryne Stanek (0-2) to give him nine career multihomer games.

"I know he can get his fastball up to 100 (mph) and a good splitter," Judge said. "So my biggest thing was to try to get ready early and stay on the heater but also have a chance at that splitter."

The big slugger also went deep in the first against two-way player Brendan McKay as New York extended its AL East lead over Tampa Bay to a season-high 8 1/2 games.

The Yankees (custom championship rings) have won 16 of 18 since June 15 and are 9-2 against the Rays this season.

"Look, they're a better team than us right now," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. "There's no denying that. They have a better record for many of the right reasons and they perform better than us. In a game, in a head-to-head matchup, they make the most of those situations more than we have."

Aaron Hicks tied it in the eighth with a pinch-hit homer for the Yankees, who used a five-run 10th to beat the Rays 8-4 on Thursday in the opener of a four-game series.

David Hale (2-0) left with two on and one out in the 11th. Aroldis Chapman, who blew a two-run lead in the ninth Thursday, walked Travis d'Arnaud with two outs but got a lineout from Tommy Pham to get his 24th save.

Masahiro Tanaka, who entered 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA in three starts against the Rays this season, was charged with four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

McKay allowed three runs and six hits over five innings in his second pitching start. The left-hander gave up one hit in six scoreless innings in his big league debut last Saturday, a win over Texas.

"I've faced two very quality lineups and got my feet wet to what it's like up here," McKay said.

Nate Lowe hit his first major league homer and Mike Zunino also went deep for the Rays (world series rings for sale).

After replacing Tanaka with runners on first and third, Nestor Cortes Jr. allowed Kevin Kiermaier's two-run single that gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead.

Hicks got the Yankees even in the eighth.

Judge, who faced McKay while on a rehab assignment for an oblique injury June 15 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Durham, hit a hard grounder that just missed the pitcher's leg in the fourth. He struck out swinging on a 93 mph fastball from McKay with two on to end the fifth.

In the minor league game, McKay got a grounder from Judge and struck him out.

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Reds beat Brewers 5-4 in 11 innings
Christian Yelich's throw short-hopped first baseman Eric Thames, deflected off the end of his glove and skittered across the infield. Yasiel Puig saw an opening to end the game.

Puig homered to start Cincinnati's (Cincinnati Reds championship rings for sale) comeback, and he scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Tuesday night, rallying the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yelich hit his major league-leading 31st homer as the Brewers got ahead 4-2 and then had a hand in the play that let it get away at the end.

Puig hit a solo homer in the seventh, and Joey Votto doubled home the tying run in the eighth -- only the second time this season that the Brewers failed after leading so late in a game.

Puig singled with two outs in the 11th off Corbin Burnes (1-4) and easily made it to third on Jose Iglesias' single to right. When Yelich's return throw deflected away, Puig decided to take a chance that paid off, sliding in headfirst before the Brewers could make a play.

"I like to play the way I play," Puig said. "Sometimes it's stupid, sometimes it works."

Manager David Bell liked Puig's aggressiveness with the game on the line.

"Man, he willed that win with his base-running," Bell said. "To win a game with base-running, that's pretty cool. That's fun. That doesn't always happen."

The Reds' comeback ended Milwaukee's (cheap championship rings) streak of six straight wins at Great American Ball Park. The Brewers have won 11 of their last 16 against Cincinnati overall, but let this one get away because they couldn't handle a throw to the infield.

"The throw back in hit the ground and came up on me," Thames said. "That's an unfortunate way to lose."

Once the ball deflected off Thames' glove, catcher Yasmani Grandal had to chase it toward third base, giving Puig his opening.

"It got away from Eric too far," manager Craig Counsell said. "If you just knock it down, nothing happens. You can't let it get away from you that much. In the end, we didn't make a defensive play."

Milwaukee (world series rings for sale) pulled ahead 4-2 as Yelich hit the first of the Brewers' three homers off Tanner Roark. Thames and Mike Moustakas also connected .

Yelich got the Brewers going with a solo shot in the fourth, his second in two games. The National League's reigning MVP is the first Brewer to hit 31 before the All-Star break. He's the first National Leaguer with so many homers before the break since Albert Pujols had 32 in 2009. The Orioles' Chris Davis hit 37 in 2013.

Eugenio Suarez had a two-run homer in the first inning off Chase Anderson, his fourth homer in three games. He also had a pair of two-run shots during the Brewers' 8-6 win on Monday. He has hit 20 homers before the All-Star break for the first time in his career.
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Blue Jays snap skid, beat Royals 6-2
Just over a month ago, Toronto Blue Jays (cheap Toronto Blue Jays championship rings) outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was toiling in Triple-A after being demoted in mid-April.

Since returning to Toronto on May 24, he's leading the major leagues in home runs.

Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Gurriel Jr. homered twice for his second straight multi-homer game and the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

Randal Grichuk added a two-run homer for Toronto, which won its second straight at home following a seven-game losing streak.

"I feel like the team is going through a very good moment offensively," Gurriel Jr. said through a translator.

No one more so than he. Gurriel Jr. has 14 homers in 125 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. He's batting .352 (44 for 125) in that span.

San Diego's Hunter Renfroe has hit 13 homers in the same time, doing so in 28 games to Gurriel's 32.

Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in the sixth and added a solo shot off Wily Peralta in the eighth, the fourth multi-homer game of his career. Gurriel Jr. also homered twice in Wednesday's loss at Yankee Stadium.

He's the fourth player in Blue Jays' history with consecutive multi-homer games. The others were Josh Donaldson (2017), Edwin Encarnacion (2014), and Jesse Barfield (1983).

Duffy said Gurriel Jr. is "going to be a star" with the way he's hitting right now.

"He has an approach well beyond his years," Duffy said. "I heard he was demoted early on in the year and I just can't fathom it with the way he looks now. I'm really impressed with the kid and I think he's got a bright future. I need to make less mistakes to him."

Blue Jays (championship sports rings) manager Charlie Montoyo opened his post-game remarks by campaigning for Gurriel to get an All-Star selection.

"He's done great," Montoyo said. "It's been fun to watch."

Sogard broke a 2-2 tie with a two-out homer to right off Duffy (3-4). The homer was Sogard's ninth, extending his career-high. Sogard began the season with 11 homers in eight seasons, and had never hit more than three in a season before this year.

Grichuk capped the scoring with a two-out homer off Tim Hill in the eighth, his team-leading 15th.

Right-hander Daniel Hudson (4-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.

Duffy allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He's winless in seven starts since beating the Los Angeles Angels on May 19.

"He made two mistakes and had to pay for both of them," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Six of the 10 homers hit off Duffy this season have come in his last three starts.

Kansas City (Kansas City Royals championship rings for sale) has lost five of seven.

Sean Reid-Foley made his first start for the Blue Jays since April 1. The right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Kansas City's Martin Maldonado opened the scoring with a two-out homer off Reid-Foley in the fifth, his fourth. Maldonado went 3 for 4 with three extra-base hits.

David Phelps replaced Reid-Foley in the sixth after Nicky Lopez doubled and Alex Gordon followed with an RBI single.

Toronto tied it in the bottom half on Gurriel's first homer.

Kansas City (mlb championship rings for sale) loaded the bases against Joe Biagini in the seventh, but Hudson came on and got the Blue Jays out of the jam. First baseman Justin Smoak made a backhanded stop on Nicky Lopez's grounder, then won the race to the bag to end the inning.

Gordon hit a leadoff double against Hudson in the eighth, but Hudson struck out the next three batters.

"We had opportunities, we just couldn't capitalize on some of them," Yost said.
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White Sox rebounded and beat Boston 8-7
Boston (cheap Boston Red Sox championship rings) starter Chris Sale won't mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can.

The Red Sox left-hander had yet another rough start at home against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, and by the time he returns it will be an entire year since he last won a regular-season game in Boston.

"For some reason, I suck here," he said before the ballclub left for London for a two-game series against the New York Yankees. "I don't know what it is."

Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster in the ninth inning -- his third hit of the game -- and Chicago recovered after blowing the lead in the eighth to beat Boston 8-7. Abreu had four RBI, and Leury Garcia also had three hits for Chicago.

James McCann had an RBI single and added a solo home run against Sale as Chicago pounced on the Boston starter for five runs in the first three innings. In all, Sale allowed six hits and a walk, hitting two batters and striking out 10 against his former team.

"I've got to find a way to get out of the gate better," said Sale, whose most recent regular-season win at Fenway was July 11, 2018. "The last couple of times out, early in the game, I just put us in a hole. I've got to find a way to get out of that."

Chicago (custom championship rings) had leads of 3-0, 5-2 and 6-4 before the Red Sox scored three in the eighth to take a 7-6 lead and hand White Sox closer Alex Colome (3-1) his first blown save in 17 opportunities. But Matt Barnes (3-3) gave up three straight hits in the top of the ninth -- Garcia was caught stealing -- including Abreu's 19th homer of the season.

"When they took the lead, we didn't feel down," Abreu said through an interpreter. "We kept our head up and we kept fighting until the end."

Sale, who allowed six of the first seven batters to reach safely, retired the last 10 he faced, striking out the side in the sixth. He avoided the loss when Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single in a three-run eighth inning to make it 7-6 -- Boston's only lead of the game.

Rafael Devers, who went 4-for-4 on Tuesday night, had three more hits and scored three times for Boston. J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and also had an RBI double for the Red Sox.

After blowing the save in the eighth, Colome walked Jackie Bradley Jr. to lead off the ninth and then retired the next three batters to end it.

"He's not a guy that lets it bother him," Chicago (custom Chicago White Sox championship rings) manager Rick Renteria said.


Leading 6-4 in the eighth, Evan Marshall gave up a one-out single to Eduardo Nunez and a double to pinch-hitter Brock Holt. Colome got Mookie Betts to hit a hard grounder and third baseman Jose Rondon came home with it.

Nunez slid in safely head-first. Devers grounded out to the pitcher, but Bogaerts bounced a single up the middle to give Boston (mlb world series championship rings) a 7-6 lead.


Both teams gave away runs on bad fielding plays.

Ryan Cordell beat out a slow roller to third base in the third inning. Jon Jay, who had been on second, rounded third and scored easily while Red Sox first baseman Michael Chavis was looking at the umpire, delaying the throw home.

Devers scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-3 when pitcher Reynaldo Lopez failed to cover home.


Home plate umpire Roberto Ortiz needed attention from the Red Sox medical staff in the third inning after taking a foul ball off his right forearm. He had it wrapped but remained in the game.

McCann hit the next pitch into the Green Monster seats to make it 4-2.

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Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10
Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates (cheap Pittsburgh Pirates championship rings) rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday.


The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count with two outs before he took four straight balls from Matt Wisler to win the game. The Pirates scored four runs in the inning. That came after they scored three in the ninth to tie the game at 7 to walk away with a series sweep.

"It's a big situation, but I try not to think of it in that it's more than it really is," said Newman, who extended his hitting streak to 14 games. "It's him against me. Two strikes. I can't control anything else. I'm just trying to go up there and battle."

Melky Cabrera started the rally with a sharp line drive to right that scored Bryan Reynolds. With Cabrera at second and Josh Bell on third, Jacob Stallings hit a pitch-hit, two-run single to tie the game at 10. Cabrera, who is not exactly known for his speed around the basepaths, raced around third and slid head-first into home to beat the throw from Wil Myers.

"When you take a look at that third base coach and he's sending you, you've just got to do anything possible to make it," said Cabrera through a translator. "Thank God I was able to score for the team.

"(The slide) felt like I was swimming at the beach," he added with a laugh.

Francisco Liriano (2-1) earned the win, while Wisler, who entered the game with one out in the 11th, took the loss.

"At the end of the day we scored one more run than them," said manager Clint Hurdle. "It's one of the best wins that I've watched in nine years here, for sure."

After San Diego (cheap championship rings) led 7-4 following an eighth-inning, two-run single from Manny Machado, closer Kirby Yates allowed three runs on three hits and a walk. Yates, known to be one of the best closers in baseball, hadn't blown a save in 26 opportunities this season.

"It happens," Yates said. "If I blew a save and we came back and win, I'd do that a 100 times. We didn't. It sucks. That's a tough pill to swallow."

With runners on second and third, Newman started the comeback with an RBI single off Yates that scored Diaz. Reynolds drove in Adam Frazier, and Cabrera scored Newman on a dribbling ground-out to the pitcher two batters later to force the extras.

Pirates (world series rings for sale) starter Steven Brault lasted five innings, giving up three runs (three earned) and six hits. Joey Lucchesi gave up four runs (four earned) and six hits on 86 pitches (56 strikes) over five innings.

Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in a pair of RBI and scored three runs. He tied the game in the sixth inning with an RBI single off Clay Holmes, and later scored on a two-out RBI single to right from Eric Hosmer as the Padres pulled ahead 5-4.

Tatis Jr. went 3 for 4 with two walks, but it was the rookie's legs that put the Padres on the board first. After reaching third, Tatis Jr. tagged up on Hunter Renfroe's pop-fly at the edge of the outfield grass near second base, and snuck his left arm just past Diaz's outstretched glove to swipe home plate. He was initially ruled out, but the play was overturned after an official review.
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Andrus helps Rangers, Minor to victory 4-2 over Indians
When Elvis Andrus scored on a wild pitch after his RBI triple in the first inning, the Texas Rangers already were feeling pretty good because they had Mike Minor on the mound at home.

Minor limited the Cleveland Indians to one run and three singles over eight innings after they had scored 10 runs each of the last two nights, and Texas earned a series split with a 4-2 victory Thursday.

"That's desperately what we needed right there. Losing two in a row, got beat up a little bit," manager Chris Woodward said. "Just phenomenal, I don't know what else to say honestly. It's every time out, every time he takes the ball he just gives us a good outing."

The Rangers (championship sports rings) lefty improved to 7-4 with a 2.52 ERA overall. Minor has a 2.03 ERA in eight home starts, allowing only six runs in the last seven since the Chicago Cubs scored six runs against him on opening day back in March.

With the temperature reaching 95 degrees, and heat index at 110 and above, Minor threw 70 of his 110 pitches for strikes. It was the Rangers' 18th game in 17 days, and they have a three-game weekend series against the Chicago White Sox before an off day.

"I knew that it'd be nice to split with these guys," Minor said. "To split here and kind of salvage a little bit, a day game, a hot one and our regular guys still played, I felt good about it just because some of those guys could have easily taken a day off."

Woodward hadn't planned to send Minor back out for the eighth inning, but the pitcher told him he was doing fine.

"He didn't even have sweat on his face," Woodward said.

Shawn Kelley worked the ninth for his ninth save in 13 chances after giving up a leadoff homer to Carlos Santana.

Cleveland (custom Cleveland Indians championship rings), which scored 44 runs in the first six games of its 5-2 trip, got its run off Minor in the sixth on an RBI single by Jordan Luplow after a two-out single and walk.

Andrus also homered, hitting his first homer since May 12 at Houston right after Danny Santana had gone deep in the eighth to make it 4-1. It was the seventh homer for both players, the third for Santana in the four-game series.

Santana doubled and stole third in the first before Andrus tripled to right-center. Andrus scored on a wild pitch by Shane Bieber (6-3) that ricocheted off catcher Kevin Plawecki and went several feet in front of the plate.

"It was just kind of a funky inning ... (Plawecki) made a nice block but it kind of sprung back out off his leg. That was just kind of an awkward play," said Bieber who didn't allow any more runs while striking out eight without a walk in six innings.

"I thought he battled his (behind) off. First inning, he's giving up some hard contact, a couple runs and then he just battled the rest of the way," manager Terry Francona said. "Matter of fact, if we tied that game we were going to let him go back out."

Rangers (world series rings) third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was ejected in the sixth after disagreeing with a called third strike. While Woodward was out discussing the ejection with home plate umpire Doug Eddings, Cabrera tossed his batting gloves from the dugout toward the plate. Cabrera struck out all three at-bats.
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