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21:00, Aug 25 2015

MILWAUKEE -- No confrontations. One hit batter. Two stars on the bench. The Milwaukee Brewers withstood the early exits of outfielders Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun by pounding out 12 hits against Gerrit Cole and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers in the teams first meeting since a benches-clearing brawl last month. Jonathan Lucroy hit a bases-loaded, two-run single and Marco Estrada had eight strikeouts through six choppy innings in the Brewers 5-2 win Tuesday night. "The other guys are getting on base," manager Ron Roenicke said. "When everybodys contributing it means were getting a lot of people on base through the lineup." Gomez scored the second run on Lucroys single in the third after getting hit by a changeup from Cole (3-3). No heated exchange of words on Tuesday, unlike April 20 when Cole and Gomez got into it on a play at third in Pittsburgh. Gomez and both managers had signalled they were over the ill will left over from a brawl that led to suspensions. Gomez even smiled at first after getting hit by the off-speed pitch in the third, and he scored three batters later on Lucroys bases-loaded single. Cole said he hasnt spoken with Gomez since the brawl, but that they did exchange nods before Gomezs first at-bat. "I think pretty much everybodys on the same page about this. I think weve all moved on," Cole said. Gomez left after the fifth with a tight back that began bothering him Monday. Braun was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday, and his departure after the sixth was planned as he gets acclimated in his return from a right oblique injury. Earlier Tuesday, third baseman Aramis Ramirez was placed on the disabled list with a pulled left hamstring. All those players down and the Brewers still scratched out five runs and the dozen hits throughout the lineup. Five came from reserves, including two apiece from the guys who replaced Braun and Gomez -- Khris Davis and the newly called-up Elian Herrera. "Everybodys contributing ... Its important to have that depth on the bench and have guys step up and get it going," Lucroy said. Neil Walker hit a solo homer that landed on the concourse beyond left-centre in the first to extend his hitting streak to five for Pittsburgh. It was one of six hits allowed by Estrada, who looked like he was having trouble much off the night locating his off-speed stuff. He needed 112 pitches to get through his outing, though Roenicke liked how Estrada missed low instead of instead down the middle when getting into trouble. "Threw some great pitches but just couldnt get it locked in where he could just go through an easy inning," Roenicke said. "He did a great job of making the pitches when he needed to and finished up with a real nice ballgame. Jean Segura added two hits, the second after a shot up the middle deflected off the mound and squirted in between first and second to allow Lucroy to score from second for a four-run lead in the seventh. Francisco Rodriguez tossed a hitless ninth for his 16th save, bouncing back from his first blown save on Sunday. Pitching has played a crucial role with Milwaukee racing out to a 25-14 mark and the NL Central lead -- all while enduring injuries to key hitters. Braun finished 0 for 2 with a walk, striking out swinging in the fifth with runners on second and third. Cole allowed seven hits, three walks and three runs in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander with a fastball that reached 100 mph struck out six. "He had to do some yard work tonight in a couple of those innings with men on base and he showed up well," Hurdle said about his developing young hurler. Notes: The Brewers challenged an out call on Lyle Overbays grounder that deflected off the mound with one out and a runner on in the seventh. The call stood after a review of roughly 3 1/2 minutes. ...... Gomez and Pirates OF Travis Snider, who exchanged shoves during last months brawl, ran into each other at a Milwaukee steakhouse during an off day Monday. "We shook hands, he gave me a hug and everything is cool. ... No hard feelings," Gomez said before the game. ... Pittsburgh sends Francisco Liriano (0-3) to the mound Wednesday against Milwaukees Wily Peralta (4-2). A. J. Cann Jaguars Jersey . -- Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. Dante Fowler Jr Jersey . Fresh from helping the Czech Republic beat Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals, Berdych beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 7-6 (7), 6-4 to maintain his record of never losing before the semifinals in Thailand. http://www.jaguarsstoreonline.com/Black-24-Tj-Yeldon-Womens-Jersey/ . The Michigan lineman faces three assault charges stemming from an incident in December, according to a report from ESPN. 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For the second straight year, the Pro Bowl will be utilizing an unconferenced format, in an effort to add excitement to a game long criticized for its lack of competitiveness. Last year marked the first time the familiar AFC-NFC dynamic that has existed since 1971 was replaced by teams captained by Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. Team Rice earned a 22-21 victory over Team Sanders in that one thanks to a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kansas Citys Alex Smith to the Cowboys DeMarco Murray in the final minute, which was followed by a successful two-point conversion. This year the alumni captains are Hall of Fame receivers Cris Cater and Michael Irvin, who began shaping the 2015 Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday. Irvin won a coin toss and had his choice of active player captains, choosing Murray and Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden as the first members of Team Irvin, and leaving Houston defensive lineman J.J. Watt and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown as captains for Team Carter. Team Carter led off the draft process and populated its team with a pair of Buffalo interior defensive lineman, Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams. Others chosen for Carters team included Kansas City DT Dontari Poe, the Pouncey brothers, Dolphins guard Mike and Pittsburgh center Maurkice; Green Bay teammates Josh Sitton and John Kuhn; Eagles O-linemen Evan Mathis and Jason Kelce; and the teams four specialists, Indianapolis punter Pat McAfee, Philadelphia kicker Cody Parkey, Arizona coverage stalwart Justin Bethel and Atlanta Falcons return special its Devin Hester. The selections made by Team Irvin on Tuesday were defensive tackles Aaron Donald of St. Louis, Sheldon Richardson of the Jets, and Geno Atkins of Cincinnati; as well as offensive linemen Zack Martin and Travis Frederick of the Cowboys, Marshal Yanda of Baltimore, Kyle Long of Chicago and the Jets Nick Mangold. Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece and Irvins four specialists, punter Kevin Huber of Cincinnati, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, Chargers special teamer Darrell Stuckey and Eagles return specialist Darren Sproles finished the work on Tuesday. Wednesdays portion of the draft included quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, as well as offensive tackles, defensive ends, linebackers and defensive backs. Carter got things rolling by selecting Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck as the first overall pick for the second straight year. Irvin, meanwhile, stayed close to his Dallas roots by picking Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo with his first pick. Its nice, I guess, Luck said of the honor. The reality is that everybody is deserving of it. Theres a bunch of No. 1 picks in (the draft) but its nice I guess. Carters other selections were: quarterbacks Drew Brees of the Saints and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton; running backs Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs, Alfred Morris of the Redskins and Justin Forsett of the Ravens; wide receivers Jordy Nelson of the Packers, T.Y. Hilton of the Colts and A.J. Green of the Bengals; tight ends Greg Olsen of the Panthers and Martellus Bennett of the Bears; offensive tackle Ryan Clady of the Broncos, Joe Staley of the 49ers and Duane Brown of the Texans. On defense Carter went with defensive ends Mario Williams of the Bills and Calais Campbell of the Cardinals; linebackers Justin Houston of the Chiefs, Connor Barwin of the Eagles, Tamba Hali of the Chiefs, C.J. Mosley of the Ravens and Lawrence Timmons of the Steelers; cornerbacks Aqib Talib of the Broncos, Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie of the Cardinals and Sam Shields of the Packers; safeties Donte Whitney of the Browns, Glover Quin of the Lions and Antoine Bethea and the 49ers. Long snapper L.P. LaDouceur of the Cowboys rounded out Team Carter. Irvin added: quarterback Matthew Stafford of the Lions and Matt Ryan of the Falcons; running backs Mark Ingram of the Saints and C.J. Anderson of the Broncos; wide receivers Odell Beckham of the Giants, Emmanuel Sanders of the Broncos, Randall Cobb of the Packers and Golden Tate of the Lions; tight ends Jimmy Grraham of the Saints and Jason Witten of the Cowboys; offensive tackles Joe Thomas of the Browns, Tyron Smith of the Cowboys and Trent Williams of the Redskins.dddddddddddd Irvins defensive selections were defensive ends DeMarcus Ware of the Broncos, Cameron Wake of the Dolphins and Robert Quinn of the Rams; linebackers Von Miller of the Broncos, Clay Matthews of the Packers, Elvis Dumervil of the Ravens, DQwell Jackson of the Colts and Luke Kuechly of the Panthers; cornerbacks Brent Grims of the Dolphins, Vontae Davis of the Colts and Chris Harris of the Broncos; safeties T.J. Ward of the Broncos, Mike Adams of the Colts and Eric Weddle of the Chargers. This is what the fans want see, Miller said. They want to see a team get picked step-by-step. It has some of the same similarities that the (NFL) draft does. The excitement. You get the fans involved. The long snapper for Team Irvin is veteran Jon Dorenbos of the Eagles. In a new wrinkle to the game, the coaching staffs were the final picks of the Pro Bowl Draft and Carter went with John Harbaugh and the coaches from the Ravens, while Jason Garrett and the Cowboys coaching staff will guide the Team Irvin Pro Bowl team. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which the Pro Bowl will be held one week prior to the Super Bowl, thereby removing members of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, who will meet in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Az. on Feb. 1. The 44-man teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 18 defensive players plus five specialists. Each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $55,000, while each on the losing end earns $28,000. The 15 Pro Bowl is the first to be played in Arizona and will be just the third time the game is being held in the same venue as the Super Bowl (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1967 and Miamis Sun Life Stadium, 2010). The Pro Bowl as held consecutively from 1980 to 2009 at Honolulus Aloha Stadium, moved to Sun Life Stadium in South Florida in 2010 and then returned to Hawaii in 2011 until last season. Prior to the AFL-NFL merger, the leagues held separate All-Star games after the season from 1961-69. The NFL had its own Pro Bowl from 1951-60, while the league champion competed against an assembled group of top players between 1938-42. PRO BOWL PRIMER -Despite criticism, the Pro Bowl does remain a modest success as a television vehicle, with last years encounter being watched by an average of 11.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched All-Star game in American sports for the fifth consecutive year. That, however, was down from the 12.2 million viewers the game received under a traditional conference format in 13 as well as the 12.5 million viewers in 12. -The media now chooses two MVPs, an offensive and defensive standout. Each MVP will be presented with a new GMC vehicle, and an MVP medallion to commemorate the achievement. -A two-minute warning has been added to the first and third quarters and the ball will change hands after each quarter. This is expected to increase the opportunities for quarterbacks to direct more two-minute drills. -No Kickoffs: The coin toss will determine which team is awarded possession first. The ball will be placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays. -The defense will be permitted to play cover-2 or press coverage. In the conference format days, only man coverage was permitted, except on goal-line situations. -Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter, if the offense does not gain at least one yard, the clock will stop as if the play were an incomplete pass. This rule was enacted to make the team with the ball attempt to gain yardage toward the end of each quarter. -The game clock will start after an incomplete pass on the signal of the referee, except inside the last two minutes of the first half and the last five minutes of the second half. -A 35-second/25-second play clock will be adopted instead of the typical 40- second/25-second clock. -The game clock will not stop on quarterback sacks outside of the final two minutes of the game. Currently, the game clock stops in these situations outside of two minutes of the second and fourth quarters. Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Team Carter 33, Team Irvin 30 cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '

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