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CLEVELAND -- For someone who just endured a beer bath, T. Kevin Faulk Jersey .J. House was all smiles. House allowed three runs over 6 2-3 innings for his first major league win and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Saturday night. Houses teammates celebrated the occasion by dousing him with beer, something the rookie left-hander didnt mind one bit. "I got rolled into this little cart and they gave me a shower," he said. "It was nice. I enjoyed it. Id take one every time we get a win." House (1-2) scattered nine hits, struck out three and didnt walk a batter. He was making the eighth appearance, and seventh start, of his career. "It feels great," House said. "I hadnt had one yet, but the time came and it was the right time, at home in front of the fans." Michael Bourns leadoff homer sparked a three-run third inning while Nick Swishers bases-loaded single scored two runs in the fifth and finished Jeremy Guthrie (5-7). Michael Brantley had three hits, including an RBI single in the eighth, for Cleveland. Bourn left the game after scoring the Indians final run because of tightness in his left hamstring. He had surgery on the hamstring in October and began the season on the disabled list. Bourn also missed several games in May with the injury. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Bourn was examined following the game. "Well know a lot more (Sunday)," Francona said. House gave up a run in the first, another in the sixth and Danny Valencia hit a leadoff homer in the seventh. But House retired the next two hitters then was pulled after throwing 87 pitches. Kansas City loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth against closer Cody Allen, pitching in a non-save situation. Allen struck out Lorenzo Cain on a 3-2 pitch before Eric Hosmer swung at the first pitch and bounced into a game-ending double play. "I think I had Cain in swing mode because he swung at ball four," Allen said. "I was trying to use Hosmers aggressiveness against him because he was trying to tie it up right there." House, taken in the 16th round of the 2008 draft, began the season at Triple-A Columbus. He made five starts with the Indians from May 23-June 14 before being sent back to the minors. He was recalled a week ago and lost to Seattle on Sunday against Felix Hernandez, a game in which the Indians were held to one hit. "Hes pitched well enough to have a win before now," Francona said. "Hes shown he can get major league hitters out. Hes got a lot of poise out there." Hosmers RBI groundout in the first gave Kansas City the lead. Bourns third homer of the season tied the game. Jason Kipnis put Cleveland ahead with an RBI double and Lonnie Chisenhall added a run-scoring single. Kansas City added a run in the sixth, but House struck out Billy Butler with two runners on to end the inning. "He did a nice job of limiting the damage and threw the ball very well," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Every time we got something going, he found a way to put an end to it." Cleveland loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth before Swisher, who was batting .193 and struck out in his first two at-bats, lined a 1-2 pitch to right-centre. The hit pushed the lead to 5-1 and gave Guthrie his shortest outing of the season. The right-hander was charged with six runs and allowed a season-high 11 hits in four-plus innings. Chisenhall was 2 for 3 and raised his batting average to .342, but he doesnt have enough plate appearances to be listed among the league leaders. Clevelands third baseman is making a strong push to be named to the American League All-Star team, which will be announced Sunday. Chisenhall is hitting .350 (55 for 157) with nine homers and 36 RBIs in 44 games since May 14. NOTES: Swisher has been taking fly balls in right field during pregame drills. He appeared in 27 games in the outfield in 2013, but has yet to play there this season. ... Royals OF Nori Aoki (strained left groin) was eligible to come off the 15-day DL on Saturday, but will be sent on a rehab assignment in the next couple of days. Aoki, who is hitting .263, has been sidelined since June 21. ... Indians C Yan Gomes, who started 70 of the first 85 games, was given the night off as George Kottaras started behind the plate. ... Royals OF Alex Gordon snapped an 0-for-16 slump with a sixth-inning single. ... Royals LHP Danny Duffy (5-7) takes on RHP Corey Kluber (7-6) in the three-game series finale Sunday. Jarrett Stidham Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Tyler Gauthier Jersey . The Raptors (15-15) posted six road victories last month and have won seven of their last nine games overall. Toronto visits the Washington Wizards on Friday night. http://www.cheappatriotsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-chase-winovich-jersey . DETROIT LIONS AT ATLANTA FALCONS, 9:30 AM (ET) Detroit - RB Reggie Bush, TE Eric Ebron, TE Joseph Fauria, WR Calvin Johnson, QB Kellen Moore, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT LaAdrian Waddle Atlanta - CB Javier Arenas, DT Jonathan Babineaux, OT Cameron Bradfield, WR Freddie Martino, QB Sean Renfree, OT Jonathan Scott, LB Tyler Starr SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS, 1:00 PM (ET) Seattle - DT Jordan Hill, CB Byron Maxwell, OT Andrew McDonald, TE Zach Miller, C Max Unger, LB Bobby Wagner, WR Bryan Walters Carolina - CB Bene Benwikere, LB Chase Blackburn, WR Philly Brown, G Amini Silatolu, G Trai Turner, RB Fozzy Whittaker, RB DeAngelo Williams HOUSTON TEXANS AT TENNESSEE TITANS, 1:00 PM (ET) Houston - OT Jeff Adams, DB Josh Aubrey, LB Brian Cushing, DB Darryl Morris, WR DeVier Posey, QB Tom Savage, LB Jeff Tarpinian Tennessee - RB Antonio Andrews, WR Kris Durham, TE Richard Gordon, DL DaQuan Jones, CB Coty Sensabaugh, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS, 1:00 PM (ET) Baltimore - CB Chykie Brown, LB Arthur Brown, DL Chris Canty, TE Owen Daniels, G/C Gino Gradkowski, RB Bernard Pierce, OT Jah Reid Cincinnati - RB Rex Burkhead, DE Will Clarke, WR A.ONE MINUTE BETWEEN LEGENDS Everyone in hockey is thinking about Gordie Howe this week. In lieu of my column, I thought Id bring you a couple of stories from a man who grew up worshipping Gordie, and then got to play with him, if only for the briefest of moments. This is an excerpt from Hall of Famer Brian Kilreas book, They Call Me Killer, which I wrote with him a few years back. Brians words, as told to me. Detroit was always my team. I had three uncles: Hec, Wally, and Kenny. They all played for the Red Wings. Uncle Hec won the Stanley Cup in 1936, two years after I was born. But he was still there in the 40s when I was a kid, so I loved Detroit. Back in those days, the paper wouldnt come until after four, so I would race home from school every day to find out who had the goals and the assists from the game the night before. How many did Gordie get? How about Ted Lindsay? These guys were my idols. I grew, and became a decent player, and as it turns out, a Detroit scout named Alex Smart saw me in Ottawa and told Jimmy Skinner about me. Jimmy was coaching the Hamilton Tiger Cubs in the OHA. They were affiliated with the Red Wings. So they invited me to Hamilton for their training camp in 1953, and I made the team. And they ended up signing me to a contract. JD: Jimmy Skinner would coach Killer for one season in Hamilton before becoming head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. His Wings won the Stanley Cup the next year, 1955. Skinner is credited with starting the tradition of kissing the cup. So I belonged to the Red Wings, but I was still a long way from actually getting there. I spent two years in junior in Hamilton and then four years in Troy, Ohio, of the International League. Troys training camp was always in the same place as the Wings in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. When our practice was done, Id hurry up and get my gear off to go watch the Wings skate. They were amazing, just like a machine. During the season, we would play in Troy on Sunday afternoon, then I would drive the 180 miles to Detroit to watch the Red Wings play Sunday night. I just loved that team. My second year at that camp, I was just 19, and one day we were all just hanging around the hotel. Gordie Howe comes up to me and says he and Ted Lindsay are going down for an ice cream, and would I like to come along. Would I like to come along?!? Cripes almighty, these guys were world champions and legends! Yes, Id like to come along! So we go get our ice cream, and then we come by a pool hall. Well, I had played a lot of pool as a kid. When I was about 14 in Ottawa, I would ride my bike uptown to this pool hall called The Little LaSalle, over the Centre Theatre. I was up there all the time, so I became pretty good at it. Gordie says, Lets have a game. It was Gordie and I against Ted and his partner, I cant remember who it was (I was a little distracted by the other two guys). I held my own, and we won. Then we went back to the hotel, and now Gordie wants to play ping-pong. Well, it just happens that I had played a lot of ping-pong growing up, too. So Gordie and I won that game as well. It was just a fantastic day for a teenager to get to hang around these guys he idolized. Ted Lindsay: Gordie and were living our dream, too. We were nobody special. So if we were driving to the rink, and the back seat was empty, and a kid like Brian was headed there, wed pick him up. Or go get an ice cream, or shoot a game of pool. We liked to mingle with them, let them know they were part of the organization. We were no better than them. We were worried about making the team, too. JD: (Aside) Did Ted Lindsay just say he and Gordie Howe were worried about making the Red Wings every year?!? Sorry to interrupt. Carry on, Killer. The fact that I could walk around and say hello to Gordie Howe--that was the highlight of my career. I didnt even care if I played a game with Detroit! But I did. One game. It was the 1957-58 season. I was still playing in Troy and the Red Wings had a couple of injuries. One of the guys hurt was Dutch Reibel, who played centre between Gordie and Ted. So they called me up. I was just in the right place at the right time, I guess. It was unbelievable. For a week, I got to practice with the Red Wings, playing centre between Gordie and Ted. They said, Brian, just go to the net, well find you. So I just tried to stay out of the way. Dutch actually came back from his injury, but they still put me in the line-up for a home game against Boston. I was nervous as heck. I just wantted to get dressed and look around the room at these guys. Elandon Roberts Jersey. In warm-up, I was just trying to stay out of everybodys way. These were the names of all the guys I used to watch win Stanley Cups! And here I was, sitting on that bench next to them. It was unreal. I was glued to that bench most of the game. But finally, they put me on. I was on the Detroit Red Wings, playing centre on a line with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay! I dont remember much about the shift, probably because I was just in awe, watching Gordie the whole time. Its pretty tough to focus on the opposition when you just want to watch Gordie Howe. It was a pretty uneventful shift, but no harm was done. I didnt do anything dumb in my 40 or 50 seconds out there. I felt good about that. But that was it. One shift. I spent the rest of the game on the bench. I remember it was 1-0 for Boston, and I was sitting near the end of the bench next to Beaver Poile. So Gordie comes over and says to me. Touch this stick for luck, will ya. So I grabbed the stick and said to the stick, Go get a goal! So what happens? Gordie goes out and scores! Then he comes back to the bench, looks at me and says, You think you have another one? But the magic didnt work again. With the score 1-1, Don McKenney comes down the left wing for Boston, right in front of our bench. Al Arbour was playing defence for Detroit. Al stumbled a bit, and McKenney went by him and fired a slapshot. It caught the inside of the post on Terry Sawchuk and went in. Boston beat us 2-1. The next day we got to practice and were all sitting in the room with all our equipment on, but no skates, just shoes. So Al Arbour comes in and Beaver Poile, who is a really funny guy, looks at Als shoes and says, Hey Al, those look like the skates you had on yesterday on McKenneys goal! Everybody just broke up. Al did too, he had a great sense of humour. It was a wonderful time, just being in the same room as those guys. I was sent back down to Troy shortly after that. And I would never get back to Detroit. In fact, that one shift would be the last one I would get in the National Hockey League for eight-and-a-half years. But what a memory. Ill never forget the night I ran into Gordie at the Hall of Fame ceremony a few years back. I was coming down the escalator to the main lobby, and Gordie happened to be coming up the escalator, and we said hello, and started chatting. I was supposed to be taping an interview with one of those Toronto radio stations, and I knew someone was going to be looking for me. But I was not going to interrupt Gordie Howe. I didnt care if they had to wait an hour for me. He talked about Colleen and his kids, and his dog. It was like he was just happy to be able to talk, not for an interview, but just to someone from his past who really cared about what he was up to. We must have talked for three quarters of an hour. It was great. Then someone came and found him, and he had to go do some interview, and I had to go find my radio guy. But man, was it ever wonderful just spending time with the greatest hockey player ever. I think he is. My friend Don Cherry says its Bobby Orr, and what Wayne Gretzky did was unbelievable, but if you ask Wayne who the greatest player ever is, he says Gordie Howe. To me, its Gordie because he played in what was almost the same as the dead-ball era in baseball. The games back then were all 2-1, 3-2. They didnt have those 7-6, 8-5 games they had after hockey expanded and we went to 20-some, and then 30 teams. There werent enough good players for 30 teams. There still isnt! Everybody had great teams when there were only six of them. And all six had an all-star calibre goalie. So for Gordie to amass the numbers he did, it was amazing. I mean Bobby Orr would have been a star in that day, and Wayne Gretzky would have been a star, but would they have the same numbers Gordie Howe did? I dont think so. When I talk to Gordie and Ted, I never ask them if they remember that one game, that one shift I played with them. Im sure they dont. And it doesnt matter. Im just honoured they remember my name. Ted Lindsay: I remember dont remember the details of that game or that shift. But I remember the kid. And he did just fine. (THEY CALL ME KILLER, HarperCollins) POSTSCRIPT: I ran into Brian at The Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Monday night. He spent a few minutes in front of Gordies plaque, and said a few prayers to his old teammate. We all send along the same sentiments to Gordie and his family. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys ' ' '

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