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Carlos Santana’s 3-run HR stays fair as Cleveland Indians beat Pirates, 6-3, in 10 innings

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Carlos Santana’s 3-run HR stays fair as Cleveland Indians beat Pirates, 6-3, in 10 innings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — On Tuesday night, Carlos Santana turned back the clock and did his best imitation of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series between Boston and Cincinnati.

In that game Fisk hit a game-winning home run down the left field line at Fenway Park in the 12th inning. As he came out of the batter’s box, Fisk urged the ball to stay fair with all the body language he could muster.

Santana did the same in the 10th inning as he hit a three-run homer high over the left field foul pole at PNC Park to give the Indians a 6-3 win over the Pirates. Santana bent and contorted his body to try and keep the ball fair. At one point he started back to the plate, thinking it was foul, but when the umpire signaled home run he trotted around the bases as Cesar Hernandez and Francisco Lindor scored in front of him to break a 3-3 tie.

Hernandez, under MLB’s automatic runner rule, started the 10th inning at second base. Jose Ramirez struck out, but left-hander Sam Howard hit Lindor on the foot to bring Santana to the plate. He hit 1-0 slider over the foul pole to win it. The Pirates challenged the call, but replay supported the call on the field.

Santana didn’t recall Carlton Fisk’s famous home run. “That was a long time ago,” he said with a smile.

But he said he was trying to keep the ball fair.

“Of course, I was,” said Santana. “I was waiting for the umpire to call it fair. I was very happy for that.”

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Acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said the call could have gone either way.

“We knew the ball was hooking,” said Alomar. “The ball was hit so far over the pole you couldn’t tell. It could have gone either way. The way I saw it was hutting the foul pole on the fair, but it ended up way on the foul side. It seemed to me it was fair.”

Santana drove in five of the Indians six runs to match a career high. When it comes to hitting the ball out of the park late in games, few are better. Santana since 2010 leads the big leagues with 13 go-ahead homers in the ninth inning or later (Elias).

The Indians have won four straight and nine of their last 12 games. The Pirates have lost 10 of their last 12.

The Indians bullpen shined after a short start by Carlos Carrasco. Nick Wittgren (1-0) worked in and out of trouble in the ninth. Speedster Jarrod Dyson greeted Wittgren with a single off Santana’s glove at first base. Catcher Jacob Stallings sent a bunt back to the mound. Wittgren tried to get Dyson at second, but his throw was late as was Lindor’s relay to first.

The Indians caught a break, however, when catcher Roberto Perez picked off Dyson at second for the first out thanks as Dyson hit Lindor’s foot as he tried to dive back into the bag. The Pirates challenged, but the call on the field stood.

The Pirates rebounded nicely. After Adam Frazier flied out to right, Kevin Newman singled to send Stallings to second. Cole Tucker pinch ran as Josh Bell came to the plate. Wittgren sent it to extra inning by striking out Bell.

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“I know better than that,” said Wittgren. “Carlos and Berto (Perez) were yelling one, one, one. I should have gone to first.”

Brad Hand pitched the 10th for his sixth save in as many chances to complete 5 2/3 scoreless innings by the bullpen.

“The bullpen was fantastic,” said Alomar. “They came in tonight and held the fort. I’m very proud of them.”

The Indians gave Carrasco a 3-1 lead in the third, but the Pirates pulled even in the fifth at 3-3. Carrasco struck out Stallings to start the inning, but Frazier singled and Newman walked. The runners advanced on Carrasco’s wild pitch and scored on Bell’s double.

Lefty Oliver Perez relieved and struck out Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds to stand Bell and keep the score tied. Perez started a nice run by the bullpen as Cam Hill, Phil Maton, James Karinchak and Wittgren held the Pirates scoreless through the ninth.

Karinchak relieved Maton with two out in the seventh and retired four straight. He struck out the first two batters he faced in the eighth to give him 24 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.

Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked three. It was Carrasco’s second straight start in which he’s pitched just 4 1/3 innings.

“I was on and off,” said Carrasco. “I have eight walks in my last two starts. I’m not happy with that. I’m better than that.”

The Indians, trailing 1-0, took a 3-1 lead in the third off J.T. Bubaker. Their first four batters reached base as Hernandez doubled and Ramirez and Lindor walked to load the bases. Santana made it 2-1 with a single to center as Lindor stopped at third. Sananta entered the game hitting .143 (3-for-21) with runners in scoring position.

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Franmil Reyes followed with a long sacrifice fly to center to make it 3-1. The RBI gave Reyes 12 in his last 10 games. He entered the game hitting .515 with two doubles, four homers and 11 RBI in previous nine games.

The Pirates scored first, taking a 1-0 lead against Carrasco. Kevin Newman doubled with one out and scored on Colin Moran two-out single to right.

Tuesday’s win was the Indians first in Pittsburgh since July 3, 2015.

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BALL – Barcelona say goodbye to the Spanish Cup (Spain)

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Athletic Bilbao will move forward in the Copa del Rey after a 3-2 home win over Barcelona after a tight game that was only resolved in extra time (2-2 after 90 minutes).

Cathedral there was a scene of great play, blessed with rain, when the players at home showed early what they were going to do: two minutes later, Iker Muniain delivered a superb cross from Nico Williams at speed to the right of the attack, which, shall we say, during the game was Jordi Alba’s headache.

Barcelona reacted well, and in the middle of the first half equalized with Ferran Torres – he made his debut by scoring in the second game for blue grain – Busquets pass, Xavi’s only dangerous game for the entire first half, although he had more possession of the ball (63.6%).

In the second half, the game was more balanced, but At Bilbao continued to be the sharpest team in attack, and in the 87th minute, Íñigo Martinez took advantage of the rebound in the penalty area. The fans were already celebrating when Pedri poured a bucket of cold water over their heads, restoring the tie at 90+3 minutes and sending the game into extra time.

With an extra half hour, aside from blaming the players for physical fatigue, given the intensity of the 90-minutes, neither team seemed willing to take the risk. But for the third time in the match “At” from Bilbao took the lead: Iker Muniain converted a penalty (105+2′), punishing the hand of Jordi Alba. Barça were still drawing their last breath, but the history of the game had already been written.

Thus, Atlético Bilbao joins Real Madrid, Mallorca, Rayo Vallecano, Valencia, Betis, Real Sociedad and Cadiz in the group of teams that have already reached the quarter-finals.

Watch the game movie below.

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Game over. Barcelona falls into Cathedral and say goodbye to the King’s Cup

120+1: Iker Muniain (Atletico Bilbao) gets a yellow card.

Three more minutes will be played.

119′: Yellow card for Inaki Williams (Atletico Bilbao) for cutting the ball with his hand.

117′: Replacement At. Bilbao. Peru Nolascoin comes on for Mikel Vesga.

114′: Alex Berenguer (Ath. Bilbao) nearly scored but was flagged offside.

110′: Substitution at At Bilbao: Nico William makes way for Oyer Sarraga.

109′: Braithwaite is flagged for offside. Barcelona are doing everything they can to get back on track.

107′: Feran Torres (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.

106′: At Bilbao substitution: Oscar de Marcos leaves for Iñigo Lecue.

106′: The game has restarted.

Extension interval.

105+3′: Substitution at Barcelona: Pedri is leaving and Martin Braithwaite comes on.

105+2′: Golo to Ath. Bilbao (3-2): Iker Muniain scores from the penalty spot. Ball one way, Ter Stegen the other.

105+1′: This is a penalty for At Bilbao. Yellow card for Jordi Alba.

Three more minutes of release will be played.

105′: The referee will consult with VAR regarding Jordi Alba’s alleged miscut.

104′: Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) is booked for a foul on De Marcos.

103′: Serginho Dest (Barcelona) shot after a good job by Pedri, but Julen Aguirrezabala handled it safely.

98′: Busquets (Barcelona) receives a yellow card for a foul.

96′: Inaki Williams (Atletico Bilbao) shoots from outside the area, but the ball misses the right post.

96′: Substitution at Barcelona: Ansu Fati, who came on in the 60th minute, was replaced by Serginho Dest. The tenth number leaves the field in tears: a new injury.

95′: Iker Muniain (At. Bilbao) takes the free kick, the ball lands in the box, but die on the defensive.

Neither team wants to take risks…

91′: Substitution at At Bilbao: Youri Berchish is replaced by Mikel Balenciaga.

The first part of overtime begins.

90+4′: Normal time is over. This is followed by 30 minutes of extra time.

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90+3′: Goal for Barcelona (2-2): Pedri restores equality after an acrobatic pass from Dani Alves, goalkeeper Julen Aguirrezabala still touched the ball, but could not get away from the gate.

Four minutes of release will be played.

89′: Goal disallowed by Utterson Bilbao due to offside by Alex Berenguer.

86′: Golo do Ath. Bilbao (2-1): Íñigo Martinez after a set piece and Muniain took a free kick into the center of the penalty area. Judge José Luis Munuera Montero consults the VAR system. Target confirmed.

85′: Inaki Williams (Atletico Bilbao) hits the post.

79′: At Bilbao substitution: Raul Garcia is replaced by Alex Berenguer.

76′: Piqué (Barcelona) receives a yellow card for a foul.

72′: Dangerous free kick on the edge of the penalty area after a foul by Dani Vivian (At. Bilbao).

61′: Double substitution at Barcelona: Ferran Yutgla leaves for Ansu Fati; Gaby gives way to Frenkie de Jong.

53′: Ter Stegen shines again and deprives a goal from Nico Williams (Athena, Bilbao), who, winning space, shot into the lower right corner of the goal.

52′: At Bilbao substitution: Oyhan Sunset leaves with an injury (left knee) to enter Iñaki Williams.

46′: Substitution at Barcelona: outgoing Es Abde and incoming Nico Gonzalez.

46′: The second part has begun.

In the first 45 minutes, Barcelona had more possession (63.6%), but they were less likely to score a goal, and in this chapter the home team were more effective.

45+2′: The first part is over.

Two minutes of stoppage time will be played.

45′: Ter Stegen again avoids a second header after a header from Raul Garcia (Atletico Bilbao).

It’s raining heavily.

42′: Pique gets help after get there from Vesga, who also needs help.

The stadium has 40,000 fans, maximum capacity allowed due to precautionary measures due to Covid-19.

32′: Ter Stegen evades the second goal by stopping Nico Williams (Atletico Bilbao) with a cross kick from outside the goal stamped area.

thirty’: Dani Garcia (Atletico Bilbao) gets a yellow card for a foul on Ferran Torres.

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29′: Niko Williams (At. Bilbao) does what he wants with Jordi Alba… Another cross with the score, weight and measure into the box and Iker Muniain heads but the ball goes just over the goal.

26′: Oscar de Marcos (Athletics Bilbao) shot a bad shot from Nico Williams from the box and missed a good opportunity to score when the ball went over the crossbar.

20′: Goal to Barcelona (1:1): Ferran Torres, near Busquets. In the second game for Barcelona, ​​he made his debut with goalscoring.

17′: Shot by Iker Muniain (Athletics Bilbao) as the ball goes over the crossbar.

10′: Another cross from Iurie Berchishe (Atletico Bilbao), which is cleared by the defense.

6′: Yuri Berchiche (Ath. Bilbao) fired a cross into the box, but the coule defense cleared.

2′: Golo to Atl. Bilbao (1-0): Iker Muniain. A great cross by Nico Williams, who accelerated to the right of the attack, while Muniain controlled the ball already in the penalty area and delivered an accurate shot into the net.

one’: The game started at San Mames Stadium.

Barcelona will visit Atlético Bilbao this Thursday, from 20:30, in the Copa del Rey play-off match.

Follow all the incidents of this meeting, of which eleven are already known:

Atl. Bilbao: Aguirrezabal; De Marcos, Vivian, Inigo Martinez and Yuri; Nico Williams, Dani Garcia, Vesga and Mooniain; Sunset and Raul Garcia.

Substitutes: Unai Simon, Alex Petxa, Iñigo Lecue, Ander Capa, Unai Nunes, Peru Nolascoain, Mikel Balenciaga, Nico Serrano, Oyer Zarraga, Iñaki Williams and Alex Berenguer.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Pique, Araujo and Alba; Busquets, Pedri and Gavi; Eze Abde, Ferrand and Yutgla.

Substitutes: Neto, Arnau Tenas, Serginho Dest, Oscar Minguesa, Clement Lenglet, Arnau Comas, Alex Balde, Ricky Puig, Nico Gonzalez, Frenkie de Jong, Martin Braithwaite and Ansu Fati.

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A BOLA – Conhecido o árbitro para o Sporting-SC Braga (Arbitragem)

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O Conselho de Arbitragem (CA) da Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) deu a conhecer, esta quinta-feira, as restantes nomeações para a 19.ª jornada da Liga.

Depois de ter anunciado na véspera que o algarvio Nuno Almeida estará no Arouca-Benfica, que esta sexta-feira abre a jornada a partir das 19 horas, agora ficou a saber-se que será o lisboeta Hugo Miguel o árbitro encarregue de dirigir o Sporting -SC Braga, marcado para sábado´(20.30 horas).

No domingo entra em ação o líder FC Porto, que recebe no Dragão o Famalicão, com arbitragem do portuense Rui Costa.

Eis todas as nomeações:

Arouca-Benfica, sexta-feira (19 horas)

Arbitro: Nuno Almeida
Assistentes: André Campos e Pedro Felisberto
4th arbitro: Miguel Nogueira
VAR: Andre Narciso
AVAR: Paulo Bras

Paços de Ferreira-Boavista, sexta-feira (21.15 horas)
Arbitro: Manuel Oliveira
Assistentes: Carlos Campos e Tiago Leandro
4th arbitro: Carlos Macedo
VAR: Bruno Esteves
AVAR: Rui Cidade

Moreirense – Santa Clara, Saturday (15.30 horas)
Arbitro: Gustavo Correia
Assistentes: Inacio Pereira e Luis Costa
4.ºarbitro: Helder Carvalho
VAR: Vasco Santos
AVAR: Pedro Ribeiro

Tondela-Vizela, sábado (18 horas)
Árbitro: Helder Malheiro
Assistentes: Goncalo Freire e Jose Luzia
4th arbitro: Flavio Lima
VAR: Rui Oliveira
AVAR: Sergio Jesus

Sporting-SC Braga, Saturday (20.30 horas)
Orbitro: Hugo Miguel
Assistentes: Rui Teixeira e Ricardo Santos
4.º Arbitro: David Silva
VAR: João Pinheiro
AVAR: Tiago Costa

Marítimo – Belenenses SAD, domingo (15.30 horas)
Arbitro: Vítor Ferreira
Assistentes: Nelson Cunha e Marco Vieira
4th arbitro: Bruno Costa
VAR: Fábio Verissimo
AVAR: Pedro Martins

Vitória Guimarães – Estoril, domingo (15.30 horas)
Árbitro: Artur Soares Dias
Assistentes: Rui Licinio e Paulo Soares
4th arbitro: Jose Bessa
VAR: Luis Ferreira
AVAR: Jorge Fernandes

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Gil Vicente-Portimonense, domingo (18 horas)
Árbitro: João Pinheiro
Assistentes: Tiago Costa e Luciano Maia
4th arbitro: João Casegas
VAR: Hugo Silva
AVAR: Nelson Pereira

FC Porto – Famalicão, domingo (20.30 horas)
Arbitro: Rui Costa
Assistentes: Nuno Manso e João Bessa Silva
4.º Arbitro: Claudio Pereira
VAR: Gustavo Correia
AVAR: Inacio Pereira

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BALL – LeBron makes midnight history for Embiid and Jokic; Nehemiah on the bench (NBA)

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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their fourth loss in five games this morning, losing 104-111 to the Indiana Pacers at home. However, LeBron James stands out with 30 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, becoming the first in NBA history to reach 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 9,000 assists.

Nimias Kweta didn’t come off the bench this time, and the Sacramento Kings lost to the Detroit Pistons by two points, 131–133.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid scored 50 points, almost half of what was used to beat the Orlando Magic 123-110, and wasn’t even the most popular player, so 27 minutes on the field it was worth it. The Cameroonian joined legends Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson, the only ones to score so many points in a Sixers jersey.

The Eastern Conference leaders Chicago Bulls had something to prove after losing their last four games; ahead of the Cavaliers, who won the last five; the win smiled at the Bulls 117–104, with DeMar DeRozan leading with 30 points and 7 assists.

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Kyrie Irving, who dropped out of the competition for not vaccinating against Covid-19 (which is why he can only play games outside of New York), returns to form in the Nets’ victory over the Wizards in Washington, tagged 30 points ; LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and James Harden scored 18 points. Kevin Durant is still missing. The Nets are third in the Eastern Conference.

Luka Doncic scored in the Dallas Mavericks’ 102–98 win over the Toronto Raptors. The Slovenian scored a double-double and became the top scorer of the match with 41 points and 14 rebounds.

Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double in the Nuggets’ 130–128 win over the Clippers in a game that was scheduled to go into overtime. There were 49 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds.

Wednesday results:

Denver Nuggets – Los Angeles Clippers 130 – 128 (ap)

Los Angeles Lakers – Indiana Pacers, 104-111

Dallas Mavericks – Toronto Raptors, 102-98

San Antonio Spurs – Oklahoma City Thunder, 118-96

Atlanta Hawks – Minnesota Timberwolves, 134-122

Boston Celtics – Charlotte Hornets 102-111

Miami Heat – Portland Trailblazers, 104-92

Sacramento Kings – Detroit Pistons, 131-133

Utah Jazz – Houston Rockets, 111-116

Chicago Bulls – Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-104

Milwaukee Bucks – Memphis Grizzlies, 126 – 114

Philadelphia 76ers – Orlando Magic, 123-110

Washington Wizards – Brooklyn Nets, 118 – 119

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