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y unexpected? With snow and cold weather, anything can happen on the football field. With all these players motivated to win

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#1   2015/12/14 01:22AM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Chris Herrmanns parents were watching him play in the majors for the first time. The Minnesota catcher gave them something to tell the grandkids someday. Herrmann broke up Yu Darvishs latest no-hit bid in a big way with a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Justin Morneau followed with a home run that sent the Twins over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. "They were up in Minnesota last year when I was called up but I never got to play," said Herrmann, who grew up in the Houston area. "Its just a good feeling and theyre waiting outside and I cant wait to see them." Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak on a night when it looked as if the strikeout-prone Twins had no chance against the major league strikeout leader. Instead, Darvish (12-6) had a third straight start without a win and the right-handers home run total jumped to 22 after the Japanese ace allowed 14 his entire rookie season. "In that situation in the seventh inning, I told myself I cant allow a home run," Darvish, who has taken three no-hitters into the seventh inning this season, said through an interpreter. "And as soon as I told myself that, you know what happened." Nolan Ryan, the Rangers CEO who had the last two of his record seven no-hitters with Texas in 1990 and 1991, was watching from his usual spot on the front row as Darvish faced the minimum number of batters with 10 strikeouts through six innings. But Darvish didnt make it out of the seventh. He walked Brian Dozier to start the inning -- the Twins second baserunner of the game -- and Herrmann drove a fastball down the right-field line for a 2-all tie. Four pitches later, Morneau hit a hanging slider 409 feet into the upper deck in right. "I just feel like after that home run happened, he just kind of got rattled and things just kind of went haywire for him," said Herrmann, who has four homers. "I was the one that started it and things just got a little crazy for him, and, I dont know, it was nice. It was fun." After Morneaus drive, Darvish got Josh Willingham for his 11th strikeout and Ryan Doumit flied out. But manager Ron Washington pulled Darvish after a double by Trevor Plouffe, who struck out his first two times on a 94 mph fastball and a 61 mph curve. "He made two mistakes and they didnt miss them," catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. "Strikeouts are great, but the biggest thing is weve got to win the game." Twins starter Liam Hendriks (1-2) got his second career win by holding Texas to two runs -- one earned -- in six innings. Glen Perkins struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 31st save in 34 chances after relievers Brian Duensing and Josh Roenicke pitched around a one-out triple by Craig Gentry in the seventh. "You cant really think about it too much," Hendriks, the Australian right-hander, said of watching Darvish dominate on the other side. "Its me against their hitters and I need to try to match up my best and see what I can do against their guys. It was quick innings, so I didnt get too much of a breather some of the time." Darvishs other two no-hit bids came in Houston. He was an out away from a perfect game on April 2 before a single by Marwin Gonzalez, then pitched 7 1-3 hitless innings before a home run by Carlos Corporan on Aug. 12. Darvish gave up three hits in 6 2-3 innings and finished with 11 strikeouts -- his 11th double-digit strikeout game of the season. He now has 236 strikeouts, second to Ryans franchise record of 301 in 1989. For the first six innings, the Twins didnt even come close to a hit. Ninth-place hitter Pedro Florimon was so flustered he thought he had walked on a 2-2 count in the sixth -- one pitch after third-base umpire Tim McClelland kept his at-bat alive after ruling he checked his swing on 1-2. Darvish waved Florimon back to the plate as he walked down the first-base line, then struck him out on the full count. "That we were going to get him," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of what he was thinking after six innings. "Always think that way. He was punching us out, absolutely. But we also had a couple of guys put some swings on him, so youve just got to figure out a way. Youve just got to hang in there." NOTES: Rangers RHP Neftali Feliz will skip his final rehab appearance Saturday and be activated when rosters expand Sunday. The closer turned starter hasnt pitched in the majors since May 18, 2012. He will be in the bullpen. . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. [url= Grissom Patriots Jersey . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. [url= Brown Womens Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month.On Thursday night, the CFL will hand out their annual awards where Toronto Argonauts QB Ricky Ray goes up against Calgary Stampeders RB Jon Cornish for the leagues Most Outstanding Player. It stops there for them, as neither man will play on Sunday for the leagues biggest prize, the 101st Grey Cup. In that title game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders, one player will stand out and be rewarded as the games Most Valuable Player. Which player will be honoured for leading his team to victory? Only one active player in this years contest has previously won the award, QB Henry Burris earned it in 2008 with the Calgary Stampeders at the 96th Grey Cup. Burris won the award in a similar circumstance to the one he will be in on Sunday, facing a team that was playing for the championship before their home crowd when his Stampeders beat the Montreal Alouettes. Could the leagues leading passer, making his triumphant return to Saskatchewan where he started his CFL career, earn his second Grey Cup MVP award? Will it be the opposing QB, Darian Durant, aiming for his first championship in three tries, this time flanked with the support of an entire province. Can he continue his hot postseason pace and have a strong performance? How about one of Durants targets? None have accomplished more in a career than the illustrious WR Geroy Simon, a two-time Grey Cup winning receiver.dddddddddddd Could this be the one award that completes his legendary resume? Will it be Durants favourite weapon, WR Chris Getzlaf? Outside of a seven-yard touchdown pass, the receiver was fairly limited against the Stampeders in the Western Division Finals. Could he breakout in front of Rider Nation? On the other sideline, Ticats receiver WR Andy Fantuz, who wore Rider green for six seasons before bolting to the Steel City as a free agent in 2012, could catch fire in his former stadium. However, with this years game being played in wintery conditions with an expected low temperature of minus-12 C combined with winds at 15 kilometres per hour, could the two teams offensive plans be left in the hands of the running game? Will the weather permit Riders RB Kory Sheets, who has rushed for a combined 245 yards in the two playoff games heading into Sunday, to be the x-factor for his team? What about Ticats RB C.J. Gable? Can the dual-threat California native brave the cold and cap off his first CFL season in MVP fashion? How about somebody unexpected? With snow and cold weather, anything can happen on the football field. With all these players motivated to win the Grey Cup on Sunday, who will be the most valuable to their team? 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