Matt Holliday was hit by a ball three times while he was in the batters box. He was sore from head to toe. Of course, he did ha

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ST. Chad Thomas Browns Jersey . LOUIS -- Matt Holliday was hit by a ball three times while he was in the batters box. He was sore from head to toe. Of course, he did have a great big smile on his face after another important victory for St. Louis. Holliday drove in a run for the seventh consecutive game, helping Joe Kelly and the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Tuesday night. St. Louis won for the sixth time in seven games, including the first two of its three-game series against third-place Cincinnati. The NL Central-leading Cardinals moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh, which lost to Milwaukee, and 4 1/2 games up on the Reds, who won the division last year. Kelly (6-3) scattered eight hits and allowed one run in six innings. He also walked three but managed to improve to 6-0 since rejoining the starting rotation on July 6. The 25-year-old Kelly has won each of his last three starts and five of his last six overall. He has a 2.08 ERA in 34 2-3 innings this month. "I made pitches when I had to and I enjoyed that," Kelly said. "My arm felt good. They got guys in scoring position a couple times, I just tried to bear down and leave those guys out there." St. Louis manager Mike Matheny is impressed with Kellys recent run. "Joe did a good job, he had great life again," Matheny said. "He just keeps making good starts for us." Shin-Soo Choo homered for the Reds, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Cincinnatis last 13 batters went down in order in its third consecutive loss to St. Louis, making it 4-10 against the Cardinals this year. The hot-hitting Holliday had a rough game at the plate, at least physically. He fouled two separate pitches off his foot and toe in different at-bats. He also was plunked on the shoulder by a pitch from Alfredo Simon in the eighth. The last blow signalled the end of his day. But he went 2 for 3, including an RBI single against Mat Latos in St. Louis two-run first. He is batting .346 with three homers and 10 RBIs over his last seven games. Hollidays RBI string is tied for the second-longest in the majors this season. Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt had an eight-game RBI run in early June. Latos (13-5) gave up four runs and nine hits over six-plus innings. He has dropped two of his last three starts. The Cardinals went 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position. "Thats the type of team that we are," Holliday said. Holliday admitted that he was sore after the rough night. He even joked he would soon be wearing a catchers shin guard to the plate to prevent any further damage. The Cardinals needed just 14 pitches to take a 2-0 lead. Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran began the first back-to-back singles. Holliday then singled in Carpenter, who scored his major league-leading 100th run. Beltran scored when Allen Craig bounced into a double play. Choo hit a leadoff drive in the fifth for his 100th career homer, but the Cardinals answered with single runs in the sixth and seventh and scored twice in the eighth. Craig pushed the lead to 3-1 with a run-scoring double in the sixth, giving him 96 RBIs on the year. Carpenter brought in Jon Jay with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. "A loss is a loss, youve just got to play better baseball," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. "There are a few things weve still got to learn about playing winning baseball." Baker was particularly upset with a baserunning error by Zack Cozart in the fourth inning. Cozart and Jay Bruce ended up on third base at the same time after Bruce was held while rounding third on a hit by Latos. The play ended the inning. Had Cozart stopped at second and noticed Bruce was being held up, the Reds would have had the bases loaded for Choo. "Its my (mistake) definitely," Cozart said. "It was a bad play. You have to keep your head up. When I got to third I was surprised Jay was even there. That was a big part of the game." Baker was not in a forgiving mood. "Sometimes guys have got to be held accountable for their actions," he said. "Theyre all big boys, theyre all getting paid here." NOTES: Adam Wainwright (15-7, 2.58 ERA) faces Homer Bailey (8-10, 3.71) in the final of the three-game series Wednesday. Bailey is 0-5 with a 6.90 ERA in seven career starts at Busch Stadium. ... St. Louis INF Pete Kozma is mired in a 0-for-23 slump. ... The Cardinals are 34-22 against NL Central opponents this season with 22 divisional games remaining. ... The Reds have spent the past 127 days in second, third or fourth place. ...Latos had two hits for his second multihit game of the season. ...The Cardinals have doubled in a season-high 18 consecutive games. Zane Gonzalez Browns Jersey .J. Ellis hit an RBI single in the ninth inning, Hanley Ramirez hit a tape-measure, three-run homer in the first against Cliff Lee and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday night. Jarvis Landry Jersey .com) - New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork will not play in Sundays AFC Championship against Indianapolis due to a knee injury the rookie sustained last week. .com) - Many people at Eastern Washington are waiting to see if star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.VANCOUVER - The Calgary Stampeders say Brandon Banks wont be getting any preferential treatment in Sundays Grey Cup.Seven days after torching the Montreal Alouettes for 226 punt return yards and two touchdowns in the CFLs East Division final, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats speedster will take the field at B.C. Place Stadium against a Calgary team that isnt planning on changing its kick coverage for one player.Play fast, play aggressive, cut him off, make him stop his feet, Stampeders linebacker and special teams ace Karl McCartney said of the keys to stopping Banks. Obviously hes a speed guy, so once you make him stop his feet, his timings off and we can catch up.But if hes allowed to run hes going to change the angles. The main thing is getting on top and trying to slow him down and trip him up.Slowing down Banks — nicknamed Speedy-B — was something the Alouettes were unable to accomplish in the East final.Apart from his two TD returns of 93 and 88 yards, Banks had another 78-yard run back negated by a penalty in Hamiltons 40-24 victory. The 226 yards were a playoff record, while the two punt return scores tied a CFL post-season mark.Despite the gaudy numbers, the Stampeders dont plan on altering their scheme.Were going to try and play our game. We feel good about the guys we have covering kicks and the way that we do it, said Calgary special teams co-ordinator Mark Kilam. Our guys are looking forward to the challenge.Brandon Banks is a special player, and not only is he making a lot of plays, the guys that are playing in front of him are doing a great job. Weve got to be able to win our 1-on-1s against them and get into position to make a play.The Stampeders defeated the Edmonton Eskimos in the West final and have a core group of veterans on their cover teams — including McCartney and Rob Cote — who have been through the battles and know what to expect on Sunday.Those guys have worked hard all year. Theyre leaders with what they do, said Kilam. They play their roles very well, they understand their roles and thats why weve been successful.McCartney said making Banks life uncomfortable early in the championship game will be critical in setting the tone.You have to get on top, smack him good a couple times, said the Saint Marys University product. That might slow him down.Cote said keeping Banks from getting into the open field will be key.We will try to hit him and smother him in coverage then there wont be much room for him, said Cote, who signed with the Stampeders out of junior football in 2007. Hes not a big guy. Hes not a huge tackle breaker, but hes got a lot of speed. If you take away the space thats to our advantage.Cote stressed that while Banks is a talented returner, the preparation is no different than any other week.Hes not the only guy in the league thats a great returner. We see those guys all the time, he said. We just approach itt all the same way. Antonio Callaway Jersey. Added Kilam: Its one of those dynamic positions on a roster and week in and week out we try to bring the same urgency, the same mentality.Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin said he expected the Stampeders to be ready for the threat Banks poses while emphasizing that his blockers will have to rise to the challenge.I dont think hes going to surprise Calgary, said Austin. Theyre really good on defensive special teams. They cover well. And weve got a big challenge in front of us to continue to hold blocks and give Brandon a chance.Banks, who also had three carries for 35 yards and four catches for 33 yards to finish with 294 total yards against the Alouettes, was allowed to touch the ball so much in the East final in part because of the kicking rules in the CFL that favour the return game.Apart from the five-yard halo, teams are penalized for kicking the ball out of bounds in the air between the 20s, greatly impacting field position.Its a stiff penalty to kick the ball out of bounds, said Kilam. If youre kicking it out of bounds youre maybe netting 20, 25 yards at the most. Its a tough way to go if you believe in the guys that are covering your kicks. You want to give them a chance to make plays.This league is set up for returns. Its a returners league. The rules are set up that way, the field is set up that way. Thats an exciting part of our game and I think its a good thing that you cant kick the ball out of bounds. It forces people to play.Calgary punter Rob Maver netted an average of 38 yards per boot in 2014 and said the coverage unit wont be intimated by Hamiltons five-foot-six 153-pound gamebreaker.You cant play the game scared because if youre worrying about somebody else youre not focusing on what youre doing, said Maver. We have a lot of vets on our punt team and the young guys we have play fast, play aggressive.At this stage of the game its about what you do and how you do it.McCartney, who makes his living tracking down players of Banks ilk, said Maver putting the ball in the right spot on the field can make all the difference.Kick placement means a lot, said McCartney. If you kick to the sideline the lanes are a lot smaller, its harder for (the returner) to get out.Its always said that along with offence and defence, special teams is one third of the game, but McCartney still chuckled that so much focus has been put on the kicking game this week — mainly because of Banks.Its very important and it always has been, he said. I dont know why this game were getting all the credit, because every time we play the returner is the best player on the field and you always have to be ready because one move and theyre changing the game.We can only do what we do. We cant have one guy changing our game plan so were just going to keep playing the same way — play fast, play physical. Thats it. NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys From China Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '

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