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  • November 28, 2017 7:30 PM PST

    LOS ANGELES -- Through most of the first two months of the season, Yasiel Puig batted second and Hanley Ramirez hit third for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Reggie White Jersey . Ramirez is still hitting behind Puig, only now they are in the third and fourth spots, and the change is starting to generate positive results for manager Don Mattingly. Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the defending NL West champions to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. "I just try to help the team any way I can," Ramirez said. "When Donnie asked me if I was OK with it, I said: "I just want to win. Puigs been doing a great job, so why not hit him third so he can learn how to drive runs in?" Ramirez, whose 4 for 4 day increased his career average against Pittsburgh to .362, hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning against Brandon Cumpton and led off the sixth against Bryan Morris with his ninth of the season. The 2009 NL batting champion and three-time All-Star shortstop is 8 for 20 with eight RBIs in five starts in the cleanup spot after missing four games because of a sore left calf. "He found some good pitches to hunt and put some good swings on some balls," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "The history hes got against this organization is significant. I saw him break in. I had him on the All-Star team in 2008. Hes a good player, a good hitter, and hes done some damage at the plate. He also stole a base today, so that shows you his wheels OK." Puig had an infield hit in the third inning and has reached base in 32 straight games, the longest active streak in the majors. He is 13 for 32 with a homer and three RBIs in nine games since Mattingly moved him from second to third in the lineup, and the Dodgers are 5-4 during that stretch. Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2) breezed to his third straight victory, allowing two runs and 10 hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Last Monday at Dodger Stadium, Ryu did not allow a baserunner through the first seven innings of his 4-3 victory over Cincinnati. "He threw the ball really well," catcher Drew Butera said. "He had good command, changed speeds well in and out and did a real good job focusing on every pitch, and he made my job easy. Our guys do a really good job of having a plan and purpose every pitch." Jamey Wright was credited with his second save in 19 major league seasons, after pitching the final three innings and allowing one hit. His other save was in 2011 with Seattle. Cumpton (0-2) was charged with 11 runs -- 10 earned -- and 11 hits in 3 2-3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander had allowed a total of one run during the first four innings of his eight previous major league starts. "I was getting behind guys, so they were sitting on heaters and doing what they get paid to do," Cumpton said. "When I made my pitch, it found a hole -- and when I didnt make my pitch, it found a gap. Its discouraging, but its only one start. Ive gotten beaten around before and Im sure its going to happen again. But Im not going to hang my head over it." The Dodgers staked Ryu to an 11-1 lead with two runs in the first inning, four in the third and five more in the fourth. Ramirez and Matt Kemp triggered the onslaught with two-out RBI singles during Cumptons 28-pitch first inning. Cumpton threw only 18 pitches during the Dodgers third-inning rally, as four batters put the ball in play on the first offering and two others did on the second. "I knew almost all of them were going to be aggressive early in the count," Cumpton said. "Thats a great lineup. They made me throw pitches, and when I got behind, they made me pay." Andre Ethier started things off in the third with a drive that popped out of left fielder Starling Martes glove for a two-base error as his left arm hit the fence. Ramirez and Justin Turner had RBI singles, Adrian Gonzalez doubled home a run and Kemp hit a sacrifice fly. After Ramirezs first homer, Turner chased Cumpton three batters later with another RBI single and Butera greeted Jeanmar Gomez with a two-run triple. NOTES: 3B Josh Harrison had two hits, including a single on Ryus third pitch of the game. He is batting .324 in the 19 games hes started in the leadoff spot. ... Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen has no RBIs or extra-base hits in nine games and 32 at-bats since his run-scoring single against Washingtons Blake Treinen on May 22. ... Marte has no RBIs in 42 career at-bats against the Dodgers, and teammate Jose Tabata has none in 29 at-bats against them. ... Butera has three triples in 574 career at-bats. Aaron Ripkowski Jersey . -- Patrick Kueng of Switzerland was nearly flawless as he captured his first World Cup and halted Aksel Lund Svindals streak of four straight super-G victories on Saturday. LaDarius Gunter Jersey . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On a day when the Jacksonville Jaguars recognized their best players in history, the current team provided three notable franchise firsts.And an even bigger second.Blake Bortles notched his first game-winning drive. The defence scored twice in the same game for the first time.And the Jaguars managed their largest comeback ever, rallying from a 21-point deficit to beat the New York Giants 25-24 on Sunday for their second victory of the season.It was an unbelievable way to win it, Bortles said. Its awesome to be a part of this team and see how much fight they have. ...We werent sharp in some situations, but we were sharp when we needed to be, and that was good.Bortles completed four passes and used two keepers to put Jacksonville in field-goal range in the final minute, and Josh Scobee delivered a 43-yarder with 28 seconds remaining that turned out to be the difference.The Jaguars (2-10) ended a four-game losing streak and dealt the Giants (3-9) a seventh consecutive loss that could raise more questions about the future of New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin.Its a loss that we feel we should have won, Coughlin said. Weve done this too many times. We just helped somebody beat us. Instead of forcing them to beat us, we helped them. ... Im upset with everything. And Im upset with me. I start with me.The Giants dominated the first half, scoring 21 points in the second quarter and looking like they would notch their first victory since early October.But Jacksonville played like a different team after the break, especially on defence. Veteran defensive end Chris Clemons may have ignited the turnaround with a fiery tirade on the sideline.His teammates certainly responded. Linebacker Geno Hayes forced Eli Manning to fumble in the third quarter, and teammate J.T. Thomas recovered in the end zone. The Jaguars forced another turnover in the fourth when rookie cornerback Aaron Colvin returned Larry Donnells fumble 41 yards for a score and a 22-21 lead.One thing that you cant take away from this football team is that were fighters, Thomas said.In between those defensive gems, Bortles threw a perfect, 30-yard TD pass to rookie Marqise Lee.He can flat out fly and made a great play, Bortles said.Jacksonville nearly wasted the comeback. Manning & Co. got some things going later, and Josh Browns 33-yard field goal put the Giants ahead 24-22 with 3:26 to play. Kenny Clark Jersey. But Bortles took over after that, driving the Jags 55 yards while taking all but 28 seconds off the clock. Bortles used identical keepers to hurt the Giants for 11 and 20 yards.We have to find a way to finish games and get wins, Giants linebacker Devon Kennard said. Its not like we dont have a talented group and not hungry for a win. There are close games coming down to the last drive and we are just not finishing. We have to find a way to finish games and get wins.The Giants had one final chance to win, but Manning fumbled on first down. New York managed just 75 yards in the second half.Injuries were a factor. Right tackle Geoff Schwartz, playing in place of starter Justin Pugh, injured his left ankle and left on a cart. His replacement, James Brewer, also left with a concussion. Running back Rashad Jennings went down with an ankle injury.After the game, Coughlin talked to his players about staying together, fighting.I didnt even use the term giving up, said Coughlin, whose team also faltered late in losses to Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas. Theres not going to be any of that. This is a tremendous test for all of us.The final drive was a good test for Bortles, who has been shaky most of the season.He completed 21 of 35 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown. He also ran five times for a team-high 68 yards. His performance capped Alumni Weekend, where the Jaguars recognized nearly 50 former players, including retired stars Mark Brunell, Jimmy Smith, Fred Taylor and Tony Boselli.Youve got to overcome personal miscues at the quarterback position to be able to win games, Bortles said. Youre not always going to play as well as you want to, but you have to play well enough to put your team in a winning position. I think we did that and obviously came out with the outcome we were looking for. Notes: In the past two games, the Jaguars have nine sacks, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. ... Coughlin said X-rays were negative on Schwartzs ankle but he does have tendon damage. Giants LB Terrell Manning (ankle) and DE Robert Ayers (pectoral) also left the game. ... Jaguars DE Andre Branch re-injured a groin muscle that kept him out the previous four games. ... RT Austin Pasztor left with a hamstring injury.___AP NFL website: and Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '