bottom half of the NBA in this metric but also the bottom half across sp

bottom half of the NBA in this metric but also the bottom half across sp

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis has been a successful postseason pitcher for the Rangers, and the veteran right-hander is trying to get back on track with Texas closing in on another AL West title.Lewis struggled at times with his control, including three of his five walks in the same inning, and the Rangers lost 5-2 Sunday to the Oakland Athletics in only his second start since a two-month stay on the disabled list.I just didnt make pitches. ... I felt great, Lewis said. Its on me. I want to use a word I shouldnt use on camera. Its junk. Yeah, the sixth inning was junk.With two weeks left in the regular season, the magic number for the AL-leading Rangers (88-62) to clinch the division title remained at five games. They lead second-place Seattle by 8 1/2 games in the AL West.Khris Davis homered twice for the As, giving him 40 for the season -- 10 of them in 15 games against the Rangers.Lewis (6-3) gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and five walks over 92 pitches (48 strikes). But the 36-year-old pitcher got through the outing with no apparent issues after missing so much time with a strained right lat.I feel confident that Colbys healthy, and I feel confident that hes going to get things locked in and be a quality pitcher for us, manager Jeff Banister said.Ross Detwiler (2-3) went 5 1/3 innings and limited the Rangers to two runs after going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in his previous six games for the As. Ryan Dull pitched the ninth for his third save in five chances.Davis lined a solo shot to left field in the fourth to match Oaklands single-season team record for homers against the Rangers (Reggie Jacksons nine in 1974). Davis broke that mark when he went the opposite way in the eighth, a two-run shot to right off Keone Kela that also pushed his RBI total to 99.Davis is the first As player to hit 40 homers since Jason Giambi had 43 in 2000.Its pretty cool. Im proud of myself, Davis said. At the same time, weve still got a couple more weeks. I dont know why 45 is out of the question.Texas got its runs with four consecutive hits off Detwiler with one out in the third. Delino DeShields had an RBI single and scored when Ian Desmond hit a sharp grounder that ricocheted of Detwilers knee into foul territory.It was the 17th start overall this season for Lewis, who is 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA in eight postseason starts for the Rangers, including Game 6 of the 2010 AL Championship Series that clinched the franchises first World Series berth.Lewis had three walks in the sixth, the last to Marcus Semien with the bases loaded to force in a run and tie the game at 2. The As went ahead when Renato Nunez greeted reliever Alex Claudio with a fielders choice grounder that drove in a run.That loss, its definitely on my back. I take full responsibility for it, Lewis said. If I did my job were having a different conversation.SUCCESSFUL TRIPWhile already guaranteed consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 2007-09, the As (66-83) won two of three in Texas to wrap up a 6-1 road trip in which they scored 65 runs. The only loss was when Texas scored twice with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night.QUICK RUNNER VS LEWISWhen Lewis last faced Oakland on June 16, he retired the games first 23 batters before a two-out walk in the eighth, and didnt give up a hit until a leadoff double in the ninth. On Sunday, Joey Wendle reached with bunt single on the games first pitch, and Lewis then walked Danny Valencia before striking out the next three batters to get out of the first inning without giving up a run. Lewis made only one more start after that June start against the As before going on the DL.NOTHING DEEPThe Rangers streak of 18 consecutive games with a homer, the third-longest in team history, ended.UP NEXTAthletics: Oakland starts its final homestand of the season on Monday night against Houston.Rangers: Texas stays home with lefty Martin Perez (10-10), who has a 1.96 ERA his past three starts, starting the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. Lakers Jerseys Outlet .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. Lakers Jerseys From China . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. . 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Subscribe today!Utah JazzOverall: 43 Title track: 103 Ownership: 22 Coaching: 34 Players: 40 Fan relations:?41 Affordability: 19 Stadium experience: 68 Bang for the buck: 58 Change from last year: -3Utah must have liked improving by 28 spots from last years franchise rankings. This year, however, was a reminder of how far the Jazz have to go: They finished third in the Northwest Division, missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year and fell three spots in these rankings.Whats goodThe Jazz continue to be one of the more affordable franchises in the country (19th in sports in these standings). The average cost of a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena is $66.02, the ninth-lowest among NBA venues and $15 less than the league-wide average. Team ownership (ranked No. 22 overall) isnt falling into the tank-and-pray trap, either, despite Utahs inability to sneak into the playoffs the past three seasons. CEO Gail Miller announced $110 million in renovations to the arena that will be completed before the 2017-18 season, and the Jazz gave a lengthy extension to coach Quin Snyder, one of the best in the business since he arrived in Utah.Whats badThe Jazz are in an unenviable position, both in their division and in their conference, which might explain a 103rd-place title track rankingg.dddddddddddd Only seven NBA teams scored worse when fans were asked if their teams would win a title in their lifetimes (even the Knicks scored better than the Jazz). That said, this season, the team has enough talent that it might be able to turn in its first playoff appearance since the 2011-12 season. Four Jazz players are among the top 100 in the NBA in player efficiency rating, and Dante Exums return might be an X factor for Utah. Still, the team has gone nearly a decade without a conference finals appearance, and this isnt likely the year it will break that streak.Whats newRemember that whole renovation thing? Well, in the meantime, Smart Home Arena remains a quarter-century-old building that has had very little done to it, other than some cosmetic and tech improvements. That pushed Utah down 20 spots in stadium experience this year, into not only the bottom half of the NBA in this metric but also the bottom half across sports. Construction on the arena is scheduled to begin when the 2016-17 season ends and finish before the start of 2017-18. Thats a tight window for completion, but if Utah can get it done, its ranking might wind up as rejuvenated as its arena.Next: Portland Trail Blazers?| Full rankings Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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