Surging Ginebra eases past Alaska

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “I was surprised by what happened in the first half. I don’t know what we’re doing that’s making us play as well as we are,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.“We’re playing really well. Our defense has really, really stepped up. I thought that we did a lot of things really well that disrupted what they do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJustin Brownlee set the tone for Ginebra, scoring 17 of his game-high 28 points in the first half. He also had nine rebounds and eight assists through three quarters.The Kings rolled to their fourth consecutive victory and climbed to a share with the GlobalPort Batang Pier in sixth place at 5-5. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Gilas Pilipinas leaves for Taipei Monday to begin 3rd window Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Alaska opened the third quarter with a 10-1 run but Ginebra quickly stopped the bleeding behind Brownlee and the steady quarterbacking of LA Tenorio.Vic Manuel continued his steak of 20-point games after scoring 20 points for the Aces (7-3). Manuel has now scored at least 20 points for the ninth straight game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra got off to a blistering start and never letup to torch Alaska, 105-86, and stretch its winning streak in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings took a 30-16 lead in the first 12 minutes of the game before extending it to as high as 33 points, 85-52, late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Yanks Pummel Texas Rangers, 21-5

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi figures he will never see another game like this one, especially after trailing 5-0 in the first inning.The Yankees charged back in a hurry, with an 11-run second inning and 8 1-3 hitless innings of relief to overcome the Texas Rangers 21-5 on July 28.“Strange,” Girardi said. “I don’t know if I’ve been a part of that where you give up five in the first and you don’t give up another hit the rest of the game, and you score 21 runs. I don’t know if I’ll ever see that again.”The AL East-leading Yankees scored the most runs in the majors this season, winning for the eighth time in nine games. They are a majors-best 16-5 in July — matching their most wins in a month since August 2013.Brendan Ryan doubled twice with three RBIs and Didi Gregorius had a bases-loaded triple in the 11-run second. A day after his 40th birthday, Alex Rodriguez had an RBI double off the top of the 14-foot wall in left field that made it 6-5 and chased starter Martin Perez (0-2).Chris Young started the big inning with a double and scored the first of his two runs in the frame when Chase Headley had the first of his two RBI singles in the inning. Young added his fourth career grand slam in the third.“It was fun. Not just mine, but everybody, to be able to come back in the second inning … being able to come together and put up quality at-bats,” Young said. “It was amazing.”Along with all the offense, the Yankees got a huge boost from right-hander Diego Moreno (1-0), who after being recalled earlier July 28 took over for spot starter Chris Capuano with two outs in the first.Moreno retired 16 of the 17 batters he faced in 5 1-3 innings to get his first major league victory. The 28-year-old rookie right-hander struck out five and walked one.“I was relaxed and just trying to concentrate on throwing strikes,” Moreno said through an interpreter.Perez allowed eight runs in his third start since Tommy John surgery last year, and Wandy Rodriguez gave up seven runs in his one inning.The only other team to have two pitchers in the same game who allowed at least seven runs in an inning or less was Toronto in a 23-1 loss to Baltimore on Sept. 28, 2000.“It’s not the way we want to play the game of baseball. We struggled the whole night,” Manager Jeff Banister said. “We gave up 15 freebies — two catcher’s interference, one error and the rest hit batters and walks.”Texas still had a 5-1 lead in the second when Ryan batted with the bases loaded and no outs. Second baseman Rougned Odor broke the wrong way on a grounder that went through the hole behind him and into the right-center field gap for a two-run double.“It’s a ground-ball double play, but I don’t see the ball and everything started from there. It’s my fault,” Odor said. “I just read the bat and reacted.”New York scored its most runs since a 22-9 win against Oakland on Aug. 25, 2011, and surpassed Baltimore’s 19-3 win over Philadelphia on June 16.It was the most runs given up by the Rangers since their 21-8 loss to Seattle on May 30, 2012.Young finished with three hits and five RBIs, adding a run-scoring double in the sixth. Gregorius had a career-high four hits, a night after three hits and a career-best four RBIs in the series-opening 6-2 victory.Brett Gardner scored five runs, including a two-run homer in the ninth off Adam Rosales, the Rangers utility infielder pitching for the second time this season.The Rangers, who have lost 12 of their last 13 home games, didn’t have a hit after their five-run first, when they had three hits and benefited from five walks by Capuano. Adam Warren pitched three innings for his first save.“I’ve seen a snowman (8) but I’ve never seen 11 (runs). Everybody was swinging the bats well, but it’s still big-league pitching,” Ryan said.“When you’re down five, if you can scratch one across that’s good, but more is even better. It speaks to the character of this team to come back and answer that quickly.”(STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more