St. Dave Mcnally Jersey . Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots against his former team as the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday. Dubnyk, who was coming off an 18-save shutout in his Wild debut on Thursday, was acquired by Minnesota from Arizona on Wednesday in exchange for a 2015 third-round draft pick. Jason Zuckers goal in the second period was the deciding marker and Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who have won back-to-back games after a six-game skid. He plays with a lot of composure back there, Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said of Dubnyk. Certainly some pretty big saves to keep the lead. Antoine Vermette scored and Mike Smith gave up two goals on 32 shots for the Coyotes, who have started their eight-game road trip with fourth straight losses. We had stretches where I thought we competed very hard and stretches were I thought we werent very competitive, said Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett. Nino Niederreiter barreled in on net, cut across the slot and dished the puck to Coyle, who tapped the puck over the glove of Smith for a 1-0 Wild lead with 6:25 to play in the first period. After Dubnyk worked the puck up along the boards, Zucker raced through the neutral zone, shipped the puck off to Justin Fontaine, who dished it right back and Zucker a backhander for a marker at 8:41 of the second. The Coyotes got within a goal on the power play as Keith Yandles point blast rang off the post, and Vermette backhanded the rebound in with 6:13 to play in the middle stanza. With under eight minutes to play, Dubnyk came up big as he denied Yandle with a toe save to keep it a one-goal game. Parise sent the puck into an empty net to seal the win with 53.3 seconds remaining. Game Notes Dubnyk went 9-5-2 with a .916 save percentage and a 2.72 goals-against average over 19 games with Arizona earlier this season ... 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Stopchargingmaria won three of five races last year and finished in the money each outing. This year, however, she plodded to fifth in the Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park before taking fifth in the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn. Any concern Pletcher had about his horse dissipated with her dramatic victory at Pimlico. "This was certainly her best race," Pletcher said. "To be honest, Im not really sure why her first two races this year didnt go as well as last year. Today she acted like her old self." Stopchargingmaria, the 7-2 favourite, sat back behind pace-setter Image of Anna and angled four wide near the backstretch before driving to the finish under jockey Javier Castellano. "It set up perfectly for us and I had a beautiful trip," Castellano said. "We figured there would be a lot of speed and I just wanted her to be in good position. At the top of the stretch, I was pretty confident." Stopchargingmaria is named for owner Mike Repoles wife, Maria, who he jokingly says likes to shoop a lot. Elrod Hendricks Jersey. The filly paid $9.60, $5.60 and $4. Pletcher didnt stop there. Later Friday, he saddled Revolutionary, who captured the Grade 3 Pimlico Special -- the fifth win in 11 career races for the 4-year-old dark brown colt. Vero Amore ran second early behind Image of Anna and took the lead for the first time in the stretch. But she was no match for Stopchargingmaria. "I thought we were going to keep on going, then the horse came alongside of me and we just got beat," jockey Frank Pennington said. "She gave me everything I could." Trained by Robert Reid Jr., Vero Amore was coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 2 Gazelle Stakes. "I cant believe she still is not a stakes winner," Reid said. "What she lacks in size and maybe pedigree, she makes up in trying." Vero Amore paid $12.80 and $9.40, and third-place finisher Fortune Pearl returned $5.80. "I was pleased with her race," trainer Graham Notion said. "She won very impressively last time (May 2 at Pimlico) and she showed today that it wasnt a fluke." The winning time was 1:51.79 over 1 1/8 miles on a good track. Heavy rain pelted the area in the early hours, but sunshine peeked through the clouds at the start of the race. Joint Return, trained by John Servis, took fourth. Arethusa, with Rosie Napravnik aboard, came in sixth and Image of Anna faded to last. ' ' '
TORONTO – Marcus Stroman is returning to the Blue Jays and will make his first career major league start on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals. Fake Sports Jerseys . The purpose, as laid out by manager John Gibbons, is two-fold. "We want to get Stroman up here and give him a look," said Gibbons, identifying the first part of the equation. "Our thinking was were going to back (Drew Hutchison) off a couple of days. (Mark) Buehrle will throw Sunday. Hutch will throw Tuesday in Detroit. The plan all along, coming in, was we were going to pick some spots and give Hutch a little breather." Stromans time was coming sooner rather than later, whether it was Saturday, late next week or sometime in June. This is as much about shielding Hutchison, the 23-year-old right-hander who occupies one of the top three spots in Torontos starting rotation along with Buehrle and R.A. Dickey. Hutchison, remember, underwent Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery in July 2012. After a year-long recovery, he threw 26 2/3 innings in seven minor league starts late last year and followed that up with 21 2/3 innings in six starts in the Arizona Fall League. Do the math: Hutchison entered this season having thrown 48 1/3 innings of competitive baseball in the better part of two years. Already in 2014, in 11 starts for Toronto, Hutchison has thrown 65 innings. "After his last start I thought he looked a little bit tired," said Gibbons. "I thought it was the perfect time to give him a couple of extra days." To accommodate Stroman on the active roster, the Blue Jays designated reliever Bobby Korecky for assignment just one day after selecting his contract from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Korecky retired the final four Royals hitters in mop up duty on Friday night. The Jays fell to Kansas City 6-1. With Stroman throwing Saturday, followed by Buehrle on Sunday, an off day on Monday, Hutchison on Tuesday, Dickey on Wednesday and J.A. Happ on Thursday, Gibbons could return to Buehrle for Friday nights game against the St. Louis Cardinals. His other option is to go with a six-man rotation for the time being, something he considered earlier this season before Brandon Morrows injury changed the plan, and continue to include Liam Hendriks in the mix. "Doesnt mean anything right now," said Gibbons of Hendriks status. "Hes on schedule. Hell pitch sometime at the end of next week when hes scheduled." A six-man rotation? "No, were not sure how its all going to play out," said Gibbons. Stroman made five appearances out of the bullpen in an earlier stint with the Blue Jays this season. The results were mixed but he thrived in high-leverage situations, including getting his first big league victory in a 6-5, 10-inning win over Philadelphia on May 5. Groomed since the beginning of last season to be a starter, Stroman will bring his swagger to the mound on Saturday and his former Bisons teammate, catcher Erik Kratz, is looking forward to seeing it. "He sees that his stuff plays when hes on and when his stuff is on there are very few who are as good as he is," said Kratz. "Theres a reason hes a prospect or whatever it is or that hes being asked to come in and start in the rotation. I expect to see a guy thats going to come out and give everything hes got and have a lot of success." Stroman was sent back to Buffalo after the Blue Jays wrapped up a series in Texas almost two weeks ago. He alluded to some confusion over not having been a starter in his first go round in Toronto. Stroman sports a 3.03 ERA and a 1.150 WHIP for Buffalo. Kratz thinks hell be more comfortable with a defined role. "I think it was hard for him to understand where he needed to be out in the bullpen," said Kratz. "Does he throw all of his pitches? 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The Royals have won two in a row to take a 2-1 lead in the series and sent Jason Vargas to the mound against Ryan Vogelsong. The Giants scratched out the first run after Gregor Blanco drew a leadoff walk in the first inning, went to second base on a wild pitch, stole third and scored when Hunter Pence beat a throw to first to break up a double play. But the Royals can manufacture runs, too, and got a little help doing so in the third. They beat out two throws to spark a two-out, four-run rally in the inning that was punctuated by run-scoring singles from Omar Infante annd Salvador Perez. Discount Sports Jerseys . First, Lorenzo Cain legged out an infield single to short that moved Alex Gordon to third. Then, Gordon scored when Eric Hosmer beat Vogelsong to the base on his slow grounder. Vogelsong, who initially tried to field the ball off the mound to his left, was several feet away from the bag when he caught first baseman Brandon Belts throw. Mike Moustakas walked to load the bases and Infante delivered a two-run hit up the middle. Perez followed with a line drive to center that scored another run, giving the Royals a 4-1 lead and chasing Vogelsong from the game. Matt Duffy hit a pinch-hit single to lead off the bottom of the third inning and later scored from second base on Buster Poseys single to left field to draw the Giants within 4-2. ' ' '