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BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked Monday if he is beginning to think about a possible pitcher if Baltimore is involved in the American League wild-card playoff game.Showalter said he and his staff talked about several things Monday, but that was not one of them.One change the Orioles did make with an eye toward the postseason had nothing do with the pitching rotation.The team originally planned to take a train back from New York after ending regular-season play on Oct. 2 against the Yankees.Showalter said the team now plans to fly back to Baltimore after that game -- though of course it could end up flying to another city for a possible wild-card game. Showalter said he mainly wanted to let players families know about the switch.For now the biggest game, for the Orioles comes at home Tuesday when they host the Boston Red Sox in the second game of a four-game series.Boston earned its fifth win in a row Monday with a 5-2 decision at Camden Yards. Rick Porcello went the distance for the third time this year and got his 21st win. The Orioles (82-68) fell four games back of the Red Sox (86-64) in the AL East.Thats a two-game swing, Boston manager John Farrell said of winning the series opener. Thats a good start.Showalter said of the Red Sox, They are really good. I am impressed with how they play. (Their record) is not by accident.The Red Sox improved to 20-9 against AL East opposition since July 1.We have to keep playing hard, Boston catcher Sandy Leon said.Baltimore slipped into a tie for the two AL wild-card spots with the Toronto Blue Jays (82-68). Both teams are 2 1/2 games up on the Detroit Tigers.The Orioles will send right-hander Kevin Gausman (8-10, 3.43 ERA) to the mound Tuesday against left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, a former Orioles minor-leaguer. Rodriguez (2-7, 4.98 ERA) was dealt by Baltimore to the Red Sox at the trade deadline in 2014 for lefty reliever Andrew Miller, who is now with the Cleveland Indians.Gausman fired eight shutout innings against the Red Sox during a 1-0 win Wednesday at Fenway Park in his most recent start.In three starts against Boston this year, Gausman is 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA. For his career vs. the Red Sox, he is 3-3 with a 4.01 ERA in 13 games (eight starts).Rodriguez is 1/3 with a 4.30 ERA six all-time starts against Baltimore, 1-1 with a 4.40 ERA in three outings vs. the Orioles this year.Rodriguez will have plenty of backup thanks to Porcellos four-hitter.They have another day of rest, Farrell said of his bullpen.Rodriguez has been effective against two of the top Baltimore hitters.Left-handed hitting slugger Chris Davis is batting just .143 in 14 at-bats against the Boston pitcher. while Manny Machado is hitting .167 in 15 trips to the plate.Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is batting .308 in 13 at-bats against Rodriguez, while Matt Wieters is hitting .200 in 10 trips. Caleb Joseph, the backup catcher to Wieters, is 2-for-2 against Rodriguez.Gausman is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his past three starts, while Rodriguez is 0-1, 3.31 in his previous three outings.David Ortiz is hitting .381 in 21 at-bats against Gausman, while Mookie Betts is hitting .353 in 17 at-bats. Both of them homered Monday.Other Red Sox with a track record against Gausman include Dustin Pedroia, who is batting .300 in 20 trips to the plate. Travis Shaw is hitting .273 in 11 at-bats against Gausman, while Chris Young is batting .286 in 14 trips against the Orioles right-hander.Theyve got some real depth to their batting order like a lot of teams do in the American League East, Showalter said of the Red Sox.Boston is doing more than just hitting.We are having fun. That is the main thing, Betts said. Every day is a new day. Slow up to the yard and play. Adidas NMD R1 Clearance . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. 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TAMPA, Fla. -- Patrick Marleau scored, then waited nearly 10 minutes for his goal to end up on the board.It finally got there, and the San Jose Sharks kept rolling on this impressive road trip.Marleau had a goal that required two video reviews, Martin Jones made 25 saves and the Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night.Tommy Wingels and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the Sharks, who are 3-0 midway through a six-game road trip. San Jose is 11-3-1, including 6-1-1 on the road, against Tampa Bay since 2006.I think our road game is coming around, Sharks center Tomas Hertl said.The Western Conference champion Sharks had lost four of six away from home before the current streak.Tampa Bay got a goal from Anton Stralman.Marleau put a backhander on net at 7:18 of the first and then crashed into the goal along with Tampa Bays Andrej Sustr and Brayden Point.The original call was incidental contact between Marleau and goalie Ben Bishop, and thus no goal.The NHL situation room initiated a review to examine whether the puck crossed the goal line before the net was displaced. It was confirmed the puck went in before the net came off, but the no-goal call stood due to the incidental contact.San Jose then challenged to review interference on Bishop. After seeing another video and consulting with the referee, the NHL hockey operations staff determined that Point made contact with Bishop, resulting in the puck crossing the goal line, and the no-goal call was overturned.You have to live with that, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.dddddddddddd.Jones was stellar, making pad saves on back-to-back shots by Brian Boyle in the first and stopping Point during a second-period breakaway.Jones again was unbelievable, San Jose center Chris Tierney said.Wingels scored about three minutes after Marleau, and Vlasics power-play goal midway through the second made it 3-0.Bishop made a left pad save on Joonas Donskois penalty shot 4:05 into the game.The Lightning pulled Bishop for the final three minutes but failed to get a shot on goal.You cant do that, Cooper said. That last 3 1/2 minutes can pretty much sum up what happened the first 57.Stralman got his first goal in 30 games at 5:43 of the third. The defenseman, who has been kept out of practice the past few days for undisclosed reasons, was shaken up late in the third and left the game.Cooper said Stralman does not have a head injury.Game notes Bishop had 17 saves. ... Marleau tied Brian Bellows for 48th place on the career list with his 485th goal. ... Tampa Bay LW Jonathan Drouin (hit to the head) took part in the morning skate. ... Sharks C Joe Thornton played in his 1,382nd NHL game, tying tie Trevor Linden for 41st place on the career list. ... Hertl had an assist on his 23rd birthday.UP NEXTSharks: Play at Carolina on Tuesday night.Lightning: Begin a five-game road trip Monday night at the New York Islanders. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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