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Oct 5, 2017
Leafs Win Big
I didn't see this on the horizon. The Toronto Maple Leafs hammered the Winnipeg Jets last night 7-2. The Leafs burst out of the gates fast last night. Nazem Kadri got the ball rolling at 15:45 of the first period. James Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 almost two minutes later. The Leafs weren't done. At 18:23 of the first period, William Nylander scored. At 8:32 of the second period, Patrick Marleau scored his first goal as a Leaf. 36 seconds into the third period, Marleau scored his second of the game to make it 5-0. Down 6-0, Mark Scheifele put the jets on the scoreboard at 11:31 of the third period. 26 seconds later, though, Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the year to make it 7-1. The Jets scored another goal at 12:57 of the third (period) but it wasn't enough. Both Matthews and Van Riemsdyk had three points in last night's game. Leaf's goalie, Frederik Andersen was solid in net. He stopped 35 shots last night.
Posted at 08:39 pm by Epsports
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Arizona Moves On
Just when you thought the Arizona Diamondbacks had last night's National League Wildcard game in hand, the Colorado Rockies gave the D-Backs a scare. Paul Goldschmidt put the D-Backs ahead 3-0 with a three run homer in the first inning. Ketel Marte put the D-Backs ahead 4-0 by driving in David Peralta with a RBI triple. In the bottom of the third inning, Daniel Descalso hit a two run homer to make it 6-0. It seemed as if Arizona had the game won, but the team didn't. The Rockies scored four runs in the fourth inning. Gerardo Parra drove in Nolan Arenda with a RBI single. Then, Trevor Story scored on a routine ground out by Mark Reynolds. Jonathan Lucroy made it 6-3 by driving in Parra with a RBI double. Finally, Alexi Amaristo drove in Lucroy with a RBI single. The Rookies scored another run at the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Archie Bradley drove in Jake Lamb and Descalso with a triple to make it 8-5 D-Backs. At the top of the eighth inning, the Rockies closed the gap again, scoring two more runs. in the bottom of the (eighth) inning, the D-Backs scored another three runs. The Rockies scored a run in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough as the D-backs won the game 11-8. Lucroy went two for three at the plate last night and had a RBI. Goldschmidt went two for five at the plate and collected three RBIs. Colorado starting pitcher, Jon Gray gave up seven hits, four earned runs, no walks and struck out two batters in 1.1 innings pitched. Arizona's starter, Zack Greinke gave up six hits, four earned runs, a walk, and struck out a batter in 3.2 innings pitched. Arizona faces the Los Angeles Dodgers next.
Posted at 08:04 pm by Epsports
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