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CLEVELAND -- Nothing comes easy for the Cleveland Indians these days. Josh Sweat Jersey . The Indians cruised into the ninth inning with what seemed a comfortable lead Tuesday night, but had to hang on for a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six shutout innings while Yan Gomes and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, before Chris Perez finally slammed the door in the ninth after allowing the Orioles to get back in the game. Perez, pitching in a non-save situation, got into immediate trouble. Singles by Nick Markakis and J.J. Hardy started the inning before Nate McLouths three-run homer on a 3-2 pitch cut the lead to one. The crowd of 9,962 -- and just about everyone else in Progressive Field -- got a little nervous, including Jimenez. "I was a little worried," Jimenez said with a laugh. "It was getting kind of close, but Chris got back to his old ways after they scored those three runs." Perez struck out Brian Roberts and Manny Machado before facing Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 47 home runs. Davis hit a ground ball to second baseman Jason Kipnis, who was playing in shallow right field, for the final out of the game. Perez pleaded no contest and was convicted of misdemeanour drug abuse Tuesday for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dogs name, an incident that took place in June. Despite the fact Perez appeared in court earlier in the day, Indians manager Terry Francona didnt hesitate to use his closer. "I actually thought he threw the ball pretty well," Francona said. "He got the ball up to McLouth, but for the most part I thought he threw the ball pretty good." Jimenez (10-9) has allowed three earned runs or less in eight consecutive starts. The right-hander held Baltimore to four hits and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. "He goes out there and gives us six shutout innings against that lineup," Francona said. "Thats exciting." Gomes two-run double was the key hit in Clevelands sixth. Cabrera had sacrifices flies in the fourth and sixth. Orioles starter Chris Tillman (15-5) allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings. The right-hander has one win in his last six starts. Both teams are battling for the second wild card spot in the American League. Baltimore entered Tuesdays play two games behind while Cleveland was 3 1/2 games off the pace. The Indians, who had lost six of seven, needed some good news. Justin Masterson, the teams No. 1 starter, will miss at least one start because of a strained left oblique. The right-hander could be out the rest of the season. "We did a lot of good things tonight," Francona said. "We played a nice crisp game. Thats how we have to play." The Indians are 14th in the AL in attendance despite the fact theyre contending for a playoff spot. Mondays game drew a crowd of 15,020. "Of course we notice," Jimenez said of the teams attendance. "Its definitely not the same when we have a big crowd, but what can we do? We have to go out there and compete." The Orioles loaded the bases in the sixth on a single and two walks, but Jimenez retired Michael Morse on a tapper to the mound to end the inning. Jimenez went 1-4 in August despite a 3.10 ERA while receiving a total of seven runs of support. He had dropped four of his last five starts. Jimenez, who struck out four, has recorded 32 strikeouts in 24 2-3 innings over his last four games. "Jimenez was as good as anyone in baseball three or four years ago, and it looks like hes got his velocity back," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He was really crisp with his changeup and his fastball was working for him all night." Cabreras sacrifice fly gave Cleveland the lead in the fourth after Kipnis and Carlos Santana walked to start the inning. Santana led off the sixth by drawing another walk and took third on Michael Brantleys double into the left field corner. Cabreras second sacrifice fly scored Santana and Gomes double later scored Brantley and pinch-runner Matt Carson. The Orioles, who are 3-5 on a nine-game trip that ends Wednesday, are 8-12 since Aug. 12. NOTES: LHP Zach Britton, called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, will start for the Orioles in Wednesdays series finale. The other five starters will be moved back one day. ... A college reunion took place before the game when Indians OF Drew Stubbs caught the ceremonial first pitch from Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya. The two were roommates at the University of Texas. ... Indians OF Ryan Raburn (left Achilles soreness) was activated from the 15-day DL. ... The Indians recalled RHPs Carlos Carrasco, Chen-Chang Lee, Vinnie Pestano, and Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus. Tomlin underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in August 2012. ... The Orioles recalled 2B Jonathan Schoop, OF Henry Urrutia and RHP Josh Stinson from Norfolk, and 2B Ryan Flaherty from Single-A Frederick. Chuck Bednarik Jersey . "This is my city," the Toronto native said upon his arrival Wednesday night. And the 35-year-old former league MVP says he is hoping to making 2014 a memorable year. Jason Kelce Jersey . HEROES P.K. Subban – Scored the overtime winner and assisted on Montreal’s earlier goal, both on the power play, in a 2-1 win over Nashville.ATLANTA -- Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlantas new downtown stadium. The team would likely begin play in 2017, when the $1 billion retractable roof stadium is set to open next to the Georgia Dome to provide a new home for the NFL Falcons. "Our discussions with Major League Soccer continue, but we do not have a final agreement at this time," Kim Shreckengost, the chief administrative officer for Blanks AMB Group, said Tuesday in an email to The Associated Press. "We hope to complete the agreement soon, at which time we will make a formal announcement." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that a new team will be announced April 16. "We are continuing discussions with Arthur Blank to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Atlanta," said Dan Courtemanche, a spokesman for MLS. "However, we have not finalized an agreement at this time." The MLS has long coveted the Atlanta market, the largest in the U.S. without a team, as it moves toward its goal of expanding to 24 franchises. The 19-team league has already announced expansion franchises in New York City and Orlando that are scheduled to begin play next season, in addition to a provisional franchise in Miami owned by a group that includes David Beckham. That team is contingent oon a deal for a new soccer-specific stadium in south Florida. D.J. Alexander Jersey. There are no such concerns in Atlanta, where the Falcons new stadium was designed to accommodate an MLS team, providing Blank with additional revenue streams for the elaborate facility. While most MLS teams are moving toward smaller stadiums that are built solely for soccer, the Atlanta franchise would follow the model of teams in Seattle and Vancouver, which play in larger facilities downsized to provide a more intimate setting. For instance, Vancouvers BC Place has a curtain system that blocks off the upper deck, reducing capacity from 54,000 to 21,000. Atlantas new stadium will likely have a similar capability. Atlanta had two franchises in the old North American Soccer League. The Chiefs won the leagues first championship in 1968 but folded after the 1973 season, having spent their final year known as the Apollos. The Chiefs returned to the NASL in 1979 when the Colorado Caribous moved to Atlanta. That incarnation lasted only three seasons, never drawing as many as 8,000 fans a game before folding due to heavy financial losses. Atlanta has a team in a new version of the NASL, a league that ranks below MLS on the U.S. soccer ladder. The Silverbacks play at a 7,500-seat stadium on the outskirts of the city and are apparently not involved in talks on the MLS expansion team. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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