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The Jets penalty kill was key

  ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kole Calhoun got the Los Angeles Angels started with a leadoff homer, and No. Under Armour Shoes Clearance . 9 batter Collin Cowgill had a big eighth inning. Manager Mike Scioscias team is rolling down the stretch, scoring plenty of runs and piling up wins. Cowgill reached on an infield single to start a seven-run eighth, scored on Mike Trouts triple and capped the outburst with a bases-loaded triple as the Angels stretched their winning streak to six with a 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. "Obviously, its a potent offence when everybodys contributing," Cowgill said. "It seems like everyone is hot right now." The Angels, with the best record in the majors at 89-55, have scored 55 runs during a winning streak that matches their longest of the season. The AL West leaders have won 12 of 14 overall. "Weve started to get into our game offensively," Scioscia said. "We got started a little bit late tonight. We had better at-bats as the game went on." Calhouns third leadoff homer this season, and 15th long ball overall, came on an 0-2 pitch from Colby Lewis (9-13). The right-hander was lifted after Cowgill reached to start the eighth when he took a full swing for a slow chopper. Third baseman Adrian Beltre cleanly fielded the ball, but there was no time to make a throw. "An inch either way, its either a swing-and-miss, or its hit hard enough to where (Beltre) gets him out," Lewis said. After Trout was thrown out trying to score on Albert Pujols hard grounder to Beltre, six batters in a row reached base against two relievers. Robbie Ross was greeted by Erick Aybars two-run double and then issued a bases-loaded walk before Cowgill tripled down the right-field line for a 9-1 lead. Hector Santiago (5-7) allowed only a solo homer in five innings. Beltre had three hits and scored twice for Texas, which has the worst record in the majors and is 35 games behind the Angels. The last time the Rangers (54-90) were that far back in a division race was their 43-game deficit behind Seattle at the end of the 2001 season. Beltre hit his 18th homer to straightaway centre in the fourth, then singled in the eighth before scoring on Ryan Ruas two-run double. Los Angeles led for good soon after David Freese reached on an error by right fielder Michael Choice to start the fourth. Brennan Boeschs sacrifice fly made it 2-1. OVER -- AND NOT OUT After Cowgills single to start the eighth, he stole second base -- a play that was challenged by Texas interim manager Tim Bogar. Cowgill slid headfirst and his body appeared to pop up over the base as he did, while shortstop Luis Sardinas kept a tag applied the entire time. After a review of 2 minutes, 24 seconds, the play stood because replays apparently never showed definitively that Cowgill lost contact with the bag. "I dont know if I stayed on it, but felt like I did," Cowgill said. "They made the right call." SHORT AND SWEET Santiago was done after 79 pitches. "It was a matchup situation," Scioscia said. In 17 games (14 starts) since returning from Triple-A Salt Lake, Santiago is 5-1 with a 2.71 ERA in 79 2-3 innings. He has won five decisions in a row since July 10. TRAINERS ROOM Angels: OF Josh Hamilton missed his fifth game in a row because of a sore right shoulder that is starting to concern Scioscia. "Guys play banged-up when youre in a pennant race, so for Josh to not play, you know hes hurting," Scioscia said. Rangers: C Robinson Chirinos (neck stiffness) took batting practice and could be close to playing again after missing his eighth game in a row. ... OF Engel Beltre, out all season with a broken bone in his right leg, is scheduled for surgery Wednesday on a stress fracture in his left leg. UP NEXT Rookie RHP Matt Shoemaker (14-4) goes for his 15th win and the Angels try to become the first 90-win team in the majors in the middle game of the three-game set. RHP Nick Tepesch (4-9) starts for the Rangers. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer six times in his last seven games. Under Armour Charged Outlet . Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., were third with 210.84 points. Teammates Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto were fourth. Duhamel and Radford, who were seventh at the Sochi Olympics, also won bronze at last years world championships in London, Ont. Under Armour Basketball Shoes Online . As for regular Olympic spectators, theyre being warned that most travel insurance policies wont cover acts of terrorism or war. The Games in southern Russia, which run from Feb. 7-23, are being staged amid unprecedented security and under global warnings of danger.Winnipeg Jets 3 Anaheim Ducks 2 (Jets 22-23-5, 11-13-1 home) – The loss was the first regulation home loss of the year for the Ducks. Meanwhile, the Jets extended their winning streak to four and remain perfect under Paul Maurice. Its the Jets second four-game winning streak of the season, the other coming in mid-November. The Ducks are now 20-1-2 on home ice this season, and had a 10-game home winning streak going into the game. With a power play goal 3:59 into the first period as the Ducks jumped out to a 10-0 shot advantage. But 1:20 later, Blake Wheeler with his team leading 18th tied it on the Jets first shot on goal, with assists to Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane. Kane was back in the lineup after missing the last four with a hand injury. It was Kanes 300th NHL game. Wheeler extended his point streak to four games (2-4-6), Scheifele extended his to four (2-3-5). The goal came off the rush with Wheeler beating Jonas Hiller high glove with a quick wrist shot. At 18:36 the Jets took the lead as Andrew Ladd (11th) banged home the rebound off a Jacob Trouba shot, with Bryan Little also picking up an assist to extend his point streak to five. Shots in the first ended up 15-7 in favour of the Ducks. The only goal of the second period was a shorthanded goal by Kane, his second short-handed goal of the year and his 15th goal overall. Kane scored off the rush on a play that started in the Jets end, beating and chasing Hiller with another shot high glove side. Little picked up another assist and is 2-6-8 over the past five games. It was his 10th multi point game of the year, Kanes sixth.? Shots in the second were 11-6 Only one goal in the third with Nick Bonino scoring at 10:18 to make it a one goal game, but that is the way it ended. Shots in thee third were 16-8 Anaheim. Ua Commit Shoes Online. At the end of the night Ondrej Pavelec had stopped 40 of 42 and the Jets had their win. In total the Ducks directed 94 shots at Pavelec who was terrific in picking up his fourth straight win in his sixth straight start. The Jets blocked 36 shots while the Ducks missed the net with another 16. A total of 15 Jets blocked at least one shot, with Toby Enstrom leading the way with five, Mark Stuart and Trouba with four each. Trouba is now 3-1-4 in the last three games. Zach Bogosian led in ice time at 25:56, as he and Enstrom did a great job shutting down Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.? Wheeler is now 3-5-8 in the last seven games, Scheifele 3-5-8 in the last seven and 7-12-19 in the last 21. Pavelec ties his season high four game win streak. The Jets penalty kill was key in the win going four for four.? “They are a very, very good team,” stated Coach Paul Maurice post-game. “They expose teams weaknesses, and not just our team. I was impressed with our willingness, our character, a big PK in the third, holding the lead late, and our goalie was a big part of all that.” The Jets were a very emotional group as the game ended, knowing they had just beaten the NHLs number one team. “This is a confidence builder,” Maurice said. “The bench was quiet early, we didnt start very good. The bench got loud when they made it 3-2, but again the penalty kill in the third was huge. Blocking shots is a must against that team.” The Jets now meet the number two team in the Pacific Division, the San Jose Sharks, a team that like the Ducks is very good at home. That game goes Thursday (TSN Jets, TSN 1290). The Jets are in a stretch of seven on 10 on the road. ' ' '

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