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    Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork. Maxx Williams Jersey .com) - Odds-on favorite Calculator ran away down the stretch to capture Saturdays $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. The mile stakes is the first this year leading up to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4. Trained by Peter Miller and ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Calculator went off as the 3-5 favorite in the eight-horse field. The gray colt settled off the pace but made progress going into the far turn. Owned by Richard Pell, Calculator joined the leaders on the final turn going five wide but easily moved to the front entering the stretch. Winless coming into the Sham, Calculator drove down the stretch to break his maiden by 4 1/4 lengths over 21-1 longshot and stablemate Rock Shandy. It was a perfect trip. I went wide because Id rather go wide than be in between horses, or caught inside, Trujillo said. I wanted a clean trip. He did it very easy today. Stretching out will be no problem for him; hes very good. Finishing third was Pioneerof the West with St. Joe Bay, also trained by Miller, fourth and Papacoolpapacool fifth followed by Hero Ten All, Unblunted and Rockinatten. The time for the mile was 1:34.88 on a fast track. Winning the Sham, part of the Kentucky Derby points system, was worth 10 points for Calculator to gain entry into the Run for the Roses. Second was worth four points, third, two, and fourth, one point. Well see how the horse comes out, Miller said, but I wouldnt rule out coming back in a month in the Lewis ($150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 7). The timing of it is good and when my horses are good, I like to run them. Hes good right now so Im going to run him. The 3-year-old added $60,000 to his bankroll. Finally getting to the winners circle in his fifth start brought Calculators earnings to $193,500. Calculator finished third in his career debut at Del Mar on July 19 and fourth three weeks later over the tracks synthetic main track. His two most recent starts were versus Eclipse Award finalist American Pharoah. The gray colt posted a pair of seconds to American Pharoah in the Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 3 and the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 27. Calculator paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.20. Rock Shandy returned $10.60 and $5.40, and Pioneerof The West paid $6.00 to show. Alex Lewis Jersey . -- The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice have agreed to terms on a deal. C.J. Mosley Jersey . Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Raptors have traded forward Steve Novak along with a second-round pick to the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard Diante Garrett - who will then be waived.WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes a€” or how long.Even 18 innings.On and on and on the Giants and Nationals played Saturday, from afternoon until just past midnight, when Belts homer off Tanner Roark leading off the 18th lifted San Francisco to its 10th consecutive post-season victory, edging Washington 2-1 for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.Thats how we do it. On paper, it might not be the flashiest thing, compared to a lot of teams. But I like this group against anybody in baseball, said Tim Hudson, who started for the Giants and went 7 1-3 innings, leaving hours before the game ended. Whod have thought wed have came here and won the first two? Everybody in America probably didnt think we had a shot. But everybody in this locker room knew that we did.The teams tied the mark for most innings in a post-season game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes. They combined to use 17 pitchers and 24 position players.After a while, Giants rookie Joe Panik said, every inning just kind of ran into the next.Said Craig Stammen, one of eight relievers used by the Nationals after starter Jordan Zimmerman was yanked while ahead 1-0 with two outs in the ninth after walking Panik: The two worst things in baseball are boredom and frustration, and we were battling both of those tonight.Somehow, Washington was shut out for 15 innings after Anthony Rendons RBI single in the third.The Giants can close out the best-of-five NLDS at home Monday in Game 3, with Madison Bumgarner a€” who tossed a shutout against Pittsburgh in the wild-card game a€” facing Doug Fister.Im sure its going to be a quiet flight, said Zimmermann, who threw a no-hitter in the regular-season finale, then allowed only three singles Saturday.Could be quite a sudden end to 2014 for the Nationals, who won the NL East and led the league with 96 wins. But after a pair of one-run losses, theyre looking as if theyre the latest team that cant figure out how to get past San Francisco.Down to their final out Saturday, the Giants tied it in the ninth on Pablo Sandovals RBI double off Drew Storen a€” the closer who blew a two-out ninth-inning lead in Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS against St. Louis.Petit entered in the 12th and threw six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven, to earn the win.I was trying to get as much as I could out of him, manager BBruce Bochy said. Nico Siragusa Jersey. Hunter Strickland got the save with a scoreless 18th.By then, the temperature was in the low 50s; the Nationals used a hot-air blower in their dugout.Roark came on in the 17th. An inning later, he threw a 94 mph fastball on a full count to Belt, who missed 96 games this season because of a broken thumb and concussion and was 0 for 6 Saturday until that at-bat. When he drove the ball into the second deck beyond right field, Belt dropped his bat and admired the shot as the Nationals Park crowd fell silent. When Belt got to the dugout, teammates slapped him on his head.I just wanted to get on base for the guys behind me a€” Get em on, get em over and get em in. Fortunately, I put a good enough swing on it, Belt said.Only one other post-season game in baseball history lasted 18 innings a€” when the Astros beat the Braves in a 2005 NLDS game that Hudson started for Atlanta. That one held the previous record for most time, at 5:50.Bochys Giants, who won the 2010 and 2012 World Series, were built to win this sort of marathon.They are relentless. They dont quit, Bochy said. We had our hands full tonight.In sum, San Francisco stays calm and collected. More than could be said for Washington, which had three of its best hitters a€” Denard Span, Adam LaRoche and Bryce Harper a€” go a combined 0 for 21, and had manager Matt Williams and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ejected in the 10th after arguing a called third strike.Cabrera slammed his bat and helmet to the ground, then began yelling at home umpire Vic Carapazza, getting right in his face. That got Cabrera tossed. Williams pushed his player out of the way and also got kicked out. Fans began booing ball-and-strike calls; they cheered when a foul ball ricocheted off the screen behind the plate and hit Carapazza in the 18th.Williams was asked afterward about the decision to lift Zimmermann, who retired 20 batters in a row until walking Panik a€” after the rookie launched a deep fly that barely sailed foul.Why did we decide to take him out? Because if he got in trouble in the ninth or got a baserunner, we were going to bring our closer in, Williams said. That is what we have done all year.Storen gave up a single to 2012 NL MVP Buster Posey, then the double to Sandoval that made it 1-all. Posey tried to score on the play, but shortstop Ian Desmonds one-hop relay was in time for catcher Wilson Ramos to tag Posey. After a 2 1/2-minute delay when Bochy asked for a replay review, Posey was ruled out. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '