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    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R. James McCann Jersey .A. Dickey was feeling a bit nostalgic even without his best stuff. Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus just hit the ball hard. Lind and Rasmus both hit two-run homers while Dickey worked into the sixth inning against his original team, as the Blue Jays stretched their winning streak to four games with a 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. "This was a game when I didnt have my best knuckleball. I had a good enough one to survive the outing, but not much more," Dickey said. It was in Texas eight years ago that Dickey started using the knuckleball as his primary pitch. He won the NL Cy Young Award last year pitching for the New York Mets, and is having an up-and-down first season with the Blue Jays. Though he allowed 10 base runners (seven singles and three walks), Dickey allowed only one run over 5 2-3 innings. "Even when hes not at his best, he competes," manager John Gibbons said. "He battled, got out of some jams." Even with the unexpected early return of second baseman Ian Kinsler from his rehabilitation assignment, the Rangers season-long losing streak reached five games. All of those losses are at home, and theyve dropped 10 of 14 overall to fall out of first place in the AL West. They have scored only six runs the past five games, and were 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position Saturday. "Its just simple baseball, getting base hits with runners in scoring position," manager Ron Washington said. "Its not just one part of the batting order. Its up and down the lineup. We gave ourselves more opportunities today than we have in the last week or so." Lind put the Blue Jays ahead to stay in the first, when his seventh homer of the season ricocheted high off pole down the right field line. Rasmus hit his 12th homer, and second in two games, in the fourth to make it 4-0. Those homers accounted for all four runs off Josh Lindblom (0-2), who went six innings on his 26th birthday. The right-hander struck out two in his third start in place of injured Alexi Ogando. Dickey (6-8) struck out three against the team that took him in the first round of the 1996 draft, and later determined that the right-hander was missing a ligament in his right elbow. "Its somewhat nostalgic to come back here," said Dickey, who also won his only other start at Rangers Ballpark as an opponent, in 2008 with Seattle. "This is where the discovery about the absence of the ligament was made, this is where I started my knuckleball career. I have a lot of great memories here, and a lot of tough memories here." Texas, which lost 8-0 on Friday night, ended a 21-inning scoring drought in the sixth. Nelson Cruz and David Murphy had consecutive bloop singles before Chris McGuiness grounded a hit through the right side of the infield. Cruz scored when Leonys Martin beat out a potential inning-ending double-play grounder. Martin was 3 for 4, getting the RBI on the only at-bat he didnt get a hit. His fielders choice ended Dickeys day and the longest scoreless streak by the Rangers since 25 innings in a row without a run in September 2009, also the last time they lost five games in a row at home. Texas also had the bases loaded in the fourth before McGuiness struck out to end the inning. There were two runners on with no outs in the fifth before Dickey retired the Nos. 2-4 hitters in order. "We got (Dickey) in trouble a few times. He got out of it," Washington said. "Some of it was him, but most of it was us." Kinsler, out since May 18 with a ribcage injury, was supposed to stay at Double-A Frisco for at least three games and not expected back before Sunday at the earliest. That changed when after an 11-inning game on Friday night, he declared himself healthy and ready to rejoin the team -- even after going 0 for 8 with a walk in the two rehab games. Texas had a 6 1-2-game lead in the AL West when Kinsler got hurt, but then went 11-14 without the three-time All-Star. "I was a little off early, but I felt like I had a good at-bat the last at-bat. My timing felt good," Kinsler said. "My legs didnt hurt, so theres no reason why I cant move and play defence." While he was 0 for 4 with a walk Saturday, Kinsler was involved in a couple of highlight-worthy defensive plays that ended innings without him even. putting his hand on the ball. When Lindblom deflected Josh Tholes high hopper, Kinsler scooped the ball with his glove and to first base in one motion to end the fourth. An inning later, Kinlser went toward to middle to glove Melky Cabreras grounder and was stumbling when he pushed the ball toward shortstop Elvis Andrus, who made a nice catch and pivot of his own to complete a double play. Notes: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil got out all four batters he faced, stretching his scoreless streak to 16 innings. He has retired 24 batters in a row. ... Torontos win evened the all-time series between the teams to 195-195. ... Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes, out since April 12 because of a sprained ankle, is expected to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment with Class A Dunedin on Monday. He went through a second simulated game in Florida on Saturday, going 2 for 2 with a triple and two walks. ... Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland, rehabbing a right hamstring strain, is expected to play some games for Frisco this week. He is on track to come off the DL when eligible Friday. Authentic Tigers Jerseys . 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We got several great contributions, starting with Elfrid Payton coming off the bench having the game of his life. He was terrific tonight.Wall had the highest-scoring game of his career and kept Washington in it with 33 points in the second half as the Wizards cut the lead below 10 in the fourth quarter. The guard made 18 of 31 from the field and added eight assists.I mean, (in the) third quarter I started to make shots, and I was trying to be more aggressive at times, Wall said. I was able to be aggressive and get into the paint and make some easy shots.Payton played like Wall in the first half as he went 8 for 8 from the field and 3 for 3 from the line, nearly matching his previous season best of 23 points in the first two quarters alone. Payton finished 9 for 12 and handed out nine assists.They were playing off a little bit, so they gave me a couple of open looks, Payton said. They just looked like they were staying home so just trying to be a little bit more aggressive.Orlandos 124 points were a season high.Jeff Green scored 13 of his 20 in the first half for Orlando. Green went to Georgetown and played his college basketball at the Verizon Center, and he made a key 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter that stopped a Washington rally.(The offense) was clicking, Green said. We were making shots, making the extra pass, trusting each other, and we got it done.The Maagic scored the games first seven points and the lead went back and forth until they took command in the second quarter. Daniel Norris Jersey. Orlando (10-12) slowly pulled away, making 13 of its first 18 shots in the second quarter to take a 62-48 lead with just under 3 minutes left. The Magic scored 40 points in the period en route to a 65-52 halftime edge.Seven Orlando players scored in double figures. Bismack Biyombo contributed a season-high 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.Only three Wizards scored in double figures.TIP-INSMagic: The Magic are 5-1 when scoring 100 points. ... Vogel called off practice Monday, and his team took a trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.Wizards: Ian Mahinmi remains out with a sore knee -- the non-surgically repaired one is the problem now. Coach Scott Brooks said the center had an MRI last week. ... Brooks also said Sheldon McClellan has been assigned to Delaware of the D-League and will play three or four games there.A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDSThe Orlando bench gave the starters a lift by scoring 73 points. Payton and Green led the way while Jodie Meeks added 18, and Nikola Vucevic had 10. The four combined to make 24 of 37 shots (67 percent) from the field.NO DEFENSEThe 124 points were the most Washington has allowed in a home game this season, and the second-highest amount the Wizards have allowed in any game.UP NEXTMagic: On Wednesday, the Magic will host the Celtics. Bostons been getting some great shooting in recent games from Jonas Jerebko.Wizards: The Nuggets come to town on Thursday for their first meeting of the season. Denver won both meetings last year, and its a bit of a homecoming for forward Will Barton, who went to high school in nearby Baltimore. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaWholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '