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    导出博客文章NEW YORK -- Even before taking the mound against the New York Yankees, Jacob deGrom was excited: Jay Bruce was in the lineup, a day after the Mets acquired him in a trade with Cincinnati. Cheap Air Max 97 Red .Were definitely pumped about it, deGrom said.The right-hander pitched seven innings to extend his scoreless streak to 14, Alejandro De Aza and Travis dArnaud homered off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Mets offense woke up in a 7-1 Subway Series win on Tuesday night.Just like last season, the Mets hope a new bat will spark them to a second-half spurt.What we went through last year is pretty much what were going through this year, dArnaud said. Weve all -- or most of us -- have experienced coming back and taking over.Bruce went 0 for 4 and took a pair of called third strikes in his Mets debut, but his new team scored its most runs since July 7 and won for the second time in seven games.Last in the NL in batting average, the Mets acquired the All-Star outfielder from the Reds on Monday in an attempt to replicate the spark Yoenis Cespedes provided after he was obtained at last years trade deadline.A guy like that brings a lot of offense to this lineup, deGrom said.Cespedes, who hasnt started since Saturday because of an injured quadriceps, pinch-hit and had a run-scoring infield single in a four-run seventh. He is expected to be the Mets designated hitter on Wednesday when the series switches to the Bronx.The problem is that once I take a couple days off I feel better, but once I go full speed is when the pain returns, Cespedes said through a translator.DeGrom (7-5) escaped a two-out jam in the first by striking out Didi Gregorius, then got out of runners-at-the-corners trouble in the second by fanning Tanaka, who had trouble picking up signs from Yankees third base coach Joe Espada.The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year gave up just two hits after that and wound up pitching four-hit ball with eight strikeouts and one walk. He retired 12 in a row before Mark Teixeiras one-out double in the sixth. He also had two hits at the plate.Jakes had one start that wed like to throw out in the last couple months. Otherwise, hes done what we expected him to, Mets manager Terry Collins said.Jon Niese, reacquired by the Mets from Pittsburgh on Monday, finished with two-hit relief, allowing Gregorius ninth-inning homer.Alex Rodriguez, who said before the game he was at peace with myself if the rebuilding Yankees release him, was booed when he pinch-hit in the ninth and ended the game with a flyout.Tanaka (7-4) lasted 6 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and seven earned runs -- his most since coming to the major leagues in 2014 -- as his ERA rose to 3.46. He left the mound before Yankees manager Joe Girardi arrived.I saw the next pitcher coming out, so I just kind of walked toward Joe and gave him the ball, Tanaka said through a translator. No bad intentions there.De Aza hit a two-run homer in the third and dArnaud added a solo drive in the fifth, just the third home run of the season for each. Coming in, only two of the 12 home runs off Tanaka this year had been hit on the road.The Yankees dropped to 53-53 in a season when finishing above .500 is one of the few goals remaining after they traded Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova.The only thing to do is focus on baseball, Gregorius said. Whatever happened in those days is gone.CROWDSThe crowd of 42,819 was the Mets eighth sellout, their most in a season at Citi Field, which opened in 2009.SPEEDYBrett Gardners first-inning trip around the bases Monday, when he was thrown out while trying for an inside-the-park home run, was the fastest in the majors this year at 14.89 seconds, according to Statcast. The previous fastest was 15.20 seconds by both the Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Clevelands Jason Kipnis.TRAINERS ROOMMets: SS Asdrubal Cabrera was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with a strained patella tendon in his left knee. Collins said the injury was about as severe as the one that sidelined Cabrera for a little more than two weeks during spring training. OF Justin Ruggiano (strained left hamstring) also was put on the 15-day DL.UP NEXTLHP Steven Matz (8-7) starts for the Mets on Wednesday and RHP Chad Green (1-2) for the Yankees. Green, taking Novas slot in the rotation, will be making his fourth start this season, his first since July 8. Matz beat the Yankees last September at Citi Field. Cheap Air Max 97 Green . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. Cheap Air Max 97 Orange . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. http://www.cheapairmax97sale.us/cheap-air-max-97-yellow/ . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist slammed his stick in disgust when an overtime loss in Washington put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination. Two days later, the star goalie pumped his arm and let out an emphatic yell when his shutout kept the Rangers alive and set up a Game 7 in the nations capital. Lundqvist was the difference Sunday in stopping 27 shots for his seventh NHL playoff shutout. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner was perfect in making Derick Brassards second-period goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over the Capitals that forced a deciding game in the first-round, Eastern Conference series. "We needed it. There was desperation out there," Lundqvist said. "We showed a lot of character and worked really hard. It was that type of game where you pay the price -- big saves, physical. Great win." Despite having little room for error, the Rangers stayed composed and played a disciplined game in which they took no penalties until a big scrum after the final buzzer. Now the Rangers hope that can carry over to Game 7 on Monday night in Washington, where they have lost three times in this tight series. The home team has won all six games. "They play really well at home and theyre confident," Lundqvist said. "The games weve played in that building, special teams have played a big part. We played a really disciplined game, and thats going to be key for us because they have a really good power play, so you have to respect that. "Play hard, but play smart." The Rangers earned Game 7 wins at home in last years playoffs over Ottawa and Washington. If they pull out this victory, it would give them just their second series win after falling behind 0-2. "We are just going to have the same mentality we had coming into this game," Brassard said. "We just played our game, had fun. The guys were relaxed, and thats what we need to do (Monday)." Special teams were a factor Sunday, but only in keeping the Capitals in it because of the Rangers ineffective power play that went 0-for-5 and is 2-for-26 in the series. New York had a failed 5-on-3 advantage that lasted 44 seconds in the first period. "Some were deserved. Some werent deserved," Capitals forward Troy Brouwer said of his teams penalties. "We killed our momentum." Washington didnt get a chance to improve on its 3-for-14 output in the first five games. Two Rangers power plays in the third cut out precious time the Capitals could have had to net the tying goal. "We battled the whole way," Capitals goalie Braden Holtby said. "Disappointing, but we move along. Our (penalty-killing) is doing great, holding us in the series. Our guys kept their composure. We kneww this could go seven. Air Max 97 Rose Gold Womens. " Brassard handed Lundqvist the lead at 9:39 of the second period, with a goal that was originally credited to struggling forward Rick Nash. Defenceman Mike Green left Washington short-handed when he took a retaliation cross-checking penalty on Derek Dorsett with 6:14 remaining. "There are a lot emotions. You can expect scrums and things like that," Dorsett said. "Youve got to play your game. You cant just go out and think youre going to scrum it up and win the game." Just after Greens penalty expired, Lundqvist denied Eric Fehrs drive with a snaring glove save. He then covered the puck in front with 48.4 seconds left, keeping Marcus Johansson at bay after the Capitals pulled Holtby for an extra attacker. Lundqvist was at his best earlier in the third when the Capitals came at him in waves. He turned aside Mike Ribeiro, who scored in overtime to win Game 5, with just over 11 minutes remaining, and stopped Fehr three minutes later on a rush up the middle. "Especially late in the game, he made some great saves," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "Last year, and now he has another Game 7, I think that builds. The ultimate goal for Hank in his mind is to win the Stanley Cup, but you need to go through these types of situations to get there." Holtby was sharp, as well, in making 28 saves. Brassard, who has had a breakout series, scored his second goal of the playoffs when he faked a shot and then ripped a drive from the Stanley Cup logo just inside the blue line. The puck clipped the glove of Capitals defenceman Steve Oleksy and sailed through a screen set by Nash in front. The goal was originally credited to Nash, who is still looking for his first of the series. Nash was more of a presence in front, making more drives to the net in an effort to create more traffic in front of Holtby. Brassard, a pickup from Columbus in the deal that sent Marian Gaborik to the Blue Jackets at the trade deadline, also had five assists in the first five games of the series. Lundqvist faced only 15 shots through two periods, but needed to be sharp to keep the Capitals off the board. He made a big pad save with under 5 minutes left in the second to keep the Rangers ahead. Despite having just a one-goal edge heading into the third, the Rangers carried the confidence that they could protect it. New York went 16-0 during the regular season when leading after two periods and has earned at least one point in those situations since Feb. 4, 2010. NOTES: Rangers LW Chris Kreider, who hadnt played since the opening game of the series, replaced injured LW Ryane Clowe. ... Holtby has allowed just 11 goals in the series -- only two at home. 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