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    TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle has no explanation for the best start of his 15-year career, which sees him with a Major League-leading seven wins in the seasons first eight starts. Sean Harlow Falcons Jersey . "You dont ask too many questions," Buehrle said Monday after gutting it out through six-plus innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 at the Rogers Centre. "You just go with it. "I dont feel like Im pitching different. I havent changed anything. (I have) no answer for it." The 35-year-old Buehrle said he struggled "big time" Monday, surrendering six hits and walking five. But he limited the Angels to a pair of runs even though he had base runners in each of his final five innings. "I figured it out. Walk enough guys, theyre not all going to score," quipped Buehrle, who ran his record to 7-1 before 13,603 at Rogers Centre. Its the first time hes won seven of the first eight starts in a season. "I just felt like I was not getting ahead in the count. Guys were making plays behind me," he said. "It didnt feel like it was an easy game. Obviously, the five walks shows that." Jose Bautista with a three-run home run in the first and Brett Lawrie with a two-run shot in the sixth gave Buehrle all the offence he needed. Each of the round-trippers found the second deck as the Blue Jays (19-20) ended a three-game losing streak and salvaged the finale of the four-game series against L.A. Bautistas blast, his 178th as a Blue Jay, moved him to within one of Jesse Barfield for fifth all-time on the clubs home run list. Lawrie, returning to the line-up after missing six games with a sore right hamstring, pounded the first pitch he saw from Angels (19-18) starter C.J. Wilson (4-3) in the sixth inning for his seventh home run of the season. The blast widened the Blue Jays lead to 5-2 after L.A.s Mike Trout with a two-run, two-out double in the third to get the visitors to within a run. "A lot of good things happened tonight," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, pointing to the Buehrle start, key home runs, solid performance by reliever Steve Delabar to quell an Angels rally in the seventh. He also welcomed back Casey Janssen, making his first appearance of the season after returning from a stint on the disabled list with a back injury. The right-hander worked a hitless ninth, yielding a walk. Gibbons said one of the keys for Buehrle this season is that hes surrendered just one home run, compared to 11 at this point a season ago. Hes also come out of spring training feeling better. It was Buehrles 437th consecutive start without a stint on the disabled list, the longest active streak in the Majors. "Hes old reliable," Gibbons said. "He goes out there and you know what youre going to get. "Hes going to get hit around every now and then like they all do but hes used to winning. Hes had a great career and hes one of those guys who knows how to survive." Lawrie said of his home run that he "was just trying to extend the inning and stepped into one." Centrefielder Colby Rasmus came out of the game after the sixth inning with tightness in his right hamstring. While Gibbons said he might need to look at putting him on the disabled list as its the second time its flared up in a week, Rasmus insisted after the game he was day-to-day. Sean Harlow Womens Jersey . Make the extra pass, take care of the ball, play defence and get more out of his bench. Takkarist McKinley Jersey . Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it in the ballpark of their biggest rival, and left the Bay Area in first place following an emphatic three-game swing.NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBAs attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers quarrel in which he was clearly distraught." According to the response, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Sterling says V. Stiviano recorded him without his knowledge and thus the recording was illegal under California law. He also said he could not have "wilfully" damaged the league because he did not know it would be made public. "A jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules," Sterling said in the document, which was first reported by USA Today. Meanwhile, the attorney for Shelly Sterling confirmed that Donald Sterling has given her written permission to sell the team. According to a person who is in contact with a potential bidder, who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the process publicly, the Clippers are seeking binding bids before next Tuesday -- the day NBA owners are scheduled to meet in New York and vote on whether to strip Sterling of the team. The league said in a statement Tuesday that if three-quarters of the 30 owners voted to sustain the charge, "the Sterlings interests in the Clippers will be terminated and the team will be sold." The NBA charged Donald Sterling with damaging the league and its merchandising partners, and the leagues constitution gave him until the end of Tuesday to respond. According to a basketball official familiar with the proceedings, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss Sterling, the NBA has scheduled a call of its executive committee for 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. Shelly Sterling submitted her own separate response to the NBAs charges Tuesday that included a "vigorous defence of the attempt by the NBA to blame her for doing nothing wrong," according to a person with knowledge of the proceedings. The individual wasnt authorized to speak publicly about the response. In his response, Donald Sterling saays that next weeks hearing cannot be fair because the owners have already made up their minds, quoting 10 teams who commented on Twitter or elsewhere that they supported the seizure of the team. Sean Harlow Youth Jersey. An AP survey on the day Commissioner Adam Silver announced Sterlings lifetime ban found that half of the teams supported it and no owner was against it. "These procedings will be a spectacle meant to mollify the popular opinion, not a fair and impartial hearing: the outcome of these procedings became a foregone conclusion weeks ago," the response states. The response also notes the disparity between his lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine and previous NBA punishments, including the $100,000 fine levied on Kobe Bryant when he was caught referring to a referee by a homosexual slur, and the 72-game suspension of Ron Artest for punching a fan. The NBA said Sterling is in violation because his racist comments were harmful to the league and its business partners, including the players. Sterlings response argues that because his comments came in the privacy of his girlfriends living room he cannot be considered "taking a position" that damaged the NBA, as required under the league constitution. "Mr. Sterling was not conducting the sport of professional basketball when he was arguing with Ms. Stiviano in her living room," the response says. "Not even the Commissioner alleges that Mr. Sterling intended to harm the NBA with his comment. Nor could he. This was an argument between a jealous man and the woman he loved that should never have left the privacy of his living room." Sterling also noted his history of supporting racial diversity, including five black head coaches and a black general manager, Elgin Baylor, who held the job for 22 years. Baylor eventually unsuccessfully sued Sterling, accusing him of racist behaviour. It also notes that he was due to receive his second lifetime achievement award from the NAACP before the recording of his comments was leaked. The response claims that it would cost Sterling $300 million to $500 million in capital gains taxes if he is forced to sell now rather than pass the team to his heirs. 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 ' ' '