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WASHINGTON -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale wasnt sure what to expect from Matt Koch in his first major league start. Spain World Cup Jerseys . He just knew it wouldnt be a long outing.Koch knew it, too, and he made the most of his limited time on the mound, allowing one hit and two runs in five-plus innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost 4-2 to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.The 25-year-old no-hit the NL East champions through five innings before Jose Lobaton singled to lead off the sixth. Walking pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo spelled the end of Kochs night at 69 pitches with a blister issue cropping up along the way.Hale said the pitch count and not the blister was the reason he took Koch out of the game after an impressive showing.We wanted to see him pitch up here and get a chance to start, Hale said. He showed us he can do it. ... We were real close on the 70-75 pitches we wanted to get him, so we were really happy with what he did. Its too bad. He had a win in his pocket there and it went away quick.Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer off Randall Delgado (4-2) to provide the winning margin for the Nationals, trying to secure home-field advantage in their NL Division Series against the Dodgers.Washington leads Los Angeles by two games with five to play, after the Dodgers lost 7-1 at San Diego.Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura hit a leadoff homer against Max Scherzer (19-7), and Welington Castillo had an RBI double in the third. But the Cy Young Award candidate settled in to strike out 10 in six innings.Hale acknowledged being surprised by Kochs performance, even if the right-hander didnt impress himself.Just trying to get quick outs, Koch said. I knew I was at my pitch limit, so I was just trying to make the most of the pitches I had and trying to get quick groundball outs.It worked for most of the game, and the Louisville product started thinking about a potential no-hitter after getting through four.My mindset was just stay focused and keep the ball down, he said.Koch succeeded in doing that even if Delgado made a mistake that cost the Diamondbacks a victory. With the organization looking ahead to next season and beyond, Koch did well in a spot start in place of Zack Greinke after five career relief appearances.This was a guy who has already shown in the relief appearance that we gave him that hes not afraid and he goes right at guys, Hale said. He was very, very, very good.SCHERZER DOMINATESScherzer mixed his slider, curveball and changeup in with his overpowering fastball to wrest control of the game back. At one point he struck out six consecutive hitters.What allowed him to settle in is that he changed his game plan because you could tell their game plan on him was to sit hard and early in the count, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. That was just a veteran making the adjustment at the right time.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: Hale said RHP Rubby De La Rosa successfully had stem cell injections in his elbow. De La Rosa is trying the stem cell procedure in an attempt to avoid a second Tommy John surgery.Nationals: C Wilson Ramos is out for the rest of the season and playoffs after an MRI revealed a torn ACL in his right knee. ... LHP Sammy Solis threw a perfect seventh inning in his first appearance since Aug. 15 after a stint on the DL with shoulder inflammation. ... OF Bryce Harper missed another game with a left thumb injury. ... 2B Daniel Murphy remained out with a strained glute.UP NEXTLHP Gio Gonzalez (11-10, 4.51 ERA) starts the third of the four-game series for the Nationals against Diamondbacks RHP Shelby Miller (2-12, 6.47). Cheap Football Spain Jerseys . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. Spain Jerseys From China . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. 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After Roy Jones Jr. scored a 10-round shutout decision against journeyman Rodney Moore on Aug. 13 in front of his hometown fans in Pensacola, Florida, despite suffering a torn right biceps midway through the fight, Jones said he was strongly considering retirement.After all, at age 47, Jones was way past his prime but on his way to the International Boxing Hall of Fame as one of the sports all-time greats, having won world titles in four weight classes -- middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight -- and reigned as the pound-for-pound king for most of the period between 1993 and 2004.But Jones has decided to fight on, and on Thursday night, promoter David Feldman announced that Jones would face Bobby Gunn in a 12-round cruiserweight fight on Feb. 17.A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, the probable site of the fight, although that was not officially announced.Jones confirmed the fight to ESPN, saying of Gunn, Hes been wanting it, so here it is.Jones (64-9, 46 KOs), who will turn 48 on Jan. 16 and will be in his 28th year as a professional boxer by fight time, has won two fights in a row against very low-level opponents since former cruiserweight world titleholder Enzo Maccarinelli, a tremendous puncher, severely knocked him out in the fourth round in Mosccow in December 2015. Cheap Spain Soccer Jerseys. I know Bobby Gunn is coming to bring it, Jones said. Hes a hard-nose, tough fighter that comes right at you, but Im going to show him why Im one of the best that ever did it and he doesnt belong in the ring with me.Gunn (21-6-1, 18 KOs), who turns 43 later this month, is best known for his exploits as a bare-knuckle fighter. He claims to be 72-0 with 72 knockouts in bare-knuckle fighting.As a boxer, he is a journeyman who has lost three bouts in a row, to Glen Johnson, James Toney and Tomasz Adamek, who knocked him out in the fourth round of a cruiserweight world title bout in 2009.Gunn, a Hackensack, New Jersey-based Canadian, has not boxed since 2013 and has fought only twice since 2009, the losses to Johnson and Toney, both former world champions who were way past their best days when they faced him. Gunn also got knocked out in the first round by Maccarinelli in a 2007 cruiserweight world title fight.Gunn has wanted to fight Jones for years.Its an honor to share the ring with a legend like Roy Jones, Gunn said. Ive been chasing him for a few years now, and on Feb. 17, I will catch him.Feldman said the fight would be televised on pay-per-view but offered no details. 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 ' ' ' 
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