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LOS ANGELES -- Knuckleballer Steven Wright dazzled in a three-hit shutout, which was a perfect homecoming performance. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic .The Torrance, California, native befuddled the Dodgers for nine innings, Mookie Betts had one of Bostons three homers and Sandy Leon drove in four runs to help the Red Sox cruise to a 9-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night with David Ortiz out of the lineup in an NL park.Wright was greeted with a big bear hug from Ortiz after he put the finishing touches on his first career shutout.Its definitely nice to do it in a homecoming, said Wright, whose mom, dad, sister, brother and wife were in attendance. Watching Dodgers games is what I did growing up. To have an opportunity to pitch here was fun. To be able to throw my first complete-game shutout was icing on the cake.Wright (13-5) had nine strikeouts in his third complete game this season. He retired 15 in a row during one stretch and won his fifth straight decision.Leon hit a two-run homer in the fourth. The switch-hitting catcher has had an outstanding summer, batting .467 in June and .355 in July.Travis Shaw also homered, connecting for the 14th time this season. This was a homecoming for him as well, since his dad, Jeff Shaw, was a former Dodgers closer and All-Star. The ball landed in the Red Sox bullpen and was already in his locker for safe keeping after the game.Rounding the bases was unbelievable, Shaw said. Ill remember that for a long time.Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir (9-5) has lost two straight since a 13-start unbeaten streak. He allowed four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.This game was all Boston and all Wright.I was just trying to go out there and establish your knuckleball for called strikes, Wright said. I think thats the biggest thing for knuckleballs. You want to show the hitters youre going for strikes and getting swings.Betts hit his 23rd of the year in the third, and Shaw, who replaced Dustin Pedroia in the lineup after Pedroia left the game with a left shin bruise, hit a solo homer in the eighth to give Boston a 5-0 lead.I do think that with a knuckleballer, a lot of righties have a little bit more success, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. I liked our guys against him, but its still a different visual. ... The ball was moving, changing speeds, eye level. He was doing everything he could to be effective.Ortiz was on the field as the Dodgers honored him in a pregame ceremony. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully narrated a video tribute while Ortiz stood with former teammates Nomar Garciaparra, Adrian Gonzalez and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.The Dodgers presented Ortiz with a $10,000 check to his foundation, The David Ortiz Childrens Fund. Gonzalez and his wife, Betsy, matched the donation.Ortiz is expected back in the lineup Saturday. Hell play first base.Pedroia was hit by Kazmirs pitch in the shin in the third inning and is day-to-day. X-Rays on his shin were negative.WELCOME TO TOWNNewly acquired outfielder Josh Reddick got his first taste of driving in Los Angeles traffic going to the stadium from Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb.For me it took four entrances and three wrong turns to get here, but I made it, Reddick said. Ill learn eventually.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: Ryan Hanigan was forced to leave Thursday nights game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his left ankle. For Friday night, he was available only in the case of an emergency. Boston claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers from the Texas Rangers to solidify its catching corps.Dodgers: Ace Clayton Kershaw (back) and outfielder Trayce Thompson (lower back) will both be out until at least September. ... Bud Norris (mid-back strain) will be placed on the disabled list to make room for Ross Stripling, who will start in his place on Saturday.MINOR LEAGUE WATCHDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has yet to report to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Roberts said he hadnt reported yet because hes still got some loose ends to tie up, but hell be there. When asked what those were, Roberts said: I dont know. Thats his business, right? Puig was told before the trade deadline that he would either be traded or sent to the minor leagues.UP NEXTRed Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4, 5.91 ERA) has a 2.63 ERA in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on July 16.Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (2-3, 4.14 ERA) gets his first start since May 19. He had a 1.54 ERA in four appearances as a reliever since and has also made five starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A. Discount MLB Jerseys . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. MLB Jerseys Outlet . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout. For a guy who is enduring the longest winless stretch of his brief yet staggeringly successful managerial career, Pep Guardiola seems unburdened by the lack of results for Manchester City of late.Looking to regroup from being ousted from the EFL Cup, Manchester City try to stop the rot and avoid a seventh consecutive match without a win in all competitions Saturday against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.Though the Citizens (6-2-1) are leading the Premier League on goal difference over both Arsenal and Liverpool, things are not all rosy on the blue side in the north of England. Manchester City have not won since a 3-1 victory at Swansea City on Sept. 24, going 0-3-3 in what is the clubs longest winless spell since 2008.Of course, among the opponents Guardiola did not defeat were title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur, his former club Barcelona and most recently neighbours Manchester United -- though all three of those matches were on the road. And while winning four trophies is no longer in the cards for City following their 1-0 loss Wednesday on the red side of town at United, Guardiola was pleased with how his youthful side responded to the challenges of derby life.Aleix (Garcia) was outstanding -- Pablo Maffeo as well, fighting with (Marcus) Rashford and (Paul) Pogba, said Guardiola, referring to two of the nine changes he made from last weekends 1-1 draw versus Southampton. We made a good performance, so no regrets. We were fighting until the last minute.We are a young team. Kelechi (Iheanacho) is 20, Leroy (Sane) 20, Pablo 19 -- it is a good experience for them.Guardiola conceded the six-match winless stretch is not a good situation, but the game served as a testament to his long-term vision for the club that was not going to be sacrificed in this competition -- even against Citys archrivals.The manager did make one move as a precaution, replacing oft-injured captain and defender Vincent Kompany at halftime. Teammate Gael Clichy noted the team dipped in form after the talismans departure, but supported Guardiolas decision, noting, Hes been out for quite some time and he played 80 minutes three days ago. He was sensible in not getting injured again.A common thread for Citys struggles has been the lack of scoring from Sergio Agueero, though the Argentina international did not play Wednesday at Old Trafford. Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys. . Aguero, who fired in 11 goals in his first seven matches in all competitions, has not found the back of the net in 325 minutes over his last five contests.But the danger man for City in this match could be David Silva, who has four goals and three assists in his last eight against the Baggies. Aguero, though, hasnt been a slouch with five goals and three assists in eight lifetime contests versus West Bromwich Albion.West Brom (2-4-3) enter this match 13th in the table, ahead of Burnley and West Ham United on goal difference. They are winless in their last four matches (0-3-1) after dropping a 2-1 decision at Anfield to Liverpool last weekend.The Baggies lone goal came from Gareth McAuley on 81 minutes.The defeat again showed what a fine line manager Tony Pulis rides as he seeks his primary target of 40 points and safety in the Premier League. West Brom have struggled offensively all season save their stunning four-goal outburst last month versus West Ham United. Their defence has been just good enough to keep them in games while posting just two clean sheets thus far.The two goals were more or less errors on our part unfortunately, defender Jonas Olsson told West Broms official website. If we had scored our goal earlier we maybe wouldve had a chance to get a point. We lost to a very good side and thats the way it goes sometimes.Pulis will have to make at least one change since midfielder Claudio Yacob will serve a one-match ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. He likely will make a second since centre back Jonny Evans is set to return after serving a one-match suspension at Anfield.The series has been one way of traffic as Manchester City have won nine on the bounce in league play since a scoreless draw on Boxing Day in 2011. The Citizens are 12-1-0 against the Baggies in the top flight since a 2-1 setback Dec. 21, 2008.West Brom have been gracious hosts to City at The Hawthorns, losing the last four there by a combined 11-4 scoreline and taking just one point in the last six league contests. ' ' ' 

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