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El Clasico with keen interest as Messi goes

  • December 21, 2017 7:33 AM +04

    MINNEAPOLIS -- David Ortiz homered twice for the second straight game and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night. Julius Peppers Jersey . Big Papi went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, one night after a four-hit performance against his former team. Both of his homeruns -- off Kevin Correia (1-5) in the third and Caleb Theilbar in the fifth -- travelled more than 400 feet into the right-field upper deck at Target Field, where hes batting .528 (28 of 53) in 13 career games. It was more than enough for Felix Doubront (2-3), who allowed a run on seven hits in 6 1-3 innings and retired nine straight at one point. Doubront hadnt won since April 3 at Baltimore, his first start of the season. Ortiz, who also doubled in the first inning, moved into sole possession of third place on Bostons all-time homers list (384) and recorded his 43rd career multi-homer game, 41 of which have come with the Red Sox. Even the Minnesota fans -- many of whom likely remember some of the 58 homers he hit with the Twins from 1997-2002 -- appreciated Ortizs display of power, politely standing and clapping as he rounded the bases after his second homer put Boston up 6-1 in the fifth. Trevor Plouffe hit his second homer of the year for Minnesota, a two-run shot in the ninth. Joe Mauers sacrifice fly in the third scored Eduardo Escobar. Minnesota added an unearned run in the eighth after a throwing error by Burke Badenhop from the mound allowed Chris Parmelee to reach third, He eventually scored on Eduardo Nunezs RBI single. Grady Sizemore had two hits and a pair of RBIs; Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks each drove in a run for Boston. A.J. Pierzynski added a two-run double in the ninth. Notes: Ortizs 442 homers moved him into a tie with Dave Kingman for 39th place on baseballs all-time home run list. . The Twins reinstated OF Oswaldo Arcia from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester. Arcia missed 33 games with a right wrist strain before playing a 12-game rehab assignment in Rochester. ... Friday will be a big day for injured Twins players in Rochester. Manager Ron Gardenhire said OF Josh Willingham (broken wrist) will start a rehab assignment, and RHP Mike Pelfrey (groin) will start on Friday for the Red Wings. . The teams will play the rubber third game of their series Thursday when Clay Buchholz (2-3) -- who is 3-1 in seven career starts against Minnesota -- takes the mound for Boston. The Twins Phil Hughes (4-1) will try for his fifth straight win Charles Johnson Jersey . -- Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, shot a 2-under 69 on Tuesday to finish first in stroke-play qualifying at the Womens U. Trai Turner Jersey . Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin broke the news that hes cleared for full activity moving forward.NBA star Stephen Curry has revealed that Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has shown the team videos of Lionel Messi and Barcelona to draw similarities in their style of play. Curry has played an instrumental part in helping the Warriors set a franchise record for most wins in a season, with his team on a run of 20 consecutive victories in the Eastern Conference as they defend the title they won last season. Messi will be in El Clasico action this Saturday night And Curry revealed that he will be watching El Clasico with keen interest as Messi goes up against Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at the Nou Camp on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports 2 HD, from 7pm. Theyre two very talented guys with different styles so there will usually be some dramatics and something very entertaining going on in that game, he said. Coach Kerr showed us films of some soccer greats, especially Messi. We watched how they play, the style and what they do every single game, how they score.He drew a lot of similarities to how we play, movinng the ball, using each other. Carolina Panthers Jerseys. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr [right] shows videos of Messi and Barcelona Messi and Currys style of play are easy on the eye and invite comparisons with the undoubted MVP of the NBA this season adding: Both of us have a creative style of play. I try to do nice things with my hands, to be creative like Messi. I love watching him play because you never know what he is going to do with the ball and I love the talent he has.Dont miss Barcelona take on Real Madrid, live from 7pm on Sky Sports 2 HD, this Saturday night.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: Messi v Ronaldo WATCH: Ronaldo v Messi Clasico goals Curry reaches new NBA landmark Clasico: The key issuesCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '