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SAN DIEGO -- In their first game since clinching the NL West title, the Los Angeles Dodgers were no match for Padres rookie Hunter Renfroe. .The newcomer hit his first career grand slam and also had a three-run shot to drive in all of San Diegos runs Tuesday night in a 7-1 victory against the Dodgers.Los Angeles fell two games behind the NL East champion Washington Nationals for home-field advantage in their Division Series matchup.Renfroe, the MVP of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, was called up last Wednesday. He hit a high, arcing, three-run homer to left field off Kenta Maeda with two outs in the first inning. Renfroes grand slam to straightaway center came on a full-count pitch from Louis Coleman with two outs in the eighth. The young outfielder has three homers in six games.Dodgers rookie manager Dave Roberts was on the Padres staff the last several years, so he knows about RenfroeHes got big power, Roberts said. We left some balls out over the plate and elevated to him, and do that with a power hitter and that can happen. He had a big day.Roberts didnt think there was any hangover from the Dodgers clinching the division crown at home on Sunday.I thought we were ready to go. We got behind the 8-ball with that three-run first inning, he said.After the first inning, Kenta was good. He was missing with his breaking ball and fastball a little and he left a breaking ball up to Renfroe. Outside of that, he got his strikeouts and soft contact. I told him I thought it was a positive outing.Maeda had faced the Padres three times earlier this year, but they have a lot of new players since his last start against San Diego on July 10.It wasnt miscommunication as much as it was facing these new hitters and I wasnt familiar with them, he said through a translator.Maeda (16-10), who beat the Padres 7-0 at Petco Park in his big league debut on April 6, had his start moved up one day so hell get another one before the playoffs begin.Paul Clemens (4-5) held the Dodgers to one run and three hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked one.Chase Utley homered for the Dodgers in the third, his 13th.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: 1B Adrian Gonzalez left the game with a sinus infection. Roberts said he doesnt think its serious.UP NEXTDodgers: Rookie RHP Jose De Leon (2-0, 5.52) had his start pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday. He beat the Padres 7-4 in his major league debut on Sept. 4 at Dodger Stadium.Padres: Rookie RHP Luis Perdomo (8-10, 5.59) is scheduled to make his 20th start for San Diego. . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. . 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. . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. HARTFORD, Conn. -- Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies keep rolling along.Katie Lou Samuelson scored eight of her 26 points during a key third-quarter run, and No. 1 UConn beat 12th-ranked Ohio State 82-63 on Monday night for the Huskies 85th consecutive victory.Were maximizing what we have right now, Auriemma said. Nov. 14 to Dec. 19, its a month and five days, were 10-0, beat some pretty good teams. ... So far so good.Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (10-0), who are five games away from matching their NCAA record 90-game winning streak set from 2008-10.UConn led by six before opening the second half with a 15-7 spurt. Samuelson hit two 3-pointers during the run. The second made it 55-41.The Huskies also switched up their defense on Ohio State star Kelsey Mitchell, holding her to four points in the second half after she had 19 at the break. With Mitchell bottled up, the Buckeyes (9-4) couldnt get within single digits.We knew that it was going to be really difficult to guard them and we knew were not going to stay in the same defense the whole game and be able to do it, Auriemma said. Show them a little different look every now and then. (Mitchell) is impossible to guard. You saw that. No shot she wont take.Ohio State trailed 19-7 before scoring the final nine points of the first quarter, capped by Mitchells deep 3-pointer just before the buzzer.The Buckeyes were down 28-24 when UConn went on a 12-2 run capped by Colliers 3-point play that made it 40-26 with 2:22 left in the half. Mitchell then closed the half with eight straight to get the Buckeyes to 40-34 at the break.Mitchell only had eight points in the meeting between the teams last season, going 2 for 14 from the field.To their credit we came out of the locker room flat and they took control of the game, Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff said. BIG PICTUREOhio State: Linnae Harper scored four points in her second game for the Buckeyes after she became eligible. The guard transferred from Kentucky last year. ... Ohio State had 19 turnovers that UConn converted into 28 points.UConn: Starting point guard Saniya Chong is still sidelined with a concussion. She missed the Kansas State game as well. ... The Huskies have won all four meetings with the Buckeyes. ... Mondays game was the annual toy drive for the Huskies where they collect donations for Toys for Tots.SAGER STRONGAuriemma wore a slightly off-blue plaid jacket to honor Craig Sager, a longtime NBA sideline reporter who died last week following a battle with cancer. Auriemma got to know him while coaching USA Basketball to a gold medal in London.He was as into those games as any NBA playoff game. He knew the players and treated them the same as he would the best NBA players, Auriemma said. He didnt mail it in or pretend it wasnt important. I appreciated the interest he took in our players and our team. He had a way about him. He was so disarming.RUNNING THROUGH THE RANKSUConn has already beaten No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Baylor, No. 7 Florida State, No. 16 Texas and DePaul, which was in the Top 25 when the teams met. The Huskies still have games left against No. 4 Maryland and No. 6 South Carolina.QUOTABLEWere not going to win them all, Auriemma said. Not going to win every single game for the rest of eternity.UP NEXTOhio State: The Buckeyes head home to face Winthrop on Wednesday before Big Ten play starts next week.UConn: The Huskies hit the road to face Nebraska on Wednesday. After that they play at No. 4 Maryland on Dec. 29. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '


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