NEW YORK -- Only once has a left-handed pitcher won 20 games for the Toronto Blue Jays.J.A. Happ is getting close to becoming the second.Happ can become the first 17-game winner in the major leagues Wednesday afternoon when the Blue Jays conclude a three-game series with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.Toronto has had five pitchers get to 20 wins in team history and the only southpaw was David Wells who won 20 during the 2000 season. Like Wells, Happ is in his second stint with the Blue Jays.Happ won 19 games and made 50 starts after Toronto obtained him from the Houston Astros in a 10-player deal on July 20, 2012. After he was 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA in 2014, Toronto traded him to Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders but last November, the Blue Jays signed him to a three-year deal following two months with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Happ has approached 20 wins by going 10-0 with a 2.66 ERA in his last 11 starts. After allowing four hits and getting seven strikeouts in seven innings during last Wednesdays 7-0 win over the Tampa Bays, he joined Roger Clemens in 1997 and Roy Halladay in 2003 as the only Toronto pitchers to have a run as good.Clemens and Halladay were 12-0 in 13 starts and both were 20-game winners. Jack Morris in 1992 and Pat Hentgen are the only other 20-game winners in Toronto history but all of those hurlers were right-handed.Hes a different pitcher, hes a better pitcher, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Hes a new guy, he gets ground balls now, he never used to do that and that bails you out of some innings. And he also gets strikeouts.Happ can achieve two things with a win Wednesday.He can join Wells and Jimmy Key as the only Blue Jays left-handers to win 17 games. Key did it in 1987 and 1991 while Wells achieved it in 1999 and 2000.Happ can also become the fifth Blue Jay to win at least 11 straight decisions. Clemens and Halladay share the record of 15 in 1998 and 2003 respectively while Dennis Lamp won 11 straight in 1985 and Clemens did so in 1997.Two of Happs victories have been against the Yankees, who are batting .206 against him in three starts. He allowed one run and seven hits in six innings April 13 in Toronto and, May 26 in New York, Happ allowed one run and three hits in a 3-1 win.The Blue Jays will be looking to beat the Yankees for the ninth time in 12 meetings after storming back from a six-run deficit for a 12-6 victory Tuesday. After going scoreless off Michael Pineda through five innings Toronto hit four home runs off New Yorks bullpen following a 42-minute rain delay.Russell Martin, who was in a 4-for-28 slump, homered in consecutive at-bats and got the tiebreaking two-run home run in the eighth after hitting a solo shot in the sixth. Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run, giving him 34 and 99 RBI while Troy Tulowitzki had a two-run home run among four hits.It just felt like the momentum was shifting in our direction, Martin said. When everybody gets that good feeling and is kind of anxious to get back up to the plate, its a good sign. We definitely got a little bit lucky, we got Pineda out of the game. It looked like he would have his A game today, so just got to point to the sky and thank whoevers up there for helping out.The meltdown by New Yorks bullpen pushed them 5 1/2 games out of the second wild card spot. Gary Sanchez homered twice while Pineda allowed four hits in five scoreless innings before the game changed drastically for the Yankees.Its unfortunate because Michael was really good tonight, I wouldve loved to have sent him back out there, but with what he went through with that shoulder, we just felt we couldnt do it, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. His pitch count was around 70 and it was frustrating. I was hoping it would be a quicker rain delay, but when it got to be 45 to 50 minutes, it was frustrating.The Yankees will hope there are no more drastic turnarounds against them Wednesday and hope CC Sabathia can follow Pinedas strong outing. He also will try to end a nearly two-month slump that has seen go 2-5 with a 6.41 ERA in 10 starts since June 22.He is 7-9 and two of his losses have been in games started by Happ. He allowed two unearned runs in seven innings of a 3-1 loss at New York on May 26 and two earned runs in six innings five days later in Toronto.Although Sabathia is 15-8 with a 3.20 ERA in 24 career starts against Toronto, the left-hander is 0-4 with a 3.60 ERA in his last four starts against the Blue Jays as the Yankees. While Sabathia has pitched decently in those games, New Yorks hitters have struggled by batting .189 (24-for-127) and getting two hits in 27 at-bats with runners in scoring position. David Montgomery Womens Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Jim McMahon Bears Jersey . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. https://www.bearssportsgoods.com/Womens-Devin-Hester-Inverted-Jersey/ . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Tom Waddle Youth Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. Devin Hester Youth Jersey . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries.Ten-man Liverpool grabbed a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday, extending the hosts woeful run of form thanks to a controversial last-minute penalty. Emmanuel Adebayor had hit the bar in the first-half and Joe Ledley put Palace ahead with a low strike from the edge of the box shortly after the break. Palace 1-2 Liverpool Read our match report However, a slip from Palace keeper Alex McCarthy handed Roberto Firmino a chance to level the scores and, after Alberto Moreno had cannoned a shot into the woodwork, substitute Christian Benteke won and scored an injury-time penalty. Here, we examine five talking points from the game…Was it a penalty? Should Liverpools injury-time, match-winning penalty have been awarded? It was a decision hotly debated after the final whistle. Should Liverpools injury-time penalty against Crystal Palace have been awarded? Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry debated the decision With just seconds left on the clock, Benteke appeared to be heading to the touchline, before Damien Delaney slid in, tried to pull out of his tackle, clipped the Belgian with his knee and sent the Liverpool striker tumbling.At first it appeared referee Andre Marriner was not convinced but following an apparent intervention from his linesman, awarded the spot-kick, which Benteke cooly converted. Christian Benteke scores from the penalty spot Asked afterwards whether it was a foul, Benteke was diplomatic. I think he touched me, otherwise I wouldnt have gone down, he told Sky Sports. The referee knows better than us and he took the right decision.Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, was convinced. As soon as I saw it I thought it was a penalty, he said. Liverpool players dont dive! It was a stupid decision to dive in and [Delaney] just clipped with his right knee Christian Bentekes left ankle and its a penalty. I dont think its a debate. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew disputed the last minute penalty and felt it was very harsh on his team But an angry Alan Pardew felt his team had been hard done by. If the linesman has called it for that knee touch on the foot, in the last seconds of the game, when hes pulling out of it, I think thats harsh, said the Palace boss. Delaney shouldnt go to ground and he knows that, he pulls out of it. If you give a penalty for that in the last seconds, blimey, thats a bit tough.Despite the circumstances, the goal ended Bentekes 715 minute goal drought in all competitions and Carragher was pleased for the Liverpool forward. Hes a big-money signing and it hasnt quite worked out for him. But hes someone I look at and I sort of feel for him. Hes conducted himself really well off the pitch. And that will do him a world of good. Christian Benteke felt the referee was correct in awarding the late penalty at Selhurst Park Liverpool adapt after Milner red cardThe was no debate about James Milners red card, though.ddddddddddddIt was just his second ever Premier League dismissal - the first coming against West Brom in October 2012 - but he left referee Andre Marriner little choice but to issues two yellow cards for late tackles on Yohan Cabaye and Wilfried Zaha.At 1-0 down, Liverpool could easily have folded after being reduced to 10 men but a combination of good fortune, a formation switch and a drop-off in performance from the hosts led to the Reds grabbing all three points. James Milner fouls Wilfried Zaha before being sent-off Klopp switched formation to 3-4-2, following Milners sending off and, while he conceded that left his team occasionally exposed down their right flank, he was keen to maintain an attacking impetus. The gamble paid off. A mis-kick from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy presented Roberto Firmino with a simple one-on-one to level the scores before Bentekes late penalty.It was an incredible performance from all of us, especially after the red card, said Dejan Lovren. We stepped up and showed our skills and our character and I think it was a deserved win today.Palaces poor run goes on Alan Pardew launched his coat into the dugout in frustration after seeing Benteke snatch all three points with the final kick of the game. Its easy to understand his annoyance.Palace are on the longest winless run in the Premier League (12 games) and, after losing their fifth home game in a row, have slumped from fifth to 15th. Palace slump Crystal Palace have gone 12 Premier League matches without a win (D4 L8), the current longest winless run in the top-flight. For the second game in a row injury-time goals have denied his side valuable points but Thierry Henry was unimpressed by Palaces second-half display.In the second half Liverpool played way better with 10 men, Henry told Sky Sports. Palace became a bit timid, fragile, lethargic, passive at times and Liverpool deserved to win the game. In the last 30 minutes Liverpool controlled the game with 10 men.Liverpool end Selhurst streak Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool fully deserved their win after fighting back from a goal down and losing James Milner to a red card Liverpool will hope Sundays victory ends a wretched spell of form at Selhurst Park.This was the Reds first league win at Palace since December 1997 and the Eagles had gone into the game having won six of their last 11 meetings with Liverpool, including the previous three Premier League clashes.Before that trio of Palace wins, the London club held Liverpool to a memorable 3-3 draw, which was a major hammer blow to the Reds league title hopes in May 2014. Liverpools players and their travelling support will take fonder memories from their latest visit to south London. Liverpools set-piece problems return Crystal Palaces Joe Ledley celebrates scoring the first goal of the game While victory over Palace keeps Liverpool in the hunt for a European qualifying spot, there was a familiar problem in defence which wont have escaped Jurgen Klopps attention.Joe Ledleys opener came from Liverpools failure to clear a corner, meaning for the ninth time this season theyve conceded from that type of set piece. Only Swansea have conceded more goals from corners (10).Of course, Crystal Palace are specialists from dead-ball situations. No Premier League side has scored more goals from corners this season than Palace, with their total of 10 level with Spurs. But Klopp will be keen to address this recurring defensive theme.Did you think Liverpool should have been awarded their injury-time penalty? Let us know using the message boards or by tweeting @SkyFootball Also See: Palace 1-2 Liverpool - match report Palace 1-2 Liverpool - as it happened ' ' '
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