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    February 11, 2018 1:39 AM CST

    The Winnipeg Goldeyes have given themselves a chance to go into the all-star break on a winning streak. Goldeyes all-star pitcher Chris Kisscock locked it down in the ninth inning by striking out fellow all-star Craig Maddox, as Winnipeg beat the Gary SouthShore Railcats 6-5 Saturday night at U.S. Steel Yard. "Gary, they fight to the very end," Goldeyes pitching coach Jamie Vermilyea said. "They can railcat you quick. You cant give them any free bases. Thats when they start hurting you. You have to put the ball in play. Thats what Kissock did." The win increases Winnipegs lead in the North Division to two games after the St. Paul Saints lost 9-4 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The Goldeyes have also won five of their last seven games. After the RailCats staked a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, the Goldeyes roared back to grab the lead. Luis Alens sac fly scored Reggie Abercrombie in the top of the second and Winnipeg added three more runs in the top of the third, including a two-run home run from Abercrombie, to take a 4-3 lead. Both teams scored a run in the sixth inning before Josh Mazzola scored on an error in the top of the ninth to restore Winnipegs two-run lead. That run proved to be huge, as the RailCats scored a two-out unearned run off Kissock in the ninth, but Winnipegs closer preserved his 12th save of the year by striking out Maddox. Abercrombie led Winnipeg with a two-for-four night at the plate with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored. Luis Alen and Tyler Kuhn also had a pair of hits. Goldeyes starter Nick Hernandez left the game after 2 2/3 innings with a finger injury. "I think he just popped a blood vessel in one of his fingers on his hand," Vermilyea said. "It was just one of those freak things." He was replaced by Gabe Aguilar, who pitched 1 1/3 innings for his sixth win out of the bullpen. Starter Ethan Hollingsworth pitched three innings out of the bullpen, giving a run, while Brendan Lafferty pitched the bottom of the eighth for his league-leading 39th appearance. RailCats starter Stephen Bougher suffered the loss. The rubber match in the series goes Sunday afternoon in Gary. The Goldeyes will send Chris Salamida (4-3, 3.69) to the mound against Garys Morgan Coombs (5-5, 4.56). T. J. Leaf Jersey. -- Michael Frazier II scored 21 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 11 and No. Cory Joseph Jersey. INJURIES - Reds RF Jay Bruce is facing knee surgery for a torn meniscus and it could cost him a month of playing time. Chris Heisey, who has shown some pop (43 home runs, . http://www.authenticbasketballshoppacers.com/lance-stephenson-pacers-jersey/. "Im very pleased to be able to add a quarterback with Adrians experience and skill set," Calgary head coach and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. Myles Turner Jersey. 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TSN.cas coverage includes live streaming of the fan festivities at Maple Leaf Square during the game, in-game highlights and live streaming of the post-game news conferences. "If we can get it down to 13, 12, somewhere in that area we are happy with that," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "Some of the no-look passes, passes where we think our teammates are going to be, are things we can correct. "You are not going to turn some of our guys into Magic Johnson overnight but we can make better decisions of things we control in our turnovers." Giveaways have been a theme of all three games, and each time, the Raptors have come away vowing to do a better job of protecting the ball. Yet the kick balls and the crazy passes continue. They coughed it up 19 times in Game 1, 21 times in Game 2, and 19 times in Friday nights Game 3, a 102-98 loss. The Raptors practised at Pace University on Saturday, just across the bridge from Brooklyn. It was a long morning of making adjustments on both the offensive and defensive end, said Casey, ahead of Game 4. The Raptors are looking for their first playoff victory on the road since a win over Philadelphia way back in 2001. At least for part of the practice, Casey addressed turnovers. He said aggression has something to do with it — players are getting bumped and giving up the ball. He spoke of working on players "dispositions," which goes for both their aggression in holding onto the ball, and playing with aggression period. The Raptors were manhandled by the Nets for the better part of four quarters Friday, finally fighting back late in the game to come within a point. But disposition isnt an easy thing to coach with just a day or two between easy games. "Well, you have to appeal to the guys pride, their ego and intelligence and we have some intelligent players on this team," the coach said. "Again, its playoff basketball. If you cant get a disposition in the right order at this time of year, this is what we play for. "Our franchise hasnt been there for a while so if we cant get excited now about being tough, physical and fighting through the screens, not complaining about it but fighting through the screens and not letting them hold you and getting to your spot, all those things are disposition plays." DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas have been Torontos best two players this series, but theyve also turned the ball over more than anyone. Valanciunas has turned it over 13 times, one more than DeRozan. The Nets have turned the ball over 31 times combined over the three games, and the discrepancy in giveaways is the one glaring statistic in a series that is otherwise so even. The Raptors have outscored the Nets by just a single point — 678-677 — in the seven meetings between these two teams this season.dddddddddddd "Man weve just got to be strong with the ball," said Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. "Theyre definitely physical when we drive the lane but weve got to be a little bit stronger. Its playoff time. Weve got to be stronger with the ball when were driving." Casey said the previous night that Lowry looked like hed been through a "15-round bout," and the gritty point guard looked similarly the worse for wear Saturday morning. Parked on a bench before addressing the media, the teams medical staff inspected his right knee and his busted lip that required a stitch to close Friday night. Lowrys knee was sore from a knee-on-knee collision. "Im going to get treatment around the clock to get healthy. Ice, stim (muscle stimulator). . . weve got a great training staff. We did some work this morning, well do some work when I get back. Get to as close to 100 per cent as possible right now," Lowry said. "Right now its very sore but I have no doubt that Im going to play." DeRozan — who scored 30 points on Friday to become the first player in Raptors history to record 30-plus points in back-to-back playoff games — likes the quick turnaround between games. "I cant wait to play (Sunday)," the Raptors all-star said. "Honestly, get back out there and get a game." "(One day between games) is a lot better," DeRozan added. "I think we could use that to our advantage too, with the quick turnaround. Just come out with high energy knowing we need to get at least one game in their place before we go back home." While the Raptors expected a hostile crowd in Brooklyns Barclays Center — especially after GM Masai Ujiris now famous F-bomb when mentioning the city — it was a pretty docile crowd that awaited them Friday. "It felt like another game to me, like a regular-season game," DeRozan said. "When you talk about atmosphere, honestly, it didnt have nothing on Toronto at all. Thats just our fans though, so it was a lot different. Playing out there felt like another game. I felt comfortable out there. We just have to clean up some things." The Raptors have to hope for better from starters Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson. Ross, who scored 51 points in a game earlier this season to tie Vince Carters franchise record, has struggled mightily. He has yet to score anywhere near double figures, finishing with five points on Friday. Johnson, while given the tough assignment of guarding perennial all-star Paul Pierce, has been hit or miss. He had seven points and four rebounds on Friday. Their teammates continue to be supportive of the two who were key in the Raptors getting to the playoffs this season. "Hes still the same Terrence," DeRozan said, when asked about how Ross fared in practice Saturday. "We all understand everybodys not going to have their best nights. We all understand that. Our job is to keep everybodys confidence high. 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