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HOUSTON -- One night after digging deep their bullpen and preceding the final two games of this pivotal four-game series, the Toronto Blue Jays needed precisely what Danny Barnes delivered while making his major league debut on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey earned praise for delivering seven strong innings on the heels of a 14-inning loss on Monday night, especially considering the three-start rough patch Dickey rode into his 23rd start on the season.But Barnes eight-inning performance as the bridge from Dickey to veteran right-hander Jason Grilli was worthy of plaudits. Facing the top of the Astros order and gifted with just a one-run lead, Barnes preserved that advantage by recording a pair of strikeouts while stranding All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve on first base in the Blue Jays 2-1 victory.Hes a strike-thrower and thats what he did in not an easy situation to come in now either, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Barnes. Making your debut, nerves have got to be a little high. They said thats what he does (throw strikes). Hes got that invisible fastball that jumps on you. You dont see it well. To go through the top of their lineup like he did is that much more impressive.By helping save the bullpen, Barnes positioned the Blue Jays (60-47) to pursue at minimum a series split with right-hander Marco Estrada (6-4, 3.02 ERA) on the mound Wednesday night.Estrada is 1-0 with a 3.14 ERA in 10 career appearances (four starts) against the Astros. He will oppose Astros right-hander Collin McHugh (7-7, 4.75 ERA), who is coming off his worst start of the season.McHugh recorded just five outs last Friday against the Tigers, surrendering eight runs on 10 hits after entering that outing with six quality starts in his previous seven appearances. McHugh is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays.The Astros (56-50) could enter Wednesday with a tense clubhouse. After enjoying a two-plus month stretch without placing a player in the disabled list, the Astros have been besieged by injuries over the past week. Third baseman Luis Valbuena and center fielder Carlos Gomez suffered right hamstring strains in consecutive games against the Yankees, with Valbuena landing on the DL and Gomez returning to the lineup Tuesday clearly hampered.Utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez battled a right wrist ailment during the series in Detroit and is finally scheduled to return on Wednesday. Setup man Luke Gregerson was placed on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain earlier Wednesday and right-hander Lance McCullers, the Astros most promising young starter, departed his outing Tuesday night two outs into the fifth inning with discomfort in his right elbow.McCullers missed the first six weeks of the season with right shoulder soreness, and the image of him shaking his right arm before walking off the mound was a sobering one for a club pursing a postseason berth.I saw the guys start to motion him out, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of McCullers. When I got out there, he said he was having a little elbow discomfort. At that point, I didnt ask a lot of questions, I just said, Youre done for the night. Lets go get evaluated by the doctor and see the trainer. Its never a good feeling to walk off the field with any of your players and a trainer. That was definitely a bummer. Vontae Davis Jersey. You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. Dion Dawkins Jersey. -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. Zay Jones Jersey. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. Charles Clay Jersey. Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. Dak Prescott leads the NFL in Total QBR (86.2) and has an NFL-best 89.8 Total QBR in the fourth quarter and overtime. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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