Marcus Stroman tries to win his fourth consecutive decision today when the Toronto Blue Jays close out a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre. Air Force 1 White Store . Stroman, the Jays first round pick in 2012, is also trying to become Torontos first rookie to win his first three starts since Mauro Gozzo in 1989. He was terrific on Friday versus St. Louis, as he gave up a run and seven hits in six innings to run his record to 4-0, while, lowering his ERA to 5.40. Hes won both of his starts and has surrendered just two runs in 12 outings of those contests. "Its been special," said Stroman. "Its just awesome to put my team in a position to win the two times I have been out there." Minnesota will have an equally impressive right-hander on the hill in Phil Hughes, who lost for the first time in nine starts his last time out. Hughes was defeated by Houston on Friday, as he yielded five runs and six hits in six innings, dropping him to 6-2 on the year to go along with a 3.46 ERA. "I just wasnt making adjustments the way I have before," Hughes . "I didnt recognize it early enough to make some better pitches with the two-seamer or the cutter. I tried to generate some extra velocity and came out of my mechanics a little bit and just left some balls over the plate." Hughes may continue to struggle on Wednesday, as he is a mere 1-4 with a 7.39 ERA in his last seven starts north of the border. Torontos high-powered offense was blanked for the third time in four games on Tuesday, as Kevin Correia spun six-plus strong innings in Minnesotas 4-0 win. Correia (3-7) gave up six hits and a walk with one strikeout, while Brian Duensing, Jared Burton and Glen Perkins each tossed a scoreless frame to polish off the shutout for the Twins, who won for only the second time in six tries. "I think once he got going he got his confidence," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Correia. "Great performance by him." Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run while Danny Santana had two hits, drove in one and scored once in the win. J.A. Happ (5-3) was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays, who have lost three of their last four. "I felt like I was locating for the most part. It doesnt really matter ... all that matters is the results," Happ said. The Blue Jays, who had been shut out only once before this stretch, is hitting just .186 over its last four games. "You never see that coming," manager John Gibbons said. "Naturally, as hot as we were, you figure youre going to cool off a little bit." Minnesota won two of three when these teams squared off in April. Air Force 1 Off White Fake . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. Air Force 1 White Outlet .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Colorado Rockies first full-squad workout was missing a key arm. Jhoulys Chacin, the teams top right-handed starter a year ago, was shut down Sunday because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Hes scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. "I feel good about the fact that we caught it early," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Hes had it at times in the past. Not necessarily last year, but I think the year before. So were being really cautious with it. Its the first day of camp, so weve got time on our side. "Well hope for the best, but Im not overly concerned right now, just because its February," he said. Chacin had been limited with his throwing in the first few days of camp. "It sounds like its something he tried to pitch through in the past and it kind of lingered and lingered," Weiss said. "So were trying to get ahead of it." Chacin was Colorados most reliable pitcher in 2013, logging a team-high 197 1-3 innings. The 26-year-old went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA and allowed only 11 home runs despite playing home games in hitter-friendly Coors Field. But the Venezuela native had arm problems in 2012, when he was limited to 14 starts. On a staff without a true ace, Chacin and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa top Colorados rotation. Weiss indicated it was too early to rule out Chacin as a possible opening-day starter. "Well know in the next few dayys or a week when we have a better idea how serious it is," Weiss said. Air Force 1 Blue Outlet. Chacin and right-hander Wilton Lopez (stiff neck) were the only players to sit out as the Rockies held their first workout Sunday with all position players present. Weiss, beginning his second season and armed with a new three-year contract, addressed the team Sunday morning and said he focused on creating a winning identity. The Rockies went 74-88 last season, a 10-game improvement from Jim Tracys final season as manager in 2012. Colorado last made the playoffs in 2009. "Effort, Im not too concerned with in this group," Weiss said. "These guys are going to show up every day. But on top of the effort youve got to play the game right. Its the execution I was talking about." One player happy Sunday was Carlos Gonzalez. After Weiss initially told the three-time Gold Glove left fielder hed move to centre, Weiss changed his mind. Gonzalez is back in left, with newly-acquired Drew Stubbs leading a group competing for the starting job in centre vacated when Dexter Fowler was traded to Houston. "It was the first time in a while I didnt know where I was going to play," Gonzalez said. "Its always in your mind. Im happy to be back in left field. Thats where Ive been playing for the past three years. "They knew that playing centre field was going to take a lot from me," he added. ' ' '
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