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Hawkeyes are 3-1 on the road

HOUSTON -- With one more loss on what initially appeared to be a fortuitously scheduled and perfectly timed homestand, the Astros inched closer to elimination from the postseason and the realization of a golden opportunity squandered. DeMar DeRozan Jersey .With their 4-3, extra-inning setback, the Astros (82-75) dropped to 1-4 on their seven-game homestand against the Angels and Mariners (83-73), who moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Astros in the American League wild-card race and two games behind the idle Orioles (85-71) for the second available slot. Houston capped a 5-1 road trip through Seattle and Oakland before returning home with high hopes.Obviously, we came off of a really hot road trip feeling pretty good, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. Weve played extra innings games, weve played really close games, and they havent gone our way. Thats the way the games go sometimes. Its not as if were out there not giving our best or not coming prepared -- were just not executing at the most critical times. But were going to keep fighting these last five games and see where it takes us, but certainly, its disappointing.Right-hander Mike Fiers (11-8, 4.50 ERA) will make his third start of the season and fourth of his career against Seattle on Tuesday. He has allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings against Seattle in 2016, going 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA. Fiers is 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA in his career against them.Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez (11-6, 3.61 ERA) will make his 24th start of the season on Tuesday night. Hernandez did not factor in the decision in his previous outing despite tossing seven shutout innings on Sept. 21 against Toronto.Hernandez is 3-4 with a 4.07 ERA in nine career starts against the Astros including five starts at Minute Maid Park where he has posted a 2-2 record and 5.40 ERA. In his lone start against Houston this season, Hernandez took the loss after allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings on Sept. 16.Unlike the Astros, who dropped 3 1/2 games behind the Orioles with five to play, the Mariners remain optimistic that a series win in Houston and a season-ending homestand against the Athletics just might yield their first postseason berth since 2001.Weve got a chance, Mariners manager Scott Servais said. Thats what weve been playing for and the guys, you can feel it, they really believe. Big game (Tuesday) night. Weve got to keep taking care of business here and hopefully get home for the weekend and still have a chance there. Ive been saying it for a month and a half, its a game at a time and all that other good stuff. These guys believe it. They know whats on the line every night. Weve got to have a little bit better at-bats. Thats probably the most disappointing thing tonight, the strikeout number (16). 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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michigan failed its first major road test of the season.It might not matter for the Wolverines and their playoff hopes -- if they win out.Freshman Keith Duncan kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and Iowa stunned second-ranked Michigan 14-13 on Saturday night, damaging the Wolverines playoff hopes.We just have to look in the mirror and look at the film and become better because of this, Michigan tight end Jake Butt said. Theres really no excuse, theres absolutely no excuse.But Michigan is still very much alive, in part because No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Washington lost earlier in the day -- at home, no less.Still, its the middle of November and the Wolverines have yet to beat a team with more than one league win on the road.Wilton Speight threw for 103 yards with a pick for the Wolverines, who gained just 201 yards of offense.We didnt make enough plays to extend drives, first downs. We missed on some deep throws, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. Every little thing doesnt always go your way, and to win, youve got to make it that way.Akrum Wadley had 115 yards rushing to help the Hawkeyes (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) beat a top-five team for the first time in six years.Michigan (9-1, 6-1, No. 3 CFP) appeared to have the game wrapped up when Channing Stribling intercepted C.J. Beathards pass with 1:54 left. But the Hawkeyes stuffed the Wolverines, and a facemask penalty put Iowa at Michigans 36 with 1:23 to go.Duncan then drilled the ball through the uprights from nearly the exact same spot where Daniel Murray hit the winner eight years ago to knock Penn State out of the national title picture.It was an incredible feeling, said Duncan, who was immediately mobbed by teammates and fans. Its definitely the biggest kick Ive had.THE TAKEAWAYMichigan: The Wolverines offense struggled mightily on a cold and windy night in Iowa City -- where they had lost in each of their last three trips. Michigans top-ranked defense made up for it for much of the night, but a bad final series by its offense and a crushing penalty put Iowa in position to pull off the mmassive upset. Vince Carter Raptors Jersey. Iowa: After three straight homes losses and a 41-14 loss at Penn State last week, the Hawkeyes redeemed themselves. The defense looked like the one that was expected to help the Hawkeyes compete for a second straight Big Ten title, and the offense did just enough to give the program a win it sorely needed after weeks of listless play.POLL IMPLICATIONS: Its hard to see Michigan falling further than fourth in the Top 25 . One-loss Louisville and Ohio State could jump past the Wolverines, but all that matters is being in the top four when the playoff committee makes its selections.HISTORY REPEATS ITSELFDuncans big kick was not only reminiscent to 2008, but 1985 -- and Michigan was involved in that one. In what is remembered as perhaps the biggest game in the history of Kinnick Stadium, top-ranked Iowa beat No. 2 Michigan 12-10 on a field goal at the final whistle. The Hawkeyes were later knocked off by Ohio State -- and if the same happens to Michigan on Nov. 26, it can likely forget about the playoffs.THE NUMBERSMichigan ran for only 98 yards on 35 carries. ...Wadley had his best game for the Hawkeyes, even if hes put up bigger numbers in previous efforts. Wadley also caught a 3-yard TD pass on a fourth-down play to bring the Hawkeyes within 10-8. ...Kenny Allen kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal with 9:35 left. ...Iowas home season has certainly been interesting. Before beating Michigan, it lost to North Dakota State of the FCS -- also on a kick at the final whistle.HE SAID ITId rather throw for 60 yards and get a win than throw for 400 and get a loss, Beathard said. He was just 8 of 19 passing for 66 yards.UP NEXTMichigan closes out its home schedule against Indiana, its final tuneup for what should be yet another massive showdown with rival Ohio State.Iowa travels to face Illinois in its last road game of 2016. The Hawkeyes are 3-1 on the road.---More college football at ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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