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  • NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran felt he was finally emerging from a miserable start to his career with the New York Yankees. Abel Aguilar Jersey . One swing Friday night made him certain of it. The slumping slugger launched a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, giving New York a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. "Thank God the past couple of days I would say Ive been feeling more comfortable at the plate and Ive been putting good at-bats together," Beltran said. "I just felt confident that I was going to do something positive." Beltran signed a $45 million, three-year contract with New York this winter after an All-Star season with the St. Louis Cardinals. But he has struggled with inconsistency and an elbow injury has limited him to the designated hitter role since early June. Beltran began the game batting just .221. But right after Brian McCann lined an RBI single, Beltran hit a drive off Zach Britton (3-1) far over the left-field wall. It was the first time this year that the Yankees won in their final at-bat at home, and it was their fourth straight victory overall. "Its been somewhat of a struggle then he got hurt. But you can just see him starting to square the balls up," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "That was a tremendous at-bat." The Yankees kept coming up empty with runners in scoring position until the ninth. Brett Gardner led off the inning with a single, then Derek Jeter struck out looking and Jacoby Ellsbury flied out. Mark Teixeira followed with a walk and McCann singled home a run, setting up Beltrans first walkoff homer since 2008, for the New York Mets. Britton was already off the field by the time Beltran made it to home plate, where he was mobbed by his teammates and then got doused during a postgame interview. "He just had a couple of sinkers up and they made him pay for it," Orioles manager Buck Showlater said of Britton. "I cannot really fault him, all things considered. He let it rip and it did not work for him tonight." David Huff (1-0) gave up Steve Pearces RBI single in the ninth but got the win. Leading 3-1 heading into the ninth, the Orioles missed a chance to pull even with the Yankees for second place in the AL East. "It is frustrating. These are games we want to win right now but you just have to turn the page," said Britton, who has two blown saves in 11 chances. "You cannot just sit here and mope about it. Go out there and make the adjustment." Coming off a decisive three-game sweep of the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays, New York jumped out to a quick lead on Teixeiras RBI double. Then they fizzled, wasting three chances with the bases loaded and failing to capitalize on a career high-tying six walks from Ubaldo Jimenez. "We just couldnt seem to get the big hit when we needed it," Girardi said. Centre fielder Adam Jones threw a runner out at home plate in the second and hit an RBI single in the sixth, helping the Orioles take a 2-1 lead. Nick Hundley doubled for the Orioles first hit off Hiroki Kuroda leading off the sixth and scored on Pearces one-out double. Pearce had an RBI single in the ninth three batters after third baseman Yangervis Solarte made a fielding error to open the inning. The Yankees loaded the bases for the first of three times in the second but Beltran, who doubled leading off, tried scoring on Gardners fly to medium centre field. Jones throw reached Hundley on one perfect hop, and the catcher had plenty of time to apply the tag for the double play. Jimenez loaded bases in the fifth with three straight two-out walks. He needed one pitch to get out of the jam: Teixeira grounded to first base on the first pitch he saw, keeping it 1-0. The Yankees loaded the bases again with two outs in the sixth -- a single and two walks -- but this time Jimenez wasnt given a chance to quash the rally. T.J. McFarland was brought in to face Gardner. Second baseman Ryan Flaherty got the save, though, ranging deep behind second base to field Gardners hard one-hopper and making a swift, backhand flip to shortstop J.J. Hardy covering for the forceout. NOTES: Yankees 2B Brian Roberts singled in the second for his 1,500th career hit. He had 1,452 with the Orioles before signing with New York this off-season. ... Yankees RHP Michael Pineda (60-day, right shoulder muscle) could begin throwing soon. Pineda says he feels good but he had an MRI to make sure the muscle is fully healed before he starts a program, Girardi said. ... Up next: Orioles RHP Bud Norris (6-5) goes against Yankees LHP Vidal Nuno (1-3). Cristian Bonilla Jersey . According to bodog.ca, the Roughriders are 3-1 favourites to hoist the Grey Cup again at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver next November. Pablo Armero Jersey . Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly scored less than 1 1/2 minutes apart early in the third period to break open a tie game, Patrice Bergeron scored a short-handed goal and Thomas made 40 saves, leading the Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the Kings on Saturday night.Schultz vs. The World: Week 5 predictions in the CFL The Big Man finished 2-2 in Week 4, and sits at 7-9 on the season in Schultz vs. The World. Now the CFL on TSN analyst is back with his picks for Week 5, including a happy omen for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Calgary at Edmonton Bad blood game early in the season. First, Chris Jones left Calgary to be in Toronto and won a Grey Cup under suspicious circumstance and I am sure John Huffnagle resents it to this day. Second, Edmonton is 4-0 and wins a lot of football by imposing their collective will on opponents and basically wears them out. Calgary knows that, will be reminded of that and will do their best not to let it happen. And third, each team has two physical runners and a dangerous pass rusher. I figure Jon Cornish should play and will be target No. 1 for Edmontons defence. And for Edmonton, Johnathan White has been a top and pleasant surprise as a running back. Kind of brings emotion to the position that is needed. On defence both 0dell Willis and Charleston Hughes can change a quarterbacks health status quickly. Bad blood game but Calgary wont allow Mike Rielly to run for almost 100 yards like Winnipeg did. Tough one to pick. Edmonton by three. Winnipeg at B.C. Not a good game for the Bombers and you have to ask why. Now I dont think they were complacent as much as they let their guard down. They relaxed and became confident. Good football teams always have to play like they have to prove something to themselves or others. It is no different than any other competitive occupation. You take it for granted, you lose your competitive job. Yes, even mine. Doess that mean against B. Carlos Bacca Jersey. C. they win easy? Nope. The lions are better on offensive line and the defensive front seven is very good. On the road in BC place I like the Lions in a close game. Ottawa at Hamilton at McMaster Cant begin to tell you how disappointing it is that the Ticats new stadium is not ready. Nothing against McMasters athletic program, but I thought for sure the traveling band of football players would find stability. Having said that, at this moment its an advantage for the Ticats. Ottawa had 24 points last week to win and it was great. Enjoyed it a lot. But it was six field goals. Hamilton is not as bad as 0-3 and as a winless team the pressure is on and players feel it. Still, traveling to Calgary and only allowing 10 points is worthy of defensive accolades. Only scoring seven, well, self explanatory. I say this is the week. Ticats win at Mac! Toronto at Saskatchewan I like the Riders. With the week to re-group and retain heath, at home, I like the Riders. In Toronto last year, Dontrelle Inman was their most explosive player many times. Jason Barnes has not been healthy. John Chiles has not been explosive and in all likelihood, Chad Owens will not play. Too much. Ricky Ray completes a lot of passes but needs more big plays, game-changing plays. It will be interesting to see which running back plays and how much in Regina. And REMEMBER: it is Purolator Tackle Hunger day at Mosaic Stadium, Taylor field. Please bring your non-perishable food items to the Purolator Tackle Truck and make a difference for someone you may not know personally, but lives in your community. 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