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TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson is heading to the All-Star Game in San Diego but doesnt want to take part in the Home Run Derby. Wendell Carter Jr. Jersey .He and the Blue Jays showed just what fans at Petco Park will be missing with a derby of their own Tuesday night.Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Troy Tulowitzki had a three-run blast and Toronto connected four times to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3.Fresh off being named an AL All-Star reserve, Donaldson went 3 for 4 and scored four runs while the Blue Jays won their fourth straight.Im happy I made the All-Star team, Donaldson said. Im happy for the guys who are the starters and Im glad to be a part of the whole scene.Donaldson has scored 77 runs, a franchise record for runs before the All-Star break. Carlos Delgado had 76 in 2003.All four Toronto homers came off Royals right-hander Chris Young, who matched Runelvys Hernandezs team record by allowing at least one home run in 13 consecutive starts. Hernandez did it from October 2005 to August 2006.Young (2-8) has surrendered a major league-worst 26 home runs this season.Torontos R.A. Dickey (6-9) allowed two runs, none earned, and four hits in seven innings to win for the first time in nine home starts this season. The knuckleballer came in 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA at home.On a humid evening with a light breeze, Dickey said conditions were ideal for his dancing pitch.I had a good release point for it, I was changing speeds with it and it was in the strike zone, Dickey said. I was filling up the strike zone the first few innings.Royals manager Ned Yost said Dickeys knuckleball was as good as weve ever seen it.Kansas City lost for the fourth time in five games and dropped to 16-29 on the road.Donaldson connected in the first inning and went back-to-back with Ezequiel Carrera in the third. It marked the eighth multihomer game of Donaldsons career and the fifth time this season the Blue Jays have hit consecutive homers.Three batters later, Tulowitzki chased Young with his seventh homer in 15 games since returning from the disabled list.It was the 34th time in team history that the Blue Jays have hit three home runs in an inning. They last did it May 7, 2014, against Philadelphia.Fellow All-Star Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, raising his ML-leading total to 77.Up and down the lineup, everybody is doing a good job, manager John Gibbons said.Young allowed six runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. Winless in nine starts, Young described his season as beyond frustrating.My body feels good, its just the results havent been there, he said. Its a frustrating feeling. I feel like Ive let the team down and its horrible.Kansas Citys Cheslor Cuthbert hit a two run homer off Dickey and finished with three RBI.STARRING ROLESRoyals 1B Eric Hosmer and C Salvador Perez will start the All-Star Game for the AL. RHPs Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera were selected to the pitching staff but Davis (forearm) will miss the game because of injury. Torontos selections include Donaldson, Encarnacion and RHP Marco Estrada. OF Michael Saunders is one of five candidates for the Final Vote competition.DAMAGE CONTROLTwenty of the 26 home runs hit off Young have been solo shots.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: Davis was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1. The Royals selected RHP Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha and designated LHP Tyler Olson for assignment.Blue Jays: OF Jose Bautista (turf toe) is no longer wearing a walking boot. Thats progress, as long as he doesnt stub it, joked manager John Gibbons. There is no timetable for Bautistas return. ... Estrada (back) is feeling better but could be get one or two extra days of rest before his next start. RHP Drew Hutchison would like start for Toronto if Estrada cannot pitch Thursday against Detroit.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Ian Kennedy (6-7, 4.04) starts Wednesdays series finale. Kennedy has allowed 20 home runs, including one in each of his past six starts.Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (6-4, 5.08) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings against Cleveland in his most recent start after allowing 38 earned runs in his previous eight outings. Robin Lopez Jersey . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. Scottie Pippen Jersey . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge. http://www.bullsofficialsshop.com/kids-omer-asik-bulls-jersey/ . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. Race car drivers spend the majority of their time thinking about winning races, competing for a title.Youre dominated by it and it occupies the majority of your professional life.Then theres the risk associated with your profession -- it doesnt dominate you like winning does, but it exists. You acknowledge it and move past it.Thats a glimpse into a drivers mentalityThis weeks a little bit different, because competing at Talladega elevates the risks.Your history there -- or more so the tracks reputation -- makes the risk equation just a bit more prominent in your mind.What does all this mean?It means Talladega with all its volatility is perhaps the single most difficult race for drivers to mentally prepare for.The one thing that protects a driver the most is a fast race car.At any track other than Daytona or Talladega, a fast car affords you the ability to separate from the field. Ultimately there is no safer place on the race track then out front in the lead. Fast cars help carry you there at unrestricted tracks.At Talladega, fast vs. slow hardly exists. There is not enough horsepower to create separation.At Talladega, every driver is in the lead because he or she has their right foot planted to the floorboard. You might ease off momentarily if all lanes are blocked, but its only long enough to avoid making contact, then its down again -- full throttle -- all the way around the 2.66-mile superspeedway.Its not that Talladega cant be fun, but it seems more fun for those with less to lose.Ive never associated all the first-time winners -- David Ragan-type upsets -- with anything other than all those drivers on those given days being willing to take just a bit more risk, perhaps when it mattered most late in the race.You lift, you lose is an expression you hear most often with this track.It oversimplifies the process and requirements for winning here because its much more than that -- but it does spotlight the prevailing attitude about competing at the Alabama track.You have to be brave, courageous and assertive in your decision-making.If youre cautious, you drift backward. If youure uncomfortable, you drift backward. Chicago Bulls Jerseys. If youre less willing than others to swap lanes in an attempt to intercept speed and momentum, you drift backward.But heres the difficult part. Unlike other tracks where you could gain some breathing room from drifting backward, at Talladega youve only gone from the front of the pack to the rearYoure still a participant of the 40-car three-wide draft, only now you are more vulnerable, more at risk, because youre not out of the storm, youve just positioned yourself to be right in its path if all hell breaks loose anywhere in front of you.It sounds crazy. It Is!The Bottom LineFor most of the Chase drivers, this is the most concerning race of the season because their championship hopes are pinned on having a safe and productive race.Thats asking a lot from Talladega because safe and productive arent common expressions at the facility.Its fast, its intense, its congested, its unpredictable -- all things you wish to avoid if youre a few points above the cutoff to advance.Drivers are at their best when they race instinctively, but few drivers can drive a full Talladega race on instinct alone.Most need the constant protection and reassurance of knowing when a car is near, inside or outside. They have to ask themselves, Am I clear? Which lane is building momentum?Your spotter hears sounds out of his element, more like an air traffic controller.At 200 mph, all this noise can be mentally exhausting.So dont ask me who will win. I cant tell you.Dale Earnhardt Jr. isnt in the race. He is one of the few drivers capable of racing Talladega instinctively, just as his dad always did.Brad Keselowski would be a good pick, I suppose, but I cant weigh the burden of battling to advance vs. simply driving to win.In other words, I think most championship-contending drivers will mix Talladega craziness with championship-obtaining logic.That is another way of saying I just want a safe and productive day.Good luck with that! Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' ' 
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