Serge Gnabry reveals he defied Arsene Wenger by leaving Arsenal Comment Gnabry is now a regular for Germany (Picture: Getty)‘In my heart, I wanted to stay,’ Gnabry told ESPN.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I always believed that I had what it takes to play for Arsenal, but these things are not always down to you.“It was a tough decision [to return to Germany] but it was a logical one,” he said. “I needed to play to get ahead.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGnabry is now a regular for club and country and looks set to fill the void left by Arjen Robben when he leaves the Allianz at the end of the season.Arsenal received around £6m from his departure to Werder.MORE: Santi Cazorla rates Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 Mar 2019 12:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Serge Gnabry insisted he wanted to stay at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry admits he defied Arsene Wenger by leaving Arsenal, who were keen to tie him down to a new deal at the Emirates.The German joined Werder Bremen in 2016 in a move that was orchestrated by Bayern, who purchased him a year later at a cut-price fee.Wenger handed Gnabry his Arsenal debut as a 17-year-old but a disastrous loan spell at West Brom, where his fitness was regularly called into question, put his career at the Emirates in danger.Nevertheless, Wenger wanted Gnabry to sign a new deal as he believed in his long-term potential but the German has revealed he felt he needed to leave the club.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
14 Regatta Cres, DouglasThe five bedroom, four bathroom, three car home is on 814 sqm of land in a tranquil, river front setting.Keyes & Co Property owner Damien Keyes is marketing the property and said the house was the epitome of elegance.“It has real street presence and it has that big, circular drive and then there is the real statement staircase but inside it’s also very practical and has a really good family friendly layout,” he said. “There is guest quarters downstairs with your own bathroom and then upstairs you have the other three big bedrooms.“I think elegance is the best word for this house and it really has the wow factors as well s being a great entertainer’s home with a big kitchen in the heart of the home.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The home features architectural design with high-calibre finishes which will appeal to the top end of the market. 14 Regatta Cres, DouglasA GRAND home on the banks of the Ross River in the sought after suburb of Douglas will be Sold under the hammer.14 Regatta Crescent will go to auction on October 23 and is expected to draw interest from high-end house hunters wanting to buy into the tightly held pocket of properties along the river. 14 Regatta Cres, DouglasThe house is being sold for the first time with the owner moving.There is more than 500 sqm of under roof space.Mr Keyes said he had received interest from a range of buyers.“We’ve had a couple of families as well as some external interest from outside Townsville of people looking to move here,” he said.“When you’re promoting properties of this calibre you also get those high end buyers than tend to bounce between North Ward, Castle Hill and then the river along Douglas.”The master suite of the house has river and park views, a large and luxurious ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. 14 Regatta Cres, DouglasThere is also a home office on the ground floor, a formal theatre room on the second level with built-in speakers throughout the house and outside an in-ground swimming pool has direct access to a shower and toilet. 14 Regatta Cres will be open for inspection on Saturday from 11.15am to 11.45am and Monday 5.15pm to 5.45pm. For more information call Damien Keyes on 0418 781 421.
NZ Herald 17 Oct 2012Major discrepancies in the cost of extending paid parental leave from 14 weeks to six months have emerged at the select committee examining the bill.The MP sponsoring it, Labour MP Sue Moroney, today told the government administration select committee it had a duty to get to the bottom of the discrepancies.Finance Minister Bill English gave notice on April 11 that he would exercise a financial veto to prevent the bill being passed on the basis that it would cost $500 million over three to four years.Sue Moroney said the Department of Labour at the time estimated the cost at $285 million.Now the committee had been given estimates by officials that it would cost $166 million over three years.She believed Mr English had been premature in announcing he would apply the veto.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10841116
Share Share Sharing is caring! Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Four arrests after patient abuse caught on film by: – June 1, 2011 Tweet 25 Views no discussions Secret filming caught patients being dragged and slapped by support workersPolice in Bristol have arrested four people after secret filming by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuse at a residential hospital.Winterbourne View treats people with learning disabilities and autism.Andrew McDonnell, who works with adults with mental disabilities, labelled some of the examples seen on film “torture”.All four have been released on police bail. The hospital’s owners, Castlebeck, have apologised and suspended 13 employees.Care Services Minister Paul Burstow said government regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), had been asked to conduct an urgent investigation.Avon and Somerset police confirmed that three men – aged 42, 30 and 25 – and a 24-year-old woman were arrested as part of their ongoing investigation into the hospital.During five weeks spent filming undercover, Panorama’s reporter captured footage of some of the hospital’s most vulnerable patients being repeatedly pinned down, slapped, dragged into showers while fully clothed, taunted and teased.Patients punishedThe hospital is a privately owned, purpose-built, 24-bed facility and is taxpayer-funded.NHS South West said it was “appalled” by the issues raised surrounding the care home.In a statement, it said: “We always expect safe, high quality care from providers of services and the abuse of vulnerable patients is totally unacceptable.”Mr McDonnell, a clinical psychologist who viewed the footage, told the programme that basic techniques for dealing with patients with challenging behaviour were ignored.He said he was shocked by some of the treatment of vulnerable patients.After seeing footage of an 18-year-old patient named Simone being verbally abused and doused with cold water while fully clothed as a punishment, he said: “This is not a jail… people are not here to be punished.“This is a therapeutic environment. Where’s the therapy in any of this? I would argue this is torture.”Simone’s parents told the programme that she had told them she was being abused at the hospital, but they had assured her that it would not be allowed to happen.“She told us that she had been hit, her hair had been pulled and she’d been kicked – and I said no, this wouldn’t happen, they’re not allowed,” said the patient’s mother.Professor Jim Mansell, from the University of Kent and a government adviser on the use of physical restraint for those with developmental disabilities, said that from the footage it appeared that staff were “waiting to pounce on people and restrain them”.“This is the worst kind of institutional care. It is the kind of thing that was prevalent at the end of the 60s and that led Britain to gradually close the large, long-stay institutions,” he added.Warnings ignored The programme decided to film secretly after being approached by a former senior nurse at the hospital who was deeply concerned about the behaviour of some of the support workers caring for patients.“I have seen a lot over 35 years but this I have never seen anything like this. It is the worst I have seen,” former nurse Terry Bryan told the programme.Joe Casey said filming the abuse was the hardest thing he’d done. “These are all people’s sons, daughters, parents, aunties, uncles. These are all people who have got families… the families themselves do not know what goes on there.”Mr Bryan reported his concerns to both management at Winterbourne View and to the CQC, but his complaint was not taken up.Ian Biggs, regional director of the CQC for the southwest, said an opportunity to prevent abuse was missed when Mr Bryan’s complaints were not investigated.“Had we acted at that time, as we have done now, we can act very quickly to cease that kind of treatment.“We missed that chance and we are sorry for that and we’re doing everything we can now to make sure we’re responding properly.”In a statement, the Care Quality Commission said, following an internal review, it recognised that “there were indications of problems at this hospital which should have led to us taking action sooner”.“We apologise to those who have been let down by our failure to act more swiftly to address the appalling treatment that people at this hospital were subjected to,” it said.Mr Burstow said people deserve to receive “safe and effective care” from every care provider.He also said he had “confirmed with CQC that they should undertake a series of unannounced inspections of services for people with learning disabilities.”Castlebeck has launched an internal investigation into their whistle-blower procedures and are reviewing the records of all 580 patients in 56 facilities.The vulnerable patients filmed by Panorama have been moved to safety.The hospital charges taxpayers an average of £3,500 per patient per week and Castlebeck has an annual turnover of £90m.Chief executive Lee Reed told the programme he was “ashamed” by what had happened.“All I can do is unreservedly apologise to both the families and the vulnerable adults that have been involved in this and recommit to making sure this doesn’t happen again,” he said.Panorama reporter Joe Casey said he was shocked by what he witnessed.“On a near-daily basis, I watched as some of the very people entrusted with the care of society’s most vulnerable targeted patients – often, it seemed, for their own amusement. They are scenes of torment that are not easily forgotten,” he said.South Gloucestershire Council said it “takes all allegations of abuse and mistreatment of vulnerable adults very seriously”.In a statement, it said: “Our immediate concern is always for the safety and welfare of patients.“As soon as the SAB [Safeguarding Adults Board] were made aware of these allegations at Winterbourne View… appropriate action was taken in line with established procedures and protocols.”Panorama’s Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed was broadcast on BBC One on Tuesday 31 May at 2100 BST and is available to view in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.BBC News
Award Winners from the 2013/2014 Batesville Girl’s Soccer TeamOffensive MVP – Mary Elizabeth Elkins.Defensive Co-MVP – Rebecca Roell and Abby Brandt.Team MVP – Brooke Rohlfing.Bulldog Award – Kelli Hartman.All-EIAC – Mary Gutzwiller, Brooke Rohlfing, Abby Brandt, Rebecca Roell, and Mary Elizabeth Elkins.1st Team All-District – Mary Elizabeth Elkins.Academic All – State – Kelsey Gausman, Kelli Hartman, Rebecca Roell, and Megan Doll.Top Team Player – Whitney Lambert.Reserve Bulldog Award – Molly Weigel.Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.
Our District 8 ranking: 7 (Providence and Columbus North are 1/2)Individual results: #1 singles: Angela Wanstrath (2-1), beat Connersville and Centerville, lost Franklin Central (a Hanover recruit).#2 singles: Margaret Glaser (2-1), beat New Castle and Shenandoah, lost Franklin Central.#3 singles: Kathryn Wilder (3-0), beat Northeastern, Richmond and Centerville (flight winner).#1 dubs: Sarah Preston/Hanna Hurm (2-1) , lost Centerville, beat Shenandoah and Connersville.#2 dubs: Sarah Price/Carsen Thompson (2-1), lost Franklin Central, beat Shenandoah and New Castle.Team standings: 1. Centerville – 39 (won 1/2 dubs)2. Franklin Central – 38 (won 1/2s)3. OA – 35 (won 3s)4. Richmond – 295. Shenendoah – 136. New Castle – 117. Connersville – 88. Northeastern – 7Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.
George Louis Reusch age 84 of Guilford, Indiana passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Born January 4, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of John and Elinor (Fischer) Reusch.George graduated from Roger Bacon High School and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, served as a Police officer with Cincinnati Police Department for many years. Married Patricia Wagner November 7, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Attended St Joseph Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Church.George is survived by his children Terri Siefferman of West Harrison, Indiana, Holly Crawford of Mt. Carmel, Indiana and David (Anita) Reusch of Harrison, Ohio. Grandfather of Jamie (Brooke) Miller, Charlie Miller, Rebecca Corneilus, Ginger (Mike) Galbraith, Brandy (Daniel) Bills, Tyler (Marina) Reusch, Chris (Angie) Pelzel and Sarah (Larry) Sanders. Great grandfather of 16.Preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Reusch, wife Patricia Reusch, daughter Robin Sue Reusch, sister Annie O’Conner and brother Kenneth Reusch.Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Jeffrey Kemper officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030 with Police Honors.Memorials may be directed to Dearborn County PAWS 200 Charles A Liddle Drive Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025 c/o the funeral home.
Chelsea’s Diego Costa will not face retrospective disciplinary action from the Football Association over an incident against Liverpool where he clashed with defender Martin Skrtel. Under FA rules, if the incident has been clearly seen by the referee then retrospective action cannot be taken. It is also understood to be questionable as to whether the incident would have been seen as a red card offence even if Clattenburg had not seen it take place. The decision will come as a relief to Costa who has already served a three-game ban this season after the FA took retrospective action against the 27-year-old following clashes with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista. Press Association The striker appeared to kick out at Skrtel after the pair tangled and both fell on the ground during the match at Stamford Bridge, which Liverpool won 3-1. However referee Mark Clattenburg was right at the scene of the incident and immediately intervened.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Publix has announced that they plan to help out farmers by buying excess food from them, and donating the food to Feeding America.Farmers across the country have been impacted by the coronavirus, and have no one to buy their crops which causes them to throw away large amounts of food.Fortunately, Publix has stepped up and pledged to buy excess fresh produce and milk from farmers and is working to donate more than 150,000 pounds of produce and more than 43,500 gallons of milk to Feeding America food banks, according to a press release.Publix CEO Todd Jones said “In this time of uncertainty, we are grateful to be able to help Florida’s produce farmers, southeastern dairies and families in our communities.”
Update on the latest sports Associated Press MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugoutsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play. The league sent a memo to teams Wednesday outlining changes to its 2020 operations manual after outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals led to 21 postponements in the first two weeks of a shortened 60-game season. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday night, says that repeated or flagrant violators of the protocols could be banned from participating in the 2020 season and postseason.POLAND-CRASH August 6, 2020 MLB-SCHEDULEVisiting Phils beat Yankees 11-7 at home to open twin bill, Yanks top in nightcap 3-1PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Tauchman’s tiebreaking double in the seventh inning sent the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and a split of their seven-inning doubleheader Wednesday. Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto homered to back Zack Wheeler and lead the “visiting” Phillies to an 11-7 win in the opener, snapping New York’s seven-game winning streak. Due to a late schedule change, the Yankees were the “home” team for the first game — even in Philadelphia. Phillies ace Aaron Nola tied a career high with 12 strikeouts in the nightcap, allowing one run on Luke Voit’s homer and three hits in six innings. —Brandon Belt extended his success against Colorado starter Jon Gray with a three-run homer and a double to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Rockies 4-3. Belt’s two hits raised his career average against Gray to .417 and helped Logan Webb get his first win in his fourth start of the season. Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game for the Rockies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.— Five pitchers combined on a four-hitter for the undermanned, gritty and first-place Miami Marlins, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Wednesday night for a doubleheader sweep. Brian Anderson homered in the opener, and Miami won 1-0 despite getting only two hits. The sweep kept the Marlins atop the NL East and earned Don Mattingly his 281st win as Miami’s manager, tying Jack McKeon’s club record. In a baseball season complete with new rules and an ever-changing, abbreviated schedule, this doubleheader raised the bar on strange. Not only were both games seven innings apiece, but the Orioles were the home team in the opener and the Marlins served as hosts in the nightcap.— Nationals starter Max Scherzer exited because of a hamstring problem after laboring through just one inning, overshadowing Juan Soto’s eventful 2020 debut for the World Series champs, and Rick Porcello collected his 150th career win in the New York Mets’ 3-1 victory over Washington. Porcello went seven innings, allowing one run and five hits. Seth Lugo got the last six outs for his second save. Scherzer’s replacement, Erick Fedde, took the loss after giving up a tiebreaking run in his three innings. Soto had an RBI double, a single and a highlight-reel catch in his first game after coming off the COVID-19 list.— Hyun-Jin Ryu combined with four relievers on a three-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Sean Newcomb and the shorthanded Atlanta Braves 2-1. Ryu lasted only five innings but was dominant as he gave up only one hit, an infield single by Adam Duvall in the second inning. Duvall homered in the seventh off Thomas Hatch. Ryu struck out eight. The Braves were forced to recast their lineup after placing Ozzie Albies and Matt Adams on the injured list and giving Freddie Freeman a day off. The new-look lineup didn’t resemble the unit which had 13 hits in a 10-1 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.— Brian Anderson hit a fourth-inning homer off Alex Cobb and the Miami Marlins won their second straight since returning, beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 in the opener of a doubleheader. Miami improved to 4-1 with its second successive shutout win over the Orioles. — Jeff Petry scored 5:33 into the third period as the Montreal Canadiens rallied from two goals down and beat Pittsburgh 4-3 in Game 3, pushing the Penguins to the brink of elimination in the best-of-five series. Shea Weber had a goal and two assists for Montreal, Paul Byron added a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Drouin also scored. Carey Price stopped 30 shots for the Canadiens. Montreal can advance to the normal first round with 16 teams with win in Game 4 on Friday. Patric Hornqvist, Jason Zucker and Teddy Blueger scored for fifth-seeded Pittsburgh, which led 3-1 after Blueger’s goal 5:34 into the second. Matt Murray finished with 27 saves.NBA-SCHEDULEIngles, Jazz keep Grizzlies winless in bubble, 124-115LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Utah Jazz kept the Memphis Grizzlies winless in the NBA bubble with a 124-115 victory. Joe Ingles scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Mike Conley had 23 points and seven assists against his former team as the Jazz improved to 2-2 in the seeding round and nudged ahead of Houston for the fourth spot in the Western Conference standings. Dillon Brooks scored 23 points, while Grayson Allen had a career-high 20 points and six 3-pointers as the Grizzlies dropped to 0-4 in the seeding round.Elsewhere in hoop action: Elsewhere in the playoffs:— Matthew Highmore tied the score with 5:47 left in the third period, and Jonathan Toews got his second of the game 4 1/2 minutes later to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of their qualifying round series. On the winner, Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear errantly tipped a Chicago point shot off Toews and past goalie Mikko Koskinen. It was Toews’ fourth goal of the series. Olli Maatta also scored for the Blackhawks, and Corey Crawford finished with 25 saves. Leon Draisaitl scored twice for Edmonton, and Connor McDavid got his fifth of the series. Koskinen had 21 saves.— Mike Hoffman and Brian Boyle scored 2:07 apart in the opening minutes of the third period, and the Florida Panthers avoided elimination with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders Wednesday in Game 3 of their preliminary round playoff series. Erik Haula also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 20 shots. The 10th-seeded Panthers trail the best-of-five series 2-1 with Game 4 at the NHL’s Eastern Conference hub city of Toronto on Friday. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Brock Nelson scored for the Islanders, the East’s seventh seed. Semyon Varlamov stopped 19 shots and made a costly error leading to Hoffman’s go-ahead goal 41 seconds into the third period.— Tyler Johnson scored the tiebreaking goal with 87 seconds left to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Boston. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins fell to their second straight loss in the NHL’s playoff seeding round. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots for the Lightning, who improved to 2-0 in the three-game round-robin. Tampa Bay would earn the top seed in the East with a victory over Philadelphia on Saturday. Tuukka Rask made 32 saves for the Bruins. They led the NHL with 100 points in the pandemic-shortened regular season but can now finish no higher than No. 3. — High-scoring rookie defenseman Cale Makar connected on an early power-play goal, 30-year-old Pavel Francouz recorded a shutout in his postseason debut and the Colorado Avalanche cruised to a 4-0 round-robin win over the Dallas Stars. Joonas Donskoi, Vladislav Namestnikov and Andre Burakovsky also scored as the Avalanche improved to 2-0 in the three-game round that will determine playoff seeding for the top four teams in the Western Conference. The Stars have lost both of their games and are likely to finish where they started as the fourth seed. — Jaylen Brown stayed hot with 21 points on five 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics rolled past the Brooklyn Nets 149-115 without All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. Jayson Tatum added 19 points, and Gordon Hayward and Robert Williams each had 18 points for the Celtics, who posted a season high in points and improved to 2-2 in Orlando. Boston shot 20 of 39 from 3-point range. Jeremiah Martin had 20 points and Joe Harris had 14 for the Nets.— Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Orlando Magic 109-99. Pascal Siakam added 15 points and Kyle Lowry finished with eight points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Toronto has won its last seven dating back to before the hiatus and three straight games since the restart. The Magic missed an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot following Washington’s loss to Philadelphia earlier Wednesday. But they maintained their 7 1/2-game lead over the Wizards for the East’s eighth seed with four seeding games to play. — Joel Embiid had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Washington Wizards 107-98 on Wednesday despite losing two-time All-Star Ben Simmons to a knee injury in the third quarter.— Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder, who never trailed in their first win over the Lakers in four meetings this season. LeBron James had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who had another possibly concerning offensive performance while dropping to 2-2 in the bubble. The Lakers never held a lead for the first time all season.— Michael Porter Jr. scored 30 points and had 15 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 132-126. Nikola Jokic added 25 points and 11 assists. Jerami Grant finished with 22 points. San Antonio, which started the day two games behind Memphis for the final playoff spot in the West, dropped to 2-2 since the restart. Derrick White had 23 points and seven assists. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFSGarland, Hall each score in 3rd as Coyotes beat Preds 4-1EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Conor Garland and Taylor Hall each scored in the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Wednesday. Now the Coyotes can eliminate the sixth-seeded Predators in Game 4 on Friday in this best-of-five qualifying series. Christian Dvorak scored on Arizona’s first shot, and the Coyotes scored three in the third for the victory capped by Carl Soderberg’s empty-netter. The Predators thought they had a 2-1 lead 1:13 into the third period on a goal by Kyle Turris, but the Coyotes won their challenge of offside with Nashville center Matt Duchene found over the blue line on review. -Mike Clevinger didn’t have his best stuff but did enough to pitch into the sixth inning and lead the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. César Hernández hit an RBI single and Óscar Mercado scored with some daring baserunning in the fifth when the Indians finally scored after being blanked by Reds rookie Tejay Antone in his first major league start. The Indians have won two of three against their in-state rivals. — Adrian Houser dominated over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the White Sox 1-0 to snap Chicago’s six-game win streak. The Brewers held struggling star Christian Yelich out of the lineup. The Brewers ended Chicago’s best streak since a six-game run in April 2017. Houser simply dazzled on a night when Dallas Keuchel was about as good for Chicago. The 27-year-old right-hander gave up five hits and struck out five. Eric Sogard drove in Mark Mathias with a single in the third, and that was all Milwaukee needed.—Martín Pérez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays. Pérez allowed four hits and three walks, wiggling out of jams for five innings. He struck out four. The Rays have trailed in 11 of 12 games this season, including their last 10.— Minnesota’s Randy Dobnak dominated in his homecoming, allowing three hits in six innings as the streaking Twins topped the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. Pittsburgh managed just four balls out of the infield against Dobnak, who dropped his ERA to 0.60. Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Twins. Max Kepler gave Minnesota some breathing room in the ninth with a three-run home run off Pirates’ reliever Dovydas Neverauskas.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TIGHTER PROTOCOLS Elsewhere in the majors:— Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 to take two of three in an early series between NL West rivals. Pederson drove in five runs on the two homers for the seven-time defending division champion Dodgers, who won seven of nine on a three-city trip. Pederson hit a two-run homer off Garrett Richards in the second inning and then welcomed rookie Luis Patiño to the big leagues with his monster three-run shot in the sixth. — Scorching slugger Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer, rookie Kyle Lewis stayed hot with an RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners overcame two home runs by Mike Trout to beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-6. Albert Pujols remained on 659 career home runs, one behind Willie Mays on the career list. There were plenty of long balls otherwise. The Angels got all their runs — and hits — off Seattle starter Marco Gonzales via a trio of solo shots. Trout connected for one of those off Gonzales and added a three-run drive in the eighth against reliever Taylor Williams to pull the Angels within 7-6.—Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for a second consecutive night and won their fifth straight. On Tuesday, Stephen Piscotty hit a walk-off grand slam in Oakland’s 5-1 win.— Kole Calhoun hit his first career inside-the-park homer with the help of a crazy bounce, David Peralta had four RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a nine-run burst in the fourth inning to beat the Houston Astros 14-7 on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks broke out of their extended early-season offensive slump by sending 14 batters to the plate in the fourth and building a 9-4 lead. Peralta had a triple with the bases loaded and a solo homer. Stephen Vogt hit two doubles. The Astros hit four homers, one each by Abraham Toro, Kyle Tucker, George Springer and Yuli Gurriel. Cyclist in Poland crash stable after 5-hour surgery on faceWARSAW (AP) —Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has had a five-hour surgery on his skull and face and is in a serious but stable condition after a controversial crash with another cyclist near the finish line at the Tour of Pland in Poland. The hospital says there were no complications. Jakobsen was fighting for victory with the other cyclist Wednesday in the first stage when the cyclist deviated from his line in the final meters and sent Jakobsen crashing through roadside barriers. Doctors say they see no brain or spinal injury and they’ll try to bring him out of a coma later today.