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  • Despite having a starting rotation riddled with injuries, the Atlanta Braves have still managed to ride their stellar starting pitching to top spot in the TSN. Julio Teheran Jersey .ca MLB Power Rankings, ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics. Early-season surprises can shift the rankings dramatically, but the Braves have been getting lights-out stuff from Aaron Harang, Ervin Santana, Alex Wood and Julio Teheran. The Brewers, ranked at 12 in the preseason, are up to two, with their own impressive pitching, including closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is striking people out, despite decreased velocity. Like the Braves, the Oakland As have injuries to deal with in their starting rotation, but they have also received four strong starts from 30-year-old journeyman Jesse Chavez. If Chavez is for real, he could be one of the great stories of this season. Moving from 22 in the preseason to four, the Colorado Rockies have been raking like nothing else at home. As a team, they have a .985 OPS at Coors Field, compared to just .662 on the road, but they also have the second-best run differential in the National League. The Toronto Blue Jays are one of the pleasant surprises, following a disastrous 2013 season, and decent pitching has lifted them from 25 in the preseason to 12. Coming into the year, the rankings were not optimistic for the New York Yankees, pegging the pinstripers at 16, but early returns from starting pitchers Michael Pineda and Masahiro Tanaka have given the Yankees hope, despite a lineup full of holes. The Yankees rivals, the Boston Red Sox, have stumbled out of the gate and, as a result, are at 21, after opening the season in second spot. Hopes were higher for the Cleveland Indians too, ranked 11 coming into the season, but they sit at 23, with some of their highly-touted young players struggling. Following last years breakout season, the Pittsburgh Pirates came into the year ranked fifth, but quiet bats leave them at 24 with this update. Finally, no team can compare to the Arizona Diamondbacks for disappointment. They werent necessarily going to be great, ranked 19th coming into the season, but they are on pace for 35 wins. They even found a way to get ranked below the Houston Astros! Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Chipper Jones Jersey . The International Ice Hockey Federation says Pavlovs avoided a two-year sanction because he acted "without significant negligence in failing to verify the safety of the supplements he was taking. Tom Glavine Jersey . Hes still nowhere close to throwing yet. The four-time MVP was in good spirits when he made his first public appearance on the field since having neck surgery Sept.Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo is starting to hit its stride at the right time, and the club will come up against another Eastern Conference contender on Saturday at the Saputo Stadium in the Montreal Impact. Houston has won four of its last six games to move to within three points of the top spot in a crowded Eastern Conference, while Montreal sits two points clear of the Dynamo and will be eyeing first place for itself. You can see all the action on TSN2 beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. The Dynamo is coming off of a 3-1 win over Seattle last weekend, and just as important as the three points is the fact that both Will Bruin and Giles Barnes appear to have rediscovered their scoring touch. Barnes scored a first-half brace against the Sounders last weekend to snap a three-and-a-half-month drought, and he believes it was simply the result of hard work. "Its always nice to get on the score sheet, but first and foremost your confidence comes from playing well with the team and working hard with the team," Barnes said. "If you work hard youll get your rewards and hopefully thats what Im doing. Im working hard and hopefully the rewards will come." Bruin is another player who has worked his way through a slump to begin contributing again. The forward endured a seven-game scoreless streak prior to the Gold Cup with the United States, but he has returned from that experience to score two goals with two assists in the past three matches. Both teams will be coming off of midweek games in the CONCACAF Champions League with Houston earning a 0-0 draw against W Connection in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, while the Impact suffered a 1-0 defeat on Wednesday to Heredia. Montreal snapped a two-match losing skid last weekend by topping D.C. United, 2-1, but the club also lost head coach Marco Schallibaum for the next two games. Schallibaum received a two-match suspension on Friday from the league after he was ejected from the United game for the third time this season. The suspension means that the coach will not be on the sidelines for the Houston game or next weekends match at Philadelphia. "I made a mistake," Schallibaum told reporters on Monday after being ejected. "I also told my team that I should be an example in many respects - Im the leader of this team after all - and that I did something that wasnt right. I was punished and went off earlier than the others. I take full responsibility.&" Like Houston, Montreal also got one of its top scorers back on track recently as Marco Di Vaio scored both goals in the Impacts win over D. Ronald Acuna Jr. Jersey. C., his first goals since July 3. Los Angeles Galaxy at Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be pleased to be returning home as the club faces the Los Angeles Galaxy at BC Place on Saturday. Watch the action live on TSN2 beginning at 9pm et/6pm pt. Vancouver has lost three of its last five games to drop into a tie for fifth place, including a 2-0 defeat at Colorado last weekend. The Whitecaps are still only one point back of Los Angeles ahead of Saturdays game, but a win or loss in that match could result in potentially dramatic different places in the standings. A win could move Vancouver as high as second place, while a defeat could drop the Whitecaps as far down the table as eighth place. With point being so valuable this time of year, Vancouver will be pleased to be returning home, where the team has already beaten the Galaxy once this season while amassing a record of 8-1-3 at BC Place this season. The Galaxy collected two wins in the past week to boost their confidence, starting with a 4-2 victory in league play against Real Salt Lake before a 2-0 win over Cartagines in midweek in CONCACAF Champions League play. After falling behind 1-0 early in the second half, Robbie Keane netted a hat trick and Omar Gonzalez scored as well to lead a furious rally. "He [Keane] can do that on any given night, which is crazy to say but if we give him the ball in the right spots hes going to make those plays. He was terrific," said Galaxy forward Landon Donovan. It was the second hat trick of the season for Keane, who has formed a nice partnership with Donovan since the American returned to the lineup. The Galaxys offensive ability was on full display in the second half, although Donovan believes his team has the capability to score goals on any given night. "Weve had a number of games this season where weve dominated in a lot of ways, weve put 20-plus shots on the scorecard and weve had a number of chances to score goals, and some nights weve scored three or four and some nights we dont," said Donovan. Four of the next five games for the Galaxy will be against Western Conference playoff contenders, so if the offense is able to click at the right time, it would be a big boost for the defending champions. China Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Jerseys From China Stitched NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys 2019 Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale NFL T-shirts Jerseys From China ' ' '