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ST. Nike Air Max Trainers Sale . PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kansas City Royals pitchers are enjoying a record-breaking run of success, and now the offence is joining in on the fun. Luis Mendoza pitched six innings to win for the first time in six starts and Elliot Johnson had another big hit against his former team Friday night, leading the Royals to a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mendoza (2-3) gave up two runs and seven hits and three Royals relievers pitched three hitless innings as Kansas City held a 13th straight opponent to three runs or fewer. That franchise-record streak is the longest in the American League since Toronto went 15 games from June 26 to July 13, 1991. Johnson had a game-tying triple among his two hits and Billy Butler drove in three runs for the Royals, who have won nine of 10. "You cant say enough good things about what our pitching staffs done," Butler said. "Theyve been tremendous from day one, and its been fun to watch. Its been really fun lately to have them meshing together with the offence and defence. Were playing some good baseball right now and its fun to come to the ballpark when youre playing like that." Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore (8-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 1-3 innings with four strikeouts. He is 0-3 in five starts since winning his first eight starts of the season. Matt Joyce hit his 13th home run, off Mendozas third pitch of the game, and Evan Longoria drove in another run in the first inning with a double, giving the Rays a 2-1 lead. They never scored again. "Our pitchings been phenomenal. Another game today with two runs," said Royals manager Ned Yost. "Mendy started out really shaky. He was all over the place and he was behind on everybody. ... But he really settled himself in and his command got better. To get us into the seventh inning like he did is a great job." Johnson, who had three hits including a three-run home run on Thursday night, tied it with a triple in a four-run fifth and scored on Alcides Escobars single to put the Royals ahead. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez followed with hits and Butler, who had driven in the Royals first run with a single, concluded the four-run inning with a sacrifice fly. Butler drove in Kansas Citys final run with a two-out single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth. It was his 517th RBI, moving him past Carlos Beltran into eighth place on the Royals all-time list. Perez had two of Kansas Citys 10 hits and drove in two runs. The Rays have lost five of six games in a stretch in which their starting pitchers have a 9.29 ERA. "That is awkward for us because we normally, on a nightly basis, feel really good about your matchup, your starter versus theirs," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We havent had that feeling in a bit." The Royals, who lead the AL with a 3.38 ERA, have not given up as many as four runs in a game since May 31, when they lost 7-2 at Texas. They have given up 25 runs in 13 games this month. NOTES: Longoria was the DH for the second straight game. The slugger said he has been bothered the past two weeks by plantar fasciitis. ... The Rays have signed SS Riley Unroe, their second round pick in this years draft. His father, Tim Unroe, played five years in the majors. ... Kansas City signed non-drafted free agent C Logan Davis, the son of current Royals minor league pitching coach and one-time NL Cy Young Award winner Mark Davis. Nike Air Max Trainers Cheapest . PETERSBURG, Fla. Nike Air Max Shoes Buy Online . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. http://www.buyairmaxcheaponline.com/ . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames.Back in the sport as a works team for the first time since selling a majority stake in the Enstone squad to Genii Capital at the end of 2009, Renault have to deliver on track to justify the huge investment the French manufacturer have made. With the Renault name on the chassis and the engine there can be no hiding place, and while the team are already downplaying expectations, they certainly dont want to be embarrassed on their return.We need to be humble in our expectations for next year, explained Renault Sport boss Cyril Abiteboul. It is at least a team the firm know well. Not only did Renault previously own the team between 2000 and 2009 but they were also engine suppliers between 1995 and 2014 for the team during its various guises as Benetton, Renault and Lotus. That familiarity should accelerate the process of transition in 2016.This integration is not just measured in track performance, its measured by how you optimise the resources available. Its not an exercise in winning at all costs ; its an exercise in winning in a controlled manner, said chief technical officer Bob Bell. Renault felt they didnt get enough recognition for their contribution to Red Bulls dominance of F1 at the turn of the decade. Having had their reputation dragged through the mud over the past two seasons in a public war of words with Red Bull over power unit performance, they could have been forgiven for walking away from the sport.However, the board should be commended for wanting to prove they can compete at the highest level. Asked what the goals were for the season ahead Bell said: Merging the two operations towards becoming one entity, more than they have ever been before.There will undoubtedly be troubles in this year, though, given the lateness of the deal. Lotus ran Mercedes engines in 2015 and were contracted to the German marque for 2016. The car design is likely to be compromised by the late switch of engine to accommodate the Renault unit.But that will be the least of the teams worries if the power unit continues to lag a long way behind Ferrari and Mercedes. The team at the engine base in Viry-Chatillon must make giant strides for Renaults investment to make sense. Quite what impact Mario Illien has - and the deal for Red Bull to run TAG-Heuer branded Renault unit have - remains to be seen.The power unit guys have done a fairly decent job over the winter, Red Bull boss Christian Horner told Sky Sports during testing. I think what we are hopeful of is further dowwn the line into the season when hopefully that power unit develops what it is saying it should do. Nike Air Max Trainers Womens. Then we should be able to start competing with some of the teams ahead of us.In an ideal world for Red Bull they wouldnt have had Renault engines in 2016 due to the units performance and that can only be regarded as an embarrassment for a firm which pushed hard for the new regulations. Big steps are needed this year or there is the very real possibility of the works team receiving a sole supply by default rather than choice.Renaults own form in testing was mixed. While the opening two days of testing were blighted by unreliability, the team finished the eight days of running with over 2200 miles completed. But the RS16 was a regular cause of red flags throughout testing. The loss of Romain Grosjean is a major blow, and the team will head into 2016 with one of the least experienced line-ups on the grid in Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.Palmer at least knows the team after a season as reserve driver, but as a rookie he cannot be expected to lead the team. That responsibility is likely to fall on the shoulders of Magnussen who has just one season of F1 under his belt and spent 2016 on the sidelines after being dropped by McLaren.And its McLaren who Renault could be battling in 2016 based on pre-season testing. The French firm seem to be quicker than Haas, Sauber and Manor at the rear of the field, but adrift of the Williams, Red Bull, Force India, Toro Rosso fight behind Ferrari and Mercedes.That could leave the team fighting for minor points places on occasion this year with McLaren - hardly ideal for one of only three works teams on the grid.This very much will be transitional year for Renault and expect focus to quickly shift towards their 2017 car as the French firm look to rebuild the Enstone team and return to the glory years of 2005 and 2006.Even if the results are not seen on track, the ground work laid this season could dictate how successful Renaults return to F1 is. The first race of the 2016 F1 season, the Australian GP, is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1. The race in Melbourne starts at 5am on Sunday March 20. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. Also See: A big year for... 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