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ANAHEIM, Calif. Adolphus Washington Jersey . -- For Bartolo Colon, life not only has begun again at 40, its even sweeter this time around. Colon pitched a four-hitter for his third shutout this season and centre fielder Chris Young robbed Albert Pujols of a home run to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Sunday. "Ive been trying to explain it all year and I cant," As manager Bob Melvin said when asked how Colon is still able to pitch at such a high level in his 16th big league season. "Hes a competitor. He loves to play the game and he loves pitching. Hes always in a great mood, and hes in an even better mood on the day hes pitching -- which you very rarely see with starting pitchers. Hes just pitching with a lot of confidence, and we have a lot of confidence when hes on the mound." Eric Sogard hit a two-run homer to back Colon (13-3), who struck out five and walked one. The right-hander, making his first start since returning from his third All-Star game, tied Max Scherzer and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in wins while reducing his ERA to 2.52. "Its pretty amazing -- and he was sick today on top of it," Melvin added. "You saw the velocity. It was down all day, so he did it a little bit differently today with more movement and less power -- and he still got it done." Colon is 10-1 with a 1.46 ERA over his last 12 outings. "It seems like hes dipped into the fountain of youth," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Hes throwing the ball as well as he was 10 years ago, and theres obviously been a resurgence in his career. For a couple of years, it looked like age was catching up with Bart and his velocity wasnt quite there. But hes always had incredible command." The 116-pitch complete game was Colons 35th in 395 big league starts, and the shutout was the 12th of his career. Young preserved Oaklands ninth shutout of the year when he pulled back Pujols bid for his 492nd homer leading off the seventh. Pujols came up again in the ninth with runners at first and second and took a called third strike before Colon ended it by retiring Josh Hamilton on a fly to left. Melvin went to the mound after Colon gave up one-out singles to J.B. Shuck and Mike Trout, but returned to the dugout without him. "Hes never asked me for anything. Every time Ive taken him out of a game when it looked like he could go another inning, hes always been great about it," Melvin said. "But this was the first time he said, Give me one more baserunner." Colon, who spent four seasons with the Angels and became the second pitcher in club history to win a Cy Young Award with a career-high 21 wins in 2005, is 5-1 with a 1.62 ERA in eight starts against them since leaving as a free agent in October 2007. Colon set down the Angels in order in four of the first five innings. The only exception was the third, when he gave up a one-out single by Chris Iannetta and a walk to Erick Aybar before retiring Shuck on a double-play grounder. It was the 96th time that the Angels grounded into a double play, second-most in the majors behind St. Louis 98. "Ageless wonder," is how Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo described Colon after going 0 for 3. "Hes got a lot of movement on the ball. His pitches all start out at about the same place. You just have to try and gauge where its going to end up. A lot of times its off the fist. Its really tough to pick up any spin off his ball. Its a testament that hes able to throw games like this at the age that he is. Its obviously a little more going on than what you might see." Jerome Williams (5-6) was charged with six runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in five-plus innings. He lost his fourth straight decision since beating Baltimore on June 12. In his last four starts, the right-hander has allowed 20 earned runs over 13 innings for a 13.85 ERA -- raising his overall figure to 4.73. Sogard, the No. 9 hitter, had no RBIs in 40 career at-bats against the Angels until he came up in the third and drove a 1-0 pitch into the lower seats in the right-field corner for a 2-0 lead after a leadoff double by Young. It was Sogards second homer this season and sixth in 392 career at-bats. The As extended the margin to 4-0 in the fifth. Sogard singled before designated hitter Coco Crisp bunted for a hit and continued all the way to third on third baseman Alberto Callaspos throwing error past first base, which allowed Sogard to score from first. Four batters later, Brandon Moss singled home Crisp with two outs. The As got two more in the sixth after throwing errors by Iannetta and Trumbo, which increased the Angels total to an AL-worst 72. Josh Reddick was on the front end of a double steal with Young, and continued home when Iannettas throw caromed off Reddick and toward the dugout. Young scored when Trumbo charged Crisps slow bouncer to first and threw wildly past Iannetta at the plate. NOTES: Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Cespedes missed his third straight game because of a sore left wrist. "Until he actually gets in the batting cage and swings freely and then gets in there for batting practice, he wont play," Melvin said. "Id doubt tomorrow. We want to make sure he gets in swings on the field." ... Colon is 8-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last nine starts against AL West teams, a stretch that began with a 10-4 win over the Angels last Aug. 7 at Oakland. ... RHP Tommy Hanson, who hasnt pitched for the Angels since June 20 because of a forearm strain, is slated to come off the disabled list Tuesday and start against Minnesota. ... Crisp has gone 82 at-bats without an extra-base hit since his solo homer on June 21 at Seattle against Hisashi Iwakuma. ... The Angels were 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position during the three-game series. ... Trout extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games. Thurman Thomas Jersey .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open.E.J. Gaines Jersey . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations.http:///...-dimarco-jersey.html . 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.SEATTLE -- When Edinson Volquez is at his best, its more than just his fastball and change-up that he can consistently throw for strikes. Volquezs curveball has to be effective and it was on Tuesday night. "Thats as good a hook as hes had all year," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "When (Volquez) is on its the three-pitch mix in the strike zone. I thought today the curveball really came into play and was really effective." Volquez pitched into the eighth inning in his longest outing of the season, Jedd Gyorko and Alexi Amarista each homered, and the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Tuesday. The teams split the brief two-game set in Seattle, but will be right back at it on Wednesday in San Diego for two more games as the "natural rivals" conclude their season series. Gyorko hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Seattle starter Brandon Maurer, his sixth homer of the season. Amarista followed with a solo shot an inning later and the Padres knocked out Maurer (2-7) with three runs in the sixth as they won for just the second time in the past seven games. Gyorko set a Padres rookie record for homers in one month with his sixth in May. "Its always been that way. You get your timing right for that certain amount of time and you see the ball well," Gyorko said. "You get your hits, youre going to go through slumps at times. Its all about getting that timing right and putting a good swing." San Diego got a major momentum swing in the bottom of the fourth when Seattles Michael Morse was thrown out at home plate trying to score from first on Michael Saunders double. The relay was perfect from Amarista in centre to Everth Cabrera at shortstop and then to Yasmani Grandal, who had plenty of time to get the tag on Morse. As if getting cut down at the plate wasnt bad enough, Morse left the game after straining his right quadriceps on the play. But what Volquez did after Morse was thrown out was just as important. Saunders was left stranded at third and Volquez retired the next eight and 12 of 14 batters before leaving with two outs in the eighth inning. The only hit Volquez allowed after Saunders double was Kyle Seagers two-out single in the eighth. &"I think Im a little bit different pitcher when my breaking ball is working because I know I can throw my breaking ball for a strike, behind in the count, ahead in the count," Volquez said. Jordan Poyer Jersey. Volquez faced trouble in the second inning when Seattle loaded the bases with no outs. He got Nick Franklin to hit a grounder to first and Kendrys Morales was forced out at home. Jesus Sucre hit a sacrifice fly to score Morse with Seattles only run and Volquez got a fly out from Brendan Ryan to end the threat. Volquez gave up four hits, struck out five and walked three. "I feel my curveball was better than my change-up today," Volquez said. "Just wanted to be aggressive and keep the ball down. I think I only get in trouble that one inning, the second inning. After that I was good." Grandal returned from his 50-game suspension for San Diego and immediately was placed in the starting lineup. He got his first hit of the season when he dumped a sinking liner into left as part of the Padres three-run sixth. Seattle got lefty reliever Charlie Furbush up in the bullpen late and Maurer was forced to face Mark Kotsay and Will Venable, both lefties. Kotsay lined a single into left-centre to score Yonder Alonso and Grandal. Venable nearly cleared the bases with his drive that was caught at the wall by Endy Chavez. Furbush took over and immediately walked Cabrera. He got pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia to ground weakly to second, but Franklin -- making the first start of his career -- mishandled the routine ground ball allowing Gyorko to score the third run of the inning. Maurer was lifted after 5 2-3 innings, giving up nine hits and five earned runs. "I think I started throwing in a pattern, throwing the same pitches in the same counts," Maurer said. "They were sitting on them." Notes: Padres IF Logan Forsythe, on the 60-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, is expected to begin a rehab stint at Triple-A Tucson later this week. San Diego manager Bud Black said Forsythe would play second base, third base and shortstop. ... Seattle SS Brendan Ryan had his six-game hitting streak snapped. ... The Padres are 7-3 in their past 10 games in Seattle. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '