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LOS ANGELES -- The way things have been going for the surging Los Angeles Dodgers over the past seven weeks, they can afford to laugh at themselves once in a while. Cdg Nike Vapormax . The NL West leaders -- Juan Uribe, specifically -- were victimized by a rare hidden ball trick Saturday during a 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. And they had a little bit of fun at Uribes expense in the clubhouse after the game. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who hit a two-run homer to support Zack Greinkes strong pitching, came over to Uribes locker and posed with a base that had a shoe taped to it. Uribe offered a stern look, and took the prank in stride. "Its a good play. They did a good job," Uribe said. "I made a mistake. Every day you see something different. Ive never seen it before. I got surprised." Rays third baseman Evan Longoria tagged out the unsuspecting 13-year veteran when he lifted his foot off the bag while chatting with coach Tim Wallach in the fourth inning. The rarely seen play occurred after A.J. Ellis hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly, with all three runners moving up as centre fielder Wil Myers threw toward the plate. First baseman James Loney wound up with the ball behind the mound. The former Dodger flipped it to shortstop Yunel Escobar, who then quickly tossed the ball to Longoria while no one seemed to be looking. "Its a play that I always have in the back of my mind through the course of a game," Escobar said through a translator. "Guys were going everywhere, so it happened to be a good situation where I thought we might be able to tag Uribe out. The umpire was standing there and knew what was going on right away, and the only one that didnt know what was going on was Uribe." "Ive tried it four or five other times this year and never got anybody out in the big leagues. But in the minor leagues, I got four or five guys out," Escobar said. Longoria stood behind Uribe and waited for the right moment to trap him. Umpire Angel Hernandez was right on the play, watching the whole time, and made the out call. "I know that Yuni is always looking to do it," Longoria said. "Usually when a play like happens, the pitcher is right around the mound and you dont have a whole lot of time before the umpires call time. I had just walked around behind Uribe, and Hernandez was still walking back from behind the plate to the mound." "I was just kind of waving my hand to see if Loney would see me, and he did. But he threw the ball to Yuni -- which was the best part of the play, because it was indirect. Once I got the ball, I just kind of waited there. He barely took his foot off the base and I tagged him. It really was the one highlight of the day for us." Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was just glad Uribes gaffe didnt affect the outcome of the game. The way Greinke was pitching, there was little chance of that. "Its something that you can laugh about now," Mattingly said. "But its like anything that happens in a game. Its something you should learn from. You want to make sure that it doesnt happen again in a big game." Greinke (10-3) scattered six hits through 6 1-3 innings, striking out seven and walking one. The 2009 AL Cy Young winner is 6-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his 10 home starts. "Obviously it feels pretty good, the way were playing," Mattingly said. "Our starting pitching gives us a chance to win every day." The Dodgers bullpen finished the job, lowering its ERA since the All-Star break to 1.89. Former Rays left-hander J.P. Howell retired both batters he faced in the seventh and rookie Chris Withrow pitched two scoreless innings. Skip Schumaker added four hits for the NL West leaders, who clinched another series and are unbeaten in their last 15 series (11-0-4) since dropping two of three at Pittsburgh in mid-June. Tampa Bay lost its fourth straight, matching their longest skid this year. Roberto Hernandez (6-12) gave up five runs and eight hits in four innings. Gonzalez ended a 16-game homer drought when he hit his 16th homer, a two-run shot, and later got his first stolen base of the season. Nick Punto had a two-run single in the third. NOTES: Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig, batting .376 through his first 59 major league games, was intentionally walked his last two times up in front of Andre Ethier. ... Tampa Bay has committed just seven errors in its last 44 games, including closer Fernando Rodneys game-ending throwing miscue in the ninth inning Friday night. ... Tampa Bay RHP Jamey Wright, who made 66 relief appearances for the Dodgers last year, has played more seasons in the majors (18) than any active player who hasnt been to the post-season. The Rays are his 10th big league club. Balenciaga Speed Trainer Womens . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Nike Air Vapormax UK . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http:///...cture-20-womens.html .com) - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer were easy first-round winners Tuesday at the Australian Open. Australia lock James Horwill has proved his tenacity once again, missing just one match due to his gruesome compound finger fracture.Horwill will captain Harlequins for Sundays Aviva Premiership trip to Newcastle Falcons - just two weeks after suffering his nasty finger injury in the 25-6 loss at Leicester Tigers.Quins skipper Horwill asked physios to tape up his finger so he could keep playing at Welford Road on November 20, but was hauled off as the broken bone had pierced his skin.Now the 31-year-old is back in action having only missed last weekends 21-20 win over Bath at The Stoop, and is joined in Quins line-up by centre Jamie Roberts, back after Wales duty.We are very pleased to have James Horwill and Jamie Roberts back into the fray for what will be an undoubtedly tough trip to Newcastle, said Harlequins boss John Kingston.Falcons had an excellent victory over Northampton Saints last weekend and while they will be looking to build on this, its important that we in turn follow up the success we had against Bath.Tim Swiel slots in at fly-half for Quins who are without former All Black Nick Evans due to a hand problem. Canada lock Evan Olmstead slots in for the suspended Calum Green for Newcastle, returning to the Falcons starting line-up after autumn international Test duty. Centre Fred Burdon makes his first Aviva Premiership start, with Mike Delany at full-back and Alex Tait on the wing.Former Harlequins boss Dean Richards will be up against old faces this weekend in his guise as Newcastle rugby dirrector. Nike Sb Trainerendor Leather. And the ex-England number eight hailed Fiji wing Vereniki Goneva as one of the best finishers in the world after his match-winning score at Northampton last weekend.In terms of Niki, he is a huge asset, said Richards of Goneva.Its no wonder people regard him as one of the best finishers in the world, the way he took that try at the end last week. It was outstanding to finish the way he did.Worcester host Wasps in Sundays other Premiership clash, with Dewald Potgieter captaining the Warriors from the hosts back-row.Flanker Sam Lewis will win his first league start, while ex-Ireland lock Donncha OCallaghan slots into the engine room.Wasps are missing some 15 players for their Sixways trip, 12 through injury with Nathan Hughes on England duty and Joe Launchbury and Elliot Daly suspended.Jimmy Gopperths knee injury and Kyle Eastmonds chest issue creates an entirely new centre combination of Alapati Leiua and Brendan Macken.Rugby director Dai Young believes Wasps can still cope in the absence of a host of familiar names however.Yes we are down on numbers but it happens and were no different to any other team, said Young.Its going to be a test of our squad, thats what the squad is there for, and well see the strength of it at Worcester.I like to see players who havent had as much game-time as they would like given opportunities, and then its up to them to take them. 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