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  • Kenya’s COVID-19 infections hit 29,849 after 515 test positive

    first_imgThe distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 251, Kitui41,Kiambu33, Kericho23, Kisii19Bomet 19,Nakuru18,Homabay16, Laikipia12, Murang’a11, Migori10, Nyeri9, Uasin-Gishu 8Kajiado8, Mombasa7, Lamu5, Narok4,Busia4, Embu 3, Machakos3, Nandi3, Nyandarua3,Wajir3, and Kakamega2.The cases are distributed in sub Counties as follows; in Nairobi, the 414 cases are in Makadara 28,Westlands 27,Starehe 24, Kasarani 18,Lang’ata 18,Embakasi West 16,Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentDagoretti North 15, Embakasi East 13,Kamukunji12, Dagoretti South and Embakasi South have 11 cases each   while Embakasi Central, Embakasi North,Kibra and Ruaraka have 10 cases each. Mathare, andRoysambu have 9 cases each.In Kitui, the 4 1 cases are all in Kitui Central.In Kiambu, the 33 cases are in; Thika 10,Kiambu Town 6, Juja, Kabete,and Lari have 3 cases each. Gatundu South 2,Gatundu North,Githunguri, Kiambaa, Kikuyu, Limuru and Ruiru have 1 case each.In Kericho, the 23 cases are in; Ainamoi23 and Kipkelion East 1 while in Kisii, the19 cases are in; KitutuChacheSouth 18 and BomachogeBorabu1case. In Bomet, the 19 cases are all in Bomet East.Nakuru’s18 cases are in; Nakuru West 11, Nakuru East 3, Naivasha 2, Joro and Rogai have 1 case each.In Homabay, the 16 cases are all in Homabay Town.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsIn Laikipia, the 12 cases are in; Laikipia East 8 and Laikipia West 4 while in Murang’a, the 11 cases are in; Kiharu5,Kandara4, and Mathioya2.In Migori, the 10 caes are in; Kuria West 8,Rogo and Suna East have 1 case each.  Nyeri, the 9 cases are in; are Nyeri Central 7,Mathira and Mukurweini have 1 case each.In Uasin-Gishu the 8 cases are in Ainabkoi 5, Turbo 2, and Kapseret 1 case. In Kajiado, the 8 cases are; are in Kajiado North 5 and Kajiado East 3.In Mombasa, the 7 cases are in; Kisauni and Nyali have cases eachwhile Changamwe, Jomvu, and Mvita have 1 case eachIn Lamu, the 5 cases are in; Lamu East 4 and Lamu West 1 while in Narok, the cases are in Trans- Mara West 3, and Narok North 1.  Busia’s 4 cases are in Teso South 2,Matayos and Teso North have 1 case each.Also Read  Noordin Haji reorganizes ODPP in renewed war on graftIn Embu, the 3 cases are in; Manyatta2, and Mbeere South 1.  In Machakos, all the 3 cases are in Athi River while in Nandi the 3 cases are all in Emgwen.In Nyandarua, the 3 cases are in; Ol-Kalou2 and Kinangop1. Wajir’s3 cases are all in Wajir East and Kakamega the 2 cases are in Butere and Malava1 case each.,She noted that 672 patients have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 15, 970 so far.65 were from various facilities and 607 from home-based care programme. I thank our healthcare workers for this great achievement.Seven more patients succumbed to the virus, bringing our fatalities to 472. Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi says the country has recorded 515 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s total to 29,849.Addressing journalists at Afya House Nairobi Saturday, Dr. Mwangangi said the new cases are from 6,353 samples tested in the last 24 hours.This brings the Country’s cumulative numbers of those tested to 387, 670. In terms of gender, 316 were male and 199 were female. The youngest case is an 8 months infant, while the oldest is 92 years old.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

  • Lambert defends Villa discipline

    first_img Relegation-threatened Villa have accumulated 64 bookings and two red cards during the current campaign. Midfielder Fabian Delph became the first Premier League player to have to serve a two game ban for 10 bookings and right-back Matt Lowton is one yellow card away from facing the same punishment. He said: “I’m a little bit surprised we are bottom (of the fair play table). Because we’re a young side, sometimes our enthusiasm overrides things. If the referee decides to wave the yellow card, you have to run with it.” Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa are not a dirty side despite being bottom of the fair play table ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at Villa Park. Lambert added: “Are Villa a dirty side? Are you kidding. We’ve got one player over six feet tall. The rest are three feet, nine inches! “We are not the biggest team but we will certainly stand up to things.” Lambert will not attempt to try and change Lowton’s approach and has been delighted with his overall form. He said: “Matty will get a couple of games (suspension) if he gets booked but he has been excellent for us. “He started the season brilliantly, had a little dip along with everyone else, and over the last few months he has been back to what he was doing at the start. “You can’t curtail somebody’s approach. That’s the way he plays the game so you can’t curtail it. “You don’t want him missing through a ban but I’d rather him make a challenge than not and if he has to take the consequences, he has to take it. We’ve other people there to come back in if that happens.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Cardiff sack Moody, back Mackay

    first_img Tan said in a statement released on Friday afternoon: “I have every faith in Malky and his team to lead us through the challenges of the Premier League. I have supported him in the past and will do so in the future for many years to come. “I would say to all Cardiff City fans and everyone connected to the club, let us look forward to the future and remain united in our support of the team.” Press Association Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has reiterated his support for manager Malky Mackay as the Barclays Premier League club confirmed the departure of Iain Moody as their head of recruitment.center_img The south Wales side also announced that 23-year-old Kazakhstani Alisher Apsalyamov has been appointed as the acting head of recruitment on an interim basis. The loss of Moody had placed Mackay’s position under scrutiny but Press Association Sport understands the Scot has no intention of resigning, and the club have denied reports Mackay was asked to leave his post. last_img read more

  • Ulloa helps Leicester off foot

    first_img Leicester deserved victory with a passionate, swashbuckling display with the superb Esteban Cambiasso at the heart of their efforts. But they needed Kasper Schmeichel to deny Nelson Oliveira in the second half to ensure victory. Ulloa was originally named on the bench but David Nugent suffered a tight calf and the Argentinian replaced him at the last minute. Marcin Wasilewski, King and Andrej Kramaric were recalled after last week’s 3-2 win at West Brom while Swansea replaced the suspended Neil Taylor and injured Bafetimbi Gomis with Jordi Amat and Oliveira. But without front man Gomis the visitors were toothless in the first half as the Foxes bombarded them from the off. Marc Albrighton curled wide before Leicester grabbed the breakthrough their dominance deserved after 15 minutes. Wasilewski lofted a long ball forward for Ulloa to flick on to Wes Morgan and when the ball came back to Ulloa he drilled into the corner from 10 yards. Jonjo Shelvey fired over as Swansea searched for a way back into the game after being outplayed for the first 25 minutes. Gylfi Sigurdsson tried to test Schmeichel but the hosts were comfortable, although failed to find a killer second. The Foxes continued to press after the break and Albrighton fired wide before Kramaric curled over after outpacing the Swans’ midfield. Swansea finally forced Schmeichel into a save after 53 minutes when he turned Shelvey’s 18-yard effort away. It was a testament to the Foxes the keeper had been so well protected but they needed a second goal and Ulloa headed onto the roof of the net and Kramaric blazed over. But, Swansea finally began to threaten and the hosts required Schmeichel to be at his best to deny Oliveira on 66 minutes. The striker wriggled through the Foxes’ defence with only Schmeichel to beat but the keeper denied him with his legs before gathering Shelvey’s shot a minute later. Leicester were living dangerously and Jefferson Montero’s strike deflected over before the Foxes should have wrapped up the game. From the corner Jamie Vardy broke with men over but his pass to Riyad Mahrez was poor and allowed Lukasz Fabianski time to make the save. Vardy’s strong penalty claims then went ignored after the forward had gone down from Ashley Williams’ challenge. Swansea’s second-half rally appeared to have ended as Leicester regained control and Fabianski denied Mahrez with seven minutes left. But the keeper gifted the hosts a game-clinching second with a minute to go when he spilled Cambiasso’s free kick and King netted the rebound. Leonardo Ulloa grabbed his first Barclays Premier League goal since Boxing Day as Leicester climbed off the bottom of the table with a vital 2-0 win over Swansea. The striker ended his goal drought to claim his 10th of the season before Andy King’s late strike clinched the Foxes’ third straight win. It is the first time they have won three in a row in the top flight since September 2000 and are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Remi Garde warns Villa players to behave at Christmas

    first_imgManager Remi Garde has cautioned Aston Villa’s players about letting their hair down at Christmas. The Villa Park chief wants his squad to be professional and focused ahead of a key period in their survival fight. They go to Southampton on Saturday seven points adrift from the safety line in the Barclays Premier League with Jack Grealish still in exile from the first team after he was pictured partying following last month’s 4-0 defeat at Everton. Garde refused to confirm whether rock bottom Villa will have a Christmas party but insisted whatever his players do during the festive period they must behave. He said: “You think I should be worried? I can’t imagine when you have opportunity to play in the Premier League, in a big club, big games, that you could be disturbed by this time of parties. Even if it is Christmas. “You can have Christmas with family and be prepared to play this game. If you speak to every European player they would like to play Boxing Day, this time to play is fantastic. You have to know this is our job, you do it in a way that you are prepared to be 100 per cent focused. Of course, it is a party time but not for us. That is it.” When asked whether Villa were having a party Garde said it was a “private issue”. Grealish will not feature at St Mary’s but Garde hinted the 20-year-old could be back with the first team on Monday. “It could be (fair to assume he is back on Monday),” he said. “The way Jack is playing is more important for me. Now we have to look at the performance of each player and in the forthcoming weeks – I am more focused on that than what he did.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Barbados U-19s whip T&T by eight wickets

    first_img… Windwards trounce Jamaica by 10 wicketsIN the rain-affected match and a result determined by using the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method, Trinidad and Tobago lost by eight wickets to Barbados, who sealed an emphatic victory with five overs remaining in their second-round encounter at the Sion Hill playing field in St Vincent yesterday.Windwards also enjoyed themselves by registering a comprehensive ten-wicket victory over Jamaica at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex while the clash between Leeward Islands and the ICC Americas team was abandoned due to soggy outfield conditions that allowed only 10.2 overs to be bowled at the Park Hill playing field.Trinidad & Tobago batsmen struggled against the Barbadians with only wicketkeeper Joshua daSilva being able to make an impact with a topscore of 65 that included eight fours off 91 balls while skipper Kirstan Kallicharran contributed 26 off 65 balls.Deswin Currency (2 for 32) and Nicholas Kirton (2 for 20) were the main wicket-takers.Rainy conditions forced the officials to use the D/L method and Barbados were set 122 runs to get in 25 overs. The task was made much easier for the Barbadians to celebrate victory after opener Leniko Boucher and triumphant West Indies Youth player Shamar Springer featured in an unbroken 72-run third-wicket stand that proved pivotal.Boucher top-scored with an unbeaten 73 and he hammered two sixes and six fours off 72 balls while Springer hit two massive sixes in his undefeated 27 off 26 balls.After having whipped Trinidad and Tobago in their first round on Wednesday, Jamaica suffered reverse fortunes and sustained their biggest defeat to Windward Islands, who crushed them by ten wickets in a low-scoring match at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.Jamaica batted first and were restricted to 130 for 9 in 37 overs while Windwards who were set 119 for victory, using the Duckworth-Lewis method, overhauled their target without losing any wickets.Openers Anil Matthew 58 not out (10×4, 53 balls) and Johann Jeremiah 54 not out (1×6, 7×4, 85 balls) completely dominated the proceedings and left the Jamaicans shell-shocked in not being able to even prise out a single wicket in the one-sided contest. (Brij Parasnath)last_img read more

  • One year from XXXII Olympiad, AAG boss hopeful of Athletics representation

    first_imgYESTERDAY, July 24, marked one year before the world’s largest sporting event, the Olympic Games, gets going in Tokyo, Japan, and president of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, said plans are afoot to ensure that those ‘hopefuls’ receive support and are given the best chance of qualifying. Daniel Williams (200m), Arinze Chance (400m), Brenessa Thompson (100m and 200m), Aliyah Abrams (400m) and Emmanuel Archibald (Long Jump) are just some of the names flaunted by the AAG boss during an inclusive interview with Chronicle Sport yesterday, when asked about what’s in place to help Guyana to secure that elusive medal in track and field, and which will add to the country’s lone medal (bronze) won by Michael Paris in the sport of boxing at the 1980 Olympics.AAG president – Aubrey HutsonThe 2020 Olympic Games, also being referred to as the ‘Games of the XXXII Olympiad’ currently rest as a figment of our athletes’ imagination, given the fact that none of them has made the qualifying standard times and distances set by Track and Field’s global governing body, the IAAF.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in May this year released the standards that some track and field pundits are calling “the hardest ever”, giving athletes two ways of reaching Tokyo; achieve the entry standard within the qualification period (May – June 29, 2019 and January 2019 – May 2020 for Marathon/50km), or qualify by virtue of his/her IAAF World Ranking position in the selected event at the end of the respective qualification period.According to reports, the process is designed to achieve about 50 percent of the target numbers for each event through entry standards and the remaining 50 percent through the IAAF world ranking system.“I’m confident,” Hutson noted, “I’m also very hopeful for some of the athletes to do well later this season, especially those athletes who are doing well, like Chance, Archibald, and even Daniel (Williams) locally. For the females, Thompson, Abrams and with some tweaking, I think Kenisha Phillips (100m and 200m) can turn things around.”Arinze ChanceDespite the athletes mentioned by the AAG president having a sensational season, some even clocking their personal best (PB) in their respective events, they are yet to at least reach the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, set for September 27 – October 6 in Doha, Qatar.Hutson said the AAG will attempt to give Guyanese athletes, especially the aforementioned, a chance to compete at several South American events sanctioned by CONSUDATLE, in an attempt to see them qualifying.FINANCIAL SUPPORTThe issue of financial support for the country’s leading athletes will continue to be a burning issue, especially in the absence of a National Sports Policy.“We have to pick up the slack, because it’s very important,” Hutson related on the subject of financial support.Hutson told Chronicle Sport that there are several programmes under the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity and the AAG will “push the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) to the reach out to the IOC for that extra funding. So, rest assured that we will make an application for that funding because it’s very important.”last_img read more

  • International Pairs Golf Championship Goes NationalÂ

    first_imgIn their desire to make the famous International Pairs competition a truly national tournament, the organisers of the International Paris Golf Championship, Falcon Golf Development Company, (FGDC) has introduced regional qualifiers that will culminate in a national final already billed to hold at the highbrow Ibom Golf Resort in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.The Chief Executive Officer of the organising outfit, Remi Olukoya said the decision to make the annual tournament a national event was borne out of the need to accommodate others from all the golf clubs in the country.To this effect, IBB International Golf & Country Club, Abuja will host golfers from the Northern Region while Lakowe Lakes will host their counterpart from the South West.Golfers from the South-South and South East region would converge at Port-Harcourt Golf Club for the regional qualifier.Winners in all the regions and other invited guests would converge at the five-star Ibom Golf Resort for the final that will produce Nigeria’s representative to the finals of International Pairs in Portugal on November 6-10 at the Hotel Penina Golf Resort.Expected in this year’s edition are the defending champions are, former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and his pair, Esosa Ojomo, who will enjoy automatic qualification to the national finals in recognition of their feat last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • No to Bounty Killa

    first_imgBounty Killa Bounty Killa is in hot water again.A Jamaican women’s advocacy group is hitting out against his inclusion in the line-up of a free concert being staged in recognition of International Women’s Day 2017.The concert is being organized by the Bureau of Gender of Affairs in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, in partnership with the Aids Healthcare Foundation, is being held under the theme ‘Unite to End Gender Based Violence’.The public outcry comes due to the September 2010 arrest of the entertainer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, after a female companion of his, turned up bloodied at a police station in Kingston and complained that he had assaulted her with a hammer.The incident occurred at his Oakland Apartments residence in St Andrew.In another incident earlier that year, he spent two weeks behind bars after being arrested by the Constant Spring police for beating up his girlfriend.Police had reported at the time that while the DJ was being processed, he called the woman and threatened her life in their presence.The complainant, Kadeem Baker, eventually dropped the charges against Pryce.Executive Director at WE-Change and Director of Tambourine Army, Latoya Nugent, is livid.She told the Jamaica Observer that due to the spirit of the concert and the day it is being held, it was a slap in the face of women especially in light of everything that has been happening since December 2016.“Almost every day (since December) we wake up to a story about a woman being murdered, rape etcetera and I think what is perhaps the most heart-breaking part of it for me is that it is a concert that is planned by the ministry with responsibility for gender affairs. So when the ministry with responsibility for gender affairs is engaging somebody who is a known perpetrator of gender based violence (GBV) or violence against women, then I think that’s very problematic and I am still in shock about the processes that would have been involved in organizing this concert,” Nugent said.last_img read more

  • Kole Calhoun home run ends long drought, helps Angels avoid home sweep

    first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m a little surprised to hear that it was 0-for-25,” Scioscia said. “It was a good time for it.”Seattle broke a scoreless tie in the third inning. Dee Gordon led off with a single to right field and scored on a double by Mitch Haniger that rattled around the left field corner. Barría got out of a couple early jams by picking off Denard Span with two outs in the first, and striking out David Freitas to end a 10-pitch at-bat in the third.Barría, a 22-year-old rookie, undid his own efforts on back-to-back pitches in the fourth inning.Instead of burying an 0-and-1 changeup, he left the pitch over the plate for Seager to pull a line drive into right field. Instead of locating a sinker below the knees of Vogelbach, he left the pitch letter-high for the full-framed first baseman.“I was mad. I felt that was the right pitch but not in the right spot,” Barría said through an interpreter. “After that, I used that energy. It should have been one run, not two runs, on the home run.”Barría retired the final five batters he faced. In five innings he allowed six hits, walked one batter, and struck out three. His earned-run average crept up from 3.53 to 3.61.Calhoun’s homer made a winner of Angels right-hander Taylor Cole (2-2), who pitched two scoreless innings in relief while striking out three batters. Justin Anderson pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Ty Buttrey struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up his third save.Cole has a 1.37 earned-run average in 12 relief appearances this season. Scioscia singled out the rookie for his ability to pitch multiple innings out of the bullpen effectively – something the Angels lacked after losing Yusmeiro Petit as a free agent, and before Cole debuted in July.“I think being with the Angels this year and starting in Salt Lake, I think they realized quickly that I was able to go multiple innings,” Cole said. “I think that the Angels like most of their guys to be able to do that, especially their guys coming up from Triple-A. I think it fit into my role perfect because I had a starting rotation past.”Jefry Marte got his first start since Sept. 7 and finished with two of the Angels’ seven hits. Rookie Michael Hermosillo started in center field on a rare day off for Mike Trout, and went 1 for 2 with a double.The Angels (74-76) avoided being swept in a four-game series at home for the first time since June, and for the first time at the Mariners’ hands since 2005. PreviousLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria works to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher hits a double against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Fletcher was pulled from the game with an injury on the play. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, foreground, walks back to the mound as Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, back right, is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel, back left, during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton hits a three-run home run agains the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani runs to first after hitting into a fielder choice against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, right, is congratulated by Michael Hermosillo, left, and Shohei Ohtani, after hitting a three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, hits into a fielder’s choice with Seattle Mariners catcher David Freitas watching during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Seattle Mariners shortstop Andrew Romine, left, shows the umpire the ball after tagging out Los Angeles Angels’ Jefry Marte on a steal-attempt during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Seattle Mariners designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach reacts at the plate after hitting a two-RBI home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon, left, scores from first without a throw to Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno on a RBI double by Mitch Haniger during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Seattle Mariners designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach, right, gets congratulations from Kyle Seager, center, and David Freitas after hitting a two-RBI home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, draws a walk with Seattle Mariners catcher David Freitas watching during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, hits a solo home run with Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino watching during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, top, takes in the throw to tag out Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani trying to steal second during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria works to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria works to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandANAHEIM – Kole Calhoun had the count in his favor, and an 0-for-25 streak working against him, when Nick Vincent pumped a 3-and-1 fastball off the outside corner in the seventh inning Sunday. The Angels’ right fielder did not like the pitch. Umpire Ryan Additon did, calling it a strike despite the dubious daylight separating the ball from the outside corner of the plate.Calhoun did not let his opportunity pass on 3-and-2.Vincent offered another fastball, this time closer to the middle of the plate, and Calhoun swatted a home run to left-center field. That proved to be the decisive blow late in a tie game. The Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 to avoid an embarrassing four-game sweep in front of an announced crowd of 35,578 at Angel Stadium.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“We threw yesterday and the first two days away,” Angels outfielder Justin Upton said.center_img Upton joined the party by hitting a three-run homer in the third inning against Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales. Upton has four home runs in his past four games after belting a pair in Saturday’s loss. This one gave the Angels a short-lived 3-1 lead.In a warm afternoon game decided by homers, the Mariners tied the game 3-3 in the next inning.Kyle Seager singled against Angels starter Jaime Barría with one out in the fourth inning. On the Barría’s pitch, Mariners designated hitter Dan Vogelbach pummeled a fastball into the bleachers for a two-run home run. Vogelbach was a last-minute substitute when Nelson Cruz was scratched due to illness.The score was still tied when Calhoun hit his 19th homer of the season, his first since Sept. 1.Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Calhoun “has been hitting the ball hard since he came back” from an oblique injury in June.last_img read more