ASHBURN, Va. Aramis Ramirez Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins placed a franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Orakpo on Monday, all but ensuring he will remain with the team next season. The Redskins used the non-exclusive tag, worth about $11.5 million for 2014. He remains eligible to become a free agent later this month, but Washington will have the right to match any offer by another team and could receive two first-round draft picks as compensation if he signs elsewhere. The Redskins will continue to work on a long-term deal with the 27-year-old 2009 first-round draft pick, whose play at times has straddled the line between good and elite, therefore making it a challenge to gauge his contract value. He has been most effective as a pass-rusher -- 39 1/2 sacks over five years -- but he has twice torn the pectoral muscle near his left shoulder, leading to questions about his durability. His chances of staying with the Redskins were helped when new coach Jay Gruden retained defensive co-ordinator Jim Haslett, who plans to keep the 3-4 scheme that suits Orakpos talents. The Redskins can offer a generous deal to Orakpo now that their two-year, $36 million NFL-imposed salary-cap penalty has expired. But they have several other impending free agents on defence as well as various holes to fill elsewhere after a 3-13 season. They had previously re-signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall and defensive lineman Chris Baker. The Redskins also agreed to terms with safety Jose Gumbs on Monday for a one-year deal worth $495,000. Gumbs, undrafted out of Monmouth, made his NFL debut with Washington last season, playing in eight games with one interception. Orakpo had 10 sacks and his first career interception last season. He was selected with the No. 13 overall pick. Stitched Pirates Jerseys . Unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden was in the building. Mike Easler Jersey .com) - Jeff Teague finished with a game-high 26 points and eight assists as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Utah Jazz, 98-92, on Friday. TORONTO -- When Drew Hutchison got to the dugout after striking out David Ortiz to end an easy first inning, the Blue Jays starter had nine strikes on 10 pitches and every reason to believe he had his best stuff. Some of his worst followed. Hutchison unravelled quickly from there as he and his Toronto teammates got shelled by the Boston Red Sox in a 14-1 loss Monday night at Rogers Centre. "Just, I guess you could say, one of those nights," Hutchison said. "It wasnt good, it was bad. It was probably more than bad." Not only was it bad, it was the Blue Jays worst loss of the season and one that dropped them 3 1/2 games back of the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles, who played on the West Coast against the Los Angeles Angels. The Blue Jays defeat, their 10th in 14 games, snapped their brief winning streak at two. Hutchison (6-9) allowed six earned runs in less than three innings of work, including a three-run homer by Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. Meanwhile, the meek offence mustered only three hits, reliever Brad Mills gave up two home runs to David Ortiz and little else went right for the Blue Jays (51-49). "Best thing about it is its over with," manager John Gibbons said. Red Sox starter John Lackey allowed one run on two hits in seven innings to pick up the victory, his 11th of the season. Third baseman Juan Francisco drove in Torontos only run off Lackey with a double in the third, and the Blue Jays at one point went 19 straight batters without a base runner. "Theres no at-bats off, pitches off," said catcher Erik Kratz, who scored after breaking up Lackeys perfect game with a double in the third. "You cant just go up there and just swing to swing. I hope thats not what anybody on this team does, I know its not what I do, its not what the guys I see in our lineup doing." Gibbons understood that falling so far behind made it difficult on his hitters to do much against Lackey, who finished with just 76 pitches. Hutchison threw almost that many in his 2 1/3 innings of work. "I put us in a terrible position and didnt really give us a chance to win," the right-hander said. "Just a lack of execution and not getting the job done." For a fleeting few minutes, Hutchison was in control. In 10 first-inning pitches he threw nine strikes and sat down Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz with ease. In the second, Hutchison went off the rails. Within his first 10 pitches he allowed three hits and a run and gave up another to make it 2-0 Red Sox before the inning was over. If he were able to stop the bleeding there, the Blue Jays mightve had a punchers chance against Lackey. Instead, Hutchison came one strike away from getting out of the third inning before falling apart. Boston first baseman Mike Napoli, wwho started the second-inning rally as well, singled to mark the beginning of the end of Hutchisons outing. Jason Martin Jersey. Drews three-run shot, a single by Xander Bogaerts and an RBI double by Jackie Bradley Jr. chased Hutchison with two outs in the third. "Its hard to look out and see your pitcher struggling, see him throwing strikes, seeing him getting ahead and not putting guys away," Kratz said. "Thats very frustrating." Gibbons pointed to Hutchison being unable to get his slider over for strikes as a reason the Red Sox knocked him around the park. "I thought Hutch looked really good and then from there on they didnt miss him," Gibbons said. "He really had a tough time getting anything going with his breaking ball, spiking a lot of them, yanking a lot of them." By giving up six runs on nine hits -- each stat a career high -- Hutchisons earned run average rose from 4.16 to 4.54. His home ERA reached 7.71 in his eighth start at Rogers Centre in 2014. "Hes really struggled at home for whatever reason," Gibbons said. "Thats a mystery." Mills managed to get a fly out from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez to end the third. By the time he returned to the mound, the Blue Jays had broken up Lackeys perfect game with back-to-back doubles from Kratz and Francisco but couldnt string anything else together. And by the time Gibbons took the ball from his hand in the fifth, Mills actually fared worse than Hutchison. The lefty long man gave up a two-run homer to Ortiz in the fourth that tied the Red Sox slugger with Carl Yastrzemski for 36th on Major League Baseballs all-time list. An inning later Ortiz hit another off Mills for No. 22 of the season and No. 453 of his career to take sole possession of the 36th spot. Ortiz, who on Sunday said he was about to get "hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August" did just that. "Put it down like this: Im on my way to Jamaica," he said. Ortizs second blast made the Blue Jays deficit 12 runs at 13-1. Napoli, who finished a triple short of the cycle, hit a solo shot to make it 14-1. Notes -- Jose Bautista served as the designated hitter for the third straight game as the Blue Jays continue to be cautious with his hamstring. Anthony Gose started in right field. ... Rob Rasmussen, who replaced Sergio Santos on the 25-man roster, allowed just one hit in his 2 1/3 innings of work. Santos was placed on waivers after being designated for assignment, though Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopolous said he hopes the 31-year-old can pitch out of his struggles with triple-A Buffalo. Cleveland Cavaliers forward and Brampton, Ont., native Tristan Thompson threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... The paid attendance was announced as 27,905. ... Every Red Sox starter had at least one hit except for Pedroia. ' ' '
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