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CHICAGO -- With an eye on October, the Chicago Cubs will continue with a six-man rotation this month as lefty Mike Montgomery will remain a starter despite the return of John Lackey from the disabled list. Robert Horry Jersey .Just trying to keep guys fresh for the rest of the year, manager Joe Maddon said before Sundays game against the San Francisco Giants. Its no more complicated than that.Montgomery will take his next turn in the rotation on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, giving the starters six days off between outings which includes an off-day on Thursday. The Cubs are taking no chances with their top arms as they prepare for up to three rounds of postseason baseball.Last year we saw it right before our eyes with Jake [Arrieta], Maddon said. The jump he encountered and what it meant at the end of last season.Its well documented how Arrieta hit a wall last year in the NLCS against the New York Mets after increasing his workload from the year before. The Cubs can be conservative with their starters as a result of their double-digit lead in their division.Right now, throughout the industry youre hearing about fatigue and people being skipped and all that stuff, Maddon said. Right now our starters are pitching as well as they have all year. I would like to think if we continue along this path well keep that freshness about them.The one obstacle Maddon knows hell run into is with his veteran pitchers. They dont necessarily like being pushed back extra days. Jon Lester, in particular, judges his season on whether he pitches 200 innings more than any other statistic. He has reached that number seven times in his career, needing 31 innings this year to hit that plateau.You run into a lot of regular starters that dont like that because theyve been trained not to like that, Maddon said. Under Maddons plan Lester should have four starts remaining, and he would need to average over seven innings per start to reach 200. Thats not likely to happen. Maddon believes preparing for a World Series run will trump individual accomplishments.At that point I think theyll pretty happy, the manager stated. If you have someone you like in the 6-hole it makes it easier ... At the end of the day theyve been trained to think a certain way. I get it .I totally get it. Larry Nance Jr. Lakers Jersey .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. Michael Cooper Jersey .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. http://www.lakersteamofficial.com/Luol-Deng-Lakers-Jersey/ . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. DENVER -- Gary Harris return was supposed to strengthen Denvers defense. Instead, the Nuggets relied on their offense to finally solve the Portland Trail Blazers.Harris had 18 points in his first game back from a foot injury, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 of his 27 in the first half and the Nuggets led big early before holding on late to beat the Trail Blazers 132-120 Thursday night.Wilson Chandler added 17 points and Jameer Nelson scored 13 of his 15 in the fourth quarter as the Nuggets withstood a late push. It was Denvers second victory in the last 15 games against the Blazers, who got 40 points and 10 assists from Damian Lillard.Thats the team we have to be, Harris said. We show flashes of that, so we need to put it together every night.CJ McCollum scored 23 for Portland, which has lost five of six.We didnt have much of an impact on the defensive end, Lillard said. They felt comfortable. They made uncontested shots and when we picked our energy up and our effort up they had themselves going.Harris missed 16 games after getting hurt Nov. 12 against Detroit. Nuggets coach Michael Malone planned on easing the third-year guard back into action but Harris played 32 minutes, third-most on the team.I didnt know what was going to happen, Harris said. I was glad to get back out there.The Nuggets snapped a three-game skid at Pepsi Center, where they are 4-7 this season. One of those defeats came in their home opener against Portland when they blew a late lead and lost in overtime.Denver never trailed in this one, but the Trail Blazers tried to make it a game in the fourth behind Lillard. Harris was given the tough task of guarding Lillard and helped hold him in check for three quarters.But the All-Star guard scored 14 points in the last 12 minutes as Portland rallied. Nick Young Jersey. After trailing by as many as 25 in the first half and 21 in the third quarter, the margin was just 10 in the fourth.Denver responded with an 11-5 run to push the lead to 16, and Portland never got the deficit under 10 again.We were able to make enough plays on offense to stem the tide, Malone said. They just ran out of time, thank goodness. That clock was moving very slow.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: F Al-Farouq Aminu missed his second straight game with a back injury. ... Lillard has scored 30 or more points in three of his last five games.Nuggets: The 132 points were a season high. ... Denver Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett was in attendance. He hit a halfcourt shot during a late timeout to the delight of the sparse crowd. ... After getting Harris back, Denver was at full strength for the first time this season. Alonzo Gee was inactive and Malik Beasley is with Sioux Falls of the D-League.REMEMBERING CRAIG SAGERThere was a moment of silence before the national anthem following the death of Sager, the longtime TNT sideline reporter. Malone and Portland coach Terry Stotts spoke about Sager before the game. Malone said it is a tough loss for the entire NBA family, while Stotts said his legacy will go well beyond just his suits and colorful personality. Just the way he lived his life, the way he battled cancer will long be remembered.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.Nuggets: Welcome back Carmelo Anthony when the New York Knicks visit Saturday night. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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