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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Wholesale Hawks Jerseys .Y. -- What everybody hoped would be a storybook ending to an incredible day of racing at Saratoga on Saturday didnt quite turn out as most had expected, with Lady Elis comeback in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa spoiled by an unlikely nemesis, the 27-1 Strike Charmer.Lady Eli came into the Ballston Spa off nearly a 14-month layoff. She developed laminitis in both front feet shortly after running her record to 6 for 6 with a victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational in July 2015. To say she defied the odds just making it back to the races at all would be an understatement. But in the end, the combination of the long layoff and a big performance by Strike Charmer proved just a bit too much to overcome.Strike Charmer benefitted from a fast pace and a perfectly judged ride by Junior Alvarado, who rated her at the rear of the pack and well off the pace set by Lady Elis stablemate Sympathy. Miss Temple City was the first to challenge the leader, taking command on the second turn of the 1-1/16-mile turf race with both Lady Eli and Strike Charmer on the move.Lady Eli rallied wide off the final turn and forged to a short advantage inside the eighth pole. Alvarado followed Ladi Eli while keeping Strike Charmer widest of all into the stretch. Lady Eli continued on gamely, but Strike Charmer finished best of all out past the center of the track to register a three-quarter-length decision while setting a stakes record of 1:38.77 over the firm turf.Strike Charmer, a Grade 3 winner earlier in the season, was coming off a fifth-place finish while beaten less than two lengths in the Grade 1 Diana earlier in the meet. She paid $57.50.I didnt think theyd go that fast early, but we knew where we needed to be with the pace going that way, said Mark Hennig, who trains the homebred Strike Charmer for the Courtlandt Farm of owners Donald and Donna Adam. Junior got off of her last time and said she was making up ground and wasnt really extending herself. So he felt like having learned something from riding her once, that he would be wide and kind of sit. Lady Eli took the overland route and I thought he did a great job hiding out behind her and letting her pounce, and we were fortunate enough to run her down today.Hennig said defeating a filly of Lady Elis reputation made winning a race like the Ballston Spa all the more special.Its an amazing story that shes come back from what she has, said Hennig. Any time that happens, we all feel it in the industry, but we dont mind raining on her parade today.Trainer Chad Brown was humble in defeat following Lady Elis first setback in seven career starts.Im disappointed that she got beat, but Im happy shes back to the races, said Brown. It looked like she got a little tired that last part. She made a big move there on the turn into a wicked pace and it just took a little too much out of her. 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American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69.KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just about the only thing that Justin Maxwell knew about the Kansas City Royals when he showed up to the ballpark Wednesday was that they were in the playoff hunt. Turns out thats precisely why the Royals wanted him. With an eye on the post-season for the first time in a decade, the Royals traded minor league pitcher Kyle Smith to the Houston Astros to acquire the speedy Maxwell, giving them a right-handed bat to help balance out the lineup for the stretch run. "It was definitely a surprise. I was on my way to the ballpark and (Astros GM) Jeff (Luhnow) gave me a call with the news," Maxwell said. "I dont really know much about Kansas City, but Im excited. Its a team in the wild-card hunt, or at least thats what Ive been told." Maxwell was expected to join the Royals in time for the series finale Thursday in Minnesota. Kansas City will have to make a corresponding roster move then. Kansas City had won seven straight entering Wednesday nights game at Minnesota, climbing above .500 and positioning itself to play meaningful baseball in August for the first time since 2003, when the club finished 83-79 for its only winning season since 1993. Still, the Royals were 7 1/2 games out of first place, so there was just as much speculation that theyd be sellers at the trade deadline as chatter about picking up some help. "I just think everybodys excited with the way theyre playing. I think everybody to a man has confidence in everybody on this team, and a little bit of help helps," Yost said after the deadline passed. "I think they feel as a group what weve got here is enough to compete with." Right-hander Ervin Santana was the name brought up most often in trade rumours. Hes in the final year of his contract and could be too costly for the Royals in free agency, especially after a resurgent season. Santana is 7-6 with a career-best 3.03 ERA. Santana had made it clear that he wanted to remain with the Royals, though, and even counted down the minutes on Twitter until the 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline had passed. "Yessssssss!!!!!!," Santana tweeted afterward. Cheap Hawks Jerseys. "Lets go get em!!!!!" Well, the Royals will go get em with a new outfielder to help out. They were seeking a right-handed outfielder prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, and at least on paper achieved their goal. Maxwell is hitting just .214 with two homers and eight RBIs in 40 games this season, but hes hitting .302 against left-handed pitchers. Yost said hed play him at any of the outfield spots but mostly off the bench as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement. Maxwell fits the bill for relatively cheap, too: Hes making $492,500 if he spends the entire season in the majors, and the Royals will have him under control through 2016. "I definitely enjoyed my experience here in Houston. It was my first extended time in the big leagues," Maxwell said. "I had a lot of fun this year and last year, met a lot of great guys on this team. I just wish them all the best." In return for Maxwell, the Astros picked up 20-year-old Smith, a fourth-round pick of Kansas City in the 2011 amateur draft. Hes 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA at Class-A Wilmington this season. Maxwells career has so far been filled with more downs than ups. He broke into the big leagues as a 23-year-old with the Nationals in 2007, but only played in 108 games over the next three seasons. He was traded to the Yankees in 2011 and then claimed off waivers by Houston, where hes spent the past two seasons. Maxwell hit 18 homers and 53 RBIS last season, and the Astros were hopeful of a late-career breakout this season. But he broke his hand while getting hit by a pitch in late April, and then sustained a concussion in late June while trying to make a diving catch. "The season didnt go the way I wanted it to," Maxwell said, "but I still have a chance to finish it out strong and thats what Im looking to do now." While hes expected to share time with David Lough in right field, Maxwell could become even more valuable if the Royals are without centre fielder Lorenzo Cain for an extended period of time. Cain hurt his left groin on Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '