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NHL training camps havent even started yet and the biggest free agent buzz going into next season could be regarding head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock, going into the final year of his deal with Detroit, says hes either going to get a new contract with done before the season starts or wait until after the season to see what happens - a decision thats fine with general manager Ken Holland. "At the end of the day, that makes the most sense," Holland told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com on Thursday morning. "Our team doesnt need an everyday Mike Babcock watch all year long. We are going to talk in September, and well see where we go." Babcock, whos entering his tenth season with the Red Wings and led the club to a Stanley Cup in 2008, added that the decision to leave contract talks on the table after the puck drops is the best route to take. "One hundred percent, because the players deserve my total attention and commitment to winning hockey games and not talking about contracts," Babcock told LeBrun. "Ken Holland and I have a great relationship. I have a great owner. I like Detroit. I have no concern at all with my situation. Well find a way to get a deal worked out. But its not like Im in any rush. If it happens, it happens, if not, well get it done at the end of the year." Babcocks resume also includes leading the Anaheim Ducks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2003 and coaching Canada to gold at the World Hockey Championship and World Junior Hockey Championship. Topping it off is his crowning achivement for Canada - coaching the Olympic Mens Hockey Team in 2010 and 2014 and winning the gold medal both times. "The guys got an opportunity of a lifetime," Holland added. "Hes an unrestricted free agent. Hes 52 years of age. His stock isnt going to get any higher. Hes coming off his second Olympic gold. 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Ramirezs clutch hitting is at the top of the list. His 421-foot homer with two outs in the fourth gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead against Francisco Liriano, who had befuddled the Brewers with his slider. Ramirez is hitting .727 (8 for 11) with runners in scoring position through the seasons first 10 games. "I would say thats part of job -- Im a cleanup hitter driving in runs, so I have to concentrate a little harder when I have guys in scoring position," Ramirez said. Milwaukee missed his bat for stretches of the 2013 season, when he was bothered by a left knee injury. Now, the Brewers have their cleanup hitter back, along with No. 3 hitter Ryan Braun, who returned from a 65-game suspension that following baseballs investigation of a Florida anti-aging clinic. The Brewers added two more runs in the fifth on a solo shot by Mark Reynolds and a two-out single from Carlos Gomez. "You cant make too many mistakes in the big leagues. I was trying to go up and in and it went middle-in," Liriano said. "I made two mistakes and you cant make those kinds of mistakes at this level." Liriano (0-2) struck out seven over six innings. Peralta (1-0) allowed four hits in seven innings, but gave up a two-run homer to Neil Walker in the seventh. Francisco Rodriguez struck out the side in the ninth for his third save. Milwaukee has been an earlly-season surprise after sweeping through three-game sets at Boston and Philadelphia with a .dddddddddddd320 batting average. The formula of solid hitting and excellent starting pitching carried over into Friday after Peralta struck out four and got help from Reynolds with two nice plays at first on hard-hit shots. Pittsburgh didnt get a runner past second base until Walker homered in the seventh. Andrew McCutchen had reached second twice on two-out steals, but Peralta retired cleanup hitter Pedro Alvarez each time to end the inning, including a strikeout on a slider in the sixth. McCutchen was lifted following his eighth-inning at-bat after telling manager Clint Hurdle he may have hurt an ankle. The 2013 NL MVP appeared to be walking around in the clubhouse afterward without a limp. "I had the trainer look at him and didnt think it was worth having him try to press on from there," Hurdle said. Milwaukee entered with a major league-leading 1.95 ERA, an impressive mark given that the team has played three games each in Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park. Brewers starters were at 2.44, with the bullpen at a minuscule major league-best 0.98. That mark only improved after relievers Jim Henderson and Rodriguez shut down the Pirates in order during the final two innings. Liriano dominated early, keeping hitters off balance with his slider. He breezed through the first three innings with five strikeouts on 32 pitches. NOTES: The Pirates entered having started the season by winning three straight series for the first time since 1992. ... Pittsburgh is in the middle of a stretch in which it is starting the season with 26 straight games against NL Central foes. ... LHP Jeff Locke was reinstated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Locke is recovering from a right oblique strain. ... CF Gomez is to be presented with his 2013 Gold Glove award in a ceremony before Saturdays game. ... The Brewers Yovani Gallardo (2-0) faces the Pirates Edinson Volquez (0-0) on the mound Saturday night. wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys wholesale Jerseys ' ' '


 

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