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BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund slumped to its fourth defeat in five Bundesliga games Saturday with a 2-1 loss at Cologne, while league leader Bayern Munich routed helpless Werder Bremen 6-0. Dalton Prout Blue Jackets Jersey .Despite the return of key players from injury, Dortmund was unable to snap its five-game run without a win and the club sits two points off the relegation zone after eight matches. It will be just one point if Hamburger SV wins on Sunday.Its very, very hard for us. But we have to get through it, theres no way around it, said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp, whose side has conceded in every domestic game this season. We have to tighten up, theres no question.Kevin Vogt put Cologne ahead five minutes before the break, and though Ciro Immobile equalized three minutes after the interval, a mistake from goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller gifted Simon Zoller the winner in the 74th.Bayern captain Philipp Lahm and Mario Goetze both scored twice as Bayern warmed up for Tuesdays Champions League game at Roma with a comfortable win. Top striker Robert Lewandowski remained on the bench.Elsewhere, Stuttgart fought from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Bayer Leverkusen, Max Kruse scored twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Hannover 3-0 away, Mainz beat Augsburg 2-1, and Wolfsburg won 2-1 at Freiburg thanks to two goals from former Freiburg midfielder Daniel Caligiuri.Julian Draxler scored one and set up another for Schalke to defeat Hertha Berlin 2-0 in the late game, giving new coach Roberto di Matteo a winning start.Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored with a fine header in the 19th off a cross from Draxler, who then sealed the result with a deflected shot in the 65th.It wasnt a spectacular game but it was important for us to get the three points, said di Matteo, who replaced the fired Jens Keller 11 days ago.Ilkay Gundogan started in midfield for Dortmund after 14 months out with back problems. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus also started after recovering from injury, but defensive problems cost the visitors dearly.Vogt beat Gundogan in a challenge for the ball, played a one-two with Marcel Risse and ran into the space left by Mats Hummels before beating Weidenfeller in a one-on-one. It was Colognes first goal at home this season.Reus set up Immobiles equalizer, but Dortmunds hopes of a win were dashed when Weidenfeller let Yuya Osakos harmless-looking cross through for the unmarked Zoller to claim the winner.We pushed hard but you cant concede so naively, Klopp said. Now youre standing there with nothing in your hands. Thats hard.Bayern had no such problems against the leagues bottom side.Lahm hammered the ball home for his first goal of the season in the 20th, and Xabi Alonso scored his first Bundesliga goal seven minutes later, when he shot under the Bremen wall inside the left post. It was the Spaniards 61st touch of the ball.Alonso, who set a Bundesliga record with his 206 ball touches in the previous game against Cologne, had 21 touches in the first five minutes alone, two more than all the Bremen players together.Thomas Mueller scored a penalty in the 43rd, and Goetze claimed his first with a fine finish inside the far post two minutes later.With one eye on the trip to Roma, Pep Guardiola took Alonso and Arjen Robben off in the 61st, replacing them with Xherdan Shaqiri and Franck Ribery, who was making his comeback from a left knee injury.Lahm scored two goals in a Bundesliga game for the first time by claiming his second in the 79th, before Goetze scored again in the 86th.OK, another three points. Now its about focusing on the Champions League, Guardiola said.Bremen became the first side not to have a single shot on goal in 6,495 Bundesliga games since records were first kept in 1993.It has nothing to do with the coach, said Bremen general manager Thomas Eichin, defending the under-pressure Robin Dutt. That was just abysmal, a performance not suitable for the Bundesliga. Theres no glossing it up. But well turn things around again.In Stuttgart, Heung-min Son opened the scoring for Leverkusen in the fourth minute, then intercepted Stuttgart keeper Thorsten Kirschbaums attempted kick-out and replied with a wonderful strike to make it 2-0 five minutes later. The South Korean almost had a hat trick a minute after that, when he hit the crossbar.Karim Bellarabi, who made his debut for Germany the previous Saturday, appeared to wrap up the result with a fine solo effort in the 41st.But home favourite Timo Werner pulled one back in the 57th, Florian Klein scored 10 minutes later, and Martin Harnik completed an unlikely comeback in the 76th.Mainz remains unbeaten after eight games and finds itself provisionally third after a late flurry of activity in the transfer period has reaped reward.Jonas Hoffman, who arrived on loan from Dortmund, put Mainz ahead in the 20th and former Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio displayed good footwork before scoring on his starting debut three minutes later.Tobias Werners 78th-minute header proved only a consolation for Augsburg. Sergei Bobrovsky Jersey . -- The Chicago Bears agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with defensive lineman Israel Idonije and are bringing him back for a second stint. Alexander Wennberg Blue Jackets Jersey . JOHNS, N.MIAMI -- Miscommunication between Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa and catcher Wilin Rosario had Miami Marlins fans booing in the fifth inning of Mondays season opener. Rockies manager Walt Weiss was unhappy, too. Weiss addressed the issue in a 15-minute meeting with his pitcher and catcher after the Rockies gave up 14 hits and lost 10-1. De La Rosa lasted only 4 1-3 innings and allowed five runs in his first opening-day start. He drew jeers during the Marlins five-run fifth when he stepped off the rubber several times, and he said he had trouble with Rosarios change in signals made with a runner at second base. "He called a lot of my games last year," De La Rosa said. "Today we probably were not on the same page. I still like him. Thats all I can say." Weiss said the postgame meeting helped. "There were some miscommunications," he said. "Weve got to get it straightened out." Jose Fernandez struck out nine and allowed one run in six innings, and Marlins newcomer Casey McGehee drove in four runs with two doubles. The sellout crowd of 37,116 was the largest for the attendance-challenged Marlins since their new ballpark opened two years ago. The 21-year-old Fernandez earned the victory while becoming the youngest NL opening-day starter since Dwight Gooden in 1986, according to STATS. And he picked up where he left off last season, when he went 12-6 and was voted NL Rookie of the Year. "I didnt know how I was going to react to opening day," he said. "But it came out great." Carlos Gonzalez homered for the Rockies in the sixth. "Hes going to have a monster year," Weiss said. But by the time Gonzalez connected, the Rockies trailed 6-0. Even he tipped his cap to Fernandez. "When a guy like that is pitching, you exppect that kind of game," Gonzalez said. Boone Jenner Jersey. "Hes one of the best." The Rockies, who began their first season since 1996 without retired first baseman Todd Helton, could have used his pop. His replacement, Justin Morneau, went 1 for 4. Michael Cuddyer, who won the NL batting title in 2013, went 2 for 4. Fernandezs strikeout total matched Josh Becketts team record for an opener. Fernandez threw 73 strikes and only 21 balls to 23 batters. The crowd included Fernandezs grandmother Olga, who lives in Cuba. She saw him pitch for the first time since he left that country at age 15. Her grandson improved to 10-0 in 16 career starts at Marlins Park with an ERA of 1.21. "She told me, Good pitching. Youve got to throw a lot more strikes, though," Fernandez said. He threw plenty, given his improved run support. The Marlins, who finished last in the majors in most offensive categories last year, totalled 14 hits while scoring in double figures, something they did only four times in 2013. Marcell Ozuna homered, doubled, singled and scored twice. Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI infield single and a run-scoring double. Adeiny Hechavarria singled three times and drove in a run. NOTES: Marlins INF Rafael Furcal, who began the season on the DL with a strained left hamstring, said he expects to play five or six games on a rehabilitation assignment. He hopes to be activated around April 14. ... Weiss had two hits and two RBIs when he started at SS in the Marlins first game 21 years ago. ... The Marlins bid for back to back no-hitters ended with the second batter, when Cuddyer singled. Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter for Miami on the final day of last season. ... Miamis Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to start against Brett Anderson on Tuesday. 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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