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BERLIN -- Missed penalties set a Bundesliga record on Sunday as promoted Leipzig continued its remarkable start to the season with a 1-0 win at Wolfsburg to go third. Antonio Valencia Jersey .Emil Forsberg fired the unbeaten side to its fourth win from seven games, putting it level on points with another surprise team, Cologne, and just two points behind leader Bayern Munich.The Swedish midfielder missed the chance to score from the penalty spot in the first half, sending his effort to the left of Koen Casteels goal after the Wolfsburg goalkeeper had brought down Timo Werner.It was the fifth missed penalty of the weekend, a record for a single round of games in the Bundesliga.Antonio-Mirko Colak had earlier missed a penalty for Darmstadt in his sides 2-1 loss at local rival Mainz; Borussia Moenchengladbachs Andre Hahn and Lars Stindl both squandered penalty chances in their sides 0-0 draw with Hamburger SV on Saturday; and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his spot kick saved by Hertha Berlins Rune Jarstein in the 1-1 draw on Friday.Ten penalties were awarded across the nine games, the most in a Bundesliga round since the 1986-87 season.Forsberg made up for his penalty miss with a brilliant strike from outside the penalty area to the top right corner with 20 minutes remaining. It was the Swedes third league goal of the season, catapulting Leipzig above Hertha in fourth place and Dortmund in fifth. Four points separate the top six.Wolfsburg coach Dieter Heckings position is in question after his side slipped to 14th, following its sixth consecutive game without a win.Were going to have to talk within the club, what were going to do in future, where we see the possibilities of playing better football again, Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs said. That can be with the coach, it can also be without the coach.---MAINZ 2, DARMSTADT 1In a game with three penalties, Mainz claimed its third win to move seventh.Pablo De Blasis fired the home side into a fifth-minute lead, converting from close range after Daniel Brosinski played the ball over the defense for Gaetan Bussmann to cross.Laszlo Kleinheisler almost equalized when he crashed a volley off the crossbar, before Jhon Cordoba missed a good chance on a counter-attack at the other end. The Colombian later struck the crossbar.Colak should have made it 1-1 before the break when the first penalty was awarded but Mainz `keeper Jonas Loessl saved his spot kick.Yunus Malli made no mistake with another penalty early in the second half, giving Mainz its two-goal cushion.Colak missed another chance to pull one back with the goal at his mercy in the 68th, before Jerome Gondorf claimed the visitors consolation from the third penalty in injury time.Darmstadt dropped to 15th, one point above Schalke in the relegation zone. Chris Smalling Jersey . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. Custom Manchester United Jerseys . 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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rougned Odor quickly atoned for his baserunning blunders with a big blast for the Texas Rangers.Odor, thrown out on the bases twice after hits, ended it with a two-run homer to give the AL-best Rangers an 8-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.Fitting for Rougned to be the guy that did it, coming off a couple of baserunning situations where he was aggressive trying to make things happen, and backfired on him, manager Jeff Banister said.After getting thrown out trying to stretch a single to right in the seventh, in between RBI singles by Adrian Beltre and Jonathan Lucroy, the veteran Beltre got the aggressive youngsters attention with a tap to the head in the dugout.Then in the ninth, after Beltres leadoff single off closer Edwin Diaz (0-3) in his second inning, Odor hit a 2-2 drive to the hill in center field for his 25th homer.I was too aggressive on the bases and it was not the right situation. (Beltre) talked to me and explained to me the situation, and I just want to say thank you to him because hes a great teammate. He teaches me little things, Odor said. In my last at-bat, I was just trying to help my team.Texas won its fourth straight and has a 10 1/2-game lead in the AL West over third-place Seattle, which has lost four straight. Houston remained 8 1/2 games back after winning earlier Tuesday against Oakland.Right after Beltres homer in the third put Texas up 4-0, Odor reached second on a double-error by Mariners starter James Paxton, who bobbled the soft comebacker and then made a throwing error. But Odor was thrown out trying to steal third base, which cost the Rangers a run since Lucroy singled right after that.The ball was right in front of Odor in the seventh when was easily thrown out by right fielder Shawn OMalley when trying to stretch his hit into a double in the seventh.Look, its a guy trying to make a baseball play. Hes aggressive, we know that, we love that about him, Banister said. There is a certain margin of error in some situations.Matt Bush (6-2), who gave up a go-ahead sacrificce fly to Robinson Cano in the eighth, came back with a perfect ninth. Victor Lindelof Jersey. The Mariners overcame that early 4-0 deficit and pushed head against suddenly erratic All-Star lefty and AL ERA leader Cole Hamels with six runs over two innings.We were able to string some good at-bats together and get some runs on the board, said Kyle Seager, who drove in two runs and scored one. Thats a good team over there and theyve got a lot of fight. It kind of went back and forth. Unfortunately, they got the last blow.OUT OF THE ZONEHamels needed only 27 pitches to get through the first three innings, but his 35 in the fourth included three walks -- two with the bases loaded. His ERA rose from 2.67 to 2.91.SHORT HOPSAlex Claudio pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings between Hamels and Bush. ... Texas improved to 30-8 in one-run games with its sixth walk-off victory. ... Rangers pitchers havent allowed a homer in their last eight games, matching Miami for the longest streak in the majors this season.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: Paxton ripped a fingernail in the third, but still pitched five innings. ... DH Nelson Cruz was given the night off because of a nerve issue in his left hand that is making it difficult to grip the bat. X-rays and an MRI showed no structural damage. Cruz hurt his hand on a checked swing Sunday, and his taking medication to ease the inflammation.Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis allowed five runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco. He threw 41 of his 60 pitches for strikes. Lewis (strained right lat) has been out since late June.UP NEXTMariners: Felix Hernandez (9-4) pitches against Texas for the first time since this years seasons opener, when he gave up only one hit but walked five in six innings in a 3-2 loss. 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