I’m guessing he used the term pitch because of the way it sounds to us, too.”
The Astros had to use their extra spot to go into the game in the ninth inning, but they eventually prevailed and won a close one.
“That inning we played as well as we’ve played up to this point,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “And after that we came into the game feeling pretty good about ourselves offensively. You look around and a lot of our best players came out, and they were really good offensively in that ninth inning.”
On Monday, the Yankees scored three runs after the Astros had lost eight straight for the first time since April.
“The big thing was we got to have a strong lineup,” Loomis said. “So I think from that perspective it was a good pitching game. They did a pretty good job in the ninth.”
The White House will no longer accept political donations from foreign governments, despite objections from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the White House announced Wednesday. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)
The White House announced Wednesday that President Trump has decided to abandon the executive order restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries that was a central theme of his campaign, and has instead signed an administrative order that prohibits government contractors from directly or indirectly funding groups that promote such policies.
The order, which will be implemented soon, bars employees of the government from accepting gifts from foreign governments, as well as providing assistance to groups engaged in boycotting Israel, and also prohibits federal agencies from taking positions on specific issues. It provides a rationale for Trump’s decision to leave the executive order in place, given the numerous court challenges his order has generated.
In a statement, the White House called the executive order “a temporary pause on all refugee admissions and a travel ban on immigrants from terrorist nations, which we believe are vital to preventing terror attacks in the United States and all around the globe.”
The order takes effect Wednesday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Its first major priority is to block entry to the U.S. of foreign nationals convicted of terrorism-related offenses. But the order says that it also affects those who have committed terrorism-related crimes before the executive order came into force.
The order does not provide a list of those whose travel is immediately suspended; in a letter to the State Department in January, the Trump transition team said that some of them “may already be in transit to