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The men shouted; the ladies wept into their pocket-handkerchiefs till they were moist, and waved them till they were dry; the excitement was tremendous; and Mr Nickleby whispered his friend that the shares were thenceforth at a premium of five-and-twenty per cent.
Knowing that Cardinal runs would be at a premium against Sheets, LaRussa went into action when his leadoff hitter doubled to open the game.
With runs at a premium, Angels third-base coach Dino Ebel helped make things happen with some aggressive decisions in a 3-2 victory over the A's.