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BALTIMORE -- Navys triple option will have to rely on spare parts Saturday against Army, a less-than-ideal position for a team seeking to beat its biggest rival for the 15th time in a row.Record-setting quarterback Will Worth and slot back Toneo Gulley both sustained season-ending foot injuries last week in the American Athletic Conference championship, a 34-10 loss to Temple.Sophomore Zach Abey will get his first college start at quarterback in the most important game of the year for Navy (9-3) and seldom-used Calvin Cass Jr. will replace Gulley, the teams co-captain and third-leading rusher.You dont want to make excuses, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Tuesday, but its not the most ideal situation.Not only that, but the Midshipmen have only one week to prepare. Army (6-5), in contrast, hasnt played since Nov. 19.When Navy joined the AAC two years ago, it was well aware of the possibility of this happening. Having just one week to get ready for Army is bad enough, but losing two key players in the title game made things a whole lot worse.Obviously youd like some time between games, Niumatalolo said. You dont want your big rivalry game after a championship game, but what can you do? Youve just got to make the best of it.Army coach Jeff Monken fully understands Navys plight. The third-year coach experienced a severe paring of his defensive backfield because of injuries and the death of Brandon Jackson , who was killed in a car crash in September.The Black Knights have two converted safeties at cornerback: freshmen Jaylon McClinton and Elijah Riley.Weve lost our four top corners, Monken lamented. You call most defensive coordinators around the country and tell them Im going to take away your top four corners, and they couldnt function as a defense. So, everybody is feeling that this time of year.Still, Monken feels compassion for Worth and Gulley, seniors who will miss their last chance to fulfill the battle cry, Beat Army!I feel terrible for the guys that got injured in that last game, Monken said. Those kids have had great seasons. They mean so much to their team, and playing in this game means so much to them. Its tough to lose players like that, but Kenny does such a great job that hell have somebody step in at each one of those positions and theyll be ready to go.Abey will be the third quarterback to play for Navy this season. Tago Smith won the job in the preseason but tore his right ACL in the second quarter of the opener against Fordham. He was replaced by Worth, who had an NCAA-high 25 rushing touchdowns and set a school record with 2,595 yards in total offense before breaking a bone in his foot last Saturday.Now its up to Abey to direct the triple option in a glaring spotlight.It is going to be a big responsibility and I will be up for it, he said.Playing from behind, Abey went 7 for 13 for 104 yards and two interceptions against Temple. Against Army, as always, Navy will focus primarily on running the ball.Obviously, youre going to have to tweak the playbook for what he does, Niumatalolo said. But hes been running the second huddle all season, so he knows what we do. Weve got to do what makes us successful, but weve got to also play to his strengths.Gulley ran 43 times in 2016, averaging a whopping 9.9 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns.He was a star on field and will be a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduation. On Tuesday, he had his leg on a scooter with a Lisfranc injury.Its a big disappointment, Gulley said. I embrace my new role as being a mentor for the guys who are actually going to be playing in the game. Thats what brings me peace.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Forrest Lamp Jersey . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Caleb Sturgis Jersey . The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. http://www.chargersauthenticshop.com/Chargers-Melvin-Ingram-Draft-Jersey/ . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. Dan Fouts Jersey . 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Its a little bit sweeter as the innings go on to close it out.John Axford (4-3) pitched the 12th and 13th innings for the win.Alonso hit a leadoff single in the 11th against Erasmo Ramirez and advanced on Healys sacrifice. Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick drew walks to load the bases. Kevin Jepsen entered and got Khris Davis to ground out.Both teams squandered scoring chances all night.Manaea struck out seven and didnt give up a walk in eight innings. He retired the first 14 batters he faced before Corey Dickersons two-out single to right field in the fifth for the Rays first baserunner.Kevin Kiermaier led off the eighth with a single and moved to second on Luke Mailes sacrifice -- just Tampa Bays second time reaching second -- and went to third on Logan Forsythes lineout. Manaea escaped unscathed when he retired Brandon Guyer on an inning-ending fly, and the pitcher pounded his hand into his glove to celebrate.That extended his scoreless streak over the past two starts to 15 innings.Hes pitched some good games, but not like that, manager Bob Melvin said. Thats the best.Rays starter Jake Odorizzi hung tough with Manaea in a duel of two promising young starters. The right-hander, who snapped a six-start winless streak last Sunday against Baltimore for his first win since June 8, matched his career high with eight innings.He allowed five hits in eight scoreless innings and didnt walk a batter for the third time this year.You saw two starting pitchers that had everything going, Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Thats probably wwhy we had such a speedy game for the first nine innings.dddddddddddd That guy gave us fits on the mound, the left-hander. Not a ton of good swings on our part. I say that in credit to him.Manaea struck out five of the first eight batters he faced and got a nice defensive play from Healy at third base to end the second. Healy sprinted into foul territory and made a sliding catch in front of As dugout on Dickersons popup.He hasnt won in three starts and three appearances since June 29 against San Francisco, but this was outing was notable nonetheless.It was the best start Ive had up here, Manaea said of his 13th career start. Everything was working.Manaea began his career with 12 straight starts but came out of the bullpen last Sunday when left-hander Rich Hill had to exit five pitches into his outing with a blister.TRAINERS ROOMRays: 1B Logan Morrison missed his fourth straight game, a day after receiving an injection in his injured forearm.Athletics: SS Marcus Semien -- the only As player who had start in every game over the first 96 contests -- was called earlier in the day by Melvin that he would receive a rare day off to get a mental and physical break but he entered in the eighth. His streak of consecutive starts to begin the season was the longest by an Oakland player since Miguel Tejada started all 162 games at shortstop in 2003. Semien has five errors over his last eight games after just eight in his initial 88. ... 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