The MLB American League wild-card race is heating up after the Tampa Bay Rays moved ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay sit in second spot with a one-game lead over the Indians after their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Cleveland, meanwhile, fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4 on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:00 am
Here are four numbers* that reflect what has been a torrid stretch for the Sox offense to close the season: *All stats as of the morning of September 21 Three Three has been a magical number for the White Sox in September. For one, going into play Saturday, the Sox boast the top three leaders in hits for the month: Tim Anderson (32), Yoan Moncada (29) and Eloy Jimenez (28). The team as a whole is also third in baseball in total bases (319) and OPS (.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 7:50 pm
With a loss to the Rays and an Indians win over the Phillies, the Red Sox were officially eliminated from playoff contention in a season following their World Series championship. Boston has won 4 titles in the last 15 years, a mark no other team has matched in the same time frame. But the last two times the Red Sox have won it all, they failed to make it past September the following season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 1:01 pm
In the second inning Daniel Palka solidly lined a ball up the middle that looked like a sure hit off the bat. MLB Statcast gave Palka’s lineout an expected batting average of .650. It seemed like just another night like the rest of them have gone for Palka in the majors in 2019.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:59 am
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez hit a grand slam, tripled and drove in four runs, while fellow rookie Dylan Cease tamed the host Detroit Tigers 10-1 Friday night. Yoan Moncada hit a two-run homer, Yolmer Sanchez had his first career four-hit game and drove in two runs, Jimenez finished with three hits, and Tim Anderson, the majors’ batting average leader, added two more of Chicago’s 19 hits. The White Sox (67-86) have won two straight after losing four games in a row.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:12 am
Dylan Cease’s rookie season has had plenty of growing pains, but Friday’s start against the Tigers may have been his best in the majors. Yes, the Tigers have the worst record in baseball, but Cease will take them however he gets them at this point. The 23-year-old struck out eight while giving up one run in six innings in a 10-1 White Sox win.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:11 am