The Boston Red Sox went 86 years between World Series titles, and are now on the cusp of eclipsing an even older milestone. Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin hit their first major league home runs and the Red Sox tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win, beating the Indians 7-5 Friday night. The AL East champion Red Sox (105-49), playing without several of their regulars, matched the club mark set in 1912.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 4:29 am
Who won the Jose Quintana trade? A rocky start that afflicted most of the North Side starting rotation means Quintana’s season-long numbers aren’t dazzling, but he’s been excellent as the Cubs’ division race with the Milwaukee Brewers has heated up, with a 2.10 ERA in his last six starts heading into Friday’s Crosstown opener. While the return pieces in the Chris Sale and Adam Eaton trades haven’t exactly hit the big leagues in dominant fashion – the ceilings of Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez are all still very high – the two biggest return pieces in the Quintana trade are perhaps the two biggest reasons to be excited about the White Sox future at the moment.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 7:50 pm
Chicago Cubs star Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday after the re-emergence of domestic violence allegations by his ex-wife in a blog posting. The 24-year-old shortstop was left out of his team’s city derby against the Chicago White Sox after the detailed allegations by former wife Melisa Reidy-Russell. “Mr Russell has been placed on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy,” Major League Baseball said in a statement.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:59 pm
For the first time in a month, the Chicago Cubs will play after an off-day as they head into the stretch run of what they hope leads to their third straight National League Central Division title. With their magic number at eight to clinch, the Cubs begin a three-game series against their crosstown rival Chicago White Sox on Friday fresh off a difficult slate during which they played 29 games in 30 days. Over that time, the Cubs won 18 of the 29 games and will return to action after catching their breath Thursday.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:24 pm
Trevor Bauer will take the mound Friday night for the first time in more than a month as the Cleveland Indians host the Boston Red Sox in the first contest of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Both teams have clinched their respective divisions, but the game is still important for both, considering the starting pitchers: Bauer and Boston’s Chris Sale. Bauer’s last start was Aug 11, when he was hit in the right leg and suffered a stress fracture of his fibula.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:09 pm