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
Ivan Nova has had an unusual week, pitching as an opener on Wednesday and then making a more conventional start three days later. ”I got a little tired at the end, but I felt really strong the whole game,” Nova said after pitching five innings Saturday night for the Chicago White Sox. Tired or not, Nova pitched better in his last couple outings.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 2:44 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