Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will undergo surgery to remove a cyst on his pitching wrist on Thursday, manager Alex Cora said Sunday. The team placed Price on the injured list on Aug. 8. “We just want to get it over and for him to start the offseason, quote-unquote, the right way,” Cora told reporters.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:23 pm
The victory that will lift the Astros to their third consecutive American League West pennant will eventually come to fruition, and in all likelihood, it could manifest Sunday when Houston concludes its three-game weekend set against the visiting Los Angeles Angels. With their Cy Young Award frontrunner, right-hander Justin Verlander, on the bump, the Astros should feel good about their chances of recording their 12th win in 14 games at home against the Angels. Despite their 8-4 victory Saturday, the Angels are just 7-18 over their last 25 road games.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:52 pm
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
Los Angeles Angels radio broadcaster and former MLB pitcher Mark Langston was hospitalized in Houston Friday night following a medical emergency. The team has not stated the nature of the ailment, but the Los Angeles Times reported CPR was administered in the radio booth at Minute Maid Park. Langton, 59, had read the starting lineups for the series opener between the Angels and Astros just before the emergency, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:58 pm
Altuve sent Jaime Barria’s fifth pitch into the left field seats to spark a five-run first inning, which also included Bregman’s 38th homer and Correa’s first connection after missing nearly a month with a sore back — this was his second game since returning. Aledmys Díaz followed Correa with a double and scored on Josh Reddick’s single to make it 5-0. “I couldn’t really locate my slider,” Barria said through a translator.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:50 am
The Indians are thriving under the pressure of playoff-race baseball. Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and Cleveland beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night to remain tied with Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card at 91-63. ”It’s what we come to the ballpark to do and what we play for,” All-Star MVP Shane Bieber said.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:04 am