Instead, the Cubs have lost the first three games of the series and five straight games overall to put their season in jeopardy. Now, the Cubs will try to stave off a sweep when they host the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in their home finale. “They’re almost like all seventh games (of a playoff series) we’re playing right now,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:54 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
Keston Hiura’s two-run home run propelled the host Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 win over the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Hiura’s 18th home run of the season came with two outs in the bottom of the first, on a 3-2 pitch with Yasmani Grandal on base. The Brewers went ahead 2-1 and scored eight more unanswered runs to cruise to their seventh win in eight games.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:53 am
Kimbrel’s last nightmare outing Kimbrel’s struggles were on full display again on Saturday, and the results couldn’t have been worse for Chicago. Tasked with protecting a one-run, ninth-inning lead in a game the Cubs absolutely had to win against the St. Louis Cardinals, Kimbrel served up game-tying and go-ahead home runs before the announcers were finished reading his stats. Two pitches.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:19 am
Chase Anderson hadn’t pitched past the fourth inning in any start in nearly a month. On Friday night, with his team in the heat of a playoff race, the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander stepped up. Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, Trent Grisham hit a bases-loaded triple and the Brewers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 to strengthen their grip on the NL wild card.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:55 am
Many of the players who led the team to a World Series win are still here. Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber still hit in the middle of the order, Jason Heyward still patrols the outfield and Willson Contreras still has control of the pitching staff. Even Anthony Rizzo, who miraculously returned from what should have been a season-ending ankle injury, drew a start at first base.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:20 am
Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have been authorized during the probe by Major League Baseball. Germán was put on administrative leave Thursday under MLB’s domestic violence policy.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 10:29 pm