Jul 22 (OPTA) – Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST)
CHICAGO CUBS 7 St. Louis 2
STL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 2
CHC 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 X – 7
NY YANKEES 7 NY Mets 6
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:40 am
Via our Chris Kamka, Rizzo has hit in the leadoff spot seven times this season. With his lead off triple today, Anthony Rizzo is hitting .588 with a .667 OBP when he leads off a game for the Cubs in his career (top or bottom of the first).
Posted: July 21, 2018, 9:03 pm
Javier Baez gave the Chicago Cubs the lead for good Saturday afternoon with an RBI single in the fifth inning and added a run-scoring double during the seventh inning of the Cubs’ 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day/night doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with two runs scored for the first-place Cubs, who have won two of the first three games of the five-game series and five of their last six overall. The Cardinals fell to 2-2 under interim manager Mike Shildt.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 8:41 pm
Dereck Rodriguez pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning for his fourth consecutive win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Friday night. Pablo Sandoval and Ryder Jones homered for the Giants. Andrew McCutchen doubled, drove in a run and made a pair of sliding catches in right field.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:28 am
Earlier in the week, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman reported the Boston Red Sox were among several teams inquiring about the availability of New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia.But it appears the veteran closer is likely headed to the West Coast,
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:44 am
Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early. Carpenter stuck around for one more swing, and connected for a three-run homer Friday that capped off a historic performance for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 18-5 romp over the Chicago Cubs. Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles, going 5 for 5 with seven RBIs.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 12:53 am
As the July 31 trade deadline inches closer, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox are exploring the market for bullpen help. According to FanCred Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston is one of several suitors lining up for talented Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton. “He looks like the Britton of old,” a scout told Heyman, who reports that the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves are also inquiring about a deal for him.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:45 pm
Jul 20 (OPTA) – Box score from Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals on Friday
St. Louis 18, Chicago Cubs 5
St. Louis ab r h rbi bb so avg
Carpenter 1b 5 4 5 7 0 0 .274
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:20 pm
The All–Star break is over, and teams are starting the second half of the season. The race to make moves before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is two weeks away, and teams in the contention looking to pick up a big bat or solidify their starting rotation for a playoff run are making calls around the league. The biggest name of the summer trade market is gone after All–Star shortstop Manny Machado who was traded to the Dodgers from the Orioles.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 11:19 am