Few starters in baseball have needed as little cushion this year as St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas. Mikolas gets the call Sunday when St. Louis tries to bolster its National League wild-card playoff hopes with a series sweep of the San Francisco Giants in Busch Stadium. The Cardinals also edged within two games of Milwaukee for the first wild-card and are 4 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs for the NL Central lead.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 3:28 am
White Sox fans have been great at buying in to Rick Hahn’s rebuilding effort. Chris Sale and Jose Quintana represented the White Sox in the All-Star Game back in 2016, perhaps as good a 1-2 punch as there was in the Junior Circuit and a dream tandem to throw in a playoff series, if the South Siders could ever get there. Half a year later, Quintana was shipped across town to the win-now Cubs.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:57 am
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
If not for the pesky Pittsburgh Pirates, the Milwaukee Brewers might be leading the National League Central, or at least running neck-and-neck with the first-place Chicago Cubs. The Brewers (87-66) sit second, 2 1/2 games behind the Cubs, in the division and hold the top NL wildcard spot, three games ahead of St. Louis. Overall, Milwaukee has won two of its past three games.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:28 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