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
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Posted: September 22, 2019, 2:08 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
Suter gave up a home run in his first game back, a 4-3 loss to Houston, but he has not allowed a run since. Personally, it’s very fulfilling, I’ll be very honest,” said Suter, drafted in the 31st round out of Harvard in 2012. Because, last year kind of missing out on it, just being on the bench the whole time, it was cool, but it wasn’t the same as being out there and contributing.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:43 am
Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong hit back-to-back homers off of hard-throwing closer Craig Kimbrel in the top of the ninth inning, and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals stunned the Chicago Cubs with a 9-8 win on Saturday afternoon. St. Louis (88-67) moved six games ahead of Chicago (82-73) in the National League Central with only seven games to go. The Cubs also fell 2 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who play Saturday evening, for the NL’s second wild-card spot.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:07 pm
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
Rookie sensation Pete Alonso hit his 50th home run and Jacob deGrom continued his push for a second straight National League Cy Young Award by tossing seven scoreless innings Friday night for the visiting New York Mets, who kept their postseason hopes alive with an 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The Mets (80-73), who have won three straight, entered Friday 3 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the race for the NL’s second wild card. The loss guaranteed the Reds (72-82) their sixth straight losing season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 2:35 am