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
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
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
Two days after claiming reliever Ryan Dull, the Toronto Blue Jays have designated him for assignment in order to claim infielder Breyvic Valera. Valera has been a nomad in his short MLB career, appearing in four different uniforms over the last three seasons, while logging 49 games at the highest level. The 27-year-old Venezuelan has hit .
Posted: September 20, 2019, 8:06 pm