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
Our first goal was to win the East and we did, and I think now that’s not good enough,” Snitker said Saturday. I think our guys know they’re capable of a lot more than that. The goal now is the big prize.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 10:42 pm
After a night to forget, the Giants will once again take the field in Atlanta against the mighty Braves, who clinched the NL East division title in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night. Bruce Bochy’s group got a front-row seat to the Ronald Acuna Jr. show, as the superstar 21-year-old reached base all four times he went to the plate, including a towering two-run homer off Tyler Beede. The Giants will send Jonny Cueto to the mound, who continues to impress in his return from offseason Tommy John surgery.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 9:14 pm
The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy’s last year as manager. Acuña scored three runs to back Mike Foltynewicz (8-5), who allowed three hits in eight innings. Atlanta’s 19th division title tied the New York Yankees for the most since Major League Baseball split into divisions for the 1969 season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:48 am
The Atlanta Braves have a long way to go to match their division dominance throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. But they stand a chance to do what only one of those 14 straight division championship teams could do: win a World Series. With Friday’s 6-0 victory against the San Francisco Giants, the Braves took the first big step toward achieving their ultimate goal by clinching the National League East title for the second straight season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 1:43 am