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
The third baseman hesitated on what he thought might be a foul ball, allowing Aristides Aquino to beat out a bases-loaded infield hit that drove in the Cincinnati Reds’ first run in the New York Mets’ critical 3-2 loss on Saturday. New York (80-74) dropped 4 1/2 games back of Milwaukee (85-70) for the second NL wild card with eight games left. ”That was a bonehead mistake,” said Frazier, a former Red.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 2:25 am
Pinch hitter Christian Colon delivered a tiebreaking single off Seth Lugo with two outs in the eighth inning Saturday afternoon and the host Cincinnati Reds posted a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets. New York (80-74) fell four games behind Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot and saw its elimination number lowered to five. The Brewers were hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates later Saturday.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:26 pm
Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. New York’s rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 Friday night. ”It was always in the realm of possibility,” Alonso said.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 4:35 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