Hyun-Jin Ryu has experienced more success against the San Diego Padres than any other major league team, and the Los Angeles Dodgers hope the left-hander continues that trend Sunday in the series finale at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers (86-69) have a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West. After the Dodgers conclude the series with the Padres (62-93), they’ll play their final six games on the road.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:58 am
The Arizona Diamondbacks frustration is palpable after the team went from first place in the NL West to begin September, to virtually eliminated with one week left in the regular season. Shortly after the game ended, veteran reliever Brad Ziegler even took to Twitter to let his frustrations out by criticizing Major League Baseball’s replay system. The Rockies had runners on first and second with one out when D.J. LeMahieu hit a ball back to Ziegler on the mound.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 4:03 pm
Colorado’s bid to gain ground in the NL West appeared to be in jeopardy when German Marquez gave up a leadoff double and a two-run homer in the opening inning. The right-hander shook off those two first-pitch hits, shutting down the Arizona Diamondbacks the rest of the way in a game the Rockies needed to win. Marquez struck out 11 in seven innings and Ian Desmond had three RBIs, lifting Colorado to a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 6:40 am
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