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
A long rain delay did not dampen the Milwaukee Brewers’ hopes of catching the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning, and the Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Milwaukee trailed 3-1 in the top of the fifth inning when rain stopped play for two hours and 14 minutes.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:43 am
Right-hander Adam Wainwright will attempt to pitch himself into postseason form while at the same time helping the St. Louis Cardinals take another step toward the playoffs when he goes against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals (85-69) got a tie-breaking, two-run double from pinch-hitter Matt Adams in the eighth inning Friday night to win the series opener from the Giants 5-3 and retain a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colorado Rockies (83-70) in the duel for the second wild-card playoff spot in the National League. Wainwright (2-3, 3.72) has started twice since returning from a nearly four-month absence due to elbow and hamstring issues, having shown significant progress from his first start to his second.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:27 am