This game started out well. Jon Lester threw an easy first inning and the Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. That was given right back in the bottom of the inning on a home run by James McCann, and a second run keyed by a stolen base by Luis Robert.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 1:00 pm
Four teams, two National League playoff spots.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:09 am
Chicago – Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish became the first Japanese pitcher to lead a major league in wins after his closest competitor in the National League dropped out of contention on Saturday. Darvish collected his eighth win of the season on Friday after tossing seven shutout innings in the Cubs’ 10-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Zach Davies of the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves lefty Max Fried are set to finish the regular season with seven wins.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:00 am
While the Chicago Cubs did not win, they still had plenty to celebrate thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers’ victory over the St Louis Cardinals.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 6:58 am
Chicago Cubs (33-26, first in the NL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (35-24, second in the AL Central) Chicago; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Adbert Alzolay (0-1, 3.31 ERA) Chicago: Reynaldo Lopez (1-2, 4.68 ERA) LINE: White Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs head to play the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. The White Sox are 18-11 in home games.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 6:48 am
Seth Trachtman recaps a big day for Kris Bryant, Tanner Houck’s continued dominance and Hunter Pence’s retirement in Sunday’s Daily Dose. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:58 am
Houck has all but solidified a spot in Boston’s starting rotation entering next season with the great beginning to his career. Obviously, it’s unlikely he will be able to keep up his current pace next season, and there remain some legitimate questions about his control with a 4.1 BB/9 in the minors and continued control troubles in his three starts with Boston. He has some blemishes, but Houck is a clear bright spot in a 60-game season that the Red Sox would like to forget.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:55 am
Jose Abreu drilled a go-ahead, bases-clearing double in the fourth inning and James McCann and Yoan Moncada homered to lift the host Chicago White Sox past the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak. Despite suffering their sixth loss in seven games, the Cubs clinched the National League Central when the St. Louis Cardinals lost earlier in the night. It’s the Cubs’ third division title in the past five seasons and first since 2017.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:47 am
A look at who’s in the MLB postseason, who’s out and who still has a chance to make it.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:46 am
The White Sox picked up a victory they sorely needed and the Cubs clinched a division championship. Consider it a win-win for Chicago. Yoan Moncada homered, José Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound White Sox beat the NL Central champion Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field to snap a season-high six-game losing streak Saturday.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:39 am
CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for hitting the Cubs’ Willson Contreras with a pitch in the seventh inning of Friday’s City Series game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Sox manager Rick Renteria was suspended for one game for Cordero’s “intentional actions,” according to a Major League Baseball release announcing the …
Posted: September 26, 2020, 11:59 pm
Dusty Baker will make history next week when he leads his Houston Astros into the postseason against a still-to-be-determined opponent. Baker, 71, will be leading his fifth team in the playoffs, breaking a tie with Billy Martin and Davey Johnson at four teams. In his 23rd season as a manager, Baker has a 1892-1665 career record entering the final weekend of the regular season.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 5:53 pm
Louis Cangiano goes over today’s top MLB DFS plays. (Getty Images)
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:44 pm
After manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. Wainwright has dropped two of his past three decisions after starting the season 4-0. The Padres hope Mike Clevinger will be able to pitch in the playoffs next week after getting a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 6:34 am
Condensed Game: The Cubs hit five home runs to back Yu Darvish’s scoreless seven-inning start in a 10-0 rout of the White Sox
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:07 am
Victor Caratini rips a line drive towards Tim Anderson, who quickly dives to make a great catch in the top of the 4th inning
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:29 am
Willson Contreras launches a three-run home run over the right-field wall, then shows off an incredible bat flip in celebration
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:00 am
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs. The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 10:09 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Friday, September 25. (Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC)
Posted: September 25, 2020, 3:16 pm
Eight teams in the National League are vying for four available postseason spots heading into the regular season’s final weekend, and Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty can get St. Louis a crucial win in the opener of a doubleheader against Milwaukee. The Marlins, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds, Brewers and Giants are the top teams still in contention — and they’re packed tightly with slots available for one team from the NL East, another from the NL Central and then two wild cards. Only one playoff spot remains open in the AL, and Michael Brantley and the Astros are on the verge of clinching it.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 6:24 am