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Seattle Mariners Start Offseason With a Bang: Three Trades Over Four Days

For those that know how Jerry Dipoto operates, three trades in just four days might not be that fast of a pace. Since the Seattle Mariners named Dipoto as their general manager in September of 2015, no Major League Baseball team has made more trades than the Mariners have. Between October of 2015 and November of 2017 Dipoto completed 46 trades. That number is by far the most for any team in baseball and has kept Dipoto very busy. Seattle did not reach the postseason in 2017, extending the longest drought of missing the postseason to 16 years. The... 
 

MLB Commissioner: New Rule for Pace-of-Play in 2018

Once again, another offseason and another topic taking center stage, with this year’s being the pace of play. Major League Baseball wants to cut the time to play each game to make them more exciting. They don’t like batters taking time to adjust batting gloves, or when pitchers and catchers hold discussions on the mound on a frequent basis. A pace-of-play new rule was implemented in 2015 that shortened a game’s average time but it did not last. In 2017, MLB games were the longest on record at 3 hours and 6 minutes. In 2015, when the new rule... 
 

Alex Cobb Could Be Good Fit for Cubs

The 2017 World Series is behind us as are the handing out of major awards for both leagues. That means teams can now focus on signing of free agents and making trades during the winter break before returning for spring training in early 2018. Rumors continue to swirl about several free agent signings by clubs and one such rumor is that both the Chicago Cubs and pitcher Alex Cobb share a mutual interest. The right-handed pitcher has spent each of his six years in the big leagues with the American League East Tampa Bay Rays. For the first three seasons... 
 

Joey Votto Is One of Baseball’s Best Hitters

Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto is a finalist for the National League MVP award, and that surprised many. One host on a baseball television show was upset that Votto could end up that high playing for a team that was 68-94. One can debate if the bad record of the Reds should hinder his consideration for the award, but one cannot debate the value he has on the playing field. He was the National League’s best hitter, leading in OPS, OBP, adjusted OPS, wOBA, and walks. He slash line to end the season was .320/.454/.578 with 36 homers and he played... 
 

Hunter Pence May Become Part-Time Player

As new additions to their team are contemplated by the front office of the San Francisco Giants to their outfield, some veterans might have to become accustomed to different roles when the 2018 season rolls around. The Giants have set a plan in motion to move Denard Span to left field from center in 2018. Depending upon the other moves the team makes, Hunter Pence the starting right fielder, could see more of a limited role, said Bobby Evans the Giants general manager. Evans said the team’s focus was center field and upgrading the defense. If... 
 

Perfect 300 Bowled by Red Sox Right Fielder Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts is more than just a bowling aficionado, as he rolled a perfect 300 on Sunday during a qualifying round in Reno, Nevada for the World Series of Bowling. During an interview on the PBA Network, Betts guessed that he has rolled 10 perfect games in his lifetime, but this was the first in a tour event for the Professional Bowlers Association. He called the feat the most important perfect game he has ever rolled. This is the second time in the last three years that Betts has competed in the World Series... 
 

Brandon Morrow Becomes Hot Commodity

Free agent Brandon Morrow has some good possibilities awaiting him during the winter. He is coming off a strong season with the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers in the bullpen, and his historic performance during the postseason has opened the eyes of teams around the league of him possibility becoming a closer in 2018. It is not only humbling but quite startling for Morrow, who in December of 2014 signed a contract for $2.5 million with San Diego. However, he suffered a shoulder injury after only five starts with the Padres and was lost... 
 

Red Sox Want Sluggers, Giancarlo Stanton May Become Available

After cutting back their payroll in 2017, the Boston Red Sox have cash to spend big during the current offseason. Boston spent plenty during 2017 nonetheless as the team maintained one of baseball’s highest paid rosters. However, at the request of ownership, Dave Dombrowski the team president lowered the payroll to $195 million, which avoided a 50% tax on anything higher than its competitive Balance Threshold. By doing that, Boston reset the penalty for taxes to 20% for 2018, when the CBT increases to $197 million. With its offense needing a slugger... 
 

Rangers Able to Pay More for Shohei Otani Than Others

The Texas Rangers followed by the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins can pay the most for international free agent Shohei Otani. The highly touted amateur is preparing to enter the free agent market and Major League Baseball along with its counterpart in Japan have reached an agreement outlining a deal to keep the same posting system for the offseason. Texas can agree to sign Otani for up to a $3.534 million signing bonus from the pool they have that covers July 2 through June 15 of 2018, showed figures that MLB compiled. New York can pay up to... 
 

Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash at Age 40

Roy Halladay a former pitcher in Major League Baseball died on Tuesday when a small plane he was piloting crashed near Tampa into the Gulf of Mexico. Sheriff Chris Nocco from Pasco County confirmed during a Tuesday afternoon press conference that the two time winner of the Cy Young award had been killed following the crash of his plane about noon close to Holiday, Florida, which is located just to the north of Clearwater, and not too far from the Tarpon Springs home of Halladay. Halladay was named to eight All-Star games during his career that spanned... 
 

Will Houston Rule the AL West in 2018?

As the Houston Astros revel in their World Series title, free agency will soon begin in force, which means the offseason will soon become very interesting. The question already on the minds of many is whether Houston can defend its American League West title, AL pennant and World Series. Last season the Astros finished 101-61 during the regular season and are listed at 6 to 1 to win next year’s World Series with just the Los Angeles Dodgers having shorter odds. Houston’s top players – Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, George Springer and Carlos Correa... 
 

Ichiro Suzuki Becomes Free Agent After Marlins Decline Option

The brief era of Ichiro Suzuki in Miami has ended. The Marlins on Friday announced that they would decline the club option of $2 million for next season on veteran Ichiro Suzuki, which makes the outfielder, who is 44, a free agent. Some baseball pundits are now wondering if it also spells the end of the baseball career for the future Hall of Famer. The decision to allow Ichiro to walk ends his stint of three years with the Marlins as a part-time outfielder. In his three years with the team, his 2016 season was quite productive but his 2015 and 2017... 
 

Washington Nationals Introduce Dave Martinez as New Manager

New Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez is not just content by joining the ball club. He called his becoming a manager of the team half a dream come true during his official news conference welcoming him to the team as its new skipper. Becoming a big league manager has fulfilled half of Martinez’s dream, winning the World Series will complete it. Martinez during his Thursday press conference said the team was not satisfied with just winning a playoff game, they want to win a World Series. Martinez said the Nationals were one of the better... 
 

Houston Astros Outlast Dodgers to Win Their First World Series

The Houston Astros capped a four-year rebuilding project with a remarkable turnaround delivering the franchise’s first ever World Series for the city recovering from Hurricane Harvey. When Jose Altuve, the favorite to win the American League MVP award, fielded a ground ball off Corey Seager’s bat and threw to first base during the ninth inning, the Astros had a victory that is franchise-defining by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the seventh and final game of the 2017 World Series. Houston, which won thrillers in Games 2 and 5, took a... 
 

Yu Darvish and Lance McCullers Jr. Will Start But All Pitchers Available

Dodger Stadium will host its first ever Game 7 of a World Series on Wednesday and the starting pitchers will feature the son of a former major leaguer and a veteran traded during the season and who has pitched just three months for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. will start for the Astros, while Yu Darvish gets the nod for the Dodgers. Both hope to rebound from subpar performances earlier in this series. McCullers started for Houston in Game 3 but did not have the usual command of his pitches and walked four in just 5 1/3... 
 

Home Run Records in World Series Could be Due to Balls

Coaches and pitchers from both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros complained on Saturday about the baseball being used in the World Series, and the controversy this time is not only about how lively the balls are. They are saying the problem now is the baseballs Major League Baseball is using for the World Series are much slicker than ones used during the recently completed regular season, due to a difference in the leather cover making the balls much more difficult to throw sliders. After the Saturday night game, won by the Dodgers 6-2,... 
 

Anthony Rizzo Receives Roberto Clemente Award

The charitable contributions as well as involvement with patients that have pediatric cancer, has earned Chicago Cubs first baseman the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award, one of baseball’s most coveted individual awards. The award is named after the late Roberto Clemente a former star outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and is for a player that represents extraordinary character, philanthropy, positive contributions and community involvement both on the playing diamond and off it. Rizzo, who is 28, is a... 
 

Conine Offered Diminished Role and Less Pay but Says No Thank You

Jeff Conine served as the special assistant to former Miami Marlins president David Samson. He announced that he has turned down the offer that came from the team’s new ownership to remain with the club in what would result in a much diminished role and less pay. Conine said that he was disappointed that he no longer would have any role in the organization. Conine is a baseball icon in South Florida, an original member of the Marlins and a member of both the teams that played in the World Series. Conine spent over 7 years playing for the franchise... 
 

Dodgers Sending Rich Hill to the Mound for World Series Game 2

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lead the World Series 1-0 after winning Game 1 on Tuesday, will send southpaw Rich Hill to the mound. This will be Hill’s first ever start in the World Series in his major league career that has spanned 12 years, but with intermittent problems including poor pitching performances as well as injury, stints in an independent league to only turn around when was in his mid-30s. Due to the long journey Hill has had, he does not take anything for granted. Therefore, while he might be approachable and polite... 
 

Alex Cora Becomes New Manager for Boston Red Sox

Houston Astros Bench Coach Alex Cora agreed on Sunday to become the new manager for the Boston Red Sox. Cora was on the Red Sox 2007 World Series championship roster as a player and now hopes to help the team return to winning postseason games. Cora through a prepared statement the Red Sox released said that returning the city of Boston and the club has fulfilled a dream for him and his family. He added that he looked forward to working with the players and reaching the goal of winning another World Series championship for the city and its wonderful... 
 

Houston’s Dallas Keuchel Could Make Relief Appearance in Game 7

Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel will be watching the American League Championship Series Game 7 from a different spot than the dugout. The Astros pitcher will be in his team’s bullpen. Like the rest of Houston’s pitchers, except for Justin Verlander the hero of Game 6, Keuchel could appear in relief for the team. Houston will send Charlie Morton a right-hander to the mound opposite New York’s southpaw veteran CC Sabathia. However, with the league’s pennant on the line and a chance to move on to the World Series, both teams are expected... 
 

Houston Astros Relying on Justin Verlander to Save Their Season

Justin Verlander shut down the New York Yankees in 2012 during the American League Championship Series when he pitched for the Detroit Tigers. At the time, he was the reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP holder. Things have changed much since then, but Verlander is once again pitching in the ALCS against the Yankees, but this time trying to save the fading hopes of a World Series trip by his new team the Houston Astros. After opening the ALCS with two straight wins by scores of 2-1, with Verlander pitching a complete game in Game 2, Houston was swept... 
 

Clayton Kershaw Gets Chance to Pitch LA into Fall Classic

For the Los Angeles Dodgers it could not be written any better than this. After all Clayton Kershaw has done for the franchise he will be given the start that could send he and his teammates into the World Series on Thursday for just the first time in the last 29 years. The Dodgers’ southpaw will have his opportunity to pitch his team into the World Series at Chicago’s Wrigley Field which makes it that much more appropriate. Chicago won on Wednesday 3-2 behind the strong pitching of veteran Jake Arrieta, who may have made his last start with... 
 

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez Have Break Out Games

If the New York Yankees are able to rally to beat the Houston Astros and win the American League Championship Series, the come from behind rally to win Game 4 will be remembered as the turning point in the best of seven series. The Yankees trailed 4-0 entering their half of the seventh inning. New York scored a pair of runs during the seventh, and added four more in the eighth to walk away with a 6-4 victory and knot the series at 2-2. They were behind 2-0 after Games 1 and 2 in Houston, just the way they were versus the Cleveland Indians in the... 
 

Justin Turner Joining Postseason Legends

Justin Turner, the Dodgers third baseman is taking his place amongst postseason baseball legends following his accomplishments this postseason and in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Turner’s career batting average in the postseason is .377 after having 2 hits in 4 at bats in Game 2 with 4 RBIs. In his 23 career postseason games, Turner has 4 home runs and 22 RBIs. In two games against the Cubs in the NLCS he is batting .375, with 1 home run and 5 RBIs, while he hits .461 the Los Angeles sweep of Arizona... 
 

PED Use Cost Alex Rodriguez Millions and His Reputation

Former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez said that his admission of using steroid during his MLB career that spanned 23 seasons, cost him millions of dollars and likely a spot in the Hall of Fame. However, his desire to put big numbers on the stat sheet and his chronic pain from his hip, applied pressure to Rodriguez forcing him to use performance-enhancing drugs. In an interview with Joe Buck, Rodriguez said that when he looks back at the time he took the PEDs many things are frustrating. The biggest is a guaranteed contract with a value... 
 

Yankees to Send Masahiro Tanaka Against Astros in Game 1

Major League Baseball’s postseason continues on Friday when the New York Yankees visit the Houston Astros for Game 1 of their best of seven American League Championship series, with the winner of the series moving on to represent the league in the World Series. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that Masahiro Tanaka would start in Game 1 on Friday opposite Houston’s Dallas Keuchel. Luis Severino will be New York’s starter for Game 2 on Saturday, while on Monday in New York CC Sabathia will get the nod for the Yankees followed by Sonny Gray... 
 

Red Sox Waste Little Time in Firing John Farrell

After leading a young ball club to its first ever back to back American League East titles in franchise history, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was fired with a year remaining on his contract announced Dave Dombrowski the team’s president of baseball operations. Dombrowski would not go into any specifics about the team’s move, nor would he offer any reasons for the team to do so. He would not say if Farrell may have been spared if the team had won its ALDS series against Houston. However, by firing Farrell at this point, Dombrowski is determined... 
 

Washington Nationals Sans Strasburg for Game 4 at Wrigley

It was going to be a moment of glory for Stephen Strasburg. The Washington Nationals pitcher was going to take to the mound for Game 4 on Wednesday following the rainout on Tuesday and save the National League East champion’s season. He would have the opportunity to become the hero, erasing painful memories from 2012 when the team shut him down during the postseason and likely ruining the best chance the franchise has had at winning the World Series. The Nationals were ready to send Strasburg to the mound for the late afternoon game on Wednesday... 
 

Red Sox Beat Houston Sunday to Avoid Elimination

On Sunday at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox staved off elimination by beating the Houston Astros 10-3 and will play Game 4 of the best of five American League Division Series Monday afternoon in Boston. Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers’ two-run homer knocked in the go-ahead run during the third inning, but it was veteran southpaw David Price on the mound that saved the game for Boston. Price, the left-hander that cost Boston over $30 million, has created a great deal of controversy during the season, but on Sunday he was just what the doctor ordered... 
 

Washington Nationals Suspend Assistant Hitting Coach

Minutes prior to the Washington Nationals National League Division Series Game 1 at home against the Chicago Cubs, the team announced that it had suspended Jacques Jones the team’s assistant hitting coach due to a legal matter. The team announced that the suspension of Jones with pay was because of a pending legal matter the club was investigating. Court documents show that the legal matter appears to be a revenge porn lawsuit that lists Jones as well as the Nationals as the defendants. According to this suit, which was filed in San Diego last... 
 

MLB Said to Be Investigating Arizona for Having Banned Device in Dugout

On Wednesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies to win the National League Wildcard Game 11-8 and move on to the NL Division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers that starts Friday night in Los Angeles. However, Major League Baseball is reportedly investigating the team for having what the league believes is a banned electronic device in its dugout during its wildcard game victory. In specific, D-backs coach Ariel Prieto was apparently spotted wearing what most say is visibly a smartwatch. In a photo circulating the... 
 

Pitchers Must Be Credited with Record Number of Strikeouts

Everyone knows strikeouts have increased in baseball, as hitters have been facing the largest number of unhittable pitches in the history of Major League Baseball. Back in 2008, a new record for strikeouts during a season was posted of 32,884, which at the time seemed overwhelming high. Since then, a new record has been set each and every season. It appeared the in 2014 and 2015 strikeouts might have neared their peak, when there was only an increase of five strikeouts between the two seasons. However the last two seasons there has been a surge... 
 

Yankees Win Play-in Wildcard Game and Head to Cleveland

The New York Yankees were rescued by Didi Gregorius, Aaron Judge and a strong performance from the bullpen that lifted the team to their first victory in the postseason in five years. A three-run homer by Gregorius tied the game after the Minnesota Twins has knocked Yankees starter Luis Severino out of the game during the first inning. Judge showed emotion when he rocked a two-run homer in his first playoff game helping the Yankees to an 8-4 victory over the Twins. The long ball was big for the Yankees as Brett Gardner hit one as well. New York... 
 

Major League Baseball’s Regular Season Ended Sunday

The last day of baseball’s regular season is good for the 10 teams that move on to the postseason but leaves the other 20 teams wondering about next year. Postseason play is exciting and tense, but the day to day happenings of the regular season will be missed by all baseball fans. None of Sunday’s games had any effect on the races for the postseason, or for home field advantage as that was all determined with Saturday’s games. However, here are some highlights from Sunday. Giancarlo Stanton ended the season with a major league-leading 59... 
 

David Wright: Players Acted Cowardly by Anonymously Ripping Manager

Veteran David Wright said he would not stand for cowardly action taken by his teammates on the New York Mets who anonymously ripped manager Terry Collins in a Newsday article published on Friday. That is a cowardly action, Wright told the media on Friday during an interview. He said he has been around Collins seven years and many of his teammates for several years, with some players going back to when they were in the minors. He said he was not blindly defending every move Collins made the last seven seasons. Wright said everyone, including himself,... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Closing in on 60 Homers and NL MVP

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was homerless for three straight games the Marlins had this week at Coors Field, which is almost unheard of. However, on Thursday night he crushed Nos. 58 and 59. No. 58 made him the first player since 2006 to reach the 58 home run plateau when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard did so. That season Howard had a very good chance of reaching 60, as he was on 56 after 141 games had been played, but only hit two more over the final 21 games. He did have 14 intentional walks and batted .328 during those final... 
 

Detroit Tigers Sign Pedro Martinez Jr.

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers announced the signing of Pedro Martinez Jr. a prospect from the Dominican Republic and the son of Pedro Martinez a Hall of Fame pitcher. The younger Martinez inked a contract with the Tigers as part of the signing period for international players. One source close to the signing, said Martinez was given a signing bonus of over $750,000, as well as student fees, for signing his minor league deal with Detroit. This announcement was made during a press conference in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic,... 
 

Twins Closing in on First Postseason Appearance in Seven Years

When the home run hit by Brian Dozier cleared the wall in right field, the dugout for the Minnesota Twins burst into celebration as players bounced off one another. The Twins are only one win away from reaching the playoffs. The three-run homer by Dozier in the eighth inning has pushed the Twins to the brink of their first postseason appearance since 2017 as manager Paul Molitor used 10 pitchers and his players rallied to win 8-6 over Cleveland Tuesday night, which was just the Indians third loss in their last 32 games. Dozier hit home run No. 33... 
 

Bryce Harper Hoping to Return Monday from Knee Injury

On Monday, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper may come off his team’s disabled list and play for the National League East champions when they open a series on the road in Philadelphia. Nationals’ manager Dusty Baker said the team was trying to make a decision about if Harper would return on Monday and said nothing would be said until later on Monday. Harper has not played since August 12 when he suffered a bone bruise to his knee when he slipped running out a ground ball. Prior to being hurt, the Nationals slugger had been hitting .326 with... 
 

American League Once Again Dominates National League

Near the end of July, the American League and National League were neck and neck in interleague play. In fact, in a game between the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets on July 29, if the Mets had won the record between the two leagues would have been dead even. The Mets lost and the NL has been dropping like flies since then against their counterparts. Since late July the AL is 51-34 against the NL. Over that span of 85 games, AL teams have outscored NL teams by 85 runs, have a .270 batting average against the NL’s .240, hit 110 home runs to the... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Waiting But Magic Number Down to One

Back when the Los Angeles Dodgers were 91-36 in August and were the talk of baseball, manager Dave Roberts only wanted the team to remain healthy, prepare its starting rotation for the postseason and keep its elusive edge that teams often risk losing when the have such huge leads with 30 or 40 games left to play. Fast forward to today, when the Dodgers are 6-20 over their last 26 games played and the team cannot even put together the momentum for a National League West clinching celebration that could come as soon as Friday. The magic number was... 
 

Young Girl Hit by Foul Ball Rushed to Hospital

On Wednesday, at Yankee Stadium a young female fan was hit by a foul ball estimated to be traveling 105 miles per hour. The foul ball came off the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier in the Yankees game with Minnesota. The incident has led to some players calling for the protective netting at the park to be increased. The Yankees announced that the girl had been taken to a nearby hospital to be treated, and Joe Girardi the manager of the Yankees said he was told by a member of the team’s security that the girl was OK. The game experienced... 
 

New Home Run Record Reached in Major League Baseball

Alex Gordon of the Kanas City Royals broke the single season home run record in Major League Baseball with home run No. 5,694 with 12 days still to play in the 2017 regular season. The tiebreaking home run by Gordon was off Ryan Tepera of the Toronto Blue Jays and broke the mark set back in 2000 during baseball’s steroids era. The home run, in a game the Royals lost 5-2 was Gordon’s eighth of the season and No. 159 for his career. Gordon, when told of the record he broke, said it was pretty cool to be part of. He added that he did not have many... 
 

Will 2017 MLB Season End with No 20-Game Winner?

Only two weeks remain in the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season. One statistic that has many surprised is there likely will not be any pitcher who reaches 20 wins in either the American or National League. Currently four players Corey Kluber, Zack Grienke, Zach Davies and Clayton Kershaw have 17 wins, and five Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz, Jason Vargas, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco have 16 wins. It seems very unlikely any of the players with 17 wins will have enough starts to reach the 20-win plateau. Kluber moved to 17 wins with a strong... 
 

Cleveland Indians Winning Streak Snapped at 22

The Cleveland Indians winning streak of 22 straight games was ended Friday night by the Kansas City Royals. The Indians lost for the first time since August 23. The winning streak did not end with any dramatic or fingernail biting finish. Kansas City beat Cleveland 4-3 in Cleveland at Progressive Field accomplishing what five other Major League Baseball teams could not since the Red Sox beat them August 23. During the streak, the Indians played phenomenally outscoring their opponents by a combined 106 runs. That is an average of almost 5 more runs... 
 

Tigers Player Might Play All Nine Positions During Same Game

Brad Ausmus the manager of the Detroit Tigers said this week he was giving consideration to allowing Andrew Romine to play each of the nine field positions during the same game. Romine playing each of the positions during a game is great for baseball and an excellent way to attract more fans to watch the team the last month of the season. The Tigers are going through a complete rebuild after underachieving and trading away most of their star power in last August. Romine would become just the fifth player and second member of the Tigers to play all... 
 

Fans Kicked Out of Fenway Park After Racist Banner Hung on Green Monster

A banner that read “Racism is as American as Baseball” was draped over the Green Monster in left field during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night. The banner was reported to have been kept in place a few minutes prior to stadium security removing. The fans that placed the banner were ejected from the ball park. The fans in a prepared statement said they were white anti-racist protestors, and wanted to remind everyone just as the game of baseball is a part of American culture and history, racism... 
 

Dodgers End Losing Streak at 11 Behind Ace Clayton Kershaw

Tuesday’s game on the road in San Francisco was loaded with pressure for the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace Clayton Kershaw. It was understandable since the Dodgers entering the game had lost 11 straight and 16 of their last 17. The team and Kershaw came through Tuesday ending a winless drought of close to two weeks and clinching a playoff berth after beating the Giants 5-3 to end the club’s longest losing streak since it moved from Brooklyn to LA back in 1958. Dave Roberts the Dodgers manager said following the... 
 

Cleveland Indians Winning Streak Reaches 18

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to 18 in a row. Trevor Bauer won his ninth consecutive decision, while Francisco Lindor hit home run No. 29 and Cody Allen closed the game out. Cleveland has hit 37 homers during its winning streak and has been so dominant Sunday’s game was just the third game decided by one-run during their ongoing streak. The last Major League Baseball team with a streak longer than the Indians current 18 straight was the Oakland A’s in 2002 with one that lasted... 
 
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