LEADING OFF: DiamondbacksRockies, Dodgers Cards, Cubs in DC

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LEADING OFF: DiamondbacksRockies, Dodgers Cards, Cubs in DC

Bericht door Reynolds » wo mei 08, 2019 10:57 am

A look at what happening around the majors todayGETAWAY DAY With both teams chasing an NL West title, the Diamondbacks and Rockies wrap up their pivotal four-game series. Colorado leads the division by 1½ games over the Dodgers, while Arizona is 3½ back. Clay Buchholz makes his first career start at Coors Field against Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland , who is 8-2 at home this season. Colorado won 5-4 Wednesday night on DJ LeMahieu two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning off Yoshihisa Hirano. It was LeMahieu first career walk-off homer. Just a great moment, he said. That was awesome. NO DAYS OFF Clinging to a one-game lead in the NL Central, the Cubs have a one-day pit stop in Washington to make up Sunday rainout. Theyre not happy about breaking up their homestand and losing a scheduled day off, because it means going 30 straight days without one. Playing 30 consecutive days is the difficult part Jeff Burroughs Jersey, manager Joe Maddon said. For me, I dont think that been discussed enough regarding whether to play or not. Mike Montgomery faces Joe Ross, who makes his season debut for a Nationals team that won five straight and is closing in on the slumping Phillies for second place in the NL East.NOT A FAIR FIGHT The surging Athletics go for a three-game sweep of the Orioles, the worst team in the majors. Oakland embarrassed Baltimore 10-0 on Wednesday night to improve to an AL-best 34-15 since the All-Star break and close within a game of the New York Yankees for the first AL wild card. The A have won six straight overall and are 5-0 against the Orioles this season. Baltimore has lost six in a row to fall to 41-104, the eighth time this season the Orioles have dropped at least six consecutive games.PERMUTATIONSThe Dodgers are closer to the NL West lead than they are to a wild-card spot, but they could make progress on both fronts this weekend against the Cardinals. Los Angeles enters a four-game series at St. Louis trailing the Cardinals by two games for the second NL wild card, and the Dodgers have ace Clayton Kershaw pitching the opener. Rookie left-hander Austin Gomber goes for the Cardinals. That a big series for us, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said. There a chance to make some moves in this series.RUNAWAYThe NL East race between the Braves and Phillies has been close for much of the season but no more https://www.bravesgearfansstore.com/End ... _Jersey-31. Five straight wins by Atlanta and five consecutive losses by Philadelphia have given the Braves a 7½-game lead with 16 remaining. Both teams are off Thursday before Atlanta hosts Washington this weekend and Philadelphia welcomes the last-place Marlins to town. One glimmer of hope for the Phillies They have seven games left against Atlanta, including a three-game set to end the season.

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