The Dodgers, Kiké Hernandez’s Solo Home Run Broke The Tie And Won Them a 5-3 Victory Over Angels This Sunday Afternoon

Kike Hernandez 16th home run of this season brought Dodgers out of the tie with Angels and earn them a 5-3 victory. He dominated the seventh inning and lead his team to a worthwhile win in the final match of the freeway series.

Both teams won 2 of the 3 games on their own hometown fields and the four of the six games were decided on one run. That shows how competent both teams are. Watching a match between two teams that go so well together was a blast.

Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts, said something like this about the freeway series, “Those are fun,” he said, “We’re all fans and you get to see two of the games best go head-to-head, and that’s always a treat.”

Other than just one loss against Arizona Diamondbacks, this win took Dodgers back to being the first in the National League West. This being the fourth time in last five season that dodgers been placed first in National League West. They did an awesome job on coming to ten games over (53-43) from ten games under (16-26) since the middle of the May.

“I don’t think we were a 16-26 ballclub,” Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw said. “It was good for us to right the ship that quickly. Thankfully, Arizona was in a tough spot at that time, too, so we didn’t lose much ground. Now, we’re in first, a good spot to be in going into the last 2-1/2 months, for sure.”

The game started with Yasmani Grandal’s 13th homer in the second inning. That’s when the scores started rolling.

“I’ve seen Deck for a while,” Grandal said of his at-bat against Deck McGuire. “I faced him for three years at Miami when he was throwing a little bit harder. I got a glance of what I wanted to do against him in the game he pitched against us in Anaheim. I pretty much built my game plan around it, and it just so happened it played into it today.”

Grandal finished his turn scoring a 3-3 with a walk. His current score is good enough with .667 batting, 6 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers and 7 RBIs over the last seven games played at the Dodgers stadium.

Andrew Toles and Chris Taylor followed him with singles and Hernandez scored the second run of the game with a sacrifice fly to left field.

After two pitches, Clayton Kershaw derived his first RBI of the season and 30th of his career to bring in another score and  Dodgers were then leading by 3-0.

Kershaw although is among seven most dynamic pitchers, was having a hard time on the field this Sunday. He was fighting through the first inning, settling on from there but then again ran into trouble at the start of the fourth inning.

“RBIs, that’s what I need,” Kershaw joked. “That means guys are on-base for me, so there must be something going right for sure.”

“They did a good job of laying off stuff there in that first inning,” said Kershaw. “I was fortunate to get out of that, and I felt like I got in a pretty good groove there.”

After a series of singles by Justin Upton and Ian Kinsler, Jefry Marte brought a new turn to the game with his three-run homer that tied the game.

“I thought I could get a fastball in on him and I missed a little bit up,” Kershaw said of the home run by Marte. “I didn’t think it was going to go out, but he put enough backswing on it to get out of the park.”

Then Kenta Maeda struck out Kinsler to end the threat from the game at the start of the seventh inning after which Hernandez end the game with his career’s best home run to the left field.

He was the hero of the day and led the dodger to this amazing victory. His homer was the 129th homer of the dodger this season also nailed the spot of most home runs prior to All-Star Break in their franchise’s History.

Other than that, he drove two runs in the defense and made two defensive plays at second base to the right field.

“Kiké is right there for our team MVP at this point,” said Roberts. “He’s a plus defender everywhere. He’s made plays all first half and with the bat, the big homer today. With his energy, it seems like every time he’s in there something good happens.”

“We’re playing a little bit more now what we are,” said Kershaw of the team’s turnaround. “It’s good for us to right the ship, and right the ship so quickly. We’re in first and it’s a good spot to be in going into the last two and a half months.”

Seattle Mariners Decided To Extend Jerry Dipoto’s Contract

The Seattle Mariners Decided to extend their executive Vice president and General Manager, Jerry Dipoto for several for he has been the source to their upbringing in recent years and has made a major impact in their overall franchise.

This was announced by the chairman of Mariners on Friday afternoon that they have signed a multi-year contract with Jerry Dipoto.

“As I excited as I am about this team doing so well, today is about the long-term future of the franchise,” said Mariners chairman John Stanton. “I’m delighted on behalf of the ownership and the entire organization of the Seattle Mariners to announce that Jerry Dipoto has signed a multi-year extension to his contract as general manager. We believe this is a very important, momentous day for the franchise. We appreciate all he’s done in terms of putting together a management team that has made an enormous difference in our success. As much as he is described as a manager, I think of Jerry as more of a leader.”

It’s been three whole years since Dipoto’s joining with the Mariners, he was hired for a three-year contract on September 28th in the year 2015 replacing Jack Zduriencik. In Mariners’ History, he is the 9th full-time General Manager. After Dipoto’s joining the team has gained the 8th best record in the major leagues at 221-196 and this season they have been uplifted to a 4th best position in Major League Baseball at 57-34.

“As I said when I arrived here, I believe this organization has every opportunity to be successful on a consistent basis,” Dipoto said in a press release. “The combination of a supportive ownership group, great ballpark, passionate fan base and the beautiful city gives us all the tools we need to consistently compete for division titles, and division titles give us the opportunity to attain our primary goal: Winning the World Series here in Seattle.”

Through his past experience as a baseball executive, Dipoto has grown into a very intellectual and smart. He started his career as special assistant to Colorado Rockies in 2001 lasting to 2002 immediately after he retired from being a full-time basketball player. After that, he joined the scouting department for the Boston Red Sox and worked there for a year from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, he returned to Colorado Rockies as the Director of the Player Personnel, and then he moved to Arizona Diamondbacks as a Vice President of Player Personnel in 2006 to 2010 and then was appointed the General Manager for the same team in 2010. Since 2011 to 2015 Dipoto worked as a General Manager for the Los Angeles Angels rose them to win the American League West Title in 2014 with most wins approx. 98 in the MLB. Then, Until joining Marines he worked as a Special Assistant to the Boston Red Sox.

“Jerry arrived here two-and-a-half years ago with a specific plan for our franchise,” said Mariners President & Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mather in a press statement. “He has successfully executed that plan, resulting in a younger, more athletic and, most importantly, far more successful Major League team.

“At the same time, he has upgraded nearly every aspect of our overall baseball operation, improving systems, staff and communication in our Major League operations, our player development system, our pro and amateur scouting departments and our revamped High-Performance Area,” Mather said.

Everyone is really excited to see where does Dipoto takes the Mariners from here on.

Chicago Cubs 5th Consecutive Win 5-3 over Detroit Tigers

Lately Chicago Cubs has been in full form winning games over and over again, seems like turning tables is no big deal for them.

That is exactly what surfaced during Tuesday’s game against Detroit Tigers, they were running without making a single score until seventh inning, when Anthony Rizzo took the bat, the cubs finally snapped into action at that time after Anthony scored 3 runs to make the game a tie followed by Kyle Schwarzer’s home run that turned the game upside down giving tigers a 2-score deficit and a 5-3 victory in Chicago Cubs name.

Recently that’s the deal with the Cubs, the other teams start to score and then Cubs sweep away their victory in an unexpected flash of seconds.

“We know we’re a good team,” Rizzo said. “We just have to string together good at-bats.”

That is what we saw on Tuesday.

After one out in the seventh inning, tigers’ Reliever, Daniel Stumpf got singled by Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist. Rizzo’s best ever slow bouncer scored enough to come to a tie in the match and Heyward scored the 4th run to give the cubs lead, what was left was done after Kyle Schwarber’s 17th homer in the eighth inning.

“They threw him a lot of changeups, good pitches,” Heyward talking about Schwarber’s homer. “It’s a testament of us staying in tune and keeping it simple.”

Anthony Rizzo is avoiding home runs this season with only 12 in whole season up till now, while has struck more than 31 in each season in past. On asking he told that apparently, he doesn’t think long shot is always the answer.

“You get down and start battling at two strikes, it’s not about hitting a homer,” Rizzo said. “It’s just about putting the ball in play and we’re doing a good job at that.”

The 2nd from the four relievers of Chicago Cubs, Justin Wilson earned a scoreless pitch in the seventh inning, ultimately leading them to victory. Pedro Strop also pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

After five innings the cubs allowed a single hit from the starter Kyle Hendrick, he earned tigers 3-runs and seven hits went in no-decision. the right-hander is 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA In his past six starts.

“They didn’t beat him up by any means today,” manager Joe Maddon said. “It’s just that it wasn’t a typical surgeon-like procedure from Kyle. He looks good, he’s just not executing.”

The Detroit Tigers faced their 12th lose in last 14 games after this one on Tuesday against Chicago Cubs with Mikie Mahtook’s three singles and one run, Niko’s run with a double and Jeimer Candelario and James McCann an RBI each.

Hendricks’ first-inning ERA expanded to 8.47 thanks to three singles and one run by Jeimer Candelario and also Niko Goodrum’s RBI double. After that, the cubs turned the tables one after another Hendricks made a diving catch near the right-field line in the second inning, and Rizzo turned a sacrifice attempt into a double play in the fourth, then the Tigers took a 3-0 lead on James McCann’s RBI single.

“That just shows how good the other aspects have been,” said Hendricks, referring to the bullpen, the offense and Lester. “We have one guy (Lester) who has been carrying it, and the rest of us have been up and down.

“Surprising? Maybe. But as good as all those other parts have been, once we get rolling, that shows how good we can be.”

This game has produced a .468 batting average to the cubs. They showed the world how good they are when the overcame their 3-0 deficit in Tuesday’s win.

 

What’s been Going On In Boston Red Sox: Recent Updates on the Team

In a recent update, such reports about the first baseman Hanley Ramirez have been surfacing that he’s been involved in a drug trafficking case, however according to the Boston Globe Ramirez isn’t involved in any such case and rumors like he is been under federal investigation are baseless.

The repots says that a former friend of the player claimed to have dropping a box to Hanley Ramirez to avoid the police and on checking the box it contained fentanyl which he originally intended to transport from New York to Massachusetts. When the police contacted Ramirez the convicted person immediately altered his statement saying the player is not involved in this drug deal.

Ramirez is obviously not under any federal investigation and enjoying holidays with his family he also tweeted on the matter saying:

“I have been home enjoying my family. Not being on a team has been my choice. Grateful to those of you who resisted spreading the reckless, misleading reports”

We have found out from the attorney representing the arrested man that he belongs to Dominican Republic and has grew up along side with Ramirez that is why he tried using his name and obviously failed.

Due to their falling Defense Boston Red Sox had to face 7-2 defeat against Seattle Mariners. Going on in one after other games awhile back in which they had scored 23 runs and 36 hits the Red Sox fell vulnerable against Mariners and faced a 7-2 lose.

Here are some comments from Red Sox Members concerning the game:

Rodriguez commenting on his loose delivery:

“That’s my job, shutting them down as quick as I can,” said Rodriguez. “They scored one run and I tried to keep us in position to win the game and then I gave up five runs. I’ve got to turn the page and get ready for the next game.”

Then he pointed out some of his weaknesses saying:

“I would say today was just the command of my pitches,” Rodriguez said. “I missed with a lot of cutters and changeups over the plate and this is the big leagues. That’s going to happen.”

Alex Cora was expecting Mariners would be aggressive and he wanted Rodriguez to be sharp, but he couldn’t make it like that. Here’s what Alex Cora had to say after that:

“Just one of those nights. He went eight and you look back and we put some good swings and didn’t put up good at-bats sometimes – it was a tough night overall,” said Cora.

In another report from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, it seems Red Sox have a notable interest in first baseman and left fielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball, Mark Canha.

Canha is 29 years old and has hit .250/.322/.452 and is very good with lefties he has hit .969 with lefties and .634 against righties so far. Also, he has a record of 9 homeruns this season.

Boston Red Sox’ are in a great need of pitching defense and with five starters on DL Canha might just be what they need but he won’t come that easy he has been starting Oakland’s games since his season debut and is of great use to them. Bostons will need to do a lot to get him. Oakland is in search of starting pitching depth right but hopefully next few weeks will clear out what become of this guess made by Susan Slusser, if she is right about this trade rumor we will be seeing a whole better pitch defense from Red Sox.

Juan Soto’s Homers Gain Nationals The Bestest Victory In Their History Over Yankees In Yankee Stadium With A Score Of 5-4

Juan Soto performed two homers one to left and another to right which eventually caused Nationals victory of 5-4 over Yankees in the final series in Yankee Stadium.

After the game being postponed due to rain before when it continued again almost after a month it raised the curiosity of the viewers to much larger extent, the best part of the game without a doubt were Soto’s debut home runs of this season. He lifted the Nationals to 4-3 in his first innings and earned them an unforgettable win with 5-4. The homeruns were one to left and one to right both approximately ranging from 433 to 436 feet.

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Another name that comes to mind with a reference newbie is the Nationals 2014’s 1st round pick, Eric Fedde. He used his experience very well that he gained after playing against San Diego Padres in his 2018 debut last month.

Fedde had lost 6 hits and 3 runs during the game and it ended in a loss with 3-1 against Padres, but he did and felt much better this time around.

“I felt like today the game never got too quick for me. Just felt like much more in check of myself. I think that was the biggest thing. I think all my stuff was working really well today, so that helped,” Fedde said.

He started off this time with a 1-0 lead by the courtesy of Anthony Rendon’s sac fly RBI, but it couldn’t last long due to National’s catcher Spencer Kieboom’s defected throws Brett Gardner took the middle then the second and then third and after that Aaron judge scored a sac fly ending the results in 1-1.

After that Greg Byrd came in to put up with 1-1 slider that was left by Fedde and send a solo to the right giving Yankees another rise up to 2-1.

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Aaron Judge knockout a full-count curve off to the left field wall, with one out in the third inning and scored from third one later on a Giancarlo Stanton chopper which got by Anthony Rendon, 3-1.

Erick Fedde’s Line: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks, 2 HRs, 87 P, 55 S, 9/2 GO/FO.

Juan Soto was the one who put the Nationals to top by earning three runs in the fourth inning, right after the 12th pitch in the middle of fourth inning, Fedde gave up yet another home run to Yankee’s Second baseman Gleyber Torres on an 0-1 sinker which was his 12th in 2018.

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Gray’s Turn: Yankee’s attained starter from the Oakland A’s in a 3 for 1 trade in last July, Sonny Gray settled for 3.44 ERA and a .224/.295/.388 line in his last 6 outings after scoring a 6.67 ERA and a .289/.393/.412 line in his first six starts also he has 27 IP this season.

Gray was 1-0 behind in the night’s start then Adam Eaton came in and doubled on a line drive that hopped to the left center wall and later earned a score from the third base by one out on a sac fly from Anthony Rendon’s bat to the center field, 1-0.

Greg Bird’s Solo home run in the second inning and Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI Single got Yankees to lead with 3-1 but they soon were left behind by 4-3 in a half inning later in match by Juan Soto three run blast that caused Gray Byrd to give up against Soto’s 96 mph 1-0 fastball sent out to the right in the opposite direction causing his first home run from a right hander and overall 4th home run.

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Sonny Gray’s Line: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 89 P, 51, 7/1 GO/FO.

Letting out runners: the National’s Juan Soto was picked off first to end the second inning after Matt Adams got doubled off in second inning by Gleyber Torres liner off the Wilmer Difo’s bat in order to end the start of something when Matt Adams singled and Soto walked in his first two Abs.

After that Adam Eaton tried to prolongate a single into a double to the left but his misfortune that got thrown out in his first at bat in third inning.

In the National’s half of the third inning Trea Turner put down two singles but soon got brought down by the Yankee’s Right-handed Pitcher Sonny Gray.

After Adam Eaton’s Leading Single in the eighth inning, Michael A. Taylor proceeded as a pinch runner, he tried to steal second but got thrown out.

Juan Soto’s Homers: Juan Soto’s first three home runs in his career in Major Leagues were against lefties but this time he got the chance to go up against a righty. This Phenomenal 19-year-old person at arms threw a three-run blast against Sonny gray in his opposite direction on a speed of 96 mph 1-0 fastball at just the right distance to clear the fence.

He did it again in the seventh inning to bring the nationals back to the top after Yankees had managed get it to tie. He sent a single shot to right-center off Chase Shreve.

BULLPEN ACTION: Chase Shreve came in the sixth inning and retired to the side in order to bring Yankee’s on top nevertheless he did a great job at keeping the score at tie on 4-4.

Justin Miller came in the end of the sixth inning from the Nationals and took off to the side with a swift 14-pitch frame that earned him 10 scoreless innings at the mound during which he allowed only one hit while striking out 20 out of 31 batter he went up against.

Juan Soto then put a lot of effort to bring Nationals back on top throwing a fantastic hit on a 1-0 fastball from lefty Chasen Shreve in the start of the seventh inning after which Miller came back out and gave up a leadoff double to the right by Greg Byrd and was replaced by Sammy Solis on the mound two batters later.

Solis threw a rough pitch that in turn stirred Byrd to Third inning, then he fielded for 3rd out in the series when Brett Gardner hit a grounder back to the mound.

Ryan Madson came in the end of the eighth inning from Nationals right after David Robertson threw a scoreless in the top of the inning also he stranded two runners after putting two scores and one out on a walk to Didi Gregorius plus a single by Giancarlo Stanton.

Sean Doolittle came to the field in the ninth and retired to the side in order to find 17th save in 18 opportunities.

The game came to an end with final score of 5-4 with a win of the Washington Nationals over NY Yankees. Nationals are now at 37-28.

Dodgers Will Be Indorsing Caleb Ferguson In His MLB Debut In Pittsburgh

Dodgers will be started two of the three pitchers in their team this week’s PNC Park series who are making their debuts in major-league starts.

While four of their starting pitchers are already on the disabled list namely Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the dodger already had one of their best pitching starter Dennis Santana promoted this Friday in Denver. Dennis Santana came in on the second inning of the game and will soon be making his MLB debut as a starter against the pirates on following Thursday.

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Before this can happened, the Dodgers will be promoting their left-handed Caleb Ferguson for his Major League Debut this Wednesday. He will be joining the Dodgers on Tuesday and will be placed under practice squad until Wednesday. Ferguson is not a part of 40-man roster of Dodgers’ hence the team have to take measures in clearing a spot for him. This week’s promotion completes the dodgers upsurge for Ferguson was selected as a 38th pick from a collection of 40 in 2014’s draft.

Ferguson who is 21 years old have had his Tommy John Surgery back in high school when he was a senior, since then he has been committed to playing college baseball at West Virginia. The dodger though having been late still some how managed to convince him to sign with them.

Similar to Santana, Ferguson also started this season in Double-A and has made only two starts at the Triple-A.
Last year in the hitter-friendly California League, Ferguson made 9-4 with a 2.87 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 122-1/3 innings. This year he started in Double-A and made 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 10 starts. After being Promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Ferguson permitted two earned runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out 12 over two starts.

KEMP PRIVILEGED:

Matt Kemp’s unpredicted homecoming to Los Angeles remains to be a notable triumph.

Kemp has been chosen to be the National League Player of the Week for last week. During the Dodgers’ seven games, He made 9-21 with two doubles, 3 home runs, 6 runs scored and 8 RBIs.

This Weekly award contributes to be his 6th but first since August 2014.

Kemp came in this week as a breakthrough of the National League in batting (.344, second in the majors to Boston’s Mookie Betts), fourth in OPS (.949) and second in slugging percentage (.572). He is also tops the Dodgers in on-base percentage (.376), doubles (14), RBIs (33) and is tied with Max Muncy and Yasmani Grandal for the team lead in home runs (nine).

Chicago Cubs: Brandon Morrow Providing Loads of Compatibility To The Team

Though we see many highs and lows in the Chicago Cubs offense and starting pitching, one man in their team continues to be the source of their stability throughout the whole process.

When the Chicago Cubs signed Brandon Marrow this season, I was hoping for there was some secret agenda to that like you know something like utilizing Marrow as the late-inning Fireman similarly to the Dodgers when they were heading for the World Series last year, add a shutdown closer or maybe take back Wade Davis…

Brandon Morrow

Thank God it’s not me under the curtains, controlling everything.

Davis, by all means have marked an astounding three-year, $52 million contract plus a possibility for 2021. He’s definitely been nasty, obtaining 18 saves over the initial two months of the season. But in the time, he was good I still liked what I’ve gotten from Brandon Morrow even more.

He came into the view about 20 times for Joe Maddon, picking up 12 saves in full swing. In that time, he has missed just one opportunity that was back in early May. Other than that sole mistake, the hard-throwing right-hander has been completely equivalent to leading players at most of the games. You can get your cheap Chicago cubs tickets 2018 to  watch the game live in stadium. BBtix.com has all teams tickets and providing it in cheap price. Also checkout Boston Red Sox tickets cheap prices before your select your tickets.

On this Wednesday’s Final against Pittsburg the opposing team has .190 average in contrast to Morrow. At home, he has been mostly deadly, posting a 0.580 WHIP in 11 appearances. he has bank on absolute nasty mess including a heater that blows past hitters in triple digits both on Wrigley and at the curb.

I’ll say it once more, that its best that Cubs are positioning him in conducts close to Dodgers. Hypothetically speaking, if not anything else this will keep Marrow healthy until the last part of the game. And to give the credit his fellow relievers has done quite a job through their brilliant performances otherwise cubs might not have been able to have the luxury of their closer. Cubs pen carrying their weight.

The cubs signed in the contract for two years with Brain Duensing again and it has come to terms with great things for both parties. As a result of 24 appearances, the southpaw carries a 1.59 ERA, as good as corresponding reliever Pedro Strop.

Justin Hancock and Steve Cishek also joined in the team with sub-2.00 ERAs. That gives an immediate idea on how unfathomable this case has been. The two struggling relievers, using that term very lightly and further for comparing the names previously stated – are Justin Wilson and Carl Edwards. Both of whom, may I say, have inadequate foes to batting averages south of .200. So, similar to what I said, ‘struggling’ is a biased term if you actually need to get into the depth of the things. But that’s an extra story for another time.

At the end I would say that when Chicago brought Morrow into the team, they had forged a plot to use him and thankfully due to not just his utter supremacy but the deeds of his fellowmen from the team have benefit them without a doubt.

You can forget about Aroldis chapman and Wade Davis because it time for Brandon Morrow to come into the picture and he is getting on with that without creating much of any controversies.

Rangers Series Preview: Boston Red Sox

The Rangers are back to Texas for a seven-game home stand, which will be starting from a four game weekend series against Boston Red Sox. Mitch Moreland, who played for rangers a few years back is now at the top leading his Boston Red sox team with a 22-8 record.

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Following is a list of Pitching matchups in the game:

Thursday, May 3 at 8:05 PM David Price  vs. Mike Minor

The game one matchups Mike Minor and David Price. After a loss against Tampa and losing his command against Rays Price made one good start against Texas last year by tossing six shutout innings with nine strikeouts and two walks. last year Minor tossed 5 2⁄3 innings against Boston over four appearances and he allowed two runs on eight strikeouts and three walks. Seeing that red sox have been having troubles with lefties this match is ought to be interesting.

Friday, May 4 at 8:05 PM Rick Porcello vs. Bartolo Colon

Friday’s game is going to be a one hot game because the battle is between two wonderful players the best their teams have Rick Porcello and Bartolo Colon. Porcello’s overall performance last year been brilliant in fact he is getting better every second. On the other hand Colon been pitching from a Decade and this 45 year old player still got some guts.

Saturday, May 5 at 8:05 PM Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Cole Hamels

Eduardo Rodriguez will hopefully be making his first start on Saturday. He have had to miss 3 games already and with any luck that wont be the case this time. Cole Hamels will get the start for the Rangers who have been a trade target for years by Red Sox.

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Sunday, May 6 at 3:05 PM Chris Sale vs. Doug Fister

Sunday Afternoon’s Series Finale and the best match will see Chris Sale go face to face with former Red Sox team member Doug Fister. Sale is one of the best baseball pitchers and no less can be said for Fister. The game should be exciting considering both player fly through the motions.

High Chances for New York Yankees to win the World Series

Yankee’s recent game have earned them oddsmakers’ good side. According to Sport Experts they now are dominion over the label of World Series Favorites.

The Bombers’ title odds sit at 5-1, which were at 9-1 at the beginning of May and now have significantly fell, they were three games behind the Red Sox in the AL East at that time. The Astros — who held the shortest odds at the start of the month — are a close second at 11-2, with Boston holding at 13-2.

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This big change happened when Yankees started their month magnificently winning 10 out of 12 games in May which are 20 out of 23 in total.

The Yankees back to back fabulous performances and the high capacity bets was the reason for this change to occur.
“When we reopened our odds after the Giancarlo Stanton trade, the New York Yankees were listed as the favorites,” Kevin Bradley, Bovada’s sportsbook manager, told The Post. “They were soon passed by the defending champion Houston Astros as 15.94 percent of all bets were on them and our exposure lead us to move them back to the favorites. Now after a league’s best start by the Yankees, combined with the fact that 19.9 percent of all bets in the last 10 days have been on them, we have moved them back into the favorite spot.”

Melky Hits For Cycle, Moves Tony Fernandez Into Yankee Oblivion

My dad and I both hated it: for 14 years, every time they would talk about someone going for a cycle in a Yankees broadcast or had a trivia question about it on the radio, the answer was always Tony Fernandez. The Yankees signed Fernandez in 1995 to be a one-year stopgap until top prospect Derek Jeter was ready to man shortstop. Fernandez would be a 5-time All-Star who hit the Yankees really hard, but in his one year in the Bronx, he had his worst season in the Majors with a .245/.322/.346 line. The Yankees would go down in a painful ALDS loss to the Mariners and Fernandez would go down as one of my least favorite Yankees ever.

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Melky Cabrera changed that today. He became the 15th Yankee to hit for the cycle. Before Fernandez (9/3/95), the last six Yankees to hit for the cycle were Bobby Murcer (8/29/72), Mickey Mantle (7/23/57), Joe DiMaggio (5/20/48) and Joe Gordon (9/8/40). Amazingly, Bobby Murcer’s cycle only came with one RBI.

Melky’s today led to a big Yankees’ win. If you thought you were turning this game on to see a pitching duel, you were sorely mistaken. CC Sabathia was not great, but got the win. Mark Buehrle came off of his Major League record streak of 45-straight batters retired, and got hit hard by the Yankees.

But the biggest hitter of all was Melky Cabrera who got it started early with the 3-run home run and ended it late with a triple that led to a big insurance run. Melky had all of the Yankees extra base hits in the game. Melky said in his post-game interview with Kimberly Jones of YES that he would have gone for third even if he would have gotten out. That’s not really what you want to hear, but it was good to see how excited Melky was after the triple. He worked himself back into the starting lineup this season and has been hitting really well recently (.819 OPS in July).

This was a big win for the Yankees. They need to get back on a roll with Boston coming in to the Bronx this week. Hopefully this is the first step in that process.