Lynn, Abreu lift White Sox over Tigers for 5th straight win

Lance Lynn pitched one-run ball over five innings, José Abreu homered and drove in four runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 Friday night for their fifth straight win. Tim Anderson added four hits for the AL Central champions as they prepare for next week’s Division Series against the Houston Astros. … More Lynn, Abreu lift White Sox over Tigers for 5th straight win

Heyward’s walk-off HR in 10th gives Cubs 4-1 win over Reds

Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Ian Happ homered for the third straight game, extending his hitting streak to a career-high nine games to help the … More Heyward’s walk-off HR in 10th gives Cubs 4-1 win over Reds

Cubs beat Pirates 6-5 on Difo error in 11th

Sergio Alcántara scampered home when second baseman Wilmer Difo mishandled a popup in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ homered for Chicago, and Alcántara logged the first three-hit game of his career. Codi Heuer (6-2) got … More Cubs beat Pirates 6-5 on Difo error in 11th

Olson, Chapman rally Athletics to 5-4 win over White Sox

Matt Olson slugged a go-ahead two-run homer, Matt Chapman added a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Thursday. Sean Murphy also homered as the A’s avoided a sweep in their four-game series with AL Central-leading Chicago. Oakland ended a four-game skid and maintained its grip on … More Olson, Chapman rally Athletics to 5-4 win over White Sox

Kepler, Polanco power Twins past AL Central-leading Chicago

Max Kepler homered for a second straight game, Jorge Polanco also went deep, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Twins beat the AL Central leaders for just the fourth time in 16 games. They bounced back after Chicago rallied late to win Tuesday’s game and came out … More Kepler, Polanco power Twins past AL Central-leading Chicago

The Indians Must Determine How Long Jake Bauers Has to Prove Himself

The Cleveland Indians’ first base opening was never as up for grabs as initially portrayed. It might’ve been, had Jake Bauers not been fresh out of minor league options. But the 25-year-old would’ve been released had he not landed on Cleveland’s opening day roster, providing him an insurmountable edge over prospect Bobby Bradley. This essentially … More The Indians Must Determine How Long Jake Bauers Has to Prove Himself