Getting swept by the AL West cellar dwellers in Oakland is not the second half start envisioned by the Cleveland Indians. But the offense is still on holiday after being outscored 17-6 over the three-game series.
It’s quite possible that no team needed a break more than the New York Yankees. It must be hard having the spotlight shining so brightly on you all of the time, especially when there are so many young players being counted on to carry the torch.
The Gold Cup is getting ready to shift into the knockout stage next week with teams playing their final group games this weekend. In Group B Panama and the USA tied last week and won their follow up games by one goal.
An intriguing pitching battle awaits as the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals get set to face off Saturday night. These are two teams that figure to be battling each other and about six others for the two wild card spots.
Minnesota Twins starts the second half of their season with a trip to Houston. The Astros are currently holding down the best record in the American League after an incredible first half.
Mexico and Jamaica were the two finalists in the 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Jamaicans upset the Americans to make it to the final, but they were no match for El Tri and lost soundly 3-1.
The USA are the hosts of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and are set to meet the French Caribbean island of Martinique on Wednesday night. The game takes place at 9pm ET in Tampa Florida.
Canada and Costa Rica are in arguably the toughest group of the 12-team CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada has not had a lot of success in recent years in the tournament as they haven’t advanced out of the group stage since 2009.
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are the two most exciting home run hitters in the game. Cody Bellinger hasn’t stopped hitting homers since his late April call-up. Gary Sanchez’ record breaking home run hitting as a rookie last August won’t soon be forgotten.
It’s been all Cleveland Indians so far in the opening two games of this three-game set with Detroit Tigers. The Indians have outscored the Tigers 15-2 and will be looking for the sweep with their best pitcher taking the mound Sunday night.