The Chicago Cubs probably consider themselves lucky they play in one of the weakest divisions in baseball. The Cubs lost three straight to Atlanta and Pittsburgh before righting the ship with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.
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In the last series of the regular season between these arch rivals, first blood went to the New York Yankees in a 6-2 victory. CC Sabathia did what he’s done all year for New York and that is dominate Boston.
Boston Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a narrow 6-5 win at Toronto on Monday and will look to build on that on Tuesday. Prior to this dip, the Red Sox had been on a 16-4 tear to create a 5.5 game cushion in the AL East.
The Cleveland Indians are rounding into shape as the baseball season heads into the home stretch. They are 16-9 in August punctuated by an incredible sweep this weekend of the Royals where they outscored them 20-0.
It has not been a good month for the Kansas City Royals. They stormed out of the gate to start the second half of the season, going 11-5 which brought them neck and neck with the Cleveland Indians heading into August.
The New York Yankees once again fought the Boston Red Sox tooth and nail and for the second weekend in a row came out on the losing end of a three-game series.
The New York Yankees came into Friday night’s game with Boston winners of four straight games. But when your opponent is a Mets team that recently traded away two of their best offensive players in Jay Bruce and Neil Walker it’s hard to know what to make of those wins.
Last weekend the New York Yankees hosted Boston Red Sox and dropped two out of three games. That includes a tough 3-2 loss in the series finale where Boston tied it up in the ninth and won it in the tenth off of closer Aroldis Chapman.
Boston Red Sox evened their weekend series with New York on Saturday with a comfortable 10-5 win in the Bronx. The Yankees took game one with a five run eighth inning that erased a 3-0 lead, but there would be no comeback in game two.
Kansas City Royals has been slumping in the last ten days. It has put a major dent in their momentum after they were seven games above .500 on July 30th. They are just 2-7 since then heading into Wednesday’s games.