AL East Division
Trevor Bauer moved a little closer to pitching in the postseason, throwing 40 pitches off the mound inside an empty Progressive Field on Saturday. Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and earned his major league-leading 19th win, guiding the Tampa Bay Rays past the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.
Plus, Paul Hembekides drops by for Hembo Knows with a surprise guest Sorry, but we can do better. From classics revisited to powerhouse showdowns, we look at the best -- and worst -- Fall Classic possibilities. Josh Donaldson went hitless in in Cleveland debut, Edwin Encarnacion reached 30 homers for the seventh straight season and the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Indians have decided to skip ace Corey Kluber's weekend turn in the rotation as they prepare their pitching rotation for the playoffs. Josh Donaldson made his Indians debut on Tuesday against the Rays, going 0-for-4 in his first game since May The Rays beat the Indians on Ji-Man Choi's dramatic two-out walk-off home run which included one of the best home run trots of the season.
The Indians are The Rays are The Indians, however, are three games under. The Rays have been an amazing story in the second half. They're just in the wrong division. Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer off Brad Hand with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians on Monday night to set a team record with their 12th straight victory at home. The circumstances of the Indians' waiver deadline acquisition of star third baseman Josh Donaldson has drawn the ire of multiple teams, including the Red Sox and Yankees, according to a report by The Athletic.
Boston should reach wins this week, but after the defending world champs cut them down to size, all bets are off. Blue Jays right fielder Randal Grichuk was injured in a bizarre collision with a security guard's chair, and replacement Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. He's glad the Indians will no longer include the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms next season.
It will be his first career appearance at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Sampson will be making his second career start for the Rangers after going with a 3. In his first start, he allowed one earned run over five innings against the Angels. The year-old is with a 3. Valdez will make his fifth start since replacing the injured Lance McCullers Jr.
The left-hander struggled in his last outing, a no-decision at Detroit, allowing four earned runs, five hits and four walks over four innings. Hendricks allowed two runs over five innings in his most recent outing, and he has been solid in his last five starts, posting a 1.
In his lone start vs. In eight starts since Aug. He has faced the Cubs seven times six starts in his career, compiling a record and a 3. Gray was stellar in his first nine starts after returning from a stint in Triple-A. But in his last two, he has lasted just four innings. He needs greater efficiency. Ryu has been especially sharp at Dodger Stadium, where he is with a 1. He is with a 5. Left-handed batters are hitting.
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