The 29 year old outfielder batted .303 with 22 HR and 68 RBI for the Tigers last year, despite missing nearly two months, but the front office is seemingly reluctant to hand out extensions at this point – especially considering that Martinez’s next contract could be well into 9 figures.
As the Los Angeles Dodgers take the field at Chavez Ravine today, they will have a special guest in attendance. Vin Scully, who broadcasted Dodger games for 67 years makes his return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since his retirement.
The Cubs took advantage of shaky defense and used the long ball en-route to a 10-2 thrashing of the Dodgers.
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The Cleveland pitching staff combined for their second shutout of the series, allowing just six hits and no walks.
Rich Hill threw six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, while the bullpen combined for three innings of shutout ball.
Toronto became the first team since 2004 to win a game after falling behind 0-3 in a series. The previous nine times that happened, the trailing team was swept.
The Indians are one win away from the AL pennant and their first World Series appearance since 1997. Despite losing starting pitcher Trevor Bauer after just 0.2 innings, the Cleveland Bullpen performed admirably, holding one of the most potent offenses in the league to just two runs.
So much has been made about Clayton Kershaw’s inability to match his regular season success in the post-season. Tonight, Clayton shut down the haters. Kershaw pitched seven innings, allowing just two hits and one walk before giving way to Kenley Jansen who recorded the six-out save, striking out four.
Nobody could have guessed that two teams ranked in the top 10 in runs scored during the regular season would have combined for only five runs through two games, but that’s the magic of the post-season.