When the results of the 2016 AL Cy Young voting came back, SI cover model Kate Upton was less than pleased. She embarked on a profanity laced tirade, questioning the legitimacy of the system that awarded Rick Porcello the Cy Young, over her husband Justin Verlander.
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Big Papi’s farewell tour came to an abrupt halt, as the Red Sox were unable to complete the comeback and keep their season alive. The Indians advanced to the ALDS, with a sweep of Boston.
Brandon Guyer’s RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd was all the run support that Corey Kluber would need as Kluber pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven.
Although the game featured six homers, it was a single by Jason Kipnis in the fifth inning that turned out to be the difference in the ball-game as the Indians hung on by a 5-4 score.
David Ortiz has been given a lot of farewell gifts during his last season in the bigs, but the one given by the Baltimore Orioles is the best yet.
In one of the bigger shocks of the day, Major League Baseball has suspended San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay. Ken Rosenthal reported that it might be related to the trade Preller made with the Boston Red Sox involving pitcher Drew Pomeranz.
Here’s the pitch: the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals are facing off in the World Series, which begins on Wednesday, October 23rd. Each team finished with a record of 97-65, tied for best in baseball. Who is going to win this seemingly even matchup?