Masterful Webb pitches Giants past Dodgers in playoff opener
Logan Webb struck out 10 pitching masterfully in his postseason debut, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that held up, and the 107-win San Francisco Giants blanked the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 in the opener of their NL Division Series.
Bryant's sacrifice fly lifts Giants to win No 104
Alex Wood and three relievers combined for a four-hitter for San Francisco, Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly and the Giants reached 104 wins for the first time since 1905 by beating the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Wednesday night. Manager Gabe Kapler’s ballclub joined the 1945-46 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to follow a losing season with 104 victories. With four games left, the Giants have a chance to break the franchise wins record of 106 set by the 1904 New York Giants.news.yahoo.com
Buster Posey's 18th homer helps Giants to ninth straight win
Buster Posey homered in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth.
Brewers knock Giants from top spot in NL, win fourth in row
Jace Peterson hit a go-ahead single in the seventh, Lorenzo Cain homered for a second straight game and the Milwaukee Brewers knocked the San Francisco Giants out of the top spot in the National League for the first time in more than three months.
Burnes pitches Brewers by Giants in matchup of NL contenders
Kris Bryant left the Chicago Cubs and NL Central late last month figuring he had seen about enough of Corbin Burnes. Burnes struck out nine while tossing scoreless ball into the seventh and singled home a run to help his winning cause, pitching the Brewers by San Francisco 3-1 on Monday night in a matchup of National League contenders.news.yahoo.com
New Yankee Anthony Rizzo takes shot at Cubs’ Jed Hoyer for deadline trades
No one had a more hectic trade deadline than Chicago Cubs president Jed Hoyer. Rizzo, Bryant and Baez were core players who helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series. But all three are slated to be free agents after this season, and Hoyer didn’t want to see them walk without getting anything more than draft pick compensation. I don’t know why guys didn’t want to sign. I don’t know why guys didn’t want to even counteroffer, often times.”Rizzo was asked about Hoyer’s comments Tuesday on “The Kap and J.mlive.com
DeGrom pulled with shoulder issue from Mets' 6-3 win vs Cubs
Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with right shoulder soreness, but the New York Mets bullpen stepped up to finish a three-hitter in a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Skubal hit around by Cubs as Tigers drop series opener, 4-2
The rookie left-hander was hit hard and took his sixth loss of the season without a win, as the Cubs opened the three-game interleague set at Comerica Park with a 4-2 win. The loss snapped the Tigers’ four-game winning streak.detroitnews.com
MLB arbitration deadline roundup: Betts, Bryant, Lindor and more reportedly lock in new deals
There isn't much variation among player salaries in the first several years. MLB players are no longer eligible for arbitration once they hit six years in the Major Leagues and become free agents. Betts and the Boston Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $27 million deal ahead of the deadline, according to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan. There were reports that Indians shortstop Lindor also reached a $17.5 million deal, according to MLB.com. If a settlement has not been reached by the deadline, then each player and the Yankees will face arbitration hearings.cnbc.com