5 Things: Fernandez Tragedy Overshadows Postseason RacesThree teams are fighting for two playoff spots in the National League, while realistically only three teams are fighting for two playoffs spots in the American League. Who says the wild card isn’t good for baseball? But the big news in baseball right now is the tragedy in Miami.
5 Things: A’s KO The Champs While Red Sox Bury YankeesTwo aspiring American League playoff teams suffered four-game sweeps last week, and in the National League, the San Francisco Giants continued their freefall down the standings. But that’s not all that happened last week in Major League Baseball, of course.
5 Things: Boston And New York Both Celebrate Impressive MLB AccomplishmentsBoston and New York have a rivalry in the sports world no other two cities can match (sorry, L.A. and S.F.!), and last week in Major League Baseball, both cities got to celebrate some sports history. In Boston, one-time American League Most Valuable Player Dustin Pedroia strung together 11 hits in a row to almost match the all-time record, while in the Bronx, rookie catcher Gary Sanchez set a record by becoming the fastest player to hit his first 11 home runs in history. Oh, what a week in MLB!
Short but Sweet; The Grant Napear Show 8/4In the first and only hour of the show Grant spoke about Russell Westbrook extending his deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, plus a bit of preview on how he see's Team USA fairing in their opening game vs China. That plus more on the Grant Napear show, heard daily 3-7 PM only on KHTK Sports 1140.
5 Things: Big Comebacks, Motown Perfection And A Triple PlayThe week leading up to the Major League Baseball non-waivers trade deadline was as wild as any other week of the season, but every moment seems more magnified as the 2016 regular season enters its final third. There was no shortage of amazing baseball last week, starting with big comebacks and a fun triple play.
5 Things: A Week Of Walk-Off Wins In MLBEverywhere Major League Baseball fans turned last week, a team was winning a game with a walk-off plate appearance. The Chicago White Sox won two games via the walk off last week, yet they also lost two games via the walk off. The Oakland Athletics won two straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the Coliseum, that means pies in the face for the player that just won the game. The St. Louis Cardinals won a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a walk-off home run this week, too.
Cain Knocked Out Early In 1st Start Back; Giants Fall To SoxCain gave up three homers in just 2 1/3 innings - two of them to Hanley Ramirez - as the Boston Red Sox completed a two-game interleague sweep over San Francisco, 11-7.
Boston Shuts Out Giants 4-0Brock Holt hit a solo homer off Peavy in the third, then David Ortiz hit a three-run shot in the fourth and Boston beat San Francisco 4-0.
5 Things: Midwest And West Coast Baseball Is Where It's AtWith just one week to go before the 2016 Midsummer Classic, the Major League Baseball action just gets better and better. Last week, we saw history from a Chicago Cubs third baseman, while the Oakland Athletics demonstrated they're still the dominant Bay Area baseball franchise. Teams in Cleveland and Detroit put together big win streaks, while a San Diego Padres outfielder became a one-man show—and the Los Angeles Angels scored three touchdowns in Fenway Park.
5 Things: Springer Into Summer, Cleveland Wins And Tampa Bay LossesEvery week of MLB action has special moments, and some are historic. Teams win, and teams lose—and baseball fans all over the country watch with fascination and horror at what unfolds on the big diamond. Last week, for example, Cleveland couldn't lose, and Tampa Bay couldn't win. A player named Springer had a huge inning to get summer rolling, and the New York Yankees kind of remembered they're the New York Yankees.
Williamson's First Career Home Run Leads Giants Past SoxSan Francisco Giants beat David Price and the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night to split the quick two-game series.
Bogaerts' Single Helps Red Sox Beat Giants In 10thThe Boston Red Sox snapped the San Francisco Giants' five-game home winning streak with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.