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: Strange Highs And Curious Lows For Brandon Crawford And The San Francisco GiantsThere's never a dull moment in Major League Baseball, of course, but some weeks are more volatile than others. Nothing illustrates this better than the seven-day stretch the San Francisco Giants just went through. Last Monday, shortstop Brandon Crawford set a record with seven hits in one game, but by Sunday, the team's bullpen had wasted all the momentum generated earlier in the week. In other big news, Texas first baseman Prince Fielder announced his playing days were over due to injury concerns, and Alex Rodriguez played his final MLB game.
5 Things: A-Rod And Teixeira Saying Goodbye, While Ichiro Makes More HistoryThe Chicago Cubs had another perfect week thanks to another ninth-inning comeback, but the big headlines in Major League Baseball last week came from the Bronx and the Rocky Mountains. Both Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira said their goodbyes to the New York Yankees, albeit in different ways. Meanwhile, Ichiro Suzuki capped a Hall of Fame career with his 3,000th hit in Denver, an amazing accomplishment considering he didn't join MLB until he was 26 years old.
Hendricks' Latest Gem Helps Cubs Complete Sweep Of A'sKyle Hendricks pitched into the eighth inning for his fifth win since June and the Chicago Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
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.
Giants On List Of Teams Interested In Athletics' Josh ReddickHis above average fielding, with the power he provides at the plate, could make him a valuable piece for any team in a playoff race.
MLB 5 Things: Cubs Down, Giants UpFor all the noise about the Chicago Cubs this season, it's now the San Francisco Giants with the best record in baseball. Of course, that doesn't mean anything come October, as the Giants well know: Each of their last three World Series titles have come when they did not have the best record in the National League.
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: The Giants Roll, The Rangers Roam Free, And The Blue Jays Just Bomb Home RunsOut in the National League West, the San Francisco Giants continue to dominate their easy schedule, while the Texas Rangers are doing the same in the American League West. Are these two division races over already?
Hall of Fame Thursday; The Drive - 6/9/16Listen as a star studded, all hall of fame guest list joins the show to give their thoughts on the late great Muhammad Ali before his funeral services tomorrow. Boxing legend Larry Merchant, gives his fondest memories of the former champ and Sacramento Kings assistant coach Nancy Lieberman tells chilling stories of her friendship over the years with Muhammad. Plus, Dave, Kayte and Nate recap game 3 of the NBA Finals and how the Cavs came back to win at home. All that and more, on the all new morning show, The Drive heard only on Sports 1140 KHTK! Daily 6-9 AM
Bumgarner Throws Gem, Gets RBI In Giants' 1-0 Win Over CubsMadison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night.
The Grant Napear Show - 5/20/16The Friday edition of the Grant Napear Show on Sports 1140 KHTK.