Today in Sports: 5/28/17 Preview

MLB:

Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers host the Cubs in the final game of their three-game set. The Dodgers won the first two games of the series and will be looking to sweep the defending World Series champions. The Cubs will be starting Jon Lester, who has been one of the best pitchers of the last decade. He hasn’t lived up to expectations this season, but it’s likely only a matter of time before he finds his stride. The Dodgers are countering with future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw. Like Lester, he has been one of the best pitchers of the last decade. This game should be a low-scoring pitcher’s duel.

Today in Sports: 5/27/17 Review

MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays defeat Texas Rangers 3-1: The Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 3-1 in the second game of their three-game set. The Blue Jays have won each of the series’ first two games. Shin-Soo Choo started the scoring in the first inning when he hit a solo home run to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. Toronto responded in the fifth inning with a home run of their own. Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run to give Toronto the lead for good. Neither team would score a run outside of their home runs. These two teams will play the third and final game of the series tomorrow in Toronto.

Today in Sports: 5/27/17 Preview

MLB:

Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays host the Rangers in game two of their three-game set. The Blue Jays won the first game by a score of 7-6. The Rangers will be starting Yu Darvish, who will try to help end their four game losing streak. Darvish is 5-2 with a stellar 2.83 ERA. The Blue Jays will be countering with Marco Estrada. Estrada is 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA. With both of these starters pitching at a high level this season, the team that scores the first run will be heavy favorites to win the game.

Today in Sports: 5/26/17 Review

MLB:

Atlanta Braves defeat San Francisco Giants 2-0: The Braves defeated the Giants in the first game of their three-game set. Both Jaime Garcia and Matt Cain pitched well enough to win. Garcia pitched 6.2 innings without giving up a run. The bullpen finished off the final 2.1 innings without giving up a hit. Cain gave up 2 runs in 7 innings. Garcia helped his own cause by knocking in both runs with an RBI single. The second run scored on a throwing error by left fielder Brandon Belt. These two teams will play game two of the series tomorrow in San Francisco.

Today in Sports: 5/26/17 Preview

MLB:

Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants: The Giants host the Braves in game one of their three-game set. The Giants are starting Matt Cain. He has a 3-2 record with a 4.91 ERA. Cain hasn’t been his usual self this year, but he still has the ability to dominate any opposing lineup. The Braves are countering with Jaime Garcia. He is 1-3 with a 4.07 ERA. Garcia will try to shake off his slow start to the season in this game. Both teams are underachieving this season, so it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top.

Today in Sports: 5/24/17 Review

MLB:

Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers 9-4: The Red Sox defeated the Rangers in the second game of their three-game set. The Red Sox clinched the series by winning the series’ first two games. The Red Sox scored the first run of the game in the third inning on an RBI single by Mookie Betts. The Rangers tied the game in the fourth inning and took the lead in the fifth by scoring two runs. Boston put the game out of reach in the seventh inning by scoring seven runs. These two teams will play the final game of the series on Thursday in Boston.

St. Louis Cardinals defeat Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1: The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers in the second game of their three-game set. With each team winning a game in the series, the third game will be the rubber match. The Cardinals scored the first six runs of the game before the Dodgers answered with a run in the seventh inning. But it was too little, too late. The Cardinals were able to shut the Dodgers down in the eighth and ninth innings to claim the victory. These two teams will play the final game of the series on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Today in Sports: 5/24/17 Preview

MLB:

Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox host the Rangers in the second game of their three-game set. Boston won the first game in the series by a score of 11-6. Chris Sale is starting for the Red Sox. He has a 4-2 record with a stellar 2.19 ERA. The Rangers are countering with Martin Perez. He has a 2-5 record with a solid 3.71 ERA. The Red Sox are favored in this game due to Chris Sale being on the mound. He’s one of the best pitchers in the American League.

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers host the Cardinals in the second game of their three-game set. The Dodgers were victories in last night’s game after scoring a walk-off run in the 13th inning. Mike Leake is starting for the Cardinals. He has a 4-2 record with a stellar 2.03 ERA. The Dodgers are countering with Rich Hill. He has a 1-1 record with a stellar 2.77 ERA. The Dodgers are slight favorites in this game, which will likely be a pitcher’s duel.