Chicago Cubs fans celebrate after game seven of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians outside of Wrigley Field. Cubs won 8-7. Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports It has been nearly nine months since the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year championship drought with a thrilling victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 on Nov. 2 to claim a World Series title. And now, based purely on anecdotal evidence, some in the Chicago medical community believe some Cubs-loving couples celebrated the championship in their own private way. And that has resulted in what is being referred to as a Cubs World Series baby boom. A report from the Chicago Tribune suggests area hospitals are experiencing a significant
Trevor Bauer pitched a season-high eight innings, Francisco Lindor singled to break a tie in the seventh and the Cleveland Indians won their seventh straight game Thursday with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Cleveland is on its longest winning streak of the season and is a season-high 10 games over .500. The Indians completed a 7-0 homestand. Bauer (9-8) is 4-0 in five career starts against the Angels. He struck out six and allowed seven hits. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 18th save. JC Ramirez (9-9) took the loss. Bauer worked out of a jam in the seventh that began with runners on second and third and no out. Lindor's two-out single off Ramirez scored Brandon Guyer, who drew
The Houston Astros might be among the more active teams ahead of Monday's trade deadline. No first-place team in baseball has a more comfortable lead than Houston, who are ahead of the Seattle Mariners by 17 games, but the Astros could probably use another starter to strengthen their chances in October. After 100 games, the Astros are a respectable No. 7 in earned-run average (3.98), but bolstering the rotation could be crucial in the final two months of the regular season and into the postseason as starters have battled inconsistency and injuries.