For those fans of pure playoff chaos, the masochists who derive extreme pleasure out of the idea of a seven-way tie for one playoff spot, you, like the rest of the contenders this time of year, have a magic number: 81. Once the contenders for the second wild-card spot in the American League start exceeding 81 wins, the dreams of anarchy go with it. The idea of the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles ending up in one giant morass of mediocrity is delicious, if altogether unrealistic.
In case you haven’t noticed, Aaron Judge appears to be back. The New York Yankees slugger, who suffered a terrible post-All-Star slump, has hit five homers in his past eight games after a first-inning blast Monday night at Yankees Stadium against the Minnesota Twins. Aaron Judge (left) and Gary Sanchez celebrate Judge’s homer Monday night.
The Chicago Cubs completed a clutch sweep of division rivals the St Louis Cardinals in MLB on Sunday.The Cubs beat the Cardinals 4-3 to seal a three-game sweep and take complete control of the National League (NL) Central."We got beat this series. They