It may have taken until late August, but the New York Mets have finally received some positive injury news. A day after the club said Steven Matz would undergo arm surgery, the team announced third baseman David Wright would play in a minor-league game. The news comes as a huge shock, as Wright hasn’t played in a professional game since last May due to a number of injuries.
Tuesday brings us an extra-full slate of 16 MLB games thanks to a doubleheader in Philadelphia. Here is our latest look at the SportsLine projected postseason odds and here is a look at 10 "early season" storylines for the second half. Now, here's everything else you need to know about Tuesday's action. Tuesday's scores Miami Marlins 12, Philadelphia Phillies 8, Game 1 (box score) Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (box score) Oakland Athletics 6, Baltimore Orioles 4 (box score) Arizona Diamondbacks 7, New York Mets 4 (box score) Boston Red Sox 9, Cleveland Indians 1 (box score) Chicago Cubs 13, Cincinnati Reds 9 (box score) New York Yankees 13, Detroit Tigers 4 (box score) Tampa
When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year, they ended the longest championship drought in North American Sports — 108 years. Now that the Cubs drought is over, which team has now gone the longest without a championship? The answer can be tricky. If we look just at franchises, the honor goes to the NFL's Cardinals, who have not won a championship since 1947. However, that title was won in Chicago and the team has only been in Arizona since 1988 (with a stop in St. Louis in between). It doesn't seem fair to say Arizona Cardinals fans have suffered the longest. Instead, let's look at which fan bases have suffered without a title the longest. In that case, the title goes to the fans of