Feb 29, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) looks on in the dugout at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons talks about why he didn’t have Roberto Osuna in to close out the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning. PLAYERS:John Gibbons, Roberto Osuna TEAMS:Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals
If veteran Mets want to remain with the club beyond the July 31 trade deadline -- and we now know where Asdrubal Cabrera stands on that issue -- they're officially on the clock to turn the season around, Sandy Alderson all but acknowledged Friday. "We have to be realistic about where we are in the division race, realistic about where we are in the wild card," Alderson told reporters before the Mets produced 20 hits and beat the Giants, 11-4. If the Mets want inspiration, they can look to their 2015 World Series opponent. SNY's Gary Cohen noted during Friday's telecast that the Royals also hit a low-water mark of 10 games under .500 earlier this season. In fact, Kansas City was eight games under
The Baltimore Orioles' pitching has been so horrific in June, they tied a dubious mark for ineptitude that has stood for almost a century, while the Washington Nationals and the Kansas City Royals both claimed walk-off victories. On Friday, Baltimore's hurlers gave up 11 hits, allowed eight walks and three home runs in a 15-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez struggled mightily, yielding nine earned runs before getting the hook in less than three innings.