For the third straight year, the Cubs' season could hinge on an important series with the San Francisco Giants. In August of 2015, the Cubs swept the Giants in a four-game set at Wrigley Field and they built off that momentum to win 97 games and make it all the way to the National League Championship Series. Last fall, the Cubs rallied to beat the Giants in an epic comeback in Game 4 of the NLDS, essentially winning the World Series in that game, by Joe Maddon's opinion. The 2017 Cubs have spent all year hovering around .500 before winning three of four against the Giants this week at Wrigley, looking more and more like the defending champs. Thursday's 5-1 win over the Giants was the icing on
Yasmani Grandal has been one of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ hottest hitters in recent weeks. You might not have guessed that though based on his first plate appearance Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. In fact, the switch-hitting catcher looked like a complete baseball novice when he stepped in as a left-handed hitter against Cardinals right-handed pitcher Mike Leake while sporting the wrong batting helmet.
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