Houston Astros Favored to Win World Series as Division Series’ Begin

The Major League Baseball postseason is underway as both wildcard games have been played and division series play opens on Thursday. The Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays won their wildcard game in each league and move on to the next round. Odds makers have made the Houston Astros the favorite to win the World Series this year and are +210 on most sportsbooks. The Astros are closely followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers at +275, New York Yankees at +425, Atlanta Braves at +900 and the Washington Nationals at +1000 to round at … [Read entire story]

Brewers Lose Christian Yelich with Fractured Kneecap

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Monday. However, they lost their top hitter Christian Yelich after the slugger fractured his right kneecap. The extent of Yelich’s injury was announced by the Brewers following their win over Miami. General manager David Stearns told the media that Christian Yelich will return on Wednesday to Milwaukee. He will have additional tests and at this time it is unknown whether surgery is needed. Yelich, who is 27, was injured during the top half of the first inning. The incident occured after fouling off a pitch … [Read entire story]

Chris Sale Not Expected to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Boston Red sox lefthander Chris Sale will not play for the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury. The issue is in his left Elbow. A second opinion made by Dr. James Andrews that confirmed a prior diagnosis of inflammation. However, it is expected that Sale will not need Tommy John surgery. On Monday, Chris Sale met with Andrews in Florida. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection, said… [Read entire story]

Bo Bichette Sets MLB Record with Double in Ninth Straight

Bo Bichette can hit. The 21-year old rookie for the Toronto Blue Jays does not even have 50 at-bats in the majors but is already in the record books. Bo Bichette is the son of former Colorado Rockies player Dante Bichette. He set his record on Thursday night at home in a loss to the New York Yankees when he doubled in his ninth straight game. Thursday’s game was just the 11th of Bichette’s career in the majors. Want $250 to bet on… [Read entire story]

Yankees Break MLB Home Run Mark Versus Orioles

The New York Yankees are doing a job on the Baltimore Orioles his season. On Wednesday at Camden Yards, the Yankees hit five more home runs off Baltimore pitching in their 14-2 win. The Yankees now have hit 53 home runs against the Orioles. As well as that, they broke the Major League Baseball record for most homers by a team against one opponent during in a single season. Want $250 to bet on MLB? Sign up now! The 49th home run, which broke the record, came during the fifth off the bat of Gio Urshela. The two-run shot… [Read entire story]

Indians trade for Yasiel Puig, send Trevor Bauer to Reds

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He’s part of a deal that sends Yasiel Puig in the opposite direction, and both teams confirmed the news on Wednesday. Trevor Bauer angered Indians manager Terry Francona on Sunday after hurling a baseball over center field in frustration. As a result, he joins the Reds after six years in Cleveland. GOOD MORNING. We… [Read entire story]

Houston Astros Co-Favorites to Win World Series After Acquiring Greinke

Of all the moves made on Wednesday’s trade deadline, the biggest was pulled off by the Houston Astros. Houston acquired Arizona Diamondbacks’ veteran right-hander Zack Greinke in exchange for four prospects. Greinke becomes part of the Astros rotation with Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Greinke this season with Arizona is 10-4 with an ERA of 2.90 across 23 starts. Over his 16-year career in MLB, Greinke is 197-122 with an ERA of 3.36. Greinke pitched Wednesday for Arizona against the Yankees, striking out seven over five innings. However, he left the park… [Read entire story]

Astros Rookie Yordan Alvarez Sets RBI Record

On Monday, Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez hit a home run and drove in two runs in an 11-1 victory over American League West rival the Oakland A’s. The rookie became the first player to accumulate 35 RBIs in just his first 30 games in the majors since runs batted in were considered an official stat beginning in 1920. Alvarez, who is 22, passed the 34 RBIs that Albert Pujols had during his first 30 games in 2001 while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Through his interpreter, Alvarez said he was grateful to have set the record. Want $250 to bet on MLB? Sign… [Read entire story]

Mastermind in David Ortiz shooting arrested in the Dominican Republic

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Police in the Dominican Republic said Friday they arrested the mastermind behind the June 9 shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. Per the Associated Press, Victor Hugo Gomez was taken into custody by Dominican authorities. Jean Alain Rodriguez Sanchez, the Dominican Republic attorney general, said Gomez orchestrated… [Read entire story]

Yankees Set MLB Record with Home Run in 28th Straight Game

The New York Yankees wasted little time in setting a new major league record for consecutive games hitting a home run. New York’s DJ LeMahieu lead off with a home run off Toronto Blue Jays’ Clayton Richards in the first inning at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night giving the Yankees at least one home run … [Read entire story]

Manny Machado Will Appeal Suspension and Fine

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado denied that he touched umpire Bill Welke after Welke ejected him for arguing balls and strike on Saturday. The Padres star said he would appeal his fine and one-game suspension. Machado said prior to Monday’s game against Milwaukee that he has never seen a player or coach suspended for arguing balls and strikes. MLB announced the punishment that chief baseball officer Joe Torre imposed was for making contact and … [Read entire story]

Phillies Acquire Jay Bruce From Mariners

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies announced they had acquired Jay Bruce from the Seattle Mariners. The Phillies sent minor league player Jake Scheiner and cash considerations for the former All-Star outfielder. Bruce’s salary is $13 million per season and ends after the end of the 2020 season. For the remainder of the season Bruce will earn $8.317 million. Bruce’s current three-year contract was signed in 2018 while with the New York Mets and the Mets are responsible for the second half of Bruce’s signing bonus of $3 million to be paid January 31, 2020. Bruce, who is 32, is currently hitting just .212 … [Read entire story]

Reds Hit Three Straight Home Runs on Three Pitches

The Cincinnati Reds teed off on San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija in Sunday’s game as Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich each hit home run on three straight pitches by the right-hander. Suarez hit a two-run homer after Joey Votto opened the inning with a leadoff single. Suarez’s home run just made it over the right-field wall. Winker and Dietrich then… [Read entire story]

Vlad Jr. to Make MLB Debut with Blue Jays on Friday

One of baseball’s top prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be called up on Friday by the Toronto Blue Jays and make his debut in the majors said Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. Guerrero, who is 20, plays third base and is the son of Vladimir Guerrero, who is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The young Guerrero has been considered by most as the No. 1 or No. 2 prospect in baseball. Montoyo said he is happy and excited for Guerrero and glad the moment has finally come after so much talk about Guerrero’s … [Read entire story]

Christian Yelich Off to Hot Start for Brewers

Any baseball fan can see that Christian Yelich the star outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers has started the defense of his National League MVP award in on a big note. On Sunday, Yelich did not waste any time displaying his talents as he tied a major league record in his first trip to the plate in the first inning but hitting a home run off St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha to … [Read entire story]

St. Louis Cardinals Reach Agreement on Extension with Paul Goldschmidt

The St. Louis Cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt the All-Star veteran first baseman have agreed to a five-year $130 million extension. The deal means Goldschmidt will be with the Cardinals for a least the end of the 2024 season. Goldschmidt would have become a free agent after the end of next season. The first baseman has finished second or third three times in voting for the… [Read entire story]

Sources: Bryce Harper Visits With Padres

Sources close to the situation said that Bryce Harper met with San Diego Padres officials in Las Vegas on Thursday. The developments add another team to the list trying to obtain the services of the star free agent. The move for Harper fits together with several other possible moves the Padres are said to have in the works. This includes the pursuit of Manny Machado, the other “high-profile” MLB free agent. As well as that, they could make … [Read entire story]

2018 World Series Futures Betting Odds | MLB Predictions & Handicapping

Looking for our updated 2018 World Series Futures Betting Odds and predictions? The MLB playoffs kick off on Tuesday night which means now is the time to place a bet on who is going to come out of these playoffs as the champions…. The post 2018 World Series Futures Betting Odds | MLB Predictions & Handicapping appeared first on Sports Cappers Picks. [Read entire story]

Brewers Visit Cardinals Trailing Cubs by Half-Game in NL Central

Just four games remain in the Major League Baseball regular season for most teams, but playoff races remain open in two divisions and the wildcard in the National League On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers one of baseball’s hottest teams looks for a three-game sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers trail the first place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central by just a half-game after beating the Cardinals 12-4 on Tuesday. The loss dropped St. Louis a half-game behind the Colorado Rockies in the race… [Read entire story]

Astros and Dodgers Top World Series Futures Board

As the final month of Major League Baseball begins, two teams are tied atop the World Series futures board. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, the two teams that played in last year’s World Series, are both at +450 to win the this year’s Fall Classic. Close behind the Astros and Dodgers are the Boston Red Sox at… [Read entire story]

Red Sox visit Braves in Interleague Showdown of Division Leaders

American League rivals the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees made deals last week that gave each a former MVP. However, the Boston Red Sox had pitchers returning from the disabled list. They were: David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez and ace Chris Sale and Ian Kinsler at second base. Kinsler was acclimatising to a new team and therefore opted not to take part in any waiver action. The… [Read entire story]

Cole Hamels is Just What the Cubs Needed

Cole Hamels has pitched magnificently since joining the Chicago Cubs. Hamels became a Cub on July 27 after being traded by the Texas Rangers before the non-waiver trade deadline. The lefthander continues to dominate opposing hitters as evidenced by his 7-1 complete game win last Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds. Hamels said following his nine-inning win that the ultimate goal for starting pitchers is a complete game, but… [Read entire story]

Jacob deGrom Favored to Win National League Cy Young Award

While the NFL and college football prepare to kick off their seasons over the next two weeks, Major League Baseball will soon enter its last full month of the regular season. That means odds makers are updating futures for season ending awards including the National League Cy Young Award. It appeared for most of the regular season that Max Scherzer the Washington Nationals ace would win the NL Cy Young for the third straight year. Scherzer currently at +120 has continued to pitch well (16-6, 2.13 ERA), but has been passed by the … [Read entire story]

Washington Nationals Have Given Up on 2018

General manager Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals did all he could to conceal the truth, but in the end it was impossible. On Tuesday, Rizzo attempted, but miserably failed trying to hide the fact that the club has all but given up on this season. He told the media he thinks the team has a talent base to… [Read entire story]

Cleveland’s Leonys Martin Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Infection

Leonys Martin an outfielder with the Cleveland Indians contracted a bacterial infection that was attacking his organ and became life-threatening. However, he is currently improving and in stable condition said Chris Antonetti the team’s president. Antonetti spoked to the team on Monday and told coaches and players that Martin, who was admitted about one week ago at Cleveland Clinic and remains there, is recovering and the outlook for him is good, but progress for him will not be measured in days, but in weeks. Antonetti said Martin had a bacterial infection that entered … [Read entire story]

Washington Nationals Need Another Strong Outing from Tanner Roark

The Chicago Cubs have won every series at home since late May and will clinch another with a win on Saturday at Wrigley Field as they continue their current series against the Washington Nationals. The Cubs edged past the Nationals on Friday 3-2 and are now 36-21 at home, while increasing their lead to three games in the National League Central over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs’ three runs came on a two-run single off the bat of Jason Heyward and a based-loaded walk by Anthony Rizzo that… [Read entire story]

Pirates Winning Streak Reaches 11, Odds Makers Don’t Take Notice

The Pittsburgh Pirates are baseball’s hottest team. On Tuesday, the Pirates defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-4 for their 11th straight win. Gregory Polanco, Josh Bell and Starling Marte hit two-run home runs to lead the offensive attack for the surging Pirates. Pittsburgh defeated the American League Central leading Indians for the second straight game. Marte… [Read entire story]

Dodgers Have Fourth-Best Odds Following Machado Trade

While it is traditional for sportsbooks to update their World Series odds at the All-Star Break, as they did earlier this week, a blockbuster trade was made shortly thereafter that prompted bookmakers to re-adjust their odds once again. Manny Machado was traded earlier on Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the announcement of the shortstop being traded, the… [Read entire story]

Red Sox Have Best Record, Yankees Remain atop World Series Futures

Through the first half of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox have played exceptionally well and reached the All-Star Break with the best record in baseball at 68-30. Boston over the last week opened a 4 ½ game lead over the second place New York Yankees in the American League East. However, the fine play by the Red Sox has gone unnoticed by odds makers as the New York Yankees remain at the top of the list with the shortest odds to… [Read entire story]

2018 MLB All-Star Game Odds And Predictions

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Break is upon us, and the American League is a slight Sports Interaction betting favourite over the National League for Tuesday night’s Midsummer Classic from Washington, D.C. [Read entire story]

Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny after 7 seasons

After a disappointing first half that has seen the St. Louis Cardinals sit seven games back in the NL Central, St. Louis announced manager Mike Matheny has been fired. pic.twitter.com/m4WL1TYULM — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 15, 2018 St. Louis closed Saturday with a 47-47 record and closer to the bottom of the division than the top … [Read entire story]

Trade Rumors: Phillies and Orioles Progressing in Manny Machado Talks

Only 17 days remain before the non-waiver trade deadline of 2018 and rumors of where Manny Machado will be traded are growing by the day. Multiple postseason contenders are interested acquiring the talented slugger from the Orioles. Among the teams most interested in Machado are the Philadelphia Phillies. According to more than one report, the Orioles and Phillies are making progress in their reported trade… [Read entire story]

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