Tag: Game Recap

MLB Rule 5 Draft 2016 Results: Team-by-Team Breakdown

The final day of the winter meetings Thursday means it's time for all 30 teams to partake in the annual Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft, though clubs are under no obligation to make a selection.  For those new to the process or just in need of a reminder, per MLB.com, the Rule 5 draft involves players not currently on a 40-man roster who have been in professional baseball for at least five years, if they signed at 18 years old, and four years, if they signed at 19 years old.  Like the amateur draft in June, the selection order is determined by the reverse order of records from the previous season. Teams can pick or pass when their turn comes up, but if they pass, they forfeit the right to make a selection in subsequent rounds.  Players selected must remain on their new team's 25-man MLB roster for the entire season or ...




Cubs Parade 2016: Twitter Reaction, Photos, Videos and More

The city of Chicago threw a party 108 years in the making Friday. Long-suffering fans of the Chicago Cubs packed the streets of the Windy City to watch the World Series parade that celebrated the team's first championship since 1908. According to Chicago Bulls announcer Chuck Swirsky, television reports estimated that six million people attended the parade. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said of the party, "It exceeded my expectations by about tenfold. It was way bigger than Boston," per Daniel Kramer of MLB.com. The celebration started in Wrigley Field on the city's north side and wound its way to Michigan Avenue downtown before culminating in Grant Park for a rally, as the Chicago Tribune highlighted: Fans wasted little time filing into Grant Park, per NBC Chicago: SportsCenter shared a look at the massive crowds hours before the team arrived for the rally: The city prepared for the parade by dying the Chicago River a ...




Cubs Win 2016 World Series: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908, and it only feels appropriate that they put their dedicated fans through one of the most back-and-forth, stress-inducing baseball games in recent memory. They prevailed, 8-7, against the Cleveland Indians in Wednesday's Game 7 at Progressive Field in a 10-inning battle that saw a dramatic game-tying home run off Aroldis Chapman from Cleveland's Rajai Davis in the eighth, a rain delay after the ninth and three combined runs in that extra inning. Ben Zobrist notched an RBI double in the 10th and earned World Series MVP honors. The team shared him accepting his trophy: The Cubs also passed along a clip of the final out with the potential winning run at the plate and captured manager Joe Maddon holding the Commissioner's Trophy: The players naturally reacted to the historic accomplishment, via the Cubs: While the players made the headlines, the long-suffering fans were more than ...




Cubs vs. Indians: Game 7 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 World Series

There was the billy goat. Then there was the black cat. Then Steve Bartman. There was more than a century of gross mismanagement, poor ownership and heartbreak. Then came president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. Then manager Joe Maddon. And then Wednesday night, Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero joined Chicago Cubs folklore by driving in a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning to give their team a thrilling 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. In all, the Cubs hit three solo home runs on their way to their first World Series victory since 1908. Left-hander Mike Montgomery recorded the game's final out, which came only after Rajai Davis drove in a run to make one of the most captivating games in World Series history close again. MLB captured the Cubs' moment of triumph: The Cubs broke the longest championship drought in MLB history ...




Cubs vs. Indians: Game 6 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 World Series

Get your 3-1 jokes out of the way now. Thanks to a 9-3 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs knotted the World Series at three games apiece and will have a chance to cap a comeback of epic proportions in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The Cubs entered Game 6 having scored five runs over the last three games, but they dwarfed that total by the time the third inning was over. Kris Bryant opened the scoring with a two-out solo home run in the first inning off Josh Tomlin: That was just the start of an offensive avalanche, as Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist followed Bryant's lead with back-to-back singles and the Indians came unraveled when Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall misplayed a fly ball by Addison Russell that plated both baserunners. The New York Post's Joel Sherman broke down Cleveland's first-inning collapse: As it turned out, ...




Indians vs. Cubs: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 World Series

The Chicago Cubs will live to fight another day after beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 at home Sunday night at Wrigley Field in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series. After a somewhat shaky start in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, Jon Lester went six strong innings for Chicago. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and struck out five. Trevor Bauer started well but lasted only four innings after giving up three runs. Although he struck out seven, a couple of critical mistakes allowed the Cubs to take control. Jose Ramirez got the Indians on the board in the top of the second with a solo home run to left field. The 24-year-old third baseman hadn't homered on the road since getting two during a doubleheader on May 23 against the Chicago White Sox. MLB.com's Daren Willman showed that Lester couldn't have placed his fastball much better in the strike zone: Yahoo ...




Indians vs. Cubs: Game 4 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 World Series

After letting their pitching do most of the work through the first three games of the 2016 World Series, the Cleveland Indians let their bats put them one win away from a championship with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 on Saturday night.  Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis had the big blasts, with the latter being a three-run shot in the top of the seventh inning that put the Indians up 7-1.  The Cubs couldn't have asked for a better start to the game. They jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Dexter Fowler doubled to lead off and was driven in on Anthony Rizzo's RBI single.  Considering how overmatched the Cubs looked against Cleveland starter Corey Kluber in Game 1, those two hits and an early lead were a huge step in the right direction.  Getting off to such an opening this postseason has been the ...




Indians vs. Cubs: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 World Series

The song remains the same for the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, as they used outstanding pitching and timely hitting to secure a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs and a 2-1 series lead.  Cleveland also set a new Major League Baseball record in the process, per MLB.com's Jordan Bastian: Despite the wind blowing out at Wrigley, offense was nearly impossible to come by for both teams. The Indians had ample scoring opportunities against Kyle Hendricks, putting their leadoff hitter on three times in the first five innings, but were undone by two double plays.  Hendricks was pulled with one out in the fifth inning and the bases loaded. Francisco Lindor, who was 2-for-2 at that point, grounded into an inning-ending double play to preserve the scoreless tie.  Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Indians were able to avoid double plays throughout the postseason before Friday: On the Cubs side, they didn't create ...




Indians vs. Cubs World Series Game 3: Live Score and Highlights

Another dominant pitching performance from Cleveland's entire staff was combined with one clutch hit to give the Indians a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Indians take a 2-1 lead in the series, halfway to their first title since 1948. Pinch hitter Coco Crisp singled in Michael Martinez with one out in the top of the seventh for the game's only run, all Cleveland would need with four pitchers combining on a five-hitter. Starter Josh Tomlin only allowed two hits but was pulled after 4 2/3 innings to make way for Andrew Miller, who threw 1 1/3 innings to pick up the while Bryan Shaw went 1 2/3 innings and closer Cody Allen finished it with 1 1/3 innings. Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out six but allowed six hits in 4 1/3 scoreless innings, the first of six ...




Cubs vs. Indians: Game 2 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 World Series

The Cleveland Indians had home-field advantage entering the World Series because the American League won the 2016 All-Star Game, but the Chicago Cubs seized it Wednesday with a 5-1 victory in Game 2 at Progressive Field. The series is tied at one game apiece thanks to a strong pitching performance from Chicago.  Starter Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the sixth and allowed just one earned run and two hits in 5.2 innings of work. Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman combined to close the door with 3.1 innings of scoreless work out of the bullpen.  Cleveland didn't get nearly as much from its staff. Trevor Bauer started and lasted just 3.2 innings while allowing two earned runs and six hits. It was an improvement from Game 3 of the American League Championship Series when he pitched only 0.2 innings before leaving because a laceration on the pinkie finger of his pitching hand was bleeding on his uniform ...




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