MLB: Cubs' Uehara blows save but gets win


Gausman saw his ERA jump to 6.39, and while he avoided the loss, the right-hander was not happy.

The Cubs provided more than enough support with their bats, scoring four runs in the second inning off of maligned Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez. Cubs won 10-3.

Latest on Jimenez via Rotoworld: Jimenez yielded four earned runs over five innings but got a win Sunday versus the Twins.

Gray could sit atop the Yankees' rotation for the next two and a half years. Quintana will make $8.85 million in 2018, with comparatively inexpensive options of $10.5 million and $11.5 million in 2019 and 2020. This used to never happen, risk-averse pro sports executives doing something a consensus of fans and media have been urging them to do ad nauseam.

The Baltimore Orioles will look to avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Saturday.

Quintana retired nine consecutive batters until Adam Jones led off the fourth with a double. "It's huge. I feel like, as a team, we know the type of goals that we have to hit". He handled five chances overall, three at shortstop and two at his typical second base spot in the shift.

The Cubs added a little insurance after a Kris Bryant single, Anthony Rizzo hit his 22nd home run to open the game wide open. We can quit pointing out the obvious to Epstein about Quintana and his sacred contract control were right there in front of him, 8.1 miles south. We finally can change the subject to what such a trade says about the direction of both teams.

The Cubs rank just 14th in the National League with a.239 team average.

Neshek has been superb in 2017, pitching to a 1.27 ERA in 38 games for the MLB-worst Phillies.

That took what many assessed as the top target off the market. De La Cruz is a right handed starter who is in A-ball at the young age of 22.

To imagine a scenario where the Cubs went on a run with all that went down in June was far-fetched at best. The Red Sox released Pablo Sandoval, leaving Devon Marrero and Tzu-Wei Lin to share the position. "They'd already scored three or four runs".

Chicago is 7-0 in their last 7 interleague games against a team with a losing record and 3-9 in their last 12 games against the AL East while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games. Blowout losses against the Brewers and Pirates had a terrible smell and taste to them.

Sunday afternoon, Jose Quintana was scheduled to make his Chicago Cubs debut in Baltimore.

The Cubs mashed their way to a series sweep this weekend, putting up a combined 27 runs over the three game set.

The Cubs could deal two high ceiling arms in Oscar De La Cruz and Trevor Clifton. Chicago has lost four in a row.

The Cubs (44-45) got homers from Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber in the first inning for a quick 4-0 lead on Friday. The pitching is fifth in the National League in ERA (4.10) but needs improvement from their starters, who have been inconsistent.

The first part of the rebuild has given the Sox organization hope for the future, and it will only be that more rewarding when the on-field winning begins.

It was reported late Friday night that the White Sox were making progress on yet another deal this time involving 3B Todd Frazier.