Monday, September 26, 2022

Leading: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals want franchise-best 15th straight win

A look at what’s happening around today’s big companies:

red-hot red bird

The rising Cardinals will seek a franchise-record 15th consecutive win when they play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis won a doubleheader from Chicago on Friday, a 14-game draw by the team in July 1935. The winning streak took the Cardinals in control of a second NL wild card, leaving Philadelphia five games ahead.

Left-hander John Lester (7-6, 4.59 ERA) is set to pitch for St. Louis against Chicago right-hander Adrian Sampson (3-3, 2.84).

What is the scenario?

With a little help, both Tampa Bay and Milwaukee could take home division crowns.

Defending AL champion Ray, who finished the season on Wednesday, needs a home win over Miami and a Boston defeat to the Yankees at Fenway Park to win their second consecutive AL East title.

Corbin Burns and the Brewers, already assured of their fourth straight playoff berth, will wrap up their first NL Central Championship since 2018 with a home win against the Mets and a loss by St. Louis to the Cubs in Chicago.

wild chase

The Yankees and Red Sox continue a three-game set at Fenway Park with huge postseason implications. New York pulled up within a game of the Red Sox for the top AL wild card after beating Boston 8-3 on Friday night. Toronto and Seattle are two games behind the Yankees.

Left-hander Nestor Cortés (2-2, 2.79 ERA) has been on a missing roll with the bat for New York this month, scoring 30 runs and six runs in 22 1/3 innings in four starts. He will oppose Red Sox right Nick Pivetta, who did not win in his last five starts and conceded four runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Yankees on August 18.


Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 3.27 ERA) makes his third start since returning from the injured list when the Los Angeles Dodgers play in last-place Arizona. The three-time Cy Young Award winner conceded two runs and scored 13 runs in 9 1/3 innings since going missing for more than two months with a swelling in his left elbow.

The defending World Series champions are one game behind first place San Francisco in the NL West, although both teams have secured playoff berths. Anthony Descalafoni (12-7, 3.23) pitches for the Giants in Colorado.

ranger menace

The Phillies put their NL East hopes on rising left-handed Ranger Suarez (6-5, 1.60), who is 1-2 with a 1.99 ERA in 10 since moving from the bullpen to the rotation in August. The 26-year-old will face the Pirates in a matinee as Philadelphia tries to gain land on Atlanta in first place.

Right-hander Will Crowe (4-7, 5.77) will start for Pittsburgh.


The AL Central Champion White Sox suffered a potential blow to their playoff preparations when a comeback hit starter Dylan Cease in his pitching arm on Friday night. The club said Siege suffered an injury to his right triceps and that the X-rays were negative after Cleveland’s Bradley Zimmer was hit by a one-hopper in the sixth inning.

Siege attempted a few practice pitches before leaving the field, interrupting the shutout performance. He dropped out in 5 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts, bringing his ERA to 3.95.

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