2023 Fantasy Baseball: AL Central players to target in drafts
Fantasy baseball analysts Scott Pianowski, Dalton Del Don and Andy Behrens reveal the player they're targeting on each AL Central team. — Andy Behrens• Triston McKenzie posted a 31:1 K:BB ratio over his final four starts last year and is a dark horse Cy Young candidate in 2023. — Dalton Del Don• Lucas Giolito tested COVID-19 positive early last season and coincidentally or not, his season quickly fell apart. — Dalton Del Don• Matthew Boyd was a strikeout ace a few years back, and maybe his comeback is worth keeping tabs on. — Andy Behrens• There's no question Byron Buxton is a huge risk with a long injury history , but hopefully, knee surgery corrected one of his biggest issues.wftv.com
Guardians-Yankees rained out, to play ALDS Game 5 on Tuesday
The decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain after a 2 1/2-hour delay and rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:07 p.m. Both teams took batting practice ahead of the scheduled 7:07 p.m. start.
Guardians rally past Yankees 4-2 in 10 innings, tie ALDS 1-1
Oscar Gonzalez singled in the go-ahead run with Cleveland’s second straight bloop hit in the 10th inning, and the Guardians overcame a two-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-2 and even their best-of-five AL Division Series at one game apiece.
Ramírez homers as Guardians beat Angels for 6th straight win
CLEVELAND — (AP) — José Ramírez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Wednesday for their sixth consecutive victory. Mickey Moniak hit a two-run homer for the Angels, and Mike Trout had an RBI single in the team's fourth straight loss. Los Angeles opened a 3-1 lead when Moniak scored on Trout's base hit in the fifth. Moniak went deep in the third for his third homer since he was acquired in an Aug. 2 trade with Philadelphia. The Angels are 1-21 against the Guardians on the road since 2015, losing 11 straight.wftv.com
Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win
Some Yankees fans in the right-field bleachers pelted Cleveland outfielders with bottles, cans and debris in a chaotic scene moments after Isiah Kiner-Falefa and pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres got RBI hits with two outs in the ninth inning to lift New York to a 5-4 win.
Indians send struggling reliever Karinchak to minors
Red Sox Indians Baseball Cleveland Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Boston Red Sox's Jonathan Araúz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — (AP) — The Cleveland Indians sent reliever James Karnichak to Triple-A Columbus after the struggling right-hander failed to retire a batter in Friday night’s loss to Boston. Karinchak entered the game in the eighth inning with a 3-1 lead, but gave up a walk, a single and a three-run homer to Jonathan Araúz. Karinchak has gone from being one of the most dominant relievers in the AL to the minors in a span of six weeks. Karinchak is 7-4 with a 4.14 ERA and has struggled since Major League Baseball cracked down on pitchers using sticky substances.wftv.com
Get a grip: Pitchers unsure on eve of sticky stuff crackdown
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak)NEW YORK — (AP) — Gerrit Cole hardly expects a smooth transition when Major League Baseball ups its efforts against sticky substances. “Are we going to have frisking going on, what that whole process is going to look like? The perception is that pitchers have gone wild with sticky stuff in recent seasons as high speed cameras have enabled them see the way it enhances spin. The sticking point for pitchers isn't that MLB wants to crack down — it's the hastiness of the uptick. There’s just kind of a litany of things.”Even before Monday's mandate, there's evidence the threat of a crackdown has already given pitchers pause.wftv.com
Yanks sweep Indians 10-9 in draining game, meet Rays in ALDS
New York Yankees' Gio Urshela (29) and Mike Ford celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)CLEVELAND – It took the New York Yankees nearly five hours on the field, carried them from Wednesday to Thursday and September into October to complete the sweep. "They weren’t going to lose.”At 4 hours, 50 minutes — even without two rain delays totaling another 76 minutes — it was draining. New York went 2-8 during a testy season series with top-seeded Tampa Bay, which won the AL East by seven games over the second-place Yankees. RECORD STOREIndians pitchers walked 12, tied for the most in any postseason game.