Astros dismiss sign-stealing implications by Chisox pitcher
ALDS Astros White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks reacts to the final out against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Chicago. “I had never even heard his name before we played the White Sox. It remains a sensitive subject, and Tepera shined another light on it with his comments after the White Sox won Game 3 Sunday to avoid a sweep. Houston outscored the White Sox 15-5 in winning the first two games at home. White Sox fans chanted “Cheater!wftv.com
Astros dismiss sign-stealing implications by Chisox pitcher
The Houston Astros have found themselves in familiar territory, brushing aside comments by Chicago White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera after he implied they stole signs while winning the first two games of the AL Division Series in their ballpark.
LEADING OFF: Astros face renewed sign-stealing charge
The Astros are facing renewed suspicions over sign stealing two years after being punished by the league for a scandal during their 2017 World Series run. Tepera, who worked two perfect innings, noted the difference between the Astros at home and on the road. They’ll be in action this time, too, with higher stakes -- Game 4 of the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay. SCHERZER STRINGSDodgers ace Max Scherzer is riding a pair of long streaks going into his start in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Giants. “That’s like the highlight of the year,” Cora said before Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Rays.wftv.com
García, Grandal star as White Sox beat Astros 12-6 in ALDS
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Two big swings by pint-sized Leury García. Right when the Chicago White Sox got in big trouble, they found a way. García and Grandal homered, and Grandal's borderline baserunning helped the White Sox top the Houston Astros 12-6 on Sunday night to stay alive in their AL Division Series. Leury García then looked at two balls from Luis Garcia before Baker replaced his starting pitcher with Yimi García (0-1). Gurriel tried to come home, but his throw went went off Grandal as the catcher sprinted up the line in the infield grass.wftv.com
White Sox reliever implies Astros may be stealing signs
ALDS Astros White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ryan Tepera throws in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera implied that Houston may have been stealing signs in Games 1 and 2 of their AL Division Series after Chicago won the third game Sunday night. Houston was going for a sweep after it rolled to a pair of impressive victories at home. Tepera, who worked two perfect innings, noted the difference between the Astros at home and on the road. MLB's investigation found Houston used a video feed from a center-field camera to see and decode the opposing catcher’s signs during home games.wftv.com
Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.
FILE - In this Friday, March 15, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber bats during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, Ariz. Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)CHICAGO – Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. While Schwarber, Almora, slugger José Martínez and pitcher Ryan Tepera were non-tendered, the Cubs offered 2021 contracts to infielders Kris Bryant and Javier Báez, catchers Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini, and outfielder Ian Happ. He also played in the 2016 World Series after missing most of the season with a left knee injury. Almora then scored the go-ahead run on Ben Zobrist's double in the Cubs' 8-7 victory over the Indians.
Ryan Tepera? Mix-up gives curious MVP vote to Cubs pitcher
But there likely was no debate about the most surprising name on the list of players getting NL MVP votes Thursday. That was Tepera, the Chicago Cubs reliever who was 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA during the virus-shortened season. Tepera struck out 31 in 20 2/3 innings over 21 games, and pitched in the playoffs for the Cubs. “I meant to hit Trea Turner and thought I had,” longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel said. “One man’s mistake is another man’s claim to an NL MVP vote.
Schwarber homers twice as Cubs pound Reds 10-1
Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber reacts after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)CINCINNATI With one massive drive in the ninth inning, Kyle Schwarber made history for the Chicago Cubs. Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Ian Happ became the first starting outfield to hit multiple homers in the same game, and the Cubs pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Schwarber hit the first and the last of the Cubs' season-high six homers, belting a solo drive in the fourth against Luis Castillo (0-5) and a grand slam off Jos De Len in the ninth. When you have a little piece of history, you always keep that with you.The NL Central-leading Cubs hit 14 homers in the series.
Garcia doubles in 10th, Brewers hand Cubs 1st 2-game skid
Milwaukee Brewers' Avisail Garcia (24) celebrates with teammates Christian Yelich (22) and Ryan Braun (8) after scoring on a Justin Smoak two RBI double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-5 Saturday, handing Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season. Garcia doubled to deep right off Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) to score automatic runner Christian Yelich from second base to start the 10th. Uras had three hits and Ryan Braun and Garcia added two hits apiece for the Brewers, who beat Chicago 4-3 on Friday night. Braun doubled, advanced on Casey Sadlers wild pitch and scored the go-ahead run on second baseman Jason Kipnis fielding error in the sixth.