Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball's best
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas – The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Friedman’s imprint. They overcame a 3-1 deficit in the NL Championship Series, beat Atlanta 4-3 on Bellinger's late home run in Game 7 Sunday night and reached the World Series for the third time in four years. Rookie sensation Randy Arozarena and skipper Kevin Cash's bullpen-rich Rays were 40-20 and topped the American League by four victories. They also won a Game 7, topping Houston 4-2 in the ALCS and earn the second World Series trip in franchise history. The Dodgers have won half their pennants since leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles after the 1957 season.
Robles works out with Nats, Tigers tab Boyd opening starter
The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals are happy to have their starting center fielder finally in camp and the Detroit Tigers have named their opening day starter. Teams around the league were beginning to make their final preparations Sunday for the start of the abbreviated baseball season. It was definitely very difficult, the fact that I really wasnt able to work much on my swing, Robles said through an interpreter. Pitcher Anthony Bass said Sunday the players have told general manager Ross Atkins theyd prefer to play in a big league stadium if possible. So have Milwaukee first baseman Logan Morrison, Cincinnati pitcher Nate Jones, Tampa Bay pitcher Aaron Loup and New York Yankees pitcher Luis Aviln.
Davis hits 3rd spring HR, Judge more tests, Buehler sharp
In 2018, Davis hit only .168 with 16 home runs and 49 RBIs, striking out 192 times in 128 games. Matthew Boyd made his second start for Detroit, striking out four in three shutout innings. Paul DeJong hit his second spring home run. Swingman Ross Stripling, who debuted a new changeup in his spring debut Monday, allowed one hit over two innings in his second start. ATHLETICS (SS) 8, INDIANS (SS) 6Tony Kemp had three hits and Matt Chapman drove in two runs for the A's.