>>Indians Set AL Record With 21st Straight Win
(Cleveland, OH) — The Indians have reeled off the most consecutive wins in American League history. Cleveland extended its winning streak to 21 with a 5-3 victory over the Tigers in Cleveland. The 1916 New York Giants hold the record for the longest winning streak in MLB history at 26 games, although they did have a tie in the middle of that streak.
>>Cubs Smack 16 Hits In Rout Of Mets
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs smacked 16 hits in a 17-5 rout of the Mets at Wrigley Field. Albert Almora Jr. homered and drove in six runs, while Javier Baez also went deep as part of a four-hit night. Jon Lester tossed six innings of two-run ball to improve to 11-and-7. The Cubs lead the NL Central by two-and-a-half games over the Brewers.
>>Cardinals Blanked By Reds
(St. Louis, MO) — Ryan Sherriff gave up a grand slam to Eugenio Suarez in a five-run fifth inning as the Cardinals lost 6-0 to the Reds at Busch Stadium. St. Louis managed just five hits off three Cincinnati pitchers. Rookie Tyler Mahle went the first five to earn his first major league win. Jack Flaherty started and lost. Jose Martinez had two hits for the Cardinals.
>>White Sox Slip Past Royals In Ninth
(Kansas City, MO) — Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia drove in runs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-3 win over the Royals in the rubber match of their three-game series in Kansas City. Adam Engel had a two-run double and Tyler Saladino singled in a run to put Chicago ahead 3-0 early. Juan Minaya got the win.
>>Four People Escorted From Fenway For Unfurling Banner
(Boston, MA) — Four people were escorted from Fenway Park after unfurling a banner on the Green Monster during last night’s game between the Red Sox and A’s. The banner read “Racism is as American as baseball” and was displayed for about one batter. A Red Sox spokesperson indicated one of those escorted out said they were inspired by Black Lives Matter.
>>Colts Host Cardinals
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts welcome former interim coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday to Lucas Oil Stadium. Arians served as the Colts’ interim head coach in 2012, guiding the team to a 9-and-3 record in place of Chuck Pagano, who was fighting leukemia. The Colts haven’t decided is Jacoby Brissett or Scott Tolzien will start at quarterback, but Andrew Luck is out.
>>Luck’s Agent: He’s Committed To Colts
(Indianapolis, IN) — Andrew Luck’s agents is putting to bed rumors that the quarterback wants out of Indianapolis. Luck’s Agent Will Wilson told WTHR-TV on Wednesday that Luck is committed to the Colts. ESPN’s Mike Greenberg suggested that Luck’s time was winding down before Wilson spoke out to debunk the rumor. Luck has yet to practice this year after undergoing shoulder surgery in January.
>>Texans’ Cushing Suspended 10 Games For PEDs
(New York, NY) — The NFL is suspending Texans linebacker Brian Cushing 10 games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Cushing will be eligible to return to the Texans’ active roster on November 28th. The 30-year-old has spent his entire nine-year career with Houston.
>>Bears Preparing For Bucs
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are preparing for Sunday’s road game against the Buccaneers. Safeties Adrian Amos and Benny Cunningham did not practice yesterday. Running back Jordan Howard was limited with a shoulder injury. The Bears are 0-and-1 following last Sunday’s 23-17 home loss to the Falcons.
>>Illinois Visits USF Tomorrow
(Tampa, FL) — Illinois hits the road to square off with 21st-ranked USF tomorrow. The Illini are 2-and-0 after last week’s 20-7 win over Western Kentucky. On Saturday, Northwestern hosts Bowling Green. The Wildcats are 1-and-1. Notre Dame visits Boston College. The Irish are also 1-and-1.
Coming up Friday night, the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by Landmark of Taylorville has the Eisenhower Panthers hosting Springfield Lanphier. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame show gets underway at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call Friday night on Talk 101FM!