>>Cards Beat Nationals For Eighth Straight Win
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals keep on winning. Austin Gomber allowed no runs in six innings to propel St. Louis to a 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Gomber struck out six and lowered his ERA to 2.89. Marcell Ozuna homered for the Cards, who have won eight straight and are just one game behind the Phillies and Brewers in the NL wild card race.
>>Cubs Double Up Brewers, Earn Series Split
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in three as the Cubs doubled up the Brewers 8-4 at Wrigley Field. Albert Almora Jr. also went deep, and Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBI as Chicago earned a split of the two-game set. The Cubs are three games ahead of the Brewers for first place in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Hold Off Tigers In Rubber Match
(Detroit, MI) — Jose Abreu drilled a two-run homer in the fifth inning and the White Sox held on to beat the Tigers 6-5 yesterday at Comerica Park. Matt Davidson also belted a two-run shot in the fourth for the South Siders, who took two-of-three. Carlos Rodon tossed eight innings of three-run ball for the win and Luis Avilan picked up his second save. The Sox host the Royals tomorrow.
>>Marlins Hit Acuna
(Cumberland, GA) — The Marlins found a way to stop Braves rookie Ronald Acuna [[ uh-COON-yuh ]] Jr. from hitting leadoff home runs. Starter Jose Urena [[ oo-RAIN-yah ]] drilled Acuna with the first pitch of the game, leading to both benches clearing. Acuna had led off the last three games with home runs. Urena and Atlanta manager Brian Snitker were ejected. The Braves swept the four-game set with a 5-2 win.
>>Phillies Storm Past Red Sox
(Philadelphia, PA) — Wilson Ramos jump-started the offense for the Phillies as they rallied past the Red Sox 7-4 in Philadelphia. Ramos had two doubles, a triple, three RBI, and three runs scored in his Phillies’ debut. Tommy Hunter picked up the win and Seranthony Dominguez recorded the save. The Phils snapped a two-game slide, but remain two games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
>>Astros Blast Rockies To End Five-Game Skid
(Houston, TX) — Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over six innings of one-run ball as the Astros blasted the Rockies 12-1 in Houston. Tyler White and Evan Gattis each hit two of Houston’s season-high five home runs. Carlos Correa plated three runs as the Astros snapped a five-game slide. Houston leads Oakland by two games atop the AL West.
>>Jags’ Ramsey Goes Off In GQ Article
(Jacksonville, FL) — Jaguars outspoken cornerback Jalen Ramsey lived up to his reputation in a GQ Magazine piece that was made public. Ramsey was highly critical of Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen and stated Falcons QB Matt Ryan isn’t as good as people think. Jacksonville’s top corner is suspended this week for comments he made about the media on Twitter. The Jags play the Bills on November 25th.
>>Roquan Smith Takes Part In First Padded Practice With Bears
(Lake Forest, IL) — Roquan Smith is finally on the practice field for the Bears. The rookie linebacker took part in his first padded practice as an NFL player yesterday as the Bears held a joint training session with Broncos in Englewood, Colorado. The eighth-overall pick handled defensive calls in the huddle. Smith is with the team following a 29-day holdout.
>>Jets Face Redskins Tonight
(Landover, MD) — The Jets have their second preseason game tonight against the Redskins in Landover. Head coach Todd Bowles hasn’t announced a starter at quarterback, but rookie Sam Darnold got the most first-team reps during three-joint practices with Washington this week. Also in action tonight, the Packers host the Steelers and the Patriots take on the Eagles in a Super Bowl rematch in Foxboro.