Morning Marquee: Cardinals, Royals, Orioles rally for wins
In a day full of MLB Postseason action, three teams – the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles – rallied late to win their respective games. St. Louis pounded Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, the Orioles relied on another big eighth inning to down the Detroit Tigers and the Royals once again homered in extras to sink the Angels.
Both Baltimore and Kansas City now hold 2-0 advantages in their best-of-five series. The Royals are returning home to Kauffman Stadium for Game Three, while Baltimore will leave the nest, heading to Detroit as Miguel Cabrera and the AL Central champion Tigers look to get back on track after the bullpen imploded on back-to-back days.
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In Chicago Cubs-related news, the team is reportedly a front-runner to work out a trade for Philadelphia Phillies’ left-hander Cole Hamels. Chicago has emerged, according to multiple reports, along with Boston as potential destinations for the Philadelphia southpaw.
In other news, the Atlanta Braves will bring back manager Fredi Gonzalez for the 2015 season, while Kevin Towers, former general manager, will leave the Arizona Diamondbacks organization to pursue other opportunities.
Here’s the latest MLB news:
“Minnesota Twins continue managerial search” – Call to the Pen
“Forever Young: Orioles rally to down Tigers” – Birds Watcher
“Royals do it again; take 2-0 series lead over Angels” – Kings of Kauffman
“Matt Carpenter leads Cardinals to win over Kershaw, LA” – Call to the Pen
“Cole Hamels a top offseason trade target for Cubs” – Cubbies Crib