The Cubs put on a power show Monday night as rookies Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber hit half of Chicago’s six home runs to post an 8-6 victory over the Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Yoenis Cespedes highlighted the first three-hit postseason game of his career with a three-run home run in the fourth inning that helped the Mets gain a 10-3 lead in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night at Citi Field.
In handing the ball to 24-year-old Marcus Stroman for a winner-moves-on Game 5 against the Rangers on Wednesday at Rogers Centre, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons pulled as much of as an upset as a comeback story.
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 in Monday’s rousing victory, plating a run and scoring another in the big eighth-inning rally, and adding some insurance with a two-run homer in the ninth.
Four games into his postseason career, Kyle Schwarber has shown he is not intimidated by the big stage. Kris Bryant took his place alongside Schwarber on Monday night, as he and the rest of the Majors’ dynamic rookie class made postseason history.
Ruben Tejada will not need surgery, pins or any other complicating treatments for his fractured right fibula, ensuring he will have more than enough time to be ready for Opening Day 2016.
The timing for the appeal of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley’s two-game suspension remains uncertain. The hearing might not even be held before Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Mets on Tuesday, a source said on Monday.
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The Mets will make a final decision on Monday about shortstop prospect Matt Reynolds, who is not on the 40-man roster, to replace injured shortstop Ruben Tejada on their National League Division Series roster.