Sox try for team mark...Cubs host Pirates...Out of time
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox try again tonight to set a club record with 106 victories for the season. The Orioles are at Fenway to open a three-game series. Nathan Eovaldi is on the mound for Boston, against Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels starts for the Cubs tonight against Pittsburgh in the opener of a seven-game homestand that wraps up the regular season. The Cubs enter the game with a 2½-game lead over Milwaukee in the National League Central Division.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay is 16-and-5 in September and a major league-best 25-and-7 since Aug. 19. But the season may be ending too soon for the Rays. They’d have to win all seven games on their final homestand and Oakland would have to lose its remaining six games for the Rays to overtake the A’s. The Rays host the Yankees tonight and playoff-bound New York has plenty to play for, trying to stay ahead of Oakland and host the wild-card game.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Baker Mayfield era has officially kicked off. Mayfield was named the Browns’ new starting quarterback today, and the No. 1 pick will make his first start Sunday at Oakland. Coach Hue Jackson made the move to replace Tyrod Taylor with Mayfield after the rookie led the Browns to a 21-17 come-from-behind win Thursday night over the New York Jets — Cleveland’s first win since 2016.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, a costly loss even though the front four is the team’s deepest area. Hayes was hurt when he sacked Oakland’s Derek Carr during Miami’s 28-20 victory Sunday. Hayes leads the Dolphins with two sacks and is their best run defender.