Rockies outlast Cubs in 13...MLB still looking into Russell allegations...Yanks pick Severino vs. A’s
CHICAGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are going to the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers after pulling out a 2-1 win over the Cubs in 13 innings at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Trevor Story, Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters hit consecutive two-out singles off Kyle Hendricks to bring in the winning run. Winning pitcher Scott Oberg struck out the side in the 13th to close out the wild-card game.
CHICAGO (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball has no timetable for finishing its investigation of domestic violence allegations against Cubs shortstop Addison Russell by his ex-wife. Manfred says MLB wants to “make sure we have all the facts.” He says it’s “conceivable” a decision is announced before the end of the playoffs, though he would not say if it’s likely.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have announced that Luis Severino will start Wednesday’s American League wild-card game against the Oakland Athletics. Severino also started last year’s wild-card game but didn’t last long, surrendering three runs and four hits in just one-third of an inning before the Yankees rallied for an 8-4 victory against Minnesota. The A’s will counter with Liam Hendricks, who made just eight starts this season and logged a 4.13 ERA in 25 appearances.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Molitor is out after four seasons as manager of the Minnesota Twins. The dismissal follows a 78-84 season, one year after Molitor led the team to the AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. The Hall of Fame hitter was 305-343 at the helm, including an 85-77 mark in 2017.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says he hasn’t heard from Le’Veon Bell since the All-Pro running back told ESPN Monday that he would rejoin the team sometime around the team’s bye week. Tomlin had no other update on the matter, saying the team’s best approach is to focus on the guys that are at practice and working. Bell has refused to report since he was unable to work out a long-term agreement after receiving the franchise tag last spring.