Tag: 2021 MLB Season

The Chicago Cubs are suffering through a 10-game losing streak, one that could sink their hopes of being playoff contenders this season. (Image: Justin K. Aller/Getty)

Chicago Cubs Fading from Contention After 10-Game Losing Streak

On June 24, Zach Davies and three relievers combined for a no-hitter as the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 4-0 in Los Angeles. The win kept Chicago tied atop the NL Central standings, a position they had been in – sometimes even with a slight lead – for most of […]

Shohei Ohtani (left) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (right) have left everyone else behind in the race for AL MVP. (Image: USA Today/Reuters)

Midseason MLB Awards: Ohtani and Guerrero in Two-Way Race for AL MVP

Given the two-way performance that Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has produced this year, it would take something special from another player to challenge him for the AL MVP award. But through the first half of the season, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has put up […]

Major League Baseball has announced a crackdown on pitchers using foreign substances, with enforcement set to begin on Monday. (Image: Patrick Smith/Getty)

Sticky Situation: MLB Unveils New Guidelines on Foreign Substances for Pitchers

Major League Baseball rules already prohibit pitchers from using foreign substances to improve their grip on the ball, but that hasn’t stopped players from flaunting that rule — to varying degrees — for decades. But starting on Monday, MLB officials say they’ll be cracking down on ball-tampering in an attempt […]

The New York Mets lead the NL East despite a rash of injuries that threatened to derail their season. (Image: @Mets/Twitter)

New York Mets Overcome Injuries, Slow Start to Build Lead in NL East

The New York Mets spent most of May playing with a depleted roster ravaged by injuries, something that seems almost typical for fans of the franchise. But a funny thing happened during that stretch. Rather than fall apart, the Mets put together a run that saw them take control of […]

The Tampa Bay Rays won in extra innings on Monday to push their winning streak to 11 games. (Image: Julio Aguilar/Getty)

Tampa Bay Rays Win 11 Straight to Assert Themselves in AL East Race

The Tampa Bay Rays won in dramatic fashion on both Sunday and Monday, extending their winning streak to 11 games and taking over first place in the highly competitive AL East race. The Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-8 on Monday, overcoming two Vladimir Guerrero Jr. home runs to […]

The Chicago White Sox have the best record in baseball and lead the AL Central by 3.5 games. (Image: Jim Mone/AP)

The Chicago White Sox Might Just be the Best Team in Baseball

The Chicago White Sox came into the 2021 season with high hopes. They expected to contend for the AL Central title, and most experts considered them one of the top teams in the American League. Now, after 40 games, the White Sox aren’t just meeting those expectations, they’re surpassing them, […]