This week is not a chance for Chicago to improve its playoff chances

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This week is not a chance for Chicago to improve its playoff chances

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NEW YORK — Believe it or not Luis Severino Jersey , this is a significant week for the Chicago White Sox.but to potentially impact things in the AL East race.The White Sox are on their best stretch of the season and hope to continue it Tuesday night when they visit the New York Yankees in the second game of a three-game series.Article continues below ...Chicago began a stretch of six straight games against the Yankees and Boston Red Sox by getting 11 hits in a 6-2 win on Monday.Although the White Sox (52-79) are three losses away from clinching their sixth straight losing season, they are producing their best performances of the season. Chicago is 10-3 since Aug. 14 and 10-2 in its last 12 road games since Aug. 3.“This month has been refreshing for us, the way we’ve been playing,” Chicago left-hander Carlos Rodon said after winning his fifth straight decision by pitching seven innings of two-hit ball. “It’s something to look forward to and just try to carry it out the rest of the season and transition that into spring training and into next season.”Among the reasons for Chicago’s 15-10 mark in August and improved play are the performances of Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada amongst others.Anderson went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles Monday and is hitting .333 (16-for-48) in his last 12 games. Moncada had a two-run double and has driven in a run in a career-high four straight games.“I think that they trust what they’re doing out there right now,” Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. “They’re having a lot of confidence playing the game. I think they’re trusting their instincts and taking extra bases, any little thing that they can do, but compile that with the reality that they’re playing just solid baseball right now, thankfully, and hopefully, it continues.”Chicago is 11-12 vs. the AL East this season, including a 6-3 mark on the road. It also took two of three in Boston in June.Meanwhile, the Yankees will be monitoring how the Red Sox fare against the Miami Marlins at Fenway while trying to rebound from a sluggish showing following a long four-game series in Baltimore.The Yankees (83-48) are 6 1/2 games back of the Red Sox and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. They committed three errors and produced three hits or less for the fifth time this season.One was a 444-foot homer from rookie Glebyer Torres, who became the sixth Yankee to get 20 homers. None were from Giancarlo Stanton, who remains stuck on 299 career homers and has four hits in his last 28 at-bats.“I think just coming off a road trip where you day-night doubleheaders and you’re getting in the middle of the night and a few days of not being able to be out on the field,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Unfortunately, that rears its head a little bit http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , but you got to be able to fight through that.“You understand that’s part of it and you try and build in rest as much as you can for guys. But I thought there was some sluggishness from guys tonight, but we got to get past that and get after it tomorrow.”After Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on 10 hits in seven innings, the Yankees will turn to Lance Lynn, who makes his fifth start since joining New York in a trade from Minnesota on July 30.So far, he is 1-1 with a 3.81 ERA but coming off his worst outing with the Yankees. Lynn last pitched in Wednesday’s 9-3 loss at Miami when he was tagged for five runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.Lynn is 3-1 with a 2.15 ERA in six career starts against the White Sox. He made his first start with the Yankees Aug. 6 in Chicago, when he allowed two hits, struck out nine and retired 19 in a row while pitching 7 1/3 innings.Chicago’s James Shields is tied with Baltimore’s Alex Cobb for the most losses in baseball and hopes to end a dubious losing streak.Since winning Chicago’s season-opener in Kansas City, he is 0-8 with a 6.13 ERA in his last 11 road appearances (10 starts). The streak continued Thursday in Detroit when he allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 7-2 loss.Overall Shields is 1-5 with a 5.04 ERA in his last seven starts.Shields is 12-16 with a 4.08 ERA in 33 career starts against the Yankees. He last pitched in New York on Sept. 5, 2014, when he allowed three hits in 8 1/3 scoreless innings for the Kansas City Royals. WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Alonso and the rest of these new-look Mets are playing just how the club had hoped.It’s just two games, of course, but 2-0 is better than 0-2 — which is where the Washington Nationals are as they adjust to life without Bryce Harper.Alonso contributed three hits, two RBIs and a pair of nifty stretch plays at first base in Game 2 of his major league career, and fellow youngsters J.D. Davis, Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith all played a part in lifting the Mets past the Nationals 11-8 on Saturday.“We kind of figured that would be the case — that these guys were going to come up and contribute. That’s one of the reasons we wanted them on the team or we went and acquired those guys,” second-year manager Mickey Callaway said. “We saw that talent and knew they would be impactful players. They definitely came through today.”Davis delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning Aaron Judge Jersey , Smith also drove in a pair of runs and so did McNeil, who had four hits in front of a crowd that featured pockets of New York fans chanting “Let’s go, Mets!” and “Where is Harper?”Smith is 23, Alonso 24, Davis 25 and McNeil 26.None debuted earlier than 2017.“You’ve got (Alonso) trying to knock down outfield walls. J.D.’s making great plays behind me. And Jeff McNeil is hitting the ball all over the yard,” Mets starter Noah Syndergaard said. “It’s fun to watch. I look forward to a lot more of that this season.”Alonso’s first game in the majors came Thursday on opening day.“This is the most fun I’ve had playing baseball,” he said. “I feel blessed, and I’m living the dream right now. I’m just having a blast out there.”Another offseason acquisition by agent-turned-GM Brodie Van Wagenen, closer Edwin Diaz, picked up his second save with one pitch by getting Kurt Suzuki to fly out with a man on in the ninth after Seth Lugo let a seven-run lead shrink to three.Much earlier, Syndergaard and Stephen Strasburg, left with identical lines: six innings, four runs, seven hits. This one came down to the bullpens, and while neither fared that well, Washington’s rebuilt version really flopped.Justin Wilson (1-0) threw a perfect seventh to earn the win. Otherwise Gleyber Torres Jersey , it was an adventure out there.Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal (0-1) was booed off the mound in his return from Tommy John surgery after entering a 4-all game in the eighth and allowing all four batters he faced to reach base.Rosenthal led the majors with 93 saves over the 2014-15 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals but last appeared in a regular-season game in August 2017. He was signed by Washington as a free agent based on an offseason workout and still can throw 100 mph, but he gave up three singles and a walk and failed to get an out.“A good step forward getting back,” Rosenthal said. “But obviously didn’t end up how I wanted it to.”He gave way to Kyle Barraclough, another new reliever, acquired in a trade with Miami. His Nationals debut was every bit as inauspicious: Before throwing a single pitch, Barraclough let in a run via a balk. After getting a couple of outs, he served up Alonso’s second double of the day.ROBLES’ DAYRookie Victor Robles hit Washington’s only homer of the season, but he also had some adventures. There were a couple of bad jumps on balls to center field. A throw to the wrong base in New York’s three-run first inning. And he got picked off first for his second baserunning gaffe in two games. “You’ve got to remember he’s 21 years old and he’s playing in the big leagues. I’ve been there. I know the struggle,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He’s going to get better.”UP NEXTIn Sunday’s series finale, LHP Patrick Corbin will make his debut for the Nationals, who signed him to a $140 million, six-year contract. The Mets start RHP Zack Wheeler, who is 4-8 with a 4.37 ERA against Washington over his career.

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