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Le 24 December 2017, 05:31 dans Humeurs 0

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Le 18 November 2017, 07:56 dans Humeurs 0

Brandon Morrow, Kenley Jansen and Kenta Maeda combine for three innings of scoreless relief work in the Dodgers' series-clinching win Curtain closes on Cubs With Chicago out, MLB has not had a repeat World Series champion since the Yankees won three titles in a row from 1998-2000. Before Thursday, the Cubs had Anthony Rizzo Jerseys won five straight elimination games since the beginning of the 2016 postseason. Of 37 teams to face a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series, they became just the seventh to force a Game 5. The Cubs have played 33 games over the last three postseasons. Quintana's start Thursday, when he lasted just two-plus innings, was the second shortest by a Cubs starter over that span. The only shorter Cubs postseason start since 2015 came from Jason Hammel in Game 4 of the NLCS that October. The six earned runs Quintana allowed are the most by a Cubs starter in the postseason since Ted Lilly in Game 2 of the 2007 NLDS. With a runner on first base, Jose Quintana strikes out Justin Turner swinging for the first out of Javier Baez Jerseys the game The Cubs had one Javier Baez Jerseys hitless at-bat with runners in scoring position on Thursday, which left them 1-for-31 in those situations Addison Russell Jerseys over their last seven games. Outscored 28-8 in the series, the Cubs notched all of their runs via their seven homers. In four of the five games against the Dodgers, Chicago scored off one or more solo shots -- and nothing else. Previously, no team had put together more than two such games in a single postseason round. The 1983 Phillies are the only other team to have four games in an entire postseason in which all of their runs came via solo homers. So what are Chicago Cubs Jerseys you waiting for, stop your mouse, click here, refuel!

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Le 30 October 2017, 08:17 dans Humeurs 0

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