MLB: For the wedge to tighten! Cubs hits Craig Kimbrel with everything and removes save

MLB For the wedge to tighten Cubs hits Craig Kimbrel

The return of the right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel at Wrigley Field was not positive … at least not at the time for his team of the Chicago White Sox. Kimbrel entered the bottom of the eighth inning of the White Sox’s 8-6 victory Friday afternoon in 10 innings with a three-run lead and gave it up with a three-run homer from the veteran. Andrew Romine of the Chicago Cubs.

Kimbrel’s four hits allowed in the inning marked only the second time in his career. Kimbrel was traded to the Sox last Friday in exchange for second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-hander and sprinter Codi Heuer, who pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Cubs. Here is the video of Romine’s HR:

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks entered Friday’s start with an 11-0 record with a 2.78 ERA in his last 15 trips to the mound. The White Sox scored their runs in the fourth on an Andrew Vaughn single to center field and a two-out, two-strike single by Seby Zavala to right field. Hendricks had a streak in the positive direction.

Hernandez hit when he got a chance to hit in the eighth, hitting left-hander Kyle Ryan’s first pitch for a two-run homer to left center field.

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The explosion came with two outs, after Zavala’s nine-pitch at-bat against the hulking Trevor Megill ended with a groundout over a knockdown by first baseman Frank Schwindel for a hit. It was Hernandez’s 19th home run this season and his 12th hit from the right side of the plate.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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