Red Sox, Yankees have final showdown
lies this season, and he gets four more chances here. The Marlins are only 7-5 against the last-place Phillies this year. land Indians in the AL Central race meet in a three-game series, though both have a more realistic chance of making the postseason by winning a wild card. The Royals dominated the series, 53-23, over the previous four seasons but have lost eight of 12 this year. Twins third baseman
has hit .413 against Kansas City with two doubles, a triple, five home runs and 23 RBI but is on the disabled list. Right fielder
is at .341 with five doubles, a homer and 10 walks. them. Both teams remain in the crowded pack seeking an AL wildcard spot and will have one more series after this one, in mid-September at Anaheim.
This four-game set, which includes a doubleheader, pits “rivals” who benefit each other. Dodgers fans buying thousands of Padres tickets increases the smallmarket club’s cash flow. The 3-9 record against L.A. aids San Diego’s quest for higher draft slots. The Dodgers are thriving under manager a former Padres player and coach whom the current brass in San Diego declined to interview for its managerial job in 2015, and they are grateful for the trade with the Padres that gave them catcher