The last-place Cincinnati Reds, who have been one of the majors’ best teams over the past month, plan to increase their payroll next season, according to president of baseball operations Dick Williams.
We do believe that we’re creating a good core to invest around, Williams told the Cincinnati Enquirer. For the first time in a couple of years, I firmly believe we’ll have a raised payroll.
The Reds have an estimated payroll of $110.9 million this season, the seventh-lowest in the majors.
After losing 43 of their first 65 games, the Reds have gone 18-8 over the past month and will send three players — Joey Votto, Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez — to next week’s All-Star Game.
Twins: RHP Lance Lynn (6-7, 5.21) is coming off a start in which he allowed just one run in six innings against Baltimore. Lynn earned the victory in his first meeting against the Royals this year, holding Kansas City to two runs in eight innings back on May wholesale nfl jerseys china 28.
Red Sox: 1B Steve Pearce exited after the second inning, when he was hit on the left ankle by a pitch from Happ. Pearce needed several minutes before going to first base and was replaced by Blake Swihart in the top of the third.
Blue Jays: LHP Ryan Borucki (0-1, 2.25 ERA) gets his fourth career start after a no-decision Sunday, when he held the New York Yankees to one run and seven hits over seven innings.
Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (11-3, 3.58) has won three of four starts and already matched his victory total from last season.
The loss dropped the Orioles a whopping 42 games under .500 (26-68), but Showalter appreciated the comeback.
The baseball gods, so to speak, were not being kind to Kevin and the team, the manager said. Our guys said the heck with it and battled back and got within a run.
Baltimore used some slick fielding to avoid falling behind in the second inning. After Scott Kingery hit a two-out double, third baseman Tim Beckham dived over the foul line https://www.cheapjerseysonlinewholesale.us.com/ to snare a grounder by Aaron Altherr, scrambled to his feet and threw out the runner.