Shields outdueled in stellar night on mound

James Shields started the second half of the 2018 season at Safeco Field doing pretty much what he did throughout the season’s first half: Pitching well, but not getting a victory. Seattle claimed a 3-1 win Friday night, despite Shields (4-11) going seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out five.

July 21, 2018

Lester tagged for 8 runs in Cubs’ lopsided loss

All-Star Jon Lester had a chance to become the National League’s first 13-game winner on Friday afternoon. Instead, the Cubs left-hander had a tough time with his command, lasting a season-low three innings, and the team had to turn to three position players to pitch in an 18-5 loss to the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

July 20, 2018