Robert Horry Authentic Jersey The Cubs rocked Clayton Kershaw for three home runs on Sunday, chasing him after just four-plus innings.
It wasn’t enough to avoid a sweep.
The Dodgers hit four homers in a 9-4 victory to complete a sweep of the defending World Series champions.
After playing 14 innings at Minnesota’s Target Field, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria decided enough was enough. Longoria led off the top of the 15th inning with a solo shot to left
But Springer isn’t the only Astros slugger starting to find his groove. Third baseman Alex Bregman looked like a guy who needed a stint in Triple-A for most of the season, but he too has discovered a recent power surge.
The 23-year-old slugger has collected six hits with three home runs and six RBIs in his last three games. He now has five home runs in his last 10 games after failing to hit a long ball until May 14.
Guys like Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Marwin Gonzalez have been reliable offensive threats all season. Add Springer and Bregman back into the mix and this offense, surrounded by a number of other intriguing pieces, will be hard to slow down.
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There have already been rumors circulating around the Astros’ desired starting pitching targets before the July 31 trade deadline. Guys like Yu Darvish, Chris Archer and Gerrit Cole have headlined the list, but even securing a solid No. 3 or 4 option would vastly improve this team’s postseason prospects.