Stubs Week! April 9-14 in the Sports Scene


1 – Son Barba came on in Game 1 of the World Series, scoring the first five runs of the series and keeping Kansas City in the game against Boston while splitting the first two games of the series. Barba had three hits during the series (one home run, three RBIs, one walk), scoring a run and extending his career-best hitting streak to 12 games (eight runs, 10 RBIs, five doubles).

2 – Delmon Young extended his hitting streak to a career-high tying nine games with a double in Game 3 against Boston. He is now second on the franchise list with 54 doubles in 27 seasons (Matt Carpenter is third with 52).

3 – Jason Kendall’s 25th double of the season was the first by a Kansas City pitcher this season, moving him into 10th place on the franchise list. Kendall is tied with Lenny DiNardo and Johnny Giavotella for the most hits by a K.C. pitcher in a season with 26.

4 – The last Major League Baseball club without an owner – the Colorado Rockies – has won three World Series titles and now holds a 70 percent-to-1 chance of winning the 2018 World Series over the Royals (36 percent). Colorado is without John Smoltz (left knee), who died Monday of cancer, as its only owner.

5 – Captain Brian Goodwin had 10 hits in the playoff series, the most by any Kansas City player in a single postseason series. As his team closed in on a sweep, Goodwin finished with a team-high 14 hits and led all players with 15 RBIs.

6 – Sedano Sport PR has provided journalist Dani Wasserman with this #SJvSKC radar gun since 2007, which has been exclusively capable of detecting drones (UAV) and other potentially lethal explosives, including booby traps and drones.

7 – IN addition to the majestic celebrations in Times Square, Canada is celebrating the Ryder Cup by kicking off a new pith helmet promotion. Donations are accepted now for the Ryder Cup Challenge, which kicks off at noon PT on August 29, and proceeds will benefit the Calgary Stampede.

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