Major league teams’ records in series this season:
5-2-1— Brewers, Giants
2-4-1— Pirates, Nationals
1-4-2— Braves, Cubs
6-0-1— Blue Jays
5-1-1— New York
3-3-1— Guardians, Mariners
3-4— Orioles, White Sox, Rangers
2-4-1— Astros, Royals, A’s
1-5-1— Red Sox
— Last three starts for Cardinals P Miles Mikolas were all 0-0 after five innings; 33-year old Mikolas is off to a 1-1, 1.52 start for the Redbirds.
— Angels 6, White Sox— Halos led 6-0 in middle of 9th inning; Chicago wound up down 6-5 and had the bases loaded before Ryan Tepera came in to get the last out.
— I’ll say this again; putting microphones on the umpire to explain replay decisions is a very good change for baseball.
— Red Sox started an extra inning Saturday by walking the leadoff hitter intentionally, creating force plays at third and second. Since the game was tied, this was very smart, but hasn’t been dome a lot. Baltimore scored anyway, but you can do the right thing and still lose.
— Will be fascinating to see what the Cleveland Browns do next; at some, the NFL is going to suspend QB Deshaun Watson, probably for at least six games. Will the Browns keep Baker Mayfield and expect him to hold down the fort until Watson becomes eligible to play?
Seattle needs a quarterback; will the Browns trade him there? Cleveland also has Jacoby Brissett and Josh Dobbs to back up Watson when the time comes. Otherwise, any place Mayfield gets dealt to, he is probably the backup this season, except maybe Houston, if he went there.
— Cincinnati Bearcats had nine players drafted this weekend, but number for an AAC team, but they’re also heading to the Big X soon, so they’ll obviously need to keep producing top-flight players.
— Texas Longhorns didn’t have any players drafted this weekend, first time since 2014.
Bucks 101, Celtics 89:
— Boston shot 18-50 (36%) on the arc, 10-34 (29.4%) inside the arc.
— Milwaukee shot 25-56 inside arc (44.6%), 12-34 on arc (35.3%).
— Bucks are the defending champs; they’re not getting enough respect.
Warriors 117, Grizzlies 116:
— No one scored in last 0:36.6 of this game.
— Jordan Poole scored 31 points in 38:00 off bench.
— Ja Morant had 34 points, 10 assists.
— Draymond Green got tossed in second quarter for a flagrant foul.