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Sports LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox try to clinch, Max starts

05:35  23 september  2021
05:35  23 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday night. 3. Windy city weekend. Jon Lester (16-6, 3.43 ERA) will start for the NL Central- leading Cubs when they travel across Chicago to visit the White Sox. Lester is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last five starts . Lucas Giolito (10-11, 5.77 ERA) is set to pitch for the Chisox .

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A look at what’s happening around the majors on Thursday:

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Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17.

He’ll get his chance in the series finale against Seattle at the Coliseum. Bassitt (12-4, 3.22) underwent facial surgery Aug. 24 to repair three cheekbone fractures after being struck by a liner off the bat of Brian Goodwin of the White Sox.

“It’s been a little bit of a torture chamber,” Bassitt said. “I’m happy to finally be back and, hopefully, help the team win.”

Immediately after he got hurt, Bassitt let manager Bob Melvin and the medical staff know he absolutely planned to pitch again this year. Bassitt was leading the American League in wins, innings (151) and starts (25) at the time of his injury.

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The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday night. The Braves are skipping Sean Newcomb's spot New York also is trying to stay ahead of the Athletics to host that one-game playoff on Oct. 3. Windy city weekend. Jon Lester (16-6, 3.43 ERA) will start for the NL Central- leading Cubs when they travel across Chicago to visit the White Sox. Lester is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last five starts .

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“Knowing Chris obviously sells a little bit of that to us, to have that understanding of it,” athletic trainer Nick Paparesta said of the pitcher’s rapid comeback. “What’s Chris done this year? Chris has had a phenomenal season. He’s been an All-Star. What else does he have to prove? But I think he’s got something to prove to himself that he can go out there and he can do what he needs to do to help this team win and compete.”

The 32-year-old Bassitt returns to start a game between wild-card contenders.

“I’ve been ready,” he said. “It’s just a matter of there were a lot of boxes that needed to be checked. We finally checked them all off.”

MAX-IMUM

Almost unhittable at times, Max Scherzer has done everything the Dodgers hoped for -- and more -- since they got him from Washington in late July at the trade deadline.

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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt is taken off the field after getting hit in the head from a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Brian Goodwin during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. In the second inning, Bassitt threw an 89.5 mph cut fastball that Brian Goodwin drove right back up the middle. Bassitt went down on the mound when he was hit, holding his head, and his teammates quickly waved to the dugout for assistance. As players on each side looked on, Bassitt was attended to by an Oakland trainer and other personnel before he was helped into the back of a cart

Oakland manager Bob Melvin announced Bassitt will come off the injured list and start Thursday’s series finale at home against Seattle in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders. “This is something that he’s been trying to get back to doing from the very beginning,” Melvin said Tuesday. Bassitt was leading the AL with 12 wins when he was struck Aug. 17 in Chicago by a liner from Brian Goodwin of the White Sox. The 32-year-old Bassitt was carted off the field and taken to a hospital in Chicago. He received stitches for cuts in his face and had surgery for a fracture in his right cheek.

Scherzer is 7-0 with an 0.78 ERA in nine starts for Los Angeles as it tries to overtake San Francisco in the NL West. In 58 innings, he’s allowed just 31 hits and struck out 79.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 15-4 with a major league-leading 2.08 ERA. The 37-year-old righty tries to stay unbeaten with the Dodgers when he starts against Colorado at Coors Field. The Rockies will throw lefty Kyle Freeland, 3-3 with a 5.36 ERA at home this season.

Scherzer is 11-0 with a 1.90 ERA in 17 starts since a May 30 loss for the Nationals against Milwaukee. He has not allowed an earned run over his last 36 2/3 innings.

Scherzer does hope to end another streak of his. A good-hitting pitcher for most of his career, he is 0 for 55 overall at the plate this season — not safely reaching base a single time.

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José Abreu, Yasmani Grandal and the White Sox look to clinch their first AL Central title since 2008, needing to win just once in a day-night doubleheader at Cleveland.

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The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday night. Windy city weekend. Jon Lester (16-6, 3.43 ERA) will start for the NL Central- leading Cubs when they travel across Chicago to visit the White Sox. Lester is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last five starts . Lucas Giolito (10-11, 5.77 ERA) is set to pitch for the Chisox .

Oakland manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Bassitt will come off the injured list and start Thursday's series finale at home against the Seattle Mariners in a matchup of American League wild-card contenders. "This is something that he's been trying to get back to doing from the very beginning," Melvin said. "To me, it's kind of miraculous; but considering it's Chris Bassitt , not so much." Bassitt was leading the AL with 12 wins when he was struck Aug. 17 in Chicago by a liner from Brian Goodwin of the White Sox.

The White Sox are on the verge of reaching the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in team history.

Reynaldo López (3-3, 3.00 ERA) starts the opener for Chicago and Aaron Civale (11-4, 3.40) pitches for second-place Cleveland.

The White Sox have lost five of seven. Their magic number to clinch the division is two.

ADAM THE ACE

Adam Wainwright has won nine of his last 10 decisions, a big reason the Cardinals have been building their lead for the second NL wild-card spot.

The 40-year-old Wainwright (16-7, 2.89 ERA) starts against Adrian Houser (9-6, 3.43) and division-leading Milwaukee. Wainwright is second in the majors in wins behind the Dodgers’ Julio Urías and is 5-0 with a 1.51 ERA since an Aug. 17 loss to the Brewers.

St. Louis had won 10 in a row going into Wednesday night’s game at Milwaukee.

TORONTO TRYING

Left-handed Steven Matz is a career-best 13-8 with a 3.84 ERA as Toronto, battling for an AL wild-card berth, opens a series at the Minnesota Twins and Michael Pineda (7-8, 3.74).

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