The 58-year-old spent his entire career coaching American clubs at all levels before being appointed manager of the national team in 2006. The world was soon taking notice, particularly at the 2009 Confederations Cup where the Americans ended then-European champion Spain's 35-match winning streak en route to the final.
Toronto, Baltimore, Detroit and Seattle are battling for the two wild card spots. Porcello has put up excellent numbers in his second season in Boston and despite David Price signing a huge contract this offseason, Porcello has been the Sox' consistent ace in 2016.
The Giants clinch the second NL wild-card berth with a win over the Dodgers OR a Cardinals loss to the Pirates. Take a look at the past four years of Wild Card games: The road team has won six of the eight games. Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Mets' 5-1 victory over the Phillies on Friday night. In 30 starts, he had a 2.60 ERA and 218 strikeouts.
Betts is hitting.444 (20-for-45) during a 12-game hitting streak. Ortiz also didn't like all the trips to the mound by Sanchez. They are as close as they could get to being in the postseason. The only blemish in that span came against the Yankees on September 17 at home, when Price was knocked around for five runs on nine hits in six innings without factoring in the decision.
The heavy air kept the tee shots a little shorter and the fog blanketing the course made the greens wet and slow on the first few holes. "It's a good start", US captain Davis Love III told reporters after a chilly, overcast morning at Hazeltine gave way to bright afternoon sunshine.
Producing a clinic in high-octane pressing, Tottenham hounded City into submission in a 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane that consigned Pep Guardiola to his first loss in 12 games. "It was tough but we always felt that we were strong and we knew we could get something". City and Tottenham complete the seventh round as they started in first and second place.