Your Five Things For October 15th: Royals One Game Away From Clinching
1. Royals Take 3-0 Lead Over Orioles
The Kansas City Royals tops the Baltimore Orioles in the postponed Game 3 matchup winning 2-1. The Royals pitching was stellar as starter Jeremy Guthrie went 5 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks. The Royals bullpen combined to throw for 4 hit less innings only allowing 3 base runners. Wei-Yin Chen pitched for the Orioles and pitching 5 1/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. The Royals will look to sweep the Baltimore Orioles today as first pitch will 4:00 pm.
2. Giants Top Cardinals In Extra Innings
The San Fransisco Giants take a 2-1 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals after winning 5-4. Both starting pitchers had rough outings as they both gave up 4 runs. Tim Hudson for the Giants pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and John Lackey pitched 6 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. The winning run came off of Gregor Blanco's bat as there was a throwing error by the pitcher. The Giants can get closer tonight as first pitch at AT&T Park will be at 8:00 pm.
3. Winston Under Speculation Again
Jameis Winston is under further investigation as speculation has surfaced into Winston signing autographs for money. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has said he believes that Winston did not sign autographs for money. This is similar to the Todd Gurley situation who is being investigated at Georgia for signing autographs and accepting money for those autographs. Winston is not currently suspended while Todd Gurley has been suspended.
4. New Piston Out For 2 Months
Jodie Meeks is out for at least two months due to an injury to his lower back. The injury was found after a CT scan after feeling tightness in his lower back. The Pistons cannot pin point when or how the injury happened. Read more about the injury and Stan Van Gundy's comments here.
5. SEC Commissioner Stepping Down
SEC commissioner Mark Slive will step down as SEC commissioner after 13 years at the helm. Slive is stepping down because because of the recurrence of prostate cancer. Slive has seen 67 national championships come to the SEC in 15 different sports. Read more about Slive and his tenure as the head of the SEC.