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If the San Diego Padres finalize their reported deal with
03-23-2019, 04:42 AM,
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If the San Diego Padres finalize their reported deal with
Manny Machado , they figure to be a bigger factor in the National League West in 2019.Per ESPN's Doug Kezirian, Westgate SuperBook has the Machado signing increasing San Diego's World Series odds from80-1 to 50-1. Meanwhile, its over-under win total jumps from76.5 to 79.5.Mark Feinsandof reported on Tuesday that Machado and the Padres have come to an agreement ona 10-year, $300 millioncontract, the largest free-agent deal in North American sports history. Yahoo Sports'Tim Brownadded that the deal will include an opt-out after five years.After news of an agreement broke, though, San Diegoexecutive chairman Ron Fowler told The Athletic'sDennis Linthat a deal had yet to be finalized and that the two sides are "continuing discussions."It may be too early for Padres fans to officially celebrate, but all signs point to a deal getting done. And what a boost it'd be for San Diego.Machado is coming off a season in which he earned his fourth career All-Star selection, hitting .297/.367/.538 with 37 home runs Joey Wendle Jersey , 35 doubles, three triples and 107 RBI in 162 games between theBaltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers last year. A midseason deal to L.A. last year familiarized him with the N.L. West, as he hit .273/.338/.487 with 13 home runs, 14 doubles and 42 RBI in 66 games for the Dodgers.He may have just four career appearances at Petco Park (8-for-18, .444 average), but his track record speaks for itself.San Diego is a team in need of an offensive boost. Last year, the Padres ranked28thin both average and runs scored while finishing24thin home runs. Those are all areas in which Machado's bat should provide help.The Padres are currently in the midst of a 12-year playoff drought. They have not posted a winning record since 2010 and have finished no higher than fourth in the N.L. West since 2014. Signing Machado may not solve all of their problems, but it seems to have increased their odds of being competitive this season. DETROIT (AP) — Arriving later than normal, Rick Renteria was a little surprised by the amount of traffic around the ballpark.Once inside , he watched his offense do almost nothing for seven innings — before a six-run eighth gave the Chicago manager a victory after a tough few days.Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson each hit a two-run double in the eighth, and the White Sox rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night in Renteria’s return to the dugout. Renteria had missed four games after experiencing lightheadedness Monday in Minnesota.“I can tell you right now that I am cleared to go, full tilt,” Renteria said after Friday’s game. “I’m going to keep it at that.”Renteria was released from a Minnesota hospital Tuesday. He spent time in Chicago, but on Friday the team said his medical tests were finished.Bench coach Joe McEwing had been managing in Renteria’s absence, and he was prepared to do so again. About two hours before the first pitch, he said Renteria was en route, but it wasn’t clear when he’d be arriving. Renteria was in the dugout when Chicago batted in the top of the first.“It was quite a bit of traffic out there around the ballpark. I didn’t realize they closed everything off,” Renteria said. “So then I got over by where the bus usually drops us off and took my suitcase out , and they escorted me into the media entrance. It actually was pretty easy, but it’s just nice to get back to the ballpark.”Chicago was down 3-0 before breaking through against All-Star reliever Joe Jimenez (4-3) and closer Shane Greene. With one out in the eighth, Moncada hit a bases-loaded double that made it 3-2 and chased Jimenez.Greene came on and allowed an RBI single by Avisail Garcia, an RBI double by Daniel Palka and Anderson’s double that made it 6-3.Thyago Vieira (1-0) got his first career victory. He retired the only batter he faced in the seventh.The White Sox improved to 4-10 this season against Detroit.Michael Fulmer allowed two hits in 4 2/3 innings for the Tigers in his return from a left oblique strain. Manager Ron Gardenhire had hoped to limit the right-hander to around 70 pitches. He ended up pulling him after 77.Fulmer hadn’t pitched since July 14.“I’m just glad to be back. It was a shorter rehab than anyone expected, including me, so that was a positive,” Fulmer said. “Everything felt good, but I would have liked to go a little longer. Gardy made the call so fast that I never got a chance to say anything — I told him to wait a little longer so I look better next time.”Victor Alcantara and Daniel Stumpf combined to retire all seven of their hitters, but in the eighth , Detroit’s more acclaimed relievers let the game slip away.Nicholas Castellanos had two RBIs and also brought in the Tigers’ other run with a double-play grounder.Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three.“I wasn’t feeling as good as I wanted,” Lopez said through a translator. “For me it was a kind of challenge today to throw the first pitch for a strike.”Jose Iglesias singled past first baseman Nicky Delmonico in the first, giving the Tigers runners at the corners with nobody out. Castellanos hit into a double play, and Detroit took a 1-0 lead.Castellanos added RBI singles with two outs in the third and seventh.NO DECISIONIt was a fifth consecutive no-decision for Lopez, who now has 13 of them on the season. Lopez has a 3.46 ERA in those 13 no-decisions.Alcantara had a chance to pick up his first major league victory before Chicago’s big eighth inning. The Detroit reliever is still 0-0 after 22 career appearances.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: OF JaCoby Jones (right hamstring strain) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo.UP NEXTThe Tigers send LHP Ryan Carpenter (1-1) to the mound Saturday night against Chicago RHP Lucas Giolito (9-9). Giolito’s 6.08 ERA is the highest in the major leagues for any pitcher who qualifies for the ERA title.

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