The Guardians’ dominant September continued Friday night, as Cleveland beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 in Arlington.
The Chicago White Sox lost to the Tigers as well, extending Cleveland’s lead in the AL Central to eight games and all but wrapping up the division title for the Guardians, as their magic number has dwindled down to just three.
Cody Morris pitched a solid five innings, striking out five and giving up just one earned run on four hits. The usual suspects in the lineup did what they do, but newcomer Will Brennan continues to be a perfect fit in his short time with the team, knocking in another two runs. Brennan, a former eighth-round pick in the 2019 draft by Cleveland, is off to a hot start to his career, slashing .364/.417/.364 with three RBIs and two stolen bases in his first three games. Like so many of the other rookies who have debuted for Cleveland this season, Brennan has made an immediate impact.
Perhaps even more incredible is just how good this team is when scoring six or more runs. After Friday night’s victory, the Guardians are now 47-1 this season when scoring 6+ runs, which is just… mind-boggling. But that’s what happens when you’ve got an entire pitching staff that has really been rolling since the All-Star break.
And now, we’ll get to see how they do in the postseason.