According to ESPNDeportes.com, Adrian Beltre is close to signing a deal with the Texas Rangers. ESPN's report says the deal will likely be a five-year deal.Should Beltre sign with Texas, the Red Sox would receive the Rangers' first-round draft pick as compensation. Beltre hit .321 with 28 home runs and 102 RBIs for the Red Sox last season.
LOS ANGELES - Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series and will have two chances to wrap up that elusive pennant back home at Wrigley Field.
LOS ANGELES - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur's bat.
Using the borrowed lumber, Rizzo homered and ended a postseason skid with three RBIs. The rest of the Chicago Cubs' hitters broke out equally as big in routing the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 on Wednesday to even the N.L. Championship Series at 2-all.