He has saved a career-high 49 games with a 1.27 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. What I say: Kershaw. In a unanimous vote. He’s also the first pitcher to lead the NL in ERA for three consecutive seasons since a fellow named Greg Maddux. *** AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR What the numbers say: Wil Myers, outfielder, and Chris Archer, pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays. Myers has played only a half-season but has 13 homers and 51 RBI. Archer has won nine games with a 3.21 ERA. What the standings say: Jose Iglesias, shortstop, Tigers. He not only helped vault the Boston Red Sox to first place in the AL East before being traded but is bailing out the Tigers after Jhonny Peralta’s suspension. What I say: Iglesias. Maybe he won’t be a career .310 hitter, but he better clear shelf space for those Gold Glove Awards coming his way.
Knight Bids $242 Million for USA Truck After Initial Spurn
Womens National Team match against New Zealand on Oct. 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (3:30 p.m. PT) will go on sale on Oct. 2. Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. PT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Bay Area (including many Walmart and Chavez Supermarket locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Candlestick Park except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com. As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Tuesday, Oct.
USA TODAY Sports’ Nightengale unveils his award winners
USA Truck soared as much as 44 percent, its biggest advance since its initial public offering in 1992. A representative for Van Buren, Arkansas-based USA Truck declined to comment. Knight Chief Executive Officer Kevin Knight said hed be prepared to modestly increase a $9 per share proposed offer price if additional value is identified in due diligence, according to an Aug. 28 letter. Knight, which had sought a response by Sept. 6., said an acquisition would bolster USA Trucks turnaround plan and help reverse eight consecutive quarters of net losses . Our company has a demonstrated history of operational excellence, and we believe that we can meaningfully increase the financial performance of USA Trucks operations, CEO Knight said in a statement today. USA Truck surged 38 percent to $8.90 at 11:59 a.m. in New York, after reaching $9.33. The shares had advanced 87 percent this year through yesterday. Knight rose 6.2 percent to $16.99. Good Fit The bid is 39 percent more than USA Trucks closing price yesterday, Phoenix-based Knight said in the statement.