Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 6th August, 2020 09:53 IST COMMENT LIVE TV Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.Javier Báez drove in two runs for the Cubs (10-2), who handed Kansas City its sixth consecutive defeat. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo each had two hits and scored twice.Darvish (2-1) was in midseason form for the second straight outing. He gave up five hits, struck out four and walked one.With the score 2-1, the Royals’ best chance to tie the game came in the sixth when Whit Merrifield was on third with one out. Darvish struck out Ryan O’Hearn and retired Salvador Perez on a grounder, ending the threat.The Cubs capitalized on one bad stretch for Royals starter Kris Bubic, who set down his first nine batters, including four strikeouts, before Bryant singled in the fourth.Rizzo followed with a walk, and then a bloop hit by Báez tied it 1-all. Willson Contreras grounded into a double play, but Rizzo scored to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.Kansas City (3-10) started the scoring in the third when a double off the left-field wall by Maikel Franco was followed by Nicky Lopez’s single, but a potential big inning was thwarted when Merrifield grounded into a double play.The Cubs took advantage of two fielding mistakes in the eighth and ninth, tacking on four runs to make it 6-1.Bubic (0-2), making his second career start, went six innings and gave up two runs. He struck out six.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: Before the game, OF Bubba Starling and RHP Glenn Sparkman were placed on the injured list. Starling was batting .211 with three RBIs. Sparkman had a 5.40 ERA and allowed nine hits in four appearances. Kansas City recalled catcher Meibrys Viloria and RHP Scott Blewett.UP NEXTRoyals RHP Brad Keller makes his season debut Thursday night after returning from the IL due to COVID-19. RHP Tyler Chatwood (2-0, 0.74 ERA) will start for the Cubs. “I feel pretty good,” Keller said Saturday. “Whenever they tell me, I’ll be ready.”Image credits: AP FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 09:53 IST Darvish Pitches Cubs Past Royals 6-1 For 6th Straight Win Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory
Dear Leslie, What can you do if your salary is non-negotiable? I don’t ask for a raise because I am certain my boss would rather replace me with a younger, cheaper employee. I have made my peace with this situation because I get to work the schedule I want, 30 hours a week. But it still bothers me sometimes knowing I’m not getting paid what I am worth, especially considering my years of experience. Dear Reader, If you are fearful your boss will fire you simply for asking for a raise, you probably do not have much job security anyway. I suggest you start thinking about Plan B. But if, as I suspect, you don’t want to ask because you are afraid of getting a “no,” I hope you’ll reconsider. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 To get a raise, you have to believe you deserve it. Prepare a request backed up by research about the prevailing rates for someone with your experience in your area, and you may get a fair hearing. Emphasize the benefits of retaining someone with your seasoning over hiring a greenhorn. Are you more efficient? More accurate? More trusted by the customers? Figure out exactly how valuable you are. If your boss says the budget is tight, that is not “no” but rather “not right now.” Ask for a review when times are better, say in three or six months. Inquire about other benefits. More time off? More support staff? Be creative in trying to identify something that may not cost the company much but would be valuable to you. Another way is to get a better offer from somewhere else, then ask your employers to beat or match it if they want you to stay. Just make sure it’s a better offer than your current situation in case they say “goodbye and good luck.” Whatever happens, you’ll be ahead of where you are now. After a little research, you may realize you don’t have such a bad deal, or you may have new impetus to find a better job – each valuable in its own way. Dear Leslie, I was invited to fly to New York for a job interview. I live in Milwaukee and only discovered when I got to the interview that the salary was $20,000 below what I would consider. Negotiating experts say you should not discuss salary until you have an offer in hand, but when lots of time and travel is involved, isn’t that a foolish strategy? Dear Reader, That depends on your goals. If time is tight, you’ve got strict salary requirements and you can’t find out through your own network of contacts, ask your prospective employer about the salary range before liftoff. But if you’ve got a little extra time and appetite for adventure, the trip might pay off in other ways, even if the job is not a perfect fit. Depending on the circumstances, you may be treated to a crash course in your competition, or a completely different industry or part of the country. Leslie Whitaker is co-author of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating.” Write her at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!