American League

Can hard-throwing Cabrera challenge Chapman's throne?

Aroldis Chapman may finally have some competition for the title of baseball's hardest-throwing pitcher.

Of course, the Cuban left-hander raised the bar even higher over the past week.

Chapman reached 105.1 mph Monday night, matching the fastest pitch since Major League Baseball started tracking speeds in 2008. Chapman — whose stint with the New York Yankees could end at any moment with the trade deadline approaching — threw 13 pitches of at least 104 mph from Monday through Saturday. Nobody in baseball had reached that mark all season until then.

Chapman's fastball has been in a class by itself — to the point that has a "Chapman...