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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:26:24 PDT
Bryan Price will return as the Cincinnati Reds manager next season. The last-place team announced the decision Friday before playing the Chicago Cubs. The entire coaching staff also has been offered contracts for 2017.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:21:09 PDT
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and scouting and player development director Jason McLeod agreed to contract extensions through the 2021 season Friday, mirroring president of baseball operations Theo Epstein's deal two days earlier.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:11:41 PDT
Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor. A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa to work with prospects taking part in instructional league. Wearing white pinstripe pants and a dark blue Yankees T-shirt, Rodriguez talked with Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford and Jorge Mateo after early hitting drills on Derek Jeter Field.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:54:44 PDT
Ubaldo Jimenez is rounding into form at the right time for the Baltimore Orioles. Jimenez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 4-0 on Thursday night, moving into a tie with Toronto in the AL wild card race with three games remaining. ''(Jimenez) was in command pretty much all night,'' Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:36:53 PDT
There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn't have won on Yadier Molina's double. A game with playoff implications turned on a missed call Thursday night when Molina got credit for a winning double with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Reds 4-3. ''I just kept my head down and kept running,'' Molina said.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:27:22 PDT
The up-and-down Giants are going down to the wire in a bid to keep their even-year magic going. With three games left, manager Bruce Bochy's ballclub is sandwiched between the Mets and Cardinals in the race for the two NL wild-card spots with two games separating the three teams. It's not exactly how Bochy envisioned it, not after the Giants went into the All-Star break with the best record in the majors.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:15:51 PDT
Starlin Castro was at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night when Baltimore finished a 4-0 win at Toronto, eliminating the Yankees from postseason contention. Knowing New York had failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in four years, the mind of Yankees manager Joe Girardi immediately shifted attention to 2017.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:59:53 PDT
Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business. ''We weren't supposed to be here today,'' Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said. ''It's very difficult to understand this,'' said the Rev. Jose Alvarez, Catholic ministry liaison to the Marlins.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:13:44 PDT
Freddie Freeman's 30-game hitting streak ended Thursday night when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game. The longest hitting streak in the majors since 2011, when Atlanta's Dan Uggla went 33 straight, is over yet the Braves continue winning - especially against Philadelphia. Moments after Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez (3-5) struck out Freeman, Matt Kemp doubled off the wall in right field.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:31:38 PDT
The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates played to the first tie game in the major leagues since 2005 when rain forced the teams to stop in the sixth inning Thursday night with the score 1-all. The Cubs and Pirates aren't scheduled to play again this season, and the game won't be made up because it doesn't affect postseason positioning. Willson Contreras had two hits and scored for the NL Central champion Cubs, who have already clinched the best record in the majors.