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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:44:57 PDT(Adds later games) Sept 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Tuesday: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1 Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 in six innings, Josh Donaldson and Ezequiel Carrera homered and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles. Carrera and Donaldson each had two RBIs for the Blue Jays (87-70) who have moved two games ahead of the Orioles (85-72) in the race for the first wild-card spot in the American League.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:25:34 PDTCole Hamels is gearing up for the playoffs by making his last start of the season Wednesday in the Milwaukee-Texas series finale at Globe Life Park. The Rangers' ace won't see the mound again until Game 1 of the American League Division Series. If he beats the Brewers, Hamels would finish a win shy of his career-high 17 set in 2012.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:57:05 PDTThe Texas Rangers have never finished with the best record in the American League in their history. Carlos Gomez, traded to Houston at the 2015 trade deadline and acquired by Texas five weeks ago, hit a mammoth three-run home run in the third inning. Jonathan Lucroy, dealt to the Rangers at this year's deadline, hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:56:14 PDTSorry, Chicago White Sox, your World Series trophy is in another castle. But hey, maybe Drake LaRoche, can find you. He has time.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:24:00 PDTIn this week's Fantasy Roundtable, the Rotoworld Baseball crew examines some of the bigger surprises from the 2016 fantasy season.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:51:38 PDTOne of the worst things about the end of the baseball season is that there will be no new highlights from Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre for at least six months. It happened on Monday night while the Rangers were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. In the fifth inning, facing Brewers pitcher Matt Garza, Beltre swung through dead air for strike three, ending his at-bat (and also the inning).
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:36:05 PDTThe only thing left on the table for the Texas Rangers in the regular season is the best record in the American League. The fourth-place team in the National League Central rocked the AL West champs 8-3 Monday night. The loss knocked Texas (92-65) a half-game back of red-hot Boston (92-64) in the race for the top mark in the Junior Circuit.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:21:41 PDT(Adds late games) Sept 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Monday: Indians 7, Tigers 4 Coco Crisp hit a two-run home run and Roberto Perez added a solo shot plus an RBI single and Cleveland's bullpen pieced together five relief innings to help the Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers and clinch their eighth American League Central Division title. Crisp and Rajai Davis singled with two out in the eighth before Perez lined a single to center to give Cleveland a 6-4 lead.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:49:48 PDTSorry, Milwaukee Brewers, your World Series trophy is in another castle. One they might want to visit in four or five years.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:22:33 PDTMonday night began with a 2016 American League West Division championship banner being unfurled from the office complex beyond center field at Globe Life Park. Jonathan Villar homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rangers 8-3. The loss dropped Texas one-half game behind the Boston Red Sox in the race for the league's best record.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:15:11 PDTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:41:05 PDTWhen the Minnesota Twins fired general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan in July, after more than 30 years with the club, there was little doubt that their front office was going to get younger. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan is reporting the Twins are about to hire 33-year-old Derek Falvey from the Cleveland Indians as their new president of baseball operations. Other industry sources are saying the same thing, but there’s been no official announcement from the Twins.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:42:10 PDT(Adds final game) Sept 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Sunday: Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 Jon Lester allowed three hits in 6-2/3 innings and the Chicago Cubs set a franchise record for victories at Wrigley Field in a season as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Lester earned his league-leading 19th victory and retiring catcher David Ross homered as the National League Central champions went 57-24 at home this season. Chicago won 56 games at the ballpark in 1933 and 1935.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:00:09 PDT"To this point, we've played at least as well if not better than anybody expected," Braun said. Braun and the Brewers will be reunited with two of those players -- catcher Jonathan Lucroy and right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress -- Monday when they open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Lucroy has been a key cog for the Rangers, who locked down the AL West championship last week.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:48:13 PDTMore importantly, manager Jeff Bannister's ballclub missed a chance to hang onto its lead in the race for home-field advantage in the playoffs. With their final six games at Globe Life Park - where they own the second-best home record in the AL - the Rangers are still confident heading into the final stretch of the regular season. ''It's crucial,'' Bannister said after Oakland rookie Jharel Cotton pitched seven crisp innings to beat Rangers 7-1.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:16:30 PDTA stinging line drive off the right leg of Cincinnati's Brandon Finnegan wasn't enough to stop the left-hander from dominating the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in what likely was his final start of the season, lifting the Reds to a 4-2 victory. ''You don't want to come out, especially that early in the game, so there was no way I was going to let them take me out,'' Finnegan said of being struck on the inside of his right knee.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:59:08 PDTReaction to the death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident Sunday:
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:09:01 PDTJonathan Villar is struggling -- badly -- but Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell isn't worried. One the more pleasant surprises on Milwaukee's roster this season, Villar entrenched himself in the leadoff spot early on in 2016 and kept on hitting, carrying a .297 average into the final month of the season. "What Jonathan -- and a couple of guys -- are going through is just the grind of a major league season," Counsell said.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:19:08 PDTHighlights from Major League Baseball games on Saturday: Nationals 6, Pirates 1 Washington won their third National League East title in the last five years with a victory over the Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Saturday night, coupled with the New York Mets' 10-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos each drove in two runs and reliever Reynaldo Lopez (4-3) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings for Washington (90-64). The Nationals' Joe Ross was making his second start since missing 66 games because of right shoulder inflammation.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:46:48 PDTDan Straily kept up his domination of the Milwaukee Brewers this season. Straily pitched into the seventh inning and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Brewers on Saturday night. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts against Milwaukee in 2016.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:00:36 PDTThe Texas Rangers became the first American League team and the second team overall — joining the Chicago Cubs — to secure a postseason berth after clinching the AL West on Friday night. The triumph continues a pretty solid run of success for the Rangers. In fact, the Rangers won it back-to-back in 2010-11 as well, before reaching and losing the World Series in both of those seasons.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:40:00 PDTHighlights from Major League Baseball games on Friday: Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 Jake Arrieta's goal may be perfection but he realizes he can occasionally ease up and still have good outcomes. Arrieta (18-7) scattered five hits in a seven-inning shutout effort as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Chicago (98-55) topped last year's 97-win total and matched the most victories by any Cubs team since 1945 with its fourth straight in the opener of a three-game weekend series.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:27:27 PDTAdrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were subdued as they began the celebration, exchanging hugs near the pitcher's mound at Oakland Coliseum. The Rangers are getting pretty good at this division title thing. Beltre hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers secured their second straight AL West title, becoming the first American League team to clinch a playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:10:38 PDTFan cheered when Mark Melancon came on to start the bottom of the ninth inning to try to protect a one-run lead for the Washington Nationals. The cheers got louder when the Pittsburgh Pirates' former closer blew his first save with his new team. Rookie Jacob Stallings' pinch-hit single in the 11th lifted the Pirates over Washington 6-5 on Friday night, preventing the Nationals from clinching a postseason berth.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:43:15 PDTJungmann will take the mound Saturday as the Brewers continue their final home series of the season against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. A day later, Jungmann was on a plane to Colorado Springs, where he would join Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate in the hopes of getting back on track. Jungmann made eight starts for the Sky Sox, going 1-3 with a 9.87 ERA and was ultimately sent to the Brewers' spring training complex in Phoenix to regroup on June 19.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:33:46 PDTMilwaukee Brewers pitcher Zach Davies has been on the mound both times his teammates have turned a triple play this season. ''In one season, to be on the mound for two triple plays, that's like a dolphin in Lake Michigan,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsel said. The triple play put an abrupt end to a first-inning threat and the Brewers got a milestone home run from Chris Carter and a late clutch hit from Ryan Braun to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:02:17 PDTTexas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been reinstated by Major League Baseball and joined the team Friday after being placed on the restricted list following an arrest on a drunken driving charge last month. Jeffress was arrested Aug. 26., less than a month after being acquired in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers before the Aug. 1 deadline. The right-handed reliever was at an inpatient rehab clinic for a little more than three weeks, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:42:24 PDTMILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Brewers turned their second triple play of the season in the first inning of Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:21:24 PDTPITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco left a game Friday night with a left facial contusion following a crash into the left-field fence while chasing a first-inning double by Washington's Bryce Harper.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:58:00 PDTIt all comes down to this: we preview the final week of MLB regular-season action, with two-starts, streamers and more.