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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:19:22 EDTThe 2016 regular season is heading into its final weekend. Although each of the six division races has been settled, much remains up in the air as each club plays its last series.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:53:24 EDTBryce Harper was back in the lineup Friday, as the Nationals began a three-game series with the Marlins at Nationals Park.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTTwo baseball legends begin the final weekends of their careers today as Red Sox slugger David Ortiz takes the field for one last series at Fenway Park and Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final games.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTThere are at least 45 games left on the Major League Baseball regular-season schedule, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Friday that all of those live, out-of-market MLB.TV Premium streams will be FREE to fans over more than 400 mobile or connected devices, courtesy of Chevrolet and the No. 1 sports technology.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:50:26 EDTThe Esurance MLB Awards honor baseball's greatest achievements as part of industry-wide balloting that includes your votes. Cast your ballots now to help determine the best of the year's best.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:27:43 EDTEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:38:52 EDTThe Cubs are keeping the band together. Two days after the team gave president of baseball operations Theo Epstein a five-year extension, the club on Friday announced extensions for general manager Jed Hoyer and senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod through 2021.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:19:41 EDTThe Cincinnati Reds today announced that Bryan Price will return as the club's manager in 2017.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:18:14 EDTThe Tigers and Indians waited all day Thursday for a chance to wrap up their series at Comerica Park. The rain never let up. By the end of the day, it was a rare amount of rain falling around downtown Detroit. The resulting postponement sets up a potentially crazy stretch of games for the Tigers, depending on the American League Wild Card race.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:57 EDTMLB's 10-team Postseason field includes two Wild Card clubs meeting in a one-game playoff in each league (Oct. 4 and 5) for the right to compete in the best-of-five Division Series (2-2-1 format). The League Championship Series and World Series are best-of-seven series (2-3-2 format).
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:01:07 EDTOur collective stance has evolved quickly on replay since baseball introduced it, though not everyone has evolved along with that.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:25:54 EDTNeed for seeds: Turner showers Reddick
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:32:56 EDTWith the Cardinals having just squandered a late lead, Yadier Molina delivered a walk-off RBI double to lift St. Louis to a 4-3 victory over the Reds at Busch Stadium on Thursday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:25:58 EDTThe American League Wild Card race is going down to the final weekend of the regular season. The Orioles made sure of that. Baltimore moved into a tie for the first AL Wild Card spot with a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. The Orioles entered this series needing to take two of three to keep their hopes of the top spot alive, and in the end, that's exactly what they did.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:48:50 EDTFor all the numbers of notoriety in the increasingly data-driven sport of baseball, the one still paramount in the 162-game schedule is winning percentage. But what happens when even that supreme stat can't decide things?
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:44:11 EDTThe 2016 postseason will open with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in an AL city to be determined.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe season-long retirement party for Dodgers broadcaster and baseball legend Vin Scully is in full swing and nearing its close. With each inning and each pitch called in Scully's unforgettable voice, we realize that the 67-year reign of the king of the profession is that much closer to ending on Oct. 2.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:08:47 EDTThe San Francisco Giants got everything they needed Thursday night. They reclaimed some of their lost offense, received a strong performance from starter Johnny Cueto and recorded a much-needed victory with a 7-2 decision over the Colorado Rockies.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:47:36 EDTAs the Pirates and Cubs discovered Thursday night, there is tying in baseball. Their series finale at PNC Park was suspended and declared a 1-1 tie after being delayed by rain.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:44:23 EDTCheck out MLBPipeline.com's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:26:57 EDTPence goes crazy after Cueto's 2-run bunt
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:18 EDTOn Thursday, funeral services were held for two-time All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Miami. The private service was attended by family, friends, the Marlins' organization and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:21:14 EDTUbaldo Jimenez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as Baltimore blanked Toronto, 4-0. In five September starts, Jimenez owns a 2.31 ERA and a 0.829 WHIP.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:56:01 EDTMike Zunino's home run in the seventh broke a tie and Seattle tacked on another run in the eighth in a victory over the A's on Thursday. Chad Pinder hit his first big league home run and the A's got one more run in the ninth before Edwin Diaz closed things out for Seattle.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDTThe Texas Rangers are closing in on home-field advantage throughout the postseason. That advantage doesn't guarantee October success, but it beats the alternative.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:05:00 EDTEvidently, Joc Pederson and the Dodgers too keen on the idea of a cross-country flight early next week. With a pair of timely doubles and three RBIs, Pederson lifted the Dodgers to a 9-4 victory over the Padres in Thursday's Petco Park finale. With the win, Los Angeles stayed alive in the race for home-field advantage in its upcoming National League Division Series against Washington.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:50:51 EDTThe Yankees put the heat of their long-standing rivalry with the Red Sox aside for a few minutes on Thursday night with a thoughtful ceremony to honor David Ortiz, who was playing his 117th and final game in the Bronx.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:13:46 EDTEdwin Diaz is just a 22-year-old rookie, but the right-hander has thrived in some big spots for the Mariners since his debut in June.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:22:02 EDTOver the course of the past week, Freddie Freeman has said that all streaks eventually come to an end. But, it's safe to say he was hoping his streak would have lasted at least a few more days to provide him some material to use during his trash-talking exchanges with his good friend Dan Uggla.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:40:28 EDTThe Yankees recognized that their chances of reaching the postseason had faded, most recently following a four-game sweep at Fenway Park and then certainly when they lost three of four games to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre this past weekend.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:23:35 EDTThe Astros will not be returning to the postseason in 2016. Houston was officially eliminated from contention on Thursday night, when the Orioles defeated the Blue Jays, 4-0, at Rogers Centre. Baltimore moved into a tie with Toronto atop the American League Wild Card standings, and neither team can finish worse than 87-75.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:35:37 EDTThe Nationals' lineup Thursday was once again missing many of its usual stars, with Wilson Ramos out for the season and Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper nursing injuries. But that didn't stop Dusty Baker's squad, which rode big games from several replacements to a 5-3 win over the D-backs at Nationals Park.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:06:44 EDTFollowing a controversial 4-3 walk-off loss to the Cardinals on Yadier Molina's RBI double, Reds manager Bryan Price hustled through the exiting crowd of fans behind home plate to get to the umpires before they reached their locker room. He got to them, but he was too late in his efforts to change the outcome.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:16:38 EDTThe Giants didn't seem to dwell over the St. Louis Cardinals' controversial 4-3 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday that kept them a game behind San Francisco in the National League Wild Card race.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:12:19 EDTAfter being swept in the Bronx by the Yankees, it is now likely that the American League East champion Red Sox will face the AL Central champion Indians in the AL Division Series, which starts on Oct. 6 on TBS.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:21:14 EDTThe Cardinals' 4-3 walk-off win over the Reds on Thursday -- a crucial victory as St. Louis works to chase San Francisco in the Wild Card standings -- was laced with controversy, as Yadier Molina's RBI double, by rule, should not have been a game-winning hit at all.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:50:00 EDTA mound visit is enough to elicit a steely glare from Corey Kluber. Given the durability and determination of their ace, the Indians know that the leader of their rotation does not want his current health issue to interfere with starting in the American League Division Series.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:49:10 EDTJohnny Cueto's deceptively fast afterburners may have been the key to the Giants' 7-2 win over the Rockies on Thursday night.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:39:19 EDTBengie Molina was on the radio call on Thursday as his younger brother Yadier hit a home run and a walk-off double to give the Cardinals the victory.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:41:06 EDTReds first baseman Joey Votto's third hit of Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals came with a painful price. Votto exited the game after being struck in the face by a throw in the eighth inning. Votto had lofted an opposite field double to left and was struck on the chin by Tommy Pham's throw as he slid feet-first into second base. He could be seen bleeding as Reds trainers looked him over.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:47:56 EDTAfter Julio Urias' final start of the regular season, the Dodgers are still unsure about whether he would start a potential Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals, but after his three scoreess innings in a 9-4 win over the Padres on Thursday, his case is strong for a spot on the postseason roster.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:20:45 EDTOn the evening that the Yankees' playoff hopes met their end, CC Sabathia completed his season on a strong note, striking out eight over 7 1/3 efficient frames in a 5-1 victory to complete a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDTDansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:15:33 EDTAfter nine straight losses at Kauffman Stadium, the Twins rallied for three runs in the ninth off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera to secure a 7-6 win in the series finale on Thursday night.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:17:19 EDTJoey Amalfitano was a bonus baby with the Giants in 1954, which meant he had to spend the entire regular season in the big leagues even if he appeared in only nine games. Even if he had only five at-bats, all five coming in the final week of the regular season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:45:17 EDTWhite Sox ace Chris Sale will make the start Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field in the season finale against the Twins, as announced by manager Robin Ventura Thursday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:22:19 EDTGiants manager Bruce Bochy seized upon Jeff Samardzija's suggestion that he could perform in relief during this weekend's series against the Dodgers, declaring Thursday that the right-hander will indeed be available out of the bullpen.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:45:18 EDTCubs righty Jason Hammel was scratched from his final regular-season start, which was scheduled for Friday, because of tightness in his right elbow, but he said it was a precautionary move so he is ready for the postseason.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:28:59 EDTThe Red Sox and their fans are ready to celebrate David Ortiz's final regular-season weekend at Fenway Park, which will start Friday night against the Blue Jays.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:41:39 EDTChris Archer entered and exited Thursday night's series finale against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field with the same 19 losses, as the Rays salvaged the final of four games in Chicago with a 5-3 victory.
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:23:13 EDTUbaldo Jimenez, who had struggled enough to be demoted to the bullpen, continued his sensational second-half turnaround on Thursday night to move the Orioles into a tie with the Blue Jays for the top American League Wild Card spot. Jimenez -- who has been the O's most consistent pitcher over the past month -- again came up big, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Baltimore's 4-0 critical road series win.