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Wild weekend: 7 teams, 4 Wild Card spots

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:19:22 EDT

The 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.

Harper returns to Nationals' lineup after 4 games off

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:53:24 EDT

Bryce Harper was back in the lineup Friday, as the Nationals began a three-game series with the Marlins at Nationals Park.

Baseball bids farewell to Scully, Ortiz this weekend on MLB.TV

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Two 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.

As races hit peak, MLB.TV has every pitch free

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

There 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.

Swing vote: MLB Awards balloting underway

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:50:26 EDT

The 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.

Today's starting lineups: Sept. 30

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:27:43 EDT

Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Cubs extend Hoyer, McLeod through 2021

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:38:52 EDT

The 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.

Price to return as Reds manager next year

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:19:41 EDT

The Cincinnati Reds today announced that Bryan Price will return as the club's manager in 2017.

Tigers to play makeup Monday, if needed

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:18:14 EDT

The 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.

Postseason Picture: If season ended today

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:57 EDT

MLB'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).

Leitch: Paying the Price: Replay costs Reds

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:01:07 EDT

Our collective stance has evolved quickly on replay since baseball introduced it, though not everyone has evolved along with that.

Need for seeds: Turner showers Reddick

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:25:54 EDT

Need for seeds: Turner showers Reddick

Double trouble: Cards win, ruling riles Reds

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:32:56 EDT

With 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.

O's, Canada! Birds tied atop AL Wild Card

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:25:58 EDT

The 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.

2016 tiebreaker scenarios

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:48:50 EDT

For 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?

To the races: 2016 MLB postseason schedule

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:44:11 EDT

The 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.

Fellow broadcasters on mark Scully has left

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

The 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.

Giants capitalize on errors, tighten Wild Card race

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:08:47 EDT

The 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.

Cubs-Pirates game suspended, ends in tie

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:47:36 EDT

As 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. Updated Top 100 Prospects list

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:44:23 EDT

Check out's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.

Pence goes crazy after Cueto's 2-run bunt

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:26:57 EDT

Pence goes crazy after Cueto's 2-run bunt

Hearts heavy, Marlins say goodbye to Fernandez

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:18 EDT

On 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.

Stats of the Day: Ubaldo strongest in September

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:21:14 EDT

Ubaldo 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.

Mariners hold off A's to stay in playoff chase

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:56:01 EDT

Mike 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.

Home-field advantage 'No. 1' priority for Rangers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT

The Texas Rangers are closing in on home-field advantage throughout the postseason. That advantage doesn't guarantee October success, but it beats the alternative.

With win in SD, LA still in home-field race

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:05:00 EDT

Evidently, 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.

Big Papi honored in Yankee Stadium finale

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:50:51 EDT

The 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.

Statcast of the Day: Diaz rides slider to key save

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:13:46 EDT

Edwin 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.

Freeman's hit streak snapped at 30 games

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:22:02 EDT

Over 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.

Yanks eliminated in race for AL Wild Card

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:40:28 EDT

The 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.

O's win puts end to Astros' postseason push

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:23:35 EDT

The 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.

Nats take finale, move closer to home field

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:35:37 EDT

The 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.

Price: 'A terrible way to lose a game'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:06:44 EDT

Following 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.

Giants shrug off Cardinals' disputed victory

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:16:38 EDT

The 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.

Red Sox likely to face Tribe in ALDS

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:12:19 EDT

After 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.

Timing of request key to Reds-Cards dispute

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:21:14 EDT

The 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.

Kluber on track for Game 1 or Game 2 of ALDS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:50:00 EDT

A 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.

Cueto hustles to support strong mound work

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:49:10 EDT

Johnny Cueto's deceptively fast afterburners may have been the key to the Giants' 7-2 win over the Rockies on Thursday night.

Yadi, Bengie Molina share special moment

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:39:19 EDT

Bengie 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.

Votto gets stitches but OK after throw hits chin

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:41:06 EDT

Reds 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.

Urias likely to pitch in NLDS in some capacity

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:47:56 EDT

After 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.

CC leads way as Yankees sweep Red Sox

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:20:45 EDT

On 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.

4-run 8th seals Braves' sweep of Phillies

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDT

Dansby 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.

Twins rally in 9th for 1st road win against Royals

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:15:33 EDT

After 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.

62 years ago, Mays made catch that still dazzles

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:17:19 EDT

Joey 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.

Sale to start season finale on Sunday

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:45:17 EDT

White 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.

Giants will have Shark in bullpen vs. Dodgers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:22:19 EDT

Giants 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.

Hammel won't make final start due to tight elbow

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:45:18 EDT

Cubs 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.

Sox plan weekend-long ceremonies for Ortiz

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:28:59 EDT

The 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.

Archer ends his 2016 with win over White Sox

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:41:39 EDT

Chris 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.

Cano, Bumgarner set to open weekend hot

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:15:19 EDT

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O's ride hot hand, 2nd-half star Ubaldo

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:23:13 EDT

Ubaldo 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.