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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:36:46 EDTMark Teixeira was the one mobbed by his teammates at home plate, hitting a walk-off grand slam off Joe Kelly in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Yankees to a 5-3 victory, but the Red Sox still clinched the American League East title on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:23:30 EDTThe Orioles' Hyun Soo Kim came through with a pinch-hit two-run homer with one out in the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre, turning what was on track to be a discouraging loss into a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays. The win pulled Baltimore within one game of Toronto for the top AL Wild Card spot while also maintaining the Orioles' two-game cushion over the Mariners, who defeated the Astros earlier Wednesday. Detroit dropped to 1 1/2 games back of the Orioles, pending the result of its game on Wednesday night against Cleveland.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:19:29 EDTThe Tigers couldn't beat the rain Wednesday night, but they had just enough at-bats to beat the Indians. Miguel Cabrera's three-run home run in the fifth inning came right before the downpour that stopped play at Comerica Park to finish out a rain-shortened 6-3 win.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:10:03 EDTCarlos Gomez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Rangers rallied for an 8-5 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night in the rubber game at Globe Life Park.
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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:24:52 EDTPirates first baseman John Jaso hit his way to PNC Park history on Wednesday night, completing the first cycle in the history of Pittsburgh's ballpark along the Allegheny River in the Bucs' 8-4 win over the Cubs. Jaso went 4-for-4 with five RBIs.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:16:57 EDTDespite their loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, the Red Sox clinched the American League East championship by virtue of the Blue Jays' loss to the Orioles. That means that with four days to go on the regular-season schedule, all six division crowns have been claimed.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:59:55 EDTWhenever Jeurys Familia notches a new saves milestone, Mets manager Terry Collins likes to tell the story of his ascension to the closer's role. Collins tells the tale as if it happened decades ago. In reality, it has been 17 months.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:15:27 EDTWith the Royals' elimination from the American League Wild Card race on Wednesday, Major League Baseball's record for consecutive years without a repeat champion officially increased to 16 -- one behind the National Hockey League for the longest among North American professional sports -- as an overall era of competitive balance takes unprecedented hold.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:14:15 EDTWhile it is the dream of every organization and fan base to be the last ones standing when the Fall Classic wraps up, the fact of the matter is that some need it more than others.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:56:59 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).
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:16:16 EDTThe joy was in all corners of the visitors' clubhouse on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, and it had everything to do with the journeys -- both individual and collective.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:33:14 EDTOn Wednesday night, the O's Hyun Soo Kim came through with the biggest hit of his young big league career, delivering a lead-changing, pinch-hit two-run home run with one out in the ninth inning of a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:50:24 EDTAnthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist briefly traded roles
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:42:38 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:57:22 EDTWith just four days remaining in the regular season, the Wild Card races in both the National League and American League are heading down to the wire. Several games on Thursday will have huge postseason implications, making for a must-see slate of action around the Majors.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:22:11 EDTCelebrate Scully with 10 of his very best stories
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:16:26 EDTAngels outfielder Mike Trout left Wednesday's game against the A's in the eighth inning after he was hit behind the left shoulder by a pitch from Oakland reliever John Axford.
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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:47:06 EDTIt was the first chance for Tim Tebow to show that everything he'd done was worth it -- the change of sports, the open workout for nearly every Major League team, the ensuing media and fan circus that followed everything he did. He'd played in some intrasquad games and participated in some open workouts, but Wednesday afternoon was his first chance to play in a real game.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:46:59 EDTThe emotionally draining three-game series ended on Wednesday night where it started, with grieving players gathering on the mound and in their own way paying respect to Jose Fernandez.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:41:45 EDTFreddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to an MLB-best 30 games this season with a single up the middle off of Phillies reliever Phil Klein in the bottom of the sixth inning. Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., had previously had a 29-game hitting streak that was the longest in the Majors in 2016.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:29:40 EDTRenfroe homered on top of warehouse roof
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:01:35 EDTAn organization and hundreds of its grieving fans gathered at Marlins Park on Wednesday afternoon to bid farewell to All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez, whose tragic death has rocked South Florida and the sports world.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:13:49 EDTRobinson Cano launched a three-run homer in the first inning -- his ninth against Houston in 19 games this year -- off struggling starter Doug Fister, and Seth Smith capped a three-run second inning with a two-run single to send Seattle to a 12-4 rout on Wednesday afternoon in the final regular-season game of the year at Minute Maid Park.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:31:44 EDTCarlos Gomez is back, which means that the amount of excitement in Major League Baseball has increased. Released by the Astros on Aug. 18, after a truly substandard performance, Gomez has revived his career with the Rangers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:51:05 EDTThe Cubs and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein have agreed to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:40:51 EDTThe backdrop was surreal.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDTSeventy-five years ago, Ted Williams entered the final weekend of the 1941 regular season hitting .401. It had already been a fine season for The Splendid Splinter. Beyond his average, he led the Majors in home runs with 37, as well as on-base percentage, slugging percentage and runs scored. The Red Sox wanted Williams to sit out their last three games, ensuring he would finish the season above .400. But Williams, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966, refused.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:49:57 EDTCardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh downplayed the severity of the groin tightness that bumped him from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, insisting that he expects to be available for the final four games of the regular season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:14:16 EDTDays shy of October, Mets manager Terry Collins' head is swimming with the possibilities of postseason play. There are tiebreakers to consider, play-in games and National League Wild Card scenarios running every which way. There are thoughts of pitchers on short and extra rest, tune-up starts and must-win games. There are planes, trains and buses, ready to whisk the Mets in umpteen different directions.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:31:10 EDTAfter the Reds held off a late Cardinals rally Wednesday night, the Giants were in prime position to extend their lead on St. Louis in the National League Wild Card standings. But Tyler Chatwood had other plans.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:55:26 EDTThe Cardinals may be scoreboard-watching, but no one else's results matter if they don't start tabulating victories of their own. And on Wednesday night, they fell to the Reds, 2-1, in a loss that dropped St Louis further back in a race entering its final days.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:54:35 EDTThe American League East champion Red Sox know that they will open their postseason run on Oct. 6 in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. They just don't know where they will play or who it will be against.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:19:10 EDTThe Nationals left the door wide open for the Dodgers to gain some ground Wednesday night in the race for home-field advantage in their upcoming National League Division Series. A pair of Padres rookies helped slam it shut. Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot had two hits and two runs apiece, as the Padres played spoiler to their division rivals with a 6-5 victory.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:40:38 EDTRight-hander Michael Fulmer gets it.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:00:35 EDTMoments after thunder rumbled at Comerica Park, Miguel Cabrera brought some thunder of his own with a three-run home run to right field to give the Tigers a 6-3 lead over the Indians.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:30:45 EDTTodd Frazier made no secret of the fact that a 40-home run season meant a great deal to him during his first year playing on Chicago's South Side.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:03:46 EDTThe Angels got a two-run home run from Kole Calhoun as part of a eight-run fourth inning Wednesday, as they coasted to a victory over the A's. Andrelton Simmons and Shane Robinson each knocked in two runs. Khris Davis hit his 41st home run of the season for the A's and Marcus Semien added a three-run shot.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:40:24 EDTRangers starter Cole Hamels got off to a rough start on Wednesday night in his final outing of the regular season. But he finished strong, the Rangers rallied for an 8-5 victory over the Brewers, and Hamels said he is ready for postseason.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:12:39 EDTThe long journey for Red Sox manager John Farrell from cancer recovery to another World Series championship is only partially complete, he said on Wednesday night as his club locked up the American League East title.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:01:46 EDTThe ball rocketed through the mist toward right field, and as Mark Teixeira tracked its flight, he spread his arms wide to embrace a memory that he will savor for the rest of his life. If this turns out to be his last trip around the bases, a walk-off grand slam to beat the Red Sox will do just fine.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:32:16 EDTCubs manager Joe Maddon thought Jake Arrieta pitched well on Wednesday night, but the right-hander wasn't happy with his final regular-season start, which felt more like a Cactus League game than a tune-up for the postseason.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:34:28 EDTAdrian Beltre avoids Jonathan Villar's tag amazingly
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:59:10 EDTYankees walked-off, but Red Sox clinched so whatever
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:30:00 EDTThe Indians are currently down their top three starters, but ace Corey Kluber is not expected to be sidelined for long. Barring any setbacks, Kluber's mild quadriceps strain should not get in the way of him logging a couple bullpen sessions in the days leading up to the American League Division Series.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:03:17 EDTDuring an interview on a Washington radio station earlier in the day, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo called left-hander Gio Gonzalez the team's most capable No. 3 starter in the postseason. But in what was likely his final start of what has been an uneven regular season, Gonzalez needed 100 pitches to complete 3 2/3 innings as the D-backs cruised to a 3-0 victory in a 5 1/3-inning, rain-shortened game at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:50:49 EDTNeither rain nor more rain again could keep Miguel Gonzalez from his appointed rounds during a 1-0 White Sox victory over the Rays on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:26:28 EDTCubs outfielder Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates in the fifth inning with a mild left ankle sprain suffered when he crashed into the left-field wall. The Cubs wanted to see how he responded overnight, and Coghlan was not expected to play Thursday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:32:45 EDTDansby Swanson recorded a pair of extra-base hits through the first three innings and Matt Kemp provided Mike Foltynewicz more cushion with a two-run home run that accounted for just a portion of the damage the Braves produced against Adam Morgan in Wednesday night's 12-2 win at Turner Field.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:08:56 EDTThe Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth -- fueled by an RBI double from Kendrys Morales and a two-run single from Alex Gordon -- to beat the Twins, 5-2, on Wednesday night, their fourth straight win. But the Royals were eliminated from postseason contention as Baltimore beat Toronto.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:41:55 EDTFor the fourth straight year, there will be Major League Baseball in Montreal. This time, the Pirates are getting in on the action. The Pirates will wrap up Spring Training next year with a pair of exhibition games against the Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium north of the border. The clubs are scheduled to play Friday, March 31, at 7:05 p.m. ET and Saturday, April 1, at 1:05 p.m.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:45:05 EDTNearly a year ago, Jake Arrieta crushed the Pirates' postseason hopes before they could truly begin, tossing a shutout in the Cubs' National League Wild Card Game victory. On Wednesday night, John Jaso led Pittsburgh's recent revenge tour against the Cubs right-hander, hitting for the first cycle in PNC Park history as the Bucs scored seven runs off Arrieta in an 8-4 win.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:08:56 EDTCubs outfielder Jorge Soler, sidelined because of soreness on his right side, is expected to rejoin the team in Cincinnati this weekend for the final regular-season series. His status will affect how the Cubs finalize their roster for the National League Division Series, which begins Oct. 7.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:53:34 EDTThe Red Sox will get a better read on Drew Pomeranz's availability for the rest of the season when he throws a bullpen session prior to Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:24:54 EDTThe lineup card posted on the door of the Tigers' clubhouse on Wednesday looked unusual. Separately, the names looked familiar. They just hadn't been seen together in order in a while.