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Yanks bust out brooms vs. Twins in playoff push

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:58:59 EDT

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez launched back-to-back homers, and Didi Gregorius also went deep as the Yankees continued to fire on all cylinders in pursuit of a postseason berth, completing a series sweep of the Twins with an 11-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Stanton launches No. 56 to pad Marlins' rout

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:24:50 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton delivered a two-run homer off Erik Goeddel in the eighth inning at Marlins Park on Wednesday. The blast, No. 56, punctuated the Marlins' 9-2 victory over the Mets, completing the three-game sweep.

Rox shut out by Giants, losing grip on WC spot

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:02:50 EDT

Should the Colorado Rockies miss qualifying for the postseason, their season-ending tale of woe likely will include their 4-0 loss Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants. The outcome sealed a two-game series win for the Giants, who hampered the Rockies' bid to secure the National League's second Wild Card.

Today's starting lineups: Sept. 20

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:36:34 EDT

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

Dress for October: Get postseason gear

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:44:58 EDT

Check out and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more for each team.

Judge hits HR No. 45 as young Yanks rake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:18:19 EDT

The young Yankees busted out the bats in convincing fashion in Wednesday afternoon's 11-3 win over the Twins, as Aaron Judge cracked his American League-leading 45th home run in the third inning, going back-to-back with fellow "Baby Bomber" Gary Sanchez off right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Nelson expected to miss 'a chunk' of 2018

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:04:32 EDT

Jimmy Nelson is expected to miss "a chunk" of the 2018 season while recovering from right shoulder surgery, Brewers general manager David Stearns said Wednesday.

Polite Didi Gregorius began his home run trot ... by apologizing to opposing catcher Jason Castro

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:56:46 EDT

Gregorius apologized to catcher after bat flip

Sore left knee may end Britton's season

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:04:48 EDT

Orioles closer Zach Britton's season has been riddled with injuries, and due to concern over his left knee, it could end early.

Postseason Picture: If the season ended today

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:48:56 EDT

MLB's 10-team postseason field includes 2 Wild Card clubs meeting in a 1-game playoff in each league (Oct. 3 & 4) for the right to compete in the best-of-5 Division Series (2-2-1 format). The LCS and World Series are best of 7 games (2-3-2 format).

Lupica: Astros on mission, bringing joy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:09:49 EDT

The Astros didn't change what Harvey did to Houston. Didn't save a life or repair a home. The Astros just did what sports can sometimes do at times like this, in places like this. They just produced some normalcy for a few hours a day. Provided a welcome distraction. They made people cheer.

Young fan injured after being hit by ball in Bronx

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:32:13 EDT

A young fan was struck by a batted ball in the fifth inning of the Yankees' 11-3 win against the Twins on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, briefly halting play on the field while the child received medical attention.

Rivera among Cubs watching Hurricane Maria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:10:34 EDT

The Cubs' Javier Baez, Rene Rivera and Victor Caratini were checking their cell phones nonstop on Wednesday, hoping to get word from family and friends in Puerto Rico that they were OK after Hurricane Maria.

Packed field for Esurance Best Fan Catch

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:46:33 EDT

Fans may not help decide the outcome of baseball games, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate when they too flash the leather. The group of nominees for the Esurance MLB Award for Best Fan Catch marveled with their creativity as they reeled in mementos from the contest they paid to see.

Explaining possible postseason tiebreakers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:22:48 EDT

Is this the year anarchy envelopes the MLB standings and a mess of math and travel overtakes the early part of the postseason schedule? One figures it's bound to happen eventually, and a 2017 season with a crazy assortment of clubs still in contention with scant weeks remaining -- especially in that American League Wild Card race -- is a good candidate for chaos.

Roberts giving scuffling Baez a couple days off

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:11:37 EDT

Pedro Baez critics should note that the right-hander not only won't be pitching the remaining two games of the current series against the Phillies, but he also won't even be in the Dodgers' bullpen.

Despite getting swept in NY, Twins look ahead

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:10:34 EDT

Even with a new regime and a lineup full of youngsters, Yankee Stadium remains the Twins' house of horrors.

Padres sign Richard to 2-year extension

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:21:42 EDT

The San Diego Padres have extended the contract of left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard through the 2019 season, Executive Vice President & General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

Former All-Star Diaz returns to Cardinals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:44:57 EDT

The story of Aledmys Diaz's journey from Cuba to the big leagues has yet to be completely written. The first two chapters, however, have been interesting. The Cardinals recalled the 27-year-old infielder, as well as right-hander Josh Lucas, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Wednesday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Hamilton returns from DL, eyes steals crown

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:35:31 EDT

Even if he wasn't in the starting lineup vs. the Cardinals on Wednesday, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton was a happy man. Hamilton was activated from the 10-day disabled list after he had been out with a fractured left thumb.

Icing on cake: Springer comes up big on b-day

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:25 EDT

Before he was blowing out candles for his 28th birthday on Tuesday, George Springer was blowing by a throw at the plate in a critical eighth inning in an eventual 3-1 Astros win, the club's fifth straight.

Martinez proving invaluable to D-backs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:00:48 EDT

It's been a little more than two weeks since D-backs right-fielder J.D. Martinez became only the 18th player in Major League history to hit four homers in a game. And since then, the homers and overall production has just kept coming.

DYK? MLB's HR record eclipsed in '17

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:20:38 EDT

This has been a banner year for the long ball, and that culminated on Tuesday night when a new single-season home run record was set.

Anibal proving he has more to offer in 2018

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:40:19 EDT

As Anibal Sanchez walked to the dugout and received the obligatory handshake from manager Brad Ausmus on Wednesday, a scattering of the crowd at Comerica Park stood up to applaud him for his second straight outing of six innings and one run allowed, and probably for more than that.

Belt, out with concussion, takes part in drills

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:43:19 EDT

First baseman Brandon Belt, who has undergone most of his recovery from concussion symptoms in private, ran light sprints and performed agility exercises in short left field at AT&T Park before Wednesday's game.

Big flies back Urena as Marlins sweep Mets

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:48:56 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton delivered an awe-inspiring two-run homer in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon, but it was the eight strong innings thrown by Jose Urena that set the tone in the Marlins' 9-2 win over the Mets at Marlins Park.

Brantley shut down, no timetable for return

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:52:41 EDT

Michael Brantley received a second opinion on his right ankle sprain on Monday, the result of which has put his postseason availability further into question, the team announced on Wednesday.

Flowers to return; Braves cautious with Inciarte

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:17:44 EDT

While Tyler Flowers' left hand has improved enough for him to appease R.A. Dickey's wish to be behind the plate for Thursday night's series finale against the Nationals, the Braves will further evaluate Ender Inciarte's thumb before allowing him to resume his pursuit of a 200-hit season.

The Yankees turned their thumbs-down celebration into a very good T-shirt

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:42:44 EDT

The Yankees turned fan's thumbs-down into a T-shirt

Johnny Cueto made Hunter Pence slow down his homer trot so he wouldn't pass him on the bases

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:23:43 EDT

Cueto slows down Pence's home run trot

Semien provides offense as A's sweep Tigers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:59:00 EDT

Marcus Semien's three RBIs supported seven scoreless innings from Daniel Mengden, sending the A's to their second series sweep of the Tigers at Comerica Park in three years with a 3-2 win Wednesday afternoon.

Castro getting back in groove at plate

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:04:16 EDT

Starlin Castro says that he is a more dangerous hitter when he is able to use the entire field, which is why the Yankees have been encouraged to see the All-Star infielder get back to spraying balls around the diamond.

Rosario recovering; aiming to return Friday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:48:05 EDT

After spending all day Tuesday confined to his hotel room, shortstop Amed Rosario returned to the Mets' clubhouse Wednesday morning feeling "a lot better." He attributed his stomach illness, which has sidelined him since Monday, to an improperly cooked meal he ate over the weekend.

Ausmus coy about future as Tigers enter rebuild

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:17:21 EDT

The remark from Brad Ausmus came at the tail end of a question about Nicholas Castellanos batting in the middle of the order and whether that would continue long-term.

Moore stands by philosophy of KC's strategy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:51:50 EDT

Royals general manager Dayton Moore knows the question will be coming if his team doesn't make a miraculous run down the stretch: Why didn't you sell at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, considering all of Kansas City's pending free agents?

Alfonso Soriano took in a Cubs game in St. Petersburg, and he's clearly been working out

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:22:29 EDT

Alfonso Soriano has been hitting the weights

Scherzer 4th ever with 4 straight 250-K seasons

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:48:57 EDT

When told that Max Scherzer had achieved 250 strikeouts for the fourth consecutive season, Nationals manager Dusty Baker couldn't believe it. In fact, he was pretty amazed at the success of his ace pitcher.

Blackmon first to reach 200 hits this season

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:48:14 EDT

Charlie Blackmon's terrific season reached another milestone Tuesday. Blackmon roped a two-out, two-RBI double in the second inning for hit No. 200 of the season, becoming the first Rockies player to reach that plateau since Matt Holliday had 216 hits during the 2007 campaign.

Blue Jays, Estrada agree on 1-year extension

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:56:49 EDT

Marco Estrada's stock was trending upward, and with free agency looming in November, he would not have to wait long to find out his market value. He also didn't care.

MLB.TV now just $3.99 for rest of season

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:05:47 EDT

Major League Baseball Advanced Media has lowered the MLB.TV subscription cost to $3.99 for the season's big finish.

Bradley robs Davis of HR with leaping grab

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:24:18 EDT

Jackie Bradley Jr. has home run robbery down to a science. The Red Sox's standout center fielder raced back to the wall, timed his leap perfectly and took a solo shot away from Orioles slugger Chris Davis on the first pitch of the bottom of the fifth inning during a 1-0 win in 11 innings on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

Grandal's HR gives Dodgers new club record

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:40:32 EDT

An All-Star in his first season with the Dodgers and the unquestioned starting catcher in his second year, Yasmani Grandal, now in his third season with the club, is battling a slump that jeopardizes his playing time in the postseason.

Perez lauded for impact on Indians' run

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:19:43 EDT

Inside Cleveland's clubhouse, the pitchers do not underestimate the impacts that Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes have had on the American League Central champions, and that held true again on Tuesday night after Perez played a large role -- behind the plate and in the batter's box -- during a 6-3 victory over the Angels at Angel Stadium.

The Phillie Phanatic went streaking at Citizens Bank Park

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:55:04 EDT

The Phillie Phanatic went streaking at CBP

Solving Tribe is paramount to Halos' chances

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:33:24 EDT

Tuesday's defeat served as a glimpse at the challenging road that lies ahead for the Halos. The Indians represent a potential first-round opponent for the Angels, if they're able to secure an AL Wild Card berth and advance past the one-game playoff to the AL Division Series.

Managers Postgame: Counsell on pitchers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:05:03 EDT

Brewers manager Craig Counsell discusses the team's quality pitching following the 1-0 win over the Pirates.