9/25/2013 | Postseason without Yankees will have different feel
There will be those of us who will notice and who will, in one way or another, miss the Yankees in the postseason this year. This will not happen because we are either Yankees fans or Yankees haters. It will happen because we have a notion of how closely the Yankees are identified with the postseason, not to mention their singular success at that level.
9/25/2013 | Goal remains same for Tigers: World Series title
The Tigers' third straight American League Central title will be locked up any minute now. The magic number is one. Once the crown is clinched, they can turn their attention to what has always been the grander task at hand -- a World Series title.
9/25/2013 | MLB Notebook: Giambi again a hero in a pinch
Jason Giambi came off the bench to lift the Indians to a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Tuesday with a two-run home run in the ninth. It was his 10th career walk-off homer and his sixth as a pinch-hitter.
9/25/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 25
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/25/2013 | On mission for Central title, Pirates seek sweep
Having taken a one-game lead over the Reds for the top Wild Card spot and remaining two games behind the first-place Cardinals in the NL Central, the Pirates go for the sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field behind Francisco Liriano. Chicago counters with Jake Arrieta.
9/25/2013 | Pair of long homers power Ryu, Dodgers
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings and rode home runs from outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp as the Dodgers edged the Giants Tuesday night, 2-1.
9/25/2013 | No hard feelings from Beltre after being plunked
Adrian Beltre did everything Tuesday from hitting the game-winning home run, to causing his teammates to fall asleep and even staring down a pitcher in the 3-2 win over the Astros at Rangers Ballpark.
9/25/2013 | Bourn leaves game with mild wrist sprain
Michael Bourn left Tuesday's game against the White Sox in the ninth inning after sustaining a mild sprain in his right wrist on a slide in the fifth.
9/25/2013 | Reds move up Latos, position him for next week
Reds manager Dusty Baker announced the expected after Tuesday night's 4-2 loss to the Mets, confirming that Mat Latos will take the mound for Wednesday's rubber match against New York. Latos will now be available for two potentially even bigger games -- a potential tiebreaker on Monday or the Wild Card game on Tuesday.
9/25/2013 | Maddon works his magic again for Rays
Joe Maddon is baseball's best manager. That was on display again on Tuesday, when he moved Matt Joyce -- who was hitting .073 this month -- up in the order to the leadoff spot, and Joyce homered in his first at-bat as the Rays beat the Yankees, 7-0, at Yankee Stadium. Tampa Bay holds the top AL Wild Card spot.
9/25/2013 | Tribe stands behind Perez as closer after blown save
Closer Chris Perez was charged with his fifth blown save of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 win against the White Sox. Afterward, Indians manager Terry Francona said he wouldn't hesitate to call on Perez if needed on Wednesday.
9/23/2013 | Season's final week will shape playoffs
The last week of the Major League Baseball season, for some, is a chance to heal for the postseason, but some haven't punched their ticket to the dance just yet and can hear the clock ticking.
9/23/2013 | Mariners hold moment of silence for Yamauchi
The Mariners held a moment of silence before Monday's game for Hiroshi Yamauchi, the majority owner who was credited with keeping the team from moving in 1992 and who passed away on Thursday.
9/23/2013 | Rios completes cycle in four at-bats
Rangers outfielder Alex Rios hit for the cycle in his four at-bats Monday night against the Astros. Rios doubled in the first, singled in the third, homered in the fourth and tripled in the sixth.
9/23/2013 | Choo's walk-off single sends Reds to postseason
A long single off the wall by Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Reds a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Mets on Monday night, and a few moments later, the Nationals lost in St. Louis to clinch a postseason berth for Cincinnati.
9/23/2013 | Clutch Perez embodies resilient Royals
Salvador Perez tagged a Mariner out at home in the 10th on a throw from Alex Gordon, then doubled in the go-ahead run in the 12th for a 6-5 win in Seattle, moving the Royals to within three games of idle Cleveland for the second Wild Card spot.
9/23/2013 | Quitana's sharp start lifts Sox in makeup game
Jose Quintana (9-6) earned the win in the White Sox 3-2 victory, allowing just one J.P. Arencibia home run and a Ryan Goins' run-scoring single over 7 1/3 innings on Monday night.
9/23/2013 | Rays' Wild ride stops by Mo's Cathedral farewell
The Rays, clinging to a one-game lead in the American League Wild Card race, open a series on Tuesday against a Yankees squad and in front of a Yankee Stadium crowd that is sure to be fired up for Mariano Rivera's final games at The Cathedral.
9/23/2013 | Fredi tossed after disputing hit-by-pitch call
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez unloaded on home-plate umpire Angel Hernandez after the veteran ump ruled Paul Janish did not attempt to get out of the way of a pitch that hit him in the seventh inning of Monday night's game against the Brewers.
9/23/2013 | Cespedes expected to play outfield on Friday
Yoenis Cespedes got through a throwing session on Monday afternoon without experiencing issues with his right shoulder, and he's expected to return to left field for Friday's game in Seattle.
9/23/2013 | Cuddyer's year a testament to toughness
Michael Cuddyer enters the final games of the season leading the National League in hitting with a mark 60-some points higher than his career average, but the Rockies veteran said there isn't one thing he can attribute to his increased production.
9/23/2013 | Eovaldi shows star power as Marlins edge Phils
Once again, Nathan Eovaldi gave a glimpse of why the Marlins feel he will be a star. The hard-throwing right-hander was dominant over 7 2/3 shutout innings in Miami's 4-0 victory over the Phillies on Monday night at Marlins Park.
9/23/2013 | Astros to get No. 1 pick in Draft for third straight year
The Astros have officially secured the No. 1 pick in next year's First-Year Player Draft, making them the first team to have the top pick three years in a row.
9/23/2013 | Having strong year, Schierholtz elicits high praise
Nate Schierholtz has exceeded expectations in his first season with the Cubs. The right fielder, who has finally gotten regular playing time, has set career highs in hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs.
9/23/2013 | Dinged Shields on target for final regular-season start
James Shields took a line drive off his pitching elbow on Sunday, but after a few anxious moments, he stayed in the game. And the Royals ace will make his next start on Friday against the White Sox.
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