9/23/2013 | Miggy returns to Tigers' lineup
After sitting on Sunday because of soreness in his groin, Miguel Cabrera was back in action for Monday's series opener in Minnesota.
9/23/2013 | Walk-off magic: Rays stay alone atop AL Wild Card
Pinch-hitter James Loney connected on an 0-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter to lead off the bottom of the ninth and deposited the ball into the right-field stands to give the Rays a 5-4 walk-off win over the Orioles.
9/23/2013 | Orioles suffer double whammy in loss
It's hard to imagine a worse scenario for the Orioles, who lost Monday's game and a pair of infielders, including the devastating scene of third baseman Manny Machado crumpling to the ground with a left knee injury.
9/23/2013 | Jeter braces for '14 as last of 'Core' standing
As Mariano Rivera counts down the last six regular-season games of his career and Andy Pettitte also prepares to head home, Yankees captain Derek Jeter said that all of these extended ovations and celebrations have made it sink in that the "Core Four" is about to be whittled down to just one.
9/23/2013 | Blackmon powers way to NL Player of Week Award
Charlie Blackmon's torrid week at the plate earned the Rockies outfielder National League Player of the Week honors.
9/23/2013 | Cobb nets his first Player of Week Award
In helping to keep the Rays in fine standing in the American League Wild Card race, Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb was named the league's Player of the Week on Monday.
9/23/2013 | Beckham makes first big league start at second
Rays infielder Tim Beckham already got one first out of the way when he collected a hit during his first Major League at-bat Thursday.
9/23/2013 | Consistency put Braves back on top of East heap
As the playoffs approach, here's an in-depth look at the National League East champion Braves.
9/23/2013 | Jennings day to day with tight left hamstring
After leaving Sunday's 3-1 win over the Orioles in the sixth inning with a tight left hamstring, Desmond Jennings is listed as day to day.
9/23/2013 | Rockies' Gardner emerging as effective reliever
There has been a recent change in Joe Gardner's development program with the Rockies. Instead of continuing as a starting pitcher, as had been his role with Cleveland and after the trade to Colorado, Gardner is now pitching exclusively as a reliever.
9/23/2013 | Davey welcomes chance to best Cardinals
After losing to the Cardinals in the 2012 National League Division Series and getting swept by them in a three-game series in April, manager Davey Johnson was looking forward to playing the Cardinals at Busch Stadium this week in a three-game series.
9/23/2013 | Field expected to play faster after football game
Cardinals head groundskeeper Bill Findley had a look of exhaustion as he and his crew wrapped up their work preparing the Busch Stadium field for Monday night's game against the Nationals.
9/23/2013 | Nats' playoff hopes dashed after loss to Cards
During the Winter Meetings last year, after watching his team agree to terms with right-hander Dan Haren, Nationals manager Davey Johnson made a bold prediction: "World Series or bust." It looks like "bust" as the Nationals were edged by the Cardinals, 4-3, at Busch Stadium on Monday and were eliminated from the National League Wild Card race.
9/23/2013 | Cards eliminate Nats, magic number to four
The Cardinals took another step toward the National League Central crown Monday. St. Louis opened their last homestand with a 4-3 win over the Nationals, dropping their magic number to clinch the division to four over the Pirates and the Reds. They can secure the NL Central pennant as early as Wednesday.
9/23/2013 | Three up, three down: Ortiz proving ageless for Sox
David Ortiz missed the first 15 games of the season with a strained Achilles, but he hasn't slowed down since joining the Red Sox's lineup on April 20.
9/23/2013 | Communication key aspect of McGwire's job
After spending three seasons as the Cardinals' hitting coach, Mark McGwire is in his first year in the role for the Dodgers. Since July 1, the Dodgers are 52-23 with a combined batting average of .275, something that helped them secure the National League West.
9/23/2013 | CC finished for the year with hamstring strain
The Yankees shut down ace CC Sabathia for the season Monday after it was determined that the left-handed sustained a Grade 2 strain in his left hamstring during his last start.
9/23/2013 | Red Sox still have business to settle before playoffs
En route to Denver and then Baltimore for the final five games of the regular season, the Red Sox have the luxury of already knowing they are the champions of the American League East.
9/23/2013 | Mo's longtime bullpen catcher offers insight
The phone in the Yanks' bullpen would ring and the message was always the same. "Get Mo going." For more than a decade, Mike Borzello, sitting in the dugout at Wrigley Field on Sunday, 800 miles from Yankee Stadium and Mariano Rivera, knew what that meant.
9/23/2013 | Extra extras: Season heading toward record
Going into extra innings -- and often very deep into free baseball -- has been pretty much an everyday occurrence in 2013, building toward an all-time record.
9/23/2013 | The Week Ahead: Dramatic finish straight ahead
Five teams -- the Dodgers, Red Sox, A's, Braves and Cardinals -- have locked up postseason berth, but there are still five slots, including two division titles, to be won over the final seven days of the regular season. That means for five teams, it's almost party time. And there remain a few trying to get to the party.
9/23/2013 | MLB Notebook: Bruce-Phillips quite a combo
Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips played a significant role in the Reds' win on Sunday while adding some numbers to their notable RBI totals.
9/23/2013 | Kimbrel stands alone as new gold standard of closers
As Mariano Rivera bids adieu to his illustrious Hall of Fame career, Craig Kimbrel stands as the most likely candidate to spend the next decade-plus as baseball's premier closer.
9/23/2013 | Scully responds to street suggestion with own
Vin Scully offered an alternative to the suggestion that a street should be named after Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster, saying that a street should instead be named after Walter O'Malley or Peter O'Malley.
9/23/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 23
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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