Victor Reyes smacks a solo home run to left field, extending the Tigers’ lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the 4th inning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:47 pm
Nick Dini crushes a two-run home run over the left-field wall, cutting the Royals’ deficit to 6-2 in the top of the 2nd inning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:27 pm
Adeiny Hechavarria scores on Freddie Freeman’s groundout to get the Braves on the board in the bottom of the 6th inning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:22 pm
Paul DeJong puts the Cardinals on the board, smashing a solo home run to left field in the top of the 3rd inning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:22 pm
George Springer belts his second home run of the day to left field to give the Astros a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:16 pm
Ben Zobrist will decide what he wants to do after the season is over. The 38-year-old utilityman already knows how he feels about Joe Maddon’s future in Chicago. With Chicago facing increasingly long odds for making the playoffs, the uncertain future for Maddon and Zobrist is coming up quickly
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:02 pm
Price is expected to make a full recovery in advance of spring training in 2020.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:56 pm
CC Sabathia wiped tears with his hands and the top of his jersey. Honored at Yankee Stadium ahead of his retirement at season’s end, his emotions came out as his wife, mother and children read tributes on a video broadcast on the center field scoreboard. ”It’s been a great 11 years
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:46 pm
After getting derailed by shin and quad injuries, Lowe will try to make an impact for the Rays during the final week of the season.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:59 pm
Christian Vazquez clubs a three-run home run to left field to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:43 pm
Michael Conforto increases the Mets’ lead in the 1st inning with a three-run smash to the seats in right field, his 31st of the season
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:38 pm
One D.C.-based pizza place will offer $3 pizzas for every Bryce Harper strikeout versus the Nationals.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:31 pm
The search for the Red Sox’s next GM could be complicated by the reputation of the front office and the perception of working for John Henry.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:55 pm
Trout underwent the same surgery by Dr. Steven Shin in 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:23 pm
Relief pitching has been one of the few weak spots for Oakland this season.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:21 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will have surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in his left wrist that ended his season early. The 2012 Cy Young winner is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:10 pm
Veteran right-handers Tanner Roark and Lance Lynn will have different agendas Sunday afternoon when they go head-to-head in the series finale between the host Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. The A’s have dominated the first two games of the series, winning 8-0 and 12-3 to run their winning
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:01 pm
The company &Pizza is running a special Monday night when Bryce Harper and the Phillies return to Nationals Park.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:00 pm
If the Tampa Bay Rays could play 11 innings every day, they might be unstoppable. The Rays won in 11 innings for the third straight game Saturday, defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Nate Lowe’s two-run homer. Tampa Bay beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Wednesday on the road and defeated Boston
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:58 pm
With the end of the regular season looming on Sept. 29, chances are looking better that the Milwaukee Brewers will be celebrating a postseason berth before that. The Brewers, with star Christian Yelich done for the season after an injury to his kneecap, and veterans Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun hobbled
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:56 pm
This is not what the Chicago Cubs had in mind. Chicago (82-73) had a chance to push for a division title with a strong series against the St. Louis Cardinals (88-67) this weekend. Instead, the Cubs have lost the first three games of the series and five straight games overall to put their season in
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:54 pm
The victory that will lift the Astros to their third consecutive American League West pennant will eventually come to fruition, and in all likelihood, it could manifest Sunday when Houston concludes its three-game weekend set against the visiting Los Angeles Angels. With their Cy Young Award frontrunner
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:52 pm
A cyst in David Price’s left wrist cut his 2019 season short. Now the left-hander is set to go under the knife this week.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:38 pm
As we look ahead to 2020, let’s examine how much luck played a factor in the top pitching performances this season.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:26 pm
“We win when Harper hits,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Saturday night. Those five words are more accurate than the 2019 Phillies would have liked. By Corey Seidman
Posted: September 22, 2019, 2:35 pm
Adam Duvall always had power, but the Giants traded that away in a 2015 deadline deal for Mike Leake. Still, Duvall is thankful that the Giants prepped him for the big leagues.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 2:19 pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks still have the remotest of chances. The San Diego Padres have a new manager looking for his first win.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 8:09 am
The Cleveland Indians are running out of time in their quest to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season. The Indians had won six in a row to pull into a tie with the Rays, but gave up a three-run lead on Saturday night against the Phillies and lost 9-4. At the same time, the Rays were celebrating
Posted: September 22, 2019, 8:02 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers will now see if left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu can build up some momentum with the playoffs less than three weeks away. Ryu will start in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies. It also will be the Dodgers’ final game at home in the regular season.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 8:00 am
Left-hander Martin Perez gets the start Sunday afternoon as the Minnesota Twins play their final regular-season home game against the Kansas City Royals in Minneapolis. Barring a major collapse in the final seven games of the season, the Twins (95-60) will return to Target Field in early October to
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:38 am
Take the way-back machine, find a turntable and play the Bachman-Turner Overdrive song “Takin’ Care of Business” … because, well, that’s what the Washington Nationals are doing this weekend. The Nationals (85-68), who lead the chase for one of two NL wild-card berths, beat the Miami
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:24 am
Following a 100-loss campaign, the Chicago White Sox have shown some progress this season. It also helps to be in the same division as the majors’ worst team, the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox have racked up 36 hits while winning the first two games of a three-game series this weekend.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:14 am
The Atlanta Braves will send veteran Dallas Keuchel to the mound for their final home game of the regular season on Sunday when they host the San Francisco Giants. Keuchel (8-6, 3.63) will be opposed by San Francisco’s Logan Webb (1-2, 6.51). The Braves have won the first two games of the series
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:13 am
Numerous times in recent weeks, a loss has been described as the final blow for the New York Mets’ wild-card aspirations, only to see them win a few games and get some help in the race. As the Mets enter the final week of their wildly inconsistent season, time may be finally running out as they
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:04 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:56 am
The Baltimore Orioles will try to bounce back from a tough loss and end their home season on a good note Sunday when they take on the Seattle Mariners in the finale of their three-game series. Seattle rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 4-3 and pulled out a 7-6 victory in 13 innings Saturday night on an
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:25 am
The Cardinals hit back-to-back home runs in the 9th to stun the Cubs, plus Nate Lowe lifts the Rays with an 11th-inning walk-off homer
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:23 am
With Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien entrenched on the left side, A’s prospect Sheldon Neuse has had to find a different way into the starting lineup.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:17 am
Luis Severino’s season debut lasted four innings and totaled 67 pitches, but his return from a lengthy stay on the injured list drew positive reviews from the New York Yankees. With the postseason coming quickly, the Yankees are looking to get Severino stretched out further in the regular season
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:12 am
Condensed Game: Domingo Leyba and Eduardo Escobar drove in two runs each as the D-backs defeated the Padres, 4-2
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:42 am
With no postseason hopes on the line, the Colorado Rockies will still take any win they can get, especially at Dodger Stadium. Ryan McMahon and Josh Fuentes hit solo homers, and the Rockies defeated Los Angeles 4-2 Saturday night to snap a 12-game skid in the Dodgers’ home park. It was the Rockies
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:23 am
Marcus Semien is going to need a little bit of luck to become the first Athletics player in more than 15 years to get 200 hits. Getting into the AL MVP discussion might be a little easier for the Oakland shortstop. Semien hit his 32nd home run and reached base six times, and the A’s routed the
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:10 am
A new manager didn’t change the results for the staggering San Diego Padres. Rod Barajas lost his debut as San Diego’s interim manager, falling 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night as former Padres player Abraham Almonte had three hits and scored three runs. Barajas was promoted
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:01 am
Edging off second base with two outs in the 13th inning, Mallex Smith had one thought in mind as Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz whipped the ball across the diamond. ”I am definitely going to win that game,” Smith said. Smith scored after Tim Lopes beat out an infield grounder, and
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:41 am
Check out the latest news and notes from the O’s clubhouse after their 7-6 loss to the Mariners.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:36 am
Astros starter Wade Miley couldn’t break out of his recent rut on Saturday night and Houston’s magic number remained stuck at one. The Astros remained just shy of their third straight AL West title, wasting a chance to clinch when Miley was hit hard in an 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:27 am
In a disappointing Red Sox season, another record falls in Rafael Devers’ spectacular year. He breaks Butch Hobson’s 1977 record for home runs by a third baseman with his 31st – a tying, two-run shot in the eighth inning of a 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Rays.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:27 am
Bryce Harper belted his 33rd homer of the season Saturday night, leading the Phillies over the Indians and giving Cleveland fans something to remember him by with a trademark flourish for the crowd. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:17 am
Kurt Suzuki made the most of his first at-bat following a lengthy absence. Suzuki’s pinch-hit, bases-clearing double capped a six-run, 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-4 Saturday night. The Nationals catcher has been sidelined because of an elbow injury since Sept
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:00 am
The Padres fired Andy Green as they near the end of their ninth straight losing season, a sign that the organization isn’t happy with the team’s progress.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:43 pm
Kris Bryant left the Cubs’ game Sunday against the Cardinals after appearing to roll his right ankle at first base while trying to beat out a double play.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 8:29 pm
An emotional CC Sabathia was celebrated on Sunday at the Yankees’ final home game of the regular season.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:51 pm
Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will have surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in his left wrist that ended his season early. The 2012 Cy Young winner is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:21 pm
No team in the division era had defeated a single opponent 18 times in one year until Cleveland finished its latest thumping of Detroit. Here’s how the record-setting disparity unfolded.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:18 pm
Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel gave up back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning of a 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. It was Chicago’s fifth straight defeat.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 1:48 am
One year ago, just winning the National League East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. “The goal now is the big prize,” manager Brian Snitker said.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:58 pm
The Yankees, Astros, Braves and Dodgers are in. Here’s which other teams could punch their October tickets soon and how the playoff field looks right now.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 10:28 pm
The Padres have fired manager Andy Green, who was 274-366 in four seasons in charge. San Diego lost 90 or more games in each of his three full years.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 7:05 pm
Just 10 days are left in the regular season, but five playoff spots are up for grabs. We look at the factors that will decide who’s in and who’s out of the October hunt.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 5:20 pm
We knew the Yankees would hit a lot of home runs, but not DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela. The Phillies spent big, but didn’t cash in. Here are the top overachievers and the worst flops.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:51 pm
In the playoffs, fastballs get faster. And no one crushes the fastest fastballs like Los Angeles. Could that superpower be the difference this fall?
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:08 pm
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:03 pm
From health updates and the hunts for a wild card to award races and the home run chase, there’s a lot still to be decided as baseball heads toward the playoffs.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 12:21 pm
Boston’s title defense is over and its front office is in flux. And with their biggest star approaching his walk year, the Red Sox have a ton of work to do this winter and beyond.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 2:54 pm
In a discussion with Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, outgoing Royals owner David Glass reflects on his 20 years spent spearheading a Major League team, touching on a wide variety of subjects ranging from regrets, financial challenges, and the next chapter for the Royals. Glass offers some insight into the factors that led…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 7:03 pm
What had long been apparent became official Friday. The defending World Series champions would not earn a chance to defend their title in the postseason. With the Red Sox officially eliminated and many in Boston turning their attention to another team looking for a more successful title defense effort, the focus for the Sox is…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:59 pm
The Astros activated right-hander Brad Peacock from the 10-day injured list today. Peacock has been out since August 28 with shoulder discomfort. When healthy, Peacock, 31, has turned in good results for manager A.J. Hinch, primarily as a starter. In 20 appearances (15 starts), he’s worked to a 4.06 ERA with strikeout (25.4%) and walk (7.8%)…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:07 pm
Sunday: Manager Alex Cora told reporters, including Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe (via Twitter), that Price will indeed undergo surgery to have the cyst removed next week. The procedure is not expected to be extensive, adds Cotillo (on Twitter). Price is on track to have a normal spring training in 2020. Wednesday, 4:04pm: Price has…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:25 pm
The Rays have activated rookie Brandon Lowe from the 60-day injured list. Fellow infielder Kean Wong has been designated for assignment to open 40-man roster space. Lowe is hitting fifth in today’s lineup and playing second base. Lowe’s return is a welcome sight for Rays’ fans. He last played July 2, when he went down with a…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 2:12 pm
Sept. 22: Mattingly’s new contract comes with a rather significant pay cut, reports Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic. While Mattingly’s previous deal came with a $2.8MM salary for 2019, this pact is believed to pay him $2MM or less annually. The Marlins declined to formally announce the terms. Sept. 20: The Marlins have formally announced…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 1:39 pm
The Padres’ decision to fire manager Andy Green yesterday unleashed a firestorm of speculation about the franchise’s all-time winningest skipper. Bruce Bochy’s magnificent tenure at the helm of the Giants will come to a close next Sunday. What’s in the cards after that? Bochy, 64, has no interest in discussing his long-term future, pointing to…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:46 pm
Joel Sherman of the New York Post had an interesting profile today of a Yankees pitching staff at a crossroads (link). After losing Domingo German and Dellin Betances to suspension and injury, respectively, over the past several days, the AL East-champion Bombers find themselves with a pitching picture very much in flux. “I don’t look at…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:32 am
The Astros are not a team with many holes. With a staff fronted by three aces, a lineup peppered with stars, and a bullpen anchored by the likes of Roberto Osuna and Ryan Pressly, Houston’s squad currently holds a 33.6% chance of winning the World Series, per Fangraphs’ MLB Playoff Odds calculations. It seems somewhat…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:06 am
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki returned to the D.C. lineup tonight for the first time in nearly two weeks, logging a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double in the 10th inning of a game against the Marlins. Though he’s back to swinging a stick for the Wild Card-contending Nats, it isn’t as if he’s altogether healed from the elbow…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:07 am
For those in need of further evidence that Indians infielder Jose Ramirez is composed of superlative DNA, consider that, according to today’s report from Mandy Bell of MLB.com, the injured star may be back in the lineup for tomorrow’s game against the Phillies (link). Before Saturday’s game, Ramirez took live batting practice, which could represent…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 1:55 am
Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has recently regained the form he exhibited in last season’s postseason, as his 2.51 ERA in 32.1 innings since June 1st is exactly what L.A. brass had in mind when the club inked him to a three-year/$25MM deal this past winter. Unfortunately, Kelly’s recent performance has been maintained despite nagging lower-body…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 1:02 am
Giants skipper Bruce Bochy recently recorded his 2000th victory behind the reins of a big league dugout–a nice capstone to what has largely been expected to be his final season as a manager. However, with the firing of Andy Green in San Diego, speculation has already mounted around a potential Bochy-San Diego reunion. As we…
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:07 am
With recently returned Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel having issued another ninth-inning meltdown today–against the NL Central-leading Cardinals, no less–Chicago fans may feel disinclined to read today’s piece from Chicago Sun-Times scribe Gordon Wittenmeyer, which doesn’t pull any punches in evaluating the job done by team president Theo Epstein and his staff this year. In Wittenmeyer’s…
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:20 pm
White Sox catcher James McCann could represent an integral part of his team’s jump to contention, which might opt for a sort of veteran infusion to supplement a blossoming young core led by Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson, and Eloy Jimenez. As The Athletic’s James Fegan writes, McCann sees himself as one of the…
Posted: September 21, 2019, 10:39 pm