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It was hot as hell the day Eddie Guardado’s life changed, probably 90 degrees as he ran from foul pole to foul pole on a summer day in 1992, trying to sweat out the struggles that had the young right-hander questioning his baseball-playing future. Guardado, then 21 years old, was years away from
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 10:00 am
NEW YORK –  Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent him sprawling to the dirt face-first in pain, and
Author: Fox News
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:38 am
Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz opened the game with six no-hit innings, and the Braves survived a late Philadelphia comeback for a 5-3 win, clinching the National League East title and sending them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Foltynewicz (12-10) did not allow a hit until Odubel
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:37 am
Chicago Cubs (90-64, first in NL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (61-93, fourth in AL Central) Chicago; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. Eastern PROBABLE PITCHERS: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (12-11, 3.58 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 154 strikeouts) White Sox: Carlos Rodon (6-6, 3.22 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 85 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Either the
Author: Washington Post
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:58 am
Philadelphia Phillies (78-76, second in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (87-68, first in NL East) Atlanta; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. Eastern PROBABLE PITCHERS: Phillies: Aaron Nola (16-5, 2.44 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 210 strikeouts) Braves: Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.01 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 127 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Braves
Author: Washington Post
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:57 am
Tampa Bay Rays (86-68, third in AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (71-84, fourth in AL East) Toronto; Sunday, 1:07 p.m. Eastern PROBABLE PITCHERS: Rays: Blake Snell (20-5, 1.97 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 200 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Ryan Borucki (4-4, 3.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 57 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Toronto is looking
Author: Washington Post
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:57 am
Colorado Rockies (84-70, second in NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (79-76, third in NL West) Phoenix; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. Eastern PROBABLE PITCHERS: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (15-7, 2.95 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 163 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Zack Godley (14-10, 4.79 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 175 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Charlie
Author: Washington Post
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:57 am
EditorsNote: updates seventh graf to reflect Oakland’s win; adds new 11th and 14th grafs Helped by a key error, the Houston Astros rallied for nine runs in the eighth inning to pull out a 10-5 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. Angels center fielder Mike
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:15 am
Once again stuck taking a seat and watching his teammates play — this time because of a fractured foot and not a manager’s pen — Dexter Fowler enjoyed the Cardinals’ August revival from afar, often on TV, his left leg locked in a boot and a scooter parked nearby. Then, he quickly reminded himself
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:00 am
HOUSTON — Justin Verlander struck out 11 in six dominant innings, Jose Altuve capped a nine-run eighth with a two-run homer, and the Houston Astros rallied for a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. After the Angels scored five times in the top of the eighth, Yuli Gurriel, Brian McCann
Author: KHOU 11 Houston
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) – Michael Brantley singled in the winning run in the 11th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to delay Boston’s bid for a club-record 106th victory and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Yan Gomes started the 11th with an infield hit
Author: WKYC
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:45 am
Iannetta went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Iannetta came through with a two-RBI single in the third inning to put the Rockies up 2-0 and capped off the team’s scoring with a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning. Prior to this performance, Iannetta had
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:43 am
Rookie left fielder Austin Dean homered and drove in three runs to lead the host Miami Marlins to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. It was Dean’s fourth homer since making his major league debut on Aug. 15. The three RBIs were his career high. The Reds were led by pinch hitter
Author: Daily Mail
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:34 am
It’s the second to last Saturday of the regular season, and we’ve got a full slate of baseball with all 15 teams playing today. Here’s everything you need to know from Saturday’s MLB action. Saturday’s scores Braves 5, Phillies 3 (box score) Cardinals 5, Giants 4 (box score) Nationals
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:12 am
WASHINGTON — Jose Reyes will wait until he returns to Citi Field on Tuesday before allowing it to sink in that he’s likely finished with the Mets again. Just don’t suggest to Reyes he is worthy of a sendoff tour. “It’s not about me, it’s about [David] Wright,” Reyes said of the Mets’
Author: New York Post
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:08 am
CLEVELAND — Red Sox relievers Robby Scott, Brian Johnson and Joe Kelly shut the Cleveland Indians out for five innings on Saturday night, Kelly working out of a jam in 10th inning to extend the game. With manager Alex Cora intent on resting his primary relievers, Drew Pomeranz was his pick for the 11th
Author: BostonGlobe.com
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:04 am
Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz opened the game with six no-hit innings and the Braves survived a late Philadelphia comeback for a 5-3 win, clinching the National League East title and sending them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Foltynewicz (12-10) did not allow a hit until Odubel
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:00 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors on today: THE HAPPENING The Yankees know they’ll be playing in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3, and J.A. Happ on track to be their starter. New York clinched a wild-card berth with a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 11 innings on Saturday.
Author: Star Tribune
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:00 am
LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado caught his wife’s first pitch before the game and hit a three-run homer to notch the first 100-RBI season of his career. “It can’t get any better than this,” Machado said. Except maybe reaching the World Series and winning. The Dodgers’ 7-2 victory
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:00 am
The Cubs aren’t feeling the pressure as they march toward a third straight division title and what they hope is another deep run into the postseason.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: September 23, 2018, 6:36 am
LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado caught his wife’s first pitch before the game and hit a three-run homer to notch the first 100 RBI season of his career. “It can’t get any better than this,” Machado said. Except maybe reaching the World Series and winning. The Dodgers’ 7-2 victory over the San
Author: Washington Post
Posted: September 23, 2018, 6:23 am
The Oakland Athletics can clinch their first playoff spot since 2014 when they complete a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. The A’s (94-61) have consecutive walk-off wins over the Twins to open the series and lowered their magic number to be assured of at least a
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 23, 2018, 6:10 am
It’s not a fluke. As the sample size gets grows, the young A’s continue to prove that they are a team worthy of their record.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: September 23, 2018, 6:06 am
Texas left-hander Martin Perez will have two more chances to help the Rangers decide his future with the team, beginning Sunday when he starts against the Seattle Mariners in the final game of the season at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Seattle will send left-hander Wade LeBlanc (8-4, 3.49 ERA
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:35 am
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Piscotty’s alert baserunning helped the Oakland Athletics inch closer to their first playoff berth in four years. Piscotty doubled leading off the ninth inning and scored the winning run on Trevor Hildenberger’s bases-loaded wild pitch with two outs. The A’s cut
Author: Star Tribune
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:25 am
Martinez (8-6) struck out three in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Saturday, giving up two hits and two walks over two innings of work. Martinez picked up his first win since Aug. 24, holding San Francisco off the board in the final two innings. His ERA sits at 3.19 for the season with a 113:58 K:BB over
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:18 am
For most of the season, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has worked the line between managing the workload of his starters while letting his veteran pitchers do what they’ve always done, which is take pride in their ability to make their turn in the rotation on schedule. Only four pitchers besides
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:15 am
The Seattle Mariners were eliminated again from the MLB postseason on Saturday, extending the longest postseason drought in major North American sports to 17 years.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:12 am
OAKLAND — The Tampa Bay Rays had just fallen behind 3-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays, and in the Oakland Athletics clubhouse, four players were watching. Three hours before their penultimate regular-season home game against the Minnesota Twins, with their magic number headed to two with a Rays loss, and
Author: The San Francisco Examiner
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:11 am
An exciting part of September baseball is watching teams clinch their berths in the postseason and seeing the stories of the playoffs begin to form throughout the month. Another fun part, for the more cynical among us, involves watching as teams officially get mathematically eliminated from the playoffs
Author: SB Nation
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
“There are two rules in this game. The first is you gotta catch the ball. Next is you don’t mess with Joe West”. Those were Hawk Harreleson’s words following the back-to-back ejections of Tim Anderson and Ricky Renteria in the ninth inning. Anderson was upset after Javier Baez visibly reached
Author: South Side Sox
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Wow, what a game. After what looked to be another offenseive struggle at home the Astros would turn it on late and absolutely annihilate Angels pitching for the second consecutive game. This game would mark the 4th straight 10+ run game given up by Angels’ pitching, a new club record for them. This
Author: The Crawfish Boxes
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
This Red Sox-Indians series is objectively meaningless, and yet it’s been pretty damn entertaining. Saturday was the second straight close one, though Boston couldn’t come out on top this time around. Rick Porcello got the start and did not look good, though he also didn’t put the team out
Author: Over the Monster
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
PITTSBURGH — Milwaukee’s offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday night, slowing the Brewers’ playoff push. Seeking to reach the postseason for the first time since 2011, the Brewers had their
Author: Leader-Telegram
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
On National Singles Day, the Giants hit 10 singles. That means something. And even if it doesn’t actually mean something, I’m going to find a way to make it so. According to the official National Singles Day website, No longer a minority, much less the lonely, downtrodden bachelors and spinsters
Author: McCovey Chronicles
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
The Yankees needed to win (and the Rays needed to lose) in order for the Bombers to clinch a spot in the Wild Card Game today. Tampa Bay did their part by falling 5-2 in Toronto. It took them a couple of extra innings, but the Yankees also did their job and punched their postseason ticket with a walk-off
Author: Pinstripe Alley
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Gabriel Guerrero knocked the first tater of his career and, well, it doesn’t take a long look at the box score to tell you that that was basically the coolest thing to happen for the Reds offense in this otherwise forgettable late September affair
Author: Red Reporter
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
With a nice pre-game tribute and ceremony in front of the Comerica Park faithful, and then an unlikely base hit, Victor Martinez bid farewell to Detroit, and the game of baseball, on Saturday. Martinez will remain with the team the rest of the season, but decided this week to play his last game at Comerica
Author: Bless You Boys
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Cincinnati Reds (66-90, fifth in NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (61-93, fifth in NL East) Miami; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. Eastern PROBABLE PITCHERS: Reds: Michael Lorenzen (3-1, 3.03 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 52 strikeouts) Marlins: Trevor Richards (3-9, 4.95 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 113 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Miami can ensure
Author: The Charlotte Observer
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
I was not much of a Rangers fan this year. Couldn’t handle it. I got too used to winning. So, I looked over the organization and decided that the Rangers were at the Wood Duck level. I bought a Woodies t-shirt and followed them the whole way. And, man, did we have a great year! Lots of good pitching
Author: Lone Star Ball
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Austin Voth got knocked around a bit by the New York Mets when he faced them in his MLB debut back on July 14th in Citi Field, but Washington’s 26-year-old right-hander came out of that start thinking he’d at least shown himself that his stuff plays at the major league level. “I’m able to
Author: Federal Baseball
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Last night, the Orioles offense produced eight runs, but the team did not pitch well enough to win. This evening, the pitching was there, but the offense failed to pull their own weight. That’s the way this season has gone for Baltimore. Aaron Hicks took a 2-2 slider and drove it down the left field
Author: Camden Chat
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
The Yankees officially secured a place in the postseason on Saturday night. The team did so in dramatic fashion, with a walk-off victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Not only did the Bombers get to celebrate a come-from-behind win, but they also got to pop bottles in the clubhouse! As is customary at
Author: Pinstripe Alley
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Fernandez was removed from Saturday’s game in the first inning with a right hand contusion, though X-rays were negative for a fracture. Fernandez extracted 14 pitches out of Justin Verlander in that trip to the plate, but Verlander plunked him on the hand to force him out of the game. Thankfully
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:59 am
The American League Central champion Cleveland Indians will host the AL East champion Boston Red Sox on Sunday night in the finale of a three-game series between clubs that could meet in the AL Championship Series. Cleveland will likely play Houston in the Division Series, and the Red Sox will play
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:58 am
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. Follow on Twitter CHICAGO — If there wasn’t enough riding on the shoulders of Chicago Cubs MVP candidate Javier Baez before, then there is now, as he’
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:54 am
Nate Grimm recaps the Braves and Yankees clinching postseason berths and an unfortunate end to Joe Musgrove’s season in Sunday’s Daily Dose.
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:30 am
Lynn didn’t factor into the decision Saturday, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four during the Yankees’ eventual win over the Orioles. Lynn has worked either five or six innings and given up two or fewer runs in each of his
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:28 am
OAKLAND — Throughout this entire week, A’s manager Bob Melvin has refused to even entertain the idea of potentially clinching a playoff berth at home until the exact day presented itself. That day is here. Stephen Piscotty’s mad dash home to score the game-winning run on a walk-off wild pitch
Author: MercuryNews.com
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:19 am
Houston overcame a big blow by Mike Trout with a massive late rally to secure a critical win against the Angels.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:17 am
The Houston Astros used a remarkable rally to secure a critical win against the Los Angeles Angels.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:17 am