A look at what’s happening around the majors on today:
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
Posted: September 23, 2018, 6:56 am
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 the Yankees clinched an AL wild card for the second straight year with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. It’s going to be sore tomorrow, that’s for sure,” Hicks said after limping to his locker, his left ankle taped.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:15 am
CC Sabathia’s cutter was back, and the big left-hander returned to the win column for just the second time since the All-Star break. Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks hit two-run homers to help the New York Yankees build a six-run lead and take another step toward their second straight AL wild card with a 10-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aaron Judge drove in a run for the first time since he returned from the disabled list on Sept. 14, and New York overcame a series of bullpen stumbles to lower its magic number to two over Tampa Bay for ensuring a wild-card game on Oct. 3.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:31 am
A record for Major League Baseball futility will be the undoing of manager Buck Showalter with the Baltimore Orioles. USA Today reported Friday that Showalter will be dismissed at the conclusion of the 2018 season. The Orioles entered the weekend with a 44-108 record and traded away All-Star shortstop Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton at the non-waiver deadline.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 11:14 pm