The MLB American League wild-card race is heating up after the Tampa Bay Rays moved ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay sit in second spot with a one-game lead over the Indians after their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Cleveland, meanwhile, fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4 on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:00 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. 8.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:00 am
Don Mattingly says he’s glad to be returning next year as the Miami Marlins manager to provide stability for a struggling franchise, because as a player he experienced the other extreme. Mattingly played for the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995, when they made 12 managerial changes. “I played for Billy Martin three different times,” Mattingly said.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:52 pm
Fans are staying home and attendance is down across the board for Major League Baseball a trend that is now bordering on troubling for the league. With the season almost over, former Miami Marlins president David Samson said the league needs to wake up to the issues behind the drop in fans at the ballpark. Of the 30 teams that compromise MLB, 17 have seen a decline this year in attendance.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:07 pm