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Thu Sep 2001:25LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer upKevin GausmanSPOriolesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1BPhilliesFree Agent
Eduardo RodríguezSPRed SoxFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Vince VelásquezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:BUBBLY ON ICEFor the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But the Yankees have put the party on hold with two wins, including a 10-1 rout Wednesday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 3.53 ERA) pitches the series finale for the Red Sox against Masahiro Tanaka (12-5, 3.47), who has a 2.09 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break. Rodriguez has allowed one run or fewer in five of his past six starts. New York has 245 home runs this season, matching the franchise record set in 2012.NOW OR NEVERTrailing the first-place Braves by 5½ games in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies begin a four-game series at Atlanta. In fact, seven of Philadelphia's final 11 games are against the Braves, so the Phillies still feel they have a realistic chance to catch up. "We're ... [More]
Thu Sep 2000:35Luke Voit powers Yankees past Red Sox, 10-1Ehire Adrianza2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
Jesus Aguilar1BBrewersFree Agent
Nick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
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Victor AranoRPPhilliesFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Shawn ArmstrongRPMarinersFree Agent
Willians AstudilloFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Luis AvilánRPDodgersFree Agent
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
José BautistaRFBlue JaysFree Agent
Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Jerry BlevinsRPMetsFree Agent
Melky CabreraLFRoyalsFree Agent
Robinson Canó2BMarinersFree Agent
Miguel CastroRPOriolesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Bartolo ColónSPTwinsFree Agent
Rajai DavisCFRed SoxFree Agent
Paul DeJong3BCardinalsFree Agent
Yandy DiazDHIndiansFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Roenis ElíasSPRed SoxFree Agent
Robbie ErlinSPPadresFree Agent
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Matt FestaFree Agent
Heath FillmyerSPAthleticsFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
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Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
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Stephen GonsalvesSPTwinsFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPNationalsFree Agent
Justin GrimmRPCubsFree Agent
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Guillermo HerediaLFMarinersFree Agent
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Robbie RaySPDiamondbacksFree Agent
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NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees had no need for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on the day they activated him from the disabled list. Chapman had been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis.Mookie Betts had two strikeouts and no hits in his return to Boston's lineup. He pulled a possible grand slam just foul in the ninth before grounding into a game-ending double play. The AL MVP contender sat out Tuesday after injuring his left side two days earlier, but came back to bat leadoff as the designated hitter.The Yankees will try to send Boston packing Thursday with the AL East still undecided. The Red Sox lead the division by 9 1/2 games and entered this three-game series needing one victory to loc... [More]
Thu Sep 2000:05Luke Voit powers Yankees past Red Sox, 10-1Ehire Adrianza2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
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Gio GonzálezSPNationalsFree Agent
Justin GrimmRPCubsFree Agent
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NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees had no need for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on the day they activated him from the disabled list. Chapman had been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis.Mookie Betts had two strikeouts and no hits in his return to Boston's lineup. He pulled a possible grand slam just foul in the ninth before grounding into a game-ending double play. The AL MVP contender sat out Tuesday after injuring his left side two days earlier, but came back to bat leadoff as the designated hitter.The Yankees will try to send Boston packing Thursday with the AL East still undecided. The Red Sox lead the division by 9 1/2 games and entered this three-game series needing one victory to loc... [More]
Wed Sep 1923:25Luke Voit powers Yankees past Red Sox, 10-1Ehire Adrianza2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
Jesus Aguilar1BBrewersFree Agent
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Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Shawn ArmstrongRPMarinersFree Agent
Willians AstudilloFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Luis AvilánRPDodgersFree Agent
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
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Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
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Miguel CastroRPOriolesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Bartolo ColónSPTwinsFree Agent
Rajai DavisCFRed SoxFree Agent
Paul DeJong3BCardinalsFree Agent
Yandy DiazDHIndiansFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BBlue JaysFree Agent
Zach DukeRPTwinsFree Agent
Roenis ElíasSPRed SoxFree Agent
Marco EstradaSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Matt FestaFree Agent
Heath FillmyerSPAthleticsFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Caleb FrareFree Agent
Adam Frazier2B/LFPiratesFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Stephen GonsalvesSPTwinsFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPNationalsFree Agent
Justin GrimmRPCubsFree Agent
Ian HamiltonFree Agent
Mitch HanigerRFMarinersFree Agent
Matt HarveySPMetsFree Agent
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Ryan HowardFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
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Gabriel MoyaRPTwinsFree Agent
Daniel Palka1BWhite SoxFree Agent
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NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees had no need for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on the day they activated him from the disabled list. Chapman had been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis.Mookie Betts had two strikeouts and no hits in his return to Boston's lineup. He pulled a possible grand slam just foul in the ninth before grounding into a game-ending double play. The AL MVP contender sat out Tuesday after injuring his left side two days earlier, but came back to bat leadoff as the designated hitter.The Yankees will try to send Boston packing Thursday with the AL East still undecided. The Red Sox lead the division by 9 1/2 games and entered this three-game series needing one victory to loc... [More]
Wed Sep 1922:04Hoskins sparks Phillies over Mets before key Atlanta tripEhire Adrianza2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
Victor AranoRPPhilliesFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysFree Agent
Willians AstudilloFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Luis AvilánRPDodgersFree Agent
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
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Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
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Bartolo ColónSPTwinsFree Agent
Paul DeJong3BCardinalsFree Agent
Heath FillmyerSPAthleticsFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Adam Frazier2B/LFPiratesFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Stephen GonsalvesSPTwinsFree Agent
Odubel HerreraCFPhilliesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1BPhilliesFree Agent
Ryan HowardFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jose MartinezLFCardinalsFree Agent
Yohander MendezSPRangersFree Agent
A.J. MinterRPBravesFree Agent
Adam MorganSPPhilliesFree Agent
Gabriel MoyaRPTwinsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCFCardinalsFree Agent
Felipe VázquezRPPiratesFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
Touki ToussaintFree Agent
Spencer TurnbullSPTigersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins became the seventh-fastest player to hit 50 career home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies kept pace in the NL East with a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.Zach Eflin and five relievers combined on a six-hitter and Odubel Herrera added two-run homer for the Phillies. They won consecutive series for the first time since July 25 and stayed 5 1/2 games behind division-leading Atlanta.Seven of Philadelphia's final 11 games are against the Braves, including a four-game series beginning Thursday night in Atlanta.Hoskins' opposite-field solo shot against Noah Syndergaard (12-4) in the first inning was his 32nd homer of the season and 50th in 192 career games. Only Rudy York (153), Mark McGwire (161), Gary Sanchez (161), Ryan Braun (171), Aaron Judge (174) and former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard (182) reached 50 quicker, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.The 25-year-old Hoskins later added his 35th double, and Jose Bautista had a pinch... [More]
Wed Sep 1921:35Hoskins sparks Phillies over Mets before key Atlanta tripEhire Adrianza2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
Victor AranoRPPhilliesFree Agent
Willians AstudilloFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Luis AvilánRPDodgersFree Agent
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
José BautistaRFBlue JaysFree Agent
Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
Jerry BlevinsRPMetsFree Agent
Bartolo ColónSPTwinsFree Agent
Paul DeJong3BCardinalsFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Stephen GonsalvesSPTwinsFree Agent
Odubel HerreraCFPhilliesFree Agent
Rhys Hoskins1BPhilliesFree Agent
Ryan HowardFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jose MartinezLFCardinalsFree Agent
Yohander MendezSPRangersFree Agent
A.J. MinterRPBravesFree Agent
Adam MorganSPPhilliesFree Agent
Gabriel MoyaRPTwinsFree Agent
Tommy PhamCFCardinalsFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
Touki ToussaintFree Agent
Spencer TurnbullSPTigersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins became the seventh-fastest player to hit 50 career home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies kept pace in the NL East with a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.Zach Eflin and five relievers combined on a six-hitter and Odubel Herrera added two-run homer for the Phillies. They won consecutive series for the first time since July 25 and stayed 5 1/2 games behind division-leading Atlanta.Seven of Philadelphia's final 11 games are against the Braves, including a four-game series beginning Thursday night in Atlanta.Hoskins' opposite-field solo shot against Noah Syndergaard (12-4) in the first inning was his 32nd homer of the season and 50th in 192 career games. Only Rudy York (153), Mark McGwire (161), Gary Sanchez (161), Ryan Braun (171), Aaron Judge (174) and former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard (182) reached 50 quicker, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.The 25-year-old Hoskins later added his 35th double, and Jose Bautista had a pinch... [More]
Wed Sep 1920:44Colorado's Story getting elbow treatment in ArizonaTrevor StorySSRockiesFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado slugger Trevor Story is receiving treatment for right elbow inflammation in Arizona, and the Rockies remain encouraged that he will return soon.Manager Bud Black says Story was feeling better Wednesday. The All-Star shortstop may participate in some baseball activities at the team's spring training facility in Phoenix on Thursday.Black said the team would check on Story on Friday. He is listed as day-to-day and no timetable has been set for his return.Story tweaked his elbow on a throw in the first inning of an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers on Monday night and aggravated it on a swing in the fourth.Colorado began Wednesday 1 1/2 games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers.Story this year became the first shortstop in major league history with at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 steals in a season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Sep 1918:54White Sox pitcher Kopech has Tommy John surgeryChris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday and will miss the 2019 season.Kopech, the top pitching prospect in the organization, is expected to be ready for spring training in 2020. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.Kopech, 22, was 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA in four starts this season. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn elbow ligament Sept 8."Michael understands intellectually what it's going to require to come back," manager Rick Renteria said. "We're confident that he'll be able to do that and become the kind of pitcher we know he can be."Kopech was acquired in the trade that sent star pitcher Chris Sale to Boston following the 2016 season. He was drafted by Boston in the first round in 2014.
Wed Sep 1918:24Indians' Trevor Bauer to return from DL on Friday vs. BostonJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Shane BieberFree Agent
Mike ClevingerSPIndiansFree Agent
Corey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians want Trevor Bauer in their postseason rotation.The next step will come Friday night against the Boston Red Sox in his first appearance since breaking his right leg last month.Indians manager Terry Francona said Bauer will pitch a "couple of innings" and then throw in the bullpen to increase his pitch count.Francona wants Bauer to make two additional starts during the regular season. The right-hander is expected to start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and will likely pitch again the last weekend of the season in Kansas City."To give him a chance to start, we felt like he needed to have three outings," Francona said. "So this was the way to do it. Getting him back is great. His goal and ours is to see if he can start."The Indians hope Bauer can build up his pitch count by the time the Division Series begins Oct. 5. Using him as a reliever is another option."Having him in the bullpen is still really positive," Francona said. "We asked him fo... [More]
Wed Sep 1917:54White Sox slugger Abreu out of hospital after infectionJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has been released from a Cleveland hospital after undergoing treatment for an infection in his right thigh.Abreu was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and released Wednesday. White Sox manager Rick Renteria says Abreu is resting at the team's hotel. He won't play in the series against the Indians.The 31-year-old first baseman spent three weeks on the disabled list (Aug. 22-Sept. 9) after undergoing surgery to repair a testicular torsion. He was activated on Sept. 10 and is hitless in his last 20 at-bats.Abreu was selected to his second All-Star team this season and is batting .265 with 22 homers and 78 RBIs in 128 games.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Sep 1917:35Freeman, Toussaint help Braves beat Cardinals 7-3Ehire Adrianza2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
Willians AstudilloFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Jake Bauers1BRaysFree Agent
Adrián Béltre3BRangersFree Agent
Bartolo ColónSPTwinsFree Agent
Paul DeJong3BCardinalsFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Stephen GonsalvesSPTwinsFree Agent
Jose MartinezLFCardinalsFree Agent
Yohander MendezSPRangersFree Agent
A.J. MinterRPBravesFree Agent
Gabriel MoyaRPTwinsFree Agent
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ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, Touki Toussaint pitched into the sixth inning and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.Atlanta began the day with a 5 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia and opens a four-game home series against the Phillies on Thursday. The Braves need any combination of six victories or Philadelphia losses to win their first division title since 2013.St. Louis began the day leading Colorado by 1 1/2 games for the second wild-card spot.Closer A.J. Minter, working in a non-save situation in the ninth, walked two to load the bases, but he struck out Jose Martinez and got Paul DeJong to pop up.Freeman's 23rd homer, an opposite-field shot to left-center, put the Braves up 2-0 in the fourth against Jack Flaherty (8-8). Toussaint (2-1) allowed five hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings.RAYS 9, RANGERS 3ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tommy Pham homered twice a... [More]
Wed Sep 1916:44Indians RHP Bauer to return from DL on Friday vs. Red SoxJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer will start for the Cleveland Indians against the Boston Red Sox on Friday in his first appearance since breaking his right leg last month.Indians manager Terry Francona says Bauer will pitch a "couple of innings" and then throw in the bullpen to increase his pitch count.Francona wants Bauer to make two additional starts during the regular season and be in Cleveland's rotation for the playoffs. The right-hander is expected to start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox.Bauer has been sidelined since he was struck on the lower leg by a line drive off the bat of Chicago's Jose Abreu on Aug. 11. He was diagnosed with a stress fracture of his right fibula.Bauer is 12-6 with a 2.22 ERA in 25 starts and was named to his first All-Star team.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Sep 1916:44Betts returns as Red Sox chase clinch at Yankee StadiumMookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is back in Boston's lineup, hitting leadoff as the designated hitter while the Red Sox try to clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.Betts was pulled from a game Sunday with a left side injury. After the team's day off Monday, Betts was held out of the lineup Tuesday night against New York.Manager Alex Cora originally had Betts slated to play center field Tuesday, but when rain pushed back the scheduled first pitch about six hours, Cora sat the AL MVP candidate to keep him away from the soggy conditions.Boston can lock up the division with a victory. It would mark the second time in three years the Red Sox celebrated a division title in the Bronx.Betts leads the majors with a .337 average and also has 29 homers, 28 steals and 72 RBIs as Boston's leadoff man.___Follow Jake Seiner: https://twitter.com/jake_seiner___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Sep 1916:14Rangers reliever Bush has elbow surgery out until mid-2019Austin Bibens-DirkxSPRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers hard-throwing reliever Matt Bush has had surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament that will keep him out the first half of the 2019 season.Assistant general manager Mike Daly says Bush did not have Tommy John surgery. Instead, he had a procedure to repair and reinforce the ligament in his right elbow. Bush hasn't pitched since June 13. He had a 4.70 ERA in 23 innings over 21 appearances.Bush had tried stem cell treatment and was throwing again at one point before the surgery.The surgery was done by Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister, who also repaired torn cartilage in the right knee of reliever Austin Bibens-Dirkx in another surgery performed Wednesday. Bibens-Dirkx is expected to be ready for spring training.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Sep 1915:14Yankees activate closer Aroldis Chapman from 10-day DLAroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been activated from the disabled list.New York announced the move Wednesday before the second game of a three-game series against the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.Chapman has been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis. The All-Star left-hander threw a simulated game Monday and said Tuesday that he had recovered well.He will be available out of the bullpen Wednesday night. New York is trying to prevent Boston from clinching the division at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three years. The Red Sox can clinch with one victory.The hard-throwing Chapman has 31 saves and a 2.11 ERA in 50 appearances this season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Sep 1903:34LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinchWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
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Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
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Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:LAST CHAPTERLocked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium when rookie Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.88 ERA) pitches against Tyler Anderson (6-9, 4.82). Colorado could be without slugger Trevor Story again after the All-Star shortstop hurt his right elbow Monday night. Tests showed inflammation but no structural damage, and the Rockies hope Story can return to the lineup in a few days. Story this year became the first shortstop in major league history with at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 steals in a season.END GAMEAs they pursue a third consecutive NL Central crown, the ninth inning is getting more and more complicated for the Chicago Cubs. The team announced Tuesday that closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that's been s... [More]
Wed Sep 1903:05Yankees top Red Sox 3-2, deny Boston a division clincherSandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Jorge AlfaroCPhilliesFree Agent
Chase AndersonSPBrewersFree Agent
Matt AndrieseSPRaysFree Agent
Nolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Tyler Austin1BYankeesFree Agent
Javier Báez2B/3BCubsFree Agent
Austin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Charlie BlackmonCFRockiesFree Agent
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Ryan BrasierFree Agent
Zach BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Ty ButtreySPRed SoxFree Agent
Mark Canha1B/LFAthleticsFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCPiratesFree Agent
Tyler ClippardRPAstrosFree Agent
Kaleb Cowart2BAngelsFree Agent
Kyle CrickSPGiantsFree Agent
Matt DavidsonDHWhite SoxFree Agent
Paul DeJong3BCardinalsFree Agent
Corey DickersonDHRaysFree Agent
Seranthony DominguezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Sam DysonRPGiantsFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Dylan FloroSPDodgersFree Agent
Dustin FowlerLFAthleticsFree Agent
Adam Frazier2B/LFPiratesFree Agent
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NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday.Batting from the left side, Walker launched a no-doubter in the seventh inning off Ryan Brasier for the Yankees' third hit of the game and a 3-1 lead.Aaron Judge returned to New York's lineup for the first time since breaking his right wrist July 26, while AL MVP candidate Mookie Betts got a day off for Boston after injuring his left side Sunday. Judge hit a pop fly to the warning track but finished 0 for 4.New York moved 2½ games ahead of Oakland for the top AL wild card. The A's lost at home to the Angels.Boston is trying to clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three years. The Red Sox lead the Yankees by 10 1/2 games and entered the night with a magic number of four over the Astros to lo... [More]
Wed Sep 1900:06Judge returns for Yanks, Betts sits for Red Sox after delayMookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
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NEW YORK (AP) — Afternoon showers in the Bronx were just what Aaron Judge needed to get back into the New York Yankees' lineup.For Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts, it was just the opposite.Judge was hitless in his return and Betts sat out when the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night. The game was pushed back about six hours because of rain in the forecast and began at 7:08 p.m.The delay allowed Judge to talk his way into manager Aaron Boone's lineup for the first time since breaking his right wrist on July 26. Boone slotted Judge to bat second and play right field, but only because the late start gave him and the front office a few extra hours to evaluate Judge."I just voiced my opinion — a lot," Judge said with a grin. "And they kind of got tired of me telling them I would be playing, so they finally said, 'Let's just put him in there and see what happens.'"Judge went 0 for 4, including a pop fly to the warning track in the right field ... [More]
Tue Sep 1823:24LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinchWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
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A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:LAST CHAPTERLocked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Rookie right-hander Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.88 ERA) pitches for Los Angeles against Tyler Anderson (6-9, 4.82) at Dodger Stadium. Colorado could be without slugger Trevor Story again after the All-Star shortstop hurt his right elbow Monday night. Tests showed inflammation but no structural damage, and the Rockies hope Story can return to the lineup in a few days. Story this year became the first shortstop in major league history with at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 steals in a season.END GAMEAs they pursue a third consecutive NL Central crown, the ninth inning is getting more and more complicated for the Chicago Cubs. The team announced Tuesday that closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that's been slow to heal. Morrow, who leads the Cub... [More]
Tue Sep 1822:04Cubs closer Morrow shut down for rest of 2018Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that has been slow to heal.The NL Central leaders made the announcement before Tuesday night's game at Arizona.Morrow, who tops the Cubs with 22 saves, has been on the disabled list since July 19. The Cubs are without their two relievers with the most saves — Pedro Strop has 13 and is out with a hamstring injury, and the team hopes he's ready for the postseason.The Cubs will go with a closer-by-committee plan going forward. Morrow, who posted a 1.47 ERA in 35 games, is expected to be ready for spring training in 2019.
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