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Tue Sep 2210:03This Date in BaseballJosé BautistaRFFree AgentFree Agent
Billy HamiltonCFCubsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Ichiro SuzukiFree Agent
Sept. 23 1908 — In a crucial game with the Chicago Cubs, Fred Merkle of the New York Giants failed to touch second base as the apparent winning run crossed home plate. This resulted in a great dispute and the game was eventually declared a tie and played over Oct. 8 when the Cubs and Giants ended the season in a tie. 1952 — The Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the NL title, the first time since 1948 the pennant wasn’t decided in the season’s final game. 1957 — Hank Aaron’s 11th-inning homer gave the Milwaukee Braves a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and the NL pennant. It was the first time since 1950 that a New York team hadn’t finished first. 1979 — Lou Brock stole base No. 938, breaking Billy Hamilton’s record, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Mets 7-4 in 10 innings. 1983 — Steve Carlton of Philadelphia recorded his 300th career victory with a 6-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. 1984 — The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 4-1, ma... [More]
Tue Sep 2203:03LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole, Gray on hillBrett AndersonSPBrewersFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Sonny GraySPRedsFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPBlue JaysFree Agent
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ONE AND DONE Tampa Bay can clinch its first AL East crown since 2010 with a win at the New York Mets or a Yankees loss to Toronto. Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA), the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, gets the ball as the Rays look to become the second team to lock up a division title during this pandemic-altered season, after Oakland won the AL West on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians need only a victory over the first-place Chicago White Sox or a Seattle loss to Houston to secure a spot in the expanded playoff field — which would mark their fourth postseason appearance in five years. Eight teams from each league make it this year. HE'S BACK Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' critical series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. He returns to a team that has won eig... [More]
Tue Sep 2200:03Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013Mike FiersSPAthleticsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion. The A's were off Monday before opening an interleague series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Since last season ended, the slugging A's have emphasized the need to win the division given they won 97 games each of the last two years and lost the AL Wild Card game. Oakland is in the playoffs for a third straight year and the sixth time in nine seasons. A's right-hander Mike Fiers was the whistleblower in the Astros' offseason sign-stealing scandal when he publicly called out his former club for cheating in an article published by The Athletic in November. Houston won a majors-best 107 games last season and brought in veteran manager Dusty Baker to lead the way in 2020. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Sep 2122:53Indians beat White Sox 7-4, inch closer to playoff berthNick AndersonRPRaysFree Agent
Dylan BundySPAngelsFree Agent
Victor CaratiniC/1BCubsFree Agent
Curt CasaliCRedsFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Aaron CivaleSPIndiansFree Agent
Derek DietrichLFRangersFree Agent
Pete FairbanksRPRaysFree Agent
Josh FlemingSPRaysFree Agent
Jace FryRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Kyle GibsonSPRangersFree Agent
Jedd Gyorko3BBrewersFree Agent
Brad HandRPIndiansFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
James KarinchakRPIndiansFree Agent
Isiah Kiner-Falefa3B/SSRangersFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
Nate Lowe1B/DHRaysFree Agent
Mike MayersRPAngelsFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Roman QuinnCFPhilliesFree Agent
Drew RasmussenSPBrewersFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BIndiansFree Agent
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Max StassiCAngelsFree Agent
Jared Walsh1BAngelsFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPPhilliesFree Agent
Nick WittgrenRPIndiansFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffSPBrewersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana’s two-run homer snapped a tie and José Ramírez homered again as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to clinching a playoff berth — and delayed Chicago’s likely AL Central title — with a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday night. The Indians cut their magic number to one and would lock up one of the eight postseason spots if Seattle loses to Houston later Monday. After the White Sox scored four times in the fifth inning against Aaron Civale (4-5), Santana came to the plate in the bottom half. With Ramirez on first after a one-out walk, Santana pulled a 2-1 sinker from Jace Fry (0-1) over the left-field wall and into the empty bleachers to make it 6-4. Nick Wittgren struck out the side in the seventh and James Karinchak worked the eighth before Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 14 tries. Eloy Jiménez hit his 14th homer of the season for the White Sox.. ANGELS 8, RANGERS 5 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh hit his first career... [More]
Mon Sep 2120:43LEADING OFF: Indians' Bieber, Yankees' Cole take the moundShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Corbin BurnesRPBrewersFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPBlue JaysFree Agent
A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HEADED TO AWARDS Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (8-1, 1.74 ERA) likely will make his final regular-season start when he faces the Chicago White Sox and Reynaldo López (1-2, 5.40 ERA). Bieber narrowly leads Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes (1.77) for the major league ERA title. LAST LUNEUP Gerrit Cole (6-3, 3.00 ERA) makes his final regular-season start in his first season for the New York Yankees, taking the mound against Toronto’s Tanner Roark (2-2, 6.41 ERA) in Buffalo, New York. BEATING UP ON CHAMPS Aaron Nola (5-3, 2.92 ERA) starts for Philadelphia in a doubleheader opener against Washington, which goes with Austin Voth (0-5, 7.17 ERA). Nola is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA against the World Series champions this season. Voth has not won since last Sept. 27 against Cleveland. QUINTANA GETS A START José Quintana is back in time to help the Chicago Cubs’ playoff push, scheduled to start against Pittsburgh in his first big league start since last Sept. 26. Quintana has been limited to a pair of relief appearances due to issues with his left thumb and a lat problem. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Sep 2119:13LHP Cole Hamels done for year after just 1 start for BravesIan AndersonSPBravesFree Agent
Mike FoltynewiczSPBravesFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPBravesFree Agent
Sean NewcombSPBravesFree Agent
Mike SorokaSPBravesFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels went back on the 10-day injured list Monday and is done for the season. Hamels reported shortly before the start of a four-game series against the Miami Marlins that he just didn't feel like he could get anything on the ball. He was scheduled to make his second start Tuesday after struggling throughout the year to overcome shoulder and triceps issues. “Cole knows himself and his body,” general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. “You trust the player at that point when he says he can't go.” The Braves began Monday with a three-game lead in the NL East .and primed for their third straight division title. Even with that success, Atlanta has struggled throughout the shortened 60-game series to put together a consistent rotation beyond Cy Young contender Max Fried and rookie Ian Anderson. Expected ace Mike Soroka went down with a season-ending injury, former All-Star Mike Foltynewicz was demoted after just... [More]
Mon Sep 2118:43Cardinals activate Fowler, Gallegos from injured list for KCNabil CrismattSPCardinalsFree Agent
Dexter FowlerRFCardinalsFree Agent
Giovanny GallegosRPCardinalsFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPCardinalsFree Agent
Roel RamirezRPCardinalsFree Agent
Justin WilliamsRFCardinalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Dexter Fowler and right-hander Giovanny Gallegos from the injured list in a series of roster moves before starting their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The Cardinals also optioned outfielder Justin Williams and right-hander Nabil Crismatt to their alternate training site and designated right-hander Roel Ramirez for assignment. Fowler was tied for the team lead with four homers and had 18 RBIs when he was placed on the injured list Sept. 2 to deal with a stomach ailment. The three-week shutdown allowed him to complete a medication regimen that would have made him more vulnerable to the coronavirus should he become exposed. Gallegos missed the minimum 10 days with a groin injury. He is 4 for 4 in save opportunities with a 3.97 ERA, and he is likely to share closing duties with Andrew Miller, who has been holding down the ninth inning in his absence. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Sep 2118:43Royals' Soler comes off injured list for season's final weekKelvin Gutierrez3BRoyalsFree Agent
Jorge SolerDHRoyalsFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals reinstated outfielder Jorge Soler from the injured list and optioned infielder Kelvin Gutierrez on Monday before starting their final homestand with three games against the St. Louis Cardinals. Soler was hopeful that he could return for the final week of the season after hurting his oblique. The slugger has failed to match his breakout 2019 season, when he played all 162 games and hit a club-record 48 homers, but has still hit .235 with eight homers and 22 RBIs for a club that is in rebuilding mode. He was the designated hitter and batting cleanup on Monday night. Gutierrez had one hit in 12 at-bats over four games this season. He had appeared in 20 games last season, hitting .260 while showing some versatility on defense. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Sep 2118:13Jays closer Giles to undergo elbow surgery, out for seasonKen GilesRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Julian MerryweatherSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Roberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Matt ShoemakerSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, likely causing him to miss all of 2021 and impacting the deal he will receive as a free agent this offseason. A right-hander who turned 30 on Sunday, Giles is 0-0 with a 9.82 ERA and one save in four appearances this season. He left a July 26 game at Tampa Bay because of forearm soreness and was placed on the injured list the next day. He returned with one inning against the New York Mets on Sept. 11, pitched one inning at the New York Yankees on Sept. 15, then went back on the injured list the following day. Manager Charlie Montoyo said Giles decided Monday to go ahead with the surgery. “He was a great clubhouse leader. He was awesome. I love the guy,? Montoyo said. “When he was on the mound, when he was healthy, he was one of the best relievers in baseball.” Giles earned $3,555,556 as a prorated share of his $9.6 million salary this season. He was 2-3 with a 1.87 ERA in 53 games last year, savin... [More]
Mon Sep 2117:33Yankees celebrate playoff berth with hotel lobby toastGerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
The New York Yankees found an unusual place to celebrate clinching a playoff berth in an atypical season. After losing at Boston on Sunday, the Yankees headed to Buffalo, New York, for the start of a series against Toronto, and New York's berth in the expanded 16-team playoffs was clinched when Seattle lost at San Diego later in the day. When the Yankees arrived at The Westin Buffalo, they gathered with masks on for a toast. “We had a glass of champagne together at the hotel lobby, and acknowledged we still have things to accomplish,” New York ace Gerrit Cole said Monday before the four-game series against the Blue Jays. New York won 10 straight games before Sunday's loss, their longest winning streak since 2012. The Yankees are headed to the playoffs for the 22nd time in 26 seasons as they seek their first title since 2009. “I’m just proud of the fact that we’re back to the dance in what’s been a challenging and crazy year for everyone involved,” manager Aaron Boone said... [More]
Mon Sep 2116:33MLB, union commit $10M to increase Black participationCurtis GrandersonLFMarlinsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ association say they have committed $10 million to fund programs of the new Players Alliance to improve representation of Black Americans in baseball. Management and the union said in a statement Monday that The Players Alliance will fund joint grants and scholarships through 2024, school and youth programs, player-led mentors, youth and young adult leagues and equipment, clinics and tournaments, Black cultural education, Black business partnerships and employment in baseball. “As the stark racial minority in all aspects of our game, The Players Alliance has given a voice and platform to our Black players, unified in our stance against systemic racism,” said former outfielder Curtis Granderson, The Players Alliance president. “We stand together for what is right and to change our game for the better. The power of our player membership, including our non-Black teammates, coupled with the support of MLB and the Players Association, gives us the unique ability to create increased opportunities for the Black communities we care so much about.” More than 100 current and former players are involved in The Players Alliance, which launched in June. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Sep 2115:43Harper back in lineup as Phillies DH after back stiffnessBryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCPhilliesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper was the designated hitter for Monday's game against Washington, a day after leaving a game with lower back stiffness. Harper exited Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue after he struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. The Phillies right fielder took a slow walk in the dugout toward the clubhouse and signaled to manager Joe Girardi he was done for the day. Harper was hitting second in the lineup Monday for the start of a four-game series with the Nationals, his former team. Girardi said he could also use Harper as the DH in one of the two games of Tuesday's doubleheader. “Hopefully this will kind of refresh him,” Girardi said before Monday's game. “We’re just in a brutal part of the schedule and he just had some back tightness.” The Phillies are currently the seventh seed in the NL playoff race. Harper, in the second year of a $330 million, 13-year deal, has 11 home runs and 28 RBIs and is batting .260 in 51 games this season. He leads the league with 41 walks. Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was out of the lineup again with a strained left hip flexor. Realmuto missed the last 10 games but could be available to pinch hit Monday night. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Sep 2110:03This Date in BaseballJosé Reyes2BMetsFree Agent
Sept. 22 1911 — Cy Young, 44, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 for his 511th and final major league victory. 1936 — The Detroit Tigers swept the St. Louis Browns 12-0 and 14-0 to record the biggest double shutout in major league history. 1954 — Karl Spooner of Brooklyn became the first pitcher in the majors to strike out 15 in his first game as the Dodgers beat the New York Giants 3-0. 1966 — The Baltimore Orioles clinched their first AL pennant in 22 years with a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City A’s. Their last pennant came in 1944 when they were the St. Louis Browns. 1968 — Cesar Tovar played one inning at each position for the Minnesota Twins, becoming the second major leaguer in history to do it. Bert Campaneris of the Oakland A’s was the other. 1977 — Bert Blyleven tossed a 6-0 no-hitter for Texas against the Angels at Anaheim Stadium. 1986 — Fernando Valenzuela of Los Angeles became the first Mexican to win 20 games, beating the Houston Astros 9-2 while allowing ... [More]
Mon Sep 2102:13Reds, Brewers and Cardinals charging hard in NL CentralTrevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Mitch KellerSPPiratesFree Agent
Zach PlesacSPIndiansFree Agent
Eugenio Suárez3BRedsFree Agent
Daniel VogelbachDHBrewersFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Chien-Ming WangFree Agent
Jesse WinkerLFRedsFree Agent
All the Cincinnati Reds needed was one extended winning streak to turn a disappointing season into a possible playoff berth. Cincinnati had high hopes after spending big in the offseason, but the Reds showed little sign of improvement until they ran off six straight victories recently. Now they're at .500 and in a three-way tie with Milwaukee and San Francisco for the final postseason spot in the National League. Cincinnati hosts a three-game series with the Brewers starting Monday night. It's the pitching staff that has led this resurgence for the Reds. They held Pittsburgh to six runs in a four-game sweep, and then they took two of three from the powerful Chicago White Sox. Trevor Bauer (4-4, 1.80 ERA) and Luis Castillo (3-5, 3.03) give Cincinnati a formidable starting pitching tandem, and Nick Castellanos, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Joey Votto all have reached double-digit home runs. Elsewhere in the NL Central, Milwaukee and St. Louis are closing strong as well. Those two tea... [More]
Mon Sep 2101:13LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last weekLuis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Dane DunningSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.SSPadresFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffSPBrewersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field Sunday. Yet overall, only seven slots are claimed. Tampa Bay, Oakland, the White Sox and Minnesota also have earned AL spots, and Cleveland, Toronto and Houston have the inside track on the three remaining positions. But the NL playoff picture is a scramble — only the Dodgers and Padres are in so far. Atlanta and the Cubs hold division leads, Miami and Philadelphia are the break-even point. With six spots in play, it should be an entertaining week with Cincinnati, Milwaukee and San Francisco all at .500. Brandon Woodruff (2-4, 3.45 ERA) and the Brewers begin a three-game series at Cincinnati. Reds righty Luis Castillo is 3-5 in 10 career starts against the Brewers, including 1-3... [More]
Sun Sep 2022:53Padres win, back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 yearsSandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Aristides AquinoRFRedsFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Miguel CabreraDHTigersFree Agent
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Dylan CeaseSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Michael Chavis1B/2BRed SoxFree Agent
Kyle CodySPRangersFree Agent
Brandon CrawfordSSGiantsFree Agent
Derek DietrichLFRangersFree Agent
Phillip ErvinLF/CFMarinersFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Joey GalloRFRangersFree Agent
Braxton GarrettSPMarlinsFree Agent
Tony GonsolinRPDodgersFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Derek HollandSPPiratesFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Brandon KintzlerRPMarlinsFree Agent
Josh LindblomSPBrewersFree Agent
J.D. MartinezDHRed SoxFree Agent
John MeansSPOriolesFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MinorSPAthleticsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1BPadresFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2BRedsFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPMetsFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPPadresFree Agent
Darin Ruf1BGiantsFree Agent
Casey SadlerRPMarinersFree Agent
Antonio SenzatelaSPRockiesFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPAngelsFree Agent
Eric Thames1BNationalsFree Agent
Chadwick TrompCGiantsFree Agent
Daniel VogelbachDHBrewersFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
Kyle WrightSPBravesFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughSPRaysFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland. The clincher came in the finale of a series that was moved from Seattle because of poor air quality due to wildfires, so the Mariners were considered the home team and batted last. After closer Trevor Rosenthal (1-0), another newcomer, struck out Phillip Ervin for the final out, the Padres had a brief but joyous celebration in the infield. Then they gathered near the dugouts to get playoff caps and T-shirts. Although Petco Park was devoid of spectators, a handful of fans watched from a rooftop bar just beyond left-center field and several others watched from balconies on an office building high above right field. Casey Sadler (1-1) took the loss. RED SOX 10, YANKEES 2 BOSTON (AP) — Tanner Houck took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of hi... [More]
Sun Sep 2021:23LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last weekLuis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Dane DunningSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.SSPadresFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffSPBrewersFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field Sunday. Yet overall, only seven slots are claimed. Tampa Bay, Oakland, the White Sox and Minnesota also have earned AL spots, and Cleveland, Toronto and Houston have the inside track on the three remaining positions. But the NL playoff picture is a scramble -- only the Dodgers and Padres are in so far. Atlanta and the Cubs hold division leads, Miami and Philadelphia are the break-even point. With six spots in play, it should be an entertaining week with Cincinnati, Milwaukee and San Francisco all at .500. Brandon Woodruff (2-4, 3.45) and the Brewers begin a three-game series at Cincinnati. Reds righty Luis Castillo is 3-5 in 10 career starts against the Brewers, including 1-3 ... [More]
Sun Sep 2016:23Marlins keep up playoff push, edge Nats to open twinbillSandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Jon BertiSS/CFMarlinsFree Agent
Corey DickersonLFMarlinsFree Agent
Braxton GarrettSPMarlinsFree Agent
Monte HarrisonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Matt JoyceLFMarlinsFree Agent
Howie Kendrick2BNationalsFree Agent
Carter Kieboom3BNationalsFree Agent
Brandon KintzlerRPMarlinsFree Agent
Starling MarteCFMarlinsFree Agent
Sean Rodríguez2BMarlinsFree Agent
Trevor RogersSPMarlinsFree Agent
Miguel RojasSSMarlinsFree Agent
Aníbal SánchezSPNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Andrew StevensonCFNationalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
Eric Thames1BNationalsFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Kintzler escaped a bases-loaded jam to end it and the Miami Marlins kept up their playoff push, scratching out a late unearned run off Max Scherzer to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday to open a doubleheader. The Marlins began the day with a half-game lead over Philadelphia for second place in the NL East. The top two teams in each division are assured spots in the expanded postseason field — two extra wild-card clubs will advance, too. A two-out error by first baseman Eric Thames in the sixth inning gave Miami the go-ahead run. Washington threatened in the seventh and final inning when Luis Garcia led off with a single and pinch hitter Yadiel Hernandez followed with a ground-rule double off Kintzler. After Andrew Stevenson flied out to short right, Trea Turner hit a hard smash to Kintzler, who got Garcia out on a rundown that left runners still at second and third. Juan Soto was intentionally walked before Kintzler struck out Kurt Suzuki for his 10th sa... [More]
Sun Sep 2010:43Second City? White Sox, Cubs close in on division titlesTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Yu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Ian HappCFCubsFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Alec MillsSPCubsFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Luis RobertCFWhite SoxFree Agent
David RossFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side. On the North Side, Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, and the Cubs are eyeing another October run. Chicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days. They also share a most enviable position this time of year — first place. "I think that every time we take the field, we feel invincible,” White Sox rookie Luis Robert said through a translator. Sure looks that way. The playoff-bound White Sox have won 24 of 31 to rise to the top of the AL Central. Heading into Sunday's game at Cincinnati, they had a magic number of four for clinching their first division title since their last postseason appearance in 2008. Under first-year manager David Ross, the Cubs jumped out to a 13-3 start and then faltered before picking up their play as the pandemic-shortened season barreled toward the finish. They are closing in on their first NL Central cham... [More]
Sun Sep 2010:03This Date in BaseballMatt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Alex CobbSPOriolesFree Agent
Justin MarksFree Agent
David OrtizFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Sept. 21 1934 — Daffy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers for 3-0 victory in the second game of an Ebbets Field doubleheader. Daffy’s brother Dizzy, held Brooklyn hitless until the eighth inning in the opener and won 13-0. 1947 — Boston’s Johnny Pesky had two hits in each game of a doubleheader and finished the day with 202 hits. Pesky surpassed the 200-hit mark for the third time in as many major league seasons. He is the only player to lead a league in hits in his first three seasons in the game. 1964 — Manager Gene Mauch’s first-place Phillies lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds on Chico Ruiz’s steal of home in the sixth inning. It was Philadelphia’s first of 10 straight losses, a streak that cost them the NL pennant. 1970 — Oakland’s Vida Blue pitched a no-hitter in his eighth major league start, beating Minnesota 6-0. 1995 — Colorado’s John Vander Wal set a major league record with his 26th pinch-hit of the season wi... [More]
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