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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 LeMahieu1B/2B/3BYankeesFree 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 Cabrera1B/DHTigersFree Agent
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Dylan CeaseSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Michael Chavis1B/2BRed SoxFree Agent
Kyle CodySPRangersFree Agent
Brandon CrawfordSSGiantsFree Agent
Derek Dietrich1B/2B/LF/PHRangersFree Agent
Phillip ErvinCF/LF/PHMarinersFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Joey GalloCF/LF/RFRangersFree Agent
Braxton GarrettSPMarlinsFree Agent
Tony GonsolinRPDodgersFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Derek HollandRP/SPPiratesFree Agent
Brad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Brandon KintzlerRPMarlinsFree Agent
Josh LindblomSPBrewersFree Agent
J.D. MartinezDH/RFRed SoxFree Agent
John MeansSPOriolesFree Agent
Andrew MillerRPCardinalsFree Agent
Mike MinorSPAthleticsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Mitch Moreland1BPadresFree Agent
Mike Moustakas2B/3BRedsFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPMetsFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPPadresFree Agent
Darin Ruf1B/OFGiantsFree Agent
Casey SadlerRPMarinersFree Agent
Antonio SenzatelaSPRockiesFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPAngelsFree Agent
Eric Thames1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Chadwick TrompCGiantsFree Agent
Daniel Vogelbach1B/DHBrewersFree Agent
Luke Voit1B/DHYankeesFree 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 LeMahieu1B/2B/3BYankeesFree 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 Berti3B/CF/SSMarlinsFree Agent
Corey DickersonLFMarlinsFree Agent
Braxton GarrettSPMarlinsFree Agent
Monte HarrisonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Matt JoyceLF/PH/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Carter Kieboom3BNationalsFree Agent
Brandon KintzlerRPMarlinsFree Agent
Starling MarteCFMarlinsFree Agent
Sean Rodríguez2B/3B/PHMarlinsFree Agent
Trevor RogersSPMarlinsFree Agent
Miguel RojasSSMarlinsFree Agent
Aníbal SánchezSPNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Andrew StevensonCF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
Eric Thames1B/PHNationalsFree 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 HappCF/LFCubsFree Agent
Jason HeywardCF/RFCubsFree 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 Carpenter3B/PHCardinalsFree 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]
Sun Sep 2002:03LEADING OFF: Yanks on a roll, Verlander set for TJTrevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
José BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GONE STREAKING The Yankees can clinch their fourth consecutive postseason berth and set a new mark for supremacy in their rivalry with Boston in the finale of a series at Fenway Park. New York has won 10 straight games since ending a 5-15 slump, improving to 31-21 and ensuring their 28th consecutive winning season, second in big league history behind their 39 in a row from 1926-64. They'll lock up a playoff spot if they beat the Red Sox or if Seattle loses to San Diego. The Bronx Bombers have also beaten Boston in 12 straight meetings, matching their best run ever in the rivalry. The Yankees also won 12 straight spanning the 1952-32 seasons while Red Sox star Ted Williams was off fighting in the Korean War. SHUT DOWN Justin Verlander’s bid to rejoin the Astros for a playoff push is over. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. The 37-year... [More]
Sat Sep 1922:43White Sox beat Reds 5-0, close in on AL Central titleJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Tim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Orlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Scott BarlowRPRoyalsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
Corbin BurnesRPBrewersFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Daz CameronCFTigersFree Agent
Garrett Cooper1B/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Bryan GarciaRPTigersFree Agent
Kevin GausmanSPGiantsFree Agent
Eric HaaseCTigersFree Agent
Geoff HartliebRPPiratesFree Agent
Adam HaseleyCF/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Sam HowardRPPiratesFree Agent
Josh JamesRP/SPAstrosFree Agent
Mitch KellerSPPiratesFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Andrew KnappC/PHPhilliesFree Agent
Jake Lamb1B/3B/PHAthleticsFree Agent
Pablo LópezSPMarlinsFree Agent
Starling MarteCFMarlinsFree Agent
Phil MatonRPIndiansFree Agent
Nomar MazaraRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Andrew McCutchenLFPhilliesFree Agent
Jacob NottinghamCBrewersFree Agent
José Osuna1B/3B/PH/RFPiratesFree Agent
Enoli ParedesSPAstrosFree Agent
Ryan PresslyRPAstrosFree Agent
Drew RasmussenSPBrewersFree Agent
Josh RojasLFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Miguel RojasSSMarlinsFree Agent
Travis Shaw1B/3BBlue JaysFree Agent
Robert StephensonRPRedsFree Agent
Vince VelasquezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Chad WallachCMarlinsFree Agent
Luke WeaverSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Devin WilliamsRPBrewersFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two of Chicago’s five solo homers, and the White Sox — already guaranteed a playoff spot — took another step toward the AL Central title by overpowering the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Saturday night. Chicago has won eight of its last 10 games, securing at least a wild card and its first postseason appearance since 2008. José Abreu hit his fifth homer in eight games as the White Sox piled them up, including three in a row in the eighth off Robert Stephenson. Abreu has 18 homers overall. The Reds managed six hits as they had their season-high winning streak snapped at six games. Cincinnati (26-27) wasted a chance to move above .500 for the first time since its season-opening win over the Tigers. Nomar Mazara was in a 3-for-25 slump with 11 strikeouts when he connected off Trevor Bauer (4-4) in the fifth inning for his first homer. One out later, Anderson’s ninth homer made it 2-0. Bauer went seven innings and gave up five hits while throwing 10... [More]
Sat Sep 1920:52Pirates' Keller no-hitting Cardinals through six inningsTommy Edman2B/3BCardinalsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Mitch KellerSPPiratesFree Agent
Brad Miller3B/DH/PHCardinalsFree Agent
Alec MillsSPCubsFree Agent
José Osuna1B/3B/PH/RFPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Mitch Keller has a no-hitter through six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Keller is making his second start since missing six weeks with a strained left oblique. He walked Tommy Edman and hit Brad Miller with a pitch in the first inning, and Tyler O’Neill drew a walk in the second. Keller set down the next 14 batters. He’s thrown 84 pitches and struck out six. The 24-year-old entered the game with a 1-1 record and 5.06 ERA in three games. He was activated from the injured list Monday after being sidelined since Aug. 2. The Pirates led 2-0 as Ke’Bryan Hayes and Jose Osuna hit solo home runs off Kwang Hyun Kim. White Sox ace Lucas Giolito and Cubs journeyman Alec Mills have thrown no-hitters during this pandemic-shortened season. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Sep 1920:42Padres activate Hosmer 12 days after he broke index fingerMike ClevingerSPPadresFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BPadresFree Agent
Luis PerdomoRP/SPPadresFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list on Saturday, just 12 days after he broke his left index finger while trying to bunt. Hosmer started and batted fifth against the Seattle Mariners. The Padres had the chance to clinch their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. The Padres also recalled right-hander Luis Patiño to start in place of Mike Clevinger, who will have his next start pushed back a few days due to right biceps tightness. To make room on the roster, catcher Francisco Mejía and right-hander Luis Perdomo were optioned to the alternate training site.
Sat Sep 1919:32LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st winTrevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
José BerríosSPTwinsFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Yu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ SHUT DOWN Justin Verlander’s bid to rejoin the Astros for a playoff push is over. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. The 37-year-old right-hander threw to hitters on the side Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in the team’s opener on July 24. “I tried as hard as I could to come back and play this season,” Verlander said. “Unfortunately, my body just didn’t cooperate.” The Astros hold the eighth and final spot in the AL playoff race. Verlander went 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA last year, striking out a career-high 300 and throwing his third no-hitter. He pitched 223 innings, most in the majors, and then made six more starts in the postseason as the Astros reached the World Series. TRY AGAIN Madison Bumgarner makes another attempt at his first win since signing an $85 million, five-year contract in the offseason as a... [More]
Sat Sep 1914:42Astros' Verlander to have elbow surgery, miss rest of seasonJustin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute video. “In my simulated game a couple days ago, I felt something in my elbow, and after looking at my MRI and conversing with some of the best doctors in the world, we’ve determined that Tommy John surgery is my best option,” Verlander said. He threw to hitters on Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in the team’s opener on July 24. He threw 50 pitches in the bullpen before throwing about 25 pitches to hitters in two simulated innings. “I tried as hard as I could to come back and play this season,” Verlander said. “Unfortunately, my body just didn’t cooperate.” Verlander has been on the injured list with a right forearm strain. He went 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA in 2019. “Obviously, this is not good news,” Verlander said. “However, I... [More]
Sat Sep 1914:12Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgeryJustin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery.
Sat Sep 1910:02This Date in BaseballLourdes Gurriel Jr.LFBlue JaysFree Agent
Danny JansenCBlue JaysFree Agent
Kendrys Morales1B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Francisco RodríguezFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Justin Smoak1B/DHGiantsFree Agent
Rowdy Tellez1B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Richard UreñaSSOriolesFree Agent
Sept. 20 1902 — Chicago’s Jim Callaghan tossed the White Sox’s first no-hitter, beating Detroit 2-0. 1907 — Pittsburgh’s Nicholas Maddox became the first Pirates pitcher to throw a no-hitter by defeating the Brooklyn Superbas, 2-1, at Exposition Park. Pirates player-manager Fred Clarke had the only two hits of the game, both off Elmer Stricklett. All three runs in the game were unearned. Brooklyn scored its run in the fourth, thanks to errors by Maddox and shortstop Honus Wagner. Maddox made a high throw over first baseman Harry Swacina’s head, allowing Emil Batch to reach base. Batch scored when Wagner threw away Al Burch’s ground ball. 1908 — Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox threw his second career no-hitter for a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. 1912 — The Detroit Tigers snapped Joe Wood’s 16-game win streak with a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. 1924 — Grover Cleveland Alexander won his 300th game as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Giants 7... [More]
Sat Sep 1903:32LEADING OFF: Cubs' Mills back on mound after no-hitterIan AndersonSPBravesFree Agent
Austin MeadowsDH/LF/RFRaysFree Agent
Alec MillsSPCubsFree Agent
Michael PinedaSPTwinsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BACK AT IT Cubs journeyman Alec Mills (5-3, 3.93) is set to pitch for the first time since his unexpected no-hitter a week ago against Milwaukee. The 28-year-old will face the Twins in just the 16th start of his big league career. Johnny Vander Meer in 1938 is the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters. Mills will face Minnesota right-hander Michael Pineda (1-0, 3.57). MINUS MEADOWS The playoff-bound Rays will be missing outfielder Austin Meadows into the postseason because of a strained oblique. Meadows was hurt while taking a swing this week for the AL East leaders during a game in Baltimore Meadows is batting just .205 with four homers and 13 RBIs. Last year, he hit .291 with 33 home runs and 89 RBIs. “I don’t need to talk about how important Austin is,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ACE CARD Cardinals left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim starts at Milwaukee, trying to keep up his remarkable run. The 32-year-old Kim, who... [More]
Fri Sep 1823:13Angels' Pujols passes Mays for 5th on HR list with No. 661Albert Pujols1B/DHAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas. The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin's fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field. Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado. It is only Pujols' second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696). Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year. Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449). ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle and Baseball Writer Stephen Hawkins in Texas contributed to this report. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Sep 1822:52Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career listAlbert Pujols1B/DHAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list.
Fri Sep 1822:22Reds surge into playoff contention, beat White Sox 7-1Tucker BarnhartC/PHRedsFree Agent
Nick CastellanosRFRedsFree Agent
Erick FeddeSPNationalsFree Agent
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Will HarrisRPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan HelsleyRPCardinalsFree Agent
Tyler MahleSPRedsFree Agent
Robbie RaySPBlue JaysFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Sixto SánchezSPMarlinsFree Agent
Andrew StevensonCF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Trevor WilliamsSPPiratesFree Agent
Jesse WinkerCF/DH/LF/PHRedsFree Agent
Kolten Wong2BCardinalsFree Agent
CINCINNATI (AP) — Slumping Jesse Winker hit a three-run homer — one of four off White Sox starter Jonathan Stiever — and the Cincinnati Reds extended their surge into playoff contention with a 7-1 win Friday night for their season-high sixth victory in a row. The Reds moved to .500 (26-26) for the first time since Aug. 3. Their winning streak has them in playoff position, in second place in the NL Central behind the Cubs. The AL Central-leading White Sox clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a win over the Twins on Thursday night. Their momentum hit a snag as Stiever (0-1) got hit hard in his first major league road appearance. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed Winker’s shot and solo homers by Joey Votto, Nick Castellanos and Tucker Barnhart. Tyler Mahle (2-2) got his first win since Aug. 28, allowing four hits and fanning eight in 5 2/3 innings. CARDINALS 6, PIRATES 5, 1st game PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kolten Wong hit the second leadoff home run of his career, Tyle... [More]
Fri Sep 1820:42LEADING OFF: Cubs' Mills back on mound after no-hitterAustin MeadowsDH/LF/RFRaysFree Agent
Michael PinedaSPTwinsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ BACK AT IT Cubs journeyman Alec Mills (5-3, 3.93) is set to pitch for the first time since his unexpected no-hitter a week ago against Milwaukee. The 28-year-old will face the Twins in just the 16th start of his big league career. Johnny Vander Meer in 1938 is the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters. Mills will face Minnesota right-hander Michael Pineda (1-0, 3.57). MINUS MEADOWS The playoff-bound Rays will be missing outfielder Austin Meadows into the postseason because of a strained oblique. Meadows was hurt while taking a swing this week for the AL East leaders during a game in Baltimore Meadows is batting just .205 with four homers and 13 RBIs. Last year, he hit .291 with 33 home runs and 89 RBIs. “I don’t need to talk about how important Austin is,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ACE CARD Cardinals left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim starts at Milwaukee, trying to keep up his remarkable run. The 32-year-old Kim, ... [More]
Fri Sep 1818:32Rays OF Meadows placed on injured list; could miss playoffsSean GilmartinRPRaysFree Agent
Austin MeadowsDH/LF/RFRaysFree Agent
Cody ReedRPRaysFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with an oblique strain that will keep him sidelined into the postseason. The injury occurred while Meadows took a swing in the opener of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles. The Rays won both games to earn a berth in the AL playoffs, and they'll need a deep run to get Meadows back in the lineup. “We’re going to have to play really, really well to see him at any point the rest of the season," manager Kevin Cash said. Meadows is batting .205 with four homers and 13 RBIs. Last year he hit .291 with 33 home runs and 89 RBIs, so his bat is always welcome in the Tampa Bay lineup. “I don’t need to talk about how important Austin is," Cash said. To fill the roster spot, Tampa Bay selected left-hander Sean Gilmartin from its alternate site. In order to add Gilmartin to the 40-man roster, the Rays transferred pitcher Cody Reed (left pinky irritation) to the 45-day IL, ending h... [More]
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