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Major League Baseball News
Sep 23, 2018

Verlander helps Astros set 2 MLB K marks
Right-hander Justin Verlander helped the Astros set an American League record on Saturday night for most strikeouts in a season by a club's starters with 1,069 to eclipse the Indians' mark of 1,066 in 2017.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 23, 2018

Postseason Picture: Where we are right now
Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the playoff picture, recapping the latest action and taking a look at where each contender stands heading into the next games.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 23, 2018

Machado's bobble-night pop propels LA
Manny Machado rose to the occasion on his bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium with a three-run homer off Padres rookie Jacob Nix during a five-run third inning that powered a 7-2 win as the Dodgers reduced their magic number for clinching the National League West to seven.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 23, 2018

Wild walk-off cuts A's magic number to 1
The A's magic number is down to one. They practiced celebrating ahead of time following yet another walk-off victory over the Twins on Saturday evening, a 3-2 affair that ended when a bases-loaded wild pitch skipped past Matt Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing Stephen Piscotty to score under the watch of right-hander Trevor Hildenberger.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

9-run rally in 8th moves Astros closer to West title
Justin Verlander helped the Astros set a Major League record for strikeouts by a club's starters, while Jose Altuve's home run capped a wild 9-run 8th to help the Astros trim their magic number to win the American League West title to five games.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Senzatela's gem, 4-run third keep Rox on pace
Antonio Senzatela held the D-backs to one run and three hits in seven innings as the Rockies -- fighting to keep pace in the National League postseason race -- beat the D-backs, 5-1, at Chase Field on Saturday night. Senzatela didn't give up a hit until A.J. Pollock's two-out homer in the fifth. Chris Iannetta lashed a two-run single that started a four-run third frame and the Rockies never trailed.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Yanks become 6th team with at least 250 homers
During his brief time in pinstripes, Luke Voit has been putting up some impressive numbers, helping the Yankees become just the sixth team in Major League history to belt at least 250 homers in a season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Hicks, Voit make impact in WC-clinching victory
During his brief time in pinstripes, Luke Voit has been putting up some impressive numbers, helping the Yankees become just the sixth team in Major League history to belt at least 250 homers in a season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Tribe sets K's record; Brantley hits walk-off 1B
The Progressive Field crowd rose to its feet and Mike Clevinger paused for a moment behind the mound, collecting himself amidst a standing ovation in the second inning on Saturday night. With a strikeout of Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr., Clevinger put the 2018 Indians into the record books.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

V-Mart singles in final AB, walks off to ovation
Martinez went out on his own terms, both in Saturday's 5-4 Tigers win and in his career. Despite a week remaining in the season, he wanted Saturday to be his last game, because he wanted to end his career in front of the home fans.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Win puts Cubs' magic number for Central at 6
MVP candidate Javier Baez drove in three runs to raise his National League-leading RBI total to 110 and Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking RBI double to lead the Cubs over the crosstown-rival White Sox on Saturday night in front of the first sellout crowd of the season at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Verlander helps Astros starters set K's mark
Right-hander Justin Verlander helped the Astros set an American League record on Saturday night for most strikeouts in a season by a club's starters with 1,069 to eclipse the Indians' mark of 1,066 in 2017.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Machado celebrates bobblehead night with HR
Manny Machado celebrated his Bobblehead Night on Saturday at Dodger Stadium with a three-run homer during a five-run third inning as the Dodgers took a 6-0 lead on the Padres.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

10 games that defined Yankees' 2018 season
Here are the 10 games that helped the Yankees on their road to the 2018 postseason.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Mahtook's HR leads Tigers in V-Mart's finale
Mikie Mahtook delivered the decisive blow for the Tigers in their 5-4 win over the Royals at Comerica Park on Saturday. On a night in which Victor Martinez would play the final game of his 16-year career, Detroit held on late for the win after seven innings of two-run ball from right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Martinez collected the final hit of his career in the first before being lifted for a pinch-runner. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez hit solo homers for Kansas City in defeat, while Jakob Junis threw a quality start for the fourth time in his last five outings.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Injury updates: Story, Correa, Paxton, Cain
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Anderson is 1st White Sox SS with 20-20 season
Tim Anderson's solo home run leading off the third inning did more than bring the White Sox into a 2-2 deadlock with the Cubs on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. It also made Anderson the first shortstop in White Sox history to record 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in the same season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Yanks clinch WC berth on walk-off win in 11th
Aaron Hicks produced the game-winning RBI double to secure New York's trip to the postseason. Hicks and Luke Voit went deep off O's starter David Hess in the second to make the Yankees the sixth team with at least 250 homers in a season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Braves turn focus to potential NLDS matchups
Having clinched the National League East with Saturday's 5-3 win over the Phillies, the Braves will now wait to see how the rest of the postseason picture develops. As of now, they would be lined up to face the winner of the NL West battle being waged between the Rockies and the Dodgers. But this could change if the Cubs slip during the regular season's final week and do not end up with the NL's best record.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Injury updates: Correa, Paxton, Cain, Belt
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Indians 1st team with 4 starters to have 200 K's
The Progressive Field crowd rose to its feet and Mike Clevinger paused for a moment behind the mound, collecting himself amidst a standing ovation in the second inning on Saturday night. With a strikeout of the Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., Clevinger put the 2018 Indians into the record books.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Dodgers' push in need of Machado turnaround
With barely a week left in the regular season and the Dodgers still working hard to land a postseason berth, Manny Machado has been something of a disappointment.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Final Busch start for Waino? 'Didn't feel like it was'
What the distant future holds for Adam Wainwright, neither he nor the Cardinals will say. Fact is, neither he nor the Cardinals know. When it comes to Wainwright, all of the larger questions remain uncertain: whether the 37-year-old will return next season, whether he'll even play at all, whether Saturday marked his final start in a Cardinals uniform at Busch Stadium.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Hearing MVP chants, Baez smashes 34th HR
There aren't many teams who can lose a position player and slide an MVP candidate into that spot like the Cubs will do at shortstop with Javier Baez.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Rays close to elimination as bats go cold
Tyler Glasnow bounced back from a seven-run, 2/3 innings performance in his last start against the Blue Jays to record six innings of three-run baseball on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. But once again, his offense couldn't come through for him and eventually the Blue Jays added a pair of tack-on runs in the eighth to deal Tampa a 5-2 loss.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Betts could return to right field on Sunday
Mookie Betts was out of the Red Sox's lineup for a second straight day on Saturday, but it wasn't a sign that he's had a setback with the left side injury that bothered him last week.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Voth, Nats shut out Mets after being eliminated
Austin Voth was outstanding in his second Major League start, but his performance in the Nationals' 6-0 victory Saturday against the Mets was overshadowed by the Nats' postseason hopes officially coming to an end.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

MLB, Yankees host stickball tourney in Bronx
It was the game of the year on the streets of River Avenue near Yankee Stadium. As part of the Play Ball initiative, the New York Emperors Stickball League, along with Major League Baseball and the Yankees, put on a stickball event under the elevated No. 4 train line on Saturday.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

10 games that defined Atlanta's 2018 season
Here's a look back at the top 10 moments that put the Braves in position to celebrate the division title that was clinched with Saturday afternoon's 5-3 win over the Phillies at SunTrust Park.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Royals boast rotation depth heading into '19
One of the many positives to emerge in the last six weeks of this Royals season has been the development and depth of the starting rotation. And that should bode well for manager Ned Yost come Spring Training 2019. Yost and general manager Dayton Moore always have talked about going into a season with eight or nine viable rotation candidates.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Yanks become 6th team with at least 250 HRs
The Yankees became just the sixth team in Major League history to hit at least 250 homers in a season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

In My Words: Reinsdorf on Hawk
When you get older, you're always amazed about how fast time seems to go. How things that happened years and years ago seem like yesterday. It truly seems like yesterday that I first met Ken Harrelson.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Cards' WC hopes helped by O'Neill's HR in 10th
Tyler O'Neill hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to lift the Cardinals past the Giants on Saturday afternoon. Yadier Molina hit a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh to help rally the Cardinals, who won despite committing a season-high four errors. Rookie Aramis Garcia went 4-for-4 with two RBIs for the Giants, who have lost three in a row.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Davis reflects on trying 2018, future with O's
In a season that Chris Davis describes as "one disaster after another," the Orioles' first baseman said his focus is on "getting to the finish line" to end the worst offensive season of his 11-year career.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Gary Sanchez eager to end year strong
The hallways of Yankee Stadium are normally peaceful during a team off-day, but they were bustling with activity earlier this week. While Aaron Judge and Aroldis Chapman were proving their health in simulated games, Gary Sanchez was working hard in hopes of finishing his year on a strong note.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Phillies see NL East hopes end in Atlanta
Gabe Kapler opened Spring Training a little more than seven months ago by saying the Phillies had the opportunity to "shock" people. It meant his team would be "very competitive" in September, he said. It meant "being in the mix, being in the hunt, fighting for the National League East." But the Braves ended the fight on Saturday, when they clinched the NL East title with a 5-3 victory over the Phils at SunTrust Park.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Braves capture first NL East title since 2013
ATLANTA -- The Braves clinched the National League East title on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over the Phillies. It's the Braves' first NL East crown and postseason berth since 2013.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Taylor odd man out in Nats' crowded outfield
Over the years, Michael A. Taylor has been as much a part of the Nationals' lineup as anyone on the roster, with 460 games logged since 2015. Recently, however, those appearances have been few and far between for the outfielder.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Acuna's 15th SB puts him in elite company
Ronald Acuna Jr.'s first-inning stolen base made him just the fourth player to record at least 25 homers and 15 stolen bases in a season before turning 21.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Wong (hamstring cramps) not in starting lineup
Though the Cardinals don't believe Kolten Wong's latest hamstring issue is serious, Saturday's quick turnaround forced the club to be cautious with their second baseman, at least for a day. Wong was not in the lineup a morning after cramps in both hamstrings forced him out of Friday's 5-3 win over the Giants.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Fuld floated as Rangers' manager candidate
Sam Fuld fits the profile of the modern-day baseball manager. He is young, he is smart, he is a former player that relates well to current players and he is well-versed in the analytics and philosophies that dominate the decision-making in the dugout and front office. It is no surprise then that the Dallas Morning News named Fuld as a potential candidate to replace former Rangers manager Jeff Banister, whom the team dismissed this week.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

30 best games of '18 -- 1 player from every team
Every team, all 30 of them, has remarkable moments. From bunches of home runs to bunches of strikeouts, from household names to players you may not have heard of before, these become part of the fabric of a season. Here we go with 30 special individual performances for 30 teams.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Fireworks elude Dodgers; lead shrinks to 1 1/2
The Dodgers fell into another momentum-stopping trap on Friday night, following up this week's series sweep of Colorado with a 5-3 loss to the last-place Padres at Dodger Stadium. With Colorado winning, the Dodgers' lead over the Rockies is 1 1/2 games and their magic number to clinch the National League West remained at eight.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Khrush's walk-off HR cuts A's magic number to 3
It was Mark Canha who delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer that tied the game in the sixth, and Khris Davis who ended it with his second homer of the night and Major League-leading 45th of the season, a walk-off solo shot off right-hander Matt Magill for a 7-6 series-opening win over the Twins on Friday night. The A's magic number dropped to three with their third straight win, though they remained 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top American League Wild Card spot following New York's win against the Orioles. They also sit 3 1/2 back of the first-place Astros in the AL West with eight to play.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Hader sets two MLB K's records vs. Pirates
It was a record-setting kind of night for Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader in the Brewers' 8-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, though it certainly wasn't out of the ordinary.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Rockies rally to cut into Dodgers' division lead
Friday night was like most of the rest of this Rockies road trip -- this time with starting pitcher German Marquez delivering in sterling fashion, with 11 strikeouts -- only with one delightful plot twist. RBI singles by David Dahl and Nolan Arenado and a two-run hit from Ian Desmond lifted the Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field. Colorado improved to 1 1/2 games behind the West-leading Dodgers and remained 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Injury updates: Story, Cain, Correa, Eaton
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

D-backs' hopes dealt setback by Rockies' rally
The D-backs hoped that the energy and good feelings from Wednesday night's win over the Cubs would carry over to Friday night's series opener against the Rockies. And when Arizona struck for two first-inning runs, it looked like it just might. However, the offense went quiet after that and the Rockies chipped away at the lead before putting together a decisive four-run rally in the eighth as they rolled to a 6-2 win at Chase Field.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Davis walks A's off to magic number of 3
It was Mark Canha who delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer that tied the game in the sixth, and Khris Davis who ended it with his second homer of the night and Major League-leading 45th of the season, a walk-off solo shot off right-hander Matt Magill for a 7-6 series-opening win over the Twins on Friday night. The A's magic number dropped to three with their third straight win, though they remained 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top American League Wild Card spot following New York's win against the Orioles. They also sit 3 1/2 back of the first-place Astros in the AL West with eight to play.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

10 defining moments of Astros' 2018 season
There were memorable individual performances, dazzling defense plays and plenty of clutch hits. The Astros' magical ride through the 2018 season began with a leadoff homer by George Springer on Opening Day and continued through their playoff-clinching win, raising expectations that another World Series championship could be near.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

After 3-HR 6th, Brewers' magic number at 5
Milwaukee's Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered in the sixth inning as part of six-run rally off Pirates relievers Edgar Santana and Steven Brault that gave the Brewers a win in the series opener on Friday night at PNC Park. Josh Bell and Corey Dickerson hit home runs for Pittsburgh in the loss. The game was delayed for two hours and 14 minutes by rain in the fifth inning.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Bauer pleased with first start since August
After facing seven batters on Friday night, Trevor Bauer walked off the mound Friday night to a chorus of cheers from the Progressive Field faithful. The ovation was less about the pitcher's performance than it was a response to what the outing could mean for October.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Adams' big hit off bench keeps Cards on track
Matt Adams' pinch-hit, two-run double ensured the Cardinals their fourth win in five games, inching St. Louis to 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central and keeping a 1 1/2-game edge for the second NL Wild Card spot. Carlos Martinez pitched around a leadoff double in the ninth for his fourth save, and Kolten Wong, who exited late in the game with cramping, had two RBI hits off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner to set up the late drama at Busch Stadium.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Interim skipper wins on Beltre's milestone night
The Rangers are looking to finish the season strong under interim manager Don Wakamatsu, and Adrian Beltre's milestone night against the Mariners helped the club get off to a solid start on Friday night. Beltre's three-run home run in the first inning off Erasmo Ramirez keyed the Rangers' win over the Mariners at Globe Life Park. It was the 476th home run of Beltre's career, moving him past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 30th all-time.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Rockies rally to reward strong Marquez
Friday night was like most of the rest of this Rockies road trip -- this time with starting pitcher German Marquez delivering in sterling fashion, with 11 strikeouts -- only with one delightful plot twist. RBI singles by David Dahl and Nolan Arenado and a two-run hit from Ian Desmond lifted the Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 22, 2018

Astros heading for postseason date with Tribe
Having clinched their third postseason berth in four seasons, the Astros are almost certain to face the Indians in the American League Division Series in two weeks in a matchup between the two previous AL pennant winners.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Brewers blast 3 HRs, go back-to-back in 6th
Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz all homered in the sixth inning as part of six-run rally off Pirates relievers Edgar Santana and Steven Brault.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Adams' 2 RBIs off bench in 8th lift Cards
Matt Adams' pinch-hit, two-run double ensured the Cards their fourth win in five games, inching St. Louis to four games behind the Cubs, who lost to the White Sox, in the NL Central.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

New skipper a winner on Beltre's milestone night
The Rangers are looking to finish the season strong under interim manager Don Wakamatsu, and Adrian Beltre's milestone night against the Mariners helped the club get off to a solid start on Friday night. Beltre's three-run home run in the first inning off Erasmo Ramirez keyed the Rangers' win over the Mariners at Globe Life Park. It was the 476th home run of Beltre's career, moving him past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 30th all-time.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Defending champion Astros clinch playoff berth
Yuli Gurriel logged a career-high seven RBIs with a grand slam, a two-run homer and a single in his first three at-bats, while Gerrit Cole racked up 12 strikeouts in a strong start to help the Astros clinch their third postseason berth in four seasons. Angels starter Andrew Heaney gave up the homers to Gurriel and went just three innings, while Mike Trout clubbed his 37th homer for the Halos.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Phils allow 5 runs in 7th, lose ground to Braves
The Phillies could be eliminated from National League East title contention as early as Saturday following Friday night's 6-5 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Braves cut magic number to 2 in comeback win
The Braves took another step toward a National League East title as they claimed a win over the Phillies on Friday night at SunTrust Park. Ozzie Albies fueled a five-run seventh with a home run, and Johan Camargo capped it with a two-run single. The Braves are 7 1/2 games in front of the Phillies, and their magic number stands at two. Wilson Ramos and Jose Bautista drove in runs to put the Phillies ahead, 4-1, in the seventh, but Pat Neshek and Luis Avilan struggled in the bottom of the inning.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

J.D. vying for first global Triple Crown since '56
Before the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera broke a 45-year drought in 2012, there hadn't been a Triple Crown winner since Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski pulled off the feat for the 1967 Red Sox. Now, more than a half-century later, another Boston player, J.D. Martinez, is trying to join this exclusive club.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Red Sox tie franchise record with 105 wins
They keep pushing forward, these Red Sox. A night after they clinched the American League East, there was rest for several key players, but no letdown from the crew that played.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Gurriel Jr.'s pair of HRs not enough for Blue Jays
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. appears to be surging toward the finish line as the versatile Blue Jays infielder is starting to put the finishing touches on what has become an impressive rookie campaign. Gurriel picked up the second multihomer game of his career with a pair of solo shots in Toronto's 11-3 loss to the Rays on Friday night at Rogers Centre.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

CC has O's number, and Yanks' is at 2
CC Sabathia pitched six innings of two-run ball as the Yankees held off the Orioles in the series opener. Both Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks homered against former Yankees farmhand Yefry Ramirez, who was chased in the fourth after six runs. Austin Wynns, Renato Nunez and DJ Stewart went deep for the O's.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Solid Sabathia notches 20th win vs. Orioles
CC Sabathia pitched six innings of two-run ball as the Yankees held off the Orioles in the series opener. Both Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks homered against former Yankees farmhand Yefry Ramirez, who was chased in the fourth after six runs. Austin Wynns, Renato Nunez and DJ Stewart went deep for the O's.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Meadows leads Rays, who keep WC hopes alive
Austin Meadows helped lead the charge for the Rays during their 11-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Rogers Centre. Tampa Bay collected 15 hits as a unit, finishing the night 8-for-21 with runners in scoring position. Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered twice for the second multihomer game of his career, coinciding with a two-homer night from his brother, Yuli, who plays for the Astros, which makes the duo the first pair of brothers to hit multiple home runs on the same day.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Marlins walk off on Reds after Chen's gem
The Marlins walked off on the Reds in a tightly contested pitchers' duel at Marlins Park. Wei-Yin Chen continued his home dominance with seven scoreless frames, striking out eight batters while walking none. Former Marlins prospect Luis Castillo was up to the task for Cincinnati, going 8 1/3 scoreless before leaving with two runners on in the ninth. The Marlins were unable to capitalize there, but Isaac Galloway came up with a game-winning double -- the first walk-off hit of his career -- in the 10th inning.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Kennedy bolsters case for 2019 rotation spot
Right-hander Ian Kennedy is making a strong case here in September that he can still be a valuable part of the Royals rotation going forward. Kennedy turned in his third straight quality start since returning from the disabled list (oblique) by throwing seven strong innings in a 4-3 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park on Friday night.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Story doing baseball work, but no date for return
Shortstop Trevor Story has played catch and taken batting practice the last two days, but there isn't a timetable on his return from the elbow injury that kept him out of the Rockies' starting lineup for the third straight game Friday night.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

History made as Gurriel Bros. each go deep twice
Yuli and Lourdes Gurriel took the field in two different countries Friday night, roughly 1,500 miles apart. But each of them did what they've done ever since they grew up together in Cuba: Hit with authority.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Gurriel brothers each go deep twice
Yuli and Lourdes Gurriel took the field in two different countries Friday night, roughly 1,500 miles apart. But each of them did what they've done ever since they grew up together in Cuba: Hit with authority.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Yuli hits grand slam, 2-run jack vs. Angels
Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel gave his club a 4-0 lead in the first inning with a grand slam off Angels starter Andrew Heaney, just left of the right-field foul pole, in the series opener on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Palka sets White Sox record with 4th pinch-hit HR
When Daniel Palka launched a pinch-hit home run off Dillon Maples in the sixth inning of a 10-4 White Sox victory over the Cubs Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, the rookie made no effort to retrieve the baseball.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

deGrom adds quality-start record to Cy resume
Jacob deGrom's routine excellence has resulted in another all-time feat. In limiting the Nationals to one run over seven innings on Friday, deGrom set a Major League record with his 23rd consecutive quality start in a single season, snapping a tie with Bob Gibson and Chris Carpenter.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Addison Russell placed on administrative leave
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Friday following allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy-Russell.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Managerial change won't sway Beltre decision
Third baseman Adrian Beltre hasn't decided if he wants to play next season. He said the Rangers managerial change won't influence that decision.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Choi exits early with left knee soreness
Ji-Man Choi exited Friday night's game with left knee soreness after hitting a leadoff double in the fifth inning.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Sano getting knee reevaluated in Twin Cities
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, who returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing 12 games with a left knee injury, flew back to the Twin Cities for further testing on his knee, manager Paul Molitor said Friday.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Sale ramps up for playoffs with 7 strikeouts
Red Sox ace Chris Sale's ramp-up for the start of the playoffs took another positive step on Friday night, when he got up to 73 pitches against the Indians.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Yankees to celebrate LGBTQ pride
The Yankees have announced the creation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative, which will commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors. The team also revealed that it will hold other LGBTQ community-themed commemorations during the 2019 season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Yankees to celebrate LGBTQ pride in 2019
The Yankees have announced the creation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative, which will commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors. The team also revealed that it will hold other LGBTQ community-themed commemorations during the 2019 season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Padres find motivation in final set vs. Dodgers
Contrary to the words of a certain Dodgers closer, the Padres do, indeed, care about their weekend series in Los Angeles. Very much so.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Beltre passes Musial, Stargell with 476th HR
Third baseman Adrian Beltre gave the Rangers an early 3-0 lead with a milestone home run against the Mariners on Friday night at Globe Life Park. Beltre's three-run shot was the 476th home run of his career, moving him past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 30th all-time.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Gurriel Jr. homers twice for 3 straight
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. appears to be surging toward the finish line as he homered in each of his first two at-bats during Friday night's game against the Rays.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Yuli's slam helps Astros tie club mark with 7
Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel gave his club a 4-0 lead in the first inning with a grand slam off Angels starter Andrew Heaney, just left of the right-field foul pole, in the series opener on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Belt undergoes season-ending knee surgery
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt underwent season-ending surgery Friday morning in San Francisco to clean up the meniscus and cartilage in his right knee. Belt had played through the discomfort, but the Giants decided to go through with the procedure.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Dodgers add Billie Jean King, partner to ownership
The baseball franchise that blazed diverse trails with Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo, among many others, took another bold step into inclusion by bringing tennis legend Billie Jean King and her partner, Ilana Kloss, into Dodgers ownership.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Haniger a top-notch leadoff guy, Servais says
As the Mariners play out the final days of the regular season, there are still lessons to be learned as the club goes into the offseason. One thing that seems to be clearer and clearer, they appear to have discovered a potent leadoff hitter in Mitch Haniger.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Matchups prompt Dodgers to shuffle rotation
The Dodgers swapped starting pitchers for the first two games of this weekend series against the Padres, having Ross Stripling start Friday night, with Rich Hill slated for Saturday night. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the change was partly motivated by matchups that would avoid having Hill pitch against Arizona next week. Hill is 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA against the D-backs this season.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Cards, Jose Martinez team up to aid Venezuela
The Cardinals announced Friday that they're teaming up with Jose Martinez and the four-star Charity Navigator organization to sell special-priced $10 tickets for the upcoming series with the Brewers from Monday through Wednesday, with 75 percent of the proceeds to be donated to Martinez's relief efforts in Venezuela.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Bauer fires 1 1/3 scoreless frames in return
After facing seven batters on Friday night, Trevor Bauer walked off the mound Friday night to a chorus of cheers from the Progressive Field faithful. The ovation was less about the pitcher's performance than it was a response to what the outing could mean for October.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Kapler says starters are better than their ERA
Gabe Kapler came armed with a sheet of paper to the visitors' dugout Friday afternoon at SunTrust Park. He came with a point to make.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Injury updates: Cain, Correa, Eaton, Abreu
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Riggleman plans shorter outings for Reds starters
There's no question that starting pitchers are throwing fewer and fewer innings. It's a trend in baseball that Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman isn't necessarily opposed to.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

With Banister gone, what's next for Texas?
The Rangers are about to begin looking for a new manager, but that is not the only change in the organization. Some small changes have already been implemented, general manager Jon Daniels said. Bigger ones could be coming along with a new manager.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Sox power up for stellar Lopez in win over Cubs
Reynaldo Lopez fanned eight over seven dominant innings while Kevan Smith and Ryan LaMarre led a 19-hit attack as the White Sox took the opener of the Crosstown Cup from the Cubs, 10-4, on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Cubs can't back Quintana in Windy City opener
Jose Quintana probably felt right at home on Friday at the ballpark he called home for 5 1/2 seasons. The problem is the Cubs didn't give the lefty any run support, which was a recurring theme whenever Quintana pitched for the White Sox. Kevan Smith hit a three-run homer and doubled and scored on Ryan La Marre's double to power the White Sox to a 10-4 victory over the Cubs on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Major League Baseball News
Sep 21, 2018

Correa will miss Angels series to rest back
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who is still bothered by lower back soreness, won't play during this weekend's series against the Angels at Minute Maid Park. But he is expected to play during next week's road trips to Toronto and Baltimore to conclude the regular season.

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