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Sep 18, 2019

Cole 18th in MLB history with 300 K's in a season
Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning Wednesday night for his 300th strikeout of the season. He's the 18th major leaguer since 1900 to strike out at least 300 in a season.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Cole 18th in MLB history with 300 K's in season
Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning Wednesday night for his 300th strikeout of the season. He's the 18th major leaguer since 1900 to strike out at least 300 in a season.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Sources: Skaggs' death subject of DEA probe
The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating where Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his July 1 death in Southlake, Texas, sources with knowledge of the investigation told Outside the Lines.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Sanchez recovery to extend into '20, Astros say
Astros manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday that Aaron Sanchez's recovery from shoulder surgery likely will extend into next season.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

MLB, union donate to Bahamas on Clemente Day
The joint donation from MLB and its union will be divided into $70,000 donations to Project Hope, Water Mission and SBP.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Red Sox shut down Price for remainder of season
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that David Price won't pitch again this season due to a cyst in his wrist that has limited him to a single two-inning start since early August.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Venezuela baseball league delays season's start
Venezuela's winter baseball league has postponed play for nearly three weeks after MLB banned its players from playing in the league.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Stanton makes return, but Yanks fall to Angels
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who had been out since June 25 with a right knee injury, went 1-for-3 with a double in his long-awaited return, but New York fell 3-2 to the Angels.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Stanton returns as Yanks look to lock up East
With just 10 games remaining in the regular season, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the starting lineup after recovering from a ligament strain in his right knee.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Vazquez told police of attempted sex with minor
According to a criminal complaint released by Pennsylvania State Police, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez admitted that he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Think Max Scherzer is a lock to start the wild-card game if the Nats make it? Maybe not
Mad Max in a winner-take-all game seems like a no-brainer. But Washington just might have an even better option.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Red Sox, Giants use record-tying 24 pitchers
In a game that featured 50 players overall, the Giants and Red Sox tied a major league record in Tuesday night's game by combining to use 24 pitchers, including a record-tying 13 used by the Giants.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

MLB playoff tracker: Who has clinched a postseason spot, and who could be next?
Here's which teams at the top of the standings could punch their October tickets soon and how the playoff field looks right now.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Severino's sizzling return shakes up Yankees' postseason picture
Showing off ace-level stuff, Luis Severino just made himself a major factor in the Bombers' October outlook.

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

In an age of superteams, Oakland built a winner without tanking
Without a full rebuild or a big budget, the A's are in the postseason picture again. Almost two decades after Moneyball, how do they keep doing it?

ESPN MLB
Sep 18, 2019

Verlander on cusp of 20 wins after beating Texas
Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Houston Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

In an age of superteams, Oakland A's built a winner without tanking
Without a full rebuild or a big budget, the A's are in the postseason picture again. Almost two decades after Moneyball, how do they keep doing it?

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Biggios now 2nd father-son duo to hit for cycles
Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio secured his cycle on Tuesday night by hitting a two out triple in the top of the ninth.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Betances partially tears Achilles in return to Yanks
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon when he landed awkwardly on the mound on Sunday, manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Betances partially tears Achilles in Yankees return
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon when he landed awkwardly on the mound on Sunday, manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Betances partially tore Achilles in Yankees return
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon when he landed awkwardly on the mound on Sunday, manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Darvish K's 8 straight for Cubs' single-game mark
Yu Darvish recorded eight straight strikeouts during Tuesday night's game against the Reds, setting a Cubs record for most consecutive strikeouts within a single game.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Dodgers' Verdugo out for NLDS; Hill uncertain
Alex Verdugo has been ruled out of the first round of the postseason and it's unclear how many innings the Dodgers will be able to get out of Rich Hill.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Twins set record as Sano 5th player to hit 30 HRs
Miguel Sano's mammoth home run Tuesday night gave the Twins their fifth player with 30 home runs this season, the first time that has happened in major league history.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Yanks' Severino throws 4 scoreless in '19 debut
Luis Severino was stellar in his 2019 debut for the Yankees, tossing four scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday night.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

HOF manager Herzog recovering from stroke
Former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog has received treatment after suffering a stroke on Monday, the team announced. "Whitey has received treatment and is currently resting, and doing well."

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Mike Yaz homers in first game at Fenway Park
Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, said playing at Fenway on Tuesday "isn't just special for me. This is special for anyone who saw my grandfather play."

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Mike Yaz: Homer in Fenway debut 'super special'
Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, said playing at Fenway on Tuesday "isn't just special for me. This is special for anyone who saw my grandfather play."

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Mike Yaz: Playing at Fenway will be special
Giants Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, said playing at Fenway on Tuesday "isn't just special for me. This is special for anyone who saw my grandfather play."

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Nats manager Martinez to miss series with Cards
Manager Dave Martinez will miss the Nationals' series in St. Louis after having a heart procedure Monday, Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Betts has MRI, day-to-day with foot injury
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts is day-to-day with foot inflammation.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Yanks' Stanton to be activated in next two days
In an attempt to get the slugger ready for the playoffs, the Yankees plan to activate Giancarlo Stanton on Wednesday or Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Indians 2B Kipnis (hand) out for rest of season
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will miss the rest of the season and is expected to need surgery to repair a fracture to the hook of hamate bone in his right hand.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Pirates' Vazquez charged; sexual assault of child
Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested and is being charged with multiple felonies in Florida and Pennsylvania.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Pirates' Vazquez jailed on child solicitation charge
Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of computer pornography - solicitation of a child and another charge of providing obscene material to minors.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

Schwarber, Castellanos fuel Cubs' 5th straight win
Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

ESPN MLB
Sep 17, 2019

White Sox shut down RHP Giolito with lat strain
The White Sox are shutting down pitcher Lucas Giolito for the rest of the season with a mild lat strain.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Reds' VanMeter exits due to family medical issue
Josh VanMeter has left Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a family medical issue.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Allergies, asthma sent Cards' Martinez to hospital
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez rejoined the team Monday, two days after he was hospitalized to deal with respiratory issues.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Yelich says he had 'pity party' after knee injury
Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich says his fractured kneecap is the first "real injury" he has had in his life, adding, "I had my pity party that night at the stadium and I felt terrible."

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Yelich talks injury: 'Had my pity party that night'
Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich says his fractured kneecap is the first "real injury" he's had in his life, adding, "It seems to be one of those things that's not fair at the moment ... I had my pity party that night at the stadium and I felt terrible."

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Playing for October, Cubs preach 'next guy jumps in' mantra with Rizzo, Baez out
Not every contender wants their bench to help carry them to the postseason. But two stars down, the Cubs have little choice.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Cubs' Rizzo in boot for 5-7 days, then evaluated
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be in a boot for 5-7 days and then will be evaluated to see if he can play again this season.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

Nationals manager Martinez has heart procedure
Nationals manager Dave Martinez will not be with the team Monday night in St. Louis, staying in Washington to undergo a heart procedure.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

A superteam showdown? A historic rematch? The World Series matchups we want to see
For some, Dodgers-Yankees would be too big, and Rays-Brewers would be too small. So what potential Fall Classic clashes would be just right?

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

'The Bogeyman' is back: What Luis Severino expects from himself in his 2019 debut
How is the Yankees' ace feeling ahead of his first start since last year's ALDS? We sat down with Sevy to find out.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

'The Boogeyman' is back: What Luis Severino expects from himself in his 2019 debut
How is the Yankees' ace feeling ahead of his first start since last year's ALDS? We sat down with Sevy to find out.

ESPN MLB
Sep 16, 2019

2019 MLB playoff tracker: Who has clinched a postseason spot, and who could be next?
Here's which teams at the top of the standings could punch their October tickets soon and how the playoff field looks right now.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

What to watch for over the last two weeks of the regular season
From health updates and the hunts for a wild card to award races and the home run chase, there's a lot still to be decided as baseball heads toward the playoffs.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

Cubs' Rizzo sprains ankle, helped off field
Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game with a turned ankle against the Pirates.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

Trout to have surgery for nerve issue in foot
Angels slugger Mike Trout will undergo a procedure to alleviate a nerve issue in his right foot.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

Braves' Culberson has multiple facial fractures
Braves utility man Charlie Culberson suffered multiple facial fractures after being hit on the right cheekbone by a 91 mph fastball on Saturday, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

As wild-card race heats up, you gotta believe ... in Pete Alonso
The first-year slugger is closing in on the rookie record for home runs as he tries to keep the Mets' postseason hopes alive.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

Yankees activate RHP Betances from 60-day IL
Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances has been activated off the 60-day injured list, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

Yankees expected to activate RHP Betances
New York Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances is expected to be activated off the injured list Sunday, according to manager Aaron Boone.

ESPN MLB
Sep 15, 2019

Power Rankings: Who will win final battles for NL wild cards?
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Ortiz irked by suspicion of attack: 'I almost died'
In his first interview since being shot at a Dominican nightclub, David Ortiz said he doesn't know what led to the attack: "I don't have enemies."

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Why unlikely ace Domingo German might be in the Yankees' bullpen this October
Only Justin Verlander has more wins than the surprising 27-year-old righty. But the biggest victories of the season are yet to come -- and German's role in the playoffs could be another twist.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Braves claim playoff spot; Culberson carted off
Ronald Acuna Jr. ignited a four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double, as the NL East leading Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Braves clinch playoff spot, but focus on Culberson
Ronald Acuna Jr. ignited a four-run rally with a go-ahead, two-run double, as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Braves clinch, but focus on Culberson after HBP
The Braves wrapped up a playoff berth Saturday, but there was no celebrating in the postgame clubhouse, as the team remained concerned about utility man Charlie Culberson, who was struck directly on the right cheekbone by a 91 mph fastball in the seventh.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Luxury tax bill could surpass $13M for Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Wrigley's ironman organist retiring after 33 years
Gary Pressy, who began his career with the Cubs in 1987 and has played the organ at Wrigley Field for 2,679 consecutive games, will retire after this season.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Jays' Gurriel returns after 30-game absence
Slugger Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who is hitting .279 with 19 homers and 47 RBIs this season, has returned to the starting lineup after missing 30 games with a quad strain for the Blue Jays.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Braves' Freeman back in action after elbow 'flare'
Freddie Freeman, who left in the fourth inning of Friday's game with discomfort from a lingering bone spur in his elbow, returned to the starting lineup for the Braves on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Jays' Mayza has torn UCL following painful pitch
Blue Jays lefty Tim Mayza has been diagnosed with a torn UCL a day after falling to his knees in pain after throwing a pitch, and will need Tommy John surgery.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Angels' Upton done for '19 with patellar tendinitis
The Angels' outfield suffered yet another blow Friday night when the team announced Justin Upton would miss the rest of the season with patellar tendinitis.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Why September return of Nick Markakis could be Braves' October difference-maker
After missing nearly two months, the veteran outfielder wasted no time showing how his presence boosts Atlanta's chances of a long postseason stay.

ESPN MLB
Sep 14, 2019

Jays' Mayza drops to knees after injuring elbow
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza left Friday night's 6-5 win over the New York Yankees after dropping to his knees in pain following an awkward pitch thrown far behind Didi Gregorius in the top of the 10th inning.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

What really happens in the MLB replay review room?
Ever wonder about the process once a close play is challenged? So did we. From how the room in New York is set up to the toughest calls, here's a look at what's on the other side of the headset.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Diamondbacks extend contract of GM Hazen
The Diamondbacks have extended the contract on general manager Mike Hazen, the team announced Friday. Hazen's name had been tied to the Red Sox, who are looking to replace Dave Dombrowski.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Braves pull Freeman (elbow) as precaution
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday night's game against the Nationals as a precaution because of elbow soreness.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Braves' Freeman 'day-to-day' with elbow spur
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday night's game against the Nationals as a precaution because of elbow soreness.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Severino: Expect same 'electric guy' in '19 debut
Yankees right-hander Luis Severino said fans can expect "the same guy that they've been watching all the past years" when he makes his first start of the 2019 season Tuesday against the Angels.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Trout returns to Angels lineup after toe procedure
Mike Trout is back in the lineup for the Angels on Friday for the first time since undergoing a procedure for a pinched nerve in his toe on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Trout returns to Angels' lineup after toe procedure
Mike Trout is back in the lineup for the Angels on Friday for the first time since undergoing a procedure for a pinched nerve in his toe on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Trout scratched from anticipated return to lineup
Mike Trout was scratched from the Angels' lineup on Friday after it was expected that he would play for the first time since undergoing a procedure for a pinched nerve in a toe on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Braves OF Markakis returns after 43 games out
Braves outfielder Nick Markakis came off the injured list and was inserted into the starting lineup against the Nationals.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Boone hopes Sanchez can return before playoffs
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez's groin strain is similar to one he suffered earlier this season and manager Aaron Boone hopes he can return by the end of the regular season. Sanchez was injured trying to steal second base on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Maddon concerned that Cubs are 'playing tight'
Manager Joe Maddon pushed back on any notion his Cubs are playing uninspired baseball but admits they might be playing tight.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Ramos to catch Syndergaard despite concerns
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will pitch to Wilson Ramos tonight despite a New York Post report on Monday that he and his agents lobbied for him to pitch to New York's other catchers.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

MLB Weekend Watch: Sizing up Dodgers' World Series chances, AL sleepers
We look at why L.A. fans can be optimistic, who can best challenge the Astros and Yankees, and what could swing the NL wild-card race.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

How many bad teams would it take to beat the Astros, Dodgers or Yankees?
We picked the best players from the worst rosters in baseball and pitted them against the game's big three. The results reflect the absurdity of our era.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

The state of MLB's terrible teams as the very worst meet
As the Tigers and Orioles begin their battle for baseball's worst record, we debate which bottom-dwellers have hope and which have none.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

M's Lewis homers in first 3 games, joining Story
Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis became only the second player after Trevor Story to hit a home run in each of his first three big league games.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Cubs' postseason hopes ride on -- surprise! -- Yu Darvish
With Chicago struggling to hold on to a spot in the playoffs, last season's shakiest starter has emerged as the team's rotation rock.

ESPN MLB
Sep 13, 2019

Dodgers' Hill hurts knee in return from arm injury
Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill struggled with his control Thursday night during his first start since June 19 and suffered an MCL strain in the process.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

'Superstitious' Alonso shaves mustache midgame
After his third at-bat Thursday, Mets rookie Pete Alonso decided to change his appearance, shaving his mustache during the game.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Braun emulates Yelich with jersey, tiebreaking HR
Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning while wearing injured teammate Christian Yelich's No. 22 jersey underneath his own, and the Brewers beat the Marlins 3-2 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

MRI shows mild ankle sprain for Dodgers' Turner
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has a mild left ankle sprain, an MRI confirmed. He has not been ruled out of this weekend's series against the Mets.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Knee surgery to end season for Angels' Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani's knee surgery carries an expected recovery time of 8-12 weeks.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Encarnacion, Happ sent for tests; Sanchez exits
The Yanks' Edwin Encarnacion (strained oblique) and J.A. Happ (biceps tendinitis) were sent back to New York for tests, and catcher Gary Sanchez left Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader with left groin tightness.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Encarnacion, Sanchez hurt again, sent for tests
The Yanks' Edwin Encarnacion (strained oblique) and Gary Sanchez (left groin tightness) were both headed back to New York after suffering injuries during Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Yankees' Encarnacion, Happ sent home for tests
Just when the Yankees seemed to be getting healthy, slugger Edwin Encarnacion suffered a strained oblique and pitcher J.A. Happ will have tests for biceps tendinits.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Yanks' Encarnacion injures oblique, to have tests
Just when the Yankees seemed to be getting healthy, slugger Edwin Encarnacion suffered a strained oblique during Thursday's game and will return to New York for tests.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Dodgers activate Hill off IL to bolster rotation
Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill was activated off the 60-day IL after recovering from a forearm strain. He is expected to pitch two innings in his return Thursday night.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Severino joining Yanks, could be 'game-changer'
Luis Severino, who has hasn't pitched since the 2018 ALDS because of rotator cuff inflammation and a lat strain, is expected to make his 2019 debut for the Yankees on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Brewers' Yelich won't need surgery on knee
Christian Yelich won't need surgery for his broken kneecap; he had fouled a ball of it in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Tribe likely without closer Hand for Twins series
An MRI on Indians All-Star closer Brad Hand's left arm came back clean, but manager Terry Francona said he will likely not be available for this weekend's series against AL Central leader Minnesota.

ESPN MLB
Sep 12, 2019

Looking back at a head-spinning array of home runs
After watching balls fly out of the park in all directions, we break down which of this season's record 6,125 homers meant the most -- and which meant the least.

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