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41 min ago | Inside Bay Area
That's the question facing the A's as they come off their final off-day of the regular season. Wins Saturday and Sunday came at the right time -- in Seattle with the Mariners chasing the A's in the American League wild-card derby.
4 hrs ago | SFGate
Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees . Tanaka has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
5 hrs ago | New York Post
The Phillies closer made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Papelbon grabbed his crotch as he walked to the dugout and was ejected by crew chief Joe West.
10 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette
Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Tigers beat the Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep that left Cleveland five games back for the second AL wild card with 14 games left. "Now we're going to have to get real hot, real fast," center fielder Michael Bourn said.
14 hrs ago | Naples Daily News
The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs - 13 more than his previous career high - have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. "It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club," manager Buck Showalter said.
Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the skidding Royals, 8-4, on Sunday. The Royals fell 11 2 games behind the first-place Tigers - who beat Cleveland, 6-4 - in the AL Central.
Steve Pearce doubled in a ninth-inning run and scored the game-winner on a double by Kelly Johnson as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night to inch closer to the American League East division title. Any number of Orioles wins and Toronto Blue Jays losses totaling three will give Baltimore its first division title since 1997.
Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and Texas finished off a three-game sweep of the slumping Atlanta Braves with a 10-3 win on Sunday. "We haven't had a lot of positive to lay our hats on, and this was a big deal for us," interim manager Tim Bogar said.
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has seen his team surge to baseball's best record, endure a summer-long skid and rally back into playoff contention, so he refuses to count his club out now. But three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers with 13 to play, the Giants will have to pull off another surprising run to win the NL West this season.
Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice and the Los Angeles Angels reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games - one off the franchise record set in 1964 - improving to a major league-best 93-55.
Brewers slugger Carlos Gomez struck out an off-speed pitch with a swing so hard that his helmet fell off his head. He angrily slammed the helmet with his bat before walking away.
Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals connects on an eighth inning RBI double against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 13, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK - With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October.
Jeremy Guthrie walked out to the mound for the second inning and found he had something rare for a Kansas City Royals pitcher - a two-run lead. Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night.
With his team mired in a tough stretch, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was worried about missed opportunities - especially when a pitch in the dirt with the bases loaded in the 10th inning didn't scoot far enough to get a runner home. "I think the umpire blocked one pitch for us that might have been a run," Melvin said.
Twenty years later on this darkest of baseball anniversaries, the Montreal Expos franchise is once again basking in the sunshine of first place. A powerhouse ballclub had its record frozen in time Sept.
Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back long balls in the seventh to carry the Toronto Blue Jays to a crucial 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday at Rogers Centre. Lind, who finished with three RBIs, snapped a seventh-inning 3-3 tie with a two-run homer before Encarnacion followed with a solo blast to help the Blue Jays bounce back from a 1-0 loss in the series opener.
J.D. Martinez homered, tripled and drove in four runs, and David Price pitched into the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Martinez broke a 1-all tie in the fourth with a two-run homer, and then drove in two more runs with his triple in the seventh.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:20 pm
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