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1 hr ago | The Washington Post
Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. "He's fine.
1 hr ago | KXII-TV Sherman
Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves. After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season.
1 hr ago | Washington Times
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.
3 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net
PITTSBURGH Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. Edinson Volquez improved to 4-0 in his last 10 starts for the Pirates, who began the day with a 1 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee for the NL's second wild card.
7 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram
Shaw gave up Alex Avila's two-out, two-run homer in the eighth as the third-place Indians blew a lead and lost 5-4 to the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers to fall 5A1 2 games back. "Just a bad pitch.
12 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
Marlon Byrd hit an RBI double and threw out a runner at the plate, leading Kendrick and the Phillies over the Miami Marlins 2-1 Saturday night. Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wil Nieves, left, tags out Miami Marlins' Justin Bour, right, who was trying to score on a hit by Reed Johnson during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept.
Even after Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney walked in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, his manager didn't seem upset with the outing. "His command was a little off, but his stuff was great," manager Lloyd McClendon said after Rodney walked four batters in the 10th as the Mariners lost 3-2 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
Matt Holliday homered in the first inning for the second straight night and Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and had an RBI double, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer in the second for the NL Central leaders, who have won 12 in a row at home in the final month of the season dating to last Sept.
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.
Adam Lind ended the longest home-run drought of his career at a good time for the Toronto Blue Jays . Lind hit a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the seventh inning, Edwin Encarnacion also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday.
For the first time since Girardi became the manager of the Yankees, New York dropped both ends of a doubleheader Friday, losing twice to the Baltimore Orioles to fall five games off the pace in the hunt for the AL's final wild-card berth. Bud Norris struck out 10 in seven innings as Baltimore won 5-0 to complete the sweep.
Adam Wainwright won his 18th game to tie for the major league lead, Matt Holliday hit a long three-run homer in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak. Wainwright allowed one run and six hits in eight innings with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, National League batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games. The Cubs have lost seven straight games in their longest skid since 2012.
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.
The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory Thursday night that ended a four-game losing streak.
Francisco Liriano tossed eight dominant innings against Philadelphia. The only time the Phillies managed to score was in the ninth after Liriano's work was done.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis could miss eight playoff games after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was Adderall. Chris Davis, the power-hitting first baseman who has helped the Baltimore Orioles slug more home runs than any team in baseball this season, was suspended Friday by Major League Baseball for the remainder of the regular season and, potentially, as many as two full postseason series after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was the stimulant Adderall.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:29 pm
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