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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Ortiz leaves game for family emergency

Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. "He's fine.


Related Topix: Sports, David Ortiz, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, American League, American League Central, Xander Bogaerts, Danny Duffy, Eric Hosmer

1 hr ago | KXII-TV Sherman

Rangers sweep Braves with 10-3 win

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves

1 hr ago | Washington Times

Giants lose 4-2 to Dodgers, fall 3 back in NL West

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.


Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Matt Kemp, Juan Uribe

3 hrs ago |

Harrison leads Pirates over Cubs

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Chicago Cubs

7 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

Tigers beat Indians again, this time with late home run

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Alex Avila, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Yan Gomes, Danny Salazar, Michael Brantley

12 hrs ago |

Byrd, Phillies send Marlins to 4th straight loss

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Philadelphia Phillies, Jake Diekman, Baseball Players

16 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Harper, Nats rout Mets 10-3 to close in on NL East

With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October. Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and Washington moved a step closer to its second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Sports, National League, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond, New York Mets

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Rodney walks in go-ahead run, Mariners lose in 10

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Seattle Mariners, Eric Sogard, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, Coco Crisp

The Winnipeg Free Press

Cardinals get another stingy start, another Holliday homer in 5-4 victory over Rockies

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Wilin Rosario, National League, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Pete Kozma, National League Central, Shelby Miller

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Brewers' bats quiet again in 5-1 loss to Reds

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Mike Leake, Zack Cozart, Carlos Gomez, National League, Cincinnati Reds

Yahoo Sports

Lind hits tiebreaking homer, Jays beat Rays 6-3

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Adam Lind, Baseball Players, Chris Archer, Jeremy Hellickson, Brett Cecil, Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

WKXW-FM Trenton

Punchless Yankees drop 2 to Orioles, 2-1 and 5-0

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball Players, Chris Davis, Bryan Mitchell, David Phelps

KOMU-TV Columbia

St. Louis ends three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Colorado

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals, Jorge De La Rosa

The Wichita Eagle

Gerrit Cole leads surging Pirates over Cubs 7-3

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Gerrit Cole, National League, Pittsburgh Pirates, Welington Castillo

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

12, 2014, in San Francisco. . Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Scott Van Slyke, Hyun-Jin Ryu

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Martinez, Price lead Tigers over Indians

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Baseball Players, Ryan Raburn, Alex Avila, Victor Martinez

Detroit Free Press

American League Central race: Red Sox capitalize on miscues, beat Royals 6-3

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Danny Duffy, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Eric Hosmer, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals


Liriano Ks 12 as Pirates defeat Phillies 4-1

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Domonic Brown, Freddy Galvis, Baseball Players, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Pittsburgh Pirates, Neil Walker

The Washington Post

Orioles slugger Davis suspended

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles, Matt Wieters

New York Post

Giancarlo Stanton beaned and bloodied in horrific scene

Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was driven off the field in an ambulance Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to Milwaukee. Marlins manager Mike Redmond said he expected Stanton would miss the rest of the season.


Related Topix: Sports, National League, National League Central, Mike Fiers, Casey McGehee