9/24/2016 | Nunez picks up Posey with hustle, great grab
Eduardo Nunez proved that his speed can help the Giants on defense, too, as he made a startling and spectacular play Saturday to record an out that briefly appeared elusive.
9/24/2016 | Red Sox guaranteed at least Wild Card berth
Boston has clinched its first playoff berth since 2013 thanks to its 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday evening. The victory gives the Red Sox 91 wins for the season and secures them at least a spot in the American League Wild Card Game, to be played on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
9/24/2016 | Twins snap skid, slow Seattle's Wild Card chase
Other than a prodigious blast by Nelson Cruz, right-hander Tyler Duffey shut down the Mariners for seven innings Saturday as the Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak and dented Seattle's Wild Card pursuits with a 3-2 victory at Target Field.
9/24/2016 | Nats jump on Bucs, wait out Mets, clinch NL East
What felt inevitable all spring and summer became official Saturday night. For the third time in five years, the Nationals are National League East champions. The Nats officially clinched the division title and punched their postseason ticket with a 6-1 win over the Pirates and the Mets' 10-8 loss to the Phillies in New York.
9/24/2016 | 1-2-Trey! Rookie slugs historic 3rd homer
Orioles rookie Trey Mancini is making quite the name for himself in a short period of time. Mancini, promoted on Sunday, became just the third player in MLB history to homer in each of his first three starts with Saturday's blast in a 6-1 win over the D-backs.
9/24/2016 | Scully happy to be riding off into retirement
Regrets? He has none. In the end, it couldn't be simpler than that. Vin Scully said he's prepared to go happily into the next chapter of his life.
9/24/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Cruz's mammoth blast
Nelson Cruz seems to be warming up for the stretch run, judging by his latest home run -- the second-longest blast in the Major Leagues this season, according to Statcast™ projections. Cruz launched a two-run shot a projected 493 feet into the upper deck at Target Field in the fourth inning of the Mariners' 3-2 loss to the Twins.
9/24/2016 | Solarte has emotional return to Padres
Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte is back with the team after missing about a week when his wife, Yuliett Pimentel Solarte, passed away due to complications from her fight with cancer.
9/24/2016 | Freeman extends hit streak to 28 on RBI single
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman extended the longest active hitting streak in the Majors to 28 games when he produced an RBI single off Wei-Yen Chen during the first inning of Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.
9/24/2016 | Orioles bats primed to provide production
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9/24/2016 | Dietrich homers as Marlins snap Braves' streak, stay alive in WC
There's still a heartbeat, albeit a faint one. The Marlins are still alive and kicking in the National League Wild Card race after snapping the Braves' seven-game win streak with a 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
9/24/2016 | Straily, Votto's HR lead Reds past Brewers
Dan Straily has been the Reds' best starter all season long, and he pitched to form against the Brewers on Saturday night.
9/24/2016 | Great Britain moves to qualifier final vs. Israel
Great Britain defeated Brazil, 4-3, in a semifinal of the World Baseball Classic qualifier at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Saturday night, earning a berth in Sunday's final against Israel.
9/24/2016 | Eaton jolted after slamming into wall
White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton had a fairly painful depiction of his crashing into the wall during the sixth inning of Friday's 10-4 loss to the Indians, taking away extra bases from Roberto Perez in the process. "It felt like I was in an 18 mph car accident," said Eaton,
9/24/2016 | Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP
Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the team said.
9/24/2016 | Jose's start pushed back to Monday vs. Mets
It wasn't known for sure if Jose Fernandez would start another game this season for the Marlins. But he took batting practice prior to Saturday's game as if his season wasn't over just yet.
9/24/2016 | Cingrani's struggles vs. first batter continue
It's paramount for relievers to enter games throwing strikes, but that's been elusive more often than not for Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani, especially as of late.
9/24/2016 | Improving Gausman hoping to start Tuesday
Kevin Gausman's intercostal injury is improving and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that if the right-hander feels good on Sunday, he will get the start in Toronto on Tuesday.
9/24/2016 | Tigers' Norris delivers another solid start
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus often says that about all that a manager can ask of his starter is to give his team a chance to win. Daniel Norris did just that Saturday at Comerica Park, allowing two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings in the Tigers' 7-4 loss against the Royals.
9/24/2016 | Hill scratched; McCarthy to start on Sunday
Previously scheduled to pitch on Sunday in the Dodgers' final home game of the regular season, Rich Hill will instead have to wait until the final series of the season at San Francisco. Brandon McCarthy will start in his place, returning from a month-long stint on the disabled list with right hip stiffness.
9/24/2016 | Greinke unlikely to pitch again this season
Zack Greinke's first season with the D-backs is likely over. After an MRI on his right shoulder on Friday, it was decided Greinke would not make his next scheduled start on Tuesday. Arizona manager Chip Hale said it is highly probable Greinke won't start again before the season ends on Oct. 2.
9/24/2016 | Simmons dealing with right forearm discomfort
A little more than three weeks after returning to the big leagues for the first time in more than two years, Braves right-handed reliever Shae Simmons is dealing with yet another arm ailment.
9/24/2016 | Indians cognizant of Lindor's fatigue
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has the benefit of youth, and the added adrenaline that comes with playing in a postseason race. That does not mean that Lindor, with his ever-present smile and seemingly boundless energy, does not get tired once in a while.
9/24/2016 | One outing won't determine postseason rotation
Hammel, who took the 10-4 loss on Saturday in an abbreviated start at Wrigley Field, may find himself as the odd man out when manager Joe Maddon sets the rotation for the National League Division Series. But the Cubs' manager said "the greater body of work" matters more than one poor start.
9/24/2016 | Pitching for Team USA in WBC intrigues Sale
Teammates Chris Sale and Jose Quintana could pitch against either during this upcoming Spring Training -- in the World Baseball Classic.
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