9/16/2013 | Texas loses Wild Card ground after Garza, bats falter
Matt Garza struggled from the mound, and the offense from the plate, on Monday in a 6-2 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. It was the Rangers' seventh straight loss, their 13th in their last 16, and it knocked them out of their shared lead in the AL Wild Card standings.
9/16/2013 | Amid struggles, Rangers hold players-only meeting
The Rangers, having lost six straight games and 12 of their last 15, held a players-only meeting before Monday's game against the Rays, and "Everybody is back on the same page," said David Murphy.
9/16/2013 | Three up, three down: Pitchers provide insight
As the season winds down, a look at some prominent pitchers provides a different way to gauge the fortunes of contending (and non-contending) clubs.
9/16/2013 | MLB Notebook: Pence's pace one to marvel
Hunter Pence's eruption has pushed his numbers in September to include nine home runs, 25 RBIs and a .421/.493/.965/1.457 line.
9/16/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 16
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/16/2013 | Actor Wheaton describes life as a die-hard Dodgers fan
For Wil Wheaton -- actor, writer, Trekkie, hanging out at Dodger Stadium doesn't come with any pretense or ulterior motives. It's simply a way of life, dating back to birth. And for other members of his family, Dodger fandom goes back even further.
9/16/2013 | Pulse: Sunday sets stage for Wild finishes
Teams that have dominated their divisions through much of this season could are mere days from wrapping up postseason berths. Teams still embroiled in the dramatic battles, like in the tight NL Central and AL Wild Card races, made things more intense.
9/16/2013 | Players show their moves in Dancing with the 'Stros
Five brave Astros players did their best to shake off any stage fright in their dancing debuts Sunday night at the House of Blues, unsure of what they were getting themselves into as the guinea pigs in the inaugural "Dancing with the 'Stros presented by Minute Maid" fundraising event.
9/16/2013 | Holding early lead, double steal pays dividends
Put a 20-year-old on the front end of a double-steal that would involve a 235-pound catcher swiping home against the Yankees on national television? Why not?
9/16/2013 | The Week Ahead: Quest for the clinch
This looks like it could very well be Clinch Week for a number of teams whose dominant seasons should be celebrated before October begins.
9/15/2013 | Sweep success: Magic number falls to four
The Red Sox have played lights-out baseball in recent weeks, and they continued that trend on Sunday night at Fenway Park, finishing off a three-game sweep with a 9-2 victory over the Yankees in the final rivalry matchup of the season.
9/15/2013 | After setting franchise strikeout mark, Napoli ejected
Mike Napoli earned his first career ejection in the Red Sox's 9-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night at Fenway Park.
9/15/2013 | Swisher ties switch-hitting home run mark
By homering from both sides of the plate for the 13th time during Sunday's 7-1 win over the White Sox, Indians right fielder/first baseman Nick Swisher tied Mark Teixeira for the Major League record.
9/15/2013 | Tribe remains hot on heels of AL Wild Card leaders
Home runs by Matt Carson, Nick Swisher (two) and Asdrubal Cabrera carried the Indians to a 7-1 win, their 12th straight victory over the White Sox, and to within a half-game of the AL Wild Card-leading Rays and Rangers on Sunday.
9/15/2013 | Dealing with sore calf, A-Rod hopes to play Tuesday
The Yankees have a new injury to watch with Alex Rodriguez, who was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Red Sox with tightness in his right calf.
9/15/2013 | Helton announces retirement as arguably best Rockie
First baseman Todd Helton, the longest-tenured and arguably greatest player in Colorado Rockies history, announced he will retire at season's end. Helton, who turned 40 on Aug. 20, is in the final year of his contract, and his retirement has been expected all along.
9/15/2013 | Gardner hopes to return before regular season ends
Brett Gardner would love to be back on the field before the regular season ends, but the outfielder understands that his strained left oblique may not heal in time for that to happen.
9/15/2013 | Dr. Andrews to examine Logan's left elbow
The Yankees have sent left-hander Boone Logan to see Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., and there is a chance that the reliever's season is over.
9/15/2013 | Soriano returns to lineup despite sprained thumb
If this were not the middle of a heated September playoff chase, Alfonso Soriano said that he would probably take a few games off to allow his sprained right thumb to properly heal.
9/15/2013 | Bogaerts drawing rave reviews during apprenticeship
Will Middlebrooks is dealing with the flu, and that gave Xander Bogaerts the rare chance to start two days in a row, this time at third base.
9/15/2013 | Versatile Nava turns in four-hit night vs. rivals
Whether it is his still underrated offense or his vastly improved defense, Daniel Nava's importance to the Red Sox has taken on many facets.
9/15/2013 | Fenway gives Mo one final standing ovation
The Red Sox paid tribute to Mariano Rivera's stellar career in an elaborate pregame ceremony on Sunday night at Fenway Park, calling the retiring Yankees closer "a real gentleman, a fierce competitor and a most worthy opponent."
9/15/2013 | Former players reconnect at MLBPAA event in Phoenix
Nearly 50 former players enjoyed a Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Alumni Day prior to the D-backsRockies series finale on Sunday at Chase Field.
9/15/2013 | Dodgers' title hunt stalled by Giants
The Dodgers opened their homestand with a home run barrage against the D-backs, but they fell victim to the long ball Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the Giants. Their magic number remains four with a series opening in Arizona on Monday.
9/15/2013 | Cards erupt to remain tied in NL Central race
A resurgent St. Louis offense erupted for 12 runs and 19 hits as the Cardinals cruised to a 12-2 victory over the Mariners on Sunday, keeping the club tied for first place in the NL Central.
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