9/14/2013 | Lester, balanced Sox roll Yanks to trim magic number
Jon Lester held the Yankees to one run on three hits over eight innings while Boston's offense had five players record an RBI in a 5-1 victory at Fenway Park on Saturday.
9/14/2013 | Pulse: Long ball takes center stage as races heat up
Pulse of the Postseason: The long ball took on center stage with Chris Davis crushing No. 50 to lift the Orioles, back-to-back-to-back homers for Pittsburgh and a dagger of a grand slam in Boston, bringing the Red Sox a little closer to the AL East title.
9/14/2013 | Rosario leads Rockies past D-backs
Wilin Rosario tied his career high with four RBIs as the Rockies eased past the D-backs on Friday night, 7-5, at Chase Field. Corey Dickerson and Troy Tulowitzki each had three hits.
9/14/2013 | Back spasms force Anderson out after two batters
A's lefty Brett Anderson faced just two batters in Friday's 9-8 win over the Rangers before exiting with back spasms, but the hurler isn't expected to miss much time.
9/14/2013 | Ethier expects to be fine after tweaking ankle
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier downplayed an irritated left ankle that forced him out of Friday night's 4-2 loss to the Giants after he doubled in the eighth inning. He received treatment for 45 minutes after the game and said the ankle felt "good."
9/14/2013 | Giants solve Kershaw to get win for MadBum
In outlasting Los Angeles, 4-2, on Friday, the Giants defeated not only the Dodgers but also their chief nemesis, left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Better still, San Francisco manufactured a victory for Madison Bumgarner, who has been denied multiple triumphs by poor run support.
9/13/2013 | Sore hamstring to keep A-Rod from playing third base
Alex Rodriguez's speed had already moved into the slow lane following two hip surgeries, but a tight left hamstring now has him putting the caution flashers on.
9/13/2013 | A's hold off Rangers, extend AL West lead to 4 1/2
Oakland's offense made a big statement on Friday night in a dramatic showdown with the Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington, where the A's clung to a 9-8 series-opening victory despite an absolute meltdown by their bullpen.
9/13/2013 | Cards back alone atop division with walk-off win
Late mistakes by the Mariners paved the way for Pete Kozma to steal the victory in extras, scoring on a passed ball in the 10th inning to give the Cardinals the 2-1 walk-off victory.
9/13/2013 | No surprises among Giants' likely DH choices
Asked who he might use as designated hitters for next weekend's Interleague series against the New York Yankees, Giants manager Bruce Bochy mentioned the three players who already have filled the role this year: Buster Posey, Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval.
9/13/2013 | Decision on Gaudin's possible return imminent
With the season about to end and pitching opportunities dwindling, the Giants likely will decide Saturday whether to activate right-hander Chad Gaudin from the 15-day disabled list.
9/13/2013 | Wilson downplays facing off with Giants
Brian Wilson, who received the decision in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory Thursday by throwing a scoreless 10th inning, said he felt no extra excitement or agitation upon confronting his former club.
9/13/2013 | Putz progressing; Reynolds experiences setback
D-backs right-hander J.J. Putz took a step closer to returning to action after throwing a simulated game on Thursday, but left-hander Matt Reynolds had his simulated outing cut short.
9/13/2013 | Future of closing trio unsettled heading into offseason
The D-backs could have a tough decision on their hands next spring when it comes to choosing a closer. J.J. Putz and Heath Bell are under contract for 2014, while Brad Ziegler is eligible for salary arbitration this winter.
9/13/2013 | D-backs to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day
The D-backs' 15th Annual Hispanic Heritage Day, presented by Budweiser, will take place Saturday at Chase Field.
9/13/2013 | Davis' historic season keeps getting better
Chris Davis hit his 50th homer in his 146th game, with Friday's blast also tying him with current special assistant Brady Anderson for the Orioles' single-season home run record and moving him ahead of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. He is the first player to reach the 50-homer mark since Toronto's Jose Bautista in 2010.
9/13/2013 | Clark's first career hit sparks Astros' big fifth in win
Cody Clark, an 11-year Minor League veteran who was 0-for-25 to start his Major League career, logged that elusive first hit to lead off the fifth Saturday. It ended up being a big deal for both Clark and the Astros, who piled on six runs that frame in an eventual 9-7 win against the visiting Angels.
9/13/2013 | Grand opening: Salty's slam sinks rivals
Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a seventh-inning grand slam as the Red Sox overcame a Yankees rally to post a thrilling 8-4 win on Friday night at Fenway Park.
9/13/2013 | Davis' 50th blast helps O's keep pace in Wild Card
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis reached the 50-home run mark in dramatic fashion, sending Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar's changeup over the left-center-field wall in the eighth inning to give a scuffling Baltimore club its first lead of the game in Friday night's 5-3 win at Rogers Centre. The Orioles remained 2 1/2 games back of the Rays for the second American League Wild Card spot.
9/13/2013 | Archer helps Rays close in on top WC spot
Chris Archer tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Rays to a 3-0 win over the Twins at Target Field on Friday. The victory, coupled with the Rangers' loss, means Tampa Bay is just one game out of the top AL Wild Card spot.
9/13/2013 | Span's streak hits 24 with sixth-inning single
With a flare to left field in the sixth inning, Nationals center fielder Denard Span extended his career-best hitting streak to 24 games Friday night. Span owns the longest active hitting streak in the Major Leagues.
9/13/2013 | Dedication drives Davis on long path to 50th homer
We love homers and we like round numbers, so Chris Davis' 50th home run gets prominent placement on the 2013 postcard. And the strange but rewarding path he took to get here is what makes it all the better.
9/13/2013 | Aramis hit by pitch, exits with bruised left wrist
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, whose season has already been ruined by a left knee injury, exited Friday's game after being struck on the left wrist by a Mat Latos pitch in the first inning. X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a bruised wrist.
9/13/2013 | Dodgers slate LGBT celebration for Sept. 27
The Dodgers will host their first LGBT Night Out at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 27 for a 7:10 p.m. PT game against the Rockies. LGBT Night Out at Dodger Stadium will feature a celebrity throwing out the first pitch, and a special guest will perform the national anthem with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. There will be fireworks after the game, with music by DJ Manny Lehman.
9/13/2013 | Capuano moved to bullpen; Kemp runs curves
Chris Capuano threw a bullpen session Friday to test his strained left groin, and manager Don Mattingly said the left-hander would assume a relief role for the time being. In other injury news, Mattingly said Matt Kemp ran curves in the outfield at the Dodgers' Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
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