9/12/2013 | Verlander dedicated to finding form for October
Technically, baseball is the one sport without a clock. However, Justin Verlander can sense it running down. If it was possible for a calendar to tick, he'd hear it.
9/12/2013 | Fernandez admits mistake, but vows not to change
The Marlins are not asking Jose Fernandez to change his emotional nature, they'd just like to see him tone it down a bit. The morning after the 21-year-old was at the center of some bench-clearing controversy with the Braves, Fernandez said what he did was wrong and he hopes to learn from it.
9/12/2013 | Eovaldi's tight back forces Miami to shuffle starters
Still feeling tightness in his back, Nathan Eovaldi was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Braves and replaced by Brian Flynn.
9/12/2013 | Mo overcomes tragedy to finish 2004 ALCS opener
It was Oct. 12, 2004, and the Yankees and Red Sox were opening the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. But first, Rivera attended the funeral of two family members in Panama who tragically died in an accident.
9/12/2013 | Gardy planning to keep Pelfrey in rotation
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Mike Pelfrey will remain in the rotation despite his recent struggles. The Twins have been monitoring Pelfrey's workload down the stretch, as he's coming off Tommy John surgery.
9/12/2013 | Trio of callups make season debuts for Twins
One of the only positives of Wednesday's 18-3 loss to the A's was that it allowed for several September callups -- Eric Fryer, Shairon Martis and Cole De Vries -- to make their season debuts for the Twins.
9/12/2013 | Rangers ink Dominican prospect Alonzo for $350K
The Rangers have agreed to terms with 16-year-old Dominican infield prospect Yimmelvyn Alonzo for $350,000, according to an industry source. Alonza was ranked No. 18 on MLB.com's Top International Prospects list.
9/12/2013 | Finally a Met, Centeno only working harder
Juan Centeno's first tenure with the Mets finds him third in the pecking order, but he's content learning and soaking in the experience.
9/12/2013 | Mets to scale back to five-man rotation
With a doubleheader against the Marlins on Saturday, the Mets currently have six starters. But manager Terry Collins said they will likely go back to a five-man rotation for the final couple weeks of the season.
9/12/2013 | Four homers help Nats push streak to six
Four homers helped the Wild Card-seeking Nats roll to their sixth straight win, while Denard Span's hit streak reached 23.
9/12/2013 | Nadel could soon get call from Hall of Fame
A three-time finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award, Rangers announcer Eric Nadel is a favorite to win baseball's highest broadcasting honor.
9/12/2013 | Royals rising with Hosmer in Wild Card chase
Team game that it is, baseball doesn't lend itself to the simple storyline of one player carrying a club on his back or anything of that nature. But the clearest and most conducive line that can be drawn from the Royals' lackluster start to their current placement in the Wild Card pursuit lies within the steady rise of Eric Hosmer these last three months.
9/12/2013 | Perfect fit: Holland thriving in unanticipated role
Not that long ago, Greg Holland was a high school third baseman in North Carolina with his jaw wired shut after being hit during a pickoff attempt. Now, he's in the Major Leagues in a role he never would have predicted.
9/12/2013 | Players master approaches to two-strike hitting
Players like Miguel Cabrera, Matt Carpenter, Dustin Pedroia and Jeff Keppinger have been able to use different approaches to see success at the plate while facing the tough task of hitting with two strikes against them.
9/12/2013 | Lynn's return to form could pay major dividends
The chances of the Cardinals winning the NL Central, even in a tough, three-way race, were already good. But it could be argued that those chances increased by roughly 20 percent Wednesday night. That is the portion of the St. Louis starting rotation occupied by Lance Lynn.
9/12/2013 | September heat can keep clubs warm in October
It really is about how you close out a season, and now that we're in the final three weeks, it's time to look at who might be the best at doing just that.
9/12/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 12
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/12/2013 | The Pulse: KC clearly part of Wild AL finish
It's a bit late to wonder if the Royals are going to contend for a postseason spot, because they already are doing just that. And they just might also have the most traction, winning eight of 11 September games after taking two of three at Cleveland.
9/12/2013 | Fernandez is a big deal, but what he did vs. Braves isn't
Jose Fernandez is everything that is good in baseball, no matter what happened on Wednesday night. So he showed a little youthful exuberance after hitting his first career home run. If that's the worst thing he does on baseball field, big deal.
9/12/2013 | Ryu scuffles as LA's magic number holds at six
Yasiel Puig hit his 16th home run on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but the Dodgers' magic number held at six after Hyun-Jin Ryu battled the D-backs for six innings in his return from a stiff lower back.
9/11/2013 | Corbin gives D-backs a W on way out of LA
Patrick Corbin put together his second consecutive outstanding outing as the D-backs beat the Dodgers, 4-1, on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
9/11/2013 | Peacock stingy as Astros sweep Mariners
Brad Peacock held the Mariners to three hits and one run in six innings Wednesday night to lead the Astros to a 6-1 win and a sweep of the three-game series at Safeco Field.
9/11/2013 | Reddick has home run overturned, awarded double
A's outfielder Josh Reddick lost what would have been his 11th home run of the season when umpires overturned a call in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Twins at Target Field.
9/11/2013 | Young D-backs still have plenty to play for
The D-backs' chances of making the postseason are all but gone, but players like Tuffy Gosewisch, Wil Nieves, Matt Davidson, Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius are among those who can use the final stretch to strengthen their chance at a roster spot next year.
9/11/2013 | Elmore is first Astro to play all nine positions
Astros infielder/outfielder/pitcher/catcher Jake Elmore became the first player in franchise history to play all nine positions in a season Tuesday when he saw time in center field in the ninth inning.
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