9/9/2013 | Case closed: Rosenthal, Mujica have Cards covered
After their original plan for the eighth and ninth had to be scrapped, the Cardinals ended up turning to Trevor Rosenthal and Edward Mujica, and both have been getting the job done.
9/9/2013 | Dodgers near deal with Cuban infielder Guerrero
Cuban infield prospect Alexander Guerrero is closing in a multi-year deal worth $32 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to industry sources. The pact is expected to be between five and seven years. An official announcement is expected this week.
9/9/2013 | Red Sox rock to top of Power Rankings
One thrilling weekend against the Yankees in New York during the first weekend of September does not a season make, but it's hard to blame the Red Sox faithful for being ecstatic these days, as they top both the MLB overall standings and the MLB.com Power Rankings.
9/9/2013 | Sandberg making case to lead Phillies full time
A little more than three weeks since Ryne Sandberg replaced Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, it is safe to say he is the heavy favorite to earn the full-time job.
9/9/2013 | No timetable for Jeter's return to Yankees
Yankees captain Derek Jeter continued to receive treatment on his injured left ankle on Monday, and while he could be used in an emergency, the team is not giving a definitive timetable for his return.
9/9/2013 | Robertson, Logan may be unavailable vs. O's
The Yankees are not sure if they will have David Robertson or Boone Logan available out of their bullpen for any of the four games against the Orioles this week.
9/9/2013 | Markakis won't be placed on paternity list
Nick Markakis' wife, Christina, is scheduled to induce labor for the couple's third son on Wednesday morning, and assuming all goes well, the Orioles' right fielder is planning on playing later that night.
9/9/2013 | Sarah's Take: Greinke's impact huge
The offseason addition of Zack Greinke has proven to be a terrific move as the Dodgers pursue their first World Series trip in 25 years.
9/9/2013 | Yanks lose ground in playoff chase with loss to O's
The Yankees needed CC Sabathia to reach back and deliver an ace-caliber outing, but it was the Orioles' Chris Tillman who turned in the commanding performance of the night in Baltimore's 4-2 win over New York on Monday night at Camden Yards.
9/9/2013 | Weary Segura hoping to finish season strong
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is a 23-year-old bundle of fast-twitch muscle fibers, and every single one of them is tired.
9/9/2013 | MLB Notebook: Bruce nearing rare company
After his big game on Sunday night, Jay Bruce leads the NL with 68 extra-base hits, three ahead of the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter. Seven players in Reds history have led the league in this category.
9/9/2013 | Mo puts finishing touch on Rocket's 300th
Long before he established himself as the pre-eminent closer of all time, the Yankees icon helped then-teammate Roger Clemens set himself apart as one of baseball's all-time winningest starting pitchers.
9/9/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Callis says it's Sonny
Jim Callis contends that, of the recently called up pitching prospects, Oakland's Sonny Gray will have the biggest impact on the pennant races.
9/9/2013 | Bethancourt called up to get a taste of big leagues
Braves top catching prospect Christian Bethancourt will spend the next three weeks acquainting himself with the Major League scene and reaping the rewards of a successful season with Double-A Mississippi.
9/9/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Mayo goes with Wacha
Jonathan Mayo contends that, of the recently called up pitching prospects, the Cardinals' Michael Wacha will have the biggest impact on the pennant races.
9/9/2013 | Keys to championship run can be found in bullpen
That time of the year has arrived when games, divisions, pennants and championships are won and lost in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings -- or beyond.
9/9/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 9
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/9/2013 | Pulse of the Postseason: Sept. 9, 2013
Heading into a new week of September in Major League Baseball, some scenarios for the next, most important month -- you know, the one with postseason games -- are beginning to crystallize.
9/9/2013 | The Week Ahead: Games more crucial by the day
The Week Ahead in Major League Baseball promises us another seven full days packed with pennant-race drama. It also reveals some hairline cracks in the armor of top teams on their way to the postseason.
9/8/2013 | Cincy sweeps LA with another walk-off victory
For the second time in two days, the Reds were walk-off winners on Sunday night, as Ryan Hanigan's RBI double in the ninth gave his team a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park.
9/8/2013 | Bourjos to have surgery, miss rest of season
Shortly after Sunday's loss to the Rangers, the Angels announced that Peter Bourjos would have surgery on his right wrist and miss the rest of the season.
9/8/2013 | Improving Cueto faces Reds hitters during BP
Reds ace Johnny Cueto threw about 30 pitches to teammates during batting practice on Sunday, and manager Dusty Baker said, "His mechanics are so sound that he's not going to be too far off."
9/8/2013 | Phillips slides back into cleanup role
As expected, Brandon Phillips was back in the Reds lineup on Sunday after getting a day off Saturday to rest his injured left quad. However, after nine games batting in the two-hole, Phillips was back at cleanup for the finale against the Dodgers.
9/8/2013 | Frazier didn't intend to mock Wilson
Todd Frazier said on Sunday that he heard some people thought part of his celebration during Saturday's walk-off win was mocking Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson, but he wanted to make it known that was not the case and intended to speak with Wilson.
9/8/2013 | Yanks, Orioles kick off important AL Wild Card battle
The Yankees and Orioles meet up for the start of a four-game series with huge AL Wild Card implications on Monday night in Baltimore. CC Sabathia and Chris Tillman will square off in the opener.
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