9/25/2013 | Yelich raking as season draws to close
Christian Yelich is finishing his rookie season in a flurry. The 21-year-old, who debuted in the big leagues in late July, is enjoying his finest month. The left-handed-hitting left fielder is batting .318 with two homers and seven RBIs in 24 games in September after going 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Phillies, when he hit third.
9/25/2013 | Howard to be present at Phils' final series
Ryan Howard has barely been seen or heard from since he had surgery on his left knee in July. Howard, who has been working out at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla., for weeks, will join the Phillies for their final four games of the season against the Braves. Howard will not see any game action, but he will participate in pregame workouts.
9/25/2013 | Catching up on all things A's with owner Wolff
Spend a little time around A's owner Lew Wolff and you discover a few things: He's deeply involved with the day-to-day operations of the club. In a lengthy interview with MLB.com this week, Wolff opened up on his role, in addition to a variety of other topics.
9/25/2013 | Hamilton gets caught Red-footed swiping second
After he had been 13-for-13 in steal attempts, Billy Hamilton has now been caught stealing in the big leagues, too. It happened when he was thrown out at second base by Mets catcher Juan Centeno to end the bottom of the fifth inning.
9/25/2013 | A's deserve their spot among the game's elite teams
Like their manager Bob Melvin, the A's are not flashy. However, they consistently find a way to get the job done, and no one should be surprised at their success again this year.
9/25/2013 | Hafner activated from the disabled list
On July 26, Travis Hafner strained the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. On July 27, he was placed on the disabled list. Nearly two months later, he is finally ready to rejoin the Yankees, having been activated from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday.
9/25/2013 | Granderson excited about first free agency
This offseason, Curtis Granderson will hit free agency for the first time in his 10-year career, and he's excited about the possibilities.
9/25/2013 | Cards cut magic number to 1, now hold top NL record
With a 4-1 victory over the Nationals before 40,597 at Busch Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, the Cardinals cut their magic number to clinch the National League Central to one and took over lead for home-field advantage through the NLCS.
9/25/2013 | Jennings, Lobaton, Escobar out of Wednesday's lineup
Desmond Jennings, Yunel Escobar and Jose Lobaton were all out of the starting lineup on Wednesday due to injuries, though Jennings' strained left hamstring had improved to the point where he could pinch-hit. Escobar and Lobaton were available to play as well.
9/25/2013 | Eckersley ready to work the booth for TBS
Dennis Eckersley is about to move from the familiar Atlanta studio to the broadcast booth this postseason as an TBS analyst, working alongside play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo and fellow analyst Buck Martinez.
9/25/2013 | Berra Museum fostering inclusion for all
The "Alleyship" exhibit at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center focuses on being a good teammate and finding more ways to be open and inclusive.
9/25/2013 | A's could get Freiman back for final series
First baseman Nate Freiman has made steady progress in his rehab from an abdominal strain in recent days, giving the A's confidence he could be available off the bench for this weekend's three-game set in Seattle.
9/25/2013 | Wacha riding high after near no-hitter
Michael Wacha, the 22-year-old rookie who came within an out of a no-hitter Tuesday, said he didn't get much sleep that night, still fielding texts and phone calls hours after his impressive outing for the Cardinals.
9/25/2013 | Roark eyes 2014 rotation after strong start in bigs
Back in Spring Training, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark had no idea that he would be in the big leagues in 2013. It's not like he made a good impression to Davey Johnson during his experience in big league camp.
9/25/2013 | McDonald's homer boosts Cubs in home finale
The Pirates may be headed to the postseason, but the Cubs were able to celebrate one more win at home Wednesday afternoon. Darnell McDonald hit a pair of doubles and a tiebreaking three-run homer to lift the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Pirates to close their home schedule on a positive note in front of 26,171 at Wrigley Field.
9/25/2013 | Loss likely means Bucs face Reds in Wild Card Game
A win Wednesday afternoon, when their best pitcher faced the division's worst team, would have made it easy for the Pirates. But Francisco Liriano and the Bucs lost to the Cubs, 4-2, at Wrigley Field. Three games back of the first-place Cardinals, the Bucs are likely headed to the Wild Card Game with the Reds.
9/25/2013 | Alvarez gaining foothold against lefty relievers
Pedro Alvarez is no longer patsy to opposition managers' reflexive reach for southpaw relievers when he comes up in a late key situation, having made the necessary adjustments to hurt them -- he's produced 13 RBIs off lefty relievers this season.
9/25/2013 | Sveum to learn Monday if he's returning next season
Dale Sveum is signed for next season, but the Cubs manager and his coaching staff are expected to find out their status for 2014 on Monday in meetings with Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations.
9/25/2013 | Weaver, Angels slow A's to take home finale
For the second time in as many games, Angels pitching shut down the A's. A day after Jason Vargas tossed a shutout, Jered Weaver led the Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday afternoon in the Halos' home finale.
9/25/2013 | A's stymied by Weaver in chase for AL's top record
A day after being shut out by lefty Jason Vargas, the A's managed just one run on five hits in seven innings against Jered Weaver, who locked up the series win for the Angels in dealing Oakland a 3-1 loss on Wednesday.
9/25/2013 | Second bullpen has Cingrani aiming for Pittsburgh
Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani threw his second successful bullpen session in the last three days on Wednesday, and the 24-year-old left-hander could soon be back on the mound pitching in an actual game.
9/25/2013 | With Parnell's 2014 status unclear, Black is backup
If closer Bobby Parnell is not yet healthy, Collins' contingency plan is already clear. Enamored with rookie Vic Black, who earned his first career save Tuesday night against the Reds, Collins said Black would be the leading candidate to take over the ninth inning in Parnell's absence.
9/25/2013 | Pulse: Tigers sew up Central; AL Wild card still wild
With a 1-0 win over the Twins, the Tigers clinched their third consecutive American League Central title on Wednesday. Detroit needed to take matters into its own hands because the Indians beat the White Sox, 7-2.
9/25/2013 | No support for Latos as Reds' division hopes end
Facing elimination from the division race, the Reds fell to the Mets, 1-0, on Wednesday despite seven innings of one-run ball from Mat Latos. Cincinnati sits four games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals.
9/25/2013 | Fans get another chance to Beat the Streak in a Day
Thanks to Beat the Streak in a Day -- one of MLB.com's fantasy games -- $5.6 million could become a part of your reality in just a several-hour span on Friday.
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