9/22/2013 | Baker preparing for numerous playoff decisions
The potential playoff scenarios the Reds might have once the regular season ends next weekend are multiple. Just like the fans, the club's decision-makers are thinking about all of the possibilities.
9/22/2013 | Rays call up right-hander Martin from Triple-A
In addition to calling up left-hander Enny Romero for Sunday's start, the Rays selected the contract of right-hander J.D. Martin, the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher, from Triple-A Durham.
9/22/2013 | O's line up arms to bring regular season to close
The Orioles have tentatively set their rotation for the rest of the regular season, with Chris Tillman, Bud Norris and Miguel Gonzalez following Sunday starter Wei-Yin Chen and pitching at home against Toronto.
9/22/2013 | Interim no more: Sandberg named Phils' skipper
Ryne Sandberg has signed a three-year contract to be the 52nd manager in Phillies history. Sandberg became interim manager in August.
9/22/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 22
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/22/2013 | Giants go old school with pregame infield practice
The last baseball-related act that occurred at Yankee Stadium before Sunday's pregame festivities honoring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was a relatively rare sight: the Giants took infield practice.
9/22/2013 | Bochy: Sanchez, Belt show greatest improvement
Catcher Hector Sanchez and first baseman Brandon Belt were the Giants who manager Bruce Bochy mentioned as the club's most improved players in response to a question asked Sunday.
9/22/2013 | Girardi not worried about Pettitte's focus in finale
Sunday wasn't just Mariano Rivera's day at Yankee Stadium. It was also Andy Pettitte's. The veteran left-hander -- who announced on Friday that he will retire at the end of the season --made his final regular-season start at Yankee Stadium, against the Giants.
9/22/2013 | Mo celebration serves as reminder of Yanks' greatness
To see so many of these great Yankees gathered at one time and in one place is to be reminded how special their time was. So a Sunday afternoon set aside to honor Mariano Rivera became way more than that.
9/22/2013 | Yanks retire Mo's No. 42 on special day in Bronx
For a man whose entrances have become such an unforgettable trademark, this was the only appropriate way to exit. Mariano Rivera approached the blue cloth covering and peeled it away with great care, revealing a pinstriped No. 42 that will now and forever hang in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park.
9/22/2013 | Giants spoil Yanks' party to close trip with win
The Yankees received the lion's share of the applause Sunday. The Giants settled for the victory, taking a 2-1 decision at Yankee Stadium after an eighth-inning RBI double by Tony Abreu plated the deciding run.
9/22/2013 | MLB Notebook: Rivera's greatness is in the numbers
In Mariano Rivera's career, the spectacular became commonplace. But the numbers are indeed spectacular, and any sort of shaping or bundling can still elicit awe.
9/22/2013 | Improbable rally cuts Tigers' magic number to two
The Tigers erupted for six runs in the ninth inning and tallied the game-winner in the 12th to pull off an improbable 7-6 win over the White Sox on Saturday night. The victory shaved Detroit's magic number to clinch the AL Central to two.
9/22/2013 | Miggy aggravates groin injury; status unclear
Miguel Cabrera was forced out of Saturday night's dramatic Tigers victory because of soreness in his groin. The severity of the injury to the American League batting leader will be determined Sunday morning.
9/21/2013 | Angels hang on for another series victory
The Angels stayed hot to beat the Mariners, 6-5, at Angel Stadium on Saturday night, after they were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention shortly before first pitch.
9/21/2013 | Kershaw cruises to 15th win in San Diego
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 Padres over seven scoreless innings and was supported by two-run homers from Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ellis, picking up his 15th win on Saturday night in San Diego.
9/21/2013 | Ibanez belts milestone HR as rally falls short
Raul Ibanez tied Ted Williams for the most homers ever by a player age 41 or older and reached 300 for his career as the Mariners' rally came up short in a 6-5 defeat to the Angels.
9/21/2013 | Changing closers doesn't have Cards in 'panic mode'
There are valid reasons why the Cardinals can approach an uncertain situation in their closer role with optimism. First, St. Louis has changed closers late in the season before, and the club has won two World Series. Not that this makes the Cards' closer situation any less stressful, but there's precedent on their side.
9/21/2013 | Saturday's contest vs. Marlins rained out
After a rain delay of nearly four hours, Saturday night's game between the Nationals and Marlins was postponed. The two teams will play a split doubleheader Sunday, with the first game beginning at 1:35 p.m., and the second game starting at 7:05 p.m.
9/21/2013 | Kawasaki ejected for arguing call at first base
Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki was ejected during the eighth inning of Saturday night's 4-2 victory against the Red Sox for arguing a call at first base.
9/21/2013 | Reds take step back in standings in loss to Pirates
The Reds' recent momentum was stopped cold Saturday night by the curveball of the other team's pitcher -- Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. The right-hander had 12 strikeouts, including his 200th of the season, over seven innings. But he was also given help from Cincinnati's self-inflicted mistakes that combined to bring a 4-2 loss vs. Pittsburgh at PNC Park.
9/21/2013 | Burnett sets stage, Grilli closes curtain on Reds
The Bucs squared their series with the Reds on Saturday night, following Friday's nightmarish 10-inning loss with a 4-2 win that featured an opportunistic offense and the tenacious pitching of A.J. Burnett and Jason Grilli, from start to close.
9/21/2013 | Cards back sharp Lynn, close in on playoff spot
Behind another blast from Matt Adams, a strong start from the suddenly rejuvenated Lance Lynn and a flurry of late offensive support, the Cardinals inched closer to locking down their invitation to October.
9/21/2013 | Mixed emotions for LaFromboise in Anaheim debut
For Southern California native Bobby LaFromboise, the chance to pitch for the first time at Angel Stadium on Friday night was something of a double-edged sword.
9/21/2013 | Franklin fills in nicely at shortstop
Nick Franklin made several excellent defensive plays at shortstop Friday night while filling in for the injured Brad Miller, as well as reviving his bat with a 3-for-5 game.
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