9/19/2013 | Victorino day to day with jammed right thumb
If there's been any downside to Shane Victorino's season, it's been all the little injuries, such as the jammed right thumb that kept him out of the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night.
9/19/2013 | Davis shows he has a softer side
Sure, Chris Davis has that power-hitter mentality. But he impressed Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley on Wednesday night, when he poked a single through the infield for the go-ahead hit in the 12th inning
9/19/2013 | Lighter bat means farther homers for Stanton
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, an imposing 6-foot-5, 250-pounder, clubbed his towering 463-foot home run on Wednesday at Philadelphia with a comparatively light bat.
9/19/2013 | Span's streak ends one shy of Nats' mark
Denard Span's 29-game hit streak -- one shy of the franchise record -- ended with an 0-for-4 night in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Marlins on Thursday at Nationals Park.
9/19/2013 | Reds, Pirates gearing up for crucial series
The top three teams of the National League Central -- the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds -- have pulled their weight in the excitement part as it will be a fight to the finish. Two of the teams -- Pittsburgh and Cincinnati -- meet each other in six of their final nine games. The first three games begin Friday at PNC Park.
9/19/2013 | Gio, Harper help Nats trim Wild Card deficit
Southpaw Gio Gonzalez won on his birthday and Bryce Harper's homer was the difference as the Nationals held on for a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Thursday night in the series opener.
9/19/2013 | Dodgers' party just getting started
Anyone who thought the Dodgers' playoff celebration would be subdued was badly mistaken -- the party was on -- yet Thursday's victory against the D-backs was only one step toward Los Angeles' World Series aspirations.
9/19/2013 | Castillo to be examined Friday for knee soreness
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo had to leave Thursday's game in the sixth inning because of a sore right knee, and he isn't sure if he will be able to play in the team's final nine games. He will be examined on Friday in Chicago.
9/19/2013 | Castro has surgery to remove cyst from right knee
Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro underwent a minor surgery Thursday to remove a cyst from his right knee, but the recovery from the procedure is not expected to impact his offseason conditioning program.
9/19/2013 | With full arsenal working, Arrieta baffles Crew
Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and Luis Valbuena and Brian Bogusevic each added solo shots to back Jake Arrieta, who gave up three hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park on Thursday.
9/19/2013 | Iglesias listed as day to day with bruised hand
The Tigers' postseason infield took a scare Thursday with a 95-mph fastball off the left hand of shortstop Jose Iglesias. He left the series finale against the Mariners after the hit-by-pitch, but X-rays taken afterwards came back negative.
9/19/2013 | Playoff fever is in air and Royals want more of it
Not many of the Royals' players have experienced a late-season push for the postseason, but the excitement is evident in their clubhouse.
9/19/2013 | Giants ride Bumgarner to series win vs. Mets
Maintaining his season-long consistency, Madison Bumgarner limited the New York Mets to four hits in seven innings Thursday as the Giants prevailed, 2-1, at Citi Field.
9/19/2013 | Cards hopeful Adams can return Friday
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny feared he may lose first baseman Matt Adams for more than a few days as of Wednesday night. But Matheny could breathe a sigh of relief Thursday morning as Adams said the elbow felt "better than what I expected" the morning after.
9/19/2013 | Hanley back in lineup, but quad sidelines Adrian
Hanley Ramirez was in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday, but Adrian Gonzalez was not as injuries continued to dictate manager Don Mattingly's decisions.
9/19/2013 | Molina makes rare start at first base
Yadier Molina made his second start at first base this season Thursday against the Rockies in place of Mike Adams, who's resting with elbow soreness.
9/19/2013 | Weaver scratched from scheduled Friday start
Angels ace Jered Weaver, still bothered by right forearm tightness that crept up in Minnesota a couple of weeks ago, was scratched from his Friday start against the Mariners, with Matt Shoemaker taking his place.
9/19/2013 | Mo as good as ever in closing out '09 ALCS
It had been six years since the Yankees' last pennant, but Mariano Rivera didn't miss a beat in Game 6 of the 2009 ALCS.
9/19/2013 | Dodgers power their way to NL West crown
In clinching the division with a 7-6 win over Arizona on Thursday, the Dodgers demonstrated how they won the National League West, and what they'll need to do better to win anything else.
9/19/2013 | Dickerson's walk-off triple ends 15-inning marathon
Todd Helton's ninth-inning homer sent the game to extra innings and six frames later, Corey Dickerson gave the Rockies a win with a walk-off triple in a 7-6 win over the Cardinals Thursday at Coors Field.
9/19/2013 | Two blown leads drop Cards back to NL Central pack
The Cardinals held one-run leads in the eighth and ninth innings, and had the bases loaded with one out in the 15th. However, St. Louis couldn't seal the deal, falling 7-6 to the Rockies on Thursday to see its division lead shrink to one game over the Pirates.
9/19/2013 | Hahn looks ahead to turn White Sox around
The focus falls upon White Sox GM Rick Hahn's next move, or moves, which take on the description of rebuilding, reshaping or retooling. It might be better to term it as renewing the faith in a critical fan base that was as disappointed with this current campaign as every member of the team and organization.
9/19/2013 | Wright feels good, inching closer to return
It's been about seven weeks since David Wright was placed on the DL on Aug. 3. The third baseman's return to the lineup appears to be on schedule.
9/19/2013 | Collins wants Tejada to take hold of shortstop in '14
Mets manager Terry Collins expected to speak with Ruben Tejada on Thursday, one day after a broken right fibula ended the shortstop's season.
9/19/2013 | Future aside, McCann focused on Braves' run
Brian McCann entered the season with the realization that this could be his last with his hometown Braves. If this does indeed prove to be true, he can only hope to add a few more memorable chapters to what has been an incredible journey.
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