9/10/2013 | Reinvented Tribe, Royals making strides
The Indians and Royals are playing a series at Progressive Field here in the second week of September that has potential postseason ramifications. That sentence alone qualifies 2013 as a success for two AL Central clubs who dramatically reinvented themselves last winter.
9/10/2013 | Yanks: Consider Jeter day to day for rest of '13
Yankees captain Derek Jeter remained in a "holding pattern" on Tuesday, according to manager Joe Girardi, and did not participate in baseball activities for a third consecutive day.
9/10/2013 | Soriano, A-Rod power Yankees past Orioles
Alfonso Soriano hit a solo home run off Miguel Gonzalez in the sixth inning and then delivered a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth off Kevin Gausman, leading the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Alex Rodriguez had two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the win.
9/10/2013 | Davis' 49th homer not enough as O's fall to Yanks
The Orioles' bullpen surrendered four eighth-inning runs Tuesday, negating an offensive effort highlighted by Chris Davis' 49th homer in a 7-5, series-evening loss that moves the Yankees within a half-game of Baltimore in the American League Wild Card race.
9/10/2013 | Healthy diet now a staple of ballplayers' regimen
Good carbs. Bad carbs. Good fats. Bad fats. Who can keep track? Teams started asking themselves that very question less than a decade ago. Today, clubhouse chefs and team nutritionists can be found on nearly every Major League staff, and they have the answers.
9/10/2013 | Balentien one shy of tying Japan's all-time HR mark
Former Major Leaguer Wladimir Balentien is one home run shy of matching Japanese baseball's single-season record after hitting his 54th long ball of the year on Tuesday.
9/10/2013 | Beltran takes great pride in charitable endeavors
Carlos Beltran has racked up numerous accolades on the diamond during an impressive 16-year career in the Major Leagues, but what he's accomplished through his charitable foundation might be the Cardinals outfielder's favorite achievement.
9/10/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Mayo's goin' Ham
Jonathan Mayo contends that, of the recently called up hitting prospects, the Reds' Billy Hamilton will have the biggest impact on the pennant races.
9/10/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Callis goes with Bogaerts
There's only one recent callup who's getting semi-regular at-bats and producing, and he also happens to be one of the game's elite prospects. Shortstop/third baseman Xander Bogaerts could be for the Red Sox what Manny Machado has been for the Orioles.
9/10/2013 | Argument against Wild Card falling on deaf ears
The Wild Card concept is like the cellphone: We can no longer imagine how we got along without it. This is the second September of Wild Card II, the expansion to two Wild Card teams in each league. It does not seem as though the competition is being diluted. It appears instead as though the competition has been broadened.
9/10/2013 | Pair of newlyweds set sights on 'Bucks' at Safeco
A newlywed couple representing all Mariners fans are the latest contestants on the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" powered by Ford. You can watch them in episode 36 of this second season to see whether they add to the $20,955 won by fans in the previous 65 overall shows taped at 25 of the 30 Major League ballparks since the series debuted last season.
9/10/2013 | Farewells could loom for players other than Mo
Mariano Rivera isn't the only one who will be calling it a night at the end of the season. While Rivera's impending retirement is about as set in stone as one can get aside from turning in the actual papers to the players union, we might be watching the final few weeks in the careers of three other players with excellent and possibly Hall of Fame-worthy resumes.
9/10/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 10
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/10/2013 | Pulse of the Postseason: Sept. 10, 2013
The Pirates are officially winners once again, and they're not the only ones ecstatic about a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers in Arlington on Monday night that gave them 82 wins and a guarantee of the first season over the .500 mark for the franchise since 1992.
9/10/2013 | From Sydney and on: Exciting games slated for '14
MLB on Tuesday released a tentative 2014 master schedule, and as unveiled in June, the season opens with the historic March 22-23 Opening Series between the Dodgers and host D-backs in Sydney, Australia.
9/10/2013 | No. 82 is special, but Walker's sights set on October
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a Pittsburgh guy, so, sure, this moment means more to him than it does to some of his teammates. To them, it's simply another brick in the wall. Ultimately, though, he feels the same way.
9/10/2013 | Sale, White Sox deal Scherzer second straight loss
Chris Sale outdueled 19-game winner Max Scherzer as the White Sox secured a 5-1 victory over the Tigers in Monday night's series opener at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
9/10/2013 | Belt comes up big in Giants' walk-off win
The Giants manufactured their second walk-off win in two days Monday as Brandon Belt's second clutch hit of the game, a 10th-inning single, snapped a tie and generated a 3-2 triumph over the Colorado Rockies.
9/10/2013 | Bucs not satisfied with securing winning season
With their 82nd win, the Pirates got over the hump -- of 20 years or of four games, depending on whether you looked long-range or short -- and could see forever. "Just another stepping stone," said Andrew McCutchen, the dreadlocked-face of the franchise. "We'll continue to keep pushing, keep moving forward."
9/9/2013 | Astros post four-run ninth in Cosart's final start
The Astros rallied for four runs in the ninth inning, including an RBI single by Jimmy Paredes and a two-run single by Jonathan Villar, to snap a three-game losing streak with a stirring 6-4 win over the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field.
9/9/2013 | Uribe's three homers put Dodgers back on track
The Dodgers showed why they should be a force in October on Monday night at Dodger Stadium, belting six home runs in an 8-1 win over the D-backs to cut their magic number for clinching the National League West title to eight.
9/9/2013 | Davey should be considered for Hall of Fame
The fence runs from Baltimore to Atlanta to Tokyo to Philadelphia to Chicago to Norfolk, Va., to New York to Cincinnati, back to Baltimore, to Los Angeles and finally to Washington D.C. Pretty long fence! And now I'm sitting on it, wondering whether the man who built the fence, one of the most successful managers baseball has known since the mid-80s, might be worthy of one more extension of that long fence, one that reaches Cooperstown, N.Y. The question: Is Davey Johnson worthy of a plaque and a permanent place in baseball's Smithsonian?
9/9/2013 | Bucs reaping benefits of Coonelly, Huntington hirings
The September 2007 arrivals, at Pirates club chairman Bob Nutting's behest, of club president Frank Coonelly and general manager Neal Huntington set in motion the turnaround the club -- which clinched its first winning season since 1992 on Monday -- is now enjoying.
9/9/2013 | Rosario wants to play through infected tooth
Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario sat out his third straight game Monday night because of an infected lower right wisdom tooth, but hopes to play Tuesday and will hold off on having it extracted until the end of the season.
9/9/2013 | Scherzer's quest for No. 20 denied by White Sox
Max Scherzer failed in his third attempt to reach 20 wins on Monday night, allowing five runs over four innings in the Tigers' 5-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago. Miguel Cabrera was ejected during his first-inning at-bat.
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