9/8/2013 | Loney, Rodriguez pick up Moore in decisive eighth
Sean Rodriguez came through in the clutch to drive home the go-ahead run in the Rays' 4-1 win over the Mariners Sunday at Safeco Field.
9/8/2013 | Carpenter sets single-season hits record at Busch
With a first-inning single, Matt Carpenter claimed the Busch Stadium III single-season record for most hits with his 99th on Sunday.
9/8/2013 | Harvey to see Dr. Andrews for second opinion
Matt Harvey, who has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, will receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, likely within the coming week.
9/8/2013 | Rogers' dominance in win highlights surging rotation
Jose Reyes had an RBI double in the top of the eighth, while right-hander Esmil Rogers pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings in the Blue Jays' 2-0 victory over the Twins on Sunday afternoon. Rogers' performance capped 10 consecutive strong starts from the Blue Jays' rotation.
9/8/2013 | Buchholz returns, Doubront skipped in rotation shuffle
Clay Buchholz, who has experienced the whirlwind this week of completing his Minor League rehab and welcoming the birth of his second child, rejoined the Red Sox on Sunday and completed the final steps necessary to return to the rotation on Tuesday at Tropicana Field against the Rays.
9/8/2013 | Hurdle pumped to bring contending Bucs to Texas
Clint Hurdle's return to Texas, where as the Rangers' batting coach in 2010 he spent "a very good year, personally and professionally," will be nice. Getting to return with a contending club will make it even nicer.
9/8/2013 | Surging Angels head to Minnesota behind Weaver
The Twins, who have lost 10 straight home games, host the Angels on Monday for a makeup match. Minnesota will look to Pedro Hernandez to snap that streak, while the Angels, who have won 12 of their last 16 games, tab Jered Weaver.
9/8/2013 | Gattis clubs Majors' longest homer this year
Phillies starter Cole Hamels retired the first four Braves batters he faced Sunday. Then Braves left fielder Evan Gattis turned a 92-mph, 1-0 fastball into what unofficially became the longest home run hit in the Major Leagues this year.
9/8/2013 | Braves, Marlins have different goals for series
The Braves and Marlins are separated by 31 1/2 games in the National League East. While Atlanta is looking ahead to the postseason, Miami has been mathematically eliminated and is already planning ahead for 2014. Kris Medlen starts Monday for the Braves, while Henderson Alvarez goes for the Marlins.
9/8/2013 | Ruf's blast picks up Hamels as Phillies sweep Braves
Darin Ruf hit a solo home run to right-center field in the eighth inning against Braves right-hander David Carpenter to give the Phillies the lead for good and make a winner of Cole Hamels on Sunday as the Phils swept Atlanta with a 3-2 win.
9/8/2013 | Left ankle still sore, Jeter out of lineup
The Yankees haven't considered shutting captain Derek Jeter down for the rest of the season, and the plan now is to give him at least two days off before re-evaluating his sore left ankle.
9/8/2013 | Wild Card hopefuls Tribe, Royals square off
The Indians and Royals, both in hot pursuit of an American League Wild Card berth, will clash on Monday night, when they begin a three-game series at Progressive Field.
9/8/2013 | Aces face off as Tigers, White Sox open series
In a matchup of All-Star pitchers, Detroit's Max Scherzer will face Chicago's Chris Sale in the series opener on Monday in Chicago.
9/8/2013 | Baseball will not be reinstated for 2020 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday chose to reinstate wrestling for 2020 over baseball/softball and squash. Baseball and softball were eliminated from the Olympics in '05, effective at the '12 games in London.
9/8/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 8
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/8/2013 | Pulse of the Postseason: Sept. 8, 2013
The Rays' recent road-trip slide has no doubt made things interesting in the American League Wild Card race.
9/8/2013 | Castellanos singles out KC for notable marks
Tigers top prospect Nick Castellanos recorded his first Major League hit in Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Royals in the same park where he was named the 2012 Futures Game Most Valuable Player.
9/7/2013 | Cards do a 180 and land on their feet
Entering the series with the Pirates this weekend, things were not going the way of the Cardinals. But a quality outing from Joe Kelly on Friday followed by a dominant effort from a revitalized Adam Wainwright on Saturday changed all that.
9/7/2013 | Angels stay hot behind Richards' sharp outing
Garrett Richards regained his command, the offense continued to come through in run-scoring opportunities and the Angels just kept right on winning, beating the Rangers, 8-3, at Angel Stadium on Saturday night.
9/7/2013 | Stanton leaves with sore foot, X-rays negative
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was replaced in the eighth inning on Saturday due to a sore right foot and ankle. He had an X-ray taken on his foot and ankle, and it came back negative.
9/7/2013 | Strasburg aims to pitch Nationals closer to Wild Card
Stephen Strasburg toes the rubber for the Nationals in Sunday's series finale, and the Marlins will counter with Jacob Turner as the two National League East rivals square off in a matinee showdown.
9/7/2013 | Texas looks to shake off slow September start
The Rangers have lost five of their first six games in the final month of the regular season, slipping to 1 1/2 games behind Oakland for first place in the AL West. On Sunday, they look to avoid a weekend sweep in Anaheim with Nick Tepesch squaring off with the Angels' Jason Vargas.
9/7/2013 | Downs fractures finger on non-pitching hand
Braves reliever Scott Downs suffered a non-displaced fracture of the ring finger on his glove hand Saturday night, courtesy of a seventh-inning Chase Utley smash back to the box. According to manager Fredi Gonzalez, some bandaging and pain tolerance will enable Downs to keep pitching, sooner rather than later.
9/7/2013 | Salazar, Indians aim to creep closer in Wild Card race
Right-hander Danny Salazar looks to keep the Indians -- who have won five of their past six games -- hot and help them gain ground in the AL Wild Card race on Sunday against the Mets, who counter with Daisuke Matsuzaka.
9/7/2013 | Nationals roll on Zimmerman's jacks, Roark's gem
Ryan Zimmerman blasted two home runs, while right-hander Tanner Roark pitched six scoreless innings in his first Major League start in the Nationals' 9-2 win over the Marlins Saturday night.
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