9/27/2016 | Diaz's emotional slam lifts Cards' WC hopes
With one mighty and emotional swing, Aledmys Diaz paid honor to a lost friend and jolted the Cardinals, who rode that spark to a rout of the Reds to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race.
9/27/2016 | Giants back Moore to maintain Wild Card position
Buster Posey and Hunter Pence hit solo homers as part of a four-run fifth inning and Matt Moore was almost untouchable on the mound, as the Giants kept pace in the National League Wild Card race with a 12-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
9/27/2016 | Thor ready to strike hammer in big game after tune-up
When Noah Syndergaard next climbs atop a Major League mound, there is a good chance he will be starting the Mets' most important game of the season. Either the Mets will need Syndergaard to pitch them into the postseason this Sunday in Philadelphia, or they will need him to win the National League Wild Card game.
9/27/2016 | Anderson flirts with cycle as Sale wins 17th
Chris Sale matched his single-season career-high by picking up victory No. 17 Tuesday night during a 13-6 White Sox win over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. It marked the White Sox fourth straight win and kept that outside hope of reaching .500 alive at 76-81.
9/27/2016 | Duda playing way back into everyday role
When Lucas Duda returned to the Mets this September following a four-month absence, there was a chance he would not be of much use to them. There was a chance Duda's timing at the plate would never reemerge, considering his complete lack of rehab at-bats against even Minor League pitching.
9/27/2016 | Rockies aim to protect LeMahieu's batting title
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu went into Tuesday's opener of three games against the Giants with a .350 average, three points ahead of the Nationals' Daniel Murphy. Problem is with Murphy having not started since Sept. 17 and not played since Sept. 20 with a nagging left glute strain, LeMahieu could injure his chances by doing what he likes most -- competing.
9/27/2016 | Cy Max? Scherzer sets Nats' strikeout record
On Tuesday night, Max Scherzer struck out his Major League-leading 277th batter, breaking the record he had set the year prior for most strikeouts in a single season in Nationals (2005-present) history.
9/27/2016 | Dodgers' play reminiscent of Roberts
As a player, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts understood that baseball games typically are won by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. And maybe that's the larger story of these Los Angeles Dodgers, who on Sunday clinched their fourth straight National League West championship.
9/27/2016 | Gausman, O's can't find footing in Toronto
The Orioles had better figure out a way to win in Toronto. Fast.
9/27/2016 | Tigers 1 game out of WC with rout of Indians
The Indians' hangover from their American League Central title clincher Monday was a precursor to the onslaught from the Tigers, whose fight for a postseason berth rolls on. Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton hit three-run home runs, part of a five-RBI game for Cabrera, as Justin Verlander tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 12-0 Tigers victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
9/27/2016 | Yanks bash 3 HRs, delay Sox's clinch party
Tyler Austin's late home run delayed a potential Red Sox celebration while keeping his club alive in the playoff chase for at least one more evening, as the rookie's two-run shot lifted the Yankees to a 6-4 victory on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
9/27/2016 | O's, Jays offer Wild Card preview on MLB.TV
Baseball fans are being treated to a potential peek into October as the Blue Jays and Orioles offer what could be a preview of this year's American League Wild Card Game.
9/27/2016 | Cueto set to return in final game vs. Rockies
After a successful throwing session, Johnny Cueto (strained left groin) is expected to start for the Giants in their series finale against the Rockies on Thursday.
9/27/2016 | Bregman's surprising return sparks big rally
In a surprising twist to the Astros' come-from-behind, 8-4 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night, Alex Bregman returned to action in the bottom of the sixth and made an immediate impact, hitting a game-tying RBI single off Felix Hernandez in his first Major League appearance as a pinch-hitter.
9/27/2016 | Ross hopes to decide next step by end of season
The rehab process for Padres righty Tyson Ross has continued into the final weeks of the season, with Ross now getting multiple opinions this week to figure out the best course of action.
9/27/2016 | 5 days that set the course for the Dodgers' season
Here are five key days in the club's improbable journey to the NL West division title.
9/27/2016 | Astros stay in Wild Card mix with 6-run 6th
The Astros aren't ready to turn the page on 2016 just yet.
9/27/2016 | Puig will be on postseason roster
Yasiel Puig will be on the Dodgers' postseason roster, manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday.
9/27/2016 | Diaz honors Jose's legacy in grand fashion
After spending much of Monday in Miami, where he mourned the loss of Jose Fernandez alongside family and close friends, Aledmys Diaz returned to St. Louis ready to pay tribute to the childhood friend who died Sunday in a boating accident.
9/27/2016 | Urias may have inside track on NLDS Game 4
For the past month, Dodgers management had insisted that heavy usage on the 20-year-old's left arm required him to be a reliever for the rest of the season. But manager Dave Roberts did a reversal on Tuesday, naming Julio Urias to start Thursday night in San Diego and saying he was "still on the table" to be the fourth starter in the postseason.
9/27/2016 | Davis, Showalter ejected for arguing strike zone
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and manager Buck Showalter were both ejected with two outs in the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
9/27/2016 | Versatile Olson finding footing in A's outfield
A's rookie Matt Olson perfectly fits the mold of a prototypical first baseman, yet the A's power-hitting prospect, who stands 6-foot-5, has spent more time in right field than any other position in recent seasons.
9/27/2016 | Q&A: Mozeliak reflects on 2016, looks ahead
Though the Cardinals entered Tuesday one game out of playoff positioning, an afternoon session that general manager John Mozeliak held with the media took on an end-of-year feel, as many of the questions either elicited reflection on the season or thoughts about how the team will retool for 2017.
9/27/2016 | Giants get infielder Beckham from Braves
With third baseman Eduardo Nunez hobbled by a strained right hamstring, the Giants acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
9/27/2016 | In return to field, Jeffress shows talent and fire
Monday night at Globe Life Park was a mixture of joy and relief for relielver Jeremy Jeffress and the Rangers. He was back on the mound and paused for a moment, he later said, to take it all in: the field, the crowd, the baseball, the Major League Baseball.
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