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AL Playoff Standings 2016: Latest Wild Card Info, Team Records and More

There was no celebration for the Boston Red Sox in Yankee Stadium Tuesday night, as the AL East leaders saw their 11-game winning streak go by the board in a 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees. That loss coupled with a 5-1 victory by the...Show More Summary

Which of NL Wild-Card-Race Trio Is the Chicago Cubs' Biggest Threat?

Though sports are fueled by speculation, opinion and debatable assertion, baseball—to borrow a tidbit from our country’s Declaration of Independence (h/t to Thomas Jefferson)—holds certain truths to be self-evident. Among them is that playoff baseball is a different brand of the game, one that’s dominated by pitchers. Show More Summary

Corey Kluber Injury: Updates on Indians Star's Quad and Return

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber is among the most dominant hurlers in baseball, but the former Cy Young Award winner will miss time after going down with a quadriceps injury. Continue for updates. Kluber Timetable Revealed Tuesday, Sept. Show More Summary

Marcell Ozuna, 2 Teammates Declined Invitations to Ride on Jose Fernandez's Boat

Marcell Ozuna was among the Miami Marlins players who declined an invitation to join pitcher Jose Fernandez on a boat the night he was killed in a fatal crash. According to the Associated Press' Curt Anderson, Ozuna was one of at least...Show More Summary

Joaquin Benoit Injury: Updates on Blue Jays Pitcher's Calf and Return

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joaquin Benoit suffered a leg injury attempting to join a bench-clearing brawl in Monday's game against the New York Yankees. Continue for updates. Reliever Injured in Melee Tuesday, Sept. 27 According to,...Show More Summary

Wilson Ramos' Torn ACL Could Be Straw That Breaks Ailing Nationals Offense

The Washington Nationals offense has taken some big hits lately. On Tuesday, the Nats might have received a knockout punch. All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was injured while receiving a throw at home in Monday's 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Show More Summary

A.J. Cole Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Washington Nationals rookie pitcher A.J. Cole has been suspended five games for intentionally throwing at the head of Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang during Sunday afternoon's game, the MLB announced Tuesday: Cole will appeal the suspension. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Gordon Beckham to Giants: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

In an effort to help clinch a playoff spot in the final week of the 2016 regular season, the San Francisco Giants acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the Atlanta Braves Tuesday. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle was the first to report that the deal was close. Show More Summary

Wilson Ramos Injury: Updates on Nationals Catcher's Recovery from Knee Surgery

The Washington Nationals have been dealt a huge blow heading into the postseason next week, with All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos suffering a torn ACL during Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Per Comcast SportsNet Nationals, Washington manager Dusty Baker announced Ramos' injury Tuesday. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Martin Prado, Marlins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Miami Marlins prevented third baseman Martin Prado from hitting free agency at season's end by signing him to a contract extension Tuesday. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins inked the 32-year-old veteran to a three-year deal that will pay him a total of $40 million through 2019. Show More Summary

David Ortiz Glad 'WWE' Era Between Red Sox, Yankees Has Passed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston and New York have been adversaries since the original Hamilton walked Broadway in the late 18th century. David Ortiz has been at the epicenter of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry for the past 14 seasons. Come...Show More Summary

Predicting Final Leaders for Each Top 2016 MLB Stat Category

Baseball lost an exuberant young star who would have frequented the top of pitching leaderboards for years. On Sunday morning, Jose Fernandez and two other men were killed in a boating accident. The Miami Marlins pitcher, who was 24,...Show More Summary

2016 MLB Award Race Odds Updates with 1 Week to Go

While furious battles for MLB's four available wild-card berths will take place over the regular season's final week, indirect competitions for the game's highest individual honors are raging as well. With only a handful of awards looking like they're wrapped up, players (and managers) have one final chance to impress voters. Show More Summary

Is Max Scherzer Ready to Become MLB's Next Elite Postseason Ace?

The term "ace" gets tossed around too liberally. There's more to it than simply being the best pitcher on your team. The Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer, however, checks most of the ace boxes. He's got the gaudy strikeout totals, including an MLB-leading 267 entering play Tuesday. Show More Summary

Dee Gordon, Marlins' Tearful Salute to Jose Fernandez Is Transcendent MLB Moment

Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a game of moments. On Monday night in Miami, Dee Gordon and the Marlins gave us all an incredible one. Playing for the first time since the death of franchise pitcher Jose Fernandez, every member of the Marlins wore Fernandez's name and No. Show More Summary

Indians Clinch AL Central: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

For the first time since 2007, the Cleveland Indians are the champions of the American League Central thanks to their 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. The victory immediately led to plenty of celebration in the locker room,...Show More Summary

Jose Fernandez Honored with Pregame Tribute Before Marlins vs. Mets Game

The Miami Marlins paid tribute to deceased pitcher Jose Fernandez on Monday before their game against the New York Mets, all donning Fernandez's No. 16. Eight Marlins opened the game by surrounding the mound, with no pitcher on the field. Show More Summary

Jose Fernandez's No. 16 to Be Retired by Marlins

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday in a boating accident, will be forever remembered as part of the franchise. According to Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post, the organization announced Monday it will retire his No. 16. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Jose Fernandez's No. 16 to Be Worn by All Marlins Players vs. Mets

Every Miami Marlins player will wear No. 16 in Monday night's game against the New York Mets to honor Jose Fernandez, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Fernandez died Sunday morning in a boating accident. He was 24. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

From a Fractured Skull to Baseball's Best Closer: 'It's a Real Miracle'

Watching on television, through the eye of the center field camera, the pitch looks unhittable. Standing at home plate, with a bat in your hands, it looks just about the same. "A devastating pitch," Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria said. Show More Summary

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