3 HRs for Springer, AL West 3-peat for Astros
Houston clinches division behind Springer, Verlander in final home game
HOUSTON -- The Astros weren’t going to be denied on this day. Not with Justin Verlander on the mound with a chance to win 20 games. Not with George Springer swinging the bat like he wanted to single-handedly carry the day. And not with a sellout crowd ready to throw
Ryu's 1st HR, Belli's slam power LA to 100th W
Lefty uses slugger's bat to go deep; Dodgers set franchise record with 33rd series victory
LOS ANGELES -- Of course Hyun-Jin Ryu homered on Sunday afternoon. He was swinging Cody Bellinger’s bat for his first MLB blast, a bat that soon would connect for Bellinger’s second grand slam of the season.
Ryu took swings at dispelling a few common beliefs in the Dodgers’ 7-4 win
Not perfect, but Crew's magic number at 3
Brewers don't allow baserunner until 7th; finish homestand 6-1
MILWAUKEE -- There’s something special that happens when the Brewers get to September, and that magic continued in Sunday’s 4-3 victory over the Pirates at Miller Park that capped a three-game sweep.
Milwaukee’s magic number dropped to three games with the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals and the Brewers are
Postseason could feature 5 100-win teams
No postseason has featured more than three
The Wild Card races promise plenty of drama between now and Sunday's season finale. But don't sleep on the runaway division leaders.
The Astros and Yankees already sit in the clubhouse with 102 wins, and the Dodgers reached 100 Sunday, meaning the upcoming postseason has already tied for the most
Cubs lose 6th straight, watch Cards clinch
Darvish's gem slips away in ninth; Chicago falls back in WC race
CHICAGO -- A considerable amount of dirt was caked across the right side of Yu Darvish's silver name plate above his clubhouse locker. It was the result of an anger-fueled heave of his muddy spikes in the moments following Sunday's gut-wrenching loss to the Cardinals.
As Darvish spoke to reporters
Cruz joins 400-HR club on swat No. 40
Sanó on slugger's accomplishment: 'Thank you, God, for letting me play with Nelson'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nelson Cruz said to Twins senior director of communications Dustin Morse at the end of Spring Training that he planned to hit his 400th career home run this season -- and to expect playoff baseball in October at Target Field.
Cruz didn’t let age stand in his way.
Nats fall into Wild Card tie after 'pen unravels
Washington relievers allow 4 runs in 7th; a big series vs. Phillies is next
MIAMI -- On track to sweep the weekend series at Marlins Park, the postseason-hopeful Nationals instead watched their bullpen implode -- a recurring theme during the 2019 season. This time, the Nats couldn’t recover from a four-run seventh inning in a 5-3 defeat to the Marlins on Sunday.
Stroman guts it out, despite upset stomach
After rough first, starter retires 13 in a row before losing steam
CINCINNATI -- With the Mets’ postseason hopes hanging by a thread, they need gutsy efforts like the one Marcus Stroman delivered on Sunday afternoon against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Stroman has been dealing with nausea over the past couple of days. He began feeling sick again in
Eovaldi gets first win of the season as starter
Righty hopes to end season strong, carry momentum into 2020
ST. PETERSBURG -- That was the Nathan Eovaldi the Red Sox have been looking for.
Powerful and in control, the righty pitched Boston to a 7-4 victory over the postseason-hunting Rays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
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This was Eovaldi’s first win in the 11 starts he’s