A sore back forced Buster Posey to leave Thursday night's game after the sixth inning, and that same sore back kept him out of the Giants' lineup Friday night. Manager Bruce Bochy said Posey underwent an MRI, but the results came up clean.
The Brewers are retiring uniform No. 1 next season to honor their founder, Allan H. "Bud" Selig, the man who brought big league baseball back to Milwaukee in 1970 and later rose to the top of the game as the ninth Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
The D-backs announced Friday that manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been dismissed from their respective roles, but Trammell will manage the club's final three games.
Derek Jeter couldn't remember ever walking into a manager's office and asking for a day off. It was a request that Joe Girardi certainly has never fielded from him, but after Thursday's Yankee Stadium sendoff, it wasn't surprising that the captain needed time to collect himself physically and emotionally.
With his contract set to expire at the end of this season, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has agreed to a two-year extension to remain with the club through 2016.
One day, David Ortiz will have his emotional sendoff from the game. For now, he will enjoy watching the way Derek Jeter is going out. Ortiz was glued to the television on Thursday night, when the Yankees' captain ended the home portion of his career with -- what else? -- a walk-off single.
Right-hander Doug Fister helped the Nationals reach another goal in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins on Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, the first game of a doubleheader. With the win, Washington will finish the regular season in at least a tie for the best record in the National League, which means it will be the top seeded team, since it won its season series with the Dodgers.