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Before the Yankees took on the Red Sox in the finale of a four-game set and their final regular-season home game, manager Joe Girardi said that both center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and third baseman Chase Headley were dealing with sore backs.
With the 10,000th win in the franchise's storied history, a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox at rainy Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, the Yankees clinched an American League Wild Card spot.
With berths and positioning still to be determined as Major League Baseball gets set for the final weekend of the regular season, the possibility of rain from Hurricane Joaquin striking the East Coast has raised the question of when games might be played in the event of postponement.
Brett Anderson pitched 7 2/3 innings and the Dodgers caught the Mets for home-field advantage in the National League Division Series with a 3-2 win over the Giants on Thursday at AT&T Park in the career farewell of San Francisco starter Tim Hudson.
U.S. Cellular Field will feature a distinctly different look for the 2016 season, and we're not talking about the team on the field. At a Wednesday morning board meeting, the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA) approved the installation of three new video boards -- left field, center and right.
With 222 wins, four All-Star appearances and one World Series championship under his belt, Tim Hudson threw the final pitch of his 17-year career in the third inning of the Giants' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park.
There were bigger trades last winter, maybe even dozens of them. There were trades with much bigger implications. But was there a better trade than the one that the Astros and Cubs executed on Jan. 19?
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn't say whether Brett Anderson needed to bolster his claim to the third-starter spot for the National League Division Series that begins next Friday. But it will be hard not to give the Game 3 ball to Anderson, who lifted the Dodgers into a tie with the Mets for home-field advantage of that series with 7 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win over the Giants on Thursday.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos was back in the Rangers' lineup on Wednesday night in what could be the final test to see if he can be on the postseason roster.
Right-hander Chris Young returned to the Royals earlier this week after flying home to Dallas on Sunday to be with his family following the death of his father, Charles, who passed away on Saturday.
The horrific shootings on Thursday in Roseburg, Ore., touched Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in a deeply personal way: Guthrie grew up in Roseburg, spending the first 12 years of his life there.
During a season in which his body betrayed him, Indians star outfielder Michael Brantley learned the power of his voice.
A second candidate has formally interviewed for Miami's managerial position. Braves third base coach Bo Porter, formerly on the Marlins' staff, recently met with club officials about the job.
Twins left-hander Tommy Milone threw a light bullpen session without any issues on Thursday and said he's ready and excited to take the mound Saturday.
Has left fielder Justin Upton played his final game with the Padres? Upton, who left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with a neck strain, was sore and not in the lineup on Thursday.
Hanging onto home-field advantage is proving difficult for the Mets, who dropped a 3-0 game to the Phillies on Thursday as many of their regulars looked on from the dugout. Jerad Eickhoff struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings for Philadelphia.
The Cubs continued their bid to host the National League Wild Card Game by posting a soggy 5-3 win Thursday afternoon over the Reds, who lost their 12th in a row.
Don Mattingly quipped that Yasiel Puig's recently improved health is "miraculous," but the Dodgers' manager wouldn't say if that means the outfielder will be on the roster for the National League Division Series that starts next Friday.
The Rangers are entering their season-ending four-game series with the Angels in prime position after knocking off the Tigers, 6-2, on Wednesday night. The victory came with the Angels losing to the Athletics in a late-afternoon game in Anaheim.
The Blue Jays were forced to watch the Orioles celebrate the division title in 2014 and on Wednesday they returned the favor by clinching the American League East with a 15-2 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.