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Before they were postseason bound: Astros

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 23:24
The Astros are headed to the postseason for the first time since their World Series appearance in 2005, and here's the skinny on the origins of every player wearing the H-Star.
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Gordon wins batting title, but Marlins fall to Phillies 7-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 23:22

Dee Gordon was in a tight race with Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting title heading into Sunday. Gordon went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double to win the NL batting crown as the Marlins fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 Sunday in both teams' regular-season finales. ''It feels kind of surreal,'' Gordon said with a smile.

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Keuchel to face Tanaka on short rest in Bronx

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 23:10
Shortly after the Astros clinched a postseason berth on Sunday afternoon, manager A.J. Hinch named ace lefty Dallas Keuchel his starter against the Yankees in Tuesday's 7 p.m. CT American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, which will air on ESPN. The Yankees will counter with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
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Buerhle, Blue Jays hit hard in 12-3 loss to Rays (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 22:32

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) -- Mark Buehrle failed to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 innings or more in 15 consecutive seasons, and the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays missed out on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-3 Sunday in their regular-season finale.

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Nationals GM says Williams won't 'twist in the wind' (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 21:01
NEW YORK (AP) -- Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says a decision about Matt Williams' future with the team will be made soon.
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Kershaw gets 300 strikeouts, 1st pitcher to do it since 2002 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:56

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded his 300th strikeout of the season, becoming the first major league pitcher in 13 years to do so.

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Miller ends 24-start drought, Braves beat Cardinals 6-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:42

Shelby Miller's drought-breaking win made the fourth-place Braves feel like celebrating. Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight scoreless innings and leading the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener. ''As a team, we haven't been this excited in a long time,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

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Toronto's Mark Buehrle fails in bid to pitch 200 innings (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:11
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle has come up short in his bid to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 or more innings in 15 consecutive seasons.
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Mets set playoff rotation for initial 3 games vs Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:04

The Mets have set their pitching rotation for the first three games of their best-of-five NL playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jacob deGrom will start the opener Friday in Los Angeles, as expected. Rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard goes in Game 2, followed by Matt Harvey in Game 3 back home at Citi Field.

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Girardi speaks out against late afternoon Sunday games (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 19:38
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a problem with Major League Baseball scheduling Sunday's regular-season finales for the late afternoon.
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Manager John Farrell returning to Red Sox after cancer scare (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-10-04 18:30

John Farrell was forced to step away from the Red Sox because of cancer. The club said Sunday that Farrell, who recently completed his final course of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, will be back next season. Boston announced Farrell's return before Sunday's season finale against Cleveland.

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Remembering Grampa Yogi

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 13:58
I've been asked a lot recently about my grandfather's legacy. I used to say Grampa, Jesus and Shakespeare were the three most quoted men in history, but now I'm convinced those other two are losing ground.
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Astros' win sets up wild final day

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 06:10
Houston beat Arizona, 6-2, on Saturday night behind two home runs from Colby Rasmus and a solid pitching performance by Collin McHugh. The Astros enter the final day of the season trailing the Rangers by one game in the American League West and leading the Angels by one game for the AL's final Wild Card spot.
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Commissioner Manfred to stop by High Heat

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 06:08
Commissioner Rob Manfred will help preview the final day of the regular season on Sunday during a special 1 p.m. ET edition of MLB Network's High Heat with host Chris Russo.
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The better end: 8 clubs' fates in 3 ET frenzy

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 05:59
Sunday is the final day of the regular season -- that is, unless a tiebreaker game is needed on Monday. Things are so bunched up that we still don't know one division winner and one Wild Card team, plus some home-field advantages. Here's a look at all the games with the most potential impact.
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Scherzer fired up in MLB's top GIF of the Day

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 05:54
Here are the Top 5 GIFs of the day, courtesy of @MLBGIFs.
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Yelich's 8 hits in twin bill is 1 shy of MLB mark

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 05:53
Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich nearly had a doubleheader for the ages. The 23-year-old finished Saturday one hit shy of matching a Major League record for most hits in the same day -- nine, shared by nine players, the last being Lee Thomas of the Los Angeles Angels in 1961.
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O's top Yankees, delay WC home-field clinch

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 05:35
If the Yankees are going to clinch home-field advantage in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, it may have to wait until the final day of the regular season on Sunday. The O's won Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader at Camden Yards, 4-3.
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What's left to clinch in season's final day?

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 05:32
With the regular season coming to a close today, we've put together a bird's-eye view of each contender's final game, what they're chasing and what's needed to clinch postseason berths and home-field advantages, and determine matchups.
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Greinke pitches LA to NLDS home-field edge

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-10-04 05:25
Zack Greinke earned the National League ERA title and the Dodgers clinched home-field advantage in the NL Division Series by beating the Padres, 2-1, on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, in Greinke's career-best 19th win.
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