Tue Sep 26 2017 01:15:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Step aside, Mark McGwire. Aaron Judge belted his 49th and 50th home runs of the season in Monday's 11-3 win over the Royals, breaking McGwire's rookie mark set in 1987.
Tue Sep 26 2017 01:12:49 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Red Sox lineup got a boost that was shortlived during Monday night's series opener against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park when sparkplug Eduardo Nunez exited after two at-bats.
Mon Sep 25 2017 22:54:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - One just as glorious as the next.
Tue Sep 26 2017 01:01:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Seven days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction and wiping out power to the entire island, Mariners closer Edwin Diaz finally spoke to his parents on Monday for the first time.
Mon Sep 25 2017 23:02:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Bryce Harper's return to the Nationals' lineup will have to wait at least another day. Harper was not active for Monday's game against the Phillies after waking up earlier in the day with flu-like symptoms.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:54:25 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Check out gear for the Red Sox, Astros, Indians, Dodgers, D-backs, Yankees and Nationals at MLBShop.com and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:45:28 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado said his slightly sprained right hand felt good enough that he could start Monday against the Marlins. But right fielder Carlos Gonzalez was out of the lineup for the second straight game because of a left shoulder injury.
Mon Sep 25 2017 22:20:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Never in baseball history has a first-year player hit more home runs than Aaron Judge, who now stands alone among the best rookie home run hitters of all time after New York's 11-3 win over the Royals at Yankee Stadium on Monday.
Mon Sep 25 2017 15:11:17 GMT+0000 (UTC) - While it's tough to remember every great performance in an April-to-September grind that has 30 Major League Baseball teams playing 162 games apiece for six months, several performances still manage to stand out.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:55:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - MLB's 10-team postseason field includes 2 Wild Card clubs meeting in a 1-game playoff in each league (Oct. 3 & 4) for the right to compete in the best-of-5 Division Series (2-2-1 format). The LCS and World Series are best of 7 games (2-3-2 format).
Sat Sep 23 2017 06:27:21 GMT+0000 (UTC) - With one week to go in the regular season, there are many questions still to be answered.
Mon Sep 25 2017 22:56:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Aaron Judge made history yet again Monday, homering twice at Yankee Stadium to tie and then break Mark McGwire's rookie record of 49 home runs in a season.
Mon Sep 25 2017 23:43:58 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses Aaron Judge breaking the rookie home run record with his 49th and 50th homers of the season.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:12:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - By Tuesday at the earliest, the Red Sox could clinch back-to-back division titles for the first time in their history. And if that happens, manager John Farrell will narrow his focus to several interesting roster decisions that must be made for the American League Division Series against either the Astros or Indians.
Mon Sep 25 2017 18:31:04 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Is this the year anarchy envelopes the MLB standings and a mess of math and travel overtakes the early part of the postseason schedule? One figures it's bound to happen eventually, and a 2017 season with a crazy assortment of clubs still in contention with scant weeks remaining -- especially in that American League Wild Card race -- is a good candidate for chaos.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:22:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The National League West champion Dodgers will spend the final week of the regular season holding tryouts for postseason roster spots, although in fact they've been doing that for the past month.
Tue Sep 26 2017 01:14:20 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The final week of the regular season presents some unique, but welcomed, challenges for Astros manager A.J. Hinch, whose team clinched the American League West more than a week ago and is trying to catch Cleveland for the best record in the AL.
Mon Sep 25 2017 22:53:27 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Monday that he has not been told if he will return next season. He hopes to hear soon.
Mon Sep 25 2017 23:35:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jose Martinez, who has been nursing a sprained left thumb for the last week, said he will try to grip a bat and take some swings on Tuesday in order to get a better idea of whether a return to the field this week is realistic.
Mon Sep 25 2017 18:12:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Indians still have more than a week remaining before they need to turn in a postseason roster for the American League Division Series. Not only can a lot happen in that period of time to impact Cleveland's plans, the Tribe also has to wait to learn its first October opponent.
Mon Sep 25 2017 21:21:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Loving you is our job, Larry.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:12:25 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It would be easy for Jameson Taillon to make excuses, to draw a straight line from the cancer diagnosis that shook his team and family to the comparatively minor struggles he's had on the mound this season.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:52:37 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Braves rookie Lucas Sims may have scuffled a bit during his rotation debut last month, going 2-5 with a 5.73 ERA in his first six career starts. But he isn't scuffling now. Sims followed up a strong return to the rotation by taking a shutout into the seventh inning Monday, leading Atlanta to a 9-2 win over the Mets in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Citi Field.
Tue Sep 26 2017 01:06:10 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A's first baseman Matt Olson, the rookie who has made homering a hobby, will likely be shut down for the season with a left hamstring injury.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:12:58 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin has made two appearances in relief since being moved from the starting rotation, and he's done well.
Tue Sep 26 2017 00:20:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - In 2015, which was Joe Maddon's first year as the Cubs' manager, his team began the season 2-7 against the Cardinals but finished strong, taking two of the final three series. The Cardinals were the team to beat.
Mon Sep 25 2017 21:44:21 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Welcome to the final week of the regular season, when there's unfinished business here, there and everywhere. Divisions are there to be won, Wild Card berths to be grabbed and home-field advantages to be gained.
Mon Sep 25 2017 11:21:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Cubs will have champagne on ice this week in St. Louis, ready to celebrate a second straight National League Central title. The Brewers and Cardinals have the NL Wild Card in their sights. And the Reds have a chance to play spoiler along the way.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:53:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks celebrated their National League Wild Card berth with the traditional champagne shower in the clubhouse, and then they all went and jumped into the pool just beyond the wall in right-center at Chase Field. After the 3-2 victory over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon that secured home-field advantage for the NL Wild Card Game, there were smiles, hugs, laughter and even a few tears of joy shed.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:55:10 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A's catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday and Sunday, kneeling with his hand over his heart while facing the American flag prior to Oakland's games against the Rangers.
Sun Sep 24 2017 22:06:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Baseball Game of Thrones.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:53:36 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The defending National League Central champions took another step forward on the path to repeating as division champs as the Cubs took a 5-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:53:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Yasmani Grandal's sacrifice fly and two-run homer paced the Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Giants on Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Ace Clayton Kershaw made his fifth start since coming off the disabled list, allowing Mac Williamson's homer over eight innings while striking out six.
Mon Sep 25 2017 01:02:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Boston Red Sox are gearing up for the postseason, having just clinched a spot to play in October. Now they're trying to wrap up the American League East division title. Their brilliant last seven days, in which they went 6-0, put them in good position, and their relief pitching played a big part in their week of excellence.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:54:43 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Red Sox won without their most dynamic player on Saturday. But it's a good thing Mookie Betts returned from his left foot contusion on Sunday, because there's no chance the Red Sox would have pulled out a series-sweeping 5-4 victory over the Reds and trimmed their AL East magic number to three without the All-Star right fielder.
Mon Sep 25 2017 12:54:55 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jose Ramirez slugged a home run to right-center field to lead off the sixth inning and Corey Kluber struck out 10 over seven innings, his 15th double-digit strikeout game of the season, becoming the American League's first 18-game winner as the Indians edged the Mariners, 4-2, at Safeco Field on Sunday.
Mon Sep 25 2017 05:40:31 GMT+0000 (UTC) - More pieces to the postseason puzzle fell into place on an eventful Sunday in the Major Leagues, but the top headline belonged to the D-backs, who clinched the National League Wild Card berth that seemed a foregone conclusion for much of this month in their breakout season.
Mon Sep 25 2017 01:32:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Pat Valaika delivered a pinch-hit RBI double in the sixth inning, then blasted a solo homer to improve the Rockies' playoff hopes with an 8-4 victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday.
Mon Sep 25 2017 13:18:14 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Wheelbarrow!
Mon Sep 25 2017 06:16:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Luis Valbuena burned his former team by hitting a two-run, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning off reliever Chris Devenski to break a tie and send the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Astros in the regular season finale at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night.
Mon Sep 25 2017 01:21:17 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Cannonball!!!
Mon Sep 25 2017 00:52:03 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jharel Cotton tossed five scoreless innings and Khris Davis drilled his 41st home run as part of a five-run fifth inning as the A's topped the Rangers, who fell 5 1/2 games back of the Twins for the second AL Wild Card spot. The A's, who have won seven in a row, also got two RBIs from Matt Chapman and Jed Lowrie. Nomar Mazara hit his 20th home run of the season for the Rangers.
Sun Sep 24 2017 23:50:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jose Bautista brought swagger and confidence to the Blue Jays. He's responsible for one of the most iconic moments in franchise history, and he'll go down as one of the best athletes the city has ever seen. On Sunday afternoon, it was time for Blue Jays fans to say thank you for all of that and so much more.
Mon Sep 25 2017 00:21:47 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A road trip defined by thrilling comebacks included one more for the rolling Red Sox, who came roaring back with four runs in the eighth to pull out a 5-4 victory over the Reds on Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
Mon Sep 25 2017 01:32:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Never take your eyes off of Simmons.
Mon Sep 25 2017 01:54:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Maybe next year.
Sun Sep 24 2017 19:06:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jen Pawol is going to have to get a new umpire's mask.