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Even Anthony Rizzo's magic can't save these Cubs

Sep 20, 2019 02:57 AM EDT

The unexpected return of the heart and soul of Chicago's lineup could have provided a needed spark. But, once again, the Cubs fell flat as their playoff hopes begin to slip away.

Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep 19, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

The Yankees beat the Angels on Thursday to clinch their first AL East title since 2012. The win also clinched New York's second straight 100-win season.

Carpenter HRs off Kimbrel as Cards beat Cubs

Sep 20, 2019 01:26 AM EDT

Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night.

Yankees' German put on leave under DV policy

Sep 19, 2019 02:50 PM EDT

Yankees pitcher Domingo German was placed on administrative leave Thursday under the MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy.

Source: Marlins giving Mattingly 2-year extension

Sep 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension with the rebuilding Miami Marlins, a source told ESPN, confirming an El Extrabase report. A source told ESPN's Jeff Passan the extension, which will be announced Friday, is for two years.

Acuna 3rd player to hit 40 HRs at 21 or younger

Sep 19, 2019 03:36 PM EDT

Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season at 21 years old or younger.

Dodgers add 2 businessmen to ownership group

Sep 19, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

The Dodgers' ownership group is expanding with the addition of businessmen Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky, described as lifelong fans of the team.

Wait, the Indians went 18-1 against the Tigers? Inside the historic, season-long domination

Sep 19, 2019 09:39 PM EDT

No team in the division era had defeated a single opponent 18 times in one year until Cleveland finished its latest thumping of Detroit. Here's how the record-setting disparity unfolded.

Less than two weeks left in the season, playoff spots are up in the air

Sep 19, 2019 01:03 PM EDT


'I love it here, but it's still a business': Mookie Betts' future looms large in Boston

Sep 13, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

Boston's title defense is over and its front office is in flux. And with their biggest star approaching his walk year, the Red Sox have a ton of work to do this winter and beyond.

The biggest surprises and disappointments of the 2019 season

Sep 19, 2019 06:51 PM EDT

We knew the Yankees would hit a lot of home runs, but not DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela. The Phillies spent big, but didn't cash in. Here are the top overachievers and the worst flops.

Playoff tracker: Who has clinched a postseason spot, and who could be next?

Sep 19, 2019 06:30 PM EDT

The Astros, Braves and Dodgers are in. Here's which other teams could punch their October tickets soon and how the playoff field looks right now.

Picking the five best possible 2019 World Series matchups

Sep 19, 2019 06:29 PM EDT

For some, Dodgers-Yankees would be too big, and Rays-Brewers would be too small. So what potential Fall Classic clashes would be just right?

Severino's sizzling return shakes up Yankees' postseason picture

Sep 18, 2019 02:31 AM EDT

Showing off ace-level stuff, Luis Severino just made himself a major factor in the Bombers' October outlook.

In an age of superteams, Oakland built a winner without tanking

Sep 18, 2019 01:22 AM EDT

Without a full rebuild or a big budget, the A's are in the postseason picture again. Almost two decades after Moneyball, how do they keep doing it?

Power Rankings: Who will win final battles for NL wild cards?

Sep 16, 2019 09:03 AM EDT

The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.

What to watch for over the last two weeks of the regular season

Sep 16, 2019 08:21 AM EDT

From health updates and the hunts for a wild card to award races and the home run chase, there's a lot still to be decided as baseball heads toward the playoffs.

What really happens in the MLB replay review room?

Sep 13, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

Ever wonder about the process once a close play is challenged? So did we. From how the room in New York is set up to the toughest calls, here's a look at what's on the other side of the headset.


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