Stephens’ wild pitch in 10th sends Pirates over Reds 6-5

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison put arms around each other as they walked off the field after Pittsburgh's season-ending victory, enjoying perhaps their final moment together on a Pirates team they helped resurrect.Pablo Reyes scored on Jackson Stephens' wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning Sunday, rallying the ...

Rockies, Dodgers, Cubs and Brewers all win, force Games 163

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

The playoff-bound Colorado Rockies are headed to Los Angeles for a tiebreaking game to decide the NL West title after routing the Washington Nationals 12-0 on Sunday behind Charlie Blackmon's cycle.Tied atop the division with the Dodgers entering the last day, the Rockies won for the ninth time in 10 ...

Rays use bullpen to beat Blue Jays 9-4 for 90th win

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

The Tampa Bay Rays found success with a new pitching formula.Ryan Yarbrough got his rookie-leading 16th win and the Rays turned another bullpen game into their 90th victory, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Sunday.The Rays (90-72) went to the unconventional plan of using relievers to open games in ...

Red Sox claim more titles, beating Yankees 10-2 in finale

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

On the final day of their record-setting season, the AL East champion Boston Red Sox picked up a few more titles.Mookie Betts had another hit to coast to the big league batting championship and J.D. Martinez won the RBI crown on Sunday as the Red Sox headed into the playoffs ...

Carrasco and Bauer stifle Royals’ bats in Indians’ 2-1 win

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:59

Carlos Carrasco was sharp in Cleveland's regular-season finale, then proclaimed himself ready for what's next to come.Carrasco and Trevor Bauer combined for a five-hitter, Francisco Lindor homered and scored twice, and the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.Carrasco (17-10) was working with a limited pitch count in ...

Diamondbacks end deflating September with 4-3 loss to Padres

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:59

Manuel Margot made sure the woeful San Diego Padres finished the season on a positive note and the deflated Arizona Diamondbacks went into the offseason lamenting one more game that got away.Margot scored on a dropped third strike in the 10th inning, two innings after he was erased at the ...

Rockies rout Nats 12-0, to play at Dodgers for NL West title

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:58

Charlie Blackmon and his teammates walked around the field tossing T-shirts, replica jerseys, lunch bags and backpacks into the sellout crowd.A more precious gift, though, remains up for grabs — an NL West title.The playoff-bound Colorado Rockies are headed to Los Angeles for a tiebreaking game to decide the division ...

Indians prepared with Kluber and Carrasco to open ALDS

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:58

Cleveland manager Terry Francona confirmed Sunday the club would open its American League Division Series in Houston on Friday with reigning Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in Game 1.Carlos Carrasco is set for Game 2.Both hurlers finished the season among the top 10 in the league in ERA, wins and ...

Syndergaard gets 1st shutout, Mets top Marlins 1-0 in finale

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:58

Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets ended this disappointing season the same way they want to start the next one.Powered by dominant pitching.Syndergaard threw his first major league shutout and the Mets wrapped up a frustrating 2018 campaign Sunday with their second consecutive 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins."I ...

Yost to return as Royals’ manager next year

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:49

Ned Yost will return as the Royals' manager next year following Kansas City's poorest season since 2005.Kansas City announced a one-year extension Sunday before the season finale against Cleveland."The harmony in the organization is really important," general manager Dayton Moore said. "We're at a point in time right now where ...

Dodgers rout Giants, head to NL West tiebreaker vs Rockies

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:48

The Los Angeles Dodgers want no part of a wild-card game or the long flight that would come with it.The plan: another NL West crown.Max Muncy and his free-swinging Dodgers mates are headed for a one-game showdown against Colorado to determine the division winner back home, jumping on the San ...

Brewers top Tigers; NL Central tiebreaker vs Cubs next

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:48

Winning seven straight games stamped the Milwaukee Brewers' ticket to meet the Chicago Cubs and their boisterous fans at Wrigley Field.Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Brewers advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against the Cubs, putting themselves in position Sunday with an 11-0 romp over the Detroit Tigers.Both ...

Cubs force NL Central tiebreaker game, beat Cardinals 10-5

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:47

The crowd of 39,275 roared when Jason Heyward caught Francisco Pena's flyball for the final out on a wet, cool afternoon at Wrigley Field.Now, everything gets real crazy.Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times, and the Chicago Cubs set up a tiebreaker game for the NL Central title ...

How the West will be won: Rockies, Dodgers meet for title

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:47

The Colorado Rockies were swept two weeks ago in Los Angeles, and their NL West title hopes looked all but finished.Well, look who's back.The Rockies have a chance to end the Dodgers' five-year reign as division champions in a tiebreaker game Monday in Los Angeles. Colorado has never celebrated an ...

Leading off: Final-day drama to decide 2 titles, Yelich push

Baseball 09/30/18, 02:36

A look at what's happening around the majors today:PLAYOFF PUSHThe last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races.The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop the ...

Khris Davis’ 48th homer powers Oakland past Angels, 5-2

Baseball 09/30/18, 00:33

Khris Davis hit his major league-leading 48th homer and the Oakland Athletics locked up their winningest season in 16 years with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.Jed Lowrie homered and drove in two runs for the playoff-bound A's (97-64), who hadn't won 97 games since ...

Paxton tops 200 Ks, Mariners beat Rangers 4-1

Baseball 09/30/18, 00:20

Dee Gordon drove in the go-ahead run with a triple in the seventh inning, and James Paxton struck out nine to go over 200 for the season as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Saturday night.Paxton came into the day with 199 strikeouts and wasted no time ...