Rockies fall to Nats, drop into NL West tie with Dodgers

Baseball 09/30/18, 00:10

The Colorado Rockies dropped into a tie with Los Angeles for the NL West lead with only one game left, routed by Stephen Strasburg, Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals 12-2 Saturday night.Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, back, gestures to the dugout after hitting a double to drive in two runs ...

Mets captain Wright says goodbye, walks off to long ovation

Baseball 09/30/18, 00:00

Much like the last few years of his truncated career, David Wright's finale was no fairytale at the plate.Adoration, appreciation, respect. Those were the tokens he took home.Wright left to a long standing ovation before a sellout crowd at Citi Field in his farewell game for the New York Mets ...

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

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:56

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: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 ...

Rookie Vargas hits 1st homer in Arizona’s 5-4 win vs Padres

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:38

Rookie Ildemaro Vargas hit his first home run, got his first stolen base and drove in three runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.Vargas hit an RBI single in the first inning and a two-run homer in the fourth, ...

Yelich hits 2 HRs, Brewers draw even in NL Central with Cubs

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:00

The Milwaukee Brewers moved into a tie for first place in the NL Central with one game remaining in the regular season, getting two homers from MVP candidate Christian Yelich to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday night and draw even with the Chicago Cubs.Yelich turned on an 0-1 ...

Mondesi’s 3-run HR lifts Royals to 9-4 win over Indians

Baseball 09/29/18, 22:56

Adalberto Mondesi hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 9-4 win over the Cleveleand Indians on Saturday night.Corey Kluber gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings in his final regular season start for Cleveland. Working with a short pitch count in ...

Mauer, Gibson lead Twins to 8-3 win over White Sox

Baseball 09/29/18, 22:45

Joe Mauer reached base three times and Kyle Gibson capped a season of improvement with six quality innings in the Minnesota Twins' 8-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.Mauer had two hits and scored twice in what could be his final homestand after a 15-year career in ...

Nola, Hernandez lead Phillies past Braves 3-0

Baseball 09/29/18, 22:12

Aaron Nola pitched seven shutout innings and Cesar Hernandez had a two-run single in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a nine-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.Nola (17-6) was stellar in his final start of the season, allowing two ...

Rays, but not Snell, beat Blue Jays 4-3

Baseball 09/29/18, 21:06

C.J. Cron and Austin Meadows homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night, though Blake Snell failed to win his 10th straight start.Snell gave up a run in the first inning and left after five with the score tied at 1. He gave ...

Wright walks off to long ovation in farewell game with Mets

Baseball 09/29/18, 20:56

David Wright has left to a long standing ovation before a packed crowd at Citi Field in his farewell game for the New York Mets.The team captain went 0 for 1 with a walk Saturday night against the Miami Marlins and was removed after two plate appearances as planned. On ...

Dodgers clinch playoff berth with 10-6 win against Giants

Baseball 09/29/18, 20:21

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the NL West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth inning Saturday and beating the San Francisco Giants 10-6.The defending NL champions locked up their sixth straight trip to the ...

Dodgers clinch sixth straight playoff trip, beat Giants 10-6

Baseball 09/29/18, 20:01

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the NL West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth inning Saturday and beating the San Francisco Giants 10-6.San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford (35) slides safe at home against Los ...

Verlander strikes out 10, Astros beat Orioles 4-3 in Game 1

Baseball 09/29/18, 19:22

Justin Verlander looked playoff-ready in a 10-strikeout performance, Carlos Correa homered and hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.Verlander made a case for his second AL Cy Young Award with a dominant ...

Reds end 7-game losing streak vs Pirates with 3-0 victory

Baseball 09/29/18, 18:42

Michael Lorenzen singled home a run and got his first victory as a starter since 2015, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Saturday that ended their seven-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pittsburgh has dominated the Ohio River rivalry, going 13-5 this season. The seven-game winning streak was ...

Yankees set HR record, beat Red Sox 8-5 for 100th win

Baseball 09/29/18, 17:26

Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton connected as the New York Yankees broke the major league record for home runs in a season and reached 100 wins with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.Torres' two-run drive in the fourth was the Yankees' 265th of the year and ...

Yanks’ Sabathia banned 5 games for hitting batter, appeals

Baseball 09/29/18, 16:55

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been suspended five games for hitting a Tampa Bay batter, a penalty that was set to take effect at the start of next season.Sabathia has appealed the ban that was issued Saturday by Major League Baseball. Any penalty will apply in 2019.The Yankees will host ...

Heads Up! Strong-armed fan hits Yanks’ Stanton with HR ball

Baseball 09/29/18, 16:25

Giancarlo Stanton has been plunked plenty of times. But by his own home run ball?The New York Yankees star homered over the Green Monster on Saturday, connecting in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox. Stanton then got quite a surprise from a strong-armed fan while rounding second base ...

Torres hits Yankees’ 265th homer, breaking record vs Red Sox

Baseball 09/29/18, 14:47

Gleyber Torres homered in the fourth inning for the New York Yankees, claiming a Major League Baseball record with their 265th home run of the season.Torres' drive to right off Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez moved New York past the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the most in a single season in MLB ...

Mikolas goes 8 innings, Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1

Baseball 09/29/18, 11:50

Miles Mikolas outpitched Cole Hamels with eight sparkling innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed alive in the playoff race by topping the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday.The Cardinals needed a win plus a loss by Los Angeles at San Francisco to stay in the running for a wild card. ...

Making MVP push, Brewers’ Yelich is back with Marine brother

Baseball 09/29/18, 11:37

What timing for Christian Yelich.His eye is so good at the plate that the Milwaukee Brewers star is leading the National League in hitting.Now his younger brother Cameron has been discharged from the Marines, just in time to catch Christian and the Brewers make a final push for the NL ...