Leading off: deGrom seeks 1 last quality start; Sale for Sox

Baseball 09/26/18, 04:09

A look at what's happening around the majors on today:ONE MORE TIMEJacob deGrom will make the final start of what has been a remarkably consistent season that has him a favorite for the NL Cy Young Award. It also is the last chance for deGrom (9-9) to have a winning ...

Angels rally with four in sixth, top Rangers 4-1

Baseball 09/26/18, 03:25

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani gave yet another glimpse of what he could do at the plate just hours after announcing he planned to undergo Tommy John surgery and return next season only as a hitter.Ohtani's bat was broken by a Yovani Gallardo slider, but he was strong ...

Herrmann homer lifts Marlins over A’s, gives Astros AL West

Baseball 09/26/18, 02:41

Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit and dropped the A's 2½ ...

NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

Baseball 09/25/18, 23:43

Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the New York Mets 7-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson exited early with a sore left hand, and ...

Astros win 100th, close in on 2nd straight AL West title

Baseball 09/25/18, 23:33

Houston Astros is heating up as October approaches.The Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season and closed in on another AL West title, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer.Houston improved to 100-57 and would clinch the division with one more win ...

Sanchez, Severino rebound ahead of playoffs, Yanks top Rays

Baseball 09/25/18, 23:00

Struggling Gary Sanchez drove in four runs for the first time since early April, Luis Severino won his 19th game and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game.Sanchez had been 10 ...

Leading off: deGrom seeks 1 last quality start; Sale for Sox

Baseball 09/25/18, 22:01

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:ONE MORE TIMEJacob deGrom will make the final start of what has been a remarkably consistent season that has him a favorite for the NL Cy Young Award. It also is the last chance for deGrom (9-9) to have a winning ...

Nationals RHP Scherzer reaches 300 strikeouts for the season

Baseball 09/25/18, 21:19

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer has become the 17th major league pitcher since 1900 to strike out at least 300 batters in a season.Scherzer reached the milestone by getting Austin Dean of the Miami Marlins to whiff on an 85 mph slider for the second out of the seventh inning Tuesday ...

Mets assistant GM: Callaway expected back next year

Baseball 09/25/18, 19:28

Mets assistant general manager John Ricco says he fully anticipates rookie skipper Mickey Callaway coming back next year despite New York's disappointing season.Ricco might not be the one making that call, though. He has been running baseball operations along with special assistants J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya since GM Sandy ...

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Baseball 09/25/18, 15:17

Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling.Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old player was suspended without pay for ...

Leading off: Astros, Cubs can clinch; Wright makes comeback

Baseball 09/25/18, 05:18

A look at what's happening around the majors today:ON THE CUSPHouston can clinch its second consecutive AL West title — and a best-of-five playoff matchup against Cleveland — with a win at Toronto and an Oakland loss in Seattle. Rookie right-hander Josh James (1-0, 2.81 ERA) makes his third career ...

MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for ‘Rally the Vote’ drive

Baseball 09/25/18, 03:47

Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote.The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, ...

MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for ‘Rally the Vote’ drive

Baseball 09/25/18, 03:29

Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote.The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, ...

Briceno’s walk-off HR sends Angels past Rangers 5-4 in 11

Baseball 09/25/18, 01:37

Jose Briceno delivered a pinch-hit homer leading off the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.After Taylor Cole (3-2) retired the Rangers in the 11th, the Angels' rookie catcher walked off with his fifth career ...

McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3

Baseball 09/25/18, 00:12

The Houston Astros kept rolling on the road and moved to the brink of their second straight AL West title.Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs, and the Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to close in on another division crown.The defending World Series ...

Angels’ Mike Scioscia says he wants to keep managing

Baseball 09/24/18, 23:48

Mike Scioscia says he would like to keep managing next year.The longtime skipper of the Los Angeles Angels has been widely expected to step down after the regular season concludes this week. His comments to KLAA-AM radio Monday night suggested he is open to returning for a 20th season in ...

Aaron Hicks hurts hamstring as Yankees beat Rays 4-1

Baseball 09/24/18, 22:49

Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading into next week's AL wild-card game.Hicks' 11th-inning double on Saturday drove Didi Gregorius with the run that clinched a postseason ...

Athletics clinch playoff berth with Rays’ loss to Yankees

Baseball 09/24/18, 22:49

The Oakland Athletics have clinched their first playoff berth in four years, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees.Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of minutes after the ...

Red Sox beat Orioles 6-2 to clinch home field through Series

Baseball 09/24/18, 22:45

The Boston Red Sox broke a 106 year-old franchise record with their 106th victory on Monday night, clinching home-field advantage through the postseason by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 thanks to a pair of hits from major league batting leader Mookie Betts.Nathan Eovaldi struck out 10 hapless Orioles batters to ...