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John Farrell: David Ortiz Left Red Sox-Royals Game Due To Family Emergency

Mitch Goldich: NL Wild Card Race Exposes Potential Downside of Playoff Expansion

Derek Jeter Has 2,734 Games and 3,450 Hits. Swings? Hereís a Ballpark Guess.

Kershaw wins showdown of MVP candidates

Angels stifled by Keuchel as win streak ends

Kershaw earns 19th win, Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Marielle Anzelone: Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead

Tigers get another big homer, sweep Indians

Mariners-Angels Preview

Lester helps A's pad Wild Card lead

Indians-Astros Preview

Rangers Sweep Braves With 10-3 Win

Papelbon ejected for making obscene gesture at Phillies fans

Giancarlo Stanton Hit In The Face By Fastball

Keuchel, Astros End Angels' 10-Game Win Streak 6-1

5 things you didn't know about Derek Sanderson Jeter

Harrison leads Pirates over Cubs 7-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Giants-Diamondbacks Preview

Adrian Gonzalez thinks Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP

NL Capsules

Rafael Soriano making strides, but wonít reclaim closerís role yet

2014 MLB postseason schedule

Barbara Greenberg: Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Arizona Bullpen Holds Off Padres 8-6

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The Real Problem with Baseballís Defensive Stats

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Explaining the Honus Wagner Career Hits Discrepancy

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Melky Cabrera's avulsion fracture

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The Truth of Rooting for a Terrible Team

Positional Versatility and the Zobrist Fallacy

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A's shut out Mariners, extend wild-card lead

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NL East Notes: Soriano, Utley, Kendrick, Eveland

Keuchel, Astros stop Angels' win streak at 10

Kinsler, Martinez HRs help Tigers beat Indians 6-4 (Yahoo Sports)

Homers from Moss, Fuld lead A's past Seattle 4-0 (Yahoo Sports)

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Milwaukee Brewers keep pace in Wild Card

Jose Abreu ties White Sox rookie record with 35th home run

Dodgers, Kershaw in total control

Jonathan Papelbon Gets Ejected For Grabbing His Junk At Booing Phillies Fans

Frank Torre, Inspiration to a Yankees Manager, Dies at 82

Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals (Yahoo Sports)

Jonathan Papelbon ejected for crotch grab at fans (Video)

Joaquin Benoit nearing a return to the Padres

Athletics to use off-day to readjust starting rotation

Kershaw puts Dodgers up by 3 with 19th win

After jacking homer, Ramos ready for postseason action

D-backs take game, series as offense keeps on rolling

Brewers celebrate Hank the Dog bobblehead night

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Fantasy Baseball News

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Mets Rumors: New York unlikely to pursue Robinson Cano, Jose Abreu

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Red Sox rumors: Unlikely to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury

Cardinals' Allen Craig not on NLCS roster, left foot still sore

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Pete Mackanin back on Phillies' staff as third base coach

Dodgers rumors: LA 'leaning toward' re-signing Don Mattingly

Rays rumors: David Price expects to be traded

Athletics choose Sonny Gray, not Bartolo Colon, for Game 5

Dodgers' Andre Ethier could play CF in NLCS

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Team USA Advances To 18U Gold Medal Game

Muncy, RockHounds take Finals to Game 5

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Behind Wade, Tourists reclaim Sally League title

Baseball America Prospect Report (Sept. 14)

Storm Chasers repeat in PCL on Brooks' gem

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Historic PCL Championship to go the distance

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  Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs take game, series as offense keeps on rolling
Miley looking for improvement in rematch with Giants
La Russa set to trim list of GM candidates
After two years, Hudson returns to Chase Field mound
Triple call stands after Crew Chief review at Chase Field
D-backs' offense breaks out to best Ross, Padres
Nuno denied his first National League win again
D-backs lose challenge on bang-bang play at first

  Atlanta Braves

Braves hope Santana can help club gain in Wild Card
After Rangers miss on review, Braves get call overturned
Braves recognize need to get offense going
With Gattis out, Heyward looks to provide power
Minor struggles as Braves lose ground in WC race
Teheran takes a hard-luck loss against Rangers
Simmons showing signs of life at the plate
Braves drop duel, fall back in Wild Card race

  Baltimore Orioles

Davis to head to O's spring facility to work out
Ubaldo: O's winning has made tough year easier
Jeter has fond memories of Orioles, Showalter
Gonzalez's gutsy effort not rewarded by O's
Showalter successfully challenges game's first play
O's plan to give Ubaldo Tuesday's spot start
Norris, De Aza cut O's magic number to five
Teammates eager to welcome back Davis

  Boston Red Sox

Ranaudo looks to keep Bucs in the park
Nava's go-ahead slam lifts Red Sox over Royals
Wright impressing Red Sox with knuckler
Couch pitches PawSox to Governors' Cup title
Offense, De La Rosa struggle in Kansas City
Betts returns to natural position of second base
Napoli, Papi slowed down by nagging injuries
Holt to miss further action due to concussion

  Chicago Cubs

Wood looks for solid footing on mound against Reds
Turner, Cubs flat after Pirates turn triple play
Bucs turn first triple play in PNC Park history
Cubs get call at first overturned in first inning
Wada thrilled to finish season healthy
Frustration aside, Baez learning strike zone
Soler to join Cubs on Monday; Rizzo's status uncertain
Szczur enjoys first big league trip around bases

  Chicago White Sox

Abreu ties White Sox rookie home run record
White Sox fall to Twins, all but out of playoff race
Kazanas honored with Roland Hemond Award
White Sox lose challenge at first base
Cooper staunchly defends Belisario
Konerko hopes to return by Tampa Bay series
Danks looks to finish rough second half on high note vs. Royals
Abreu makes rookie history by reaching 100 RBIs

  Cincinatti Reds

Simon leads Reds into three-game series at Wrigley
Leake labors, cites 'dead arm' in loss to Brewers
Aiming to return this season, Votto takes another step
Holmberg's first MLB win spoils Crew's push
Past success indicative of Reds' future
Frazier third Reds third baseman in 20-20 club
Schumaker has season-ending shoulder surgery
Reds fall, but Corcino impressive in first career start

  Cleveland Indians

Francona trusts Shaw in eighth despite lefty splits
Francona defends Kipnis' tweets following loss
Raburn's season in doubt after knee injury
Indians resume playoff push with McAllister on mound
Tribe tagged again by late homer, falls back in race
Hyperextended knee forces Raburn from game
Giambi backs up own advice with sprint from first to home
Indians push back House due to matchup with Astros

  Colorado Rockies

Bergman gets the call in series opener vs. Dodgers
Rockies strike out 16 times in loss to Cards
Arenado day to day with chest contusion
Morneau expects to return to lineup soon
Cuddyer runs bases with no hamstring issues
Asheville wins South Atlantic League championship
Replay used twice in ninth inning of Cards-Rockies
Rockies cut it close in ninth, but can't snap skid

  Detroit Tigers

Avila day to day, exits with lightheadedness
Tigers win challenge on Kinsler's hit-by-pitch
As swing-and-miss stuff improves, so do Nathan's results
Ausmus would rather avoid early small ball
Lobstein's spot in rotation uncertain for final stretch
Scherzer, surging Tigers face next important series vs. Twins
Two for three: another late homer gives Tigers sweep
Torii saves game with outstanding diving catch

  Houston Astros

Keuchel flirts with history, halts Angels' win streak
Peacock scratched from next start with sore back
Astros turn to McHugh in opener of four-game set vs. Indians
Feldman, Astros can't halt Angels' win streak
Carter tweaked approach before going on tear
McCullers impresses in Class A postseason victory
Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels
Lawless impressed with team's play against AL's best

  Kansas City Royals

Brooks pitches Triple-A Omaha to PCL title
Bullpen hiccup costs Royals ground in Central race
Yost sticks with Alcides at top of lineup
Owner Glass hosts youth state champs squad
Duffy on track after successful side session
Shields, Royals begin final playoff push against AL Central foes
Since promotion, Finnegan making strong impression
Storm Chasers force winner-take-all Game 5

  Los Angeles Angels

Shoemaker, Angels look to clinch playoff berth facing Mariners
Angels stifled by Keuchel as win streak ends
Hamilton makes progress with shoulder after workout
Angels showcase their best during 10-game win streak
Angels shave magic number with 10th straight win
Street returns after resting sore hamstring
Scioscia downplays importance of looming 100-win mark
Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels

  Los Angeles Dodgers

Kershaw wins showdown of MVP candidates
Kershaw first to 19 wins; Dodgers add to lead
Dodgers won't let up against last-place Rockies
Review overturns Giants' pickoff of Gordon
Frias looking likely to replace Ryu in rotation
Mattingly explains issuing challenge in rout
Kemp giving Dodgers lift with bat, arm
Dodgers stomp Giants in record-setting night

  Miami Marlins

Cosart looking to stymie Mets in series opener
Marlins win challenge on close play at first base in Philly
Marlins will begin monitoring workload on young arms closely
Marlins' improbable comeback caps emotional week
Realmuto wins Double-A title, rejoins team
Stanton could return to Marlins this season
Bour, Marlins cut down by Phillies
Nicolino, Jacksonville win Southern League title

  Milwaukee Brewers

Clark capitalizing on chances, aiding Crew's playoff push
Roenicke wins challenge on play at first base
Brewers pound Reds, keep pace in Wild Card race
Peralta, Brewers look to trim Central deficit in St. Louis
Sellout crowd at Miller Park gets bobblehead with loss
Catching prospect Coulter could be tried at other positions
Crew broadcaster Uecker fondly remembers Frank Torre
Crew musters just two hits, stalling playoff climb

  Minnesota Twins

May fans career-high 10 as Twins top White Sox
Swarzak will get Monday start vs. Tigers
Swarzak, Twins look to play spoiler against division-leading Tigers
Twins challenge, but Danks' double confirmed
Sore neck further delays Milone's return to mound
Twins go up in ninth, but drop Game 2 on walk-off
Hughes out-K'd by Quintana in Twins' Game 1 loss
Nolasco's gem for naught as bats stay quiet

  New York Mets

deGrom aiming to contain Fish in series opener
Niese, Mets upended by late Nationals homer
Eveland finished for the season
Black set to see doctor for sore right shoulder
Montero moving back to duty in Mets' bullpen
Former Major Leaguer Frank Torre dies at 82
Wheeler, Mets knocked around by Nats' bats
Binghamton wins Eastern League title

  New York Yankees

Jeter has fond memories of Orioles, Showalter
Cervelli working his way back into action for Yanks
Jeter focused on winning games, not personal results
McCann's heroics not enough as Yanks fall to O's
Opportunistic Yankees steal a win from O's
Yanks spark plug Young steals home vs. O's
Showalter successfully challenges game's first play
Beltran swings, plans to delay surgery to offseason

  Oakland Athletics

Lester is giving the A's exactly what they hoped for
Kazmir continues A's pursuit of postseason
Lester helps A's pad Wild Card lead
A's set rotation for stretch run
Vogt's injury continues to linger
A's hoping hard-fought win can build momentum
A's catcher Soto to sit out at least through Monday
A's walk way to top AL Wild Card spot

  Philadelphia Phillies

Marlins win challenge on close play at first base in Philly
Williams, Cashner to open series at Petco Park
Papelbon's rough ninth spoils Buchanan's bid for win
Buchanan finds success during rookie campaign
Kendrick, Phillies get help from overturned call
Franco showing versatilty as infielder
Kendrick sparkles in emotional start in Philly
Asche follows duel with walk-off dinger in 10th

  Pittsburg Pirates

Morton returns to Pirates' rotation against Red Sox
Triple play sparks Pirates in finale win over Cubs
Bucs turn first triple play in PNC Park history
Cubs get call at first overturned in first inning
Pirates surging despite Trade Deadline inactivity
Morton to start Tuesday; Worley to pitch out of bullpen
Locke picked; Pirates' momentum stolen by Cubs
Pirates lose challenge of stolen base in seventh

  San Diego Padres

Despaigne, defense falter as Padres lose series
VP of scouting Welke feels energized in new gig
Triple call stands after Crew Chief review at Chase Field
Amarista earning praise for work at shortstop
Ross off his game as Padres fall to D-backs
Six Padres drive in runs to edge D-backs
Post added to Padres staff as scouting executive
Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked

  Seattle Mariners

Iwakuma, Mariners look to gain in Wild Card facing Angels
Mariners miss chance to gain ground
Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat
Ackley back on sideline with ankle soreness
Smith gives Mariners another weapon in 'pen
McClendon likes Wilhelmsen in bullpen
Cano's HR rallies Mariners, but A's get final say
Mariners navigating difficult path to postseason

  San Francisco Giants

Giants not panicking despite series loss to LA
Review overturns Giants' pickoff of Gordon
Vogelsong seeking more success against D-backs
Bochy gives son MLB debut in tough spot
Giants pounded as Dodgers even series
Challenge awards Crawford infield hit in rout
Giants honor Lincecum's no-no with plaque
Belt, Morse could return by end of week

  St. Louis Cardinals

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  Tampa Bay Rays

Rays answer Jays' comeback with 10-inning win
Two challenges go Blue Jays' way in loss to Rays
Colome gets the call in opener against Yankees
Colome among three Durham callups
Kiermaier's manufactured run highlights his hustle
Shaky 'pen, faulty defense hurt in loss to Jays
Rays see glimpse of future in Karns' scoreless debut
Rays successfully challenge Reyes HBP

  Texas Rangers

Rangers turn to Tepesch for opener in Oakland
Choice strains left hamstring, will undergo MRI
After Rangers miss on review, Braves get call overturned
With Baker out, Bonilla likely earns another start
Bogar believes club can finish strong against contenders
Rangers' bats break out to finish sweep of Braves
Rangers fend off no-hit bid to down Braves
Rangers set rotation amid pitching questions

  Toronto Blue Jays

After ninth-inning heroics, Toronto falls in 10
Two challenges go Blue Jays' way in loss to Rays
Rasmus starts after two weeks on bench
Every game key for Blue Jays as they face first-place O's
Dickey, rotation keeping bullpen fresh
Lind's big swing helps Toronto keep WC in sight
Rays successfully challenge Reyes HBP
Happ excellent, but Toronto cedes WC ground

  Washington Nationals

After jacking homer, Ramos ready for postseason action
Nats look to move closer to East title in Atlanta
Ramos, Zimmermann fuel Nats' win over Mets
Span eyeing more milestones this season
Soriano discovers form during recent relief work
Desmond in exclusive SS club with third 20/20
Rendon stays humble swinging a red-hot bat
Zimmerman looking to play instructional games