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LEADING OFF: Cubs-Brewers meet in NL Central…

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Brewers meet in NL Central showdown; Twins and Rockies cling to wild-card spots; Keuchel tunes up for playoffs

Lindor, Indians hold off Angels 6-5 for 26th win…

Francisco Lindor snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the remarkable Cleveland Indians held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 for their 26th victory in 27 games

Sale vs Kluber - Who has the stronger case for…

Chris Myers, Nick Swisher and Dontrelle Willis talk about the AL CY Young race. Who will win it this year?

Tampa Bay Rays demo: Chad Mottola explains how…

Tampa Bay Rays hitting coach Chad Mottola explains how kids should get in their stance in the batter's box.

Odor's grand slam sends Rangers past Mariners 8-6

Rougned Odor's grand slam capped a seven-run fourth inning and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 8-6 to make up ground in the playoff chase

Gregorius tops Jeter HR total, Yankees top Twins…

Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs in a season by a Yankees shortstop, Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 for a three-game sweep

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Sale reaches 300 Ks, Red Sox clinch after…

Chris Sale struck out 13 to become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to reach the 300 mark, and the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth hours after beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0

Terry Francona thought Wednesday's victory was…

Tito after the 6-5 win.

Archie Bradley: Get the foot down and let it rip

Archie Bradley weighs in on 13-7 win over the Padres.

Peralta, Diamondbacks rally to beat Padres 13-7

David Peralta hit a leadoff homer and added a go-ahead double in the seventh for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who scored 11 runs in the final four innings and overcame Hunter Renfroe's three homers as the NL wild card leaders beat the San Diego Padres 13-7

Stanton hits 56th homer, Marlins beat Mets 9-2…

Giancarlo Stanton hit his major league-leading 56th home run and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets by winning 9-2

LEADING OFF: Dodgers can clinch NL West; Cubs on…

LEADING OFF: Dodgers can clinch NL West; Cubs on a roll; Yankees try to gain on Red Sox; Sale chasing 300 Ks; Oakland rookie enjoying home run tear

Matt Andriese takes mound for Rays for Game 1…

The Tampa Bay Rays have Matt Andriese on the mound Thursday for Game 1 against the Baltimore Orioles.

Brewers Final Pitch: Cubs come to town for…

Jeff Grayson and Jerry Augustine recap the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and preview a crucial series with the Chicago Cubs.

Aaron Altherr leads Phillies past slumping Dodgers 7-5

Aaron Altherr hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth after launching a tying, two-run homer an inning earlier and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5

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Indians roll on, beat Angels 6-3 for 25th win in…

Jay Bruce had a triple and a double among his three hits, Austin Jackson singled four times and the incredible Cleveland Indians rolled on by beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 for their 25th victory in 26 games

Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris' 61…

With 55 homers, Giancarlo Stanton needs six in the final 12 games to match Roger Maris' hallowed 1961 total of 61

Kevin Cash: Blake Snell has really turned his…

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell turned in another outstanding performance Wednesday, continuing the strong turnaround to his season.

Snell weathers an intrusion from Archer before…

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell discusses his start Wednesday night after listing to Chris Archer list all the reasons he was effective against the Cubs.

Peacock, Gurriel lead Astros over White Sox 4-3

Yuli Gurriel had three hits, including a two-run double, Brad Peacock threw six solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox

Suter, Braun help Brewers beat Bucs to gain in…

Brent Suter pitched five efficient innings, Ryan Braun homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 to gain ground in the NL playoff chase

Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees' 2-1 win…

Aaron Judge hit his 44th home run, Aroldis Chapman pitched out of big trouble in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 to increase their AL wild-card lead

Peter Bourjos describes getting bunt down on a…

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Peter Bourjos talks about his run-scoring bunt in the second inning of Wednesday's victory over the Cubs.

Weaver on pitching in playoff race: 'There's a…

Cardinals rookie Luke Weaver isn't intimidated by pitching in big games late in September.

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Still in thick of wild-card race, Rockies lose third in row

Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood dug himself an early hole against the Giants and now the Rockies' lead for the second NL wild card is in jeopardy after a 4-0 loss to San Francisco for the club's third straight defeat

Altherr's grand slam lifts Phillies past Dodgers…

Aaron Altherr hit a grand slam off Clayton Kershaw to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3

LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins…

LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins return home