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LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will…

LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?

Mets ace Syndergaard returns, goes 1 shutout…

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard tossed one scoreless inning against Washington, throwing just five pitches in his first major league game since partially tearing his right lat muscle on April 30

Dan Straily looks to lift Marlins to series win…

The Miami Marlins send Dan Straily to the mound Sunday as they finish off their three-game set against the Diamondbacks.

Chris Archer, Rays try to keep playoff hopes…

The Tampa Bay Rays have right-hander Chris Archer on the mound Sunday as they finish up against the Baltimore Orioles.

Stanton hits No. 57, Marlins delay D-backs clinch

Giancarlo Stanton extended his club record with his 57th home run and drove in four, lifting the Miami Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-6

Yankees clinch postseason berth by beating Blue…

The New York Yankees returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, clinching no worse than a wild card as Greg Bird's three-run homer led them over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1

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Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of…

Jeff Conine, Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, Jack McKeon part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale to Derek Jeter's investment group

Don Mattingly on the offense: Guys are sticking…

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the offensive explosion of late is a result of hitters sticking to their respective game plans at the plate.

Giancarlo Stanton on breaking Marlins…

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sits down with Jessica Blaylock to discusses hitting his 57th HR and breaking the franchise's single-season RBI mark.

Maxwell kneels for anthem, Davis belts 40th as A's top Texas

Bruce Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, and then Khris Davis hit his 40th home run to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers 1-0

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after…

Puerto Rican major league players look for ways to help with recovery from Hurricane Maria while anxiously awaiting word from family and friends back home

Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL…

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West title, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 as Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th home run

Brad Miller says Rays did a good job of adding on…

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Brad Miller talks to Alex Corddry about locking in the win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Kevin Cash: We needed all those runs tonight

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash discusses Rays breaking franchise HR record and Saturday night's win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Ryu, Puig injured in Dodgers' 2-1 loss to Giants

Madison Bumgarner snapped a personal four-game losing streak and Gorkys Hernandez had three hits and scored both runs in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers

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LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in…

LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays…

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

Lance Lynn: 'A couple things didn't go my way' in…

Lance Lynn after the St. Louis Cardinals' loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates: "Tonight when I made a pitch it was either fouled off or didn't get the result I wanted."

Adam Wainwright: 'It's good to get back out there'

Adam Wainwright on his velocity: "It's what we've got right now at this point in the season. I just need time, which is not what we have."

Chacin, Padres shut down Rockies 5-0 on combined 5-hitter

Jhoulys Chacin took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat Colorado 5-0, cutting the Rockies' lead for the NL's second wild card to one game over Milwaukee

Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after…

The Detroit Tigers will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus next season

Yanks' Frazier says expanded netting should go up…

After speaking with the family of the young girl hit in the face by his foul ball, the New York Yankees' Todd Frazier thinks teams should move quickly to expand protective netting at major league ballparks

Matheny says Cardinals' bench players took…

Mike Matheny says the St. Louis Cardinals' bench players took advantage of late-game opportunities in Saturday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates: "Guys were putting some pressure on ... I love the way they fight."

Alex Gordon says changes in approach have led to…

Alex Gordon on his opposite-field homer: "I see Hos do it all the time, so every time I do it I give him a hard time and say 'I can do it too.'"

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Royals maintain wild card hopes with 8-2 win over White Sox

Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday night, keeping Kansas City's slim playoff hopes alive

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart gets $16M, 4-year…

Catcher Tucker Barnhart and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $16 million, four-year contract that covers his salary arbitration years and the first season after he would have been eligible for free agency

Ynoa pitches 8 solid innings to lead Orioles past…

Gabriel Ynoa pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in a matchup between fading AL East teams