Indians win AL Central for 1st time since ’07

Indians win AL Central for 1st time since ’07

Sep 27, 2016 | No Comments

In enemy territory, and against a team that has tormented Cleveland for so many years, the Indians finished the job. With a 7-4 victory over the Tigers on Monday night, the Indians punched their ticket to the October dance as the American League Central champions.

Kluber exits start with right groin tightness

Sep 27, 2016 | No Comments

With an American League Central title in the Indians’ reach, ace Corey Kluber was forced to exit Monday’s game against the Tigers.

Marlins honor Fernandez by wearing No. 16

Marlins honor Fernandez by wearing No. 16

Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments

No. 16 was everywhere on Monday night. Each Marlins player had it on the back of his black uniform top. Nothing has been officially announced, but it just might be the last time we see a Marlins player wear No. 16.

Cards climb rankings in pursuit of playoffs

Cards climb rankings in pursuit of playoffs

Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments

With most of the division races decided, or on the cusp of being so, all that is left is the matter of a couple of Wild Card races, and determining who will grab home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the postseason.

Statcast of the Day: Seager does it all

Statcast of the Day: Seager does it all

Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments

At just 22 years old, Corey Seager has emerged as the Dodgers’ best player and perhaps one of the best players in the National League. The way Seager has played so far beyond his age in 2016, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he led his team to its biggest win of the season Sunday.

Injury Notes: Harper, Choo, Gray, Wendelken

Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments

The latest on some developing injury situations from around baseball… Bryce Harper is day-to-day with a thumb injury, and the Nationals star outfielder will undergo x-rays tomorrow to determine the extent of the problem.  The injury, suffered on an awkward slide into third base, forced Harper to leave after the third inning of today’s 10-7 Washington win over the Pirates.  Harper “didn’t sound especially worried” (in the words of MASNsports.com’s Mark Zuckerman) when discussing the injury with media after the game.  The Nationals has already clinched the NL East and know they’ll be facing the Dodgers in the NLDS, so while homefield advantage has yet to be determined, the Nats would probably feel safe in sitting Harper to rest his injury (assuming it isn’t overly serious) for the last week of the regular season. Shin-Soo Choo will begin three days of play in the Instructional League to see if he can be ready to return to the Rangers in time for the postseason, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan writes.  Choo is rather surprisingly close to getting back in action after suffering a fractured left forearm in mid-August, and if all goes well, the outfielder believes he could return to the Texas lineup on Friday for the beginning of a season-ending series against the Rays. 

Loria statement on passing of Fernandez

Loria statement on passing of Fernandez

Sep 25, 2016 | No Comments

Marlins owner Jeffrey H. Loria released the following statement on Sunday, following the tragic death of Jose Fernandez. “It is with the deepest sorrow that I, together with my family and the entire Marlins organization, mourn the tragic loss of Jose. Sadly, the brightest lights are often the ones that extinguish the fastest. Jose left us far too soon, but his memory will endure in all of us. At this difficult time, our prayers are with his mother, grandmother, family and friends.”

Ortiz cancels ceremony; honors friend Fernandez

Ortiz cancels ceremony; honors friend Fernandez

Sep 25, 2016 | No Comments

David Ortiz will play his final game at Tropicana Field on Sunday. Throughout his farewell tour, a final game at a stadium has been met with a ceremony and a gift. Out of respect to his friend Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident on Sunday morning, Ortiz asked that the pregame ceremony be cancelled.

Giants tie Mets for WC; Cards half-game back

Sep 25, 2016 | No Comments

The race for the National League Wild Card remains as tight as ever thanks to big steps forward by the Cardinals and Giants and a step backward by the Mets on Saturday.