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A last hurrah for these 1-team players?

@AndrewSimonMLB
2:45 PM EDT

Some player-team relationships have endured long enough that it’s difficult to imagine one without the other. But for a number of pending free agents, that separation could soon become a reality, whether they put on a new uniform for the first time in 2022 or simply call it a career.

Power Rankings: Rivals set for photo finish

@alysonfooter
11:10 AM EDT

The NL West race has been as spectacular as advertised all season, and it’s barreling toward an even better finish as the regular season enters the home stretch. One game separates the Giants and Dodgers, and it’s possible that it’ll take more than 162 games to decide the division winner.

Betts trades bat for foe's 1st HR ball

September 19, 2021

CINCINNATI -- Mookie Betts simply gets it. The Dodgers' right fielder understood that a first Major League hit is special and something to cherish -- even when it happens against his own team. Leading off the bottom of the sixth inning for the Reds as a pinch-hitter with his team

Help make 1 iconic card finish Top of the Pack

Like the Highlander, there can only be one
@michaelsclair
11:57 AM EDT

They've filled binders and boxes. You use them as bookmarks and investments. They're art pieces that fit in the palm of your hands, and they can make your bicycle sound like a (very weak) motorcycle. Whether you're a collector, dabbler, or simply a baseball fan, there's no way to escape

These 5 series will impact postseason races

@paul_casellaMLB
11:05 AM EDT

It's reached the point in the 2021 MLB season that every game -- let alone series -- involving a postseason contender can have a profound impact on that club's playoff hopes. That said, certain series each week carry slightly more weight than others. Here's a look at the five series

Ex-OF Gose back in big leagues as pitcher

3:22 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- A lot can change in five years. Including a player's position. Anthony Gose has returned to the big leagues for the first time since May of 2016. Back then, he was a speedy center fielder. Now, he's a left-handed reliever with a speedy fastball, and Cleveland selected his

Postseason watch: Cards flying high

September 19, 2021

The Cardinals just keep on winning, and when it's late September, that's a good thing. St. Louis held on to defeat the Padres on Sunday at Busch Stadium, 8-7, to complete a sweep of the Friars and make it eight straight victories overall. With the Phillies getting cooled off by

What to expect from Shane Baz in bigs

@SamDykstraMiLB
12:30 PM EDT

The Rays hold a comfortable lead over the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays in the AL East but have sputtered a bit in September. Perhaps adding one of the best pitching prospects in baseball and one of the most effective arms from the 2021 Minor League season will provide

O'Neill, J-Ram named Players of the Week

@HarriganMLB
3:17 PM EDT

Tyler O'Neill spearheaded a 6-0 stretch for the Cardinals while José Ramírez hit .500 in six games for Cleveland last week. On Monday, they were named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet. • All-time winners: AL | NL O'Neill, St. Louis' 26-year-old left fielder, hit safely in all

MLB picks, predictions, odds for Sept. 20

2:29 PM EDT

A version of this article originally appeared on DraftKings. For more betting insights, check out DraftKings.com.

Injuries: Brewers, Ryu, Yanks, Valdez

September 19, 2021

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.

Here are the '21 playoff tiebreaker scenarios

September 15, 2021

Just as extra innings are sometimes required to resolve games, extra games are sometimes required to resolve regular-season races. It hasn’t happened often, even in the dual-Wild Card era in which more teams are in the late-season mathematical mix. Since Major League Baseball went to the dual-Wild Card format in

Complete 2021 MLB postseason schedule

August 25, 2021

Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2021 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on ESPN on Tuesday, Oct. 5, followed by the National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on TBS on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Game

Here's the final Prospect Team of the Week

@JonathanMayo
1:41 PM EDT

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list in our Prospect Rankings is eligible. This past week marked the official end of the Minor League regular season, with playoffs in Low-A,

Rosario hits for cycle, seeing only 5 pitches

Left fielder becomes 2nd Braves hitter to achieve feat in 2021 during win in SF
@justdelossantos
September 19, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eddie Rosario knew he had history off the crack of the bat. Upon making contact on a first-pitch curveball in the top of the ninth inning, Rosario raised his right hand in the air before the ball touched grass. His Braves teammates began celebrating, requesting the ball

MVP moment? Donaldson, Vlad swap jerseys

@KeeganMatheson
September 19, 2021

TORONTO -- Back on July 2, 2015, the present and future of the Blue Jays overlapped for the first time. Josh Donaldson was coming off a 3-for-5 night with a home run in a win over the Red Sox, building his case for what would be just the second AL

Blue Jays vs. Rays: Odds, preview, prediction

1:11 PM EDT

A version of this article originally appeared on the Action Network. For more betting insights, check out ActionNetwork.com.

5-foot-8 Mullins' HR robbery is Play of Week

Orioles CF goes way up to pull back long drive by Yankees' Sánchez
@JoeTrezz
an hour ago

BALTIMORE -- What can’t Cedric Mullins do? The Orioles’ breakout center fielder is already closing in on the first 30-30 season (30 homers and 30 stolen bases) in club history. Now, he’s made what might be the catch of the year -- a grab that on Monday was named MLB's

'Outstanding' Ohtani shines in mound return

Two-way star strikes out 10 in Halos' 10-inning loss to A's
September 19, 2021

ANAHEIM -- Despite having his scheduled start against the A's pushed back two days because of arm soreness, two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani was sharp on Sunday, striking out 10 over eight strong innings to solidify his status as the frontrunner for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Ohtani, though,

Cole, Yanks lose 'crucial game,' cede ground

September 19, 2021

NEW YORK -- Gerrit Cole sat in Yankee Stadium’s home dugout on Sunday, his left palm pressed to his cheek and a glum expression across his face. Late-afternoon shadows encroached upon the playing field, and the scoreboard offered even more evidence that it was getting late. As the Yankees continue

Wild Card-leading Sox take care of business

'Every game matters': Boston overcomes blown lead, injury to win fifth in a row
September 19, 2021

BOSTON -- By doing what they needed to do and sweeping the Orioles in a mostly stress-free weekend at Fenway Park, capped by Sunday’s 8-6 victory, the Red Sox have put themselves in strong position in the American League Wild Card standings with two weeks and 11 games left in

Dodgers mash early, often to back Kershaw

@alysonfooter
September 19, 2021

CINCINNATI -- The Dodgers had much of Sunday’s game mapped out ahead of time, including how long Clayton Kershaw would pitch, how many pitches he’d throw and when Tony Gonsolin would come in to relieve him. Other items fell into place as well, though not as easy to plan ahead

Cards vs. Brewers: Odds, preview, prediction

1:37 PM EDT

A version of this article originally appeared on the Action Network. For more betting insights, check out ActionNetwork.com.

Cards sweep reeling Padres, win 8th in a row

@zachsilver
12:35 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- As the Cardinals continue to rattle off wins and as a rare milieu of comfort in this final stretch of the 2021 season is earned, manager Mike Shildt finds himself staring at the out-of-town scoreboard with a little less frequency. It’s not that his ballclub is complacent

30 players not to give up on next season

@williamfleitch
September 19, 2021

Everybody has a down year from time to time. (Heck, I think “Earth” had one in 2020.) Sometimes it happens. Baseball is an incredibly difficult game. Results don’t always carry over from one year to the next, though. J.D. Martinez hit .213 with seven homers last season; he’s back to