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Rays clinch berth for 3rd straight year

@adamdberry
23 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- It had been 10 years since the Rays got to enjoy a moment like this in front of their fans at Tropicana Field. The last time Tampa Bay clinched anything in front of its home fans, Evan Longoria hit a line drive over The Trop’s low left-field

TOR-TB benches clear after Kiermaier HBP

@KeeganMatheson
7 minutes ago

What Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo termed "agua under the bridge" on Tuesday night escalated on Wednesday afternoon when Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was hit in the back with a pitch from Toronto reliever Ryan Borucki in the 8th inning. Kiermaier, who had picked up and kept a scouting card

Which Wild Card team could win it all?

All these teams need is a chance
@michaelsclair
10:50 AM EDT

With two weeks of the season left, most of the postseason picture has been revealed to us the way a streetside three-card-monte player shows that you've lost yet again. But there is still an all-out battle royale for the Wild Card, with eleven teams all with some kind of claim

Bell extended through 2023: 'I love my job'

GM on skipper: 'We feel he's the right guy moving forward'
5:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- Reds manager David Bell agreed to terms Wednesday on a new two-year contract extension through the 2023 season. Bell and general manager Nick Krall both expected the coaching staff to return as well. Bell was approaching the end of his initial three-year deal to manage the team. “We’ve

MLB announces 2021 AFL schedule

11:19 AM EDT

Major League Baseball today announced the Arizona Fall League’s (AFL) 2021 schedule, with the 90-game regular season set to open on Wednesday, October 13th. The League’s annual Fall Stars Game will be played on Saturday, November 13th while the AFL Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, November 20th, both of

How MLB makes sure your souvenir is ‘real’

11:30 AM EDT

When Juan Nieves threw the Brewers franchise’s first no-hitter back on April 15, 1987, scant souvenirs survived. “We kept his jersey and hat, and I think we had one ball from the game,” said Brewers longtime director of clubhouse operations Tony Migliaccio. “In those days, the guy with the best

How they got here: Rays ready to finish job

@adamdberry
18 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- For all the Rays have accomplished since their worst-to-first turnaround in 2008, they had never made three consecutive trips to the postseason. Until now. The Rays snapped a five-year playoff drought in 2019, won the American League last year and have now officially secured a spot in

Mo coaches Jimmy Fallon through 1st pitch

@Spokes_Murphy
September 21, 2021

Do you think Mariano Rivera will teach Jimmy Fallon how to throw a cutter? The unanimous Hall of Famer accompanied “The Tonight Show” host to the Yankee Stadium mound prior to the Yankees' 7-1 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night. Fallon was on hand to throw out the night’s

What's ahead? Rays postseason FAQ

@adamdberry
20 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays have officially secured a spot in the postseason for the third straight season, the franchise’s longest streak of consecutive playoff appearances. They still have work to do, including locking down their second straight American League East title. But since we know there will be October

MLB picks, predictions for Sept. 22

3:36 PM EDT

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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 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

Injuries: deGrom, Bassitt, Dodgers, Rodón

1:33 AM EDT

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

KC-CLE PPD, makeup Mon.; Bieber back Fri.

Logan Allen to be moved to bullpen for remainder of season
@MandyBell02
5:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The Indians’ last home game of the season will come a day later than originally planned. Wednesday’s series finale between the Indians and Royals was postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Monday at 1:10 p.m. ET at Progressive Field. Fans with tickets to Wednesday’s

White Sox-Tigers postponed Wednesday

10:42 AM EDT

DETROIT -- Wednesday’s series finale between the Tigers and White Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather as a storm system dumped several inches of rain on the area around Comerica Park. The game will be made up on Monday in a 1:10 p.m. ET start at Comerica Park.

PIT-CIN postponed, to be made up Monday

1:00 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- The series finale between the Reds and Pirates at Great American Ball Park is on hold, temporarily. Because of rain and an ominous forecast, Wednesday’s game was postponed. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 27, at 1:10 p.m. ET. Fans holding tickets for Wednesday’s game may present

'This is fun': Yanks (3 HRs) keep pace in WC

Montgomery yields 1 run over 5 2/3 frames; Severino returns to bump
12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton launched one of the hardest-hit home runs seen in the Majors this season, Joey Gallo homered against his former team and Aaron Judge launched a massive three-run shot as the Yankees muscled up for a 7-1 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday evening at Yankee

Rejuvenated Pujols delivers winning hit 

Dodgers remain one game out of first place after Giants escape vs. SD
@juanctoribio
2:12 AM EDT

DENVER -- Albert Pujols stepped on the first base bag and quickly looked into the visiting dugout. He followed by shaking his hands and patting his head, two of the Dodgers’ team celebrations this season. Pujols, who was unceremoniously let go by the Angels back in May, has shown a

'Got to keep it going': Cards win 10th straight

Strong performances by Woodford, bullpen key St. Louis’ crafty victory
@ryan_a_herrera
1:21 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- It wasn’t an easy day for the Cardinals’ bats matched up with Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday night, as evidenced by the fact that they put just three runners on base and struck out 10 times in Woodruff’s six innings of work. The lineup started so slow

Tatis, Manny address dust-up: 'That's done'

@AJCassavell
September 21, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- Three days after their spat in the visiting dugout at Busch Stadium went viral, Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. were back home in San Diego, standing side by side, with a message to deliver: "We handled it internally," Machado said. "We've got a team that's trying

'Late Night LaMonte' keeps SF alone in 1st

@mi_guardado
3:49 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- There are few hitters the Giants would rather have at the plate with the game on the line than LaMonte Wade Jr. Wade added to his growing list of ninth-inning heroics by delivering a go-ahead RBI single off Mark Melancon to lift the Giants to a dramatic

Ohtani smacks HR No. 45, one off MLB lead

2:11 AM EDT

ANAHEIM -- It had been a while since Shohei Ohtani homered, but the two-way star connected on a solo shot, No. 45, in the Angels' 10-5 loss to the Astros on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. Ohtani, who hadn’t gone deep since Sept. 10, is now tied for the second

Mariners catch A's, keep pace in Wild Card

Seattle remains focused, three back of WC spot with 11 games left
@DKramer_
3:05 AM EDT

OAKLAND -- The scene was a Zoom call in mid-January with local media previewing the 2021 season, and their tones were confident and firm. Marco Gonzales and J.P. Crawford unapologetically projected that the Mariners’ only barometer for success this year would be winning. Not individual player development. Not a much-improved

J.T. walks off to save Phils' playoff hopes

12:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- The Orioles wanted no part of Bryce Harper in the 10th inning on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. So they did something that surprisingly few teams have tried this season. They intentionally walked him, even though it meant putting the game-winning run on first base with two