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Goldy's clutch HRs help stretch streak to 12

Waino on slugger's heroics: 'I gave Goldschmidt a big ol' smooch on the top of his head'
@ryan_a_herrera
8:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- The crack of the ball hitting Paul Goldschmidt’s bat in the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon was so loud that even if you weren’t watching the game, you didn’t need to look up to know where the ball was headed. Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich got up from

12 unanswered makes for historic Phils rally

10:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- Ronald Torreyes comes up to bat to “La Bamba” by Los Lobos. It’s a fitting choice. After the utility infielder’s heroics Thursday night, the home crowd had little reason to stop dancing. Torreyes drilled a three-run home run to left field with two outs in the sixth to

They're in! Sox win ALC for 1st time since '08

Anderson 'sets tone' with 2 jacks; Chicago claims first championship since 2008
7:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- For the first time since 2008, the White Sox are the American League Central champions. And they won the division crown in style with a 7-2 thumping of Cleveland on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field in the opener of a split doubleheader that officially eliminated the Indians from

Dodgers rally to keep pressure on SF in NLW

@juanctoribio
9:41 PM EDT

DENVER -- The Dodgers saw their division hopes flash before their eyes. They were down to their last out in what would’ve been a disappointing series loss to the Rockies. To make matters worse, as they looked up at the out-of-town scoreboard, they could see that the Giants had taken

Help make 1 iconic card finish Top of the Pack

Like the Highlander, there can only be one
@michaelsclair
12:04 PM 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

Padres turn back Giants with walk-off win

@AJCassavell
10:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- In a way, the fate of the National League West sits in the Padres' hands after all. Victor Caratini bounced a walk-off infield single in the 10th inning at Petco Park on Thursday afternoon, ending a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Giants. It snapped a five-game losing

These prospects are stats stars

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JonathanMayo
6:35 PM EDT

They say that numbers don’t lie. But it’s also true that they don’t tell a complete story all the time. That’s certainly true in baseball, where statistics of all shapes and sizes have been used to measure performance for generations, even if those measuring sticks have changed over the years.

'Bel-Air' to bikers: LA dressed for success

@MannyOnMLB
22 minutes ago

The Dodgers got a huge extra-innings win over the Rockies on Thursday to narrow their deficit in the National League West standings to one game behind the Giants. To celebrate, they decided to ... play dress-up? There didn't seem to be a specific theme for the outfits the players wore

Sweep of A's gives surging Mariners new life

Homers by Raleigh, Haniger and Torrens help power Seattle's crucial comeback win
@DKramer_
16 minutes ago

OAKLAND -- So often in this Mariners season of surprise, to just about everyone outside of their confident clubhouse, there have been countless times in which they’ve looked down and out. Yet every time it looks like Seattle is on the cusp of a spiral, it climbs its way back

Soto homers twice, sets Nats' walks record

9:53 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- Juan Soto had another big game on Thursday night, homering twice and setting a single-season franchise walks record to back a fine outing by Patrick Corbin as the Nationals defeated the Reds, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park. Soto drove an

Jays lose WC ground, 1 game back of Yanks

Righty reliever Hatch also exits with injury
@KeeganMatheson
16 minutes ago

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Blue Jays had a fifth inning to forget on Thursday night at Target Field, losing two players and a key game as the AL Wild Card race approaches the final week of the season. The early exit of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. with a right hand injury is

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

Stakes are high with The Rivalry resuming

@MikeLupica
11:00 AM EDT

It has been a long time since the Red Sox and Yankees played a September series like this in which both teams had so much skin in the game. Maybe too long. The Red Sox, who continue to be one of the great surprises in baseball this season, come into

Giants tripped in extras; West lead down to 1

@mi_guardado
10:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- The Giants and Dodgers have been seemingly in lockstep with each other all year, setting up what promises to be a division race for the ages. Even from afar, the competition between the archrivals continues to intensify, as evidenced by a drama-filled afternoon across the National League

Braves looking to move past late finale loss

10:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- As the Braves distance themselves from the deflating 6-4 loss suffered against the D-backs on Thursday afternoon at Chase Field, they could benefit from the even-keeled reaction of Charlie Morton, who is bidding to participate in his fifth straight postseason. “It’s really just about coming together and finishing

Borucki gets 3-game suspension for HBP

Montoyo also suspended one game for incident
@KeeganMatheson
7:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for “intentionally hitting” Kevin Kiermaier on Wednesday, MLB announced. Borucki is appealing the decision. Manager Charlie Montoyo has also been suspended one game, which is automatic for a manager in this situation. This isn’t the

Waino pads standout résumé with 2,000th K

@ryan_a_herrera
8:43 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Adam Wainwright and Brewers third baseman Luis Urías were stuck in a furious battle in the fourth inning on Thursday afternoon. After the count reached 2-2, neither Wainwright nor Urías would give in. Wainwright refused to throw ball three, and Urías made sure to get a piece of

Injuries: Astros, D. Williams, Miley, Giants

9:36 PM EDT

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

Mets' future tied to key front office hire

9:28 AM EDT

As another Mets season draws to a close, offseason questions are moving to the forefront. It figures to be another busy few months for a team growing a longstanding tradition of November upheaval. Before that future starts to unfold, it’s time to dip back into the Inbox:

Which top prospects will we see in AFL?

@JonathanMayo
11:48 AM EDT

With the Minor League playoffs underway, that means the 2021 season, at least as it pertains to prospects, is almost over. But there are a ton of high-level prospects in the postseason and teams that are absolutely stocked. There’s still time to watch a lot of them and the remaining

11 surprising things about '21 leaderboards

@williamfleitch
1:50 AM EDT

In about 10 days, MLB’s regular-season leaderboards are going to lock in place, and an active, living, breathing document will be frozen in amber forever. We’ll look back at the 2021 season with pleasure, I bet, with the relief that, after the 2020 chaos, we got a full season of

Empowerment Award given to Phils UYA star

@ladsonbill24
7:09 PM EDT

Angelina Sannicandro was caught off guard, in the best possible way, when she learned that she had won the Jennie Finch Empowerment Award presented by ARM & HAMMER at the Jennie Finch Classic that took place recently in Oklahoma City, Okla. Sannicandro, a pitcher/infielder for the Phillies' Urban Youth Academy,

D-backs keep Lovullo with 1-yr. extension

4:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- D-backs manager Torey Lovullo will return in 2022 after he agreed to a one-year extension on Thursday that also includes a club option for 2023. Lovullo was hired Nov. 4, 2016, just after Mike Hazen took over as Arizona's general manager. His original contract was for three years,

After benches clear, a postseason clinch

@KeeganMatheson
September 22, 2021

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