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This team moved home plate to hit more HRs

September 27, 2021

The future Hall of Famer and the number-cruncher were standing in the outfield grass one day during batting practice at old Comiskey Park, shagging fly balls and shooting the breeze. It was nearing the end of the 1982 season, and the White Sox were on their way to a solid-but-unspectacular

9 candidates for postseason rebounds

@AndrewSimonMLB
September 27, 2021

The playoffs are a new season, and that means a fresh start. Yes, the pressure ramps up and the competition stiffens, but the slate is also wiped clean. That reset is certainly more welcome for some than others. Those are the guys who didn’t have the sort of regular season

Giants 1B Belt has fracture in left thumb

@mi_guardado
September 27, 2021

The Giants will head into the final week of the regular season without one of their top hitters. One day after he was struck by a 93 mph fastball at Coors Field, first baseman Brandon Belt underwent X-rays that revealed a fracture in his left thumb. Belt will meet with

The AL WC could be decided by ... the O's?

Remaining six games are against Boston, Toronto
@mike_petriello
September 27, 2021

Ten years ago today, the 2011 Orioles were in last place, playing out the string of what would be a 69-93 season, their 14th consecutive year finishing third or lower. They’d finish 28 games out of first, thanks in large part to baseball’s worst pitching. With the meaningful portion of

10 yrs. later, relive one of MLB's wildest nights

Final day of 2011 season marked by remarkable comebacks, special moments
12:03 AM EDT

(Note: This story initially ran in September 2016. All people quoted below are identified by their team/role at the time of the game.) Look around Tropicana Field, and there's a shrine to the history of a franchise with some memorable moments. There's the 2008 American League Championship Series and the

Playoff watch: A's pain, M's gain in WC race

1:34 AM EDT

In a light slate of games Monday, the final contest of the night had implications for the American League Wild Card race. The Mariners hosted the A's at T-Mobile Park, with Oakland's postseason hopes on life support and Seattle needing a win to remain in the thick of the race.

Haniger's twin blasts help Mariners 'believe'

@DKramer_
3:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE -- The banner waved in bright yellow with blue lettering, eerily identical to the one depicted on Scott Servais’ favorite television show, “Ted Lasso,” which in so many ways has been an embodiment of the 2021 Mariners. “Believe,” it read from the second deck in left field, right around

Don't sleep on Soto's historic season

@SlangsOnSports
2:03 AM EDT

There is so much greatness in baseball right now, it’s hard to keep track of it all. And especially when one of those outstanding players is on a team that won’t play postseason baseball, it’s important to be sure to recognize a stellar season before it’s over. The above statement

Brother HRs off brother for first time since '75

September 27, 2021

It's every younger sibling's dream -- coming up to the plate against your big bro and going deep. Cleveland outfielder Bradley Zimmer can officially say he did so in the big leagues after hitting a solo shot off his older brother Kyle during Monday afternoon's 8-3 win over Kansas City.

Here's what's at stake in season's final week

@paul_casellaMLB
12:24 AM EDT

It's been a wild year in the Major Leagues, and now that we've reached the final week of the regular season, it's time to have a look at what's still at stake around baseball. In addition to the question of which teams will claim the remaining postseason spots up for

Abreu at center as CWS-DET benches clear

@ladsonbill24
September 27, 2021

The benches cleared during Monday afternoon's White Sox-Tigers tilt at Comerica Park, and Chicago slugger José Abreu had to be held back by his teammates. The Tigers had rallied from a six-run deficit to draw within one run of the White Sox thanks to a five-run eighth inning, which included

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 27, 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

Top moments of Cards' 16-game win streak

@zachsilver
September 27, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- From May 30 to July 18 this season, it took the Cardinals 40 games to win 16. They have now won 16 games … in their last 16 tries. The Cards have packed a full season's worth of moments and memories into this historic win streak, one

Bader, Stanton named Players of the Week

@Spokes_Murphy
September 27, 2021

Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader and Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton have led their respective teams' recent surges toward the postseason. On Monday, they were named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet. Bader did it all for St. Louis last week, hitting .517 with three homers, two steals and a

Votto clubs 2 HRs as Reds eye 'miracle' run

Castellanos, Suárez, India also go deep in home finale
September 27, 2021

CINCINNATI -- The Reds’ chances of making the playoffs are hanging by the thinnest of threads, but Joey Votto is intent on getting the most from those limited odds. After he missed two games with a sore left knee, Votto returned on Monday afternoon and did some damage to Pirates

J-Rod 'coming for more' in 2022

Keeping tabs on the No. 2 overall prospect
September 27, 2021

Sept. 27: J-Rod 'coming for more' in 2022 Julio Rodríguez's regular season ended with Double-A Arkansas last weekend, but he's already looking ahead to 2022, posting on Twitter saying as much. Rodríguez returned home to the Dominican Republic, but he will soon begin his offseason training in Tampa, Fla., as

Sánchez's barehanded catch is Play of Week

@cdenicola13
September 27, 2021

MIAMI -- The glove is just optional for Marlins rookie outfielder Jesús Sánchez. When the Nationals' Lane Thomas sent a fly ball 272 feet to right field in Monday night’s 8-7 Marlins walk-off victory in 10 innings at loanDepot park, Sánchez gave chase but overran it, having sprinted too fast

'Tough decisions' ahead for Chicago, Keuchel

@ladsonbill24
September 27, 2021

The American League Division Series starts Oct. 7 and the White Sox have a roster decision to make beforehand regarding left-hander Dallas Keuchel. With five games left in the regular season, it’s anybody’s guess whether Keuchel will be on Chicago’s postseason roster. But maybe Keuchel opened up some eyes as

Just in time, Stanton & Judge deliver goods

@MikeLupica
September 27, 2021

If neither Giancarlo Stanton nor Aaron Judge makes another big swing over the last six games of the Yankees’ regular season -- hard to believe off what we saw from them last weekend at old Fenway -- just the season they’ve given their team so far is all any Yankees

Injuries: Belt, Yanks, Rodgers, White Sox

September 27, 2021

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

TB vs. HOU, Sept. 28: Odds, preview, prediction

September 27, 2021

A version of this article originally appeared on the Action Network. For more betting insights, check out ActionNetwork.com. Rays vs. Astros Odds Rays Odds: +110 Astros Odds: -135 Over/Under: 9 Time: Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. ET TV: MLB.TV Odds as of Sunday and via FanDuel NJ.

FINAL WEEK! How contenders line up

@mattkellyMLB
September 26, 2021

The goal remains simple for every remaining postseason contender: Win every game possible, and let the rest take care of itself. No matter if it’s an October-bound club or an also-ran left on the schedule, teams still have to take care of business. That schedule can sometimes make a tiny

BOS vs. BAL, Sept. 28: Odds, preview, prediction

September 27, 2021

Red Sox vs. Orioles Odds Red Sox Odds: -250 Orioles Odds: +200 Over/Under: 9.5 Time: 7:05 p.m. ET TV: MLB.TV

Brash appears poised to help Mariners' push

@DKramer_
3:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE -- Matt Brash was in the house on Monday at T-Mobile Park and appears to be in line to contribute in some fashion to the Mariners’ playoff push over the final five games, possibly beginning as early as Tuesday. The Mariners will start Tyler Anderson for the second game