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  1. Scrambling Dodgers to give Jamey Wright a start on Sunday

    Sep 20, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Jamey Wright

    The pitching-light Dodgers will have Jamey Wright make his second start in the last seven years on Sunday against the Cubs.

  2. Jerome Williams becomes first to beat one opponent with three different teams in the same season

    Sep 20, 2014, 10:10 PM EST

    Jerome Williams

    Jerome Williams continued to pitch well for the Phillies, even notching a baseball first in the process of defeating the Athletics on Saturday.

  3. Matt Garza ejected after hitting Andrew McCutchen a second time

    Sep 20, 2014, 9:19 PM EST

    Matt Garza

    Matt Garza doesn’t hit many batters, but the right-hander managed to hit Andrew McCutchen twice in his start on Saturday.

  4. Mark Teixeira left Saturday’s game with soreness in his right wrist

    Sep 20, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

    Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira’s wrist injury flared up again, forcing him out of Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays in the fifth inning.

  5. Josh Hamilton has needed 12 cortisone injections in the last two weeks

    Sep 20, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton has received a lot of pain-killing injections lately, as the veteran has battled shoulder and rib cage problems over the last two weeks.

  6. Jason Kipnis considered day-to-day with hamstring issue

    Sep 20, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Jason Kipnis

    Jason Kipnis is listed as day-to-day with a sore right hamstring.

  7. Glen Perkins has learned his lesson about pitching through an injury

    Sep 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Glen Perkins

    Glen Perkins tried to tough out an injury and it didn’t go so well, but he seems to have learned his lesson.

  8. Phillies minor leaguer suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse

    Sep 19, 2014, 11:45 PM EST

    phillies logo

    A Phillies pitching prospect violated the minor league drug policy and was suspended 50 games, beginning at the start of the 2015 season.

  9. Video: Russell Martin hits go-ahead three-run homer to send Pirates to a win

    Sep 19, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Russell Martin

    Russell Martin hit a timely three-run home run to send the Pirates to a late win over the Brewers on Friday night, extending their lead for the second NL Wild Card slot.

  10. David Ortiz broke a Ted Williams record with his 100th RBI

    Sep 19, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    David Ortiz found yet another reason to hear his name uttered in the same breath as Ted Williams.

  11. Jacoby Ellsbury exits Friday’s game with a strained right hamstring

    Sep 19, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

    Jacoby Ellsbury, Dioner Navarro

    Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a strained right hamstring in the fourth inning on Friday night against the Blue Jays. He’ll undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

  12. Mike Scioscia is considering using a three-man rotation in the ALDS

    Sep 19, 2014, 9:15 PM EST

    mike-scioscia-angels

    The Angels’ rotation is thin beyond Matt Shoemaker, Jered Weaver, and C.J. Wilson, so manager Mike Scioscia may do the obvious thing and utilize a three-man rotation in the ALDS.

  13. Juan Lagares may not return to finish out the regular season

    Sep 19, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

    New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds

    There isn’t much time left in the regular season, which may mean Mets fans won’t see Juan Lagares patrol the outfield until spring training in 2015.

  14. Shawn Kelley took offense to Jose Bautista’s antics after hitting game-tying homer last night

    Sep 19, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista offended Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley with his celebratory behavior after hitting a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth inning of last night’s game.

  15. Hyun-Jin Ryu hopes to resume throwing over the weekend

    Sep 19, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Hyun-Jin Ryu didn’t throw as expected on Friday, but hopes to do so before the weekend is over. He’s hoping to return to the Dodgers in time for the playoffs.

  16. Alex Avila has felt “disoriented” when swinging a bat lately

    Sep 19, 2014, 6:15 PM EST

    alex avila getty

    Alex Avila felt disoriented while swinging a bat over the last two days, so he remains out of the Tigers’ lineup and it’s even worth questioning if he’ll be ready for the post-season — assuming the Tigers get there.

  17. Athletics to use off-day to readjust starting rotation

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Sonny Gray

    The Athletics changed up their starting rotation order so that Sonny Gray lines up to pitch the final game of the season on the road against the Rangers.

  18. Jose Abreu ties White Sox rookie record with 35th home run

    Sep 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu tied a White Sox rookie record when he hit his 35th home run in the ninth inning of Sunday’s loss to the Twins.

  19. Rafael Soriano making strides, but won’t reclaim closer’s role yet

    Sep 14, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

    Rafael Soriano

    Rafael Soriano has made some mechanical adjustments but the Nationals aren’t ready to hand him back the closer’s role yet.

  20. Adrian Gonzalez thinks Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez thinks anyone who doesn’t think Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP is an “idiot”. He’s not wrong.

  21. Joaquin Benoit nearing a return to the Padres

    Sep 14, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Joaquin Benoit

    Joaquin Benoit should rejoin the Padres late this week. He threw a side session on Sunday afternoon and will do so again on Tuesday before he gets the go-ahead.

  22. Ned Yost’s bullpen management strikes again

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Ned Yost

    Royals manager Ned Yost wanted a strikeout, so he brought in Aaron Crow, who has the bullpen’s lowest strikeout rate.

  23. Jonathan Papelbon blows save, gets ejected for making rude gesture at booing crowd

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning on Sunday and responded to fans’ booing with what appeared to be a rude gesture.

  24. Zack Greinke homers, Dodgers demolish the Giants 17-0 at AT&T Park

    Sep 14, 2014, 12:20 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    The Dodgers scored two touchdowns with the ensuing extra points, and kicked a field goal against the Giants on Saturday night. It was a bloodbath.

  25. Video: Bryce Harper does a terrible, wonderful thing to a Zack Wheeler fastball

    Sep 13, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Bryce Harper, Travis d'Arnaud

    Zack Wheeler threw a fastball to Bryce Harper in the second inning that he’d like to take back, if possible.

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