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  1. Cubs tab Jacob Turner over Kyle Hendricks to start Sunday’s regular season finale

    Sep 26, 2014, 10:55 PM EST

    Kyle Hendricks

    The Cubs will start Jacob Turner over Kyle Hendricks on Sunday, citing Hendricks’ workload as the reason.

  2. Indians set all-time strikeout record for a pitching staff

    Sep 26, 2014, 10:10 PM EST

    Corey Kluber

    Corey Kluber’s 11-strikeout performance against the Rays on Friday helped the Indians set the all-time record for strikeouts by a pitching staff.

  3. Jon Niese exits Friday’s start due to an elevated heart rate

    Sep 26, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Jon Niese

    Jon Niese left Friday’s start due to an elevated heart rate, ending his final start of the 2014 season a little bit earlier than expected.

  4. Brewers will retire No. 1 to honor commissioner Bud Selig

    Sep 26, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    Retiring commissioner Bud Selig will be honored by the Brewers with a ceremony in which the club will retire No. 1.

  5. B.J. Upton claims Braves’ single-season strikeouts record

    Sep 26, 2014, 8:16 PM EST

    B.J. Upton

    B.J. Upton claimed an ignominious Braves record with a second-inning strikeout on Friday night.

  6. Phillies will stretch Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez out as a starter in spring training

    Sep 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

    Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will get an opportunity to start, at least in spring training next year.

  7. Nationals lock up home field advantage through the NLCS

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Doug Fister

    The Nationals shut out the Marlins on Friday afternoon, clinching the best record in the National League which will give them home field advantage through the NLCS.

  8. Walt Jocketty signs multi-year contract to remain with the Reds

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:35 PM EST

    Bryan Price, Walt Jocketty

    The Reds have underwhelmed under Walt Jocketty, but the Reds signed him to a multi-year deal to keep him around through at least 2016.

  9. Charlie Morton out 6-8 months after undergoing surgery to repair his labrum

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Charlie Morton Getty

    Charlie Morton had surgery on his labrum, which will keep him sidelined for the next six to eight months.

  10. Video: Josh Donaldson crushes walk-off homer as Athletics down the Phillies

    Sep 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson gave the Athletics a spark when he delivered a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning against the Phillies on Sunday.

  11. Neal Huntington intends to keep Russell Martin in a Pirates uniform

    Sep 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

    Russell Martin

    It seems soon-to-be free agent Russell Martin is on his way to a big payday in the off-season, but Pirates GM Neal Huntington still intends to keep the catcher in a Pirates uniform.

  12. Joe Maddon on league-wide drop in offense: “The hitter’s at a total disadvantage right now”

    Sep 21, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

    Joe Maddon

    Joe Maddon’s Rays are just one piece of the puzzle that has been the MLB-wide drop in offense over the last five years.

  13. Jurickson Profar won’t play in the Arizona Fall League due to shoulder soreness

    Sep 21, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

    Jurickson Profar

    More bad news for the snakebitten Rangers: Jurickson Profar won’t play in the Arizona Fall League due to lingering soreness in his right shoulder.

  14. Marcus Stroman’s six-game suspension reduced to five games

    Sep 21, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman’s suspension for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head has been reduced from six to five games.

  15. Corey Kluber struck out 14 batters in a second consecutive start

    Sep 21, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Corey Kluber

    Corey Kluber is a pretty good pitcher. He became the first pitcher since Randy Johnson in 2004 to strike out 14+ batters in back-to-back starts.

  16. Mets sweep Braves, eliminate them from playoff contention

    Sep 21, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Phil Gosselin, Andrelton Simmons

    It’s official: the Braves will not be playing post-season baseball in 2014.

  17. Video: Umpires review, uphold Nick Franklin homer that hit the “C” ring at Tropicana Field

    Sep 20, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Nick Franklin

    Nick Franklin hit the “C” ring catwalk at Tropicana Field with a deep fly ball to right field, which was initially ruled a home run. Replay review confirmed the ruling.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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