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

    Sep 26, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

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

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

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

  3. Nationals lock up home field advantage through the NLCS

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Charlie Morton Getty

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

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

    Sep 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 21, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 21, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 21, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Marcus Stroman

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

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

    Sep 21, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    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.

  12. Mets sweep Braves, eliminate them from playoff contention

    Sep 21, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Phil Gosselin, Andrelton Simmons

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

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Jamey Wright

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

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

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

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Jason Kipnis

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

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

    Sep 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 19, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 19, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 19, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 19, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 19, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    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.

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