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  1. Matt Holliday pads Cardinals’ lead with solo homer

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:58 PM EST

    Matt Holliday

    David Ross gave the Braves an early 2-0 lead with a two-run homer, but the Cardinals have scored four unanswered to go up 4-2 as we go into the top of the seventh. Chipper Jones committed a throwing error in the top of the fourth inning which opened the door for the Cardinals to score…

  2. Matt Kemp undergoes shoulder surgery

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

    Matt Kemp Getty

    The Dodgers announced this afternoon that Matt Kemp underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder today. The surgery was performed by Dr. ElAttrache and involved repair of a tear in his labrum and some minor debridement of the rotator cuff. He will begin physical therapy in 7-10 days and is expected to begin swinging a…

  3. Clayton Kershaw will not require hip surgery

    Oct 4, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Matt Kemp is set to undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow, but his teammate Clayton Kershaw will have a normal offseason. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti confirmed this afternoon that Kershaw will not require surgery on his right hip. Surgery was mentioned as a possibility after Kershaw was…

  4. Madison Bumgarner to start Game 2 of NLDS against Reds

    Oct 4, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner Getty

    Hardly shocking news, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced this evening that Madison Bumgarner will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Reds on Sunday in San Francisco. Matt Cain and Johnny Cueto are set to square off in the series opener on Saturday night. Bumgarner will be opposed by Bronson Arroyo. The Reds…

  5. Mark Reynolds expected to play in Wild Card game despite sore foot

    Oct 4, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

    Mark Reynolds AP

    Mark Reynolds fouled a ball off a bone near his left big toe during yesterday’s game against the Rays. He was fearing a broken bone at first, but Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that X-rays today came back negative. Reynolds is currently dealing with soreness in the foot, but it will not be enough to…

  6. Braves lose, Nationals clinch first National League East title

    Oct 1, 2012, 10:05 PM EST

    Davey Johnson Reuters

    It didn’t happen exactly the way the Nationals would have drawn it up, but they’ll definitely take it. The Braves fell 2-1 to the Pirates tonight, ensuring the Nationals their first-ever National League East title. The news of the Braves’ loss flashed on the scoreboard at Nationals Park after the top of the ninth inning,…

  7. MLB investigating homophobic message sent from Derek Holland’s Twitter account

    Oct 1, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Getty Derek Holland

    According to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that MLB is investigating a homophobic message sent from Derek Holland‘s Twitter account to a heckler last night. The tweet, which has since been deleted, was posted during the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Angels in…

  8. Troy Tulowitzki won’t rejoin Rockies this week

    Oct 1, 2012, 8:16 PM EST

    Troy Tulowitzki Getty

    Troy Tulowitzki hasn’t played a game for the Rockies since May 30, but we heard last week that he was hoping to make his return from groin surgery for the final series of the regular season this week against the Diamondbacks. Not anymore. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki is now expected…

  9. Jason Hammel throws simulated game, could be available as soon as Saturday

    Oct 1, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Nick Markakis is still at least three weeks away from returning from thumb surgery, but the Orioles could get one of their best starting pitchers back as soon as this weekend. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Jason Hammel threw 73 pitches over five innings today during a simulated game in Sarasota, Florida. He also…

  10. Tigers hopeful Max Scherzer will start Wednesday’s season finale

    Sep 29, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Max Scherzer was skipped in the rotation this week due to a nagging shoulder issue, but he could end up playing a critical role for the Tigers before the end of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Scherzer played catch today without pain and is scheduled to long-toss tomorrow at full effort.…

  11. Ryan Howard to miss rest of season with broken toe

    Sep 29, 2012, 5:06 PM EST

    Ryan Howard Getty

    Ryan Howard‘s season ended last year when he was getting out of the batter’s box, but this year it ended in the on-deck circle. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Howard will miss the rest of the season¬†due to a broken big right toe. Howard suffered the injury Thursday when he dropped the lead pipe…

  12. Yankees squander chances in loss to Blue Jays

    Sep 29, 2012, 4:40 PM EST

    Rajai Davis AP

    The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 3-2 this afternoon at Rogers Centre in Toronto, which means the Orioles could move into a tie for first place in the American League East with a win over the Red Sox tonight. (Editor’s note:¬†Baltimore won 4-3) The Yankees had plenty of chances to blow this game open,…

  13. The velocity chart from Homer Bailey’s no-hitter is pretty nuts

    Sep 29, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Homer Bailey Getty

    Courtesy of the outstanding Brooks Baseball, here’s the velocity chart from Homer Bailey‘s no-hitter last night against the Pirates. It’s pretty bananas. Gee, think he knew he had a no-hitter going? (Hat-tip to Jack Moore of CBSSports.com and FanGraphs for bringing it to my attention)

  14. Orioles claim Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees

    Sep 29, 2012, 2:53 PM EST

    Steve Pearce Getty

    The Orioles announced this afternoon that they have claimed Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees. Pearce was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Yankees activated Brett Gardner and David Aardsma from the 60-day disabled list. This will be Pearce’s third team this season and his second stint with Baltimore. The Orioles acquired…

  15. Kevin Millwood is thinking about retirement

    Sep 29, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Kevin Millwood Getty

    Kevin Millwood pitched decently for the Mariners this this season before a sore shoulder put an early end to things this month, but the impending free agent told Greg Johns of MLB.com yesterday that he’s not sure whether he wants to come back for another season. “I’m going to go home and just relax and…

  16. Ryan Braun makes history by joining 40/30 club

    Sep 29, 2012, 1:03 PM EST

    Ryan Braun AP

    The Brewers lost 7-6 to the Astros last night and now sit five games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot with five games left to play. While the Brewers’ playoff hopes are hanging by a thread, Ryan Braun is busy making history. Braun doubled in the sixth inning last night before stealing…

  17. Terry Francona to interview for Indians’ manager job next week

    Sep 29, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    File image of Boston Red Sox manager Francona leaving the field after being ejected from the game by umpire after arguing a controversial call with officials during the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Seattle

    We heard confirmation yesterday that Terry Francona is indeed a candidate for the Indians manager job and is expected interview in the near future. Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland has the latest update on the situation. There’s some question about whether the Indians will offer Francona enough money to leave his broadcasting job…

  18. Don’t sleep on Clayton Kershaw for the NL Cy Young Award

    Sep 29, 2012, 11:20 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Some assumed that R.A. Dickey wrapped up the National League Cy Young Award when he got his 20th win Thursday against the Pirates, but Clayton Kershaw is making things interesting. Kershaw absolutely dominated the Rockies last night by striking out 10 over eight shutout innings as part of an 8-0 victory. The defending Cy Young…

  19. Behold: The slowest home run trot you’ll see this year

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Bobby Abreu hit a long home run last night against the Rockies and he took his sweet time to get around the bases. 31.56 seconds, in fact. According to Larry Granillo of Baseball Prospectus, it was the longest non-injury home run trot since he began logging them for Tater Trot Tracker in 2010. David Ortiz…

  20. Jered Weaver becomes first AL pitcher to reach 20 wins this season

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:09 AM EST

    Jered Weaver AP

    It’s silly to put much stock in pitcher wins, but it’s still noteworthy when someone gets there. Jered Weaver became the first American League pitcher to reach 20 victories this season with a 7-4 win over the Rangers last night. Most importantly, it helped the Angels keep pace with the Athletics and Orioles, who also…

  21. Robinson Cano in today’s lineup after X-rays come back negative on hand

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

    Robinson Cano Getty

    UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Cano is in today’s lineup against the Blue Jays, playing second base and batting cleanup. 9:31 AM: Nothing official from the team yet, but Meredith Marakovits of YES Network hears that X-rays were negative on Cano’s hand. However, it’s not clear whether he will…

  22. Darwin Barney loses his errorless streak in the most Cubs’ way possible

    Sep 29, 2012, 9:15 AM EST

    Darwin Barney Getty

    Darwin Barney was just three outs away last night from setting the new single-season record for consecutive errorless games at second base. It didn’t happen. Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton hit a grounder up the middle in the bottom of the eighth inning which was fielded by Barney, but he made a wild off-balance throw to…

  23. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 29, 2012, 8:51 AM EST

    Reuters Yadier Molina

    The National League playoff picture got a step closer to taking shape last night, as the Cardinals walloped the Nationals 12-2 at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are three games up on the Dodgers and five ahead of the Brewers for the second Wild Card spot with just five games to play. Edwin Jackson was hit…

  24. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Pirates

    Sep 28, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Homer Bailey AP

    UPDATE: He did it! Homer Bailey has done it. He threw a no-hitter tonight against the Pirates as part of a 1-0 win. Bailey struck out pinch-hitter Brock Holt swinging to begin the ninth before getting pinch-hitter Michael McKenry to pop out to left field for the second out. He then Alex Presley to pop…

  25. Mark Teixeira could rejoin Yankees on Monday

    Sep 28, 2012, 8:39 PM EST

    mark teixeira getty

    We heard yesterday that Mark Teixeira tested his left calf by taking some at-bats and playing an inning in a simulated game. He won’t be able to help the Yankees this weekend in Toronto, but his return isn’t far off. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York that Teixeira took six…

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