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  1. NL Wild Card all tied up after Braves lose, Cardinals win

    Sep 27, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves led the Wild Card by 10 1/2 games on the morning of August 26, but after a 7-1 loss to the Phillies earlier this evening and the Cardinals’ 13-6 win over the Astros just moments ago, we’ll head into the final day of the season all tied up. The Braves appeared as lifeless…

  2. Grady Sizemore to get second opinion on right knee

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

    Grady Sizemore was shut down for the rest of the season over the weekend. And while the Indians initially described the decision as a precautionary measure, today’s update from team trainer Lonnie Soloff is somewhat concerning. According to the Associated Press, Sizemore will have his right knee examined by Dr. Richard Steadman on Monday in Colorado.…

  3. Russell Martin must really hate the Red Sox

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Russell Martin hits a single to center in game against the Twins in Minneapolis

    If the Rays make the postseason, they might want to send a thank you note to Russell Martin. The Yankees just took a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the top of the sixth inning behind an RBI double by Nick Swisher, but it could have been a lot worse. They had the bases juiced…

  4. Reds “optimistic” about working out new contract with closer Francisco Cordero

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    The Reds appear to be making quick progress in contract talks with closer Francisco Cordero. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon that he is “optimistic” the two sides will be able to work out a new deal in lieu of Cordero’s $12 million club option for 2012.…

  5. Brewers to start Yovani Gallardo in Game 1 of NLDS

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Yovani Gallardo

    The Brewers still don’t know who they’ll be playing in the NLDS, but they have settled on their Game 1 starter. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke confirmed this afternoon that Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener. Gallardo was scratched from Wednesday’s scheduled start, but threw a couple…

  6. Report: Marlins, Omar Infante agree to two-year contract extension

    Sep 27, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v New York Mets

    The Marlins might be busy working on a deal to hire Ozzie Guillen as their new manager, but they also set aside some time to work out a new contract with one of their current players. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins and Omar Infante have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Exact…

  7. AL Wild Card all tied up after Red Sox lose, Rays win

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT

    Ellsbury of the Red Sox falls to the ground after slamming into the fence on a ball hit by Andino of the Orioles in Baltimore

    Let chaos reign. The Rays beat the Yankees 5-2 tonight while the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 6-3. And so, after 160 games, we have a flat-footed tie in the American League Wild Card race. The Red Sox had their best starter on the mound tonight in the form of Josh Beckett, but he was…

  8. UPDATE: Ozzie Guillen released from contract with White Sox, expected to join Marlins

    Sep 26, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    Oh boy. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Ozzie Guillen is managing his last game with the White Sox tonight. Oh, but that’s not all. He has been told by multiple sources that the White Sox are “in the final stages” of completing a deal to send him to the Marlins. Of course,…

  9. Mark Trumbo done for season due to broken bone in foot

    Sep 26, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Mark Trumbo‘s surprising rookie season has come to an unfortunate end. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trumbo will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. He has actually played with the injury for about a month and a half, but…

  10. Carlos Guillen likely unavailable for ALDS due to calf injury

    Sep 26, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers Carlos Guillen heads for first base after being walked by Oakland Athletics pitcher Fautino De Los Santos during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit, Michigan

    Carlos Guillen hasn’t played since straining his right calf while getting in position to field a ground ball back on September 18. While the veteran infielder hasn’t been ruled out for the entire postseason, Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Eric Lacy of the Detroit News today that it is unlikely he will be ready for the…

  11. Felix Hernandez suffers bruised right forearm after being hit by comebacker

    Sep 24, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Well, this isn’t exactly what Felix Hernandez had in mind for his final start of the season. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Hernandez suffered a bruised right forearm this afternoon against the Rangers when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Michael Young. King Felix looked to be considerable pain as he…

  12. Carlos Marmol blows save, gives Cardinals new life in Wild Card race

    Sep 24, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Cardinals really need to take Carlos Marmol out for a steak dinner. After being held scoreless over the first eight innings this afternoon, the Cardinals were handed two runs in the bottom of the ninth as part of a dramatic 2-1 win over the Cubs. In another one of his trademark implosions, Marmol walked…

  13. Giants haven’t ruled out eventual position change for Buster Posey

    Sep 24, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    posey catching

    Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Buster Posey will indeed be the Giants’ everyday catcher next season. But beyond that? It’s hard to say. Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged yesterday that there was some internal debate about whether Posey would be better off at a position like first base, where he…

  14. Terry Francona shakes up lineup for today’s game against Yankees

    Sep 24, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    This won’t be some magic elixir for the troubled Red Sox pitching staff, but Terry Francona has put together a new-look lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Yankees. Here’s the lineup card, courtesy of the Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham: Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Gonzalez 1B Aviles 3B Scutaro SS Reddick…

  15. Nationals, Chien-Ming Wang in talks for contract extension

    Sep 24, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Wang throws during MLB National League baseball game against the Mets in Washington

    The Nationals were very patient while Chien-Ming Wang rehabbed from shoulder surgery. And now that he’s back in the big leagues, it appears they are working to keep him in the fold for 2012. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wang’s agent Alan Nero said the two sides are in the “preliminary stages” of negotiations…

  16. Kris Medlen back with Braves following Tommy John surgery

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Kris Medlen AP 2

    The Braves have a new weapon for their bullpen just in time for the postseason. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves have activated right-hander Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list. Medlen hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August. It looked like he was done…

  17. Matt Holliday back in Cardinals’ starting lineup this afternoon

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers

    The Cardinals’ playoff chances are quickly fading, but Matt Holliday is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Cubs. However, while Holliday has primarily batted fourth this season, he’ll bat fifth today against right-hander Rodrigo Lopez. Lance Berkman, who is batting .389 this month and holds an 11-game hitting streak, will stay in…

  18. Lucas Duda likely to miss rest of season with possible concussion

    Sep 24, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    Lucas Duda

    Bad news for one of the most productive rookies in the National League. Lucas Duda crashed into the right field wall while trying to track down a fly ball hit by Albert Pujols during Wednesday’s game. While it looked like a fairly innocuous play at the time, the rookie outfielder left the game with dizziness…

  19. Report: Ruling close on $1 billion lawsuit against the Wilpons and Saul Katz

    Sep 24, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    CORRECTION Mets Sale Baseball

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff is expected to issue a ruling as soon as Monday on whether to toss all or part of a $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets. Trustee Irving Picard is suing the Wilpons and Saul Katz in an attempt…

  20. Report: MLB likely to add Wild Card, implement one-game playoff

    Sep 24, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Bud Selig

    The MLB playoff system is about to get an overhaul. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that with negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement moving at a fast pace, the two sides have “all but agreed” to add one Wild Card team in each league. Under this scenario, one-game playoffs will be held…

  21. Braves top Nationals, extend Wild Card lead to three games

    Sep 24, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    The Braves aren’t out of the woods yet, but they are inching closer to winning the NL Wild Card. Behind a three-run first inning against Stephen Strasburg, the Braves topped the Nationals 7-4 last night. The Cardinals lost to the Cubs 5-1, so the Braves now lead the National League Wild Card by three games…

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 24, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Ryan Braun had himself a pretty good night last night, but Matt Kemp is still going strong. Bolstering his case for National League MVP, Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in last night’s 2-0 win over the Padres. The home run was his 37th of the season, tying him with Albert Pujols for…

  23. Rangers repeat as American League West champs

    Sep 24, 2011, 1:45 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler, Adrian Beltre

    Three teams clinch their divisions in the very same night? Now this is fun. Thanks to a win over the Mariners and a little help from the Athletics, the Rangers are American League West champions for the second straight season. They defeated the Mariners 5-3 earlier in the evening, but the ginger ale didn’t flow…

  24. Diamondbacks beat Giants, clinch National League West

    Sep 24, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I hope you’re enjoying clinch night, everyone. The Diamondbacks were already assured of at least a tie for the division crown entering tonight’s action, but they just clinched the National League West with a 3-1 win over the Giants. This is the fifth division title in their 14-year history and their first since 2007. The…

  25. Brewers clinch first division title since 1982

    Sep 23, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT

    Ryan Braunm, Prince Fielder

    The National League Central is all wrapped up, folks. In a pretty cool scene at Miller Park, the Brewers and their fans just watched the Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-1. Combined with a 4-1 win over the Marlins only moments earlier, the Brewers have clinched their first division title since they won the American League…

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