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  1. Who to root for in the postseason — American League

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    If your team is eliminated, what do you do? Let us help.

  2. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Tigers celebrate

    All good things must come to an end.

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    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.

  5. Rusney Castillo hit his first career homer last night

    Sep 26, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Rusney Castillo

    It’s been a crappy year for the Red Sox, but it ends with at least a bit of a glimpse of what the future holds.

  6. Video: Garin Cecchini slugs his first MLB homer

    Sep 24, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Watch as Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini takes Rays starter Jake Odorizzi deep to right field in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday for the first home run of his major league career …

  7. Desmond Jennings won’t return to play the final week

    Sep 22, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Desmond Jennings

    He finishes the season hitting .244 with 10 homers, 15 steals, and a .697 OPS in 123 games, falling back to his 2012 production after posting a .748 OPS last season.

  8. Derek Jeter snaps 0-for-28 slump

    Sep 17, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    His worst career slump remains 0-for-32 in 2004.

  9. Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon at odds after Jeter was hit by a pitch last night

    Sep 17, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    Joe Girardi

    Rays pitchers have hit Yankees batters five times in the past week. Joe Girardi is sick of it.

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Celebrate

    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  11. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 16, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT

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    The Angels clinch a playoff spot. The Nats and Orioles pull to within one game of clinching their divisions.

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 15, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT

    Orioles celebrate

    Against all odds, the Orioles are poised to clinch their first AL East title in seventeen years.

  14. Chase Headley cleared to play after being hit in the face by a pitch

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Chase Headley has been cleared to play after being hit in the jaw by a Jake McGee pitch last night.

  15. Plunked on the elbow last night, Derek Jeter is out of the Yankees’ lineup today

    Sep 12, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    “He’s sore … he was pretty sore last night, so I’m not sure what we’ll have.”

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Chris Young

    On a somewhat ugly night in Major League Baseball Chris Young plays the hero.

  17. Jake McGee hits Chase Headley in mouth with pitch before giving up walk-off homer to Chris Young

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Headley was hit in the mouth by a 98 mph fastball from Jake McGee and will undergo X-rays on his jaw.

  18. Chris Young breaks up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning

    Sep 11, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Alex Cobb went 7 1/3 innings Thursday before allowing his first hit against the Yankees.

  19. One day in, the new “clarification” on the collision rule seems to have already been messed up

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Drew slide

    We’re still, apparently, in The Land of Murky when it comes to plays at the plate.

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  21. Matt Moore throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays left-hander Matt Moore played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in April. Moore made around 25 throws from a distance of 50 feet, and Topkin says the 25-year-old had a “big smile on his face” after the successful workout.

  22. Rays shut down Drew Smyly at 153 innings

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.

  23. Baseball America names Kris Bryant minor league player of the year

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Bryant, who was selected second overall in last year’s draft out of the University of San Diego, hit .325 with a 1.098 OPS and minor league-leading 43 homers in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 22.

  24. The Orioles generously helped David DeJesus with an inside-the-park home run

    Sep 7, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    David DeJesus was the recipient of a gift inside-the-park home run thanks to two Orioles outfielders in Sunday’s 11-inning loss.

  25. Dustin Pedroia making progress from concussion, expected to return Friday

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Dustin Pedroia suffered a concussion last Saturday when he took a forearm to the head in a collision with Rays infielder Logan Forsythe at second base.

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