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  1. It’s on: Game 163 between the Rangers and Rays set for tomorrow

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Kevin Pillar

    The Rangers and Rays entered today’s action — the final day of regular season action — tied for the second AL Wild Card spot and remained so at the end of the day. While the Indians secured themselves top billing in the AL Wild Card play-in game, the Rangers and Rays will have to play…

  2. Indians win, Rangers win, Rays lose as AL Wild Card intrigue grows

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Indians won their ninth consecutive game this afternoon against the Twins, moving into the first of two AL Wild Card slots. They have now won 19 of 24 games since September 3, doing anything and everything necessary to secure themselves the opportunity to advance from the Wild Card play-in game. Starter Scott Kazmir was…

  3. Scott Boras wants the first two games of the World Series played at a neutral site

    Sep 22, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Boras sulking

    In a column posted earlier today, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo wrote about the benefits of Major League Baseball shifting the first two games of the World Series to a neutral site, an idea spawned by super-agent Scott Boras. The aim is to revive interest in the World Series. Cafardo writes that the World Series…

  4. Max Scherzer successful in fifth attempt to join the 20-win club

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer, at long last, has joined the 20-win club. In his fifth attempt at the feat, the right-hander held the White Sox to three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings of work. Scherzer only struck out three, but it was besides the point as the Tigers supplied him…

  5. Rangers continue slumping with 1-0 loss to the Athletics

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

    September has not been friendly to the Rangers. They wrapped up August with a 79-56 record and a two-game lead in the AL West. Since then, they have lost 10 of 12 and now trail the Athletics by 5.5 games in the division following this afternoon’s gut-wrenching 1-0 loss. Yu Darvish started for the Rangers…

  6. Leg cramps force Yu Darvish from another start

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Houston

    Overshadowed by the Pirates beating the Rangers last night to clinch their first winning season since 1992 is that Texas ace Yu Darvish left the game with leg cramps. Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas reports that the Rangers are calling it a minor injury and for now at least Darvish is expected to make his…

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

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1: Three bombs for Juan Uribe and four driven in. What a season for the guy who, in his first two years in Dodger blue, looked lost and, frankly, over. This year he’s hitting .279/.334/.476, is playing excellent defense at third and who has been, by all accounts, a great guy in…

  8. 82 wins! Pirates clinch first winning season since 1992

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates' Byrd is congratulated by teammate Jones after he scored against the Texas Rangers during their MLB interleague game in Arlington, Texas

    Because nothing can ever be easy for the Pirates their 81st victory of the season last week was followed by four consecutive losses and tonight they matched up against Yu Darvish and the Rangers in Texas. After six scoreless innings the Pirates scraped together a run off Darvish–with midseason pickup Marlon Byrd doubling and scoring–and…

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 20, Tigers 4: Well, that was something. Eight homers in all for the Red Sox. Two from David Ortiz, who picked up his 2,000th career hit as well. Injury added to insult: Jose Iglesias left the game with shin splints. Cardinals 5, Reds 4: A sixteen inning affair in which Matt Adams homered…

  10. Yu Darvish brings no-hitter into the seventh, but loses anyway

    Aug 30, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Houston

    Rangers starter Yu Darvish brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the third time this season, but things quickly started to unravel after the right-hander began the inning with a 2-0 lead. Darvish walked Brian Dozier, then fell behind Chris Herrmann 2-0. He then threw a 91 MPH cutter over the plate, which Herrmann…

  11. Miguel Cabrera slugs 40th home run, Tigers top Royals

    Aug 18, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    miguel cabrera getty

    Max Scherzer surrendered just two runs over eight strong innings and Miguel Cabrera launched a two-run homer as the Tigers defeated the Royals 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The performance netted Scherzer his 18th win — he is now 18-1 — and the home run was Cabrera’s 40th. Scherzer fanned four Kansas City…

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

    Aug 13, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    Twins 3, Indians 0: In only his second major league start Andrew Albers spins a two-hit shutout on a mere 102 pitches. This goes with his eight shutout innings in his first start. As a person who has been writing about baseball professionally for nearly four years, I can tell you with absolute certainty and…

  13. UPDATE: Yu Darvish loses the no-hitter on a Carlos Corporan home run

    Aug 12, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Houston

    UPDATE: And just like that it’s gone. Astros catcher Carlos Corporan just hit a one-out homer to right. No doubt about. Just yanked it out of the park. We now return you to your regularly scheduled ordinary game. Well, apart from the part where Darvish does have 15 strikeouts. Which is pretty darn good. 4:19…

  14. Jose Fernandez had himself a ballgame

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Miami Marlins

    Marlins starter Jose Fernandez was staked to a 5-0 lead after three innings, but in reality, all he needed was one run given how dominant he looked against the Indians tonight. The 20-year-old Cuban struck out 14 batters over eight innings, allowing just three hits and one walk. In his previous start against the Pirates,…

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

    Aug 2, 2013, 6:18 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Giants 2, Phillies 1: A few days ago Jonathan Papelbon watched his team lose another game and said “I definitely didn’t come here for this.” Well, they didn’t show up at the ballpark yesterday expecting Papelbon to give up four singles and blow the lead. Again. Cole Hamels‘ eight shutout innings were for naught and…

  16. Yu Darvish notches his fourth 14-strikeout game of the season

    Aug 1, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish Getty

    Yu Darvish was flirting with history for a little while tonight, but he ended up notching his fourth 14-strikeout game of the season in a 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks. In a thoroughly-dominating performance, Darvish gave up just five hits and no walks over seven scoreless innings for his 10th victory of the season. He…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Rays 3, Red Sox 0: Matt Moore throws his first career shutout and it came in the first game of what, so far this year, is the Rays biggest series. Two hits allowed, one walk four strikeouts as the Rays cut a game off the Sox’ division lead, now sitting a half game back. Reds…

  18. Matt Moore replaces injured Yu Darvish on All-Star team

    Jul 11, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Matt Moore

    Yu Darvish going on the disabled list means he won’t be able to participate in the All-Star game and MLB announced that Rays left-hander Matt Moore has been chosen to replace him on the American League pitching staff. Moore finished up his first half this afternoon with 7.1 innings of three-run ball against the Twins,…

  19. Rangers place Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius muscle

    Jul 10, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    darvish getty

    From Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram comes word that the Rangers have placed right-handed starter Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list with a slight strain in his right trapezuis muscle. The Rangers are confident that the shoulder injury isn’t serious and expect Darvish to be ready for activation almost as soon as…

  20. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL & NL Cy Young

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Yesterday, we took a look at what WAR had to say as far as midseason awards winners. Now, I’m making my own choices, starting with the Cy Young Awards. First, let’s get the charts out of the way, here are the top 10 in the AL by ERA and both versions of WAR. ERA 1.…

  21. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  22. HBT Daily: Is Baltimore built for the long haul?

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    April through September? Probably. But what about October. Also: Yu Darvish is fixed. Was there anything wrong with him in the first place?

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

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Padres 2: An improbable walkoff grand slam from Jeff Mathis caps an improbable winning month from the Miami Marlins. 15-10 in June for the worst team in baseball. Not bad. Oh, and Mathis’ homer was the 3,000th in team history. Pirates 2, Brewers 1: A 14th inning walkoff win for the hottest and…

  24. John Lackey ties career high with 12 strikeouts in win

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    Turning in yet another impressive performance, John Lackey matched his career high with 12 strikeouts while pitching seven innings of two-run ball in the Red Sox’s 5-3 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. It was the third straight start in which Lackey has pitched seven innings and given up two runs. He’s turned in quality…

  25. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 23, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

    rangers getty

    With a 10-game winning streak, the Blue Jays are the hottest team in baseball. But here comes Texas. The Rangers tallied four runs on eight hits Saturday against Cardinals youngster Shelby Miller and got a promising outing from Martin Perez, winning 4-2 in the second game of a three-game set at Busch Stadium in downtown…

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