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Sat Sep 2115:29Padres fire manager Andy Green during season-ending skidEric Hosmer1BRoyalsFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesFree Agent
Manny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.Free Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andy Green was fired as manager of the San Diego Padres on Saturday morning, about 12 hours after one of their worst losses this season seemed to sum up their second-half collapse.General manager A.J. Preller said Green, in his fourth season, was fired because the team had regressed in the second half.San Diego was 45-45 at the All-Star break but has played poorly since. The Padres have lost eight of their last nine, including an ugly, mistake-filled 9-0 loss to Arizona on Friday night that dropped them to 69-85. They became the first team to change managers this season."We feel like we've got a young talented group that has a chance to be competitive," Preller told The Associated Press. "We made some progress in the earlier part of season, but as the second half went on we didn't see the team getting into a spot where we could see continual improvement."We feel like a different person in that chair has a chance to take a young, talented group into a different spot."... [More]
Sat Sep 2114:40Yankees' Boone ejected by West over balls and strikesBrett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
T.J. ZeuchFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected by crew chief Joe West in the first inning of New York's game against Toronto for arguing balls and strikes.Boone yelled from the dugout Saturday at plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after Giancarlo Stanton struck out looking against Blue Jays starter T.J. Zeuch to end the inning. West tossed Boone from third base, and Rehak — a recent call-up from Triple-A — ejected Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames.Stanton watched three called strikes near the bottom of the strike zone and then exchanged words near home plate with Rehak. As Stanton walked off, Boone shouted profanities from the dugout, prompting his ejection. He then came out and argued with West near third base during the inning break.The ejection was Boone's fifth of the season. He memorably called his players "savages" during a tirade aimed at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in July. He wasn't as lively jawing with West on Saturday.The Yankees already were peeved with West over his strike zone Friday night, when Brett Gardner argued animatedly after a called strike in the ninth. There were no ejections Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Sep 2114:29Padres fire manager Andy Green during season-ending skidManny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
Fernando Tatis Jr.Free Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have fired Andy Green in the midst of a season-ending collapse.General manager A.J. Preller announced the firing Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Padres played one of their worst games of the season in a 9-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.Green was 274-366 since being before the 2016 season.Although the Padres were rebuilding, the season started with promise after the signing of slugger Manny Machado to a $300 million contract and top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. was named to the opening day roster.San Diego was 45-45 at the All-Star break but collapsed in the second half. They've lost eight of their last nine.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Sep 2113:59Yankees' Boone ejected by West over balls and strikesBrett GardnerLFYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
T.J. ZeuchFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected by crew chief Joe West in the first inning of New York's game against Toronto for arguing balls and strikes.Boone yelled from the dugout Saturday at plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after Giancarlo Stanton struck out looking against Blue Jays starter T.J. Zeuch to end the inning. West tossed Boone from third base, and Rehak — a recent call-up from Triple-A — ejected Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames.Stanton watched three called strikes near the bottom of the strike zone and then exchanged words near home plate with Rehak. As Stanton walked off, Boone shouted profanities from the dugout, prompting his ejection. He then came out and argued with West near third base during the inning break.The ejection was Boone's fifth of the season. He memorably called his players "savages" during a tirade aimed at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in July. He wasn't as lively jawing with West on Saturday.The Yankees already were peeved with West over his strike zone Friday night, when Brett Gardner argued animatedly after a called strike in the ninth. There were no ejections Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Sep 2102:39LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling CubsPete AlonsoFree Agent
José QuintanaSPWhite SoxFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:TEXAS ONE-STEPThe Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at just the right time. Correa homered twice Friday in his second game after missing nearly a month with a sore back, and he finally looks healthy after missing 80 games total with various injuries."We can feel it," second baseman Jose Altuve said. "We're excited. We all are anxious about things right now which is normal because we want to make it happen."CENTRAL CONTROLThe NL Central-leading Cardinals are sending another red-hot pitcher to the Wrigley Field mound with a chance to ensure a series victory in their crucial four-game set against the Cubs. Right-hander Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35) is 6-1 with a 1.59 ERA in his last seven starts. That's bad news for slumping Chicago, which ... [More]
Sat Sep 2102:10Colorado-L.A. Dodgers RunsNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Chris TaylorSSMarinersFree Agent
Rockies first. Trevor Story strikes out swinging. Daniel Murphy grounds out to second base, Max Muncy to Cody Bellinger. Nolan Arenado homers to center field. Charlie Blackmon homers to right field. Ian Desmond pops out to shallow right field to Cody Bellinger.2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Rockies 2, Dodgers 0.Rockies second. Garrett Hampson singles to shallow infield. Pat Valaika strikes out swinging. Tony Wolters singles to center field. Garrett Hampson scores. Peter Lambert reaches on a fielder's choice to shallow infield. Tony Wolters out at second. Trevor Story singles to left field. Peter Lambert to second. Daniel Murphy grounds out to second base, Gavin Lux to Cody Bellinger.1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Rockies 3, Dodgers 0.Dodgers second. Cody Bellinger doubles to deep left center field. Corey Seager singles to right field. Cody Bellinger to third. Chris Taylor out on a sacrifice fly to left field to Ian Desmond. Cody Bellinger scores. Gavin Lux singles to right f... [More]
Sat Sep 2101:40Arizona-San Diego RunsNick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Christian WalkerDHOriolesFree Agent
Diamondbacks second. Christian Walker walks. Wilmer Flores singles to right field. Christian Walker to second. Adam Jones reaches on a fielder's choice to second base. Wilmer Flores to second. Christian Walker to third. Nick Ahmed flies out to shallow right field to Josh Naylor. Carson Kelly singles to left field. Adam Jones to second. Wilmer Flores scores. Christian Walker scores. Merrill Kelly strikes out swinging. Tim Locastro strikes out swinging.2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Diamondbacks 2, Padres 0.Diamondbacks eighth. Christian Walker doubles to deep left field. Wilmer Flores strikes out swinging. Adam Jones singles to left field. Christian Walker scores. Nick Ahmed hit by pitch. Adam Jones to second. Carson Kelly reaches on a fielder's choice to third base. Nick Ahmed to second. Adam Jones to third. Jake Lamb pinch-hitting for Merrill Kelly. Jake Lamb lines out to second base to Greg Garcia. Abraham Almonte pinch-hitting for Tim Locastro. Abraham Almonte walks. Carson Kelly to second. Nick Ahmed to third. Adam Jones scores. Josh Rojas doubles to deep right center field. Abraham Almonte scores. Carson Kelly scores. Nick Ahmed scores. Eduardo Escobar walks. Christian Walker walks. Eduardo Escobar to second. Josh Rojas to third. Wilmer Flores singles to right field. Christian Walker to second. Eduardo Escobar scores. Josh Rojas scores. Adam Jones flies out to center field to Manuel Margot.7 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Diamondbacks 9, Padres 0.
Sat Sep 2101:09LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling CubsPete AlonsoFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPTigersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:TEXAS ONE-STEPThe Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at just the right time. Correa homered twice Friday in his second game after missing nearly a month with a sore back, and he finally looks healthy after missing 80 games total with various injuries."We can feel it," second baseman Jose Altuve said. "We're excited. We all are anxious about things right now which is normal because we want to make it happen."CENTRAL CONTROLThe NL Central-leading Cardinals are sending another red-hot pitcher to the Wrigley Field mound with a chance to ensure a series victory in their crucial four-game set against the Cubs. Right-hander Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35) is 6-1 with a 1.59 ERA in his last seven starts. That's bad news for slumping Chicago, whi... [More]
Sat Sep 2101:00Texas-Oakland RunsSeth BrownFree Agent
Rougned OdorSSRangersFree Agent
Athletics second. Ramon Laureano singles to shallow right field. Khris Davis strikes out swinging. Sean Murphy walks. Ramon Laureano to second. Chad Pinder homers to center field. Sean Murphy scores. Ramon Laureano scores. Sheldon Neuse grounds out to first base, Ronald Guzman to Mike Minor. Marcus Semien flies out to left field to Willie Calhoun.3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Athletics 3, Rangers 0.Athletics third. Matt Chapman walks. Matt Olson grounds out to first base to Ronald Guzman. Matt Chapman to second. Mark Canha doubles to deep right field. Matt Chapman scores. Ramon Laureano pops out to shallow infield to Rougned Odor. Khris Davis flies out to center field to Delino DeShields.1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. Athletics 4, Rangers 0.Athletics fourth. Sean Murphy walks. Chad Pinder singles to left field. Sean Murphy to second. Sheldon Neuse grounds out to second base. Chad Pinder out at second. Sean Murphy to third. Marcus Semien doubles to deep left field. Sean Murph... [More]
Fri Sep 2023:50LEADING OFF: Cards baffling Cubs, Nats & Brewers in WC spotsPete AlonsoFree Agent
José QuintanaSPWhite SoxFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:CENTRAL CONTROLThe NL Central-leading Cardinals are sending another red-hot pitcher to the Wrigley Field mound with a chance to ensure a series victory in their crucial four-game set against the Cubs. Right-hander Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35) is 6-1 with a 1.59 ERA in his last seven starts. That's bad news for slumping Chicago, which has totaled nine runs while losing four straight games. St. Louis won the first two games of the series, and its starters have given up two runs in 12 innings — including eight one-run innings from emerging ace Jack Flaherty on Thursday.The Cubs are two games behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and five back of St. Louis for the NL Central lead. They will start left-hander Jose Quintana (13-8, 3.35), pitching on an extra day of rest after Chicago shuffled its rotation to let veteran Cole Hamels rest his fatigued left shoulder.The Brewers again face Pittsburgh, with right-hander Zach Davies (10-... [More]
Fri Sep 2023:30Pittsburgh-Milwaukee RunsChase AndersonSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BRoyalsFree Agent
Brewers first. Lorenzo Cain walks. Yasmani Grandal strikes out swinging. Mike Moustakas singles to left field. Lorenzo Cain scores. Ryan Braun doubles to deep right center field. Mike Moustakas to third. Keston Hiura strikes out swinging. Hernan Perez reaches on error to shortstop, advances to 2nd. Ryan Braun scores. Mike Moustakas scores. Throwing error by Kevin Newman. Manny Pina strikes out swinging.3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 left on. Brewers 3, Pirates 0.Brewers sixth. Yasmani Grandal walks. Mike Moustakas singles to left field. Yasmani Grandal to second. Ryan Braun called out on strikes. Keston Hiura singles to center field. Mike Moustakas to second. Yasmani Grandal scores. Trent Grisham pinch-hitting for Hernan Perez. Trent Grisham walks. Cory Spangenberg to second. Mike Moustakas to third. Manny Pina hit by pitch. Trent Grisham to second. Cory Spangenberg to third. Mike Moustakas scores. Orlando Arcia strikes out swinging. Ben Gamel pinch-hitting for Chase Anderson. Ben Gamel wa... [More]
Fri Sep 2023:30Boston-Tampa Bay RunsJesús Aguilar1BIndiansFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1BMarinersFree Agent
Johnny DavisFree Agent
Oliver DrakeSPOriolesFree Agent
Matt DuffySSGiantsFree Agent
Avisaíl GarcíaRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Guillermo HerediaFree Agent
Gorkys HernándezCFWhite SoxFree Agent
Brock Holt2BRed SoxFree Agent
Kevin KiermaierCFRaysFree Agent
Nate LoweFree Agent
Austin MeadowsCFPiratesFree Agent
Mitch MorelandDHRangersFree Agent
Tommy PhamDHCardinalsFree Agent
Daniel RobertsonSSAthleticsFree Agent
Joey Wendle2BIndiansFree Agent
Travis d'ArnaudCMetsFree Agent
Red sox seventh. Gorkys Hernandez strikes out swinging. Brock Holt doubles to deep left field. Mitch Moreland homers to center field. Brock Holt scores. Jackie Bradley Jr. strikes out swinging. Marco Hernandez grounds out to first base, Ji-Man Choi to Oliver Drake.2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Red sox 2, Rays 0.Rays seventh. Ji-Man Choi strikes out swinging. Travis d'Arnaud singles to center field. Jesus Aguilar pinch-hitting for Kevin Kiermaier. Jesus Aguilar walks. Travis d'Arnaud to second. Mike Brosseau pinch-hitting for Avisail Garcia. Mike Brosseau walks. Guillermo Heredia to second. Travis d'Arnaud to third. Nate Lowe pinch-hitting for Matt Duffy. Nate Lowe reaches on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Mike Brosseau out at second. Guillermo Heredia to third. Travis d'Arnaud scores. Willy Adames doubles to deep right field. Nate Lowe to third. Guillermo Heredia scores. Joey Wendle flies out to shallow center field to Jackie Bradley Jr..3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Ra... [More]
Fri Sep 2023:30Kansas City-Minnesota RunsC.J. CronCAngelsFree Agent
Nelson CruzRFOriolesFree Agent
Hunter Dozier3BRoyalsFree Agent
Mitch GarverFree Agent
Marwin GonzalezSSAstrosFree Agent
Alex GordonLFRoyalsFree Agent
Brusdar GraterolFree Agent
Nicky LopezFree Agent
Ryan McBroomFree Agent
Erick MejiaFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Jorge Polanco2BTwinsFree Agent
Eddie Rosario2BTwinsFree Agent
Miguel SanóSSTwinsFree Agent
Jonathan Schoop2BOriolesFree Agent
Jorge SolerRFCubsFree Agent
Twins first. Mitch Garver walks. Jorge Polanco doubles to deep right field. Mitch Garver to third. Nelson Cruz out on a sacrifice fly to deep center field to Erick Mejia. Jorge Polanco to third. Mitch Garver scores. Eddie Rosario pops out to Hunter Dozier. Miguel Sano triples to deep right center field. Jorge Polanco scores. Marwin Gonzalez flies out to right center field to Erick Mejia.2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Twins 2, Royals 0.Royals sixth. Jorge Soler singles to left center field. Hunter Dozier grounds out to shallow infield, Mitch Garver to C.J. Cron. Jorge Soler to second. Alex Gordon doubles to deep right field. Jorge Soler scores. Ryan McBroom called out on strikes. Erick Mejia strikes out swinging.1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Twins 2, Royals 1.Twins sixth. Jorge Polanco walks. Nelson Cruz flies out to right field to Whit Merrifield. Eddie Rosario reaches on a fielder's choice to second base. Jorge Polanco out at second. Miguel Sano walks. Eddie Rosario to sec... [More]
Fri Sep 2023:19L.A. Angels-Houston RunsJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Yordan AlvarezFree Agent
Jaime BarriaFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Alex BregmanFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Robinson ChirinosCRangersFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Aledmys DíazSSCardinalsFree Agent
David FletcherFree Agent
Brian GoodwinCFNationalsFree Agent
Michael HermosilloFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Albert Pujols1BAngelsFree Agent
Josh ReddickRFAthleticsFree Agent
Andrelton SimmonsSSBravesFree Agent
Kevan SmithCWhite SoxFree Agent
Matt ThaissFree Agent
Jared WalshFree Agent
Astros first. Jose Altuve homers to left field. Michael Brantley flies out to deep right center field to Kole Calhoun. Alex Bregman homers to left field. Yordan Alvarez singles to shallow center field. Carlos Correa homers to center field. Yordan Alvarez scores. Aledmys Diaz doubles to deep left center field. Josh Reddick singles to left center field. Aledmys Diaz scores. Robinson Chirinos strikes out on a foul tip. Jake Marisnick flies out to left center field to Michael Hermosillo.5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Astros 5, Angels 0.Angels third. Kevan Smith homers to center field. Matt Thaiss singles to shallow center field. Michael Hermosillo strikes out swinging. David Fletcher called out on strikes. Brian Goodwin strikes out swinging.1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Astros 5, Angels 1.Astros third. Yordan Alvarez grounds out to shallow infield, Jaime Barria to Jared Walsh. Carlos Correa homers to center field. Aledmys Diaz singles to center field. Josh Reddick pops out to s... [More]
Fri Sep 2022:40Chicago White Sox-Detroit RunsJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Tim AndersonFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1BTigersFree Agent
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Harold CastroFree Agent
Zack CollinsFree Agent
Travis DemeritteFree Agent
Adam EngelFree Agent
Eloy JiménezFree Agent
James McCannCTigersFree Agent
Jordy MercerSSPiratesFree Agent
Yoán MoncadaFree Agent
Daniel PalkaFree Agent
Victor ReyesFree Agent
Ronny RodríguezSSIndiansFree Agent
Yolmer SánchezSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Christin StewartFree Agent
White sox second. Eloy Jimenez triples to deep left center field. Zack Collins doubles to deep right center field. Eloy Jimenez scores. James McCann singles to left field. Zack Collins to third. Daniel Palka lines out to second base to Jordy Mercer. Adam Engel strikes out swinging. Yolmer Sanchez singles to left field. James McCann to third. Zack Collins scores. Fielding error by Christin Stewart. Tim Anderson strikes out swinging.2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 left on. White sox 2, Tigers 0.White sox third. Jose Abreu singles to third base, advances to 2nd. Throwing error by Ronny Rodriguez. Yoan Moncada homers to center field. Jose Abreu scores. Eloy Jimenez strikes out swinging. Zack Collins flies out to deep left center field to Victor Reyes. James McCann grounds out to shortstop, Jordy Mercer to Jeimer Candelario.2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 left on. White sox 4, Tigers 0.Tigers third. Travis Demeritte walks. Victor Reyes grounds out to first base to Jose Abreu. Travis Demeritte to seco... [More]
Fri Sep 2019:09Sabathia moving to bullpen as Yankees prep for playoffsJ.A. HappSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is getting set to close his career as a reliever.New York manager Aaron Boone said before Friday night's game against Toronto that Sabathia will work out of the bullpen next week as the AL East champions prepare for the playoffs.The 39-year-old lefty has pitched in relief just once in his 19-season career, going 1 1/3 innings in a deciding Game 5 loss to Detroit in the 2011 AL Division Series.Sabathia's other 583 appearances have all come as a starter. He is 5-8 in 22 starts with a 4.99 ERA this season and has dealt with knee trouble.Sabathia has said this will be his last year playing in the majors.The Yankees are still figuring out their rotation for the postseason, which begins Oct. 4 with the best-of-five Division Series. Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxson, J.A. Happ and Luis Severino are among the candidates to start.Severino came back from a lat injury and made his season debut with four shutout innings in a start Tuesday. Domingo Germán,... [More]
Fri Sep 2003:09LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Cubs try to regroupMookie BettsCFRed SoxFree Agent
Lorenzo CainCFRoyalsFree Agent
Matt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Mike FoltynewiczSPAstrosFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPPhilliesFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesFree Agent
Alec MillsFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPPiratesFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPTigersFree Agent
José QuintanaSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:POPPIN'Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A win by Atlanta or a loss by second-place Washington at Miami will seal it.At 21, Acuña will be able to take part in a champagne toast. The star outfielder with 40 home runs wasn't yet of legal age when the Braves won the division a year ago."They wouldn't let me drink because I was a minor," Acuña recalled, breaking into a big smile. "This year, it's going to be different. I'm looking forward to it."CHICAGO BLUESThe Cubs have fallen to third place in the NL Central for the first time since April, but they can fix that as they continue a four-game set against first-place St. Louis. The Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead in the opener, winning on Matt Carpenter's 10th-innin... [More]
Thu Sep 1923:59LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Cubs try to regroupMookie BettsCFRed SoxFree Agent
Lorenzo CainCFRoyalsFree Agent
Matt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Mike FoltynewiczSPAstrosFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPPhilliesFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesFree Agent
Alec MillsFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPPiratesFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPTigersFree Agent
José QuintanaSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Michael WachaSPCardinalsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:POPPIN'Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A win by Atlanta or a loss by second-place Washington at Miami will seal it.At 21, Acuña will be able to take part in a champagne toast. The star outfielder with 40 home runs wasn't yet of legal age when the Braves won the division a year ago."They wouldn't let me drink because I was a minor," Acuña recalled, breaking into a big smile. "This year, it's going to be different. I'm looking forward to it."CHICAGO BLUESThe Cubs have fallen to third place in the NL Central for the first time since April, but they can fix that as they continue a four-game set against first-place St. Louis. The Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead in the opener, winning on Matt Carpenter's 10th-inni... [More]
Thu Sep 1922:29LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Red Sox near eliminationMookie BettsCFRed SoxFree Agent
Lorenzo CainCFRoyalsFree Agent
Mike FoltynewiczSPAstrosFree Agent
Charlie MortonSPPiratesFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPTigersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:POPPIN'Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A win by Atlanta or a loss by second-place Washington at Miami will seal it.At 21, Acuña will be able to take part in a champagne toast. The star outfielder with 40 home runs wasn't yet of legal age when the Braves won the division a year ago."They wouldn't let me drink because I was a minor," Acuña recalled, breaking into a big smile. "This year, it's going to be different. I'm looking forward to it."GOING, GOING ...A year after setting a team record with 108 wins on their way to the World Series championship, Mookie Betts and the Red Sox are on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention.Boston (80-72) will be bounced with one loss in this weekend's series against Tampa B... [More]
Thu Sep 1917:39Indians' Ramírez takes 1st BP since breaking right handJason Kipnis2BIndiansFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians third baseman José Ramírez took batting practice Thursday for the first time since breaking his right hand last month and is hoping to return before the end of the regular season.Ramírez had surgery for a broken hamate bone Aug. 26, and the expected recovery window had him slated for game action in early October. The last day of the regular season is Sept. 29.Cleveland manager Terry Francona said there's no new timeline for Ramírez's return, but it was encouraging that Ramírez felt good after swinging from both sides of the plate.Ramírez is batting .254 with 20 home runs and 75 RBIs despite a sluggish start. He hit .325 with 15 homers, 47 RBIs and a 1.045 OPS in the 53 games before the surgery.The club is already without second baseman Jason Kipnis for the rest of the season, also because of a broken right hamate bone.Cleveland is four games behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central and a half-game behind Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card. The Indians trail Oakland by 2 ½ games for the top wild card.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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