9/18/2013 | Girardi: Yankees know it's must-win time
There was plenty of talk in the clubhouse Wednesday about how every game New York plays for the remainder season is becoming a must-win affair. Manager Joe Girardi echoed those same sentiments.
9/18/2013 | Yankees rally late to gain in Wild Card pursuit
The Yankees' offense woke up in the eighth inning of Wednesday's contest against the Blue Jays, scoring four runs in the frame and holding on to snap a four-game losing skid and dropping Toronto, 4-3, at Rogers Centre. The win moved the Yankees to within 2 1/2 games of an AL Wild Card spot.
9/18/2013 | Pulse: Extra innings bring extra excitement
After a wild Wednesday when the electric tension that defines September's stretch run hit a season high, October seems a little bit closer. And while it truly is for some, the issue of playing in the postseason is anything but settled for others.
9/18/2013 | Bucs thrill students with Clemente Day visit
To say the Pirates were enthusiastically received when they visited Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5 Elementary School on Tuesday morning would be a massive understatement.
9/18/2013 | Indians encourage fans to 'show their Tribe pride'
The Indians are encouraging fans to "show their Tribe pride" on Thursday by wearing Indians gear to work and class, according to a club press release.
9/18/2013 | Talented group to hit free-agent market this offseason
The Hot Stove will be burning bright as some of game's biggest names seek new deals, including Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Curtis Granderson and Tim Lincecum.
9/18/2013 | MLB Notebook: Span sparking Nationals' late run
Since the start of Denard Span's 28-game hitting streak, the Nationals have cut their deficit in the race for the final NL Wild Card spot from 9 1/2 games to 4 1/2 games.
9/18/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 18
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/18/2013 | O.co Coliseum experiences another sewage issue
On the night of their eighth walk-off win of the season, the A's experienced their second sewage situation at O.co Coliseum. In the later innings of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Angels, a sewage issue stemming from the bathroom of the A's third-base dugout forced the team to the top steps of the dugout.
9/18/2013 | Pulse: The only thing settled is that nothing is settled
After Tuesday night's games throughout a packed Major League Baseball slate, there is just one more certainty as the Pulse of the Postseason pumps along: We still haven't seen a single clinch.
9/18/2013 | Kelly leaves game with right calf soreness
Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly exited after the fifth inning of Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Rockies with tightness in his upper right calf. Kelly said he wanted to keep pitching, but manager Mike Matheny didn't want to push his luck.
9/18/2013 | Rangers, Rays out to break Wild Card deadlock
The Rangers and Rays enter Wednesday night's game against one another in a tie for the top spot in the American League Wild Card race, and no one knows what to expect from there. One thing we do know, however, is that the Rangers need lefty Derek Holland to be the best he can be down the stretch, and the Rays need the same from rookie right-hander Chris Archer.
9/18/2013 | No fear: Washington deserves to keep job
There was this story that had a brief life Tuesday. Ron Washington, manager of the Texas Rangers, in a radio interview, supposedly said he was concerned about his job security. When this was mentioned to Washington in his pregame session with the media at Tropicana Field, the manager responded in a unique way. He crawled under his desk.
9/18/2013 | For Nationals, it ain't over til it's over
Strange things have happened in the final weeks of the regular season over the last few years. So even though the Nationals have just 11 games remaining, it really and truly ain't over til it's over.
9/16/2013 | D-backs defend turf against title-hungry Dodgers
Paul Goldschmidt's first-inning homer and a clutch relief appearance by Josh Collmenter led the D-backs to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers, whose magic number to win the NL West held at four on Monday night.
9/16/2013 | Scuffling Dodgers drop fourth straight
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up a two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning Monday night of spoiler Arizona's 2-1 win over the Dodgers, whose fourth consecutive loss left their magic number stuck at four.
9/16/2013 | Gindl's big day backs Peralta as Crew tops Cubs
Wily Peralta turned in his fourth consecutive quality start and Caleb Gindl finished a double shy of the cycle to help Milwaukee jump 3 1/2 games ahead of Chicago in the National League Central basement with a 6-1 victory on Monday.
9/16/2013 | Eyeing prize, Denver couple runs streak to 42
Thijs and Evelyn Storms have weathered their way to the top of the Beat the Streak standings after making their 42nd straight successful selection on Monday. In other words, they are closing in on the BTS mountain's apex, wherein lies the game's $5.6 million grand prize.
9/16/2013 | Ortiz's foundation holds inaugural event in Boston
David Ortiz's first charity event in Boston was held on Monday at the Four Seasons hotel, to benefit the David Ortiz Children's Fund, founded in 2006 to provide critical pediatric health care in the Dominican Republic.
9/16/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Roberts deserves playoff chance
There's an individual tale that likely won't get much national attention unless the Baltimore Orioles play deep into October.
9/16/2013 | Pulse: Lighter Monday not lacking in impact
The Pulse of the Postseason continued its steady cadence on a Monday in the Major Leagues that was a tad light on scheduled games but heavy on final-month drama.
9/16/2013 | Behind Porcello, magic number falls to seven
The Tigers lowered their magic number to seven as Rick Porcello allowed just one run and fanned 10 batters over six frames in the Tigers' 4-2 win over the Mariners on Monday night.
9/16/2013 | Parker, Cespedes return following scratches
Jarrod Parker and Yoenis Cespedes -- both late scratches in Sunday's series finale against the Rangers -- returned to the A's lineup for the first game of a three-game set against the Angels on Monday.
9/16/2013 | Cramps sideline Lowrie, who could return Tuesday
Jed Lowrie exited Sunday's series finale against the Rangers after seven innings and was held from the A's lineup on Monday with a cramp in his right hamstring.
9/16/2013 | Putz rejoins D-backs bullpen
Champing at the bit to pitch again this season after a fluke injury forced him to miss more than three weeks, J.J. Putz's frustrating wait ended Monday as the D-backs reinstated the veteran reliever from the disabled list.
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