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One way the Dodgers are better built for October than the Astros -- and everyone else [18 Sep 2019|10:08am]
In the playoffs, fastballs get faster. And no one crushes the fastest fastballs like Los Angeles. Could that superpower be the difference this fall?
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Yankees clinch AL East for first time since 2012 [19 Sep 2019|09:15pm]
The Yankees beat the Angels on Thursday to clinch their first AL East title since 2012. The win also clinched New York's second straight 100-win season.
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Yankees' German put on leave under DV policy [19 Sep 2019|01:48pm]
Yankees pitcher Domingo German was placed on administrative leave Thursday under the MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy.
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Source: Marlins giving Mattingly 2-year extension [19 Sep 2019|11:03pm]
Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension with the rebuilding Miami Marlins, a source told ESPN, confirming an El Extrabase report. A source told ESPN's Jeff Passan the extension, which will be announced Friday, is for two years.
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Acuna 3rd player to hit 40 HRs at 21 or younger [19 Sep 2019|02:23pm]
Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season at 21 years old or younger.
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Dodgers add 2 businessmen to ownership group [19 Sep 2019|09:16pm]
The Dodgers' ownership group is expanding with the addition of businessmen Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky, described as lifelong fans of the team.
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Wait, the Indians went 18-1 against the Tigers? Inside the historic, season-long domination [19 Sep 2019|08:39pm]
No team in the division era had defeated a single opponent 18 times in one year until Cleveland finished its latest thumping of Detroit. Here's how the record-setting disparity unfolded.
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OSU Heisman winner 'Hopalong' Cassady dies [20 Sep 2019|06:36am]
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner who was once described by legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes as "the most inspirational player I've ever seen," has died at the age of 85.
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MLB Weekend Watch: Blockbuster matchups will rock the playoff races [19 Sep 2019|11:43am]
Just 10 days are left in the regular season, but five playoff spots are up for grabs. We look at the factors that will decide who's in and who's out of the October hunt.
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Even Anthony Rizzo's magic can't save these Cubs [20 Sep 2019|01:00am]
The unexpected return of the heart and soul of Chicago's lineup could have provided a needed spark. But, once again, the Cubs fell flat as their playoff hopes begin to slip away.
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Cole 18th in MLB history with 300 K's in season [18 Sep 2019|10:04pm]
Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning Wednesday night for his 300th strikeout of the season. He's the 18th major leaguer since 1900 to strike out at least 300 in a season.
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Vazquez told police of attempted sex with minor [18 Sep 2019|01:10pm]
According to a criminal complaint released by Pennsylvania State Police, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez admitted that he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
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Sources: Skaggs' death subject of DEA probe [18 Sep 2019|07:36pm]
The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating where Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his July 1 death in Southlake, Texas, sources with knowledge of the investigation told Outside the Lines.
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Stanton doubles in return; Yanks fail to clinch [18 Sep 2019|02:50pm]
Giancarlo Stanton, who had been out since June 25 with a knee injury, went 1-for-3 with a double in his return, but New York fell 3-2 to the Angels and must wait at least another day to clinch the AL East.
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The biggest surprises and disappointments of the 2019 MLB season [18 Sep 2019|09:02pm]
We knew the Yankees would hit a lot of home runs, but not DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela. The Phillies spent big but didn't cash in. Here are the top overachievers and the worst flops.
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Sanchez recovery to extend into '20, Astros say [18 Sep 2019|06:32pm]
Astros manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday that Aaron Sanchez's recovery from shoulder surgery likely will extend into next season.
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'I love it here, but it's still a business': Mookie Betts' future looms large in Boston [13 Sep 2019|09:54am]
Boston's title defense is over and its front office is in flux. And with their biggest star approaching his walk year, the Red Sox have a ton of work to do this winter and beyond.
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Cardinals-Cubs with a division title on the line: Breaking down the high-stakes showdown [18 Sep 2019|10:24am]
It doesn't get much better than two of baseball's bitter rivals squaring off with a playoff spot up for grabs. We look at the matchup from both sides.
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Severino's sizzling return shakes up Yankees' postseason picture [18 Sep 2019|12:24am]
Showing off ace-level stuff, Luis Severino just made himself a major factor in the Bombers' October outlook.
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In an age of superteams, Oakland A's built a winner without tanking [17 Sep 2019|10:58pm]
Without a full rebuild or a big budget, the A's are in the postseason picture again. Almost two decades after Moneyball, how do they keep doing it?
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