2:17 PM EDT, Mon September 22, 2014
The Republican 14 hours ago

Joe Kelly throws seven innings to lead Red Sox to 3-2 win over Orioles

Heading into an off-season in which the Red Sox will need to acquire a pair of starting pitchers, they can take splice and comfort in adding Kelly's name somewhere in the rotation.
Chicago Sun-Times 15 hours ago
Retiring Paul Konerko never stopped trying to refine his craft

Retiring Paul Konerko never stopped trying to refine his craft

You’d show up on one of the first few days of spring training and find a sunny, happy, loose Paul Konerko. After a week or so, the merciless business of hitting a baseball would grab his full attention and squeeze. It would take over his being, and something like a robot, but with better focus, would emerge. That’s how Konerko would live for the next seven months. It was an all-out brawl between him and himself, one he usually won through sheer repetition. There...

W2W4: Rangers vs. Astros

The Texas Rangers start their final homestand of the 2014 season against a team that’s beaten them up all season, the Houston Astros. Here’s a preview: What’s up with the Astros? Jose Altuve leads the majors with a .345 BA and is fourth in WAR Offense at 6.56. Jake Marisnick has 19 RBIs in 45 games for Houston since his trade from Miami. Dexter Fowler has five multihit games in the past 10 games. Chris Carter has a hit in 15 of the past 19 games.
DRaysBay 5 hours ago
Rays Tank:The final road trip

Rays Tank:The final road trip

Off-day today, and then the Rays finish up the season at Boston, and at Cleveland. With this season good and over, it can be fun to mull over what could have been. For instance, Jeff Zimmerman identifies how a team could have made the playoffs composed entirely of the cheapest sort of free agent and spare part. Take note, AF. The always-interesting Wendy Thurm on the analytics of ticket sales. From Ben Lindbergh, Dellin Betances, relief aces, and a deep look at bullpen management (Wade Davis features prominently). The opposite of the relief ace is the sacrificial lamb -- the guy you...

Jimenez starting Tuesday vs. Yankees - School of Roch

NEW YORK - The Orioles' starters for the last three games of their series against the Yankees are no longer listed as TBA. Ubaldo Jimenez will take the mound Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, a game that's now going to air on ESPN. Bud Norris starts Wednesday afternoon and Kevin...
News-Herald 2 hours ago
Indians begin big final week of regular season against Royals

Indians begin big final week of regular season against Royals

The Indians are 3 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the American League wild-card race, and they have the Royals right where they want them -- Progressive Field.The Tribe begins the final week of the regular season at 6:05 p.

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MLB postseason update (includes all of the playoff tiebreakers)

Here’s the latest MLB postseason breakdown with all of the tiebreaker information. Postseason Outlook 092214.PDF

Mariners game notes: Monday at Toronto

Mariners game notes: Monday at Toronto. Courtesy of Tim Hevly, Jeff Evans, Kelly Munro, Fernando Alcala and the Mariners Baseball Information department. 09.22.14 Game Notes.pdf
Baltimore Sun 29 mins ago

Braves fire Wren; John Hart named interim GM

The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren.
MASN Sports 1 hour ago

A look at some impressive starting pitching stats - Steve Melewski

It is true about most teams most years: They'll go as far as their starting pitching will take them. The 2014 O's starters have taken this team a long way - to the club's first AL East crown in 17...

Monday (Ex-Twins excel in National League) edition: Wha' Happened?

We write this with the knowledge that hindsight is 20/20, that different circumstances led to where we are now and that scoring runs hasn’t been the Twins’ problem this season. We will even acknowledge that some of the moves the Twins made with players we are about to describe were for the right reasons — building back up a depleted minor league pitching prospect roster. All that said, my goodness, would you look at all the former Twins, most of them on offense, who are having big years. Three of the top eight hitters in the NL, in terms of batting average, are ex-Twins (Justin Morneau,...
Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago

Retiring Paul Konerko never stopped trying to refine his craft

RICK MORRISSEY: You’d show up on one of the first few days of spring training and find a sunny, happy, loose Paul Konerko.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Yankees fans tricked by Jose Bautista (WATCH)

Fans thought they were getting a baseball. But instead ...
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago
Cleveland Indians are in contention, and that is worthy of attention -- Terry Pluto

Cleveland Indians are in contention, and that is worthy of attention -- Terry Pluto

The Indians are destined to have their first back-to-back winning seasons since 2000-01.
Baltimore Sun 3 hours ago

Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles

Every Monday during the regular season, Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.

American League Player News

  • 18 Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter: 6 awesome things from New York Magazine story

  • 17 Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka

    A new era for Masahiro Tanaka — one filled with held breaths

  • 8 Corey Kluber

    Corey Kluber

    Corey Kluber strikes out 14 in second straight start; Cleveland Indians roll over Twins, 7-2

  • 5 Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly throws seven innings to lead Red Sox to 3-2 win over Orioles

  • 4 Hisashi Iwakuma

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Why is Mariners’ Iwakuma having a rough stretch? He says balance.

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