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LEADING OFF: Harper back for Nats? Red Sox, Cubs…

LEADING OFF: Harper back for Nationals? Red Sox, Cubs close in on division crowns

Martinez's clutch hit secures top wild card for…

J.D. Martinez lined a two-out RBI single to deep left field with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 to clinch the top wild card in the National League

Dan Straily: We gave it everything we had today

Miami Marlins right-hander Dan Straily discusses his start Sunday evening and says the team left it all on the field but just got beat by the Diamondbacks.

Don Mattingly: Dan Straily threw a good game today

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down Sunday's loss and discusses the strong start from right-hander Dan Straily.

Valbuena helps Angels end skid with 7-5 win over Astros

Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Justin Upton tacked on an insurance run with a solo homer in the eighth, helping the Los Angeles Angels snap a six-game skid with a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros

Oakland's Maxwell kneels during anthem for 2nd…

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell pressed a hand to his heart and took to a knee for the national anthem for the second straight day, part of the protest movement that has been criticized by President Donald Trump

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Kershaw wins 18th, Grandal powers Dodgers past…

Clayton Kershaw became the first 18-game winner in the majors, pitching eight stingy innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 3-1

Pool party! D-backs celebrate return to playoffs

The D-backs celebrate their return to playoffs in Chase Field pool.

J.D. Martinez: This is just the beginning

J.D. Martinez after delivering the winning hit in Sunday's postseason-clinching victory.

Twins top Tigers 10-4 for 4-game sweep, close on wild card

Jorge Polanco and Eduardo Escobar homered, and Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 to complete a four-game sweep that moved the Twins closer to securing a wild-card berth in the playoffs

Bautista has 2 hits in home finale, Blue Jays…

Jose Bautista had two hits and a walk in what was likely his final home game with the Toronto Blue Jays, leaving to a standing ovation during the ninth inning of a 9-5 win over the New York Yankees

LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will…

LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?

Brewers Final Pitch: Previewing crucial series vs…

We preview the Brewers' upcoming series against the Cincinnati Reds

Kevin Cash: I don't think Archer had good command…

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash breaks down Sunday's loss to the Orioles and examines the start from right-hander Chris Archer.

Rockies beat Padres 8-4, open 2-game lead for last wild card

Gerardo Parra hit a tiebreaking single in a two-run third inning, Pat Valaika and Charlie Blackmon hit consecutive home runs in the ninth and the Colorado Rockies beat San Diego 8-4 to open a two-game lead over Milwaukee for the second NL wild card

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Mets ace Syndergaard returns, goes 1 shutout…

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard tossed one scoreless inning against Washington, throwing just five pitches in his first major league game since partially tearing his right lat muscle on April 30

Yankees clinch postseason berth by beating Blue…

The New York Yankees returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, clinching no worse than a wild card as Greg Bird's three-run homer led them over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1

Oh: 'None of the fastballs or offspeed pitches…

Seung Hwan Oh served up a two-run homer to the Pirates on Sunday, further complicating an already frustrating season for the Cardinals reliever.

Matheny: 'We have to play good baseball...until…

Mike Matheny and the Cardinals have a difficult hill to climb into the playoffs, but they're not giving up.

Davis slugs 41st, Cotton goes 5 strong as A's top Texas 8-1

Khris Davis hit another big home run, Jharel Cotton pitched five shutout innings of one-hit ball and the Oakland Athletics extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with an 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers

Tigers' Alex Wilson breaks leg on Mauer line drive

Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson broke his right fibula when hit by a 103.8 mph line drive off the bat of Minnesota's Joe Mauer

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of…

Jeff Conine, Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, Jack McKeon part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale to Derek Jeter's investment group

Dan Straily looks to lift Marlins to series win…

The Miami Marlins send Dan Straily to the mound Sunday as they finish off their three-game set against the Diamondbacks.

Chris Archer, Rays try to keep playoff hopes…

The Tampa Bay Rays have right-hander Chris Archer on the mound Sunday as they finish up against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Scherzer, Nationals edge Mets 3-2 to clinch NLDS home field

Max Scherzer struck out 10 and outpitched Jacob deGrom in a matchup of aces, and the Washington Nationals edged the New York Mets 3-2 to clinch home-field advantage in the NL Division Series

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after…

Puerto Rican major league players look for ways to help with recovery from Hurricane Maria while anxiously awaiting word from family and friends back home

Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL…

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West title, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 as Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th home run