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MLB roundup: Yankees top Red Sox 3-2, deny Boston a division clincher

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York’s third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday.

Marwin Gonzalez’s homer helps Astros down Mariners 7-0

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Houston, which eliminated the Mariners from contention for the AL West title with the victory, entered the day four games ahead of Oakland atop the division standings. The Athletics played later against the Angels.

Angels upend Mariners on Kole Calhoun’s home run

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer and Justin Upton homered in his third straight game as the Los Angeles Angels avoided a four-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Dee Gordon helps Mariners subdue Angels for 5-0 victory

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

By multiple measures – statistics, performance and comfort – the 2018 season has been anything but normal for Dee Gordon. His batting average has fallen to around .260-270, his on-base percentage is below .300, he’s been playing hurt for most of the season while never being quite sure which position will be next to his name on the lineup card.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo dressed and ready to go on team flight

Unusual scheduling spawned even more atypical travel attire for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The three-time All-Star wore a uniform, complete with a blue jersey and gray pants, on the Cubs’ early Thursday morning flight for a makeup game against the Washington Nationals, then arrived in the clubhouse with the same outfit.

Mets’ David Wright set to play on Sept. 29

New York Mets captain David Wright will return for the team’s final homestand and make what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer.

Padres get better of Edwin Diaz in 9th, beat Mariners 2-1

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Wil Myers lined an RBI double off major league saves leader Edwin Diaz with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Seattle Mariners 2-1. Diaz entered with the game tied at 1 and struggled without having a chance at his 55th save. Diaz gave up singles to Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer leading off the inning. After a strikeout of Franmil Reyes, Myers jumped on the first pitch and pulled it into the left field corner.

Hisashi Iwakuma ends his tenure with the Mariners and his time in Major League Baseball

While his teammates – all of them likely unaware of his decision – conversed/yelled in the Mariners’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game at loud decibels to overcome the blaring music already playing, Hisashi Iwakuma stood quietly at his locker with his translator Antony Suzuki ready to discuss the end of his time with the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball.