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Minnesota Twins fire manager Paul Molitor after 78-84 finish

The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Walker Buehler, Dodgers top Rockies for sixth straight N.L. West title

What a day for Walker Buehler. The rookie with the preternatural calm pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record sixth consecutive National League West title. Buehler tossed one-hit ball …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Brewers beat Cubs 3-1 for N.L. Central title

Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, Christian Yelich collected three more hits and the Milwaukee Brewers took their first N.L. Central title since 2011 by …


MLB leaders: Mookie Betts wins A.L. batting title

NEW YORK – In a season of haves and have nots, Christian Yelich’s quest to become the National League’s first Triple Crown winner since 1937 will extend to a 163rd …


One and not done: Brewers-Cubs, Rockies-Dodgers in tiebreakers

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. October baseball is about to begin with Game …


Mike Scioscia bids farewell as Los Angeles Angels manager after 19 years

Mike Scioscia started out smiling in front of the crowded room. It wasn’t long, though, before tears glistened in his hazel eyes. He stepped down as manager of the Los …


MLB Capsules: Dodgers clinch playoff berth with 10-6 win against Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseball’s final playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the N.L. West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Rangers break through in seventh, beat Mariners 2-0

First baseman Ronald Guzman broke a tie with an RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the …


CC Sabathia ejected for hitting batter, misses $500K bonus mark

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was ejected for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing an inside pitch at Austin Romine, possibly costing …


MLB strikeouts set record for 11th straight year

Major League Baseball has set a strikeouts record for the 11th consecutive year – and with four days to spare. There were 40,196 strikeouts through Wednesday, topping last year’s 40,104. …


Addison Russell out for rest of regular season during MLB inquiry

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell will sit out the rest of the regular season while Major League Baseball investigates domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. MLB and the players’ association …


Astros-Orioles MLB’s 54th postponement of year, most since 1989

The opener of a season-ending, four-game series between the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain. The game will be made up Saturday as part of a …


Shohei Ohtani still slugging in the final days of a remarkable year

Shohei Ohtani is still slugging away for the Los Angeles Angels in the final days of his remarkable season with the Los Angeles Angels. The two-way rookie will have Tommy …


Oakland clobbers Mariners in Felix Hernandez’s final start of season

The final start of 2018 for Felix Hernandez had all the familiar feelings of his season as a whole – mixed emotions as varied as his results.



UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Braves SS Dansby Swanson has torn hand ligament, playoff status unclear

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has a partially torn ligament in his left hand and it’s unclear if he will be available in the postseason for the NL East champions. …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will not return next season.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will not return next season. The 56-year-old has one season left in a two-year extension he received in April 2017. Gibbons is 791-787 in 11 …


Mariners rally in 11th, end A’s chances at A.L. West title with 10-8 victory

Mariners rally past Oakland with two-run homer by Chris Hermann in the 11th inning. The 10-8 victory gave Houston the A.L. West division title.


MLB roundup: Colorado Rockies take over 2nd wild card spot; Brewers get closer to Cubs

David Dahl homered for a second straight night, a three-run shot in the third, and the Colorado Rockies vaulted into the final NL wild-card spot by beating the Philadelphia Phillies …


Mariners will give Marco Gonzales one more start, still deciding on James Paxton

Marco Gonzales prodded enough to get the Seattle Mariners to commit to starting him one more time before the season ends on Sunday.


MLB roundup: Another Yankee bites the dust in win over Rays

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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

MLB capsules: A’s wait; Phils, Pirates, D-Backs out; Gregorius hurt

Oakland will have to take its bubbly on the road. Kyle Gibson allowed one run over 7


Out of Right Field: Placing the blame on another playoff-less Seattle Mariners season

We come not to praise the Mariners, but to bury them. Again.


Atlanta Braves clinch N.L. East; N.Y. Yankees claim A.L. wild card spot

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first N.L. East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Mariners eliminated from playoff race despite 13-0 rout of Rangers

Robinson Cano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning while Marco Gonzales allowed one hit over six innings but the Seattle Mariners were eliminated from …


Yankees clinch wild card with 3-2, 11-inning win over Orioles

The Yankees are back in the postseason, though not the way they wanted. Aaron Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning, and New York clinched an A.L. …


Atlanta Braves clinch first N.L. East crown since 2013

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first N.L. East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

MLB capsules: Houston Astros clinch postseason berth

Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Adrian Beltre shines as Rangers top Mariners 8-3 in rain-shortened game

Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with a season-high five RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Friday night in a …


Texas Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister after consecutive losing seasons

The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following A.L. West titles in each of his …