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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Athletics beat Mariners 1-0, will host AL wild-card game

The Seattle Mariners paid one more fitting tribute to Felix Hernandez before his impending departure following the 2019 season. Although it’s one he and Saturday night’s starter, Marco Gonzales, could …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Athletics clinch wild card spot, tied with Rays after loss to Seattle Mariners

The Oakland Athletics wrapped up a playoff spot before the first pitch, then missed a chance to move closer to hosting next week’s AL wild-card game when closer Liam Hendriks …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

MLB roundup: Rays beat Jays 6-2, return to playoffs for first time since 2013

The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Max Scherzer will start NL wild-card game for Nationals

The Nationals don’t know which team they’ll face in the NL wild-card game or where it will be played, but they do know this: Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max …

MLB attendance drops in boom-bust era of big winners, losers

With some teams out of contention even before their first pitch, average attendance has dropped four years in a row for the first time since the commissioner’s office started tracking …

Aaron Judge 3-peats as top MLB jersey seller; Harper second

Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season.

MLB Leading Off: A’s, Rays try to clinch, Brewers keep pushing

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

Tim Dahlberg: No sweat when it comes to funding new stadiums

The question isn’t whether taxpayers in Arlington, Texas, got hosed when they agreed to spend a half-billion dollars for a new ballpark next door to the one they spent millions …

Giants’ Bruce Bochy prepares to exit after respected career

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is beginning his final series at the helm of the team that he led to three World Series titles in a five-year span.

MLB roundup: Brewers beat Reds 5-3, extend winning streak to 7 games

Orlando Arcia doubled with the bases loaded, and the Milwaukee Brewers shook off the fizz from their playoffs-clinching celebration to close on the NL Central lead Thursday, beating the Cincinnati …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Felix Hernandez and his faithful fans share an emotional goodbye in Mariners’ 3-1 defeat against Athletics

On a night when it supposed to be about him, Felix Hernandez, of course, made it about them.

Manager Clint Hurdle hopes to return to Pirates in 2020

Clint Hurdle hopes to return for what would be his 10th season as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager in 2020.

Hal Steinbrenner: Yankees never gave up through injury adversity

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner thinks manager Aaron Boone has New York ready for the postseason after an unprecedented run of injuries.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

And this one belongs to Marty: Brennaman calls final game

And this one belongs to Marty Brennaman. Tears and all. With fans applauding his every mention, the Hall of Fame broadcaster called his final Cincinnati Reds game Thursday, ending a …

MLB Leading Off: Felix Hernandez farewell, Marty Brennaman calls it a day

A look at what’s happening around the majors today

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

MLB roundup: Brewers clinch playoff spot; Twins win AL Central

The Milwaukee Brewers wrapped up their second straight postseason appearance Wednesday night, with Ryan Braun’s grand slam sparking a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that also tightened the NL …

Houston’s Zack Greinke takes no-hitter into ninth inning against Mariners

Zack Greinke came within two outs of pitching the third no-hitter by the Houston Astros this year, losing his bid on a single by Seattle rookie Austin Nola in the …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Braves shut down All-Star OF Ronald Acuna Jr. until postseason

The Braves shut down Ronald Acuna Jr. for the remainder of the regular season Wednesday after the All-Star outfielder left their series opener against the Royals with tightness in his …

Yankees pitcher Domingo German’s leave extended through World Series

Yankees pitcher Domingo German’s administrative leave under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy has been extended through the World Series.

Cubs’ Theo Epstein says he is not eyeing return to Red Sox

Theo Epstein says he has no plans of returning to the Boston Red Sox. Speculation in Boston has centered on Epstein possibly replacing Dave Dombrowski, who was fired Sept. 8 …

Royals’ Adalberto Mondesi to undergo surgery on injured left shoulder

Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi will have surgery to repair the left shoulder he injured over the weekend, though the club hopes its budding star will be ready by opening day …

J.T. Realmuto’s season ends due to right knee injury

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will miss the remainder of the season with a right knee injury.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Twins’ Sam Dyson out for season after shoulder surgery

Minnesota reliever Sam Dyson had surgery on his shoulder, ending the right-hander’s season and potentially putting 2020 in jeopardy as well.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

No bond for Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez in child sex case

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been ordered held without bond following his arrest on multiple felony charges including sexual assault of a minor.

King Felix set for what is likely final start with Mariners

He arrived as a scraggly teenager with an ill-fitting uniform and curly hair billowing out from underneath his often crooked cap. He’ll leave as one of the finest players to …

MLB Leading Off: Brewers, Twins on brink of some bubbly

A look at what’s happening around the majors today.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Astros, behind Gerrit Cole, beat Mariners for 17th time in 18 tries this season, 3-0

Houston righty, 4-0 against Seattle this season, has allowed just 12 hits and struck out a whopping 50 in 28 innings in those four starts.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

MLB roundup: Trea Turner’s slam helps Nationals sweep Phillies, clinch wild card

Trea Turner’s go-ahead grand slam lifted Washington to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for a doubleheader sweep Tuesday that helped the Nationals clinch an NL wild card, capping …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Whiff! MLB sets strikeout record for 12th straight season

Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season. Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the …

Ned Yost stayed with Royals through toughest rebuilding years

After leading the Royals to their first World Series title in 30 years, Ned Yost wanted to stay through rebuilding. He assessed the team during the All-Star break, then told …