9/21/2013 | A's magic number at one after rout of Twins
The A's beat the Twins, 9-1, on Saturday at O.co Coliseum. Oakland's magic number to clinch the AL West is one.
9/21/2013 | Prospects visit Miller Park to accept awards
Brewers prospects Jason Rogers and Michael Ratterree were on hand at Miller Park on Saturday to accept Minor League awards alongside Johnny Hellweg prior to the first pitch against the Cardinals.
9/21/2013 | Hellweg to get a start in Brewers' last series
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke confirmed Saturday that rookie right-hander Johnny Hellweg will get one final start this season in the Brewers' season-ending series against the Mets in New York.
9/21/2013 | Aramis joins Segura in sitting out on Saturday
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke gave third baseman Aramis Ramirez a scheduled day off on Saturday, while All-Star shortstop Jean Segura remained out of the lineup while nursing a strained right hamstring.
9/21/2013 | Peralta learning left field in instructional league
Jhonny Peralta has started working out with the Tigers' instructional league team in Florida in anticipation of his return from suspension next weekend, taking fly balls in left field.
9/21/2013 | Iglesias reports progress, remains day to day
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias reported some progress in his bruised left hand Saturday. It isn't much, mainly being able to move the hand, but it's more than what he was able to do Friday,
9/21/2013 | Rondon, Coke injuries may affect bullpen makeup
Injured relievers Bruce Rondon and Phil Coke are scheduled to throw on Sunday. What happens with both of those pitchers could play a major factor in how Tigers manager Jim Leyland fills out his bullpen for the postseason roster.
9/21/2013 | Playoff spot unlikely for rookie Castellanos
Nick Castellanos could well end up using his September stint with the Tigers as a springboard that propels him into the big leagues next Opening Day. Cracking the roster for this postseason, however, probably isn't going to happen.
9/21/2013 | After shutdown, Kendrick considers career options
Kyle Kendrick's season is over. Now he can start thinking about his future, and whether it will be with the Phillies.
9/21/2013 | Sandberg: Hernandez has future at second base, center
Cesar Hernandez led off Saturday, starting in center field. When Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg was asked if Hernandez would be coming to Spring Training next year as a second baseman or a center fielder, he responded: "Yes."
9/21/2013 | Rays' playoff push receives big boost in short span
Here's to the Rays. Nice going, boys. You guys will remember this little 24-hour stretch for a long time. You showed impressive staying power, along with toughness and resilience and a lot of other good stuff. Now for the bad news. As satisfying as these two victories over the Orioles are, they don't actually win the Rays anything.
9/21/2013 | Ellsbury is likely to return in regular season
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury -- sidelined since Sept. 5 with a foot injury -- is still on track to return to the lineup before the last regular-season game against the Orioles on Sept. 29.
9/21/2013 | Middlebrooks makes debut as first baseman
Infielder Will Middlebrooks is an athlete, according to manager John Farrell. And with the American League East title in hand, adding defensive versatility was the choice on Saturday night with his debut at first base against the Blue Jays.
9/21/2013 | Red Sox trying to rest in push for home field
With the American League East title in hand, the Red Sox rested Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Mike Carp for Saturday night's game against the Blue Jays.
9/21/2013 | Barrett and Stites to get close look in Spring Training
D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said he expects top prospect Archie Bradley to compete for spot in the starting rotation next spring, but Bradley won't be the only prospect with a chance to make the roster. Right-handers Jake Barrett and Matt Stites also figure to get looks in the bullpen.
9/21/2013 | D-backs still have high hopes for Skaggs
When they decided not to promote him in September, the D-backs told left-hander Tyler Skaggs to take the month off to clear his head after a frustrating season.
9/21/2013 | D-backs set rotation plan through end of season
As of right now, the D-backs plan to stay in rotation through the end of the regular season. That means that Trevor Cahill, Patrick Corbin, Brandon McCarthy and Wade Miley will each get two starts apiece -- starting with Cahill's outing Saturday night against the Rockies.
9/21/2013 | With bullpen slip, clinch eludes Braves' grip
The Braves received the stellar start they needed from Kris Medlen. But their once-rock-solid bullpen forced them to wait a little longer to celebrate clinching the National League East in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
9/21/2013 | Cubs rally late, push back Braves' clincher
The Cubs came from behind again on Saturday, this time finishing the job and delaying a National League East title for Atlanta in a 3-1 win at Wrigley Field.
9/21/2013 | Cahill continues hot streak as D-backs down Rox
The 2013 season did not go the way Trevor Cahill wanted, but the D-backs right-hander is certainly finishing it on a strong note. In his second-to-last start of the year, the right-hander allowed just one earned run over 5 2/3 innings as the D-backs beat the Rockies, 7-2, on Saturday night at Coors Field.
9/21/2013 | Miami seeks power boost in ace-heavy NL East
Pitching has kept the Marlins close in so many games over the course of the long season. Still, the club hasn't had much to show for it simply because they haven't manufactured enough runs.
9/21/2013 | Marlins shown to be above average with fundamentals
For a last-place team, the Marlins can take pride in the fact they aren't giving runs away. Considering their record, the Marlins have been remarkably good at minimizing their unearned run totals.
9/21/2013 | Road schedule wraps up where it began
Going full circle, the Marlins are winding down their final road trip at Washington. The series concludes on Sunday at Nationals Park. The Marlins opened the season on April 1 at Washington.
9/21/2013 | Rasmus' season is over after landing on DL
Colby Rasmus' season is officially over as the Blue Jays outfielder was placed on the disabled list following a freak accident during Friday night's 6-3 loss to the Red Sox.
9/21/2013 | Blue Jays likely to need outfield assistance
Rajai Davis' wife is expected to go into labor any day and when that happens he's expected to leave the club for at least two or three days. It's an understandable scenario, but one that will also leave the Blue Jays short-handed in the outfield.
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