The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to reach the World Series for the second straight season. The National League champions feel they have unfinished business after falling short of a championship last season.
The average time of a nine-inning major league game dropped to 2 hours, 40 minutes in the first year of the pitch clock, a 24-minute decrease in a season of change that resulted in a spike in batting average and the most stolen bases in nearly 40 years.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff will miss this week’s Wild Card Series against Arizona because of a right shoulder injury.
The mother of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Josh Lowe and Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe will not make the trip to Tropicana Field for this week’s AL Wild Card Series featuring her sons because she is battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.
David Stearns has been formally appointed the first president of baseball operations in New York Mets history, taking over the hometown team he cheered for as a child.
Lance Barksdale, James Hoye, Dan Iassogna and Alan Porter will be the umpire crew chiefs for baseball’s Wild Card Series this week.
Major League Baseball attendance topped 70 million for the first time in six years. Total attendance of 70.75 million was up 9.6% from last year’s 64.56 million and the average of 29,295 was up 9.1% from last year’s 26,843.
Manager Bob Melvin and general manager A.J. Preller appear to be safe in their jobs with the big-spending yet underwhelming San Diego Padres after owner Peter Seidler said in a statement that the current leadership team “continues to have my full support.”
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This Date in Baseball, October 3 - Miguel Cabrera became 1st player in 45 years to achieve batting Triple Crown
Hitting a baseball is widely accepted as one of the hardest tasks in sports. Miguel Cabrera made it look easy. Now the likely Hall of Famer has wrapped up his career.
For the first time in nine years, baseball’s postseason won’t include a New York team. Neither one even came close, really.
Outfielder Charlie Blackmon can earn $2 million in performance bonuses as part of his 2024 contract with the Colorado Rockies, which would raise his pay to $15 million.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered twice as the Atlanta Braves tied the major league season record of 307 but lost their regular-season finale 10-9 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday as Jacob Young drove in two runs with a go-ahead single in the ninth.
MLB’s postseason bracket is set, with the American League and National League wild-card matchups beginning Tuesday.
Brenton Doyle scored from second base on a wild pitch in the 11th inning by outfielder-turned-pitcher Jordan Luplow and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 3-2 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Twins on Sunday in the regular-season finale.
Marcell Ozuna homered twice as the Atlanta Braves tied the major league season record of 307 but lost their regular-season finale 10-9 to the Washington Nationals as Jacob Young drove in two runs with a go-ahead single in the ninth.
Miami’s Luis Arraez joined DJ LeMahieu as the only players with undisputed batting titles in both leagues, winning the National League crown as Yandy Díaz sat out Tampa Bay’s season finale and overtook Corey Seager for the American League championship.
Jurickson Profar had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th, leading the San Diego Padres over the Chicago White Sox 2-1 to complete their season with a sweep after missing the playoffs.
Alec Bohm hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, sending the playoff-bound Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-1 victory in Buck Showalter’s final game as New York Mets manager.
Tyrone Taylor homered and Adrian Houser pitched five sharp innings as the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 in their final playoff tune-up.
Jonathan Aranda hit his first career grand slam and drove in six runs, Tampa Bay homered three times to set a single-season team record and the Rays roughed up the Toronto Blue Jays 12-8 on the final day of the regular season, helping to set up a wild card meeting with the Texas Rangers.
The Houston Astros rallied to clinch their third straight AL West title, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 behind Cristian Javier’s six strong innings and Alex Bregman’s two-run homer.
Brandon Crawford came off the injured list to play what might have been his final game after 13 seasons all with the Giants, and Kiké Hernández spoiled the veteran shortstop’s likely farewell hitting a three-run homer to lead the division champion Los Angeles Dodgers past San Francisco 5-2.
Adam Wainwright made one final appearance in his 18-year big league career, striking out as a pinch hitter in the St.
Tanner Houck threw six innings of one-hit ball and the last-place Boston Red Sox earned a split in the four-game series against the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles with a 6-1 victory in the regular-season finale.
Miguel Cabrera made a backhanded stop, stepped on first base and smiled in the eighth inning on the final play of his career after walking in his last at-bat and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 5-2 Sunday.
Brandon Drury homered twice, doubled and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their eighth consecutive losing season with a 7-3 victory over the major league-worst Oakland Athletics.
Zack Greinke threw four-hit ball into the sixth inning and, backed by a trio of home runs, helped the Royals beat the Yankees 5-2 on Sunday.
Miguel Andujar hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the playoff-bound Miami Marlins 3-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams.