9/19/2013 | De La Rosa gives back by supporting RBI program
As a token of his appreciation of the fan support he has received in Denver, Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa is funding 25 baseball teams and 12 softball teams in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program.
9/19/2013 | Sandberg has no bigger supporter than Bowa
Larry Bowa was not surprised in the least that Ryne Sandberg finally found a manager's job in the big leagues. Bowa knew how badly Sandberg wanted it.
9/19/2013 | Tigers lower magic number behind late rally
Victor Martinez's RBI double in the seventh inning gave the Tigers a lead they wouldn't relinquish in a 5-4 win over the Mariners on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. The victory dropped the Tigers' magic number to four.
9/19/2013 | Montero has spot in heart for Ronald McDonald House
In a pregame ceremony last Saturday as part of the D-backs' 15th annual Hispanic Heritage Day, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero's family presented a check for $50,000 to the Ronald McDonald House.
9/19/2013 | Pulse: Dodgers, Red Sox first to celebrate
The Pulse of the Postseason continues to beat on Thursday with a slate of games that will keep the races rolling from daytime into the night.
9/19/2013 | Uehara hit ground running as Boston's closer
The case can be made -- and should be made -- that Koji Uehara has been the best relief pitcher in the American League this season, since he took over the role of closer for the Red Sox in June.
9/19/2013 | Deep, experienced Red Sox ready for postseason run
With the postseason in sight, let's take an in-depth look at the October-bound clubs and what it will take for them to reach the World Series. We begin with the Boston Red Sox, who hold a commanding lead in the AL East.
9/19/2013 | Giving back to the community is important to Altuve
Jose Altuve, who was inspired by visits with fellow Venezuelan countrymen Omar Vizquel and Marco Scutaro during his youth, is committed to being active with at-risk kids in Houston.
9/19/2013 | Hiroshi Yamauchi, Mariners owner, dies at 85
Mariners principal owner Hiroshi Yamauchi, the retired chairman of Nintendo, has passed away. He was 85.
9/19/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 19
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/19/2013 | Cole's career-high 12 K's help end three-game skid
For six innings on Thursday afternoon, Gerrit Cole strong-armed a San Diego team that had given the Bucs fits this week, striking out a career-high 12 while scattering four hits and three walks in a 10-1 win over the Padres at PNC Park. Pittsburgh's magic number to clinch a postseason spot is four.
9/19/2013 | Liriano could be busy man down the stretch
Francisco Liriano will start on Friday to kick off a critical weekend series against the Reds, and he could start again in Cincinnati the final day of the regular season on short rest, if the Pirates need the game to sew up a playoff berth.
9/19/2013 | Adams forced to exit with right elbow soreness
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, who has been dealing with a right elbow injury for more than a year, said he aggravated the elbow during his at-bat in the sixth inning.
9/19/2013 | Victorino jams thumb, comes out of game
The Red Sox lost center fielder Shane Victorino towards the end of Wednesday's 12-inning 5-3 loss to the Orioles with a jammed right thumb.
9/19/2013 | Score one for Atlanta's chances in October
The Atlanta Braves look at a victory like this one and see the team they envisioned being all along. As good-news days go for a baseball team, Wednesday was close to the top of the list.
9/18/2013 | LA's first win-and-in shot is stuffed in Arizona
Starter Stephen Fife allowed four runs in 2 1/3 innings and Ronald Belisario was charged with five runs while recording one out in the eighth on Wednesday night as the Dodgers' first win-and-in attempt to clinch the National League West title was thwarted by the D-backs.
9/18/2013 | High-stakes call in Arizona pads case for replay
A bang-bang play at Chase Field on Wednesday night, when Michael Young was called out trying to score on an Adrian Gonzalez double, was a perfect example of why MLB is considering a blanket instant-replay system to be implemented as early as next season.
9/18/2013 | D-backs turn away Dodgers with five-run eighth
The D-backs finally put away the Dodgers with five runs in the eighth inning on Wednesday night, thwarting their National League West rivals' attempt to clinch the division title at Chase Field.
9/18/2013 | Strasburg's start postponed until Saturday
After Wednesday night's 5-2 loss to the Braves, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced that Stephen Strasburg would have his scheduled start Thursday against the Marlins pushed back. Gio Gonzalez will start Thursday and Strasburg will return on Saturday, barring any further setbacks.
9/18/2013 | Cards hold off Rockies to extend division lead
After surrendering two runs in the first, Adam Wainwright settled in, and the Cardinals hung on to grab a 4-3 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night and take a two-game lead in the NL Central.
9/18/2013 | Kemp flies Dodgers' bat boys into Phoenix
Five bat boys and ball boys that work games at Dodger Stadium were flown in by outfielder Matt Kemp so they could be in the visitors clubhouse at Chase Field if the Dodgers clinched the National League West title.
9/18/2013 | Davis slices Wild Card deficit to one game
Chris Davis hit a two-out grounder that scooted through the infield to score two runs as the Orioles escaped with a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
9/18/2013 | Despite loss, playoff magic number down to one
The Red Sox will have to wait at least one more day to clinch a postseason berth. Chris Davis made sure of that when he punched a two-run single up the middle with two outs in the top of the 12th to lead the Orioles to a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night at Fenway.
9/18/2013 | Ohlendorf, Nationals miss shot to gain ground
The Nationals realize that they have to win as many games as possible in order to play in the postseason, but they took a step back Wednesday night as they fell to the Braves, 5-2, at Nationals Park.
9/18/2013 | Fiery Braves rally to cut magic number to 2
After allowing Ross Ohlendorf to face the minimum through his first five innings Wednesday, the Braves saw Alex Wood unleash his venom on home-plate umpire CB Bucknor during a heated exchange after the Nats tallied the game's first two runs. Wood's fiery exchange seemed to spark a slumbering offense. Dan Uggla and Justin Upton homered during a three-run sixth inning that propelled the Braves to a much-needed 5-2 win over the Nationals.
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