9/28/2013 | Giants, Pence agree to five-year extension
Unwilling to let Hunter Pence get the faintest whiff of free agency, the Giants announced they agreed with him on a five-year contract extension Saturday, accomplishing their top offseason priority a day before the regular season ends.
9/28/2013 | Francona, Indians have their eye on home field
The Indians have a chance over their final two games of the regular season to secure a spot in the American League Wild Card Game. Given the ups and downs of Cleveland's season, manager Terry Francona is hoping his team is able to give its fans at least one more game at home.
9/28/2013 | Tribe extends streak, takes control of Wild Card race
On Saturday, the Tribe used a strong outing from lefty Scott Kazmir to roll to a 5-1 victory over the Twins, extending the Indians' winning streak to a season-high nine games. With the win, Cleveland moved into sole possession of the American League's top Wild Card spot.
9/28/2013 | Nathan asks Twins to help Rangers out
Rangers closer Joe Nathan has preached all week that if the club doesn't take care of business at home, watching the scoreboard will be irrelevant. But that doesn't mean he hasn't sent a message to his former team asking for a little help.
9/28/2013 | In four-game series, Bucs carry winning mark
The shot at the National League Central title expired on Friday night, giving Clint Hurdle a head start on his 2014 to-do list.
9/28/2013 | Rangers pitchers had no issues with baseballs
The Rangers dismissed any issues with the baseballs during Friday's game against the Angels, contrary to C.J. Wilson's postgame comments. Wilson said the baseballs were slippery and only one out of every four was rubbed up.
9/28/2013 | Pulse: AL Wild Card will go down to the wire
With two days remaining, the AL Wild Card race for two spots has three teams within a game of each other, both leagues await a top seed and the NL Wild Card Game still doesn't have a home.
9/28/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 28
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/28/2013 | Players somber after news of Wedge's departure
Manager Eric Wedge didn't give the usual pregame pep talk on Friday before the Mariners' 8-2 loss to the Athletics. Instead he informed the team that he would not be returning to manage the club in 2014, and the news was met with a somber response.
9/28/2013 | Pettitte makes final start of career in Houston
Last Sunday, Andy Pettitte made an emotional final start at Yankee Stadium. On Saturday, he'll make the final start of his career in the only other stadium he called home. Pettitte spent three seasons with the Astros from 2004-06 -- he and his family live not too far away from Houston -- so it's fitting the last start of his 18-year career will come at Minute Maid Park. Paul Clemens starts for the Astros.
9/28/2013 | Tribe tops Twins, ties Rays to put twist on WC chase
With two games to go against the Twins, the Tribe is in the driver's seat and kept its foot on the gas in a 12-6 victory on Friday night. Cleveland used an overwhelming offensive push in the first two innings to pull into a tie with Tampa Bay in the AL Wild Card race.
9/28/2013 | Astros respond to Comcast bankruptcy petition
The Astros issued a statement Friday explaining their position following a report that Comcast filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition on behalf of the team's regional sports partnership with the NBA's Houston Rockets, Comcast SportsNet Houston.
9/28/2013 | X-rays negative, Puig to test leg Saturday
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig twice fouled pitches off his left shin and was removed from Friday night's game against the Rockies after five innings at Dodger Stadium, but Don Mattingly reported that the rookie's X-rays revealed no major injury.
9/28/2013 | Sabean would repeat Zito deal with no regrets
Though Barry Zito's contract may have seemed like a symbolic albatross during most of his San Francisco tenure, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Friday that he had no regrets over the deal the club gave the left-hander.
9/27/2013 | Kershaw's ERA to 1.83 with gem in final start
With six easy innings on Friday night in an 11-0 win over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw finished the 2013 campaign with a 1.83 ERA to join Sandy Koufax as the only Dodgers starters to finish a season with a mark under 2.00.
9/27/2013 | Astros honor Pettitte, present him with '04 jersey
The Astros honored Andy Pettitte with a midgame ceremony on Friday night, presenting the retiring left-hander with a framed jersey from his 2004 season in Houston.
9/27/2013 | Colon sharp as A's clinch home field for ALDS
Bartolo Colon was sharp through six innings for his 18th win of the season in Oakland's 8-2 victory Friday night in Seattle. The A's secured home-field advantage for the ALDS with the win.
9/27/2013 | Sabean: Giants to seek pitching, depth for '14
The Giants' fall from their perch as World Series champions will necessitate significant roster upgrades. General manager Brian Sabean acknowledged that this year's club lacked depth, a shortcoming exposed by the numerous injuries that befell the team.
9/27/2013 | Warren's scoreless start closed out by Robertson
The Yankees kicked off their final series of the season in winning fashion. Adam Warren pitched five scoreless innings and David Adams slugged a two-run double, leading New York to a 3-2 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
9/27/2013 | Reds, Bucs officially set for NL Wild Card Game
It was just a matter of days ago that the Reds and Pirates both had their eyes focused on the National League Central title and a fast track to the NL Division Series next week. Instead, with St. Louis clinching the division on Friday, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh will meet in the NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday.
9/27/2013 | Rios has Rangers one game back with two to go
The Rangers manufactured two runs in the bottom of the seventh and then held on with some brilliant work from their bullpen for a 5-3 victory over the Angels at the Ballpark in Arlington on Friday night. Texas trails both the Rays and the Indians by one game in the Wild Card standings.
9/27/2013 | Injuries no match for Cards' season-long depth
The Cardinals built their 2013 club with every intention to contend and every expectation that they'd be spraying champagne in September. The thrill of the latter was experienced on Friday night after St. Louis clinched the National League Central with its 7-0 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium.
9/27/2013 | Stras caps solid season with win over D-backs
A strong showing from Stephen Strasburg and three-run homers by Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos helped the Nationals defeat the D-backs, 8-4, at Chase Field on Friday night.
9/27/2013 | Rockies deciding how to immortalize Helton's No. 17
The question isn't if the Rockies will retire Todd Helton's No. 17, Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort is simply trying to determine when to do it and where to hang the first retired number in franchise history.
9/27/2013 | CarGo hopes to bat this weekend
Rockies All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez took batting practice on Friday afternoon and is debating whether to take some at-bats during the series with the Dodgers or save testing his sprained right middle finger for Instructional League games in Arizona.
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