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LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will…

LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?

Mets ace Syndergaard returns, goes 1 shutout…

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard tossed one scoreless inning against Washington, throwing just five pitches in his first major league game since partially tearing his right lat muscle on April 30

Dan Straily looks to lift Marlins to series win…

The Miami Marlins send Dan Straily to the mound Sunday as they finish off their three-game set against the Diamondbacks.

Chris Archer, Rays try to keep playoff hopes…

The Tampa Bay Rays have right-hander Chris Archer on the mound Sunday as they finish up against the Baltimore Orioles.

Royals maintain wild card hopes with 8-2 win over White Sox

Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead the Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday night, keeping Kansas City's slim playoff hopes alive

Yankees clinch postseason berth by beating Blue…

The New York Yankees returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, clinching no worse than a wild card as Greg Bird's three-run homer led them over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1

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Tigers' Alex Wilson breaks leg on Mauer line drive

Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson broke his right fibula when hit by a 103.8 mph line drive off the bat of Minnesota's Joe Mauer

Don Mattingly on the offense: Guys are sticking…

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the offensive explosion of late is a result of hitters sticking to their respective game plans at the plate.

Giancarlo Stanton on breaking Marlins…

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sits down with Jessica Blaylock to discusses hitting his 57th HR and breaking the franchise's single-season RBI mark.

Granite's 1st HR caps 8-run 8th as Twins top Tigers 10-4

Zack Granite hit his first major league home run, a three-run drive that capped an eight-run eighth inning for the Minnesota Twins in a 10-4 win over the Detroit Tigers

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of…

Jeff Conine, Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, Jack McKeon part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale to Derek Jeter's investment group

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after…

Puerto Rican major league players look for ways to help with recovery from Hurricane Maria while anxiously awaiting word from family and friends back home

Brad Miller says Rays did a good job of adding on…

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Brad Miller talks to Alex Corddry about locking in the win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Kevin Cash: We needed all those runs tonight

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash discusses Rays breaking franchise HR record and Saturday night's win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL…

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West title, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 as Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th home run

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Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays…

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after…

The Detroit Tigers will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus next season

Lance Lynn: 'A couple things didn't go my way' in…

Lance Lynn after the St. Louis Cardinals' loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates: "Tonight when I made a pitch it was either fouled off or didn't get the result I wanted."

Adam Wainwright: 'It's good to get back out there'

Adam Wainwright on his velocity: "It's what we've got right now at this point in the season. I just need time, which is not what we have."

Twins stay on track in postseason race, beat Tigers 7-3

Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered, Byron Buxton had three hits and the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3, increasing their lead to 3 ½ games for the American League's second wild card

Yanks' Frazier says expanded netting should go up…

After speaking with the family of the young girl hit in the face by his foul ball, the New York Yankees' Todd Frazier thinks teams should move quickly to expand protective netting at major league ballparks

Matheny says Cardinals' bench players took…

Mike Matheny says the St. Louis Cardinals' bench players took advantage of late-game opportunities in Saturday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates: "Guys were putting some pressure on ... I love the way they fight."

Alex Gordon says changes in approach have led to…

Alex Gordon on his opposite-field homer: "I see Hos do it all the time, so every time I do it I give him a hard time and say 'I can do it too.'"

Danny Duffy: 'I just felt like I was in rhythm…

Danny Duffy on the Royals' playoff chances: "We just want to continue to try to finish strong and worry about next year when next year comes."

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Ned Yost encouraged by Alex Gordon's strong…

Ned Yost's strategy is rather simple as the Royals attempt to stay alive in the wild-card race: "We've gotta win."

Bernie Williams on his second career as a…

New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams on becoming a professional musician following his illustrious baseball career: "I'm taking a lot of the stuff that I learned in baseball and applying it to music."

Jedd Gyorko says he's totally comfortable coming…

Jedd Gyorko says he's totally comfortable coming off the bench like he did in Friday night's comeback win over the Pirates: "It's never tough to come off the bench."