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Tribe shut out, can't clinch AL Central at home

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon delayed the Indians' party on Sunday afternoon. With a brilliant eight-inning performance at Progressive Field, Rodon led Chicago to a 3-0 win over the American League Central-leading Tribe, which could have clinched the division in its final home game of the season.
Via Indians.com
1 hour ago

Bullpen could be key to Mariners postseason chances

Unlike the Baltimore Orioles, who won their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, the Seattle Mariners just missed a big opportunity to gain ground in the fight for the second American League wild card spot. With the Tigers loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Mariners could have made their path to the postseason a […] The post Bullpen could be key to Mariners postseason...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 hour ago

Padres players remember Fernandez's joy

San Diego's clubhouse was shaken with the news of 24-year-old All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez's passing, just like the rest of baseball. The fact that several current Padres were teammates and close friends with the Cuban left-hander only added to the sense of loss.
Via Padres.com
1 hour ago

Nats, Pirates get into it after fake tag leads to Harper injury

The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves at odds on Sunday after a fake tag potentially led to a hand injury for Bryce Harper. It started when Harper tripled down the right field line and hurt his left wrist on the slide. The slide wasn’t necessary as the throw badly missed the cutoff men and the baseball wasn’t anywhere near third, but Pirates third...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reactions To Jose Fernandez’s Death

On the heels of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez’s tragic death Sunday, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com wonders what might have been had his life not been cut short at the age of 24. The fun-loving Fernandez’s upside on the mound was limitless, writes Stark, who opines that the Cuba native could have been the next Pedro Martinez. To back up such high praise, Stark notes that Fernandez’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

Rockies @ Dodgers Sept. 25, 2016: Dichotomy

Rockies Dodgers 1:10 p.m. Los Angeles CF Blackmon LF Kendrick 2B LeMahieu 3B Turner RF Gonzalez SS Seager 3B Arenado RF Puig LF Dahl 1B Gonzalez 1B Parra C Ruiz SS Adames  CF Hernandez C Garneau 2B Culberson P Anderson (L) P McCarthy (R) Today...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 hour ago

Reflection on the Loss of Jose Fernandez: A Cautionary Tale

The Miami Marlins lost a star today.  One year ago, the Atlanta Braves lost a friend. Two years ago, the Cardinals lost a rising star.  The Angels lost a pitcher 7½ years ago.  Twenty-two years ago, two Cleveland Indians pitchers were killed and a third barely survived in a Spring Training accident that echos today’s […] Reflection on the Loss of Jose Fernandez: A Cautionary...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 hour ago

Brandon McCarthy Reinstated From 15-Day Disabled List

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. He’s the last of the...
Via Dodger Blue
1 hour ago

Puig, Dodgers grieve over José Fernández

A number of Dodgers had personal connections with José Fernández, such as Austin Barnes, Chris Hatcher and Kiké Hernández, who all played in the Marlins organization with the All-Star right-hander. But perhaps no one in Los Angeles was closer to the Miami All-Star, who died overnight in a boating accident, than Yasiel Puig. “I’m very […]
Via Dodgers Insider
1 hour ago

Preview: Dodgers 1 Win Away From Clinching NL West In Vin Scully’s Final Home Game

While Major League Baseball mourns the loss of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in...
Via Dodger Blue
1 hour ago

V-Mart's fifth slam gets Tigers on the board

Victor Martinez hit his fifth career grand slam Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park, helping the Tigers cut a 7-0 deficit against the Royals to 7-4.
Via Tigers.com
1 hour ago

Nats' Cole ejected, prompting benches to clear

A feud between the Pirates and Nationals turned into a benches-clearing incident in the third inning Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. The ejection of Nats right-hander A.J. Cole for throwing behind Kang with two outs in the bottom of the third, touched off the fracas.
Via Pirates.com
1 hour ago

Kiermaier exits with bruised wrist after HBP

Kevin Kiermaier left Sunday's Red Sox-Rays contest due to a bruised left wrist. The Rays' Platinum Gold Glove-winning center fielder was removed from the game after the Rays batted in the bottom of the fourth.
Via Rays.com
1 hour ago

Puig Mourns Fernandez, Bats Cleanup in Potential Clincher

The relationship between Dave Roberts and Yasiel Puig has been a point of focus ever since Roberts was hired as manager. The two shared a moment in the Dodger Stadium parking lot this morning, hours after Puig found out about the death of Jose Fernandez. Dave Roberts approached Yasiel Puig in the Dodger Stadium parking lot before Sunday’s game against the Rockies. News of the...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago

Puig mourns Fernandez, bats cleanup in potential clincher

The relationship between Dave Roberts and Yasiel Puig has been a point of focus ever since Roberts was hired as manager. The two shared a moment in the Dodger Stadium parking lot this morning, hours after Puig found out about the death of Jose Fernandez. Dave Roberts approached Yasiel Puig in the Dodger Stadium parking lot before Sunday’s game against the Rockies. News of the...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago

Dyson remembers former teammate Fernandez

Rangers reliever Sam Dyson was teammates with pitcher Jose Fernandez while with the Marlins. They shared the same passion for fishing and Dyson spent two weeks one offseason working out with Fernandez in Miami. Dyson is just one of many throughout the game saddened by the news that Fernandez and two others were killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach early Sunday morning.
Via Rangers.com
1 hour ago

Choo on mission to get ready for postseason

Shin-Soo Choo has left the Rangers and headed to Arizona for three days of Instructional League. Choo is recovering from a broken left forearm and the Rangers want to find out if he can be ready for postseason.
Via Rangers.com
1 hour ago

Nationals star Harper leaves shortly after slide on triple

PITTSBURGH (AP) Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper left Sunday's game against Pittsburgh shortly after sliding into third base. The reigning MVP led off the third with a triple for the NL East champions. He appeared to jar himself sliding around Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang and was checked by a trainer. Harper stayed in the game at that point and scored on...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper leaves Sunday’s game in the third inning with left hand injury

PITTSBURGH — Bryce Harper left Sunday’s game after the top of the third inning with what appeared to be a left hand injury, the last thing the Nationals needed a day after clinching the National League East, an achievement that made staying healthy for one more week their primary goal. Harper was trying to turn […]
Via Nationals Journal
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

United Marlins mourn loss of Fernandez

As one, the Marlins players and coaches stood together on Sunday mourning the death of Jose Fernandez.
Via Marlins.com
1 hour ago

Reaction to the death of Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez

Reaction to the death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident Sunday: --- ''I saw a better talent than I was lose his life this tragic morning.'' - Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez. --- ''Jose and I trained together since I was 15. ... I talked to him probably about two weeks ago, actually. We were just talking about the offseason and, ironically enough...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Puig tearfully recalls his friend Fernandez

A distraught Yasiel Puig wiped away tears as he spoke about Miami Marlins pitcher and fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez, who was killed on Sunday in a boating accident.
Via Dodgers.com
2 hours ago

The Dodger outfield arrives, with perfect timing

Rockies at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m. Howie Kendrick, LF Justin Turner, 3B Corey Seager, SS Yasiel Puig, RF Adrian González, 1B Carlos Ruiz, C Kiké Hernández, CF Charlie Culberson, 2B Brandon McCarthy, P The Dodger outfield has chosen September to start asserting itself. Perfect example — Saturday night. The trio of Josh Reddick, […]
Via Dodgers Insider
2 hours ago

Marlins Players Coming Together In Wake Of Jose Fernandez’s Tragic Death

Unspeakable tragedies have a way of bringing people together, and Sunday was no exception. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning in an incident that shocked the Major League Baseball community. The stunning news especially was tough on the Marlins, who cancelled their game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday while mourning the...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig honor Jose Fernandez by hanging his jersey in dugout

As the baseball world mourns the sudden and tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, players and clubs around the league are finding different ways to honor the 24-year-old, who died in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning.Prior to Sunday's Mets-Phillies game in New York, Yoenis Cespedes paid tribute to the ace by taping a Fernandez Mets jersey to the wall of the...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago
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