9/16/2014 | Zimmer jersey highlights Rays' Jeter tribute
Derek Jeter has been a formidable rival for many teams around the league over the years, but there is a different sense of the retiring Yankees captain around these parts. To the Rays, he is also a neighbor.
9/16/2014 | Off-day doesn't lead Pirates to alter rotation
With their final off-day of the regular season behind them and a weekend series with the Brewers -- the team chasing them most closely for the National League's second Wild Card spot -- ahead, the Pirates did not make any immediate shuffles to their rotation.
9/16/2014 | Alcantara, Rizzo given time off to rest injuries
Anthony Rizzo did not start Tuesday as part of the Cubs' plan to ease him back into games while Arismendy Alcantara was sidelined with a sore right wrist injured when he crashed into the outfield wall Monday night. Alcantara's status was day to day.
9/16/2014 | Arcia to miss time with stiffness in back
Oswaldo Arcia was feeling better on Tuesday after hurting his back on Monday, but the Twins don't want to risk it, especially with an off-day on Thursday.
9/16/2014 | Kluber's career-high 14 K's lead Tribe to 'W'
The Indians put a damper on Jose Altuve's record-setting night, using Yan Gomes' two-run homer and another tremendous outing from Corey Kluber to hold off the Astros, 4-2, at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night and climb to five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot after the Royals lost, 7-5.
9/16/2014 | Duffy set for Monday after issue-free simulated game
Danny Duffy had no shoulder problems in a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday, and the Royals left-hander is in line to start on Monday night at Cleveland.
9/16/2014 | Mets have no plans to change logo
Despite an altered logo appearing on the Mets' official Twitter and Facebook pages earlier this week, the team has not changed -- and has no plans to change -- a logo that has gone largely unaltered over the past 52 years.
9/16/2014 | Cards mulling rotation plan for Lackey, Wacha
The Cardinals' rotation plans for their weekend series against the Reds remain unclear, as the club plans to first see how Michael Wacha responds to throwing off the mound on Wednesday before making any firm announcement. While Wacha's status is unclear, so is John Lackey's next start date.
9/16/2014 | Blue Jays maintain no ill intent by Stroman
One day after right-hander Marcus Stroman was issued a warning for throwing a pitch up and in to Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, the Blue Jays maintained there wasn't any intent to cause harm.
9/16/2014 | Mercer scratched from lineup due to back tightness
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with back tightness. Clint Barmes started in his place, batting eighth in the series opener against the Red Sox at PNC Park.
9/16/2014 | Tex out with wrist pain; Girardi unsure of return
Mark Teixeira was held out of the Yankees' starting lineup against the Rays on Tuesday with discomfort in his surgically repaired right wrist, and manager Joe Girardi said that he is not certain when the veteran first baseman will be ready to return.
9/16/2014 | Selig backs Mets' approach for building team
Commissioner Bud Selig expressed support for Mets chairman Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon on multiple matters Tuesday, including the team's payroll.
9/16/2014 | Castillo to debut for Red Sox tonight in Pittsburgh
Rusney Castillo will make his much-anticipated Major League debut tonight against the Pirates, when he starts in center field for the Red Sox.
9/16/2014 | Brilliant Arrieta flirts with no-no, fans 13 Reds
The third time was nearly the charm for Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Tuesday, only to have it broken up by Brandon Phillips with a one-out double, as the Cubs posted a 7-0 win over the Reds in front of 33,812 at Wrigley Field.
9/16/2014 | Anthopoulos not tipping hand on Gibbons' status
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is notorious for keeping internal matters close to the vest. And even when it comes to manager John Gibbons, Anthopoulos is doing the same.
9/16/2014 | Hamilton returns early; Pujols in lineup at first
Josh Hamilton returned to the starting lineup after an 11-game absence, and Albert Pujols was back at first base for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, one night after the Angels first baseman exited in the third inning because of a cramp in his left hamstring.
9/16/2014 | Family, friends and fans celebrate Clemente at fundraiser
Major League Baseball announced each team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award -- the humanitarian award presented annually by the league in his honor -- and will celebrate Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday. But the celebration of his life and contributions began on Monday night when the Clemente family, fans and former teammates gathered at the Roberto Clemente Museum's fifth annual fundraiser gala in "The Great One's" adopted second home town of Pittsburgh.
9/16/2014 | Redmond: Stanton unlikely to return this season
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent a series of checkups in Miami on Tuesday, and indications are that the two-time All-Star will not be medically cleared to return before the season ends on Sept. 28 at Washington.
9/16/2014 | Tanaka tentatively slated to start on Sunday
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
9/16/2014 | Crew clips Cards in 12th to trim Central deficit
Matt Clark plated the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth, while Hector Gomez delivered the go-ahead single in the 12th to give the Brewers a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
9/16/2014 | Cards' lead in Central shrinks with extras loss
Lance Lynn was denied his 16th win after Trevor Rosenthal's blown save in the ninth, while Kevin Siegrist gave up the go-ahead single in the 12th in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday night.
9/16/2014 | Nats' accomplishments shouldn't be diminished
The Nationals are back on top. Two division titles in three seasons, in this time of parity, should not be scoffed at, diminished or in any way belittled.
9/16/2014 | Zim has productive first sim game in rehab process
Ryan Zimmerman played in his first simulated game Tuesday and was productive at the Nationals' Spring Training complex, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman was able to get five at-bats, had two doubles and ran the bases without any problems.
9/16/2014 | Nats celebrate, but focus is on bigger picture
On Tuesday, the Nationals wrapped up their second National League East title in three years, but they feel they are far from done celebrating.
9/16/2014 | Finishing atop NL means Nats would draw Wild Card
If the season were to have ended on Tuesday night, the Nationals would have the best record in the National League, which means they would have home-field advantage until the World Series.
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