9/28/2013 | White Sox skipper claims he knew Gordon made catch
While virtually everyone in the ballpark -- fans, broadcasters and Royals manager Ned Yost -- were fooled by left fielder Alex Gordon's catch Friday night, there was at least one exception: White Sox manager Robin Ventura.
9/28/2013 | A's locked into No. 2 seed after Parker's bumpy day
Jarrod Parker gave up a pair of home runs to Mariners rookie shortstop Brad Miller, including a grand slam, as the division-champion A's fell by a 7-5 margin on Saturday.
9/28/2013 | Rookies Miller, Maurer shine as Mariners top A's
Right-hander Brandon Maurer closed out his season with a third straight solid outing and shortstop Brad Miller ripped a pair of home runs as the two rookies helped the Mariners top the playoff-bound A's, 7-5, in the second-to-last game of the year at Safeco Field.
9/28/2013 | Padres turn tide after Medica's gritty at-bat
Tommy Medica's 14-pitch battle helped set the stage for a critical four-run outburst in the fourth inning, propelling the Padres to a 9-3 win over the Giants on Saturday.
9/28/2013 | Mariano decides he won't pitch again
Mariano Rivera has thrown his final pitch. The all-time saves leader said on Saturday that he has decided to allow the last moment of his playing career to be an emotional embrace on the Yankee Stadium mound. Rivera said that he was blessed with the ideal conclusion to his career on Thursday, when the 43-year-old closer retired all four Rays batters he faced and tearfully handed the ball off to longtime teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter.
9/28/2013 | Tigers' pitching staff sets strikeout record
The Tigers' pitching staff has been judged among the best in recent years, and the best Detroit has ever seen. For strikeouts, there's no longer any comparison in baseball history. With Anibal Sanchez's first strikeout Saturday, Detroit eclipsed the Major League record of 1,404 previously held by the 2003 Cubs.
9/28/2013 | With No. 3 seed wrapped up, Martinez rests
Once upon a time, this season-ending series against the Marlins was supposed to be Victor Martinez's time to shine behind the plate. Now that the Tigers have their playoff spot and their seeding wrapped up, this is more like a weekend for Martinez to rest up.
9/28/2013 | Leyland praises Selig's contributions to game
Tigers manager Jim Leyland has known Bud Selig for years, and has helped him by taking a role on various committees. Now that the Major League Baseball commissioner has announced his plans to retire following the 2014 season, Leyland said he wasn't surprised, but that he leaves with a different legacy.
9/28/2013 | In final start, Verlander hopes to collect hit
Justin Verlander will get his last throws in to get his game in tune for the playoffs with the start in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Marlins. More important for pride, he'll also get his only swings in.
9/28/2013 | Funeral arrangements made for Brown
Funeral arrangements have been set for Tigers legend Gates Brown, who passed away on Friday at age 74.
9/28/2013 | Braves fall behind Cards in race for home field
Justin Upton had four hits and a homer and Mike Minor was solid, but a furious ninth-inning rally fell just short in a 5-4 loss Saturday at Turner Field that dropped the Braves a game behind the Cardinals in the race for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
9/28/2013 | Phillies stave off furious Braves rally in ninth
Six Phillies pitchers combined to beat the Braves, 5-4, on Saturday at Turner Field, despite a ninth-inning scare with Jonathan Papelbon on the hill. Jimmy Rollins' great play preserved the win.
9/28/2013 | Redmond sees similarities between Stanton, Miggy
When Giancarlo Stanton was promoted in June of 2010, he was the most anticipated Marlins slugger to reach the big leagues since Miguel Cabrera broke on the scene in 2003. Stanton has so much raw ability, and he's still striving to reach his overall potential.
9/28/2013 | Polanco's impressive diving play earns praise
The Marlins may have 100 losses, but they haven't lost their desire to give all-out effort. Placido Polanco sent another reminder in Friday night's 3-2 win over the Tigers.
9/28/2013 | Marlins believe Hechavarria has bright future ahead
In Adeiny Hechavarria, the Marlins believe they have a rising talent at shortstop. To baseball's statistical world, the 24-year-old has plenty of work to do.
9/28/2013 | Rangers survive ninth-inning downpour in Arlington
Rangers players and manager Ron Washington draped towels over their heads during the ninth inning when Mother Nature paid a visit to Rangers Ballpark on Saturday.
9/28/2013 | Stanton lifts Marlins with walk-off single in 10th
Giancarlo Stanton blistered an RBI single to center in the 10th inning that gave the Marlins a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday night in front of 28,750 at Marlins Park.
9/28/2013 | Bucs will go as far as pitching takes them
It's true, folks. The Pirates are entering the postseason for the first time in 21 years, and they do so with the knowledge that, while this season will be regarded as a special one, no matter the October result, they have the ability to make some more memories before 2013 comes to a close.
9/28/2013 | Wild Card push stalls; Rays tied for second spot
The Rays' postseason hopes took a turn for the worse on Saturday, when Tampa Bay lost to the Blue Jays, 7-2, following the Rangers' 7-4 win over the Angels. Later, the Indians beat the Twins, 5-1, to move a game up for the first Wild Card spot.
9/28/2013 | Behind six homers, Bucs to host NL Wild Card Game
The Pirates arranged for their city's first postseason affair since Game 5 of the 1992 National League Championship Series with Saturday's 8-3 win over the Reds.
9/28/2013 | X-rays negative, Phillips expects to play Tuesday
X-rays on Brandon Phillips' left shin were negative after he was struck by a foul ball and exited Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Pirates in the fifth inning, and the Reds second baseman expects to be ready for Tuesday's Wild Card Game in Pittsburgh.
9/28/2013 | Dodgers' starters rested and ready for playoffs
Because the Dodgers so dominated the National League West, they were able to give their top starters extra rest in preparation for the NL Division Series.
9/28/2013 | Rangers tied for AL Wild Card spot after win
The Rangers took advantage of five errors and a few wild pitches from the Angels to win, 7-4, on Saturday. Texas' sixth straight win put it in a tie for the second Wild Card after the Rays lost to the Blue Jays.
9/28/2013 | Waino's 19th win helps fuel home-field chase
Right-hander Adam Wainwright was solid in picking up his 19th victory and Matt Holliday's early two-run jack propelled the Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
9/28/2013 | Mets, Collins nearing two-year contract extension
The Mets tentatively plan to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins on Monday, according to multiple team sources. The deal is expected to include an option for 2016.
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