9/29/2013 | Pirates tune up for Wild Card game, sweep Reds
Brandon Cumpton threw an early hat into the ring for the competition for the Pirates' 2014 rotation by throwing five shutout innings Sunday as the Bucs lowered the regular-season curtain with a 4-2 victory over the Reds.
9/29/2013 | MLB, A-Rod arbitration hearing to begin Monday
On Monday in New York, representatives from MLB and the MLB Players Association will meet with arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to begin the hearing of Alex Rodriguez's appeal of the 211-game suspension he was given in August for his part in the Biogenesis scandal.
9/29/2013 | Availability of Rondon, Coke in DS remains uncertain
Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said on Sunday morning that Bruce Rondon won't throw until he's no longer experiencing discomfort in the elbow. Phil Coke is similarly day to day.
9/29/2013 | Miggy claims third straight AL batting title
Not since Rogers Hornsby's reign in the 1920s had a right-handed hitter won three consecutive batting titles. Not since Ty Cobb from 1917 to 1919 had a Tiger won three in a row. With the regular season complete, Miguel Cabrera officially joined their company.
9/29/2013 | Past tiebreakers have provided legendary moments
From the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" to Bucky Dent's famous 1978 homer at Fenway Park to Matt Holiday's game-winning slide, tiebreakers have given baseball some of its classic moments.
9/29/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 29
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/29/2013 | Mo, Jeter proud of the way Pettitte completes career
Mariano Rivera was on the closing end for 72 of Andy Pettitte's victories, a dynamic duo that established a Major League record for win-save combinations. This time, Rivera was thrilled to watch Pettitte finish off the ninth inning all by himself.
9/28/2013 | Pendleton, C. Johnson share heated exchange in dugout
First-base coach Terry Pendleton and third baseman Chris Johnson shared a heated exchange in the dugout following the 5-4 loss the Braves suffered against the Phillies on Saturday night at Turner Field.
9/28/2013 | Report: Headley to undergo left knee surgery
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chase Headley will have left knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus on Tuesday. The third baseman reportedly sustained the injury in Spring Training.
9/28/2013 | Greinke sharp in final tuneup for postseason
Zack Greinke pitched well enough to win, striking out seven over six innings with one run allowed on four hits, but the Dodgers didn't provide their starter with any support in a 1-0 defeat to the Rockies at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night.
9/28/2013 | Nicasio impressive to win duel with Dodgers
Right-hander Juan Nicasio closed his season with a sharp outing on the mound for the Rockies, who held off the Dodgers in a 1-0 victory Saturday night in Los Angeles.
9/28/2013 | Margin of error gone in Wild Card Game
The Reds meet the Pirates at PNC Park Tuesday evening, and it's not unreasonable to say that the team Dusty Baker has trotted out throughout 2013 lives and dies with the win-or-go-home National League Wild Card Game.
9/28/2013 | White Sox relieve hitting coach Manto of duties
Jeff Manto was relieved of his duties as White Sox hitting coach following the team's 6-5 victory against the Royals on Saturday night. Assistant hitting coach Harold Baines will handle Manto's responsibilities for Sunday's season finale against K.C.
9/28/2013 | Global Citizen Festival empowers, inspires, unites
On Saturday, musicians such as Bono and Stevie Wonder, and world leaders, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, came together at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park to empower, inspire and unite the global community to work toward an end to poverty.
9/28/2013 | Pettitte crafts completely fitting closing act
Andy Pettitte held the glove high in front of his face, his eyes intently peering over the black leather for the final time. In this season of farewells, the Yankees left-hander closed out his career with one more vintage performance. Facing the only other club he has pitched for, Pettitte held the Astros to five hits while hurling the 26th complete game of his career in the Yankees' 2-1 victory over Houston on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
9/28/2013 | Francis gets nod for Rockies' season finale
Left-hander Jeff Francis believes his rough 2013 season is likely his last with the Rockies, but he is being given an opportunity to author his own goodbye.
9/28/2013 | Mattingly won't miss having to contend with Helton
Don Mattingly said having his pitchers face Todd Helton was never an easy assignment, and the Dodgers manager wishes the 17-year veteran well in retirement.
9/28/2013 | Haren concludes potential Nats finale with win
Right-hander Dan Haren most likely pitched his last game as a member of the Nationals on Saturday night, and it was arguably his best of the season as the Nationals blanked the D-backs, 2-0, at Chase Field.
9/28/2013 | Kemp scratched from lineup with sore ankle
Matt Kemp's left ankle flared up Saturday, forcing his late scratch from the Dodgers' starting lineup and raising another injury red flag five days before the start of the National League Division Series.
9/28/2013 | Cuddyer held out with left wrist soreness
Rockies manager Walt Weiss sat Michael Cuddyer on Saturday night but said the National League's batting leader would be back in the lineup for Sunday's season finale.
9/28/2013 | MLB announces potential AL WC tiebreaker schedule
Major League Baseball announced Saturday the potential tiebreaker schedule should the American League Wild Card race end in a draw.
9/28/2013 | Astros to play exhibitions vs. Mexican League team
The Astros announced on Saturday they had scheduled two exhibition games against the Veracruz Red Devils of the Mexican Baseball League next spring. The games will be played March 29-30 at Minute Maid Park.
9/28/2013 | Mariano meets with Astros employees, fans
Mariano Rivera might not get on the field this weekend at Minute Maid Park to face the Astros, but he showed the team a classy gesture Saturday. At Rivera's request, he met with a handful of longtime Astros employees for about 30 minutes prior to Saturday's game. Rivera spoke with employees who had been with the team for more than 20 years and thanked them for all they had done.
9/28/2013 | Luhnow, Porter, staff meet to discuss players
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his top front-office officials met for about three hours Saturday with manager Bo Porter and the coaching staff to discuss every player on the 40-man roster.
9/28/2013 | Astros set to discuss future of Porter's coaching staff
Don't be surprised if there are at least a couple of changes to the Astros' field staff for next season. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow lauded the staff Saturday for its efforts in the first year of manager Bo Porter's regime and said any possible changes to the Major League staff or Minor League staffs would begin getting discussed Sunday.
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