9/28/2013 | Like Fisk, McCann is enforcer of professionalism
We need more players like Braves catcher Brian McCann. Suddenly, during his ninth Major League season, he is evolving into the 21st-century version of Carlton Fisk, the Hall of Fame icon who deeply valued professionalism in baseball.
9/28/2013 | Puig given night off, expected back Sunday
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly already was thinking about resting Yasiel Puig on Saturday, and that decision became easier when the outfielder twice fouled pitches off his left shin in Friday's game.
9/28/2013 | Dodgers put in extra work on pickoff plays
In preparation for the postseason, the Dodgers took about 45 minutes Saturday afternoon to work on pickoffs, especially to help players who joined the club midseason.
9/28/2013 | Capuano in postseason mix for lefty relief
Left-hander Chris Capuano, who served mostly as a starter this year, could provide the Dodgers with short or long relief in the postseason.
9/28/2013 | Four Chicago homers help rookie to third straight win
The curse of 100 losses was officially avoided by the White Sox on Saturday night courtesy of their 6-5 victory against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.
9/28/2013 | Rizzo in pursuit of manager, key re-signings
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo addressed the local media Saturday afternoon, and among his priorities were hiring a new manager and signing shortstop Ian Desmond and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann to extensions.
9/28/2013 | 2013 MLB postseason schedule and matchups
2013 Major League Baseball postseason schedule and matchups
9/28/2013 | A-Rod done for season, turns attention to appeal
Saying that he will be "fighting for my life and my whole legacy," Alex Rodriguez said that he is "excited" to begin his appeal of a 211-game drug suspension. The appeal process of Rodriguez's suspension is scheduled to begin on Monday at Major League Baseball's offices in New York. Rodriguez can turn his attention to his legal situation because he said on Saturday that he will not play this weekend against the Astros due to lingering soreness in his legs.
9/28/2013 | Huff to start over Kuroda in Yanks' season finale
Hiroki Kuroda's final turn in the rotation could have come in Sunday's season finale, but the veteran struggled mightily down the stretch, prompting Yankees manager Joe Girardi to give the ball to David Huff instead.
9/28/2013 | Baker turns to Cueto for NL Wild Card Game
With Mat Latos battling arm soreness and Sunday's game now inconsequential, Reds manager Dusty Baker announced after Saturday's 8-3 loss that Johnny Cueto will start Tuesday's National League Wild Card Game.
9/28/2013 | Citing fatigue, D-backs to pace Corbin in '14
Looking at how Patrick Corbin's results faded down the stretch in 2013, the D-backs will most likely prep their young ace a bit differently next year in hopes that they can keep him fresher as the season wears on.
9/28/2013 | Rivera's retirement hits home for Delgado
D-backs right-hander Randall Delgado became a fan of Mariano Rivera's early on, watching his fellow Panamanian pitch on television whenever he could. So when Delgado watched Rivera's final appearance at Yankee Stadium, the 23-year-old got emotional.
9/28/2013 | Liriano will get starting nod in NL Wild Card Game
Left-hander Francisco Liriano remained locked in as the Pirates starter for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Reds -- only, his leash got a little shorter as a result of the club nailing down home-field advantage for that playoff opener.
9/28/2013 | Ellsbury, Papi get planned days off
After playing two games in his return from a compression fracture in his right foot, Jacoby Ellsbury was out of the Boston lineup on Saturday. However, there was no setback. It was just part of the gradual process of his return.
9/28/2013 | Farrell's squad fine with waiting on ALDS foe
The fact that the Red Sox won't know who they are playing in the American League Division Series until Wednesday night isn't a big issue, according to manager John Farrell.
9/28/2013 | Red Sox secure home field throughout playoffs
Moments after they started Saturday night's game against the Orioles, the Red Sox clinched the best record in the American League, meaning they will have home-field advantage for every postseason series they play. Home-field advantage officially went to Boston once the Athletics lost to the Mariners in Seattle on Saturday.
9/28/2013 | After long drought, playoffs return to Pittsburgh
The Pirates will host the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, a date arranged two-thirds of the way through the regular-season concluding set here dubbed the Dating Games.
9/28/2013 | Kimbrel joins elite company with 50th save
Craig Kimbrel joined an exclusive group on Friday night when he became the 10th different Major League pitcher to record 50 saves in a season.
9/28/2013 | Sims, Elander earn top Minor League honors
Lucas Sims and Josh Elander were named the Braves' Minor League pitcher and player of the year, respectively.
9/28/2013 | Amaro: Phillies will tender Kendrick contract
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. ended speculation about Kyle Kendrick's future Saturday afternoon at Turner Field, when he said he planned to tender him a contract in the offseason.
9/28/2013 | Ruiz hopes Phillies career isn't nearing its end
Sunday could be Carlos Ruiz's final game in a Phillies uniform.
9/28/2013 | Next year's coaching staff won't be decided soon
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Saturday the 2014 coaching staff won't be finalized anytime soon.
9/28/2013 | After losing home field, Reds strengthen WC resolve
The Reds lost a chance to host a one-game playoff against the Pirates on Saturday, but losing home-field advantage strengthened Cincinnati's postseason resolve.
9/28/2013 | Wrist injury ends Morse's season in Baltimore
Michael Morse has been shut down with a left wrist injury, effectively ending the outfielder's short -- and disappointing -- tenure in Baltimore.
9/28/2013 | Roberts remains hopeful to re-sign with O's
Brian Roberts, the longest-tenured active Orioles player who will be a free agent this winter, said over the weekend that a return to the organization would be "100 percent" his first choice as the 35-year-old reaches the end of a four-year, $40 million deal.
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