9/20/2012 | Melvin deflects praise amid award-worthy year
There are at least three exceptionally viable candidates for Manager of the Year in the American League. The final 2012 chapters of these managerial stories are yet to be written, but as we speak, the candidacy of Oakland's Bob Melvin is as impressive as any.
9/20/2012 | Offseason could bring adjustments for Doc
It has been a season full of frustrations for Roy Halladay. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee expects a much improved Halladay in 2013.
9/20/2012 | Wang to make spot start Sunday for Nationals
Nationals manager Davey Johnson decided that right-hander Chien-Ming Wang will get the start against the Brewers on Sunday afternoon.
9/20/2012 | Dickey bumped up from Sunday to Saturday
The Mets continue to do whatever they can to smooth the road between R.A. Dickey and a 20-win season, moving up Dickey's next start so he can pitch twice more at home.
9/20/2012 | CarGo exits series finale with tight hamstring
Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left Thursday afternoon's game against the Giants before the third inning with tightness in his left hamstring.
9/20/2012 | Phils open floodgates in first, don't look back
The Phillies crushed the hapless Mets, 16-1, to sweep the series to improve to 76-74 and remain four games behind the Cardinals for the second National League Wild Card with 12 games to play.
9/20/2012 | In rout, Cloyd quietly dominates for Phillies
Tyler Cloyd turned in eight strong innings to help keep the Phillies in the NL Wild Card race as they hammered the Mets, 16-1, on Thursday.
9/20/2012 | Cardinals walk tightrope in sweeping Astros
Helped by a bullpen that got big outs when necessary, the Cardinals finished off a three-game sweep, handing the Astros their 102nd loss with a 5-4 win on Thursday, the day the St. Louis organization surpassed the 3 million mark in attendance.
9/20/2012 | 'Knuckleball!' could inspire next generation of pitchers
The documentary film "Knuckleball!" gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 season of pitchers R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield and the fickle pitch that made them stars.
9/20/2012 | A's bust out in Detroit, tie for top AL Wild Card spot
Although Oakland trailed the majority of the day, a few defensive mishaps by the Tigers in the sixth inning and an offensive explosion in the ninth resulted in a 12-4 victory at Comerica Park.
9/20/2012 | D-backs hopeful Bloomquist will return
Even though the D-backs only have 14 regular season games remaining entering Thursday, the club is still hoping to get back veteran infielder Willie Bloomquist at some point.
9/20/2012 | After falling to Crew, Pirates lose game off pace
With left-hander Wandy Rodriguez tendering a short start, the Pirates fell into an early four-run hole to the Brewers, roared back out of it to take a three-run lead into the eighth -- then had their bullpen give it all back.
9/20/2012 | Cards won't push Beltran through knee tightness
Convinced that regular rest will help Carlos Beltran move closer to his first-half self, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny kept the right fielder out of the starting lineup against the Astros on Thursday.
9/20/2012 | Knuckleballer fraternity backs R.A.'s Cy Young bid
Mets fans are not alone in their belief that R.A. Dickey should win the NL Cy Young Award. Some former knuckleballers are behind him, too.
9/20/2012 | Anthopoulos reacts to criticism from Toronto media
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has faced criticism from the Toronto media, ranging from the way the team handled the Yunel Escobar suspension to how he has constructed the ballclub.
9/20/2012 | Panda's HRs help Giants trim magic number to 3
Pablo Sandoval homered from both sides of the plate and combined with Buster Posey to hit back-to-back homers Thursday as the Giants completed a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-2 triumph.
9/20/2012 | Tex swings in cage, heads to Florida on Monday
Mark Teixeira took swings in the indoor batting cage at Yankee Stadium before Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays and plans to travel to Tampa, Fla., on Monday to increase his workload with baseball activities in instructional league games.
9/20/2012 | Yankees outslug Jays, grab one-game East lead
Ichiro Suzuki continued a torrid tear with a home run and three RBIs, while Nick Swisher slugged his seventh career grand slam, leading the Yankees to a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium for New York's fifth straight win.
9/20/2012 | Padres hold on in ninth to preserve win over D-backs
Jesus Guzman hit a three-run homer and Clayton Richard won his 14th game of the season as the Padres edged the D-backs, 6-5, on Thursday before a crowd of 17,821 at Chase Field.
9/20/2012 | Working toward full-time duty, Lowrie rests
After playing in back-to-back nine-inning games for the first time since returning from a right knee injury that kept him sidelined for nearly two months, shortstop Jed Lowrie was held out of the Astros' starting lineup for Thursday's day game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium to give the knee a day of rest.
9/20/2012 | Baker undergoes further tests in Chicago hospital
Reds manager Dusty Baker remained in a Chicago hospital Thursday while he underwent more tests for an irregular heartbeat. With Baker out, bench coach Chris Speier managed his second straight game vs. the Cubs and earned a 5-3 victory.
9/20/2012 | Kotchman's walk-off single beats Twins in extras
Casey Kotchman's walk-off single in the 10th gave the Indians a 4-3 win over the Twins in the season finale between the clubs on Thursday at Progressive Field.
9/20/2012 | Hosmer's heroics lift Royals past White Sox
Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the ninth helped the Royals beat the White Sox, 4-3, on Thursday night to complete their season-long domination of the American League Central leaders and keep them from increasing their lead over Detroit.
9/20/2012 | White Sox fall to Royals, maintain two-game lead
The White Sox jumped out to a three-run lead Thursday night but fell to the Royals for the 12th time this season with a 4-3 walk-off loss. Of the six series played this season between the two teams, the White Sox lost five.
9/20/2012 | Leyland leaning toward Smyly if Scherzer's out
The Tigers do not have a probable starter listed for Sunday's game against the Twins. Yet by the hour, manager Jim Leyland's comments trend more and more like rookie left-hander Drew Smyly is going to fill in for Max Scherzer.
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