9/28/2012 | Ozzie not letting job speculation get to him
One year after being hired as Marlins manager, Ozzie Guillen said he wouldn't change a thing if he had to do it all over again.
9/28/2012 | Teixeira takes BP, may return against Boston
Mark Teixeira took six at-bats of batting practice on Friday in Tampa, Fla., and expects to play five innings in an instructional league game on Saturday.
9/28/2012 | Upton's homer lifts D-backs over Cubs
Justin Upton's two-run homer capped a three-run fifth inning and gave the D-backs a 8-3 win over the Cubs, picking up starter Ian Kennedy, who had an uneven outing.
9/28/2012 | Dickey's 20th reintroduced meaning to Citi Field
Satisfaction is where you find it. The Citi Field folk found it in R.A. Dickey's 20th victory on Thursday.
9/28/2012 | Varitek excited to join Red Sox's front office
Jason Varitek's special assistant job with the Red Sox will have him all over the place. He won't be only a catching instructor or only a talent evaluator, and he's likely to make plenty of stops outside of Boston and Fort Myers, Fla., too.
9/28/2012 | Path to the Postseason: Sept. 29, 2012
The fireworks kept coming in Friday night's games, making playoff races tighter than ever. The Tigers' two-game lead in the American League Central was cut in half after they took a 4-2 loss to the Twins.
9/28/2012 | Conviction defines Byrnes as Padres' GM
Sitting in the home dugout at Petco Park, during a wide-ranging interview, Josh Byrnes talked in depth for the first time about what went wrong in Arizona and what is going right now in San Diego.
9/28/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, Sept. 28
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
9/28/2012 | Escobar, Hosmer out of lineup against Tribe
Shortstop Alcides Escobar and first baseman Eric Hosmer were out of the Royals' starting lineup on Friday night against the Indians, but both believe their injuries are not serious.
9/28/2012 | Uggla playing through cut on right hand
Sometime during the Braves' celebration for clinching a playoff spot Tuesday, second baseman Dan Uggla reached into a bin full of ice for a drink. Instead of finding what he wanted, Uggla cut his right hand and required stitches to stop the bleeding. Uggla played Wednesday and Thursday and doesn't plan on missing any games.
9/28/2012 | Antonetti: Francona, Alomar up for manager's post
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti confirmed on Friday that Sandy Alomar Jr. and Terry Francona are the only managerial candidates that the club is publicly announcing at this point.
9/28/2012 | Chipper's legendary career honored by Braves
An overflow crowd packed Turner Field on Friday night as the Braves honored Chipper Jones, who will retire at the conclusion of this season. Some of the notables sitting alongside Jones during the on-field pregame ceremony were his parents, former manager Bobby Cox, Hank Aaron and legendary scout Paul Snyder, who selected Jones first overall in the 1990 First-Year Player Draft.
9/28/2012 | Duda's blast helps Niese finish on high note
Jon Niese capped his season with seven strong innings in Friday's 3-1 victory over the Braves. Niese was in line for a hard-luck loss until Lucas Duda -- on the ninth pitch of his at-bat, with a record crowd in a frenzy -- drilled a go-ahead three-run homer off Braves starter Tim Hudson in the seventh.
9/28/2012 | Braves' winning streak halted on Chipper's night
On the night the Braves honored future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones in an emotional pregame ceremony, the Mets flipped the script on their longtime nemesis. Lucas Duda belted a go-ahead three-run homer off Tim Hudson in the seventh inning, sending the Braves to a 3-1 loss Friday.
9/28/2012 | Indians shower Alomar with first win as skipper
Shin-Soo Choo aided a three-run second inning with the first of his two RBI doubles in the game as the Tribe rolled to an 8-5 victory over the Royals on Friday night in Sandy Alomar Jr.'s managerial debut.
9/28/2012 | Padres extend deal with Triple-A Tucson through '14
The Padres on Friday announced that they have extended their player development contract with Triple-A Tucscon through the 2014 season.
9/28/2012 | Game to Remember: Craig Biggio
In his 20th and final season with the Astros, Craig Biggio collected his 3,000th career hit as part of a 5-for-6 game on June 28, 2007 at Minute Maid Park.
9/28/2012 | Following birth of son, Wieters out Friday
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters missed Friday night's series opener against the Red Sox after his wife gave birth to the couple's first child earlier in the day.
9/28/2012 | White Sox end Rays' streak, gain on Tigers
The White Sox ended the Rays' eight-game winning streak with a 3-1 win on Friday night and shaved their deficit to the Tigers in the AL Central to one game.
9/28/2012 | Rays' streak ends at eight with loss in Chicago
The Rays saw their winning streak end at eight with Friday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago. Jeremy Hellickson allowed three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings and Ben Zobrist homered.
9/28/2012 | Trout sets franchise record for runs with leadoff homer
Angels center fielder Mike Trout led off Friday's game against Rangers starter Ryan Dempster with a home run, giving him 29 on the year and setting a franchise record for runs in a season, with 125.
9/28/2012 | Weaver's 20th win keeps Angels in the mix
Desperately needing a win, the Angels came together, with Jered Weaver winning his 20th, Mark Trumbo notching three run-scoring hits and the defense making multiple big plays in a win over the Rangers. But they stayed two games back of the A's with five to play.
9/28/2012 | No magic, as Halos still have Dempster's number
Ryan Dempster allowed a leadoff homer to the Angels and never really recovered, as the Rangers missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot, with their magic number staying at one.
9/28/2012 | Cards come out swinging, edge closer to berth
Mike Matheny can relax just a bit in his scoreboard watching. The St. Louis manager needs to worry a little less about the out-of-town results, as the Cardinals put themselves in the driver's seat in the race for the second National League Wild Card with a 12-2 thumping of the Washington Nationals before 39,166 at Busch Stadium on Friday.
9/28/2012 | Jackson roughed up, but Nats still close in on title
Friday's start couldn't have gone much worse for Edwin Jackson, and the final score of the Nationals' 12-2 loss to the Cardinals tells the story of their forgettable night at Busch Stadium.
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