9/26/2016 | Cards face pitching questions in playoff race
A 15-2 loss to the Reds not only precluded the Cardinals from moving into a tie for the second Wild Card spot on Monday night, but it foiled an opportunity to generate momentum leading into this final week of the regular season.
9/26/2016 | On night heavy with grief, Gordon produces magic
Dee Gordon was holding the bat. We know that. But the forces that swung it through the strike zone?
9/26/2016 | Weaver departs start with back tightness
Veteran pitcher Jered Weaver allowed one hit to the A's on Monday, but left after five innings with lower back tightness.
9/26/2016 | Cutch on Cubs, competing, core-group strength
The Pirates have dealt with a number of issues this year: a rash of injuries, a challenging schedule, a slew of disappointing performances. But their biggest problem, in the short and long term, just might be the Cubs.
9/26/2016 | Boston goes for AL East crown on MLB.TV
The final division race can be settled today as the Red Sox enter play with an opportunity to clinch the American League East.
9/26/2016 | Indians down Tigers to clinch AL Central
The Indians clinched their first American League Central title since 2007 at the ballpark that housed four of the previous five division crowns. In the process, their 7-4 win over the Tigers made Detroit's postseason pursuit much tougher.
9/26/2016 | Red Sox magic number for AL East title now 1
The Red Sox got one step closer to an American League East title Monday as the Blue Jays lost, 7-5, to the Yankees at Rogers Centre. Toronto's defeat lowered Boston's magic number to one, meaning the Red Sox can finish no worse than a tie for first place in the division.
9/26/2016 | Nothing went as planned for Tribe -- except title
The plan Monday called for a shutdown start from Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber to put an emphatic exclamation point on the Indians' first division title since 2007.
9/26/2016 | Indians win AL Central for 1st time since '07
In enemy territory, and against a team that has tormented Cleveland for so many years, the Indians finished the job. With a 7-4 victory over the Tigers on Monday night, the Indians punched their ticket to the October dance as the American League Central champions.
9/26/2016 | Villar's two HRs lift Brewers past Rangers
The Brewers were long ago eliminated from postseason contention, but the way Matt Garza sees it, they are still playing meaningful baseball.
9/26/2016 | Cancer-free, Lambo returns to A's
A's outfielder Andrew Lambo, cancer-free, reunited with the team in Anaheim on Monday and took part in batting practice.
9/26/2016 | Maddon impressed with Hendricks' confidence
After the fourth inning, Cubs manager Joe Maddon walked over to Kyle Hendricks in the dugout at PNC Park. Hendricks thought the manager might be peeved because the pitcher didn't score on Kris Bryant's single that inning. Instead, Maddon wanted to know what Dartmouth's mascot was.
9/26/2016 | Tearful return: Emotional Marlins win
Jose Fernandez's presence was everywhere on Monday night, and collectively, the Marlins fed off the energy. Dee Gordon set the tone with a tearful leadoff homer that tugged at the heartstrings of everyone at Marlins Park. Gordon had four hits and Justin Bour collected three, helping the Marlins break open a big lead and hold off the Mets, 7-3, on a night they paid tribute to Fernandez, whose death on Sunday morning in a boating accident rocked the sports world.
9/26/2016 | Bryant blasts 2-run HR, passes 100 RBIs
In Monday's 12-2 win over the Pirates, Kris Bryant reached the century mark, hitting his 39th home run, a two-run shot, to raise his season total to 101 RBIs with the Cubs.
9/26/2016 | Benoit injures calf, Travis hurts shoulder
Toronto reliever Joaquin Benoit injured his calf and had to be helped off the field after the second bench-clearing incident in the Blue Jays' 7-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday night at Rogers Centre. Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis also left the game with a shoulder injury, although it was not immediately clear how it happened.
9/26/2016 | Cano powers Seattle to 2 back in Wild Card
Robinson Cano continued his assault on Astros pitching, edging the Mariners closer in the American League Wild Card chase in the process while pushing Houston towards elimination.
9/26/2016 | Kluber exits start with right groin tightness
With an American League Central title in the Indians' reach, ace Corey Kluber was forced to exit Monday's game against the Tigers.
9/26/2016 | D-backs-Nats delayed by rain in 6th inning
The Nationals and D-backs entered a rain delay in the top of the sixth inning Monday night with Arizona leading, 5-4.
9/26/2016 | Jeffress turns in 1 1/3 scoreless frames in return
Rangers right-hander Jeremy Jeffress made his first appearance since being activated from the restricted list, against the team that he was traded from on Aug. 1 in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers.
9/26/2016 | Trout goes deep as Angels top A's
Albert Pujols knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Mike Trout had two hits, including his 29th home run. Pitcher Jered Weaver retired the first 14 hitters he faced before departing with lower back tightness. Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea allowed one run in seven innings. Stephen Vogt backed him with home run.
9/26/2016 | Francona thinks highly of 'rising star' Falvey
One of the aspects of the Indians' leadership structure that manager Terry Francona enjoys is the hands-on approach of the front office. The top members of Cleveland's leadership do not shy away from stepping in the clubhouse, working directly with Francona, his coaches or the players.
9/26/2016 | Lucroy difference-maker for AL West champs
The best non-waiver Trade Deadline acquisition by a contending team this year was made by the Rangers when they acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers.
9/26/2016 | Gurriel honors Fernandez, hangs No. 16 jersey
HOUSTON -- Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel, a Cuban who was dealing with the sudden death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, hung an Astros jersey with Fernandez's name and No. 16 in the dugout during Monday's game against the Mariners to honor his fellow countryman.
9/26/2016 | Kiermaier hopes to return soon from wrist issue
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier wasn't in the starting lineup against the White Sox on Monday night due to a bruised left wrist, but the Gold Glove Award winner hopes to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
9/26/2016 | Salazar looks 'really good' in bullpen session
Danny Salazar walked out of the visitors' clubhouse at Comerica Park, and moved swiftly down the hall toward the training room. Before he disappeared around a corner, the Indians pitcher was asked if he played catch again on Monday afternoon.
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