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Blue Jays' bats can't back Happ against KC
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Jason Vargas turned in one of his best outings of the season at the perfect time, going 6 1/3 strong innings to help lead the Royals to a 1-0 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday night in the rubber game at Rogers Centre.

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Astros fall 2 1/2 back in race for AL's top mark
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The White Sox pushed across runs on a bases-loaded walk in the second inning and a bases-loaded double play in the third, and seven relievers stifled the Astros’ offense to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Crew can't close out Cubs, falls 4 1/2 back
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This was not the postseason, but it sure felt that way Thursday night at Miller Park as the Cubs and the Brewers traded late-inning blows in Milwaukee’s most charged September ballgame in years. Javier Baez hit a tying two-out RBI single in the ninth, Wade Davis escaped a bases-loaded jam to force extra innings and […]

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Indians sweep Angels to move 1 game back of 133-year-old winning record
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) It’s time for the 2017 Cleveland Indians to be introduced to the one and only 1884 Providence Grays. They share some unlikely history, the two teams, which played a mere 133 years apart, are the only two clubs to have ever won 27 out of 28 games. The Indians joined the Grays […]

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Are MLB Steroids Back? What Stanton & Co. Home Run Records Could Mean | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
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SI Now co-hosts Maggie Gray and Robin Lundberg discuss MLB’s record-setting season and debate whether fans are searching for an excuse to bring up steroids. Subscribe to ►► http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players. Want to know what’s up with Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Tom […]

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Big flies back Urena as Marlins sweep Mets
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Giancarlo Stanton delivered an awe-inspiring two-run homer in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon, but it was the eight strong innings thrown by Jose Urena that set the tone in the Marlins’ 9-2 win over the Mets at Marlins Park.

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Castro getting back in groove at plate
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Starlin Castro says that he is a more dangerous hitter when he is able to use the entire field, which is why the Yankees have been encouraged to see the All-Star infielder get back to spraying balls around the diamond.

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Yanks back CC, cut playoff magic number to 5
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CC Sabathia recovered from a shaky first inning to provide six solid frames and Brett Gardner drove in a pair of runs on Tuesday evening, leading the Yankees to a 5-2 victory over the Twins in another meeting of the top clubs in the American League Wild Card hunt.

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Miley aims to bounce back against Red Sox
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Red Sox ace Chris Sale will look to get back on track in Wednesday’s series finale in Baltimore and possibly punch Boston’s ticket to the postseason.

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Phillips returns from lower back strain
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Brandon Phillips returned to the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday after missing two games with lower back tightness, playing second base and batting leadoff in the club’s series opener against the Indians at Angel Stadium.

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Wood looks to bounce back vs. Godley, D-backs
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The D-backs continue their postseason push Tuesday night when they send right-hander Zack Godley to the bump against left-hander Travis Wood and the Padres.

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Cubs' 6th straight win has Cards 6 back
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Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.

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