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Dodgers send Darvish to mound eyeing clinch
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In Monday’s Game 3 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, the D-backs turn to their ace, former Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, hoping to fend off elimination. The Dodgers look to righty Yu Darvish as they try to complete the sweep.

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All eyes on Scherzer in return to mound in G3
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Now that he’s been given extra days to get healthy, Max Scherzer will attempt to make the most of his opportunity to either preserve or strengthen the Nationals’ bid to end this season with a World Series title.

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Tribe sends Carrasco to mound eyeing clinch
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Where do we go from the draining drama of all that Game 2 tumult? Where do the Indians go after a win for the ages? Where do the Yankees go now that they’ve had their hearts ripped out? We go to the Bronx (Sunday, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1).

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Phillies instructs: Brown returns to mound
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Aaron Brown’s career hadn’t been disastrous with the bat, finishing this season with a career .252/.316/.381 and spending two autumns in the Arizona Fall League. But with his progress seemingly stalled and with a .222 average over his first 28 games this year, the Phillies approached their former third-round pick about switching gears and giving […]

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Padres send Wood to mound in opener in LA
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The Dodgers locked down the National League West title on Friday, but as they begin a three-game series against the Padres at Dodger Stadium, they still have plenty to play for. Right-hander Yu Darvish will start Monday’s series opener. San Diego will send left-hander Travis Wood to the mound.

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Boyd returns to mound after near no-hitter
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The last time Matthew Boyd took the mound at Comerica Park, he fell an out shy of the Tigers’ first no-hitter in six years, settling on a one-hit shutout of the White Sox. As he readies for a Saturday evening matchup against the Twins, he’s trying to keep the same approach he had on that […]

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Arrieta looks, feels strong in return to mound
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon admitted he did not know what to expect from Jake Arrieta.

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Young pitchers Graveman, Lively take mound
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Two clubs with as much shared history as any continue their three-game set Saturday in Philadelphia. The A’s occupied Philadelphia alongside the Phillies from 1901-54, before moving to Kansas City and then, ultimately, Oakland in the late 1960s. This marks just the sixth series the teams have played against each other.

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Arrieta throws off mound; 'pen session next
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Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw off a mound on Thursday, but it wasn’t a full-fledged bullpen session, which will be the next step in the right-hander’s rehab as he works his way back from a right hamstring strain sustained on Sept. 4.

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Gray to take Citi mound for 8th Yankees start
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Sonny Gray will take the mound for his eighth start with the Yankees on Tuesday, and he’ll face off against the Rays’ Blake Snell, who had been throwing well for two months prior to his previous start.

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Wood brings lumber, struggles on mound
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Behind two home runs from Jose Martinez, the Cardinals continued their playoff push Tuesday night, downing the Padres, 8-4, at Petco Park.

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'Masa' takes mound in finale vs. M's
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Andrew Albers has won two starts in a row, with a chance to make it three, when he starts for the Mariners against the Yankees Sunday at Yankee Stadium on the final day of Players Weekend. Right-hander Masahiro “Masa” Tanaka (9-10, 4.86 ERA) starts for the Yankees, trying to make it two straight wins since […]

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