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Edwin Encarnacion avoids serious injury after stomach-turning ankle roll
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Indians’ star Edwin Encarnacion is carried off the field after rolling his ankle at second base in the first inning of Game 2 of the ALDS. (AP) A wild first inning in Cleveland ended with a painful scene that could put a damper on the Indians postseason excitement. Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion had to be […]

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Astros score double digits again, roll to 99th win
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The offensively surging Astros rolled into Fenway Park and knocked around their potential ALDS opponent, riding an early burst of offense en route to a 12-2 thumping over the Red Sox in Thursday’s opener of a four-game series. But even in defeat, there was a positive development for the Red Sox. The Yankees suffered a […]

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Healthy Carrasco ready to roll into postseason
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During the Indians’ incredible run to the World Series last season, Carlos Carrasco was forced to watch from the dugout. The starter’s right hand was broken after he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Ian Kinsler during his Sept. 17 outing against the Tigers. This brought his season to an abrupt […]

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Royals roll to keep pace in Wild Card chase
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Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Salvador Perez had two run-scoring doubles as the Royals rolled to an 8-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Cole, Bucs hope to slow Cards' roll
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Still alive in the National League Central and Wild Card races, the Cardinals have plenty to strive for over their last nine games. But they will have already accomplished one of their goals — playing meaningful games in late September — when they take the field to face the Pirates on Saturday night at PNC […]

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Gibson looks to stay on a roll vs. Twins
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Right-hander Kyle Gibson looks to extend his streak of quality starts when he takes the mound for the Twins in Sunday’s series finale at Target Field, as Minnesota looks to keep its hold on the second spot in the American League Wild Card race. Toronto will counter with Joe Biagini.

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Rox roll to 16-0 rout after Anderson dazzles
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On a record-breaking night for Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, the Rockies cruised to a 16-0 victory behind a sensational start from Tyler Anderson, who tossed six innings of two-hit ball.

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Romano looks to continue rookie roll vs. Bucs
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Both the Pirates and Reds have walked the line this month between competing and looking toward next season. They will continue to do so Saturday, when the Pirates will start veteran right-hander Ivan Nova against Reds rookie Sal Romano.

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Cashner looks to stay on roll vs. Mariners
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Right-handed ace Felix Hernandez returns to the Mariners’ rotation when he pitches against right-hander Andrew Cashner and the Rangers on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park.

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Fiers hit hard as Angels roll past Astros
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Justin Upton reached 100 RBIs with his first home run since he joined the Angels and Luis Valbuena had a two-run homer as part of a five-run first as the Angels raced past the Astros to remain two games back of the Twins for the second AL Wild Card spot. Tyler Skaggs allowed three hits […]

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Halos roll past Astros, stay two back in WC
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Justin Upton reached 100 RBIs with his first home run since he joined the Angels and Luis Valbuena had a two-run homer as part of a five-run first as the Angels raced past the Astros to remain two games back of the Twins for the second AL Wild Card spot. Tyler Skaggs allowed three hits […]

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Lamet looks to stay on roll against Twins
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The Twins and Padres will wrap up a brief two-game interleague series on Wednesday night at Target Field. Right-hander Ervin Santana will start for Minnesota, which looks to extend its lead for the second American League Wild Card spot, while San Diego will counter with righty Dinelson Lamet.

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