MLB

12:40 AM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first American League West title since 2013 on Monday, with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion and making the A’s the first team in the majors to
0 Comments
7:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Just like that, the fastest, weirdest, pandemickiest baseball season ever has come and gone. Mathematics holds that a 60-game schedule is shorter than the standard 162, but the 2020 season has whistled
0 Comments
9:14 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland. The clincher came in the finale
0 Comments
11:55 PM ET CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber was pulled from Sunday’s game after he played a double into a triple off the bat of Minnesota Twins center fielder Jake Cave. “I think the guy shouldn’t have gotten to third base there,” a repentant Schwarber said after the Twins’ 4-0 win. “It
0 Comments
9:30 PM ET ESPN News Services Two days after his ejection at home plate, Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson lashed out at Major League Baseball’s umpires, saying there’s “no accountability” with the group and that the umps “don’t care.” “[If] the umpire consistently isn’t doing [his] job correctly, that’s affecting our careers, that’s affecting
0 Comments
5:15 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire mostly maintained his jovial demeanor this season. As recently as Friday night, he was needling a reporter while discussing a strategic decision from the late innings. Less than 24 hours later, Gardenhire announced his retirement. This year was taking more of a toll on the 62-year-old
0 Comments
11:14 PM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas. The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with one out in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball
0 Comments
6:37 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The White Sox clinched their first postseason berth since 2008, rallying to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Thursday as Eloy Jimenez hit a tiebreaking double that capped a two-run rally in the seventh inning. Chicago (33-17) opened a three-game lead over the second-place Twins (31-21) in the American
0 Comments
10:05 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — The Yankees hit five home runs in an inning for the first time in their history. Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning from Toronto’s Chase Anderson on Thursday night. Voit’s home run was his major league-leading 20th.
0 Comments
3:12 PM ET The Padres‘ three-game series against the Mariners, originally scheduled to begin Friday in Seattle, has been moved to San Diego’s Petco Park due to air-quality issues in Washington. The Mariners will be the home team for all three games. The West Coast wildfires have caused air-quality woes in the Seattle area this
0 Comments