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Power broker: Bryce belts 40th, cuts deal with fan

PHILADELPHIA -- Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is having a season for the ages. He leads the National League in several offensive categories, …

Baseball

Voting underway for Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet on Monday announced the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Fan …

Baseball

Wainwright eyes '15 return to Cards' bullpen

ST. LOUIS -- Insistent for weeks that he'd be pitching again this season, Adam Wainwright now has the necessary doctor's approval to give it a …

Baseball

East mode: Mets at postseason's door

CINCINNATI -- For the first time in nine years, the Mets will play beyond their 162nd game.<p>They assured themselves that much Friday with a 12-5 …

Major League Baseball

Zito set to face Hudson in nostalgic matchup

OAKLAND -- Nostalgic theater will be on display Saturday at the Coliseum, where Barry Zito and Tim Hudson -- two-thirds of Oakland's Big Three combo …

Baseball

Angels a half-game back in WC after win

ANAHEIM -- Nine days ago, after dropping two of three at Safeco Field in Seattle, Jered Weaver was asked about the opportunity his club had just …

Mike Scioscia

Royals' rally in 10th earns home-field in ALDS

CHICAGO -- Eric Hosmer smashed a two-run homer in the 10th inning off White Sox closer David Robertson and the Royals clinched the No. 2 seed and …

Chicago White Sox

Cespedes HBP on left hand; X-rays negative

PHILADELPHIA -- Almost immediately, postseason implications began flashing through Terry Collins' head. The Mets manager had just witnessed arguably …

Major League Baseball

CarGo launches walk-off HR to stun Dodgers

DENVER -- Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez slugged a two-run home run with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Yimi Garcia for an 8-6 walk-off …

San Francisco

A's hire first female coach in MLB history

The name of the national organization Justine Siegal founded is called "Baseball For All," a fitting title considering she just got a new job that, …

Baseball

MLB Top 10s: Donaldson, Greinke, Harper, Trout and the best of 2015

For this week's MLB Top 10s, let's have a look at the position players and pitchers who provided the most value in 2015. Not a slideshow!<p>In the MLB …

David Price

Predicting Players Who Will Break Out into Stardom in 2015 Playoffs

October has a way of defining careers. Over the next few slides, we'll identify a handful of MLB players who seem poised for a breakout during postseason play.<p>The definition of what constitutes a breakout star will vary, but each player on this list has at least flashed some sort of top-tier …

David Price

Emma: Jake Arrieta Paved His Path To Stardom

By Chris Emma–<p><b>(CBS)</b> Standing tall on the mound, Jake Arrieta gripped the baseball tightly. His index finger and middle finger spread to one seam, his …

Jake Arrieta

Blue Jays closer to clinch, home-field after rainout

BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays will have to wait at least one more day to clinch the American League East, and to resume their quest for home-field …

Baseball

2015 MLB Award Race Odds Updates with Just Days to Go

For the likes of David Price, Zack Greinke, Jake Arrieta, Josh Donaldson and the rest of baseball's biggest stars, it's time to put the final touches on their 2015 MLB award resumes.<p>With just days to go in the season, we have one last opportunity to check in on all the races for the top individual …

Toronto Blue Jays

Cardinals are baseball's best team, but they won't win the World Series

The Cardinals have the best record in baseball. The Cardinals will not win the World Series. The way that St. Louis has emerged as baseball’s best …

2015 MLB Free Agents: Predictions for Top Players Guaranteed to Change Teams

Even though free agency in Major League Baseball is one of the most exciting times of the year for fans and players, it's also one of the most painful and arduous if you fall into the former category.<p>There's so much hearsay and speculation about where an impact hitter or pitcher could end up that …

Kansas City Royals

Explaining possible tiebreakers for postseason

The postseason expansion that arrived in 2012 has brought added drama, added intrigue and, yes, added confusion to the stretch run of the …

Baseball

Cards-Bucs postponed; split twin bill today

PITTSBURGH -- A full day of rain in Pittsburgh forced the Pirates and Cardinals to postpone their scheduled game Tuesday night at PNC Park.<p>The …

Baseball

Yankees' postseason berth on hold

NEW YORK -- It would have been a tidy wrap for the Yankees to secure their first postseason berth since 2012 on the same night they notched the …

Clinchin' Kershaw: LA wins West, KOs Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw pitched the Dodgers to their third consecutive National League West title Tuesday night, besting …

Bryant sets Cubs' single-season rookie HR record

CHICAGO -- Hall of Famer Billy Williams has seen every one of Kris Bryant's home runs this season, and he expected the rookie to not only pass his …

Jake Arrieta

After scary moment, Cards on verge of title

PITTSBURGH -- In a game that reflected a National League Central race they are now one big step closer to winning, the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a …

Baseball

Astros power past M's; West deficit 1.5 games

SEATTLE -- Red-hot slugger Chris Carter homered in his third consecutive game, breaking a tie with a solo shot in the seventh inning Monday night at …

Houston Astros

Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

A loss that unquestionably transcends the game has sent all of baseball into deep mourning. Yogi Berra -- Hall of Famer, all-time Yankees legend, …

Baseball

Cubs stay up late, clinch spot in postseason

CHICAGO -- In November, Joe Maddon offered to buy a shot and a beer at his introductory news conference as the new Cubs manager. Late Friday night, …

Jake Arrieta

Astros gain in West; Keuchel 15-0 at home

HOUSTON -- All-Star left-hander Dallas Keuchel completed his record-breaking perfect season at home and the Astros cut another game off the Rangers' …

Cy Young Award

Cardinals stunned late, maintain lead

ST. LOUIS -- Three outs away from moving closer to a National League Central title, the Cardinals took a punch to the gut when Milwaukee's Jason …

Baseball

Altuve back in lineup after scary collision

HOUSTON -- After leaving Friday's 6-2 loss following a scary collision in shallow center field, it was determined Astros All-Star second baseman Jose …

A. J. Hinch