AL scenario: Top AL seed
- Royals win No. 1 seed with a win today vs. the Twins OR a Blue Jays loss to the Rays.
- Blue Jays win No. 1 seed with a win vs. Tampa Bay and a Royals loss.
Pretty standard Yankees A-team lineup for today's season-finale against the Orioles. If this lineup can't beat Chris Tillman today, how will it do against Dallas Keuchel on Tuesday?
Accuweather forecast for today's regular season finale between the Yankees and Orioles sounds much better than the last two days: A period or two of light rain or drizzle during the game but a delay is unlikely. The wind will be blowing in from center field at 15-25 mph. The temperature at first pitch will be near the high of the day of 62 degrees and will dip to 59 by the end of the game.
The Red Sox announced John Farrell will be back as manager and Torey Lovullo bench coach for 2016. Lovullo signed a two-year extension as bench coach in which he waived the right to pursue a managing job this offseason. Lovullo's agreement protects the Sox in the event Farrell's health remains an issue. (via Gordon Edes)
Noah Syndergaard had dominant outing at L.A. on July 3. And for all the hullabaloo about road splits, had 2.29 ERA last 3 road starts.
J.P. Ricciardi confirmed to Jim Duquette that after Jacob deGrom in opener, Noah Syndergaard has Game 2 and Matt Harvey Game 3.
That's exactly as has been projected for a while. Steven Matz will get Game 4 if healthy. Otherwise, Bartolo Colon. Then deGromi in Game 5
Max Scherzer got Curtis Granderson to fly out in the ninth to capture his second no-hitter of the season for the Nats. Yunel Escobar's error in the sixth was the only thing that prevented Scherzer from tossing a perfect game.
Jacob deGrom will be on the mound when New York starts its NLDS series with the Dodgers on Friday. deGrom followed a 2014 NL Rookie of the Year campaign with an outstanding sophomore year (29 starts, 2.60 ERA).
The Blue Jays starter will end his 16-year MLB career after pitching two innings vs. the Rays, according to 670 The Score. Buehrle, who is two innings away from 200 innings in a season for the 15th consecutive time, isn't expected to be on the postseason roster.
Looks like my bullpens will be at the team hotel from now on. Thanks to my teammates for making this special day possible!
Colby Rasmus blasted a pair of HRs to lead the Astros over the Diamondbacks and hold on to the second AL wild-card spot heading into the final day of the season.
The RHP struck out eight over eight innings to lead the Dodgers past the Padres 2-1. Greinke ends the regular season with a 1.66 ERA, best overall in the majors.
Zack Greinke struck out eight and walked one over eight IP as the Dodgers beats the Padres 2-1 to solidify home-field advantage for the NLDS vs. the Mets that begins Friday. Box score
Justin Verlander taking home a souvenir to commemorate Miguel Cabrera's feat -- a pair of signed batting gloves from tonight's game
Dodgers up 2-1 in L.A. in bot 8. Mets three outs from losing home-field advantage for NLDS.