8/30/2015 | Cards, Royals, Bucs rule atop Power Rankings
While there are plenty of races still to be decided -- everything but the AL Central is realistically available to more than one team -- it is fun to at least envision what the playoff landscape would look like if we were to skip over the next 30-some days and land on Oct. 6.
8/30/2015 | Statcast: E4 in no-no was a bullet
On a Sunday dominated by afternoon baseball, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta provided a thrilling nightcap by twirling a no-hitter against the Dodgers. Statcast was there to help document that feat.
8/30/2015 | Castro: No doubt error ruling in no-no correct
Jake Arrieta took the end of his no-hitter on Sunday night into his own hands. His fastball touching 96 mph, his breaking balls snapping under the Dodgers' bats, the Cubs right-hander struck out the side in the ninth inning as the sun set on Chavez Ravine.
8/30/2015 | A look back at Cubs' no-hitter history
Jake Arrieta delivered the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history on Sunday night, beating the Dodgers, 2-0, to continue a magical season for the pitcher -- and possibly his team.
8/30/2015 | Carpenter reaches 'fun' homer milestone
On the second pitch Matt Carpenter saw in the Cardinals' 130th game of the season, Carpenter secured himself his first 20-homer campaign and a new mode of transportation to use around his Texas home.
8/30/2015 | V for Venditte: Switch-pitcher gets 1st victory, AB
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte picked up his first Major League victory Sunday afternoon in Arizona, returning from a scoreless two-inning outing to a beer shower that was "cold, but well worth it," he said, smiling, after the A's 7-4 11-inning win.
8/30/2015 | Shapiro reportedly to be named Jays president
The Blue Jays' search for a new president appears to be over with multiple reports suggesting veteran front-office executive Mark Shapiro is on the verge of being named the successor to Paul Beeston.
8/30/2015 | Shapiro appears headed to Jays
On Monday morning, the Blue Jays are expected to announce that they will name Mark Shapiro their new team president at the conclusion of this season, when current president and CEO Paul Beeston plans to retire, MLB.com has confirmed.
8/30/2015 | Giants face another big battle vs. Dodgers
When the Giants and Dodgers get together at any stage of the season, it's big. When it is August merging with September and they're within shouting distance of each other atop the National League West, it's bigger than big.
8/30/2015 | Byrd throws hits party on his birthday
Marlon Byrd celebrated his birthday in style Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. The 38-year-old collected three extra-base hits and four RBIs, almost single-handedly bringing the Giants back in a battle they ultimately lost to the Cardinals, 7-5.
8/30/2015 | Adonis caps successful set vs. former team
Adonis Garcia got a measure of revenge against his former team this past weekend, batting a solid .462 (6-for-13) with a double, a homer, an RBI and two runs scored in the recently completed three-game series against the Yankees. He saved the best for last, putting up three hits, including a homer, in Sunday's 20-6 loss.
8/30/2015 | Ortiz projected to heat up at the plate
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8/30/2015 | Yankees' quench offensive thirst in Atlanta
A three-game showdown against the Braves' inexperienced pitching staff seemed to get the Yankees' bats back on track. The contributions up and down the batting order were so widespread, even Stephen Drew's batting average bubbled above the Mendoza line.
8/30/2015 | Astros put up fight despite missing key bats
Down seven runs to the Twins in the ninth inning, it would have been easy for the Astros to fold. They hadn't scored all day and it was the last game of a six-day, seven-game road trip. They didn't.
8/30/2015 | Mets have logjam for potential playoff rotation
Shoring up the seventh inning lingers as New York's primary focus at the moment. But another average start from Noah Syndergaard suggests that the Mets could have decisions to make regarding the rotation as well, even if they're not ready to make them yet.
8/30/2015 | De La Rosa heats up, cools off Pirates
With the exception of how his day ended, Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park was a highlight afternoon for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
8/30/2015 | Key things to watch for in today's games
Jake Arrieta goes in search of a Major League-leading 17th win of the season as the Cubs and Dodgers play on Sunday Night Baseball to highlight some important games around the Majors.
8/30/2015 | What to watch for in today's games
Monday marks the last day of August, which means the calendars are soon turning to fall. September callups are on the horizon, the trade waiver market closes at midnight and teams can finally start turning their full attention to the postseason race and the hunt for a World Series title.
8/30/2015 | Cards muscle their way to win over Giants
The Cardinals' 10-game road trip came to an end Sunday in San Francisco, where they capped it with a 7-5 victory over the Giants that featured the team's sixth three-homer game of the year. The win gave the Cardinals their second series victory over the Giants this month and helped them add to their National League Central lead, which is now 4 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.
8/30/2015 | Royals disagree with call on pivotal DP
With one out in the eighth inning and runners on the corners during the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday, Kendrys Morales chopped an Alex Colome changeup near home plate that first baseman James Loney fielded on a hop and fired to catcher Rene Rivera, who tagged out Ben Zobrist to prevent what would have been the game-tying run.
8/30/2015 | Holland's gem gives Texas hope for stretch run
It may be tempting right now for the Rangers to imagine where they'd be in the standings if Derek Holland had been with them the whole season. Had he been healthy and made another twenty-something starts like he did Sunday in a 6-0 victory over the Orioles, the Rangers might well be leading the American League West right now.
8/30/2015 | 'Nastiest pitcher in the world,' Familia on a roll
Rarely does Jeurys Familia allow emotion to escape him. One of the National League's most effective closers also tends to be one of the quietest. But something stirred within Familia after he unleashed the final pitch of Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, a 100-mph fastball that fled past Mookie Betts, zoomed through the upper third of the strike zone and popped into Anthony Recker's mitt.
8/30/2015 | Santana gets back on track with 10-K gem
Ervin Santana's between-starts work paid immediate dividends on Sunday against the Astros, as the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts to lead the Twins to a series victory with a 7-5 win at Target Field.
8/30/2015 | White Sox knock out Mariners in 11 innings
Tyler Saladino's single off reliever David Rollins scored Alexei Ramirez with the game-winning run in a 6-5 White Sox victory over the Mariners in 11 innings Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/30/2015 | Holland shuts out Orioles to complete sweep
Texas starter Derek Holland mastered the Orioles in a 6-0, three-hit shutout Sunday, earning a series sweep for the surging Rangers and heaping more misery on a Baltimore club that has begun to see its postseason hopes fade over the past two weeks.
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