LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves…

LEADING OFF: Yankees defend turf as Red Sox take 3rd swing at Bronx clincher, Phillies-Braves begin big NL East series, Scherzer's turn in Cy Young race, Rays on major roll

Braves snap 4-game losing streak behind Freeman, Toussaint

The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals as Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer and Touki Toussaint pitched into the sixth inning

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Piscotty homers and drives in 5 as A's rout Angels 10-0

Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 to snap a three-game losing streak

Man pleads guilty to 'Field of Dreams' site…

A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 "Field of Dreams" movie has changed his plea to guilty

Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner…

The Boston Red Sox have not yet clinched this year's American League East division championship yet, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to…

LEADING OFF: Rockies meet Dodgers for last time, Red Sox try again to clinch at Yankee Stadium, watch out for Phillie Phanatic

'14 Back': Two legendary catchers with nothing…

The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.

Diamondbacks, Ray avoid sweep with 9-0 win over Cubs

Christian Walker and Chris Owings homered off Cole Hamels, and Robbie Ray held the Chicago Cubs to one hit over six innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-0 win over the Cubs

Hoskins HR sparks Phillies over Mets before key Atlanta trip

Rhys Hoskins became the seventh-fastest player to hit 50 career home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies kept pace in the NL East race with a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets

Yankees top Red Sox 3-2, deny Boston a division clincher

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Snell wins 20th, ties Rays record in 4-0 victory…

Blake Snell became the major leagues' first 20-game winner in two years, helping pitch the Tampa Bay Rays past the Texas Rangers 4-0

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Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash…

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory

'14 Back': Was Bucky's bat corked?

Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.

Twins sweep 3-game series from Tigers with 8-2 win

Stephen Gonsalves threw six scoreless innings, and Minnesota's offense pounded Detroit's pitching, helping the Twins beat the Tigers 8-2 in Wednesday series finale

Shaw's 2-run single lifts Giants over last-place Padres, 5-4

Giants rookie Chris Shaw hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and San Francisco rallied to beat San Diego 5-4, assuring that the rebuilding Padres will finish last in the NL West

Judge returns for Yanks, Betts sits for Red Sox…

Afternoon showers in the Bronx allowed Yankees slugger Aaron Judge to return to the lineup and also forced Red Sox star Mookie Betts to sit

Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team-record…

Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team record 108th loss _ with 11 games remaining

'14 Back': Fighting (literally) for AL East…

Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.

Cowart hits grand slam, drives in 5 as Angels stall A's

Kaleb Cowart hit a go-ahead grand slam in a six-run sixth inning before adding an RBI triple, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Oakland Athletics 9-7

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Baez, Murphy go deep as Cubs romp past Diamondbacks 9-1

Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big early lead on their way to a 9-1 win over the fading Arizona Diamondbacks

APNewsBreak: Baseball union, teams meet on revenue grievance

APNewsBreak: Union officials met with 4 teams accused of improper spending of revenue-sharing money

Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in…

Colorado slugger Trevor Story has inflammation in his right elbow, but there's no structural damage and the Rockies are hopeful he can return to the lineup in a few days