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Wainwright Wins 20th, Cardinals Beat Cubs 8-0

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO— Mike Matheny looked at Adam Wainwright’s run over the past five years and summed it up with one word. “Wow,” he said. Wainwright joined...

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Derek Jeter’s Defining Moments

NEW YORK — Here’s the situation: July 19, 2003—Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees are 59-36 and four games up in the AL East, headed to their sixth of nine consecutive division titles.…... Read More




  • Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Brewers Edge Pirates 1-0 To Tighten Wild-card Race

    PITTSBURGH— Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Kershaw Gets 20th Win As Dodgers Pound Cubs 14-5

    CHICAGO— Clayton Kershaw became the majors’ first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a... Read more

  • An emotional former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington looks down at the podium as he makes a statement at a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Ex Rangers Manager Sorry For Breaking Wife’s Trust

    IRVING, Texas— Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for breaking the trust of his wife of 42 years. While offering no... Read more

  • New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, left, and manager Joe Girardi, right, watch pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throw during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Tanaka Likely To Start Against Toronto On Sunday

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. Yankees manager... Read more

  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter smiles as he answers a question during a news conference before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jeter is playing in his last series against the Rays before retiring at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Slumping Jeter Gets Night Off From Starting Lineup

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Derek Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees’ starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night. New... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Ryu To Leave Dodgers, Get MRI In Los Angeles

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will leave the team and fly to Los Angeles on Monday to have an MRI on his left shoulder... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Dodgers’ Lead Dwindles, Ryu Hurt In 9-0 Loss To SF

    SAN FRANCISCO— The Los Angeles Dodgers’ division lead is dwindling and manager Don Mattingly suddenly faces another concern for the stretch run. Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu... Read more

  • Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun slides into home plate to score on a double by Mike Trout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Angels Rout Astros 11-3 For 9th Straight Victory

    ANAHEIM, Calif.— David Freese hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout had an RBI triple during Los Angeles’ seven-run fifth inning, and the Angels beat... Read more

  • In this Sept. 6, 2014, photo, vintage baseball player Matt Fischetti with the Resolute Base Ball Club of Elizabeth, N.J., waits for his turn to bat during the 2014 Base-Ball Exhibition & Fair at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The clubs play baseball according to rules of the game as it was played in 1864. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Vintage Baseball Proves a Hit With Modern Players

    PHILADELPHIA— From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding... Read more

  • Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Sale, White Sox Shut Down Fading Athletics 1-0

    CHICAGO— Chris Sale bested Scott Kazmir in a brilliant pitchers’ duel, light-hitting Marcus Semien homered for the only run and the Chicago White Sox edged... Read more

  • Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig smiles while speaking at a news conference before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Selig: Domestic Violence Policy Has Been Discussed

    SAN FRANCISCO—Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that the league and players’ union have previously discussed the idea of a blanket policy regarding... Read more

  • New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka loosens up before throwing in the bullpen before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

    Tanaka to Face Minor Leaguers in Simulated Game

    NEW YORK— Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is going to face minor leaguers in a simulated game Monday in what may be the final step... Read more

  • Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton follows through on a solo home run of off Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Giancarlo Stanton Ties Marlins HR Mark in Win Over Brewers

    MILWAUKEE— Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 37th home run of the season, tying the Marlins record for career homers, and Miami beat the reeling Milwaukee... Read more

  • Umpire Greg Gibson, right, Baltimore Orioles left fielder David Lough,left, and  Chris Davis (19) watch as designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates his two run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Fla.. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Cruz Homers Twice to Lead Orioles Past Rays 7-5

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Nelson Cruz put on quite a show on Sunday. Cruz hit his second homer of the game in the 11th inning and... Read more

  • Los Angeles Angels' C.J. Cron, left, dives safely into third on an error by Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks as Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (24) bobbles the throw from center field during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Trout Hits 32nd Homer As Angels Sweep Twins, 14-4

    MINNEAPOLIS— Mike Trout hit his 32nd homer, C.J. Wilson recovered from a slow start for his 11th win, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a... Read more

  • Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Royals Spoil Jeter’s Day With 2-0 Win in Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK— Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals turned Derek Jeter Day into another disappointing defeat for the New York Yankees’ captain in the... Read more


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