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MLB News: MLB stat leaders: Jeff McNeil sits but seals NL batting title

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman made a final-day bid to win the National League batting championship, but New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil...

  • MLB News: Royals fire manager Mike Matheny, pitching coach Cal Eldred

    The Kansas City Royals fired manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred on Wednesday night following the team’s final game of the season. Matheny took over as manager ahead of the shortened 2020 season after Ned Yost retired. In his three seasons at the helm, the Royals never finished...

  • MLB News: MLB playoff power rankings: Dodgers look unstoppable

    With Major League Baseball’s 12-team postseason set, it’s time to look at where each playoff club ranks entering the month-long run to the World Series. While the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and New York Yankees received first-round byes into the division series, eight other teams will square...

  • MLB News: Report: Mets to skip Jacob deGrom in WC series, if possible

    The New York Mets are planning to start Max Scherzer in Game 1 of their National League wild-card series with the hope of being able to skip ace Jacob deGrom altogether, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The Mets will host the San Diego Padres in a best-of-three series beginning...

  • MLB News: Josh Rojas’ go-ahead HR helps Diamondbacks slay Brewers

    Josh Rojas and Corbin Carroll hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to give the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-2 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday in the final game of the season for both teams. Rowdy Tellez put the Brewers in front 2-1 in the eighth with...

  • MLB News: Dodgers top Rockies; 111 wins 2nd most in NL history

    Freddie Freeman hit a home run among his three hits, Trea Turner homered and singled, and the host Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Wednesday. Cody Bellinger also went deep and Clayton Kershaw (12-3) pitched five innings for the Dodgers (111-51) in his final tune up ahead of...

  • MLB News: Marlins topple Braves in Don Mattingly’s last game as manager

    Nick Fortes and Peyton Burdick both hit home runs and the Miami Marlins rolled to a 12-9 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, giving Don Mattingly a victory in his final game as the team’s manager. Fortes hit a two-run homer, his ninth, to cap a five-run sixth...

  • MLB News: Luis Arraez wraps up batting title as Twins rout White Sox

    Luis Arraez walked twice and doubled in his final at-bat while wrapping up his first American League batting title as the visiting Minnesota Twins cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday on the final day of MLB’s regular season. Arraez finished with a .316 batting...

  • MLB News: J.D. Martinez (2 HRs), Red Sox hand Rays fifth straight loss

    J.D. Martinez homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays in the regular-season finale for both teams Wednesday afternoon. Xander Bogaerts and Christian Arroyo each contributed two hits for the Red Sox, who finished 78-84,...

  • MLB News: Astros clip Phillies behind Framber Valdez’s 10Ks

    Framber Valdez struck out 10 batters in five innings to lift the host Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Houston’s Christian Vazquez belted a solo homer in the seventh inning and Chas McCormick had an RBI double...

  • MLB News: Giants hit three homers against Padres, close season with win

    David Villar hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking two-run shot in a four-run fourth inning, as the visiting San Francisco Giants topped the San Diego Padres 8-1 on Wednesday afternoon to finish the 2022 season 81-81. Seven Giants pitchers combined for a four-hitter of the Padres. The 89-73 Padres...

  • MLB News: Mariners head into postseason with walk-off win, beat Tigers

    Ty France grounded a tiebreaking, bases-loaded single down the right field line with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the host Seattle Mariners a 5-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon in their regular-season finale. Julio Rodriguez, Mitch Haniger and Luis Torrens homered...

  • MLB News: Mets roll Nationals to earn sweep in final series

    Mark Canha and James McCann smacked three-run homers, Trevor Williams pitched six innings of relief and the New York Mets closed out their regular season with a 9-2 win Wednesday over the Washington Nationals. Francisco Lindor added a three-run double for the Mets (101-61), who swept three games from the...

  • MLB News: Guardians, Jose Ramirez storm past Royals in season finale

    Jose Ramirez had four hits and two RBIs as the Cleveland Guardians entered the postseason on a winning note, beating the visiting Kansas City Royals 9-2 in the finale of a six-game series Wednesday. Aaron Civale (5-6) allowed two runs over six innings for the Guardians (92-70), who open a...

  • MLB News: Cubs close season with drubbing of Reds

    David Bote and Zach McKinstry each hit three-run homers, and the visiting Chicago Cubs scored six times in the sixth en route to a season-ending 15-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Franmil Reyes (three RBIs) clubbed a two-run homer in the eighth for one of his three hits...

  • MLB News: Blue Jays split DH with O’s, switch focus to wild card set

    Otto Lopez hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning as the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays defeated the host Baltimore Orioles 5-1 in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Gabriel Moreno opened the seventh with a base hit and reached third on Bradley Zimmer’s fielder’s choice because of Cionel...

  • MLB News: Rangers cap lackluster season by edging Yanks

    Glenn Otto pitched six strong innings against the team that drafted him, and the Texas Rangers ended a disappointing season with a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. Charlie Culberson and Jonah Heim hit solo homers off Domingo German (2-5) before Texas went...

  • MLB News: Pirates finish season on high note, upend Cardinals

    The Pittsburgh Pirates scored four runs in the fourth inning Wednesday as they overcame an early three-run deficit to down the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 in the teams’ regular-season finale. Rodolfo Castro, Diego Castillo and Kevin Newman each had an RBI hit for the Pirates (62-100). Pittsburgh starter Johan...

  • MLB News: Stephen Vogt homers in last MLB at-bat to push A’s past Angels

    Stephen Vogt homered in his last major league at-bat, rookie Ken Waldichuk outdueled Shohei Ohtani, and the Oakland Athletics completed their losingest season in 43 years with a 3-2 victory Wednesday afternoon over the Los Angeles Angels and a three-game sweep. Despite the win, the A’s (60-102) retained the second-worst...

  • MLB News: Aaron Judge sits out finale one day after hitting record HR

    Newly crowned American League home run king Aaron Judge didn’t play in the New York Yankees’ regular-season finale against the host Texas Rangers on Wednesday, one day after hitting blast No. 62 to break Roger Maris’ single-season record. Judge broke Maris’ record of 61 years when he went deep in...

  • MLB News: Mariners rule OFs Jesse Winker, Sam Haggerty out for playoffs

    The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Jesse Winker on the 10-day injured list with a neck injury Wednesday. An MRI revealed a bulging cervical disc, and Winker is likely to miss the postseason. Also out for the playoffs is Mariners outfielder Sam Haggerty, who went on the IL on Tuesday due...

  • MLB News: Angels agree to keep manager Phil Nevin on 1-year deal

    Phil Nevin will be back managing the Los Angeles Angels without the interim title in 2023 – for at least one season. The team announced Wednesday that it had a one-year deal in place to bring back Nevin, who was named interim manager on June 7. He replaced the fired...

  • MLB News: Cardinals activate RHP Jordan Hicks from injured list

    The St. Louis Cardinals activated right-hander Jordan Hicks from the 15-day injured list ahead of Wednesday’s regular-season finale at Pittsburgh. Hicks missed 18 games with right arm fatigue. He is 3-6 with a 4.92 ERA in 34 games (eight starts) and has 63 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings. The Cardinals...

  • MLB News: Orioles rally past Blue Jays on Terrin Vavra’s homer

    Terrin Vavra’s first career home run was a three-run blast as the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader. Vavra’s game-winning homer came with two outs in the bottom of the eighth...

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