Red Sox on track for $13M luxury tax despite…

The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs

Narvaez's 10th inning HR lifts Mariners over Sox 2-1

Omar Narvaez hit a game-ending home run in the 10th inning against his former team, Felix Hernandez turned in his best outing of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1

Rojas gets clutch hit as Marlins snap 5-game skid

Miguel Rojas doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning, Jorge Alfaro hit a massive home run off Madison Bumgarner, and rookie Robert Dugger pitched 6 1/3 solid innings as the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2

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Man says he saw woman burn bloody clothes after 1992 killing

A man has testified that he saw a woman burn bloody clothes at her eastern Iowa home a day or two after prosecutors allege that she beat her ex-boyfriend to death with a baseball bat in 1992

Rizzo's slam among 5 Cubs homers, Chicago rips…

Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam, Willson Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Chicago Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts…

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros; deGrom-Ryu in Dodgers-Mets matchup

Villar hits record-setting HR, Orioles beat Dodgers 703

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Blackmon homers in 6-run inning, Rockies beat Padres 11-10

Charlie Blackmon homered to start a six-run inning, Daniel Murphy had four hits and 4 RBIs, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat San Diego 11-10 in a game in which both the Padres' Eric Hosmer and manager Andy Green were ejected

D'Arnaud's 3-run double sends streaking Rays past Angels 3-1

The Tampa Bay Rays improved their standing in the AL wild card race with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels

Yanks' Boone 'optimistic' about injured Encarnaci…

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he's "optimistic" both Edwin Encarnación and Gary Sánchez will be able to return before the end of the season

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LEADING OFF: Syndergaard and Ramos? Brewers roll…

LEADING OFF: Syndergaard could pitch to Ramos vs Kershaw, Dodgers; Brewers rolling, Yankees ailing

Juicy stat: MLB sets record for most home runs in…

Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season

Four home runs carry Athletics to 8-6 win over Rangers

The Oakland Athletics rode four home runs in consecutive innings to an 8-6 win over the Texas Rangers to maintain their lead for the American League's first wild card

Cubs set team HR record, clobber Pirates 14-1

Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Chicago Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-1

Mariners rookie Lewis homers 3rd game in row…

Seattle Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis has tied a major league record by hitting a home run in his first three games

Shohei Ohtani to have surgery on kneecap, miss…

Shohei Ohtani will miss the rest of the Los Angeles Angels' season to have surgery on his left kneecap

Braves clinch playoff spot behind Acuña Jr.

Ronald Acuña Jr. ignited a four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double, as the NL East leading Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday

Paxton wins 9th straight start as Yankees rout Jays 13-3

James Paxton pitched five innings to win his ninth straight start, Brett Gardner homered twice and drove in five and the New York Yankees hit five home runs in a 13-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays

Brewers' Yelich won't need surgery, likely done…

Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich won't need surgery on broken right kneecap, according to GM

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Abreu, Moncada lift White Sox over Mariners 9-7

Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez hit solo home runs, Yoan Moncada drove in four runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 9-7

Beede, 2 relievers combine on 4-hitter, Giants top Marlins

Tyler Beede allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings, Buster Posey drove in the game's only run, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 1-0

Homer barrage keeps Rays in wild card spot, tops Angels 11-4

The Tampa Bay Rays kept pace in the AL wild card race with an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels