Miami's Dee Gordon edged Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting title, one of many season-ending statistical awards solidified Sunday across the majors.
Los Angeles Teams
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Lakers starting five vs Jazz, according to coach Byron Scott: D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle, Roy Hibbert.
Candace Parker had a triple-double with 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team open its European tour with a 94-52 victory over Uni Girona on Sunday night.
Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season.
The zit that sidelined a player
The Dodgers' Justin Turner missed a game with an infected pimple. Maybe they should add Clearasil to next year's payroll. Injuries of the year
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Lakers getting warmed up for their preseason opener vs. the Utah Jazz here in Hawaii.
Kershaw second-fastest to 300 K's
Clayton Kershaw needed 232.2 innings to reach 300 strikeouts this season. The only pitcher in MLB history who needed fewer innings was Pedro Martinez in 1999 (213.1 innings).
Clayton Kershaw recorded his 300th strikeout of the season as the Dodgers closed the regular season by beating the Padres.
Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in an abbreviated start to become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts, and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padre
Hamels' gem clinches AL West for Rangers
Cole Hamels allowed three hits and struck out eight in a complete game to lift Texas to the AL West crown with a 9-2 victory. With the loss, the Angels are eliminated from the postseason. Box score
Congrats, your team is headed to the postseason. But does their style of play work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.
Kershaw gets to 300 K's on season
In his final start of the regular season, Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher with 300 K's since 2002 (Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson). He finishes with 301 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA. Follow live
Losses are OK in the new playoff world
Ole Miss, UCLA and Notre Dame should keep their heads up after losses in Week 5. They all have plenty of opportunities left to impress the committee. Dinich: They can bounce back
Clayton Kershaw became the only Dodgers pitcher other than Sandy Koufax to strike out 300 or more batters in a season, hitting that number before being lifted in the fourth inning Sunday.
Hamels settles down for Rangers
Albert Pujols started this crucial matchup with a two-run HR off Rangers SP Cole Hamels. But Hamels just finished his fifth inning with the score still 2-1 in the Angels' favor. L.A. needs this one if it hopes to make the playoffs. Follow live
Pujols starts must-win in style
Albert Pujols hit his 40th HR of the season in the first inning to put Los Angeles ahead 2-0 over the Rangers. The Angels need to win today and get some help to make the playoffs. Follow live
Sunday's NL playoff picture
The Dodgers and Cardinals can kick up their feet. They are both already guaranteed to host their opponents in the NLDS. The Cubs and Pirates, on the other hand, remain fiercely locked in a battle for home-field advantage in the wild-card game.
Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com
We have 15 baseball games, I'm, kicking off right now. And 7 of them will determine the shape of the postseason. Can't wait.
The same five Pac-12 teams remained ranked in the AP poll this week -- but there's been a significant shuffle in how they're ordered.
What's at stake today
The Angels can't win a wild-card spot outright, but they can still force a tie for it. The Astros clinch a playoff spot with a win, but which one will it be? That depends on the Texas Rangers, who could really simplify things by just winning the division title on Sunday.
After clinching the NL West five days earlier and home field in the NLDS the night before, the Dodgers finally faced a meaningless game on Sunday.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Bruins fall hard in Power Rankings
UCLA climbed up to No. 3 in ESPN's rankings last week. How far did the Bruins fall after a home loss to Arizona State in Week 5? Power Rankings
Kershaw goes for 300 strikeouts
Clayton Kershaw needs six strikeouts to become the first pitcher since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002 to record 300 strikeouts. Watch the magic happen on Sunday. Five things to watch