While the beat goes on for the Cardinals as they own the top spot in our rankings for the 14th consecutive week, the red-hot Blue Jays have quickly become a force.
The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. How did walk-up tunes become baseball's soundtrack? And does the music make a difference?
When the next expired contracts come due, the Yankees may eschew big-money free agents. The holes that are on the horizon could be filled from within.
Ivan Nova and the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox fresh off a 20-run performance and three game sweep of the Braves.
Chicago manager Joe Maddon plans for the Cubs to have a pajama party for the team's flight back home from Los Angeles.
Jose Reyes is a liability defensively at shortstop, so the Colorado Rockies probably will look to deal him in the offseason if they can find a taker.
Sunday was a night to let loose, celebrating a no-hitter against the Dodgers then a postgame pajama party for the flight home. But no one works harder than Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, and if you've watched him pitch, you know there are more special games ahead.
Jake Arrieta's performance might finally get people to take him a little more seriously as a guy who can be considered the best starter in his league.
Jake Arrieta's No-Hitter
The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the planned height of guardrails at their new stadium scheduled to open in 2017.
Jake Peavy faces Brett Anderson on Monday night in the opener of a three-game set between bitter NL West rivals that will also see Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner take the Dodger Stadium mound. It is on!
With Major League Baseball rosters expanding to 40 players Sept. 1., Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios headlines this week's list of top 10 prospects.
Which contending team's bullpen is the best? We break down the relief corps of the 10 clubs -- five in each league -- currently leading in this season's hunt for October.
Michael Cuddyer, who went 3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, is healthy at last -- and finally making his mark on the Mets' offense.
The takeaway from Texas' sweep of Baltimore, on the back of Derek Holland's Sunday gem? These are not April's Rangers, or July's. This is a team with the talent to beat anybody in a short series.
The left-hander is back from his injury and looking good. In fact in this start, it would have been hard for him to look any better than he did.
The Yankees scored 38 runs in a three-game sweep of Atlanta and remained within 1 1/2 games of the surging Blue Jays in the AL East.
Encarnacion, Blue Jays cruise past Tigers
A's beat D-backs in 11
Rays use long ball to avoid sweep
Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion connected in the first inning against Detroit, homering for the third straight at-bat.
Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving the team to take the same job with the Toronto Blue Jays after the season, the teams announced Monday.
Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is hopeful of returning to the rotation by mid-September following a 71-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
The White Sox saw the optimism of July fade quickly in a disappointing August, but at least they left the month on a positive note.
The mustache king of baseball graded eight of the best whiskers in the game today.
A's pitcher makes baserunning blunder
Miley snags grounder behind his back
Dog runs wild on baseball field
Does Wade Miley's behind-the-back snag and throw to first top Justin Turner diving to catch a bunt attempt?
Doug Mittler takes aim at critics of MLB's current playoff format, determining that their primary argument -- that mediocre teams can qualify for it -- is really nothing new in MLB.
In a game marred by tragedy, Luis Severino shut down the Braves in the Yankees' 3-1 win as New York kept pace with Toronto in the AL East race.
The Astros got another solid start, though not a no-hitter from their recent acquisition. And they shut down one of the Twins best bats.
Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions believes Buster Posey should be the leading candidate for the NL MVP award after measuring the Giants catcher's overall contributions.
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia blew off a "Candid Camera" like extortion attempt from New York City paparazzi recently.
Vin Scully says 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.
Buster Olney looks at where the Mariners stand following their firing of GM Jack Zduriencik and offers some advice for Seattle's next steps.
Jack Zduriencik's tenure in Seattle just ended, but the Mariners are already hard at work searching for his replacement.
In June, the outfielder became the first product of the New Orleans Urban Youth Academy, which was built in the storm's wake, to be drafted.
Tim Kurkjian tells a story about a time when White, a former All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove center fielder, went missing in action when he was on the Angels.
Shelby Miller's start moved up
Miller will pitch tonight instead of Tuesday because Mike Foltynewicz (illness) was scratched from the 7:10 p.m. start vs. Miami. Miller is 0-10 in his last 18 starts despite a 3.24 ERA.
The unluckiest MLB players of 2015
Atlanta's Shelby Miller has a 3.24 ERA in his last 18 starts -- but he's 0-10 thanks to atrocious run support. But he's not the only one in baseball who's down on his luck. Bad breaks
Braves fan's death ruled accident
Gregory Murrey fell during the 7th inning of Saturday's game. The medical examiner ruled the death was caused by blunt force injuries to Murrey's head and torso. Murrey's family released a statement today, which read in part: "The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things -- watching the Braves."
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Addison Reed just spoke to New York media for first time, sounds very happy to be with Mets. Hoping to get in game tonight.
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Jerry brought us some luck yesterday as we picked up the W! Nice chatting with you before the game. #jerryspringer
Jake Arrieta on no-hitter: 'It was fun, man'
Arrieta talked to Buster Olney after throwing the first no-hitter of his career and the 14th in Cubs franchise history -- and he's interrupted only briefly by the congratulatory Powerade shower.
Caple: Walk-up music sets the tone in MLB
The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. Can it affect players' performances? A's OF Sam Fuld believes it has as much effect on play "as any other superstition would." From Drake to Taylor Swift
Like father, like son. Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first father-son duo to play on the same team (Mariners), 25 years ago today. They both singled in the first inning. [Credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images]
Jesse Chavez gets a hit, fails on basepath
The 32-year-old A's pitcher recorded his first career hit today vs. the D-backs, but then it all went downhill after he tripped over second base.
Wade Miley with filthy grab on the mound
The Red Sox LHP made a behind-the-back, no-look grab in Sunday's loss to the Mets for an out. We bet he practices that in his spare time.
#PhotoOfTheNight: Adeiny Hechavarria jumps over Ian Desmond after completing a double play at Nationals Park.
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Jake Arrieta in August: 6-0, 0.43 ERA Last starting pitcher w/ 6 wins, ERA that low in calendar month Jim Kaat, Sept 1974, 6-0, 0.35 ERA
Kurkjian impressed with Arrieta's no-no
Tim Kurkjian explains how Jake Arrieta showed up on the big stage: "Just look at the scope of the game. It's a national TV game ... Kershaw and Greinke are in the other dugout and this guy goes out and throws a no-hitter."
Highlight: Jake Arrieta's no-hitter
The Cubs RHP struck out 12 and walked just one in the 2-0 win over the Dodgers. It's Arrieta's first career no-hitter and the second time L.A. has been no-hit in the past 10 days.
A shocker in the BBTN power rankings
For much of the season, the Cardinals and Royals have held the top two spots in Baseball Tonight's power rankings. However, Aaron Boone went off the cuff this week and put one of MLB's hottest teams at No. 2.
Best drenching of Jake Arrieta's life?
His Cubs teammates showered him with ice and Powerade in celebration of his no-hitter. They got him good.