Mets' deGrom to start Game 1
Jacob deGrom will be on the mound when New York starts its NLDS series with the Dodgers on Friday. deGrom followed a 2014 NL Rookie of the Year campaign with an outstanding sophomore year (29 starts, 2.60 ERA).
Report: Mark Buehrle to retire after Sunday
The Blue Jays starter will end his 16-year MLB career after pitching two innings vs. the Rays, according to 670 The Score. Buehrle, who is two innings away from 200 innings in a season for the 15th consecutive time, isn't expected to be on the postseason roster.
Sunday's play determines Astros' fate
- Will Houston win the division, be in the wild-card game or not make the playoffs at all? It's all still possible. Here's where the team stands:
- Trail Rangers by 1 game for AL West title
- Trail Yankees by 1 game for first AL wild card
- Currently in second AL wild-card spot
- Hold 1-game lead over Angels for second AL wild card
Scherzer secures 2nd no-no of season
Max Scherzer got Curtis Granderson to fly out in the ninth to capture his second no-hitter of the season for the Nats. Yunel Escobar's error in the sixth was the only thing that prevented Scherzer from tossing a perfect game.
Max Scherzer @Max_Scherzer
Looks like my bullpens will be at the team hotel from now on. Thanks to my teammates for making this special day possible!
David Schoenfield @dschoenfield
Astros keep up in playoff push, top D-backs
Colby Rasmus blasted a pair of HRs to lead the Astros over the Diamondbacks and hold on to the second AL wild-card spot heading into the final day of the season.
Zack Greinke, Dodgers edge Padres
The RHP struck out eight over eight innings to lead the Dodgers past the Padres 2-1. Greinke ends the regular season with a 1.66 ERA, best overall in the majors.
Greinke gets L.A. home-field advantage
Zack Greinke struck out eight and walked one over eight IP as the Dodgers beats the Padres 2-1 to solidify home-field advantage for the NLDS vs. the Mets that begins Friday. Box score
Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN
Justin Verlander taking home a souvenir to commemorate Miguel Cabrera's feat -- a pair of signed batting gloves from tonight's game
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Dodgers up 2-1 in L.A. in bot 8. Mets three outs from losing home-field advantage for NLDS.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks threw 6 shutout innings in the Cubs 1-0 win Sat. Over the last 7 games, all wins, Cubs starters have given up 1 run combined. Cubs still have a chance to host the NL WC game.
Kurkjian: Scherzer no-no is 'bittersweet'
Said Tim Kurkjian on Max Scherzer's second no-hitter of the season: "[The Nationals] are supposed to be going to the playoffs ... and they're not."
Reds take down Pirates
Adam Duvall hit his fifth home run of the season in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Pirates, who lead the Cubs by just one game for home-field advantage in Wednesday's NL wild-card game.
Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN
With tonight's loss Tigers assured to finish last in AL Central. This after winning four straight division titles
Cubs outlast Brewers 1-0
Kyle Hendricks outlasted Tyler Wagner in the pitcher's duel while striking out eight to lead the Cubs past the Brewers.
Wild pitch costs Yankees vs. Orioles
The O's completed a doubleheader sweep over the Yankees thanks to an eighth inning wild pitch in the second game that scored the winning run.
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
Here's Max Scherzer reacting to Yunel Escobar's error, which ultimately cost the ace a perfect game. Escobar bounced a throw to first base on Kevin Plawecki's grounder.
Home-field for NL wild-card game up in air
With the Cubs winning and the Pirates losing, Chicago trails Pittsburgh by just one game for home-field advantage in the NL wild-card game. Chicago owns the tiebreaker, so if the Cubs win and Pirates lose Sunday, Wednesday's game will be played at Wrigley Field.