National League playoff picture
- The Cubs will visit the Pirates in the wild-card game, with the Cardinals awaiting the winner
- The Dodgers and Mets will clash in the NLDS; New York leads the season series 4-3
Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said the team instructed Ramirez to lose 15-20 pounds so he could play 1B next season. Said Lovullo: "It has been discussed. It was outlined in his exit physical that he needs to come in at a certain weight. That's our expectation. To be an infielder you have to be a little more agile." Lovullo added Pablo Sandoval got similar instructions.
Nope, not Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs rookie 3B had the best selling jersey in MLB during the regular season. Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were No. 2 and 3 with Kershaw, Trout and Harper following.
In the final game of the season, Ichiro Suzuki took the mound for the first time in his 15-year MLB career. He allowed one run on two hits against the Phillies.
The Astros CF (rib muscle) sat out the final series of the season, but plans to play Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Said Gomez: "Yeah, definitely I'll be ready in New York. You know because, that game means a lot for us. No matter what, I'm going to be ready. That's what we planned, the whole last five days made me feel better so I can be more 100 percent to do my best in New York."
The only pitcher to 300 K's in a single season with fewer innings than Clayton Kershaw this year? Pedro Martinez in 1999.
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Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler has been hired by the Angels as general manager, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand and multiple reports. The hire will be announced Monday. The L.A. Times first reported the news.
The Rangers defeat the Angels 9-2 to clinch the American League West title.
Despite losing to the Diamondbacks, the Astros clinch a spot in the American League wild card game against the Yankees.
While celebrating, Cole Hamels, Elvis Andrus and Price Fielder talk about how the Rangers bounced back to make the postseason.
Chris Davis hit his 47th home run in the Orioles' 9-4 win but the Yankees will have home-field advantage in the wild-card game against the Astros.
Clayton Kershaw struck out seven to become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts in Dodgers win over the Padres.
Kansas City took down the Twins, thanks in part to Salvador Perez's 21st homer of the season, and will have home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
The Rays' regular season ended with a win by beating the AL East champion Blue Jays by a whopping 12-3.
Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati in both clubs' regular season finale to clinch a home game against the Cubs for the National League wild card.
The day after Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter against the Mets, New York had the pitching edge. Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon and Logan Verrett all looked solid as they had a combined no-hitter going until it was broken up in the 7th vs. Jon Niese. This two-hit shutout ended the Mets' five-game skid.
The team's interim manager won't return in the same capacity next season and San Diego will look for a new manager, the team announced today.