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American League playoff picture

  • The Yankees will host AL wild-card game vs. the Astros on Tuesday (8pm ET on ESPN), with the winner facing the Royals
  • The Rangers, who clinched the AL West on Sunday, will take on the Blue Jays in the ALDS.


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

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Angels to hire Eppler as GM

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.

Rangers clinch division title

The Rangers defeat the Angels 9-2 to clinch the American League West title.


Astros get wild-card spot even with loss

Despite losing to the Diamondbacks, the Astros clinch a spot in the American League wild card game against the Yankees.


How the Rangers made the playoffs

While celebrating, Cole Hamels, Elvis Andrus and Price Fielder talk about how the Rangers bounced back to make the postseason.


Yanks lose to O's, will host Astros in WC game

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.


Kershaw hits 300 Ks for the season

Clayton Kershaw struck out seven to become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts in Dodgers win over the Padres.


Royals secure home-field advantage

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.


Rays beat Blue Jays in finale

The Rays' regular season ended with a win by beating the AL East champion Blue Jays by a whopping 12-3.


Ichiro makes pitching debut

In the final game of the season, Ichiro Suzuki got to take the mound for the first time in his 15-year MLB career. He allowed one run on two hits against the Phillies.


Pirates win; clinch home field in WC

Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati in both clubs' regular season finale to clinch a home game against the Cubs for the National League wild card.


deGrom, Mets get on track vs. Nats

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.


Pat Murphy won't return for Padres

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.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Only 3 MLB Managerial jobs in limbo ....Nationals, Mariners & Rockies. Williams and McClendon most likely will not be retained ...Weiss & Rockies could go either way

Haren to retire after postseason

Cubs starter Dan Haren said after his regular season win over the Brewers, "That was it for me. If I have to pitch in the postseason I'll be ready for sure." He has 153 career wins and a 3.60 ERA in 13 years in the big leagues.


Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Clayton Kershaw thinks Zack Greinke should win the Cy Young: "Best numbers. Lowest ERA, lowest WHIP. I mean, what else do you want?"

David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Sunday in a tweet: Hamels great, Royals top seed, Pirates host Cubs, Yankees get Keuchel at home, Ichiro pitches, thank you, Buehrle.

Katie Strang 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admits it's been difficult year. Players have been grinding it out since September. Everyone now looking forward to rest and recharge. Team upbeat about future. "We're not rebuilding. We're not building from scratch."

Katie Strang 

It was not a somber scene in Tigers room. Seemed to be some palpable relief about putting disappointing season in rear-view mirror. Said Ian Kinsler: "It'll be pretty easy to flush, honestly."