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Is Friday here yet?
Is Friday here yet?
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.
Jon Daniels made three key moves that helped turn a last place team into AL West champions. ESPN's Alex Cora dissects those moves.
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.
Crazy Stat of Day: Dee Gordon is first NL player to lead MLB in BA (.333) & stolen bases (58) in same season since Jackie Robinson in 1949.
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.
Congrats, your team is headed to the postseason. But does the style of play that got it there work under the bright lights of October? Formula for winning
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.