9/29/2013 | Orioles erase five-run deficit to win season finale
Backed by a sellout crowd, the Orioles rallied from a five-run deficit and showed their moxie with a 7-6 win over the American League East champion Red Sox on Sunday afternoon.
9/29/2013 | As playoffs loom, Sox get in final tune-up
The Red Sox wrapped up their regular season Sunday with the anticipation for what awaits on Friday, when the American League Division Series will open at Fenway Park against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. The result was a 7-6 loss to the Orioles, but that hardly mattered.
9/29/2013 | Hech of a play preserves Alvarez's no-hitter
The Marlins list Adeiny Hechavarria as 6-foot, 185-pounds. The 24-year-old shortstop used every bit of his height to help Henderson Alvarez make his mark in MLB history.
9/29/2013 | Rays hang on, will battle Texas in tiebreaker
By winning Sunday's game over the Blue Jays, 7-6, the Rays assured themselves of extra baseball in a tiebreaker game against the Rangers on Monday to fight for a berth in Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game.
9/29/2013 | Rangers top Halos, force tiebreaker vs. Rays
The Rangers kept their season alive with a 6-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers will play a tiebreaker game against the Rays on Monday in Texas for the second AL Wild Card spot.
9/29/2013 | Grand finale: Alvarez saves best for last
On the last day of the regular season, a 100-loss team went nuts on the field while a division winner slinked away.
9/29/2013 | Walk-off no-no about as rare as they come
With the Marlins' Henderson Alvarez tossing a no-hitter on Sunday afternoon in Miami and the Tigers' pitching staff matching him zero for zero through eight innings at Marlins Park, the stage was set for a rare event in baseball history.
9/29/2013 | Hustle helps Cuddyer hold NL batting title
This season, Michael Cuddyer piled up the singles. A habit of dashing hard out of the batter's box always puts him in position to reach on infield balls, and his final .321 average was good enough for the National League batting title.
9/29/2013 | Maddon gets heated, tossed in crucial inning
Manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Sunday's Rays-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre, seemingly firing up his club in a big spot in the seventh inning.
9/29/2013 | Davey's confidence in players a hallmark of his legacy
On Sunday, the retiring Davey Johnson managed his last game for the Nationals, and there is no doubt that he left an impact on the team. "Davey obviously means a lot to all of us in here. He's done a great job," Ian Desmond said. "He's really brought out the best in us."
9/29/2013 | Scioscia hasn't heard if he'll be back in '14
The sentiment around the organization is that Mike Scioscia's job is safe for 2014. But on the morning of the regular season's final game on Sunday, the Angels' manager, who's finishing his 14th year at the helm, said he hasn't been given any assurances.
9/29/2013 | Atlanta ends season with rout, finishes second in NL
Gerald Laird matched a career-best four hits and Elliot Johnson drove in a career-high five runs while fueling the 17-hit attack the Braves used to conclude the regular season with Sunday afternoon's 12-5 win against the Phillies. But it was not enough for them to win their battle with the Cardinals for home-field advantage during the NL playoffs.
9/29/2013 | Ethier might be limited to pinch-hitting in NLDS
The Dodgers have a difficult decision to make with outfielder Andre Ethier and his troublesome left ankle in regards to the National League Division Series roster.
9/29/2013 | Kemp out for postseason after MRI on ankle
Matt Kemp has been lost for the postseason with a recurring ankle injury, the Dodgers announced Sunday.
9/29/2013 | Lackey rests after solid season; Webster starts finale
Rather than giving John Lackey one last tune-up before the postseason, the Red Sox decided to skip the right-hander on Sunday, the final day of the regular season.
9/29/2013 | Astros give Rivera a fitting sendoff in Houston
The Astros held a pregame ceremony Sunday in honor of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera prior to his final game on an active roster. Among those on hand for the festivities were Joe Torre and Roger Clemens.
9/29/2013 | Mo should be first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee
No player has been inducted into the Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote. Mariano Rivera, who has been close to perfect both on and off the field, should be the first.
9/29/2013 | Rangers to activate Cruz for tiebreaker game
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz has served his 50-game suspension and will be activated for Monday night's tiebreaker game against the Rays at the Ballpark in Arlington.
9/29/2013 | Girardi to consider return to Yankees in 2014
There will be a gathering in the next few days, probably around the dinner table, in which Joe Girardi will ask his family how they would feel about him continuing to spend his summers in a big league dugout.
9/29/2013 | Marlins name Hill president, Jennings GM
The Marlins have reorganized their front office. As part of the reshuffling, the club named Michael Hill, who has been with the club for 11 seasons, president of baseball operations. Dan Jennings, who has been the organization's vice president of player development and assistant general manager, was promoted to general manager.
9/29/2013 | Pulse: Tribe in as Rays, Rangers head to tiebreaker
The final scheduled day of the 2013 regular season began with the possibility of an unprecedented three-team tiebreaker to finalize the American League postseason field. But now it comes down to the Rangers and Rays in a tiebreaker to determine who will advance as the second Wild Card.
9/29/2013 | If Reds advance, Latos likely to start NLDS opener
Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos probably won't be included on the National League Wild Card roster because of arm soreness. However, Latos is still considered likely to start Game 1 of the potential NL Division Series.
9/29/2013 | Reynolds' blast in 14th ends season on high note
Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking home run in the 14th inning as the Yankees completed their season with a 5-1 victory over the Astros on Sunday. Mariano Rivera was honored before the game.
9/29/2013 | Quintana reaches 200-innings mark in loss to Royals
Jose Quintana allowed a pair of two-run homers over seven innings and the White Sox left the bases loaded in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Royals in the season finale at U.S. Cellular Field.
9/29/2013 | Royals cap best season since 1989 with victory
Bruce Chen threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and Salvador Perez and Brett Hayes each hit two-run homers to give the Royals a 4-1 win in the season finale against the White Sox Sunday. It was Kansas City's 86th win, its most since winning 92 in 1989.
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