Five Things: Blue Jays, Giants Win Exciting Wild Card GamesThe Wild Card games lived up to the hype. Here's some things you may have missed.
5 Things: A’s And Giants Finish Season On High NotesThe Miami Marlins said goodbye to their fallen teammate, while the San Francisco Giants finally won a week’s worth of games to make the National League playoffs in yet another “even year” October. As for the Oakland Athletics, they played just well enough to knock the Seattle Mariners out of postseason contention.
5 Things: Fernandez Tragedy Overshadows Postseason RacesThree teams are fighting for two playoff spots in the National League, while realistically only three teams are fighting for two playoffs spots in the American League. Who says the wild card isn’t good for baseball? But the big news in baseball right now is the tragedy in Miami.
5 Things: Strange Highs And Curious Lows For Brandon Crawford And The San Francisco GiantsThere's never a dull moment in Major League Baseball, of course, but some weeks are more volatile than others. Nothing illustrates this better than the seven-day stretch the San Francisco Giants just went through. Last Monday, shortstop Brandon Crawford set a record with seven hits in one game, but by Sunday, the team's bullpen had wasted all the momentum generated earlier in the week. In other big news, Texas first baseman Prince Fielder announced his playing days were over due to injury concerns, and Alex Rodriguez played his final MLB game.
Schoop Homers, O's Overcome 6-Run Deficit To Beat Giants 8-7Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a six-run deficit to give the struggling San Francisco Giants another deflating loss, 8-7 on Sunday.
Short-Handed Oakland A's Fall To Baltimore Orioles 9-6Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam for his major league-leading 32nd homer and drove in five runs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-6 Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep.
Must Watch: First Child With Double Hand Transplant Throws First PitchZion Harvey, 9, the first child to undergo a double hand transplant last year, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles game on Tuesday.
Giants On List Of Teams Interested In Athletics' Josh ReddickHis above average fielding, with the power he provides at the plate, could make him a valuable piece for any team in a playoff race.
5 Things: The Defending Champs Are In Trouble, While Strasburg is 10-0The American League East Division has more teams in the hunt than MLB fans realize, thanks to resurgent weeks by both the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Is it the best division in baseball this year? Probably. However, there's a pitcher in the NL East no one is paying attention to, despite his 10-0 start to the season that including an amazing strikeout rate so far.
Are Bench Clearing Brawls Good For Baseball?It has absolutely nothing to do with the game of baseball, unless talking about the unwritten rules, but for some reason, fights draw major attention to the game.
30 Players: Kevin Gausman Should Thrive If Given Rotation Spot By OriolesThe Orioles has a bright young pitcher who could help solidify their rotation.
Guide To Visiting MLB Spring Training In FloridaYour travel guide to visiting any of the MLB teams in the Florida Grapefruit League for this year's spring training