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9/13/2014 | A's walk way to top AL Wild Card spot

In danger of letting go of their American League Wild Card spot Saturday, the A's not only survived a game started by Felix Hernandez but won it, courtesy of Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded walk against a wild Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory at a roaring Safeco Field.

9/13/2014 | Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat

A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.

9/13/2014 | Ackley back on sideline with ankle soreness

A day after returning to the Mariners' lineup, left fielder Dustin Ackley was sidelined on Saturday because of ongoing soreness in his left ankle. Ackley is day to day.

9/13/2014 | Smith gives Mariners another weapon in 'pen

Carson Smith, an eighth-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas State University, is the latest power arm in the Mariners 'pen as he joins a group that has posted a 2.39 ERA while going from the 29th-lowest ERA in the Majors in 2013 to the best in 2014.

9/13/2014 | McClendon likes Wilhelmsen in bullpen

While versatile right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen was mentioned in midseason as a potential starting candidate down the road by manager Lloyd McClendon, Seattle's skipper said Saturday he thinks the 30-year-old might be too valuable in the bullpen to mess with that success.

9/13/2014 | Prospect Grichuk forcing his way into lineup

Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk is making a case for a more prominent role in manager Mike Matheny's crowded outfield rotation.

9/13/2014 | Cardinals getting boost from September crowds

The Cardinals stumbled back home Friday after dropping three consecutive games in Cincinnati. But the Cards were right where they wanted to be: at home late in the season.

9/13/2014 | Lat issue shouldn't keep Morneau out long

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau's muscle discomfort in his left lat area kept him out of the lineup on Saturday, but he is not expected to miss much time.

9/13/2014 | Franco showing versatilty as infielder

Maikel Franco has already proven a very capable Major League third baseman in the short time he's been with the Phillies since his Sept. 1 callup. But the 22-year-old prospect figures to see some time at first base as well in the last couple of weeks of the season.

9/13/2014 | Rizzo's 'Walk off for Cancer' helping families fight

Laurie Rizzo knows how fortunate her family was to have the Red Sox help when her son, current Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2008. It's why they created the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, and why their "Walk off for Cancer" is so important.

9/13/2014 | Crew broadcaster Uecker fondly remembers Frank Torre

Longtime Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was deeply saddened Saturday when he learned of the passing of longtime friend and former teammate Frank Torre.

9/13/2014 | Middle of the order stacked with possibilities

Cubs fans should be excited about the future with Javier Baez and Jorge Soler pairing up with Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzon in the middle of the lineup.

9/13/2014 | Sore Marte available off bench; offense rolling

The Pirates hoped to fan their offensive fire Saturday night without their hottest hitter. Starling Marte remained on the bench with a sore left elbow two days after taking an A.J. Burnett pitch there.

9/13/2014 | Holland taking strong hand into pennant chase

Greg Holland seemed rarin' to go after his successful return to the mound. He pitched one inning against the Red Sox and struck out the side with one walk in Friday night's 4-2 loss.

9/13/2014 | Realmuto wins Double-A title, rejoins team

It wasn't a matter of if J.T. Realmuto would be a September callup for the Marlins. It was a matter of when, which became Saturday, the day after Double-A Jacksonville won the Southern League championship.

9/13/2014 | Rendon stays humble swinging a red-hot bat

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has performed like the club's Most Valuable Player this season. Not only has he done the job offensively, but he plays Gold Glove-caliber defense at third and second base. But one would never know it based on his personality. After great games, Rendon is a man of few words.

9/13/2014 | Amarista earning praise for work at shortstop

Alexi Amarista has earned his share of rave reviews internally and otherwise filling in at shortstop for Everth Cabrera, who as of Saturday had missed 51 games due to two disabled list stints with strains of his left hamstring.

9/13/2014 | D-backs' offense breaks out to best Ross, Padres

Thanks to an early offensive barrage, the D-backs evened their series with the Padres with a 10-4 win on Saturday night at Chase Field.

9/13/2014 | Betts returns to natural position of second base

Two days ago, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Mookie Betts would shift to second base. The move became official on Saturday as Betts started his first career big league game at second base, the position Betts played at the apex of his meteoric rise through Boston's farm system.

9/13/2014 | Crew musters just two hits, stalling playoff climb

Reds rookie David Holmberg, who entered the game with an 8.25 ERA, held the Brewers to just two hits over six innings, and Yovani Gallardo's bout of wildness helped the Reds to a 5-1 victory on Saturday night. Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games out of the second Wild Card spot after the Pirates lost to the Cubs.

9/13/2014 | Holmberg's first MLB win spoils Crew's push

Rookie David Holmberg provided six quality innings and earned his first big league victory during a 5-1 Reds win over the Brewers on Saturday night at Miller Park.

9/13/2014 | Stanton could return to Marlins this season

Don't rule out a Giancarlo Stanton return just yet. The All-Star right fielder is scheduled to get his stitches removed on Tuesday, and undergo more tests. If there is any chance of a return to the lineup this season, more will be known then.

9/13/2014 | Montero moving back to duty in Mets' bullpen

Rafael Montero is headed to the bullpen again. The 23-year-old rookie right-hander, who earned his first Major League win on Wednesday, will serve as an additional relief arm for the time being, according to manager Terry Collins.

9/13/2014 | Zimmerman looking to play instructional games

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to travel to Viera Fla., after Sunday's game against Mets, to start playing instructional league games by Tuesday, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 23 because of a Grade 3 hamstring strain.

9/13/2014 | Martinez on a tear after adding depth to offensive game

J.D. Martinez is getting fastballs to hit, and he's hitting them out, but the key that has turned Martinez's season from a brief flash of stardom to a career breakout has been his adjustments on everything else.

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