Bryce Harper connected for a three-run homer that Philadelphia desperately needed and the Phillies avoided sliding any deeper in the NL wild-card standings with a 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
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Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and the Cleveland Indians beat Philadelphia 5-2 Friday night to maintain position for the second AL wild card and damage the Phillies' playoff chances.
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss Anthony Rizzo's unexpected return to the Cubs lineup as Chicago faces St. Louis in a crucial NL Central matchup (11:39). Plus, Buster compares Jack Flaherty to a Hall of Famer and Karl talks about Joe Maddon's personality clash with the Chicago front office. Jessica Mendoza also previews this weekend's Phillies/Indians series (33:40) and Rena Banena brings the Friday "Bleacher Tweets" and some love advice (45:12).
No team in the division era had defeated a single opponent 18 times in one year until Cleveland finished its latest thumping of Detroit. Here's how the record-setting disparity unfolded.
Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and the Cleveland Indians moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
For the first time since breaking his right hand last month, Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez took batting practice Thursday.
Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single off the top of the right field wall with two outs in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians kept up their playoff push, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Wednesday night.
A broken right wrist ended Jason Kipnis' regular season. He hopes it didn't also end his tenure with the Cleveland Indians.
Adam Plutko pitched six effective innings, rookie Oscar Mercado homered and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 7-2 on Tuesday night for their 15th straight victory against the Tigers.
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will miss the rest of the season and is expected to need surgery to repair a fracture to the hook of hamate bone in his right hand.
For some, Dodgers-Yankees would be too big, and Rays-Brewers would be too small. So what potential Fall Classic clashes would be just right?
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Roberto Perez's three-run homer helped the Cleveland Indians salvage the finale of their AL Central showdown series with a 7-5 win over the big-swinging Minnesota Twins, who tied a major league home run record Sunday.
Miguel Sano's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing a sweep of Saturday's day-night doubleheader.
Five Minnesota pitchers combined to stop Cleveland's offense and the Twins widened their lead in the AL Central by defeating the Indians 2-0 in the first game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader.
The opener of a three-game AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland has been postponed by rain.
Reliever James Karinchak was added to the Indians roster on Friday as Cleveland opened a critical three-game series with the AL Central-leading Twins,
We look at why L.A. fans can be optimistic, who can best challenge the Astros and Yankees, and what could swing the NL wild-card race.
An MRI on Indians All-Star closer Brad Hand's left arm came back clean, but manager Terry Francona said he will likely not be available for this weekend's series against AL Central leader Minnesota.
Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered, Carlos Carrasco won in relief and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Wednesday night to cap a successful road trip.