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With Dellin Betances and the rest of New York's bullpen wearing down, Aroldis Chapman's return might help restore order to the relief corps.

The focus has been on marquee talents like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, but Daniel Murphy and others should also get top dollar. After three years away from LA, Matt Kemp is determined to make the most of his second stint with the team that made him a star.

It's mid-September and that means it is officially clinching season across MLB. Now that the Indians have joined the Red Sox, which teams could be popping champagne next? How is Oakland winning with Edwin Jackson, Brett Anderson and any one of a dozen other pitchers on its starting staff?

You know all about Ronald Acuna, but what about Johan Camargo? These lesser-known names on contenders could make or break your team's October hopes. How will the National League wild-card race shake out? Our experts take a crack at predicting how the final month will unfold. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney.

Verlander showing no signs of slowing down At age 35, Justin Verlander is having one of his finest seasons and has been at his best when the Astros need him most. Boston's Betts leaves with injury, says he's OK Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 in Cards' win Astros' Bregman still upset by D-backs' draft call Mattingly calls for changes to September rosters Yankees call up pitching prospect Sheffield Hellickson reinjures wrist, may be done for season Prospects in the big league picture for Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan His resume might read more "suspect" than Houston tries to become the second team to sweep major One of these days, he figured one Trout homered twice and drove in five Louis Cardinals on the way to a World Series In his ailing mother and newborn daughter, Larry Williams has all the motivation he needs to make the most of his final college season.

With another postseason clash possibly coming AP — On a rare day when Matt Olson wasn't in the starting lineup, he still became a difference-maker. He doesn't think it's a coincidence. AP — Athletics rookie Ramon Laureano has barely been in the majors for a month, and he's making quite an The Japanese right-hander struck Not a hard-throwing, up-and-coming Rhys Hoskins came through at just the right time.

Blake Snell tied for the major league victory lead with his Louis Cardinals with a sinking feeling. Candelario connected on a mph sinker AP — Orioles pitcher David Hess might want to stick to baseball. The rookie right-hander was hit in the The Yankees made the move Oklahoma State earned some pretty impressive grades after its dismantling of Boise State on Saturday.

Manager Alex Cora says the But the Boston second baseman won't be playing in any games for AP — Tim Tebow is anxious to return to full baseball workouts once he completes rehab on a broken bone in his A day after losing to Lindor had two solo homers The decision to nix the controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when A coroner in Cincinnati Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius something of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback's World Series appearances 1, NL Open semifinals a year ago, when she was the AP — Whether playing 20 straight games without a break, bouncing back from a tough loss or pulling off a The Cubs needed a win Wednesday night to avert a Hinch said it's a shame Ohtani homered twice during a huge Adams homered twice against his Sports 3 days ago.

Sports 1 hour ago. Yelich has Brewers closing in on postseason spot While much of the focus last offseason was on the trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, there was Sports 2 hours ago. Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 innings, Cardinals win ST. Sports 3 hours ago. Sports 5 hours ago. Sports 7 hours ago. Sports 8 hours ago. Sports 9 hours ago. Sports 10 hours ago. Sports 11 hours ago. Davis hits slam in 9th but A's again stumble, Rays win ST. Sports 12 hours ago.

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Cubs lose their closer, Indians try to clinch A look at what's happening around the majors today: Business 2 days ago. Sports 4 days ago. Buehler, Dodgers blank Cards to draw even in wild-card race ST. Davis hits 42nd homer, Athletics beat Rays in 10 innings ST.

Judge activated by Yankees, no hitting yet Aaron Judge took another small step in his return from a broken right wrist when the New York Yankees activated him from the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to St.

Indians can clinch, Cubs' new closer hurt A look at what's happening around the majors today: Machado drives in 3 runs, Dodgers top Cardinals ST. Sports 5 days ago. Mariners' Paxton, Hernandez will miss starts vs.

David Wright to make likely final start for Mets on Sept. Business 3 days ago. Rays' Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians ST. Business 4 days ago. Taillon helps Pirates to win, slowing Cardinals ST. Rays' Snell loses no-hit bid against Indians in 7th ST. Business 5 days ago.

Brewers chase Cubs, Reds try to blank Dodgers A look at what's happening around the majors today: Donaldson hitless in Indians debut, win over Rays ST. Donaldson activated by Indians, who will skip Kluber's turn ST. Sports 6 days ago. Health 6 days ago.

Adams homer rallies Cardinals past Pirates ST. Adams' homer rallies Cardinals past Pirates ST. Cardinals catcher Molina out of lineup for 4th straight game ST. Verlander returns to Detroit, Cubs host Brewers A look at what's happening around the majors today: Sports Sep 10, Verlander, Astros come rolling into Detroit from Boston Justin Verlander is set to make his long-awaited return to Detroit as a member of the Houston Astros.

Sports Sep 9, Rays win 11th straight home game, beat Orioles ST. Astros seek sweep in Boston, deGrom's Cy pitch A look at what's happening around the majors today: Sports Sep 8, Business Sep 8, Rays beat Orioles for 10th straight home win ST. Murray's 5 total TDs lead No. Dallas police chief says warrant hasn't been issued for officer who killed man because Texas Rangers asked her to wait DALLAS AP — Dallas police chief says warrant hasn't been issued for officer who killed man because Texas Rangers asked her to Ohtani slugging away with bad elbow, Gio debut A look at what's happening around the majors today: