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  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview

    BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Oct. 7-9 The MLB Playoffs got underway this week with a pair of wild card games and this weekend features action in all four best-of-five division series. The college football season heads into Week 6 and the next round of NFL games this Sunday offer up some great matchups to […]

  • Shopping Online Sportsbooks for the Best MLB Playoff Lines

    It is a whole new season of baseball with the start of the MLB Playoffs and that means it is time to take a whole new approach when it comes to betting on the games with an online sportsbook. You probably already have an online betting account with one or more books if you have […]

  • Giants roll to stay 1 game up in WC race

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Buster Posey homered for his 1,000th hit, Hunter Pence went deep one batter later and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Tuesday night. Brandon Crawford tripled twice for San Francisco, which remained a half-game behind the Mets for the top NL wild card and one game up on […]

  • Emotional Diaz hits slam in Cards’ rout

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Aledmys Diaz made a vow Monday to the family of childhood friend Jose Fernandez, the late Miami Marlins ace who died in a boating accident early Sunday. ”I told them that every single time I put on the uniform, I would be thinking of him,” Diaz said. ”And that I would give […]

  • Diaz’s slam 1 of 5 HRs for Cards in rout

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Playing with a heavy heart, Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals finished with five home runs Tuesday night in a 12-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. St. Louis kept pace in a tight race for the two NL wild cards, with a chance to gain […]

  • Springer sparks Astros’ rally past M’s

    HOUSTON (AP) George Springer had three hits, including a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night. The victory leaves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card and cuts Houston’s deficit in the race to 2 1/2 games. The Astros […]

  • Kluber likely out for playoff opener

    DETROIT (AP) The aroma in Cleveland’s clubhouse was the first reminder of the team’s division championship – a smell left over from the bubbly celebration the night before. The batting order was another sign the Indians were still basking in the glow of the AL Central title they clinched some 18 hours earlier. Cleveland left […]

  • Syndergaard sharp as Mets rip Marlins

    MIAMI (AP) With time running out in the playoff race, the New York Mets set sympathy aside. Noah Syndergaard struck out eight and allowed one run in six innings Tuesday night, and the Mets totaled 19 hits to beat the grieving Miami Marlins 12-1. Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each hit his 31st homer for […]

  • BoSox run ended by Yanks, no East title

    NEW YORK (AP) Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin homered off David Price, and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 Tuesday night to end Boston’s 11-game winning streak and delay its AL East title celebration. David Ortiz, starting his final series in the Bronx, went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts […]

  • Verlander Ks 12, Tigers 1 back of WC

    DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in five runs in the first two innings, and Justin Verlander struck out 12 to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 12-0 victory Tuesday night against a Cleveland lineup full of backups. The Indians clinched the AL Central title on Monday night in Detroit, and their starting lineup […]

  • Scherzer has 10 Ks, earns 19th win

    WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer struck out 10 and allowed two runs in six innings and Anthony Rendon hit a go-ahead three-run homer as the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Tuesday night to inch closer to home-field advantage in the NL Division Series. Scherzer (19-7) was not at his Cy Young Award candidate […]

  • Jays beat O’s 5-1 to open pivotal series

    TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of their AL wild-card showdown. Ezequiel Carrera also homered as the Blue Jays won for the sixth time in eight games. They lead the wild-card standings […]

  • Giants acquire INF Beckham from Braves

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Gordon Beckham in a trade with the Atlanta Braves to give themselves some help for the final week with Eduardo Nunez injured. Manager Bruce Bochy said Beckham was due to arrive shortly before first pitch of Tuesday night’s series opener against Colorado. San Francisco is […]

  • Ortiz not changing mind about retirement

    NEW YORK (AP) David Ortiz’s stellar season isn’t changing his mind about retirement. ”My body is counting the days, let me tell you,” the Boston Red Sox star said Tuesday before his final series at Yankee Stadium. ”It’s hard to play baseball when you are 40. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s hard […]

  • Nats P Cole suspended 5 games for pitch

    NEW YORK (AP) Washington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a pitch near the head of Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang on Saturday. Cole appealed the punishment announced by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Cole is 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA in seven starts this […]

  • Royals RHP Gee out with 2 blood clots

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Right-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals. Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game. He returned Tuesday to Kansas City. ”Dillon developed some shortness of breath after the game when we were […]

  • Players invited, told Fernandez don’t go

    MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. A friend of one of the victims said he warned him against the post-midnight trip, and Marlins center […]

  • Indians awaiting results of Kluber’s MRI

    DETROIT (AP) Corey Kluber had an MRI in Cleveland on Tuesday, a day after he left his start at Detroit with right groin tightness. Manager Terry Francona said he didn’t have results yet. He said Kluber was ”a little stiff, but not overly tender” – so that was cause for optimism. The Indians clinched the […]

  • Mets’ Matz to have season-ending surgery

    MIAMI (AP) New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Matz, who has not pitched since Aug. 14, is expected to be ready for spring training. The news Tuesday before the Mets’ game at Miami was […]

  • Jays’ Benoit tore calf in Yankees’ scrap

    TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays reliever Joaquin Benoit is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after tearing his left calf muscle when he tripped and fell while running in from the bullpen during one of two benches-clearing incidents in Monday’s 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees. Second baseman Devon Travis will not […]

  • Nats C Ramos tears ACL, done for season

    WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos is out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, after tearing the ACL in his right knee. Manager Dusty Baker says Ramos will have surgery to repair the ligament, which he tore during an awkward landing while catching a relay throw Monday night. The NL […]

  • Tebow sharp in last instructional tuneup

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow recorded a pair of hits, scored a run and ended the game with a sliding grab in his final intrasquad game in the New York Mets’ instructional league. Tebow, who is scheduled to play his first game on Wednesday, singled in his final two […]

  • Fernandez at bar before fatal accident

    MIAMI (AP) A Miami bar and restaurant is confirming that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at the establishment before he and two friends were killed in a boat crash. A spokeswoman for American Social Bar & Restaurant confirmed Tuesday in an email that Fernandez was there before the accident. The statement did […]

  • 4 Fernandez-signed balls found on beach

    MIAMI (AP) As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher. WSVN-TV reports a black bag containing Jose Fernandez’s checkbook and four autographed baseballs apparently washed ashore on Miami Beach not far from the site the pitcher’s boat slammed into […]

  • Cards lose 15-2, fall 1 game back of WC

    ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny didn’t sugarcoat his team’s effort Monday night. ”You never want to be embarrassed and that’s an embarrassing loss,” Matheny said after the Cardinals’ 15-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. ”The preparation was right, guys were going about it the right way and you’re going to have […]

  • Reds get 22 hits, deal Cards costly loss

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Duvall joined some rare Cincinnati Reds company. And he did it in style. Joey Votto and Duvall hit three of Cincinnati’s four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night. Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long […]

  • Ramos injures knee in Nationals’ loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) Wilson Ramos jumped to catch a relay throw on a play at the plate that appeared pretty harmless. Only this time, his right foot hit the dirt and he crumpled to the ground, clutching his right knee. The All-Star catcher writhed in pain and was helped off the field during the Washington Nationals’ […]

  • Mariners edge Astros on Cano HR in 11th

    HOUSTON (AP) Robinson Cano hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Monday night. Houston scored two runs in the ninth, but then Cano sent a slider from Luke Gregerson (4-3) into the second deck in right field to […]

  • Cubs at 100 wins for 1st time since 1935

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Joe Maddon was proud that his Chicago Cubs reached 100 wins for the first time in 81 years. Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs while major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings as the Cubs got win No. 100 by routing the Pittsburgh […]

  • Shields gets rare win as ChiSox top Rays

    CHICAGO (AP) James Shields pitched six effective innings for his first win in two months, Justin Morneau and Carlos Sanchez each hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 on Monday night. Shields (6-18) allowed one run and seven hits, using six strikeouts to help wriggle out of […]

  • Villar homers twice, Brewers rout Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night. The loss dropped American League West-champion Texas one-half game behind the Boston Red Sox in the race for the league’s best record. […]

  • Rookie Selsky 5 for 5 as Reds rip Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of the Cincinnati’s four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night. Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings. It was his first win since Aug. 19. Steve Selsky […]

  • Ramos injured as Nats lose to Arizona

    WASHINGTON (AP) All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos left the Washington Nationals’ 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night with an apparent right knee injury that could be a major blow to the NL East champions. Ramos landed awkwardly on his right leg after jumping to catch a relay throw in the sixth inning. He […]

  • Marlins top Mets after Fernandez tribute

    MIAMI (AP) Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins wore their emotions on the sleeves of their No. 16 jerseys. Jose Fernandez would have loved it. Gordon homered leading off the first inning for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York […]

  • Cubs rout Pirates 12-2 for 100th win

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs while major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs won their 100th game of the season, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-2 on Monday night. Baez helped the National League Central-champion Cubs reach triple digits […]

  • Jays fail to sweep Yankees in testy game

    TORONTO (AP) Mark Teixeira hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and Aaron Hicks added a game-winning blast as the New York Yankees avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Monday night. Leading 3-2 heading to the ninth, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called on Jason Grilli (7-6) to close […]

  • Indians clinch AL Central, Kluber hurt

    DETROIT (AP) The Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central title Monday night, overcoming an injury to ace right-hander Corey Kluber in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Kluber left after four innings with right groin tightness, joining Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar in a group of talented Cleveland pitchers dealing with injuries. But even […]

  • Nats C Ramos leaves with leg injury

    WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has left Washington’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent right leg injury, a potentially damaging blow to the NL East champions. Ramos was injured on a play at the plate in the sixth inning Monday night when he jumped for a throw and landed awkwardly on his […]

  • Indians P Kluber leaves with tight groin

    DETROIT (AP) Cleveland ace Corey Kluber has left a game Monday night at Detroit after only four innings because of right groin tightness. Kluber threw only 60 pitches. Cleveland led 4-2 and can clinch the AL Central title with a victory. The Indians are already dealing with injuries to starters Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, […]

  • Scully’s last game to be aired in full

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Vin Scully’s final game in the Dodgers broadcast booth will be simulcast in its entirety Sunday on the team’s cable channel and on Los Angeles TV and radio stations. Scully will end his 67-year career calling the Dodgers’ three-game series at San Francisco to conclude the regular season. The team said Monday […]

  • Yankees, Blue Jays scrap after 3 HBP

    TORONTO (AP) New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been ejected after hitting Toronto’s Justin Smoak with a pitch in the second inning, leading to an angry shoving match between the teams. Both benches and bullpens emptied Monday night and several scrums broke out near home plate after Severino threw inside to Smoak with his […]

  • Gordon homers after Fernandez tribute

    MIAMI (AP) In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday’s mournful game. After one pitch, Gordon switched to his customary left side – and homered in the first at-bat for Miami since the death of Fernandez in a boating […]

  • Marlins’ Gordon hits emotional home run

    MIAMI (AP) Dee Gordon hit an emotional homer in Miami’s first at-bat following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. Leading off the first inning Monday night against the New York Mets, Gordon pulled a 2-0 pitch from Bartolo Colon over the wall in right for his first homer of the […]

  • Arizona P De La Rosa has elbow injection

    WASHINGTON (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Rubby De La Rosa is trying to avoid a second Tommy John surgery by having a stem cell injection in his ailing elbow. Manager Chip Hale said De La Rosa met with Dr. James Andrews and decided to try the stem cell injection instead of another major surgery. Hale didn’t […]

  • Marlins all wearing Fernandez’s No. 16

    MIAMI (AP) The atmosphere was funereal at Marlins Park three hours before the first pitch Monday, with players going through their pregame stretching in eerie silence, the customary hijinks and laughter sadly missing. And then someone cranked up the sound system, and bouncy reggaeton reverberated throughout the ballpark. It was a nudge toward a return […]

  • Cuban players mourn loss of Fernandez

    CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler played with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when the two were growing up in Cuba. They traveled together to Venezuela for a youth tournament. Soler said Fernandez’s ability was obvious, right from the start. ”Since he was a child, since we were kids, I knew he had something,” […]

  • Marlins cope with Fernandez’s death

    MIAMI (AP) Jose Fernandez made his major league debut against the New York Mets in 2013 and was scheduled to face them again Monday night. Instead, Miami mourns and the Marlins must push on without their 24-year-old ace, who was killed in a boating accident early Sunday. ”Deep in our hearts there is a lot […]

  • Ross, Lester help Cubs edge Cardinals

    CHICAGO (AP) David Ross got fired up when Cubs manager Joe Maddon walked to the mound with two out in the seventh inning, ready to argue for Jon Lester to stay in the game. Maddon and Lester had a different plan. ”Joe looked at him and said `Have you ever been a part of where […]

  • Giants lose, fall 1 game back of Mets

    SAN DIEGO (AP) With the NL West won by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants have six more games to try to clinch a wild-card berth. The good news is, they don’t have to play the San Diego Padres anymore. Rookie Manuel Margot tripled in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run […]

  • Lester beats Cardinals for 19th win

    CHICAGO (AP) David Ross homered and teamed with Jon Lester for another scoreless performance, and the Chicago Cubs hurt St. Louis’ wild-card chances with 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night. Ben Zobrist had three hits and scored two runs as Chicago finished with a major league-best 57-24 home record. It’s the most home […]