A's top Phils, 3-1, behind Lester

OAKLAND, Calif.-- Jon Lester guided the Oakland A's back into the lead in the American League wild-card chase Friday with seven strong innings in Oakland's 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lester was backed by a three-run second inning...

Zunino blast helps M's to 10-5 win over Astros

HOUSTON--Mike Zunino had a job to do and he was going to do it properly.

With runners on first and second -- thanks to two errors on routine plays by the Houston infield--and no outs, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon asked his slugging catcher to...

Rangers thrash Angels, Santiago, 12-3

ANAHEIM, Calif.--The Angels do not open the playoffs for another 12 days, but they already are concerned about how to configure an injury-depleted starting rotation for postseason use.

On Friday, hours after Manager Mike Scioscia revealed the ...

Nationals' two-out hits sink Koehler, Marlins

MIAMI -- Let's face it, the last vestige of Miami Marlins playoff hopes left on the ambulance cart with Giancarlo Stanton last week in Milwaukee.

This weekend at Marlins Park, the National League East champion Nationals are playing for home-field...

Quintana sharp again as White Sox edge Rays, 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana continued his strong finish to the season in a 4-3 victory over the Rays on Friday at Tropicana Field, bringing his record to 3-0 with a 1.65 ERA over his last four starts

The Sox needed...