AL East wild-card frenzy: Who will get in and who will miss out as Yankees and Red Sox meet?

New York Yankees. Boston Red Sox. Toronto Blue Jays. Two of these teams will probably go to the 2021 MLB playoffs as the American League wild cards. The other will go home. So which will it be? As the Yankees and Red Sox battle this weekend at Fenway Park (Sunday Night Baseball, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN), ESPN baseball experts David Schoenfield and Bradford Doolittle debate.
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Otto goes 5 strong: 'Progressing pretty well'

BALTIMORE -- The Rangers still are being conservative when it comes to their young pitchers, in terms of pitch counts. The plan for Glenn Otto, who made his fifth MLB start on Thursday night, was to keep him around 80 pitches and, hopefully, have him pitch until at least the fifth inning.
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Phillies Vs. Pirates: Phils Make Giant Comeback to Gain on Braves in Playoff Race

Phillies make another giant comeback in stirring win over Pirates originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Aaron Nola and the Phillies put themselves in a giant hole, but exactly a week after coming back from a seven-run deficit to down the Cubs, they came back from a six-run deficit to beat the Pirates, 12-6.

They could be ROY vote-getters -- again

While we typically refer to a player’s "rookie season" in the singular, the fact is that players can be rookie-eligible in multiple years. And being rookie-eligible means being in consideration for rookie awards, too. This year, three rookies could do something with very little historical precedent: receive Rookie of the Year votes in multiple seasons.

Young arms work together in shutout victory

BALTIMORE -- More than in any other stretch of this season, the Orioles are using the final few weeks of 2021 to evaluate their crop of young pitchers, many of whom are just getting their feet wet at the big league level after years spent near the top of the organization's prospect lists.
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Wells expected to start as Baltimore hosts Texas

LINE: Orioles -109, Rangers -108; over/under is 9 1/2 runs. BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore and Texas will meet on Friday. The Orioles are 24-51 on their home turf. Baltimore is slugging .403 as a unit. Cedric Mullins leads the club with a .527 slugging percentage, including 69 extra-base hits and 29 home runs.

Padres Down on the Farm: September 23 (Kivlehan homers, El Paso falls)

We are in the dog days of the minor league season. Only the El Paso Chihuahuas were in action Thursday as the Dominican Summer League game for the Padres got canceled. Things did not go well for El Paso in an 8-2 loss. Arizona Fall League play will begin October 13, so that will provide some opportunities for other minor leaguers in the Padres farm system. All Padres players will be playing for the Peoria Javelinas.

MLB standings 2021: Updated playoff bracket, magic numbers as of Sept. 23

The 2021 MLB season is rapidly winding down, and as it nears its finish several postseason races have drawn most of the focus. All but two divisional races appear locked up. The Braves surged into first place in August and are holding onto the top spot early in September with the Phillies not too far behind them. The Giants have quietly been the best team in baseball for most of the season, yet find themselves holding off an incredibly talented Dodgers squad in the NL West.
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Alex Cobb pitches well again in Angels’ victory over Astros

ANAHEIM — While most of September has been about sifting through the Angels’ young pitchers to see which ones have a place on the team in 2022, there’s one guy at the other end of the age spectrum who is also auditioning. Except Alex Cobb is auditioning for all 30...
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Friday Bird Droppings: Nearing the 50-win mark

Look, the Orioles are a bad team. There is no doubt about that. And they may end up with the worst record in baseball on the season. That’s just math. But there is an easy enough argument to be made that, based on talent alone, they are not the absolute worst team in baseball.

Sea Us Run: Mariners Sweep Athletics

The App is Back! Don’t forget to download the NBC Sports EDGE app to receive real-time player news, mobile alerts and track your favorite players. Plus, now you can check out articles and player cards. Get it here!. Long live the fun differential. The Seattle Mariners swept a crucial four-game...
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Take Time to Appreciate a Special Rays Season

If you didn’t take a moment on Wednesday to savor what the Rays accomplished, here’s your chance to do so. Tampa Bay is headed to the postseason for the third straight year, the first time that’s happened in franchise history. The Rays have only existed since 1998. There are nine...

Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 9/24/2021

Texas Rangers (55-97) vs. Baltimore Orioles (48-104) The Line: Baltimore Orioles -125 / Texas Rangers -105; Over/Under: 9.5. The Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles meet in MLB action from Camden Yards on Friday night. The Texas Rangers will look to rebound from a 3-0 loss at the hands of...