We look at the top priorities for clubs that got an early start on their hot stove seasons.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the postseason after losing to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday in their regular season finale.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The New York Yankees will limp into the playoffs with the fifth seed and will play the 4th seeded team in the AL Central with the Toronto Blue Jays losing to the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays will play at Tampa Bay in the Wild Card round.
Cavan Biggio broke up a no-hit bid with a solo home run in the sixth inning, Randal Grichuk added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Saturday night.
We look at prominent free agents, problem areas to target and big decisions to make for this season's also-rans.
Randal Grichuk and Travis Shaw homered, Nate Pearson returned from an elbow injury to pitch 1 1/3 scoreless innings and the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 Friday night.
Jose Iglesias, Pat Valaika and Austin Hays homered to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 13-1 Thursday night in a struggle for last place in the AL East.
Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East's worst teams.
Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five innings of one-run ball in his Boston debut, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night.
With the Yankees reclaiming a spot in our top five, we look at each team's most valuable player for this most unusual season.
John Means struck out a career-high 12 in a pitching duel with Tampa Bay lefty Ryan Yarbrough, and the Baltimore Orioles stalled the Rays' push toward the AL East title with a 2-1 victory Sunday.
Charlie Morton pitched five effective innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays used home runs by Yoshi Tsutsugo and Randy Arozarena to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Saturday night.
Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 over five innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Friday night.
The Orioles got outfielder Mishael Deson from the Rockies as the player to be named later in their trade that sent right-handed pitcher Mychal Givens to Colorado last month.
The Tampa Bay Rays clinched a return trip to the postseason, using a strong pitching performance to beat the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a doubleheader before cranking up the offense in a 10-6 victory Thursday night that completed the sweep.
Michael Perez doubled and scored during the pivotal seventh inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays edged closer to a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday in a doubleheader opener.
Before top rookies such as Kyle Lewis or Luis Robert earn any hardware, we look at how their performances stack up this season.
Cole Hamels finally got on the mound in an Atlanta uniform, allowing three runs to the Baltimore Orioles before reaching his predetermined pitch count in the fourth inning, and the Braves struggled offensively in a 5-1 loss Wednesday night.
BBTN: Karl Ravech things Steve Cohen should reach out to Brian Cashman. Plus, Sarah Langs with The Numbers Game
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss his idea of Steve Cohen reaching out Brian Cashman for the Mets GM job, Kenley Jansen getting the save against San Diego, the rivalry between the Dodgers and Padres, the playoff bubble and new postseason strategies with teams playing every day, and Derek Jeter’s Tampa Bay house hitting the market for $29 million (8:36). Later, Sarah Langs stops by to play The Numbers Game with notes on the Yankees scoring 20, the Brewers’ offense and Jacob deGrom (28:42).
Adam Duvall tied a Braves record with his 10th homer in September, and Atlanta used the collective work of six pitchers to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Tuesday night.
Eric and Tristan get into it about Mike Trout's spot in the 2021 ranks, help you firm up your playoff roster and take a look back at their process in drafting closers.
With the White Sox and Padres surging toward the top of the charts, we look at the most unexpected thing this year for every club.
DJ Stewart hit the first of three Baltimore homers in a nine-run third inning, and the Orioles pounded the Atlanta Braves 14-1 Monday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Not exactly a totally relaxing weekend, but a good one. Big hits. Great pitching. Eye opening statistics. Fashionable eyewear. This weekend had it all. The O's are buried, but the Blue Jays lay ahead. We discuss why it's imperative to finish at least in 2nd in the AL East. Also, something to keep an eye on with Gerrit Cole this week. And of course, Gary Sanchez.
Gleyber Torres drove in two with a pinch-hit double with two outs in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday to complete a pivotal four-game sweep.