Teams such as the A's, Rays and Nationals are about to earn an invitation to October, but credit these players for getting them there.
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This is it! Here's how to enjoy -- or sweat out -- the race to the finish line for the teams still in the running and players pursuing hardware.
The Royals, Orioles, Tigers and Marlins have each lost 100 games this year. On the other side, five teams have a shot of hitting the 100-win mark.
Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel Sano connected twice and the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals 12-8 Sunday.
Twins closer Taylor Rogers got tagged during a seven-run ninth inning and Minnesota missed a chance to add to its AL Central lead, falling the Kansas City Royals 12-5 on Saturday night.
Randy Dobnak pitched 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night.
Nelson Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBI, igniting another impressive power display by the first-place Twins during an 8-5 victory on Thursday night over the Kansas City Royals to keep their American...
Mark Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card race.
Matt Olson hit a tying homer leading off the seventh, Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Brett Phillips hit a tying home run off Liam Hendricks in the ninth inning, Adalberto Mondesi followed with an RBI double and the Kansas City Royals beat Oakland 6-5 on Monday night to end the Athletics' six-game winning streak.
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep.
Zack Greinke finally beat his old club and Yordan Alvarez belted a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Saturday night.
Reflecting on his 20 years as Royals owner, David Glass said the decision to sell the team was "one of the most difficult" he has ever made, but added, "There's a time for everything, and it's the right time."
William Weinbaum ESPN
Milwaukee announced plans Fri. to extend safety netting for next season, becoming the 12th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Braves, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals say they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and Miami had extended its to 150 feet past each dugout before this season.
George Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
Hunter Dozier hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run in the sixth, Jorge Soler had his third homer in two days and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Thursday.
Jorge Soler hit a pair of two-run homers among his career high-matching four hits, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
After a bit of a slow start to the night, home runs are suddenly flying out of parks across the majors. Jorge Soler and Rowdy Tellez just went deep and we're 14 away from the record.
As the Year of the Home Run nears the finish line, here are the marks within reach for every franchise.
Rookie Eloy Jimenez hit his first career grand slam, Yoan Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Tuesday night.
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