Robinson Cano hit two home runs, Taijuan Walker pitched six effective innings and the Seattle Mariners moved within one game of the second AL wild-card spot, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 Friday night

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Robinson Cano made sure the Seattle Mariners upheld their end of the wild-card equation....

Madison Bumgarner lined a two-run double to left in the sixth, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 to maintain their slim lead for the second NL wild card

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner wants another even-year World Series championship. That's what drives him, not the milestones and accolades he piles up along the way....

Jefry Marte homered and scored twice and Daniel Wright earned his first major league victory to help the Los Angeles Angels defeat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Friday night

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Daniel Wright didn't think getting his first major league win would take quite as long as it did, but it was worth the wait....

As the Chicago White Sox conclude a fourth straight losing season, a couple of 23-year-olds provided optimism Friday night

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CHICAGO (AP) -- As the Chicago White Sox conclude a fourth straight losing season, a couple of 23-year-olds provided some optimism for the future Friday night....

Christian Yelich homered and Dee Gordon's infield single in the sixth scored the go-ahead run as the Miami Marlins turned back the NL East champion Washington Nationals 6-4 on Friday night

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bryce Harper returned to the lineup, but neither his bat nor spot starter A.J. Cole helped the Washington Nationals in their pursuit of home-field advantage opening the playoffs....

Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Matt Holliday hit an emotional home run and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 Friday night

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race....

From blades of grass to the big picture, David Ortiz discussed his career before his final regular-season series at Fenway Park

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BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz stole the show from himself....

Seven days after the Texas Rangers clinched their second straight American League West title, they took another significant step toward their ultimate goal

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Seven days after the Texas Rangers clinched their second straight American League West title, they took another significant step toward their ultimate goal....

Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their final series of a disappointing season with a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their final series of a disappointing season with a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night....

David Ortiz hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, sending the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays

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BOSTON (AP) -- Opening his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, David Ortiz lined a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night....


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