Baseball : MLB 2017
Murphy undergoes knee surgery
Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery to repair damage to the articular cartilage in his right knee. Murphy, 32, will begin the rehab process immediately and will progress throughout the offseason. Murphy hit .322 with 23 home runs and 93 RBIs in 144 games in 2017, his second season with the Nationals after spending the first part of his career with the New York Mets.
LA Dodg. 14.10.17
Seager off Dodgers' NLCS roster
The Los Angeles Dodgers left All-Star shortstop Corey Seager off their 25-man roster for the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs due to an injured back, the team announced Saturday. Seager suffered a back injury on Monday night in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers also dropped reliever Pedro Baez from the NLDS roster, adding infielder Charlie Culberson and outfielder Joc Pederson.
LA Dodg. 13.10.17
Seager misses workout
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager did not participate in the team's workout at Dodger Stadium on Thursday after tweaking his back on a slide Monday night during Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Seager is day-to-day and receiving treatment, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Thursday that he expects Seager to be available for Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday.
Encarnacion returning for Game 5
Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion returned to the lineup for Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on Wednesday. Encarnacion has been sidelined for the last two contests with a sprained ankle that was sustained in the first inning of Game 2.
Encarnacion out of lineup
Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was not in the starting lineup Monday for Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees due to a sprained right ankle. Encarnacion missed his second straight game after he was injured in the first inning of Game 2. Encarnacion was injured when he jammed his foot into second base while trying to get back to the bag in time to avoid a double play.
Encarnacion departs with ankle injury
Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was removed from Game 2 of the American League Division Series between Cleveland and the New York Yankees in the first inning with a right ankle sprain.
Encarnacion was the runner at second base with one out, when Jay Bruce hit a soft line drive that was caught behind second base by shortstop Didi Gregorius. Encarnacion was about 20 feet off second base, and attempted to get back to the bag, but jammed his right leg into the base and immediately fell to the ground in obvious pain. He had to be helped off the field, and appeared unable to put any weight on his right leg.
St Louis 3.10.17
Wainwright set for elbow surgery
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright is scheduled to undergo surgery on his pitching elbow on Tuesday. The estimated recovery time is six weeks for Wainwright, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011. Wainwright posted a 12-5 mark with a 5.11 ERA for the Cardinals (83-79), who finished four games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second wild card in the National League.
Scherzer leaves final start with hamstring cramp
Nationals ace Max Scherzer left his final regular season start in the fourth inning on Saturday with a right hamstring cramp. Manager Dusty Baker said it was a precautionary move and wouldn't affect the rotation order in the NL Division Series against the Cubs. Scherzer left the clubhouse to have an MRI on the leg, and was unavailable to address the injury.
Mackanin out as Phillies' manager
The Philadelphia Phillies relieved Pete Mackanin of his managerial duties on Friday but are retaining him as a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak. The Phillies announced the news in what ranked as a relatively surprising move because they extended Mackanin's contract in May. The 66-year-old Mackanin is 172-237 in 2 1/2 seasons as the Phillies' manager. He got the job in 2015 when Ryne Sandberg resigned in late June.
Tigers sign Pedro Martinez Jr.
The Detroit Tigers announced on Wednesday that they signed third baseman Pedro Martinez Jr., the son of the Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher with the same name. "This is a dream come true," the 17-year-old Martinez said. "I wanted to be a professional player and extend the Martinez dynasty. Being part of the Martinez family is not a pressure, it's a motivation for me. Now I'm going to focus on my career and try to make a name for myself."
|2||NY Yank.||56.2||91-71 (162)|
|4||Ch. Sox||41.4||67-95 (162)|
|2||LA Angels||49.4||80-82 (162)|
|4||NY Mets||43.2||70-92 (162)|
|1||Ch. Cubs||56.8||92-70 (162)|
|3||St Louis||51.2||83-79 (162)|
|1||LA Dodg.||64.2||104-58 (162)|
|4||San Diego||43.8||71-91 (162)|
|5||San Fran.||39.5||64-98 (162)|
|LA Dodg. - Houston||0 : 0|
|LA Dodg. - Ch. Cubs||4 : 1|
|Houston - NY Yank.||4 : 3|
|Cleveland - NY Yank.||2 : 3|
|Houston - Boston||3 : 1|
|LA Dodg. - Arizona||3 : 0|
|Washing. - Ch. Cubs||2 : 3|
|Arizona - Colorado||11 : 8|
|NY Yank. - Minnes.||8 : 4|
|21.10||Houston - NY Yank.||4 : 0|
|20.10||Houston - NY Yank.||7 : 1|
|19.10||Ch. Cubs - LA Dodg.||1 : 11|
|18.10||NY Yank. - Houston||5 : 0|
|18.10||Ch. Cubs - LA Dodg.||3 : 2|
|17.10||NY Yank. - Houston||6 : 4|
|17.10||Ch. Cubs - LA Dodg.||1 : 6|
|16.10||NY Yank. - Houston||8 : 1|
|15.10||LA Dodg. - Ch. Cubs||4 : 1|
|14.10||Houston - NY Yank.||2 : 1|
|14.10||LA Dodg. - Ch. Cubs||5 : 2|
|13.10||Houston - NY Yank.||2 : 1|
|12.10||Washing. - Ch. Cubs||8 : 9|
|11.10||Cleveland - NY Yank.||2 : 5|
|11.10||Ch. Cubs - Washing.||0 : 5|
|home wins||54 %|
|away wins||46 %|
League format : Baseball : MLB 2017
During the regular season, games are played mainly against teams within each league through an unbalanced schedule, which heavily favors divisional play. Ten teams advance to postseason, the three division champions from each league, together with two wildcard teams, who will play each other, and the winner of this game advancing to the Division Series.
Three division winners and the wild-card team meet in a best-of-five playoff round to determine the final two teams from each league, who then play in the League Championship Series. The champions of each league meet in the World Series to declare an overall Major League Baseball winner. The World Series and League Championship Series are best-of-seven playoff rounds. The league that wins the All-Star Game is given the home field advantage in the World Series.