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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 4:35 am

The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning.

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Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday for his team’s failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year

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Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Kansas City, Mo. — Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.

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Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 12:28 am

Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

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Major League Baseball notes

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 12:27 am

Angels' Hamilton says he's ready to go for the playoffs

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Sox must address rotation

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 8:26 am

To Red Sox manager John Farrell, it hardly seems possible that just 11 months ago his team was celebrating the World Series championship on the field at Fenway Park. Since then, the ballclub has plummeted to the bottom of the AL East standings,...

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Time for Yankees to find new core group of players

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 1:31 am

The Yankees began life without Derek Jeter on Monday, facing a future full of holes in an offense already among the American League’s worst.

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A’s Lester, Royals’ Shields in AL wild-card focus

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:39 am

The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.

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The famous final scene

 September 29, 2014; Updated: 5:11 pm

The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a barehanded play.

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Baseball Roundup

 September 29, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals.

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Sox top Yanks as Jeter leaves early

 September 28, 2014; Updated: 1:30 pm

Derek Jeter sped down the first-base line for a chop single over the pitcher’s head.

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Jeter rests but Yankees beat Sox at Fenway

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 5:11 am

Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies 3-2 on Friday.

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Niese exits with elevated heart rate; Astros win

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 5:10 am

New York — Jonathon Niese's final start of the season ended sooner than expected.

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VIDEO: Jeter's Yankee Stadium farewell? Game-winning hit in 9th

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 2:27 pm

Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment in his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday...

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Jeter gives Yankees win at stadium finale

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 6:03 pm

New York — Derek Jeter didn't want the night to end.

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Webster helps Red Sox beat Rays 11-1

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 2:11 am

Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win.

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It's all over for Yanks

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 8:43 am

New York was eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday, wasting a three-run lead in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and American League East champion Baltimore.

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Red Sox top sloppy Rays 11-3

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 3:57 am

Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 on Wednesday night.

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Yankees eliminated from playoff contention

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 5:14 pm

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention, wasting a three-run lead Thursday in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles.

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Orioles push Yankees to the brink of elimination

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 1:24 am

Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the Baltimore Orioles pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night. The Yankees fell five games behind for the second AL wild...

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Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 1:24 am

Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay’s first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

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Mets extend GM Sandy Alderson through 2017

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 1:23 am

Sandy Alderson is sticking with the New York Mets — and he might have some more money to spend. The team announced a contract extension Tuesday for Alderson that runs through 2017 and gives the general manager a chance to finish the rebuilding...

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Jeter, Pineda give Yankee fans something to cheer about as they begin final home series

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Derek Jeter began his final series at Yankee Stadium by breaking open the game with a two-run double and Michael Pineda combined on a one-hit shutout to lead the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Monday night.

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How will Jeter say farewell to N.Y.?

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am

Joe Girardi already is thinking about how to handle Derek Jeter’s home finale Thursday.

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Yankees' Tanaka is sharp in return

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 4:31 am

Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 92 mph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn't feel any pain in the right elbow during Sunday's 5-2 win over Toronto.

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