1. Bryce Harper Rocks Katie Ledecky Swim Cap as Nationals Clinch NL East

    The Washington Nationals clinched their third NL East title Saturday evening, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates , 6-1...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 2 days ago 5,327 reads 1 comments

  2. Yangervis Solarte Returns to Pinch Hit 1 Week After His Wife Died

    San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte stepped to the plate as pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants , fulfilling the wishes of his late wife...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 2 days ago 36,857 reads 6 comments

  3. NL East-Clinching Nationals Face Steep NL Playoff Climb with Battered Roster

    The Washington Nationals are your 2016 NL East champions, having clinched the division Saturday night. Their only worry right now is how much champagne stings when it gets in their eyes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 days ago 6,937 reads 20 comments

  4. Nationals Clinch NL East: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

    A year after they imploded down the stretch, the Washington Nationals put the clamps on a division title, clinching the National League East on Saturday with a 6-1 win over the ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 2,780 reads 4 comments

  5. Ken Giles Injury: Updates on Astros Pitcher's Wrist and Return

    Houston Astros closer Ken Giles suffered a right wrist injury during batting practice Saturday and had to be carted off the field. X-rays came back negative, according to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 2,657 reads 8 comments

  6. Updated Round-by-Round 2016 MLB Playoff Predictions Heading into Final Week

    We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2016 MLB playoffs, with the AL Wild Card Game set to be played on Oct. 4 and the NL Wild Card Game slated for Oct. 5...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 days ago 15,908 reads 63 comments

  7. Takeaways from MLB Week 25

    Pitching is almost universally central to success in a playoff race. So news of San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto’s groin strain gave reason to question whether his team ...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 3 days ago 4,079 reads 7 comments

  8. Rangers Clinch AL West: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

    The Texas Rangers ' dominance of the American League West continued in 2016, with the franchise clinching its second straight division title Friday with a 3-0 win over the Oakland Athletics ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 days ago 6,479 reads 19 comments

  9. If 2016 Is Last Ride of Blue Jays Core, Toronto Still Has Firepower for Deep Run

    It was easy to like the Toronto Blue Jays last September. They made the deals of the summer. For the final two months of the regular season, all they did was win...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 days ago 8,114 reads 32 comments

  10. Klay Thompson and His Dog Have a 'Crappy' Day at Dodgers Batting Practice

    Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson may have no issue hitting from deep in the NBA, but he sure had a tough time finding a solid connection from the batter's box during batting practice with the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 4 days ago 10,138 reads 2 comments

  11. Daniel Murphy Injury: Updates on Nationals 2B's Buttocks and Return

    The Washington Nationals are on the verge of a playoff appearance, but a lingering injury to All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy 's buttocks could cause panic. Continue for updates...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 days ago 2,078 reads 2 comments

  12. Noah Syndergaard Illness: Updates on Mets Pitcher's Status and Return

    New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard missed his scheduled start on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a bout with strep throat . It is currently unclear when he'll return to the mound...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 days ago 3,087 reads 4 comments

  13. Steve Clevenger Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Seattle Mariners announced they have suspended catcher Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the regular season after he sent a series of offensive tweets Thursday...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 days ago 7,707 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Free Agency 2016-17: Early Look at One Realistic Fit for Every Team

    There is still an exciting month of playoff baseball separating us from what promises to be another busy offseason around the league, but it's never too early to start looking ahead at how free agency might play out...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 days ago 68,591 reads 90 comments

  15. Is Arrieta, Lester or Hendricks Cubs' Most Deserving 2016 Postseason Ace?

    There's a saying in baseball: "A team never wants to lead the league in meetings." The implication being that when a club holds a meeting, it's almost universally to discuss what is going wrong and how to repair it...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 4 days ago 15,579 reads 32 comments

  16. MLB Team of the Week: Gary Sanchez, Hanley Ramirez and Trea Turner Star

    The marathon MLB season has been reduced to a sprint. For the clubs still in the hunt, every game matters—a lot. For Bleacher Report's MLB Team of the Week, on the other hand, all that matters is the recent past...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 4 days ago 9,575 reads 19 comments

  17. Justin Verlander, Tigers Are Dangerous Wild Card in Potential 1-Game Playoff

    If the season ended Thursday, the Detroit Tigers would own the American League 's second wild-card slot. And they'd be one dangerous wild card...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 4 days ago 11,426 reads 47 comments

  18. Asdrubal Cabrera Wins Game with Walk-Off Home Run, Delivers Epic Bat Flip

    New York Mets fans felt just about every emotion imaginable Thursday night. The Mets trailed the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning at Citi Field when ...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 days ago 4,381 reads 1 comments

  19. Chase Utley Slips, Falls and Makes No-Look Putout

    Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley still has moves at 37 years old. Colorado starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood hit a routine ground ball to Utley in the top of the fourth inning on Thursday at Dodger Stadium...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 days ago 11,114 reads 2 comments

  20. Baltimore Orioles Give David Ortiz Dugout Phone He Smashed in 2013

    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz , who is set to retire at the end of the 2016 season, hit many memorable home runs during his legendary career...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 5 days ago 30,648 reads 18 comments

  21. Mariners Suspend Steve Clevenger for Controversial Tweets

    Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended for controversial tweets he posted regarding the civil unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team announced the punishment on Friday...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 days ago 56,009 reads 0 comments

  22. Starlin Castro Injury: Updates on Yankees 2B's Hamstring and Return

    New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro has not appeared in a game since Sept. 17 because of a hamstring injury, and it's unclear when he will return to the field. Continue for updates...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 days ago 678 reads 0 comments

  23. Masahiro Tanaka Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Elbow and Return

    New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has suffered a flexor mass injury, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Continue for updates. Tanaka to Miss Monday's Start Thursday, Sept...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 days ago 1,523 reads 0 comments

  24. Small Crowd Shows Up for Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins Afternoon Game

    On Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins hosted the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. They played in front of a largely empty stadium...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 5 days ago 18,515 reads 9 comments

  25. Bryce Harper, Nationals GM and Trainer Reportedly Meet to Discuss Injury Rumors

    Following a report that a shoulder injury has hampered Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper , the reigning NL MVP reportedly denied any issues in a closed-door meeting with management Tuesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 days ago 5,496 reads 9 comments