Beltran to delay elbow surgery until offseason

With the Yankees still mathematically alive for a playoff spot, Carlos Beltran, under the team's direction, has opted to delay surgery until the end of the season. Beltran, who has recently experienced more pain due to the bone spur in his right elbow, said doctors recommended surgery, which requires a 12-week recovery period. That amount of time, however, won't make much of a difference to Beltran's offseason by preventing things another week.

Garza ejected after hitting McCutchen twice

Tempers on the Pirates' bench boiled over Saturday night when Milwaukee pitcher Matt Garza was ejected in the fifth inning after hitting Andrew McCutchen with a pitch for the second time in the game. Garza first plunked McCutchen in the third. When Bucs starter Edinson Volquez brushed back Ryan Braun in the fourth, home-plate umpire Marty Foster issued warnings to both benches.

Schafer’s sac fly in ninth helps Crew gain on Bucs

Starting pitcher Matt Garza and manager Ron Roenicke weren't around to see the Brewers break their cycle of late-inning letdowns with a 1-0 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday night. They were back in the clubhouse after being ejected when Logan Schafer gave the Brewers a lead in the ninth with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly. With seven games to play, the Brewers pulled back to 3 1/2 games behind the Pirates in the chase for the National League's second Wild Card spot.

Zimmerman returns from DL, continues to test hammy

Given all the time he's missed, the likelihood that Ryan Zimmerman could come back from his Grade 3 hamstring strain in time to help out the Nationals as they try to secure home-field advantage in the postseason seemed pretty dim. But in a flurry of rehab activity over the last week, Zimmerman made a convincing case for Washington to activate him from the disabled list in time for Saturday's game at Marlins Park.