McCann’s heroics not enough as Yanks fall to O’s

Facing the likelihood of their second dark October in as many years, these are desperate times for the Yankees, and so the bullpen phone rang demanding the services of David Robertson. The gamble -- having Robertson on the mound for a third straight game -- did not pay off, resulting in a blown save and a 3-2 Orioles victory on Sunday at Camden Yards.

Postseason Picture for Monday, Sept. 15

The Baltimore Orioles are the closest to clinching. The Oakland A's looked like they might be in serious postseason trouble after Friday's series-opening loss to the Mariners, but two wins in a row in Seattle have them back in good shape. The Detroit Tigers have to be feeling good about their recent play, too.

Papelbon ejected after gesture to crowd

After surrendering four runs and blowing the Phillies' three-run lead in the ninth of Sunday's 5-4 loss, Jonathan Papelbon kept his gaze on the fans above the Phillies' dugout as he began to walk off the field. Midway through his trek from the mound to the dugout, he made a not-so-subtle gesture that sent an already fired-up Citizens Bank Park crowd into a frenzy.