The Blue Jays had a prime opportunity to take sole possession of the first American League Wild Card spot but Ricky Nolasco and the Angels made sure that would not happen for at least one more day.
Raul Alcantara, given a 7-0 lead after five innings, outpitched Rangers starter Yu Darvish, and the Athletics held on for an 11-2 victory at Globe Life Park on Saturday night.
Two outs away from falling into precarious position in the National League Wild Card standings, the Cardinals jumped on a wobbly San Francisco bullpen Saturday night to stun the Giants and pull closer to them with a 3-2 victory at AT&T Park.
The milestones just keep coming for Albert Pujols, who registered his 14th season of at least 30 homers with a solo shot in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays.
The punch-outs came in record-setting bunches for Rockies rookie Jon Gray, who achieved a club single-game record 16 strikeouts in his first career shutout and complete game — an 8-0 victory over the Padres on Saturday night.
Curtis Granderson became the first Mets player in club history to hit homers that both tied and won the game in extra innings on Saturday night, giving his club a 3-2, 12-inning victory over the Twins at Citi Field in a contest that had playoff implications for New York.
Nolan Arenado’s 444-foot homer turned heads Saturday night, but it may have gotten an extra boost from the “Coors Field Effect.”
Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson cleared the swimming pool at Chase Field with a two-run home run projected at 463 feet by Statcast™ in Saturday night’s 6-2 win. Pederson’s homer, in the fourth inning off Arizona starter Shelby Miller, was the farthest hit by a Dodger this year.
“I said he should go out there and do it for me.”
Joc Pederson launched a mammoth two-run homer over the Chase Field swimming pool and the Dodgers edged closer to postseason entry Saturday night with a 6-2 win over the D-backs. The Dodgers’ magic number over the Giants in the division is 10 and eight over St. Louis for a postseason berth.
In a 1-0 walk-off win in 10 innings over Detroit, eight Tribe relievers combined for 10 scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez delivered the decisive blow in the bottom of the 10th. With one out and the bases loaded, Ramirez sent a pitch from lefty Justin Wilson up the middle and into center, scoring the winning run and setting off an on-field mob.
After cruising to a victory in Game 1, Pittsburgh capped a highly productive day at the plate with a 7-3 win in Game 2 on Saturday night over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.
Evan Longoria continued to torment the Orioles, launching his third homer in as many nights and scoring three times to lead the Rays to a 5-2 win Saturday night at Camden Yards.
It took several big hits for the Red Sox to climb back from an early deficit, but all they needed was a wild pitch to finally take the lead in Saturday’s 6-5 victory over the Yankees at Fenway Park.
Thanks to a strong outing by Mike Fiers and a timely hit by Yulieski Gurriel, the Astros elevated themselves back into the thick of the American League Wild Card chase on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
D-backs second baseman Jean Segura’s third leadoff homer in five games barely cleared the left-field fence. In fact, it was one of the unlikeliest homers of the Statcast™ era (since 2015). Segura’s homer in the bottom of the first inning of Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Dodgers at Chase Field had an exit velocity of 88.3 mph and a launch angle of 31 degrees, as projected by Statcast™.
Yuliett Pimentel Solarte, the wife of Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte, passed away on Saturday after complications from her fight against cancer. She was 31.