— A seemingly inconsequential game between two last-place teams provided rookie pitcher Zac Lowther an indelible memory and a morale-booster to carry with him into the offseason.
Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
— Bryce Harper won games for the Phillies this year with one swing, one slide, one daring dash around the bases.
Which up-and-comers have jumped onto Kiley McDaniel's radar in 2021?
— Bryce Harper put his head down and sprinted from first base as soon as J.T. Realmuto lined an opposite-field shot to right.
— Bryce Harper gave the 96 mph fastball a deep ride that had a few thousand straggling fans that paid for $1 hot dogs and a pennant race standing in euphoria.
— Kiké Hernández’s game-tying RBI single caromed off the second-base bag and into shallow center field, sparking a three-run, seventh-inning rally that carried the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday...
— Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs, carrying the AL wild card-leading Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Saturday for their fourth straight win.
— Quarantine wasn’t quite a complete shutdown for Chris Sale.
— Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning that let the tying run score, then Austin Hays chopped an RBI single in the 10th that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win Thursday night, dropping New York back...
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
Acting umpire crew chief Tim Timmons said he didn't toss the Camden Yards grounds crew Wednesday night. "I just didn't want all of them behind the tarp, especially with the infield in," he said.
— Brett Gardner blooped a two-run single in the ninth inning that was set up by a double steal, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Wednesday night for their third straight win.
— Aaron Judge started a five-homer barrage that backed Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 1 and 3.
Here's how the Amazin's match up with the '98 Yankees, the curse-breaking Cubs, the Big Red Machine and others in baseball's divisional era.
The Blue Jays put up 44 runs in their three-game series against the Orioles, including a four-inning span that saw them score 27, the most in MLB history.
— Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernández each hit a grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 22-7 Sunday, finishing two runs shy of the franchise record.
The Blue Jays scored 11 runs in the seventh of Saturday's win over the Orioles after failing to record a hit in the first six innings.
- Bo Bichette and Alejandro Kirk hit a pair of two-run homers in an 11-run seventh and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 on Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.
— George Springer hit a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays an 11-10 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.
— Cedric Mullins and Ryan McKenna homered off Robbie Ray and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night to end Toronto's season-high winning streak at eight.
— Carlos Hernández delivered another impressive start for Kansas City — and this time the Royals closed out the game without incident.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?