Forgetful Red Sox out-classed in decisive 5-0 loss to Rays in Game 1 of ALDS — Boston Herald

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the better part of seven innings, the Red Sox were simply getting beat by the Rays. There was nothing particularly egregious about any of it. It was just a better team playing better baseball on this night. And then Sox reliever Josh Taylor got lazy on the mound, settled into…

Forgetful Red Sox out-classed in decisive 5-0 loss to Rays in Game 1 of ALDS — Boston Herald

Taylor hits walk-off HR, Dodgers deck Cards 3-1 in WC game — MLB | NBC Sports

Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in a scintillating NL wild-card game against St. Louis.

Taylor hits walk-off HR, Dodgers deck Cards 3-1 in WC game — MLB | NBC Sports

Guerra, Harrison come up big as Oakland A’s capture key series victory in Kansas City — East Bay Times

The Oakland A’s needed an uneventful day from their pitching staff to seal a much-needed series victory. Given the way the starters and bullpen have struggled of late, drama never seems far off the coast. 923 more words

Guerra, Harrison come up big as Oakland A’s capture key series victory in Kansas City — East Bay Times

A’s Vegas relocation exploration following Raiders blueprint — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Team owner John Fisher and president Dave Kaval made the rounds Wednesday-Friday, meeting with various movers-and-shakers in the Las Vegas Valley, including Gov. Steve Sisolak.

A’s Vegas relocation exploration following Raiders blueprint — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Red Sox option Jarren Duran to Triple-A as rookie works through growing pains — Boston Herald

The Red Sox still view Jarren Duran as a big piece of their future, but that time is not right now. As he continues to go through expected struggles and with a roster crunch in the outfield, the Red Sox optioned Duran back to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday to make room for starting pitcher Tanner…

Red Sox option Jarren Duran to Triple-A as rookie works through growing pains — Boston Herald

Matt Barnes blows another one, but Rafael Devers, Travis Shaw save Red Sox in 8-4 win over Rangers — Boston Herald

Mark it down as a series win and forget the rest. After making five errors in Saturday’s loss, one that manager Alex Cora called “embarrassing,” the Red Sox made two more errors in the fifth inning on Monday and then blew the save in the ninth, when Matt Barnes coughed up a two-run lead. But…

Matt Barnes blows another one, but Rafael Devers, Travis Shaw save Red Sox in 8-4 win over Rangers — Boston Herald

Jake Arrieta catches on with Padres after release by Cubs — MLB | NBC Sports

Jake Arrieta caught on with a playoff contender after getting released by the Chicago Cubs, signing a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres on Monday.

Jake Arrieta catches on with Padres after release by Cubs — MLB | NBC Sports

Crowley: A different answer to the ‘How are the SF Giants doing this?’ question — Red Bluff Daily News

The answer often appears simple, but Giants players know it’s not as easy as pointing to Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford and saying, “That’s it.”

Crowley: A different answer to the ‘How are the SF Giants doing this?’ question — Red Bluff Daily News

SF Giants blow past 75-win projection, but still forecast to finish behind Dodgers — Chico Enterprise-Record

The Giants have a well-earned reputation of being one of the most data-driven teams in Major League Baseball. So how is it there wasn’t an algorithm to forecast their spectacular success? Before the season, the Giants were forecast to finish 75-83 according to their PECOTA ranking from Baseball Prospectus. For the uninitiated, PECOTA stands for…

SF Giants blow past 75-win projection, but still forecast to finish behind Dodgers — Chico Enterprise-Record

Angels get mixed results from young starters in split with Blue Jays — Daily News

ANAHEIM — As the Angels try to learn more about their young pitchers for the future, they got mixed results by sending two of them against one of baseball’s best offenses on Tuesday. 626 more words

Angels get mixed results from young starters in split with Blue Jays — Daily News

Mastrodonato: Matt Barnes’ breakdown enhances Red Sox’ trade deadline failures — Boston Herald

The MLB trade deadline was almost two weeks ago, but with each passing loss the Red Sox have revealed yet another need that went unaddressed. Tuesday night was Matt Barnes’ third loss in four games. If a team loses three out of four, it’s scuffling. When a closer loses three out of four, there’s a…

Mastrodonato: Matt Barnes’ breakdown enhances Red Sox’ trade deadline failures — Boston Herald

Rockies’ C.J. Cron honored as National League player of week — The Denver Post

C.J. Cron’s power surge earned him National League player-of-the-week honors, it was announced Monday. Related Articles Rockies: Fan yelled “Dinger,” not racial slur at Coors Field game vs. Miami Fan yells racial slur at Miami Marlins’ Lewis Brinson at Coors Field; Rockies investigating Bud Black thrilled with Rockies’ home-field advantage at Coors Rockies blast six…

Rockies’ C.J. Cron honored as National League player of week — The Denver Post