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Rangers win AL West, eliminate Angels

The Rangers are headed to the postseason after clinching the American League West with a 9-2 blowout of the Angels. The loss ended the Angels' season.

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Goldschmidt, D-backs send Astros to the Bronx

Houston had a chance to secure home field advantage in Tuesday's AL wild-card game with a win. But a two-run Paul Goldschmidt homer in the seventh was the difference for the D-backs. Now, the Astros are headed to Yankee Stadium.

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2015 MLB postseason schedule

The playoffs begin Oct. 6 with the AL wild-card game (on ESPN) and end with the World Series, which is likely to go into November.

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It happened in October ...

From Babe Ruth's called shot to Bill Buckner's error, no month has featured more thrills and agony than this one. We chronicle 31 epic October moments, including Pudge Rodriguez's clutch catch.

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Rogers: Jake Arrieta enjoying a season to remember

National League Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta had a regular season for the ages, particularly the second half, but the Cubs ace is focused on his biggest start yet: the NL wild-card game.

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Uni Watch: MLB turns ahead clock in 1999

In the debut of Uni Watch's Friday Flashback, a weekly feature devoted to uniforms from the past, Paul Lukas travels back to the future to remember baseball's "turn ahead the clock" gimmick.

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The 'What's next for ... ' team-by-team series

Jim Bowden previews the offseason by laying out the objectives and challenges for all 30 teams, everything from executive hires to trades and signings.


Ichiro makes pitching debut

In the final game of the season, Ichiro Suzuki got to take the mound for the first time in his 15-year MLB career. He allowed one run on two hits against the Phillies.


Pirates to host NL wild-card game

Pedro Alvarez homered in Pittsburgh's shutout victory over Cincinnati, giving the Pirates home-field advantage in Wednesday's NL wild-card game against the Cubs. Box score


Jonah Keri @jonahkeri

The Mets, Cubs, Jays, Rangers, and Astros are all in the playoffs, just as everyone predicted.

Hamels' gem clinches AL West for Rangers

Cole Hamels allowed three hits and struck out eight in a complete game to lift Texas to the AL West crown with a 9-2 victory. With the loss, the Angels are eliminated from the postseason. Box score

Mets edge Nationals to earn 90th win

Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer in the 8th and seven New York pitchers combined for a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a season-ending 1-0 victory. Box score


Rangers blow it open in seventh

The Rangers are in the midst of a six-run inning to open up a 9-2 lead -- and they're still batting. Texas clinches the AL West with a win. The Angels, today's opponent, is eliminated with a loss. Follow live

Not a drill: Ichiro Suzuki is pitching

If you're wondering whether Ichiro has ever pitched in his MLB career, the answer is no. He's on the mound in the eighth inning of Miami's final game vs. the Phillies. Follow live

Yankees losing... once again

It's becoming an alarming trend at the end of the season for New York, who, down 7-1 to Baltimore, is in jeopardy of dropping its 6th game in its last seven. If the Yanks can come back they would clinch home field in the AL wild-card game. Follow live


Nationals manager won't 'twist in wind'

With speculation Matt Williams could be fired following Washington's disappointing season, GM Mike Rizzo said the team will decide on the manager's future quickly. "Any decision we make, we're going to be decisive and make decisions sooner rather than later about personnel, both on the field, off the field and in the front office."

Pirates nearing home field

All Pittsburgh needed to do today was win and it would claim home field advantage vs. the Cubs in the NL wild-card game. The Pirates lead the Reds 2-0 in the sixth. Follow live


Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

With Blue Jays winning AL East this year, the #Mariners now have longest postseason drought -- 14 years and counting. Can new GM Jerry Dipoto find way to end drought in 2016? #WaitTilNextYear

Rangers leading on Beltre's homer

Texas can take the AL West with a win over the Angels today. 3B Adrian Beltre contributed to the cause by erasing a 2-1 deficit with a two-run HR. The Rangers need six more outs to clinch. Follow live


Kershaw gets to 300 K's on season

In his final start of the regular season, Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher with 300 K's since 2002 (Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson). He finishes with 301 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA. Follow live


Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Armando Benitez quivering. With save today, Jeurys Familia can pull even for franchise's single-season saves record AND CAP A NO-HITTER..