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Reports: Angels hire Eppler as GM

Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler has been hired by the Angels as general manager, according to multiple reports, which will be announced Monday. The L.A. Times first reported the news.

Yanks lose to O's, will host Astros in WC game

Chris Davis hit his 47th home run in the Orioles' 9-4 win but the Yankees will have home-field advantage in the wild-card game against the Astros.


Astros get wild-card spot even with loss

Despite losing to the Diamondbacks, the Astros clinch a spot in the American League wild card game against the Yankees.


Kershaw hits 300 Ks for the season

Clayton Kershaw struck out seven to become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts in Dodgers win over the Padres.


Royals secure home-field advantage

Kansas City took down the Twins, thanks in part to Salvador Perez's 21st homer of the season, and will have home-field advantage throughout the postseason.


Rays beat Blue Jays in finale

The Rays' regular season ended with a win by beating the AL East champion Blue Jays by a whopping 12-3.


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 win; clinch home field in WC

Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati in both clubs' regular season finale to clinch a home game against the Cubs for the National League wild card.


deGrom, Mets get on track vs. Nats

The day after Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter against the Mets, New York had the pitching edge. Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon and Logan Verrett all looked solid as they had a combined no-hitter going until it was broken up in the 7th vs. Jon Niese. This two-hit shutout ended the Mets' five-game skid.


Pat Murphy won't return for Padres

The team's interim manager won't return in the same capacity next season and San Diego will look for a new manager, the team announced today.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Only 3 MLB Managerial jobs in limbo ....Nationals, Mariners & Rockies. Williams and McClendon most likely will not be retained ...Weiss & Rockies could go either way

Haren to retire after postseason

Cubs starter Dan Haren said after his regular season win over the Brewers, "That was it for me. If I have to pitch in the postseason I'll be ready for sure." He has 153 career wins and a 3.60 ERA in 13 years in the big leagues.


Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Clayton Kershaw thinks Zack Greinke should win the Cy Young: "Best numbers. Lowest ERA, lowest WHIP. I mean, what else do you want?"

David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Sunday in a tweet: Hamels great, Royals top seed, Pirates host Cubs, Yankees get Keuchel at home, Ichiro pitches, thank you, Buehrle.

Katie Strang 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admits it's been difficult year. Players have been grinding it out since September. Everyone now looking forward to rest and recharge. Team upbeat about future. "We're not rebuilding. We're not building from scratch."

Katie Strang 

It was not a somber scene in Tigers room. Seemed to be some palpable relief about putting disappointing season in rear-view mirror. Said Ian Kinsler: "It'll be pretty easy to flush, honestly."

Rangers clinch AL West behind Hamels

Cole Hamels tossed a three-hitter and Adrian Beltre knocked in three runs to guide the Rangers to the division crown with a 9-2 win that eliminated the Angels from playoff contention.


Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

Cole Hamels may have won a World Series MVP award. But one thing he'd never done before today was win a regular season clincher. Did pitch the 2007 game that put the Phillies in first place for the first time, in Game 160. But they didn't clinch that day.

Kershaw second-fastest to 300 K's

Clayton Kershaw needed 232.2 innings to reach 300 strikeouts this season. The only pitcher in MLB history who needed fewer innings was Pedro Martinez in 1999 (213.1 innings).


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom discusses his advances during his first two seasons in the majors, culminating with a Game 1 start in the division series against the Dodgers.


Astros fall, Yankees to host wild card

The Astros clinched a wild-card spot with the Angels loss, but they fell to the Diamondbacks in their season finale, which means they will travel to the Bronx to visit the Yankees in the AL wild-card game. Box score

Royals clinch AL's best record

Salvador Perez launched a two-run homer, Johnny Cueto allowed one run over five innings and the Royals captured their 95th victory of the season with a 6-1 win over the Twins. Box score