Pierzynski, Ellis on Cardinals playoff roster bubble

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski, a favorite on the south side of Chicago for his role in the 2005 World Series championship team, was back in town last week to watch from afar as friend and former teammate Paul Konerko - a White Sox fixture - completed his victory lap.

Wainwright named top NL pitcher for September

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the National League Pitcher of the Month on Tuesday.

Red Sox P Buchholz has knee surgery

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

Familiar formula rules Pirates-Giants series recently

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

When the Pirates faced San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner on July 28, they had a 4-0 lead before the Giants came to bat.

Indians' Kluber wins AL Pitcher of the Month

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was named the American League Pitcher of the Month on Tuesday.

Epstein says Cubs will be 'very involved' in free-agent market

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday the Chicago Cubs are at an "interesting" stage that could involve adding "impact talent" outside the organization.

Red Sox RHP Buchholz has minor knee surgery

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has undergone minor knee surgery after an inconsistent season.

Strasburg's playoff debut, 2 years after shutdown

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way.

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals.

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can't compete for a division title next season.