Eight-run 6th fuels Dodgers' 11-3 rout of Rockies

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The Colorado Rockies are trying to avoid their first 100-loss season. Giving up eight runs in one inning to the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't help their cause.

Baseball Capsules

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Twins still showing fight in late-season games

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Three losses away from a fourth straight season of at least 90, the Minnesota Twins are still playing meaningful mid-September baseball.

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.

Recap: LA Angels vs. Seattle

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Albert Pujols hit a three-run double to help the LA Angels of Anaheim to an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series.

Baseball Capsules

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

Marlins whiff early but then rally past Mets 6-5

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

By the time the Marlins put a ball in play Monday night, the entire lineup had batted. By the time they reached the ninth inning, they were closing out a comeback win.

Phillies shut out by Cashner, Padres

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Two of the worst offenses in baseball convened Monday at a half-empty stadium in California, and they flailed at pitches for 2 hours and 9 minutes. The result, a 1-0 San Diego Padres win with a total of five hits from the two teams and zero earned runs, shocked no one. The Philadelphia Phillies entered the day a half-game better than San Diego, which has scored fewer runs than any team this season.

Recap: Arizona vs. San Francisco

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam and knocked in five runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game set on Monday.

Recap: San Diego vs. Philadelphia

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Andrew Cashner tossed a two-hit shutout as the San Diego Padres blanked the Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0, in the opener of a three-game set on Monday.