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  1. Five things we learned Friday

    David Schoenfield

    The big news of the night was the Kansas City Royals clinching their first postseason berth since 1985, ending the longest playoff drought in the majors. (That honor now belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays, last in the playoffs in 1993, when they won th...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    What did we learn Thursday night other than Derek Jeter has lived the most charmed baseball life any of us could imagine? (Not that we needed confirmation.) We learned that we'll have weekend baseball that still matters. Playoff spots remain unclinch...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    It was a night of missed opportunities. The Cardinals lost but the Pirates couldn't take advantage. The Royals led the Indians but couldn't hold on and dropped further behind the Tigers. The A's and Royals lost. Taijuan Walker finally gave the Marine...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    The main thing we learned was clarity: With Kansas City winning and Seattle losing, we basically know the 10 playoff teams now, barring some sort of miracle as the Royals (and Athletics) are three up on the Mariners with five games remaining. The Dod...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  5. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Six days of regular-season baseball left. Barring a tie-breaker. Catch the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. Andrew McCutchen is a baseball deity, conqueror of enemy moundsmen and lifeblood of Pi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  6. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    We're starting to see a little clarity. I think. Check the standings, playoff odds and remaining schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. The A's with their biggest win of the season. Of course, they needed their biggest win after weeks of big...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  7. Five things we learned Saturday

    Tommy Rancel

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at our Hunt for October page. 1. Tigers win appeal, beat Royals. Larry Vanover, Tyler Collins and Raul Ibanez. That unlikely trio served as the three key principles in a contest t...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  8. Five things we learned Friday

    Jason Collette

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at our Hunt for October page. 1. Max Scherzer versus James Shields on Saturday could be for all the marbles. Kansas City began Friday just a half game behind Detroit in the Amer...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  9. Five things we learned on Thursday

    Tommy Rancel

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at the world-famous Hunt for October page. 1. The Brewers can't catch a break. What started out as a solid pitching duel between current St. Louis Cardinals right-hander, Shelby M...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  10. Five things we learned Wednesday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedules at the world-famous Hunt for October page. 1. This is how Mariners fans feel right now. Mariners rookie James Paxton was filthy, matching zeroes with Angels left-hander C.J. W...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  11. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    What a night. Two clinchers, a no-hit bid into the eighth inning from the Cubs' Jake Arrieta (for the second time this season), a benches-clearing incident between the Yankees and Rays after manager Joe Girardi went a little crazy when Derek Jeter go...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  12. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out all the playoff odds and upcoming schedules on the Hunt for October page. 1. The Tigers will win the AL Central. It hasn't always been easy the past three seasons, but after sweeping the Indians, it appears the Tigers will win their t...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. Five things we learned Saturday

    Jason Wojciechowski

    Saturday night's early action featured five games with playoff implications, though four of them involved a playoff team battling a spoiler. Mets fans may feel slighted, but at first pitch, they were 6 1/2 games back of the second NL wild-card spot a...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  15. Five things we learned Friday

    Diane Firstman

    The Pirates won to move to 13-4 against the Cubs this season, and the Brewers won their third straight, walking off versus the Reds, as both teams kept pressure on the National League Central-leading Cardinals. Check out the Hunt for October page ...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  16. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    The big story, sadly, was Giancarlo Stanton getting hit by a pitch. In fact, that was a disturbing theme of the night: Mike Trout got hit twice (leading to retaliation from the Angels); Derek Jeter got hit; Starling Marte got hit and had to leave the...

    Blog | September 12, 2014