Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig benched after late arrival

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig is running into problems with the Los Angeles Dodgers yet again. The star outfielder arrived late to the ballpark Monday and was benched by manager Dave Roberts. Puig was not in the lineup Sunday, either, after a baserunning blunder the previous day. Roberts stopped short of saying Puig got punished Sunday, but made it clear ...

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Postseason field almost set, but HR chases providing drama

It was a rough weekend for any fans hoping for some final-week excitement in the postseason races. The Nationals, Indians, Dodgers and Astros ran away with their divisions a while ago, but one division that was still in play – the NL Central – is now just about settled as well. The Chicago Cubs took three of four in a ...

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Minnesota Twins complete sweep of Tigers with 10-4 win

DETROIT — Eduardo Escobar may be having the most unpredicted success on the surprising Minnesota Twins. Escobar hit his 20th home run, Jorge Polanco also went deep and Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that moved the Twins closer to securing a wild-card berth in the playoffs. “A part-time player most of the ...

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