The Texas Rangers will have outfielder Nelson Cruz back from a 50-game suspension as they host the Tampa Bay Rays in a winner-takes-all tiebreaker to decide the American League’s final wild card playoff berth.
Albert Pujols drove in five runs with a homer and three doubles as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 and headed home with the best-of- seven National League Championship Series tied at a game apiece.
Ryan Braun will miss the final 65 games of the season after becoming the first in a potential group of Major League Baseball players to be banned for their connections to a clinic accused of distributing performance- enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez will sit out a full Major League Baseball season for violating the sport’s performance-enhancing-drug policy after an independent arbitrator reduced his original 211-game ban on an appeal by the New York Yankees third baseman.
Jon Jay, Albert Pujols and David Freese had run-scoring doubles in a four-run first inning in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
Alex Rodriguez made his season debut for the New York Yankees on the same day he received the longest drug-related suspension in Major League Baseball history and was jeered by fans in Chicago every time he came up to bat or fielded a ball at third base.
Alex Rodriguez has been tentatively put into the lineup for tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox as the New York Yankees wait to see if he’s suspended by Major League Baseball, manager Joe Girardi said.