Alex Rodriguez will sit out the entire 2014 season for violating Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing-drug policy, after an independent arbitrator reduced his original 211-game ban on an appeal.
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.
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.
The Texas Rangers took a 2-0 lead against the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series as Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history to secure a 7-3 win in 11 innings.
Nelson Cruz hit a postseason record sixth home run and Michael Young drove in five as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-5 to win their second consecutive American League pennant and a spot in the World Series.
Second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielders Curtis Granderson and Jacoby Ellsbury were among 13 Major League Baseball players who turned down $14.1 million qualifying offers from their teams, clearing them to negotiate with other clubs on the free-agent market.
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.