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Orioles Clinch 2014 Playoff Berth: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

On Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles are going to be partying like it's 1997.

With an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Buck Showalter's squad captured its ninth victory in 10 games and moved 13.5 games in front of Toronto in the AL East, effectively locking up the division.

Nationals Clinch 2014 Playoff Berth: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Nationals are champions of the National League East. 

Tanner Roark pitched seven innings of shutout ball, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen closed up shop, and Ian Desmond sent a home run deep into the Turner Field seats Tuesday night as Washington became the first team in baseball to clinch a division with a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Juan Lagares Injury: Updates on Mets OF's Elbow and Return

With the postseason out of reach, one of the main reasons to watch the New York Mets over the final few weeks will be the team's exciting young players. 

Unfortunately, that list may have been shortened by one on Tuesday, as center fielder Juan Lagares was forced from the game with a hyperextended elbow, per the team's official Twitter feed:

3 Things We've Learned About Cincinnati Reds' September Call-Ups

After the Cincinnati Reds fell out of contention in late August, many fans wanted to see what the team's September call-ups could do. However, the call-ups have had very few chances to show what they can do early in the final month.

Giancarlo Stanton's Freak Injury Has Made the NL MVP Race Wide Open

Sympathy is a powerful thing.

Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins poster boy with the movie-star looks, glittery smile and enough thunder in his bat to make Mighty Casey look like a slap-hitting second baseman, has that on his side in this year’s National League MVP race.

Ian Desmond Injury: Updates on Washington Nationals SS's Back and Return

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond exited Tuesday night's 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves after the fifth inning with what's currently being described as back tightness.

David Wright Shut Down for Rest of 2014 Season with Shoulder Injury

David Wright's lost 2014 season has finally been put to an end. The New York Mets officially declared their All-Star third baseman out for the season Tuesday after a season-long battle with shoulder problems:

Wright, 31, was held out of Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Colorado Rockies and was sent to undergo further testing after feeling an increase in pain.

Los Angeles Dodgers' 2014 All-Prospect Team

With the minor league season over and several youngsters currently up in Los Angeles with the Dodgers, a few of the standouts from the minor league season are familiar to Dodger fans. However, not all of them are, and here is an opportunity to recognize a more diverse list of players.

Miguel Cabrera Tosses 'Touchdown' Pass to Calvin Johnson at Detroit Tigers Game

Detroit Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson exploded for 164 yards and two touchdowns on Monday Night Football as the Lions routed the New York Giants, 35-14, in their first game of the 2014 season.

Johnson was in the house for the Detroit Tigers' Tuesday night showdown with the Kansas City Royals, and nine-time MLB All-Star Miguel Cabrera honored him in an appropriate wayby throwing him a lob of a "touchdown pass" into the stands.

Houston Astros' Late-Season Performance Could Be a Sign of Things to Come

There’s rebuilding projects, and then there’s the Houston Astros.  Ever since the team went to the World Series in 2005, the entire organization has been in shambles. 

Sure, they won 86 games in 2008, but that is their only time in the past eight years to win more than 80 games.  They are currently on their seventh different manager in those eight years, and their attendance has plummeted to one of the lowest in the league.


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