- Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.
- AJ Hinch hired to manage Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success.
- A's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.
- AP source: 7 umpires rotate at World Series
NEW YORK (AP) — In a nod to new technology, Major League Baseball will tweak its postseason tradition and add a seventh umpire to rotate between the replay booth and field for the World Series and league championship series.
- Great grab helps Zimmermann toss Nats' 1st no-no
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the ball soared toward deep left-center, seemingly destined to end Jordan Zimmermann's bid for the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the righty threw his head back and thought, "Double. No-doubt double."