Matt Snyder

CBS Sports Writer /

Dodgers clinch NL West for fifth straight season

Despite an awful month, the Dodgers are again NL West champions

WATCH: Cody Bellinger sets NL rookie record with 39th home run

The record of 38 previously belonged to Hall of Famer Frank Robinson

Report: Jeter fires McKeon, Conine, Dawson, Perez from Marlins jobs

The report also says that Jeter had outgoing president David Samson do the firing

WATCH: Todd Frazier falls victim to hidden ball trick

This wasn't a traditional hidden ball trick, but the Blue Jays pulled it off

Clock strikes midnight on Tigers' nucleus, leaving the team with a long rebuild ahead

The Tigers essentially fired Brad Ausmus on Friday, but things are going to be ugly for a while

MLB Friday scores, highlights, updates, news: Dodgers clinch NL West

Plus the Tigers will make a change, the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox had good nights and much more

Red Sox clinch postseason berth for second successive season

They still would much rather grab the AL East, however

Chris Sale records 300th strikeout, making it the 35th such season in MLB history

Sale becomes the first AL pitcher to reach 300 strikeouts since 1999

WATCH: Mike Moustakas sets Royals franchise single-season home run record

Steve Balboni's long-standing record of 36 has finally fallen

Putting an end to every argument against extending protective nets in MLB stadiums

Several players called for the netting to be extended down the base lines following Wednesday's incident

Yankees, Twins players react to child hit by foul ball, plead MLB for protective netting

The players are trying to do their job and don't want to see anyone hurt

MLB Power Rankings: It's time to hold myself accountable for my preseason picks

Our annual look back at the preseason predictions and rankings shows lots of good and bad

2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

This has only previously happened twice in history in non-strike seasons

Sunday MLB scores, highlights, updates, news: Boyd comes within 1 out of no-hitter

Plus the AL West champ has been crowned and more

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife, daughter and son.