Phillies Are First To Clinch Playoff Berth - RealGM Wiretap The Phillies are the first team to qualify for the playoffs after they defeated the Pirates on Wednesday afternoon. Roy Halladay pitched a six-hitter as Philadelphia topped Pittsburgh 1-0 at Minute Maid Park. Philadelphia Cheap Jerseys Outlet , which had lost three in a row, needed a win over Houston or a loss by St. Louis Wednesday to wrap up the playoff spot. Source Marlins Put Coghlan On DL - RealGM Wiretap The Marlins have shifted outfielder Chris Coghlan to the disabled list, according to a source. The team announced Friday they had demoted Coghlan to Triple-A New Orleans, but in the wake of the news he admitted to a knee issue. Coghlan, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, was hitting .230 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 65 games this season. Dominguez Finally Getting Chance With Astros - RealGM Wiretap
Matt Dominguez, stuck behind Hanley Ramirez at third base with the Marlins for two years, is finally getting a chance to start for the Astros entering the 2013 season.
"I've seen confidence," bench coach Eduardo Perez said. "I've seen a guy who knows he belongs. I think that's great. I think that's one of the biggest hurdles here in the big leagues is seeing guys go from the Minor Leagues to the big leagues and you can see the uncertainty in their eyes."