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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo celebrates with teammates in a dugout after hitting an RBI sacrifice fly off of Pittsburgh Pirates' Ivan Nova during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
September 26, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have clinched their fourth straight postseason berth, getting into the playoffs when Milwaukee beat St. Louis. The Cubs were still playing Pittsburgh at Wrigley Field on Wednesday when their trip to the playoffs was assured. The Brewers also locked up a playoff spot...
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez works against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 26, 2018 - 9:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez has tied a modern-day major league record with eight straight strikeouts to begin a game on his way to setting the franchise record for most Ks in a season. Marquez matched a mark Wednesday against Philadelphia that was set by Houston lefty...
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Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) bows his head and raise his arms with clenched fists as the Nationals celebrate and bid goodbye to their fans ending their last home game of the season with a 9-3 rain delayed win against the Miami Marlins in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 26, 2018 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3½ hours before the start of what many expect to be his last game at Nationals Park as a member of the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper stood at his locker and let his eyes linger on that familiar white jersey with the curly red "W'' on the front and his last name on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. looks on during a practice for a World Series baseball game, in Houston, Texas. McCullers Jr. has offered advice and a free playoff ticket to an 8-year-old special needs girl who apparently was yelled at by another fan for loudly cheering at an Astros game. McCullers on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, tweeted "Chloe, don't you EVER stop cheering" and offered her a ticket for an Oct. 5 playoff game. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 26, 2018 - 4:20 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. has offered advice and a free playoff ticket to an 8-year-old special needs girl who apparently was yelled at by another fan for loudly cheering at an Astros game. McCullers on Wednesday tweeted "Chloe, don't you EVER stop cheering" and offered her...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrates with catcher Martin Maldonado (15) after the Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 2:11 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros clinched another AL West title and reached 100 wins for the second straight season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer. Houston improved to 100-57 and was assured of first place hours later when second-place Oakland...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich watches his three-run triple during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2018 - 1:27 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee's last NL MVP thinks he is about to get some company. Led by Christian Yelich's silky smooth game, the Brewers are closing in on the playoffs. Yelich homered and drove in a career-high six runs, and surging Milwaukee hurt St. Louis' postseason chances with a 12-4 victory...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, back, hugs catcher Matt Wieters, front, in the dugout during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Washington. Max Scherzer recorded his 300th strikeout of the season during the seventh. Also seen is Wilmer Difo (1). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 25, 2018 - 11:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription "300 Ks" in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he'd just accomplished. "It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark," Scherzer said, "because I know how hard it...
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Europe's Francesco Molinari smiles as he prepares for the European Ryder Cup team photo at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 25, 2018 - 5:44 am
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Ryder Cup brings out the rawest of emotions. Just don't expect any big outbursts from Francesco Molinari. The laid-back Italian, who picked up the biggest victory of his career...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Joyce, center, is doused in the clubhouse celebration after clinching a wild card spot after the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 25, 2018 - 3:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler plays against the Houston Rockets in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series in Minneapolis. With Butler's trade demand swirling like a dark cloud around coach Tom Thibodeau, newly minted super-max player Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves arrive for training camp. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 25, 2018 - 2:52 am
MIAMI (AP) — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here's 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: ___ JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's temporary. The...
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