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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun is congratulated by third base coach Ed Sedar after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 28, 2018 - 11:36 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a solo shot in the eighth inning that bounced off right fielder Nicholas Castellanos' glove and over the fence, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Friday night to keep pace with the NL Central-leading Cubs. Already assured...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 28, 2018 - 11:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios became the first Minnesota pitcher in eight years to reach 200 strikeouts, throwing seven smooth innings in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader before the Twins completed the sweep with a 12-4 victory on Friday night behind a...
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Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco (11) crosses home plate and high-fives teammate Joe Mauer after scoring against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
September 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Joe Mauer drove to the ballpark for a doubleheader to begin the last series of the season for the Minnesota Twins, the finality of the weekend dawned on him a little deeper than usual. These games against the Chicago White Sox aren't necessarily going to be the last of Mauer's...
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September 28, 2018 - 9:40 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hale Irwin shot a 5-under 67 at Pebble Beach on Friday in the Pure Insurance Championship, leaving the 73-year-old Hall of Famer a stroke behind leader David Frost in the PGA Tour Champions event. Irwin played his final nine holes in 6-under 26. He birdied the par-4...
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New York Mets pinch-hitter David Wright grounds out during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 28, 2018 - 9:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright has made it back into a major league game, grounding out in his first plate appearance for the New York Mets in nearly 2½ years. Sidelined by neck, back and shoulder injuries since May 27, 2016, Wright came up as a pinch-hitter Friday night against the Miami Marlins and...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant is hit by a pitch thrown by Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Archer during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Kris Bryant was back in the Chicago Cubs' lineup after missing two games because of a bruised left wrist. The 2016 NL MVP was batting sixth and playing left field, with David Bote at third base for Friday's afternoon game against St. Louis. Bryant was hit by a pitch from...
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Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., top, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
September 27, 2018 - 3:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo thought he'd caught the foul ball. Many others at Wrigley Field, meanwhile, thought about Steve Bartman. Despite a play that reminded Cubs fans of what went wrong many years ago, Chicago wound up clinching its fourth straight postseason appearance and holding its narrow...
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Colorado Rockies' David Dahl follows the flight of his three-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Nick Pivetta in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 27, 2018 - 2:54 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROCK 'EM Colorado has won six in row, boosting its playoff position. The NL West leaders aim for a four-game sweep when they take on the Phillies at Coors Field, having outscored them 34-4 so far in the series. Antonio Senzatela (6-6, 4.52 ERA)...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees' Andrew McCutchen reacts after striking out to end the seventh inning of a baseball game as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen, left, heads off the field at Yankee Stadium in New York. The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was "Strike three!" Strikeouts will exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 27, 2018 - 2:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Strikeouts are likely to exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. The .248 batting average has dropped to its lowest level since 1972, the year before the designated hitter. Lefty hitters have fared even worse, a .244 average that is their lowest...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Adolis Garcia, right, is tagged out at home by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2018 - 11:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fortunately for the Milwaukee Brewers, they didn't slip up. The Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011 by ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game, helped Wednesday night when a rookie St. Louis pinch-runner suddenly fell on his way to the plate in a 2-1 win...
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