MLB Playoffs

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Omar Narvaez during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. Narvaez was out at first. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
September 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON THE BUMP Trevor Bauer returns to the mound for AL Central champion Cleveland when the Indians host Boston in a potential playoff preview. Bauer has been sidelined with a broken right leg since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, celebrates with teammates after they clinched the AL East title Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 11-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 21, 2018 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. Mookie Betts and the Red Sox...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:34 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays' wild-card playoff hopes. Smoak hit his 25th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast. Sergio Romo (3-4) blew his...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Vidal Nuno and catcher Nick Ciuffo celebrate after beating the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
September 19, 2018 - 5:20 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tommy Pham homered twice while extending his on-base streak to 21 games and the late-surging Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 9-3 victory Wednesday. The Rays (85-66), who have won 14 of their 17 games in September and have 11 remaining...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) celebrates with Ed Sedar (0) after hitting a two-RBI triple during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 17, 2018 - 11:01 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday night. Less than three weeks after his cycle in Cincinnati, the streaking...
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September 14, 2018 - 10:33 pm
ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Khris Davis led off the 10th inning with his major league-leading 42nd homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. Oakland extended its lead for the second AL wild card to nine games over the surprising Rays. Tampa Bay has 16 games left...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, celebrates with Tzu-Wei Lin (30) and Eduardo Nunez, center, after his pinch-hit, three-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Ryan Tepera during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 12, 2018 - 12:13 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff berth and did not celebrate. "Any time you make the playoffs and give yourself a chance to be that last team, it's a pretty special thing," Brock Holt said. "We're excited by that, but we've got more work to do...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 8:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees. He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them — at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting. Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, leading...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen, center, is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Cincinnati.The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night, Aug. 30, 2018, the Yankees would send infielder Abiatal Avelino and another minor leaguer to San Francisco for McCutchen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
August 31, 2018 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With shoulder-length dreadlocks and a well-crafted beard, Andrew McCutchen spent his 20s forcing the baseball spotlight to shine bright on small-market Pittsburgh. Now, a clean-cut McCutchen is coming cross-country to one of the sport's grandest stages. "Just gonna take me a sec to...
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St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, left, answers questions after the team announced Mike Shildt, right, as manager, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals have removed the interim tag from Mike Shildt's title, promoting him to manager after he led the team into postseason contention since taking over for the fired Mike Matheny. Shildt has guided the Cardinals to a 26-12 record since July 15 and they now hold the top spot in the National League wild card standings. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 7:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thrilled with the results, the St. Louis Cardinals thanked Mike Shildt. The Cardinals took off the interim tag from Shildt's title and promoted him to full-time manager through 2020, a reward for steering the team back into postseason contention after replacing the fired Mike...
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