MLB Playoffs

New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) watches his three-run home run in the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 26, 2019 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now it's certain: All those big swings by Pete Alonso and pinpoint fastballs from Jacob deGrom won't be enough to rally the New York Mets into October. Alonso hit his major league-high 51st home run, one short of the rookie record, and deGrom made his last overpowering pitch for a...
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Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich speaks to reporters in the clubhouse after the Brewers clinched a playoff berth with a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A sizzlin' September topped off by a frothy celebration. Nobody does it better down the stretch than these Milwaukee Brewers, who lost MVP Christian Yelich and beat long odds to get back in the postseason for a second straight season. And nobody can count them out, not even with...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ildemaro Vargas celebrates his walk off base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals as teammates run out of the dugout during the 19th inning, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 25, 2019 - 5:30 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had ample reasons to be a beaten-down ballclub one day after being officially eliminated from the National League playoff race. Instead, the Diamondbacks powered through 19 innings of baseball, used 13 pitchers and earned an unlikely 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia reacts after reaching on a bunt single off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Kevin Gausman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 5:08 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREWING SOME BUBBLY The Brewers are on the verge of another postseason berth. Milwaukee can lock up an NL wild card with a win over Cincinnati or losses by the Cubs and Mets. Just like last season, when the Brewers put on a late rush to take the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, second from right, greets teammates Tony Gonsolin (46), Will Smith (16), and Joc Pederson (31), after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 25, 2019 - 2:14 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rich Hill has every intention of making it back onto the Los Angeles Dodgers' playoff roster despite an injury-plagued season. Backed by Max Muncy's first career grand slam, Hill made it through two innings while pitching with a brace on his left knee and the Dodgers clinched home-...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto points to the dugout after hitting a game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 25, 2019 - 2:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After charging into the wild-card race from way behind, Michael Conforto and the New York Mets weren't about to get eliminated without making at least one more big comeback. Conforto homered twice and the Mets rallied just in time to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Tuesday...
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Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, right, celebrates in the clubhouse after the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Washington. Washington won 6-5 and clinched a Wild Card berth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 24, 2019 - 11:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's words were drenched with emotion as he stood in a booze-soaked clubhouse, Washington Nationals players celebrating all around after clinching an NL wild card exactly four months after they woke up with a 19-31 record and calls for him to be replaced as manager...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt smiles in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 24, 2019 - 2:02 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made it obvious they appreciated Paul Goldschmidt in his return to the desert, honoring him with a tribute video before the game and multiple ovations throughout the evening. Clearly, everyone thought this night was a pretty big deal. Except for the man being...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz crouches on the mound after allowing a sixth-inning grand slam to Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 23, 2019 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have had a funhouse mirror season — always different, depending when and where you look. Division contenders or also-rans? Buyers or sellers? Second-half Cinderellas or too little, too late? Approaching the end of the ride, New York has no doubts about where it...
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St. Louis Cardinals closing pitcher Andrew Miller (21) celebrates with catcher Yadier Molina after defeating the the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 22, 2019 - 7:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff...
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