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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) hits a one-run double against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game, Tuesday, OCT. 2, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
October 02, 2018 - 10:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — No team in the National League piled up more victories than the Chicago Cubs through 162 games. That seems like small consolation now. Kyle Hendricks gave up a tiebreaking single to Tony Wolters in the 13th inning, sending the Cubs to a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a marathon...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino listens to a question during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Severino is scheduled to start against the Oakland Athletics in an American League wildcard baseball game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 02, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over. After getting just one out for the New York Yankees against Minnesota last year, Severino starts this year's winner-take-all matchup against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. "I just want to win," Severino said Tuesday. "If I can go...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award. Molitor has been offered another position within the organization. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award, in pursuit of more productive development by their younger players. "This wasn't about our record this year. This is about what we think is best as we...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, left, reacts to his double as Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond watches during the fourth inning of a tiebreaker baseball game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 02, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game's so-called "unwritten rules." MLB released an advertisement ahead of Tuesday's postseason opener denouncing the anti-bat flip attitudes of many baseball traditionalists. "Don't stop and stare. Don't flip your bat...
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Houston Astros' Tony Kemp, right, high-fives teammate George Springer after scoring on Springer's two-run home run in the sixth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year's World Series between the Astros and Dodgers was a thriller, ending in Houston's Game 7 victory for its first championship. Might they have an encore in store? Perhaps one with a Hollywood ending this time? Time to find out. After two tight NL division races stretched the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers during the first inning of a tiebreaker baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 01, 2018 - 6:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the postseason. What they don't have is room for error. The Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game on Tuesday after both teams lost tiebreaker games for their...
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Los Angeles Dodgers players run onto the field to celebrate the team's 5-2 win against the Colorado Rockies in a tiebreaker baseball game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What a day for Walker Buehler. The rookie with the preternatural calm pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record sixth consecutive NL West title. Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy launched two-run homers to beat the Colorado...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Joc Pederson during the fifth inning of a tiebreaker baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 01, 2018 - 4:37 pm
The Latest on the Major League Baseball's final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy slugged two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to earn...
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Christian Yelich de los Cerveceros de Milwaukee festeja tras batear un jonrón ante los Tigres de Detroit, el sábado 29 de septiembre de 2018. (AP Foto/Morry Gash)
September 30, 2018 - 8:50 pm
Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday. Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history. Both...
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, left, and relief pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) after a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs won 10-5. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 30, 2018 - 8:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The crowd of 39,275 roared when Jason Heyward caught Francisco Pena's fly ball for the final out on a wet, cool afternoon at Wrigley Field. Now, everything gets real crazy. Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times, and the Chicago Cubs set up a tiebreaker game for the NL...
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