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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 26, 2018 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was "Strike three!" A whiff of offense would be nice rather than all those nights filled with nonstop whiffs. Strikeouts are likely to exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. The overall...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock swings on a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 26, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers picked a bad time to have their first losing streak in two weeks. Plagued by another night of missed opportunities and Ross Stripling's shaky start, the Dodgers lost 7-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night to fall to second place in the NL West. The...
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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 - 8:42 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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New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers the ball to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 26, 2018 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On his 3,102nd pitch of a special season, Jacob deGrom was determined to reach one more milestone, rather than letting it linger until next year. So facing his final batter, he reached back and threw a 92 mph slider past Ozzie Albies for his 1,000th career strikeout. Now deGrom will...
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Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas (18) and second baseman Travis Shaw celebrate after St. Louis Cardinals' Adolis Garcia slipped rounding third and was tagged out to end the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011, ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game when Jhoulys Chacin pitched five shutout innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. The Brewers (92-67) began the night a...
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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 - 5:57 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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Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons gets a pat on the back from pitcher Joe Biagini during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 5:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — John Gibbons said he wasn't going to cry, but the veteran manager struggled to contain his emotions in his final home game with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays gave Gibbons a winning home send-off Wednesday with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros, who broke out the bubbly anyway...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 26, 2018 - 6:09 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers surged into the NL West lead with a superb September, yet have struggled to shake the Colorado Rockies. Eduardo Escobar homered off Kenta Maeda leading off the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tightened the NL West race with a 4-3 victory over the...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Washington. The Mets won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 26, 2018 - 12:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors on today: ONE MORE TIME Jacob deGrom will make the final start of what has been a remarkably consistent season that has him a favorite for the NL Cy Young Award. It also is the last chance for deGrom (9-9) to have a winning record and reach double digits...
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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 25, 2018 - 10:27 pm
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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