MLB Playoffs

Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis follows through on his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 29, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics' minds are already partly on the wild card playoff game looming in the Bronx. They're still finishing up the regular season in Orange County with an attention to all the little details that could make a difference in the postseason. Khris Davis hit his...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates clinching a playoff spot after beating the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)
September 29, 2018 - 5:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deep, slugging Los Angeles Dodgers took a far more challenging road to their sixth straight playoffs. Despite it all, they still believe they're the team to beat for a World Series title. A surprising 16-26 start and injuries to some of their biggest stars, including a pair...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (39) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 29, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are going into the final day of the season with a shot at the NL Central championship. Whether they take it outright or have to play a tiebreaker remains unclear. They could wind up in a wild-card game after that, too. So many uncertainties for a team hoping for...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner, right, celebrates with David Freese (25) and Enrique Hernandez (14) after hitting a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 28, 2018 - 11:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Turner and his teammates want to win their way back into the playoffs, no help necessary during the season's final weekend. Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball's final playoff berth...
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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story, left, Carlos Gonzalez pose for a photo in the clubhouse after the team's 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 in Denver. The Rockies earned a berth in the playoffs. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
September 28, 2018 - 9:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon's bushy beard dripped with bubbly, while Carlos Gonzalez cheerfully soaked up all the spray coming at him from every direction. Nolan Arenado posed for picture after picture as teammates got selfies with him. Think this party scene was wild, hold on. The Colorado...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks hits a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 28, 2018 - 7:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees clinched home-field advantage for the AL wild-card game on Friday night, hitting four homers to tie the major league single-season record and beat the Boston Red Sox 11-6. Reigning Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the disabled...
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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 - 12:34 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 26, 2018 - 11:54 pm
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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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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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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