MLB Playoffs

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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Oakland Athletics' Matt Joyce, center, is doused in the clubhouse celebration after clinching a wild card spot after the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 25, 2018 - 12:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina as teammate Erik Kratz, left, watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 24, 2018 - 11:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A chuckling Eric Thames said it felt so good he almost ripped third base out of the ground and hoisted it above his head. A lot of that going around for Milwaukee these days. Thames tripled and scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Brewers...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman hugs teammates before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 24, 2018 - 10:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years Monday night, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of...
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his cap to the Seattle Mariners bench after being relieved at third base during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
September 23, 2018 - 11:58 pm
It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball's distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers' home finale Sunday. The star third baseman's future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius slides past Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph to score during the eleventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 23, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his right wrist while scoring the run that clinched a wild card berth for New York, manager Aaron Boone said after his team wasted a three-run lead in a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Boone said Gregorius was hurt when he...
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The New York Yankees celebrate after they clinched wildcard playoff birth with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 22, 2018 - 11:54 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on today: THE HAPPENING The Yankees know they'll be playing in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3, and J.A. Happ on track to be their starter. New York clinched a wild-card berth with a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 11 innings on Saturday. Happ...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks celebrates with teammates Tyler Wade (12) and Andrew McCutchen (26) after hitting an RBI double during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 22, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent him sprawling to the dirt face-first in...
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Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel (10) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 21, 2018 - 11:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros toasted a playoff berth in a private moment, and then moved on to their next goal. "You've got to take it step by step so it's nice to acknowledge and celebrate it because you don't take it for granted," right-hander Gerrit Cole said. "But we've got some more work...
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