MLB Playoffs

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, celebrates with teammates after they clinched the AL East title Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 11-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 20, 2018 - 10:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a couple of days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. Mookie Betts and the...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 8:38 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. "This one definitely puts us in a...
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Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien hits a double to drive in three runs against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 20, 2018 - 5:28 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a postseason berth within their sights, the Oakland Athletics are leaving nothing to chance. Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 21-3 on...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Miles Mikolas pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 18, 2018 - 12:11 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs. He's 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support, a big asset for the Cardinals as they stay in the postseason hunt. "I've been fortunate enough that when I've pitched, we've had...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after his home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 16, 2018 - 11:50 pm
While much of the focus last offseason was on the trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, there was another deal involving Miami that has turned out to have quite an impact on the postseason race. Christian Yelich was sent from the Marlins to Milwaukee in late January,...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) reacts after striking out Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson to end the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
September 16, 2018 - 11:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright had something to prove. Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night. "...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
September 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a pivotal series for the Dodgers, rookie Walker Buehler came through with a masterful performance. Buehler allowed two hits in eight innings, Yasiel Puig homered twice and Los Angeles drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a 3-0 victory on Friday...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Blake Treinen, left, celebrates with catcher Jonathan Lucroy after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 during a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 14, 2018 - 8:31 pm
ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Khris Davis helped Oakland win another close one. Davis led off the 10th inning with his major league-leading 42nd homer, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. "I've always said he's one swing away from winning a game for you," A's manager Bob...
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Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu follows the flight of his two-run, walkoff home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Denver. The Rockies won 5-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 13, 2018 - 12:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: GETAWAY DAY With both teams chasing an NL West title, the Diamondbacks and Rockies wrap up their pivotal four-game series. Colorado leads the division by 1½ games over the Dodgers, while Arizona is 3½ back. Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.01 ERA) makes...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees. He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them — at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting. Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, leading...
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