MLB Playoffs

New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after Voit hit a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 08, 2020 - 8:45 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees didn't flinch under the pressure of an elimination game and got the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay into the hands of ace Gerrit Cole for the decisive Game 5. Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres hit impressive home runs, Jordan Montgomery and three relievers were...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws during the second inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 08, 2020 - 3:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Kyle Wright dazzled for six innings in his postseason debut, and the Atlanta Braves rode their superb pitching to beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 Thursday for a three-game sweep and their first trip to the NL Championship Series since 2001. Atlanta had lost eight straight Division...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson hits a home run during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 08, 2020 - 12:32 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER OCTANE Maybe it’s the Southern California air or the atmosphere indoors in Texas, but the ball is really flying this postseason. With Randy Arozarena, Chad Pinder, Travis d’Arnaud and others powering up, there have been 82 home runs in 28...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger slams into the outfield wall and makes the catch as he robs San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. of a home run on a deep drive during the seventh inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 07, 2020 - 11:58 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger would take the homer-robbing catch over the home run he hit if he had to pick from the two. The Los Angeles Dodgers needed both from their MVP center fielder. Bellinger nearly went to a knee to hit his long home run, and later made a spectacular, leaping catch...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, celebrates with Michael Perez after Perez hit a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 07, 2020 - 7:56 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered for the third straight game and Kevin Kiermaier and Michael Perez also went deep for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Wednesday night to move within one victory of reaching the AL Championship Series for the first time in 12 years. New...
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Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, right, celebrates with manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics defeated the Houston Astros in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 07, 2020 - 5:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramón Laureano sensed his teammates' energy dragging. They were down three runs with time running out to save their season. So the Oakland outfielder lit into them in the dugout during the sixth inning, getting so loud he was heard easily in mostly empty Dodger Stadium. And just...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson hits a home run during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 07, 2020 - 4:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: OCTOBER OCTANE Maybe it’s the Southern California air or the indoors atmosphere in Texas, but the ball is really flying this postseason. With Chad Pinder, Travis d’Arnaud and others powering up, there had been 75 home runs in just 26 playoff...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 07, 2020 - 1:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON'S STREAK Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has homered in all four of the team's postseason games this year. He connected two straight days at Cleveland as New York swept the wild-card series, and has homered in each of the first two games...
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Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) celebrates after hitting a double against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 06, 2020 - 11:54 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a walk in the new park to start their National League Division Series. The patient Dodgers had already drawn nine free passes before Mookie Betts got their first hit in the sixth inning, and they went ahead to stay on Corey...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows watches his ball after he hit a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 06, 2020 - 9:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows hit home runs, and Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 to set a postseason record for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Tuesday night to even their AL Division Series at one game apiece. The Rays had enough...
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