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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, right, celebrates the Brewers victory over the Detroit Tigers during a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Milwaukee. Brewers defeated the Tigers 11-0. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
September 30, 2018 - 5:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Winning seven straight games stamped the Milwaukee Brewers' ticket to meet the Chicago Cubs and their boisterous fans at Wrigley Field. Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Brewers advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against the Cubs, putting themselves in position...
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Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier hits a two-run homer against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
September 30, 2018 - 4:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers want no part of a wild-card game or the long flight that would come with it. The plan: another NL West crown. Max Muncy and his free-swinging Dodgers mates are headed for a one-game showdown against Colorado to determine the division winner back home,...
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Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner, right, celebrates with Manny Machado after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
September 30, 2018 - 2:13 pm
The NL West and NL Central were on track for tiebreaker games when the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers all took leads in Game 162. Any tiebreakers would be one-game matchups Monday. They would be played at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium, if necessary. The...
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) acknowledges the fans as he leaves the field after coming out of a baseball game during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 29, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With midnight approaching after 13 innings of mostly scoreless baseball, David Wright was handed the microphone before a full house at Citi Field. "Everybody stayed, which is amazing," he said later. "It's crazy." Much like the last few years of his truncated career, Wright's finale...
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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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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray tumbles to the ground after missing a throw from first baseman Ian Desmond to put out Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper at first base in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 29, 2018 - 10:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — Stephen Strasburg did the Colorado Rockies and their NL West title hopes no favors by shutting them down. The Washington Nationals may be doing the Rockies a big favor in scratching NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer from his start for the final game. At this point, Colorado will take...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich celebrates after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 29, 2018 - 9:33 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: PLAYOFF PUSH The last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop the NL Central...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 29, 2018 - 7:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers moved into a tie for first place in the NL Central with one game remaining in the regular season, getting two homers from MVP candidate Christian Yelich to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday night and draw even with the Chicago Cubs. Yelich turned on an 0...
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) acknowledges the fans as he leaves the field after coming out of a baseball game during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 29, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright left to a long standing ovation before a sellout crowd at Citi Field in his farewell game for the New York Mets on Saturday night. The team captain went 0 for 1 with a walk against the Miami Marlins and was removed after two plate appearances as planned. On defense, he...
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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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