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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, left, reacts to his double as Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond watches during the fourth inning of a tiebreaker baseball game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 02, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game's so-called "unwritten rules." MLB released an advertisement ahead of Tuesday's postseason opener denouncing the anti-bat flip attitudes of many baseball traditionalists. "Don't stop and stare. Don't flip your bat...
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Houston Astros' Tony Kemp, right, high-fives teammate George Springer after scoring on Springer's two-run home run in the sixth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year's World Series between the Astros and Dodgers was a thriller, ending in Houston's Game 7 victory for its first championship. Might they have an encore in store? Perhaps one with a Hollywood ending this time? Time to find out. After two tight NL division races stretched the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers during the first inning of a tiebreaker baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 01, 2018 - 6:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the postseason. What they don't have is room for error. The Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game on Tuesday after both teams lost tiebreaker games for their...
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Los Angeles Dodgers players run onto the field to celebrate the team's 5-2 win against the Colorado Rockies in a tiebreaker baseball game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What a day for Walker Buehler. The rookie with the preternatural calm pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record sixth consecutive NL West title. Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy launched two-run homers to beat the Colorado...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Joc Pederson during the fifth inning of a tiebreaker baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 01, 2018 - 4:37 pm
The Latest on the Major League Baseball's final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy slugged two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to earn...
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Christian Yelich de los Cerveceros de Milwaukee festeja tras batear un jonrón ante los Tigres de Detroit, el sábado 29 de septiembre de 2018. (AP Foto/Morry Gash)
September 30, 2018 - 8:50 pm
Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday. Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history. Both...
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, left, and relief pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) after a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs won 10-5. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 30, 2018 - 8:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The crowd of 39,275 roared when Jason Heyward caught Francisco Pena's fly ball for the final out on a wet, cool afternoon at Wrigley Field. Now, everything gets real crazy. Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times, and the Chicago Cubs set up a tiebreaker game for the NL...
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado yells as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Erick Fedde in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Denver. The Rockies won 12-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 30, 2018 - 7:09 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: WIN OR GO WILD In a big league first, a pair of tiebreaking Game 163s will be played on the same day to sort out the NL playoff picture. First, the Cubs host the Brewers to settle the NL Central at Wrigley Field. Then the Dodgers host the Rockies...
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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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