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Phillies top Nats, cut magic number to 1 in NL wild-card bid

Oct. 02, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto's Phillies now need just one more victory — or one more loss by the Milwaukee Brewers — to end Philadelphia's 11-year postseason drought. And the three-time All-Star catcher in his ninth season in the big leagues finally wants a taste of the...

Rays clinch AL wild-card spot; Astros get AL home-field edge

Oct. 01, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros both had reasons to like how things turned out Friday night. Drew Rasmussen and the Rays were the only ones celebrating, however. Rasmussen pitched seven effective innings and the Rays clinched a playoff spot for...

Rays miss chance to clinch, lose 2-1 as Guardians rally late

Sep. 29, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Small plastic strips dangled from the ceiling in Tampa Bay's clubhouse, which had been cleared of furniture and prepped over the final innings for what was supposed to be a wild, wet celebration. The Guardians had other plans. “We don’t want...

Astros rally past Orioles to give Baker milestone 100th win

Sep. 24, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning uprising that carried the Houston Astros past the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 Saturday night, giving manager Dusty Baker his milestone 100th win of the season. Houston trailed 9-7 before mounting a four-run rally...

Kremer tosses 4-hitter, Rutschman HR, Orioles blank Astros

Sep. 23, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — One good start deserves another — and then another. The Baltimore Orioles have received a string of exceptional performances from their starting rotation, and these razor-sharp hurlers are equally efficient against last-place teams and the best club in the...

Valdez has MLB-record 25th quality start, Astros down A's

Sep. 18, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Working closely with Framber Valdez, Houston catcher Martin Maldonado has enjoyed a front-row seat for the journey that has turned the left-hander into one of baseball's top pitchers in his fifth season. “It is a lot of calm, a lot of confidence and a lot of...

Alcantara's 5th complete game lifts Marlins over Nats 3-1

Sep. 18, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandy Alcantara pitched his major league-leading fifth complete game, a seven-hitter that led the Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Alcantara (13-8) struck out seven and walked one, throwing 103 pitches. His 2.37...

Brown drives in four runs to help A's rally past Astros 8-5

Sep. 17, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Seth Brown homered and drove in four runs, Cole Irvin overcame a rocky start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 8-5 on Saturday night. Tony Kemp had three hits and scored three runs as Oakland won for the fourth time in 15 games this month, and...

Valdez pitches 1st shutout, Astros blank Tigers 7-0

Sep. 12, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched his first career shutout and the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Monday night. Valdez (15-5) posted his 24th straight quality start, tying New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom (2018) for the longest single-season streak. ...

Astros slug 5 HRs, crush Angels 12-4

Sep. 11, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and Trey Mancini hit two of Houston’s five home runs, and the AL West-leading Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-4 on Sunday for their 90th win of the season. Trailing 3-0, the Astros rallied for five runs in the third. Mauricio Dubón led off the...