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Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm (70) hits a run-scoring double during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Marlins beat Yanks 5-0 for winning season, face Cubs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami heads to its first postseason appearance since the Marlins' 2003 World Series title with its first winning record in more than a decade. Rookie Jazz Chisholm had a home run and three RBIs on Sunday in a 5-0 win over the New York Yankees. Miami (31-29) finished third in the NL East and...

New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

LeMahieu batting title, Voit HR crown near as Yanks win

Sep. 26, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of a first in more than a century of Major League Baseball: the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both the American and National Leagues. Luke Voit is about to become a more common name atop the leaderboards but part of an illustrious list, joining...

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly celebrates with the team in clinching a playoff berth after their win in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Marlins clinch 1st playoff berth since 2003, beat Yanks 4-3

Sep. 26, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship. An NL-worst 57-105 a year ago, they sealed the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don...

Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

Sep. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs. The slumping New York Yankees, meanwhile, look likely to play on the road in the postseason, where they’ve struggled all year. Hyun Jin Ryu...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier (77) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Luke Voit, behind, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

Sep. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, grounds into a double play in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees rally, beat Bosox 6-5 in 12 for 9th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees' bats arrived just in time to help extend their longest win streak of the season. Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their...

New York Yankees pinch hitter Gleyber Torres follows through on a two-run double to center field in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yanks beat O's 3-1, open 5 1/2-game lead for playoff berth

Sep. 13, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres had a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning for his first career pinch hit, lifting the Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday for a four-game sweep that consolidated New York’s playoff position. Torres, given the day off from the...

New York Yankees Clint Frazier, left, is safe scoring ahead of the tag by Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino (28) on pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres's two-run double during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Torres' pinch-double helps Yanks sweep O's; lead at 5 1/2 G

Sep. 13, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres drove in two with a pinch-hit double with two outs in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday to complete a pivotal four-game sweep. The Yankees have won five straight and moved 5 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles for the eighth and final...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit hits a walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Hunter Harvey in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voit lifts Yanks over Os 2-1 with leadoff, walk-off sac fly

Sep. 12, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first leadoff, walk-off sacrifice fly in major league history put the New York Yankees back in commanding position for a playoff berth with just over two weeks left in the regular season. Yes, that's right, Luke Voit LED OFF the 10th inning with a game-ending sacrifice fly. “It's...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, walks into the dugout followed by catcher Austin Nola after the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego, minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Giants-Padres slated to resume after COVID PPDs

Sep. 12, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ STILL ON The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and Saturday night...