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Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux, Kenley Jansen, Edwin Rios and Enrique Hernandez, from left, celebrate a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Dodgers 5 HRs, bounce Angels 9-5; Astros get last AL spot

Sep. 26, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and AJ Pollock, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos also went deep as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels 9-5 on Friday to open the first-ever season-closing Freeway Series. The loss mathematically eliminated the Angels from postseason contention in...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

Sep. 26, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Padres optimistic on Lamet's injury, split DH with Giants

Sep. 26, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night — but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Clevinger gets shot, Padres hope he can pitch in playoffs

Sep. 25, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

San Diego pitcher Mike Clevinger got a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow Friday and the Padres are hopeful he'll be OK for the playoffs. Clevinger, acquired last month in a big trade with Cleveland, left his start against the Angels on Wednesday after just one inning. The Padres have already clinched a...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a double off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros magic number 1 for AL playoff spot after win at Texas

Sep. 25, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros are on the verge of clinching the American League's last playoff spot, powered by some of their mainstays in a breakout performance that certainly excited manager Dusty Baker. “I’m just hoping that these guys are about to get hot,” Baker...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Clevinger suddenly pulled after 1 inning, Pads fall to Halos

Sep. 23, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The euphoria of clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons three days earlier was tempered for the San Diego Padres when right-hander Mike Clevinger was suddenly pulled after only one inning of his start Wednesday. Clevinger was sent for an MRI on his right biceps while the Padres...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Clevinger lasts just one inning in start for Padres

Sep. 23, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Mike Clevinger of the playoff-bound San Diego Padres lasted only one inning in his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The team said the right-hander's departure was unplanned but didn't provide any other information. Clevinger's start had been pushed back from...

Los Angeles Angels' Max Stassi hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Stassi, Canning lead Angels over playoff-bound Padres 4-2

Sep. 23, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Stassi, Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels cooled off the playoff-bound San Diego Padres two days after they clinched their first playoff spot in 14 seasons. Stassi had two impressive home runs among his four hits and Canning struck out 10 in six crafty innings to lead the...

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) shares a salute with third base coach Omar Lopez as Brantley heads toward home after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Maldonado, Valdez push Astros past Mariners 6-1

Sep. 23, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Martin Maldonado hit a three-run home run, Framber Valdez struck out eight to set career highs for wins and strikeouts, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Tuesday night to close on their fourth straight playoff berth. Houston (28-27) is second in the AL West, comfortably...

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first to get Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor out on a ground ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Angels SS Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5 games

Sep. 22, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels' season. The Angels announced the four-time Gold Glove-winning shortstop's decision Tuesday before they faced the San Diego Padres. Los Angeles (24-31) is still technically in the playoff race with...