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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fifth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Goldschmidt, Cardinals win 7-4 in Padres' return to playoffs

Sep. 30, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Given a chance to catch their breath after a crazy month and a half, the St. Louis Cardinals settled into the playoffs with yet another win against the San Diego Padres. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run during a four-run first inning, St. Louis' bullpen held strong after starter...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, left, talks with Ray Davis, one of the team's owners, during the fourth inning of the Rangers' baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas. Davis and the Rangers ownership had hoped for the chance to win the World Series in their first season in their new ballpark. The World Series will be played in the new $1.2 billion stadium, but without the Rangers. Globe Life Field will be a neutral site for two National League playoffs series before the World Series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Rangers owner hoped for Series in new park -- with his team

Sep. 30, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

Ray Davis and the Texas Rangers ownership group will host the 2020 World Series, just as they had hoped when they broke ground on a new stadium three years ago . Just not with the team they expected. Instead of a splashy debut year in the the $1.2 billion ballpark with a retractable roof, the Rangers finished an...

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval warms up before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Former World Series MVP Sandoval on Braves' roster vs. Reds

Sep. 30, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pablo Sandoval is on the Atlanta Braves' roster for the NL wild-card series against the Cincinnati Reds. The 2012 World Series MVP joined the Braves after being released by the San Francisco Giants a couple of weeks ago. He started at third base in the final game of the regular season, going...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jay Johnstone hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning off New York Yankees relief pitcher Ron Davis in the World Series in Los Angeles. Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, died Saturday, Sept. 26, of complications from COVID-19 at a nursing home in Granada Hills, Calif., his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone said Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. He was 74. He also from dementia in recent years, his daughter said. (AP Photo/File)

Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) walks on the field next to pitching coach Paul Menhart, left, before a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Washington. The game was postponed due to inclement weather. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Champs to chumps: Age, injuries drop 2020 Nats to last place

Sep. 28, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t tell Max Scherzer this year didn’t count. Yes, there were fewer than half as many games as normal. Sure, there were rules changes. All Scherzer knows is there was a Major League Baseball season played in 2020, his Washington Nationals were coming off a World Series...

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...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. A year after winning the World Series thanks to a historic turnaround, the Nationals woke up Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, with a 23-33 record and no mathematical chance of returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Champs done: Time to look toward 2021 for eliminated Nats

Sep. 24, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Yan Gomes was asked about the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals essentially playing out the string over the last four games of this season, the catcher was put off by the premise. “I don’t think we’re technically out of it yet,” Gomes said. ...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his home run with third base coach Dusty Wathan during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. This was Harper's second homer of the night. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, eliminate champs

Sep. 24, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper showed up to Nationals Park, his old stomping grounds, about six hours before Wednesday night’s first pitch to get treatment for a bothersome back, then got a chance to stay off his feet a bit as the designated hitter instead of an outfielder. All Harper did was smack...

Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez reacts on second after hitting an RBI double off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. Yolmer Sanchez scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Second City? White Sox, Cubs close in on division titles

Sep. 20, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side. On the North Side, Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, and the Cubs are eyeing another October run. Chicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days....

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers, right, and Xander Bogaerts celebrate after scoring during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Eovaldi shuts down Marlins in 5-3 victory

Sep. 17, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched five shutout innings and struck out seven, and the Miami Marlins stumbled in their playoff run with a 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Rafael Devers had a three-run homer, Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run single and Alex Verdugo had three hits for the Red Sox....