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San Diego Padres relief pitcher Ryan Weathers throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning in Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Playoff experience: 3 make MLB debuts in 2020 postseason

Oct. 7, 2020 3:49 AM EDT

It's normal for a baseball player to dream of making his big league debut or pitching in the postseason. Doing both at the same time? That's a lot to digest — but Ryan Weathers handled it OK. “We felt confident we were going to use him tonight, and how he performed was everything we could have asked...

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer delivers to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals conclude 2020 season with eye on progress of youth

Sep. 28, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals spent the 60-game season in 2020 saying farewell to longtime outfielder Alex Gordon, one of the linchpins of their back-to-back World Series runs, and welcome to the young core they hope will take them back there. Brady Singer nearly threw a no-hitter in his...

New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu hits 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, Soto batting champs in shortest season in century

Sep. 28, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu became the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both leagues and Juan Soto the youngest NL champion as Major League Baseball’s shortest regular season since 1878 ended Sunday. Home runs were down from last year’s record level in a mini-season of...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) reacts at first after his single during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. Also seen is Nationals first base coach Bob Henley at right. The Nationals won 15-5. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Despite virus-related obstacles, baseball reaches postseason

Sep. 28, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

The 2020 baseball season began with Juan Soto testing positive for COVID-19. Now, he's a 21-year-old batting champion — after beating out another player who went through his own ordeal with the coronavirus. Perhaps it was fitting. Soto finished atop the National League with a .351 average Sunday, becoming...

Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase (13) and relief pitcher Bryan Garcia, right, celebrate following a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The Tigers defeated the Royals 4-3. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Tigers use big first inning to edge Royals 4-3

Sep. 26, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Niko Goodrum and Austin Romine keyed a three-run first inning, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night. The Tigers made the third start for Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernandez one to forget. Detroit got to Hernandez in the first inning on...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum beats the throw to Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score on a sacrifice fly by Eric Haase during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Keller, Mondesi carry Royals past Tigers 3-2

Sep. 25, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller threw six scoreless innings, Adalberto Mondesi had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Friday night. Keller (5-3) gave up four singles and struck out five in six innings. The eighth-round draft pick in 2013 closed out the...

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Franco (7) celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Perez, Franco homer as Royals beat Tigers 8-7

Sep. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Thursday night. Franco's eighth homer of the season put the Royals ahead in a game between two teams eliminated from postseason...