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FILE  - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz, center, smiles in the dugout after the Twins clinched the AL Central championship with the Chicago White Sox's loss during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.(AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)

Twins' Nelson Cruz wins Marvin Miller Award for leadership

Oct. 22, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Cruz hit .303 with 16 homers and 33...

Atlanta Braves' Cristian Pache, rear left, heads home to score the winning run as Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates heading to first after hitting an RBI single to beat the Reds 1-0 in 13 innings in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Freeman Baseball Digest Player of Year; Bieber top pitcher

Oct. 6, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman was selected Major League Player of the Year by Baseball Digest on Monday, and Cleveland’s Shane Bieber was a unanimous pick as Major League Pitcher of the Year. Freeman received eight of 17 first-place votes and 34 points after hitting .341 with...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell (4) delivers against New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Bad break: Patient Yankees clobber Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell

Oct. 6, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Although Blake Snell was thoroughly frustrated about giving up three homers in his biggest start of the season, the Tampa Bay ace at least had a grudging appreciation for the New York Yankees' swings on each ball that cleared the wall at Petco Park. The Rays' breaking-ball maestro was a...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws during the fifth inning in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Miami Marlins Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs face big questions after getting swept from playoffs

Oct. 3, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Manager David Ross had few words for his team after the Chicago Cubs got swept out of the playoffs. There really wasn't much to say, other than this. “Just remember how this feels when you’re working in the offseason,” the rookie skipper said. “This is a terrible...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

Oct. 2, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ TRY AGAIN The Cubs and Marlins resume their series a day after poor weather caused a postponement at Wrigley Field. Miami leads the best-of-three 1-0 but may be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was hit by a fastball during Wednesday’s 5-1...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

Oct. 2, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ TRY AGAIN The Cubs and Marlins resume their series a day after poor weather caused a postponement at Wrigley Field. Miami leads the best-of-three 1-0 but may be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was hit by a fastball during Wednesday’s 5-1...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (12) exits the batting cage before Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Indians' early October exit could be followed by Lindor's

Oct. 1, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As Francisco Lindor played in the longest nine-inning game in history, a nearly five-hour endurance test that ended in an empty stadium on October's first morning, he considered it may have been his last game with Cleveland. “It crossed my mind,” he said. He wasn't alone. And...

People wear face masks and walk outside of Wrigley Field before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Chicago. It will be the last home game of the season. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Game 2 of Marlins-Cubs wild-card series postponed

Oct. 1, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are counting on Yu Darvish to help them avoid a playoff sweep by the Miami Marlins. They are going to have to wait another day to see if Darvish can deliver. Game 2 of the NL wild-card series between the Cubs and Marlins was postponed Thursday because there was rain in the...

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela (29) and Mike Ford celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Yanks sweep Indians 10-9 in draining game, meet Rays in ALDS

Oct. 1, 2020 3:46 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — It took the New York Yankees nearly five hours on the field, carried them from Wednesday to Thursday and September into October to complete the sweep. They stumbled into the 2020 postseason. They're standing tall now. DJ LeMahieu's tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off closer Brad...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, left, beats the tag by Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado to score on a Nelson Cruz's RBI double off Astros pitcher Zack Greinke in the third inning in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Curses! Postseason losses continue for long-suffering teams

Sep. 30, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

It was not a good start to the Major League Baseball postseason for those who don’t believe in curses. The Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics extended their string of postseason futility on Tuesday with losses in the openers of their respective best-of-three, wild-card series. If they don't win Game 2...