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Astros aim to close out World Series over Phillies in Game 6

Nov. 04, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has been here before. It’s hard not to think of the last time the Astros’ manager was up 3-2 in the Fall Classic as he leads the team back to Houston Saturday night for Game 6 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies needing just one win...

Phillies' Long in search of hits, seeks 3rd Series ring

Nov. 03, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Long was summoned to George Steinbrenner’s office. “You want to tell me what’s going on with Jason Giambi?” the New York Yankees owner thundered. “I said, ‘Boss, I like his swings.’" “He’s hitting .180,”...

Nationals face plenty of uncertainty after 107-loss season

Oct. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — General manager Mike Rizzo knew this was going to be a tough season for the Washington Nationals. So did manager Dave Martinez. The players, too. And it was — to the tune of a majors-worst and Nationals-record 107 losses. Compound that with the departure of star...

Mets sweep 2 games from Nats but eliminated in NL East race

Oct. 04, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York was eliminated from the NL East race even as Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeill opened with three straight homers to spark the Mets to an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals and a sweep of a doubleheader on Tuesday night. The Mets won the...

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's status for 2023 'a mystery'

Oct. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's status for 2023 is up in the air after a series of injuries that limited him to one start this season, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday. “It's still a little bit of a mystery,” Rizzo said about the 2019 World...

Braves miss chance to clinch NL East, lose 4-0 to Marlins

Oct. 04, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Luzardo struck out 12 in six innings, Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run homer and the Miami Marlins prevented Atlanta from clinching its fifth straight NL East title by beating the Braves 4-0 on Monday night. After sweeping the rival Mets at home over the weekend,...

Nationals-Mets game rained out, doubleheader Tuesday

Oct. 03, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rain in New York and a Braves loss in Miami kept the Mets in the NL East race for at least another day. The scheduled game between the Mets and Washington Nationals was postponed Monday night by daylong showers and will be made up as part of a single-admission...

Marlins win in 12, putting Brewers' playoff hopes on ropes

Oct. 02, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miguel Rojas knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning to give the Miami Marlins a 4-3 win over the Brewers on Sunday, deflating Milwaukee’s playoff hopes in the race for the final National League wild-card spot. Milwaukee (84-75) is two games...

Phillies top Nats, cut magic number to 1 in NL wild-card bid

Oct. 02, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto's Phillies now need just one more victory — or one more loss by the Milwaukee Brewers — to end Philadelphia's 11-year postseason drought. And the three-time All-Star catcher in his ninth season in the big leagues finally wants a taste of the...

Schwarber hits 2 HRs; Phils split with Nats to lead Brewers

Oct. 01, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shouts came from everywhere around the visitor’s clubhouse. From the showers, the cafeteria, the trainer’s room — from wherever Kyle Schwarber and other members of the Philadelphia Phillies were following along to see if they would take a lead in the race for the...