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LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-Jays

Sep. 28, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NL EAST SHOWDOWN Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.79 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia in the opener of a pivotal three-game series at Atlanta. Charlie Morton (13-6, 3.53) is on the mound...

LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-Jays

Sep. 27, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NL EAST SHOWDOWN Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.79 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia in the opener of a pivotal three-game series at Atlanta. Charlie Morton (13-6, 3.53) is on the...

Hot Harper carries Phillies into NL East title contention

Sep. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper waited for the “MVP!” chants to fade as he stepped to the microphone at the Phillies' home finale to thank fans for sticking by them in the pennant race. The National League MVP contender who bows every game to fans in right field...

Braves, Phillies to go head to head with division in balance

Sep. 27, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are in an old-fashioned battle for the NL East title, with the wild card looking unlikely for whoever finishes second. They'll face each other in a three-game series starting Tuesday. Atlanta leads the...

Braves to face Phils after wild 9th in beating Padres 4-3

Sep. 26, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Will Smith struck out the side around three walks in the ninth inning to finish the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday that opened a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia heading into their NL East showdown. Pinch-hitter Orlando...

Phils' 5-game win streak ended by Pirates; Atlanta on deck

Sep. 26, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies starter Hans Crouse gave up a home run to Cole Tucker on his first major league pitch and Philadelphia’s playoff hopes took a hit Sunday with a 6-0 loss to Max Kranick and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies, who had won five in a row,...

Soler, Braves win 10-8 in 10 innings to eliminate Padres

Sep. 26, 2021 02:47 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves got a whiff of October in late September. The defending NL East champions fell behind the San Diego Padres three times — including on Manny Machado's grand slam — and came back each time to tie the game. ...

Brewers announcer Bob Uecker honored for 50 years behind mic

Sep. 25, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As expected, the ceremony honoring popular Brewers announcer Bob Uecker’s half-century at the microphone involved remembrances, appreciation — and a heavy dose of humorous stories. At least the ones Uecker said he could share with an audience of...

Suarez shutout, Harper HR, Phils win 5th in row, top Pirates

Sep. 25, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ranger Suarez has done a little bit of everything this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Right now, he’s keeping them in the playoff race. Suarez pitched a four-hit shutout, Bryce Harper homered and the Phillies kept up their playoff push,...

Fried brilliant in 3-hitter, Braves silence Padres 4-0

Sep. 25, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Fried was absolutely brilliant at just the right time for the Atlanta Braves. Fried retired his last 18 batters and finished with a three-hitter for his second career shutout, and the NL East-leading Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Friday to...