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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rays earn AL playoff spot with doubleheader sweep of Orioles

Sep. 17, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Having clinched a return trip to the postseason, the Tampa Bay Rays marked the occasion with a subdued celebration on the field before heading to the clubhouse, where they slipped on hats and shirts that will serve as souvenirs of the accomplishment. Make no mistake, the Rays are proud of...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Hamels yields 3 runs in Braves debut, a 5-1 loss to Orioles

Sep. 16, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cole Hamels could have easily dismissed the results, attributing the lackluster numbers in his Atlanta Braves debut to rustiness after an unaccustomed layoff. Instead, the 36-year-old deemed his performance to be well below his own high expectations. Pitching for the first time since last...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Tom Eshelman, right, reacts to a home run hit by Atlanta Braves left fielder Adam Duvall, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Duvall 10th HR in Sept, Braves top Orioles, pad NL East lead

Sep. 15, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Duvall tied a Braves record with his 10th homer in September, and Atlanta used the collective work of six pitchers to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Tuesday night. Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles, to help the Braves bounce back from a 14-1 drubbing by...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Touki Toussaint (62) is removed by manager Brian Snitker (43) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Orioles slug 3 homers in 9-run 3rd, pummel Braves 14-1

Sep. 14, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — DJ Stewart hit the first of three Baltimore homers in a nine-run third inning, and the Orioles pounded the Atlanta Braves 14-1 Monday night to end a five-game losing streak. After winning three of four in Washington to extend their NL East lead to a season-high 3 1/2 games, the Braves were...

New York Yankees pinch hitter Gleyber Torres follows through on a two-run double to center field in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yanks beat O's 3-1, open 5 1/2-game lead for playoff berth

Sep. 13, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres had a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning for his first career pinch hit, lifting the Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday for a four-game sweep that consolidated New York’s playoff position. Torres, given the day off from the...

New York Yankees Clint Frazier, left, is safe scoring ahead of the tag by Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino (28) on pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres's two-run double during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Torres' pinch-double helps Yanks sweep O's; lead at 5 1/2 G

Sep. 13, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres drove in two with a pinch-hit double with two outs in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday to complete a pivotal four-game sweep. The Yankees have won five straight and moved 5 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles for the eighth and final...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit hits a walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Hunter Harvey in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voit lifts Yanks over Os 2-1 with leadoff, walk-off sac fly

Sep. 12, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first leadoff, walk-off sacrifice fly in major league history put the New York Yankees back in commanding position for a playoff berth with just over two weeks left in the regular season. Yes, that's right, Luke Voit LED OFF the 10th inning with a game-ending sacrifice fly. “It's...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, walks into the dugout followed by catcher Austin Nola after the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego, minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Giants-Padres slated to resume after COVID PPDs

Sep. 12, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ STILL ON The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and Saturday night...

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, sits with general manager Brian Cashman, center, and senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman while watching spring training baseball workouts Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 71. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Mark Newman, oversaw Yankees' prospects, dead at 71

Sep. 12, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was 71. The Yankees said it was not clear whether he died Friday or Saturday. The team was not...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Voit's 6 RBIs, Cole's gem help Yankees sweep DH vs Orioles

Sep. 11, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitching, power, savvy on the bases — the Yankees pummeled the Orioles every which way Friday night. Gerrit Cole threw a seven-inning two-hitter in a 6-0 doubleheader opener, Luke Voit hit a pair of three-run homers in a 10-1 nightcap romp, and New York thumped Baltimore to win a...