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Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012, reach 100 wins

Sep. 20, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman got Albert Pujols to swing over a slider in the dirt, and the New York Yankees jogged to the infield to exchange handshakes and hugs after clinching their first AL East title since 2012. No wild celebration, not this year. Hours after the startling news that pitcher Domingo...

AP source: Marlins' Mattingly agrees to contract extension

Sep. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension and will return for a fifth season in 2020, a person familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't announced...

Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss chance to clinch

Sep. 19, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An hour after the Yankees missed a chance to clinch the AL East, reliever Adam Ottavino was back on the field with a ball and glove, standing solemnly halfway between the mound and the plate. It may still be unofficial, but the Yankees are preparing for October baseball, and New York's mad...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Who has the worst team in Miami? It's a close call

Sep. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, perhaps ever, and might even be the worst team in Miami. On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins could win. Let's kick it off: AT THE TOP The Marlins are run by a University of Michigan fan who is finding it...

Yankees get Stanton back on cusp of clinching AL East

Sep. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the Yankees lineup with New York on the cusp of clinching a division title. Stanton will bat fifth and play left field Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. He has been out since June 25 after straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right...

Severino sharp in season debut, Yanks top Angels 8-0

Sep. 18, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino got Albert Pujols to reach for a slider with runners at the corners and ground into a double play that ended the first inning of his season debut, then punched the pocket of his glove to celebrate. New York's ace was back on the mound, in time to make an impact in the...

Yanks' Stanton to be activated Wednesday or Thursday

Sep. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will be back with the New York Yankees on Wednesday or Thursday, hoping to salvage an injury-decimated season. Stanton has been limited to nine games this year and will see time at designated hitter and left field, an unsettled position for much of the season. The...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Wainwright in St. Louis

Sep. 17, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: TWO GOOD ONES Max Scherzer faces Adam Wainwright as the Nationals and Cardinals finish their pivotal series in St. Louis. Washington is fighting for position in the wild-card race while St. Louis is looking to hold off Chicago and Milwaukee for the NL...

Bichette's home run in 12th leads Blue Jays over Yanks 6-5

Sep. 14, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette talked big before going out to bat in extra innings. Then the talented rookie delivered. Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, the...