Latest MLB Playoffs News

Enter Rivera: Yankee closer awaits his place in Hall of Fame

Jul. 18, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — It never changed for Mariano Rivera — from his childhood in the fishing village of Puerto Caimito in Panama to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium. "I always wanted to be the last guy to kick the ball or took the last shot at the basket. Give me the ball," Rivera said. "I...

Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk

Jul. 15, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of...

Pham, Lowe HRs help Rays and Chirinos beat Orioles 16-4

Jul. 12, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Well-rested and eager to resume their pursuit of a playoff berth, the Tampa Bay Rays came out of the All-Star break in full hitting mode. Tommy Pham homered to spark a seven-run first inning , and the Rays pounded out 20 hits in a 16-4 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Seeking...

Party of 5? Competitive NL Central in for taut 2nd half

Jul. 11, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon didn't let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs manager appeared ready to take on any and all comers from the Pittsburgh dugout after taking...

Young Rays confident they can stay in AL playoff chase

Jul. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are confident they can emerge from a tough five-week stretch and remain in contention for their first playoff berth in six years. With help from a surprising 14-4 start that left the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox playing catch-up in the AL East for much...

Nationals dance their way from rock bottom to playoff race

Jul. 10, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks ago, the Washington Nationals didn't have much to dance about. They were 12 games below .500 with the fourth-worst record in baseball. They weren't giving ace Max Scherzer and Co. enough run support, and the bullpen was a ticking time bomb to another deflating loss. "Any way...

Dodgers go dark in spotlight again with All-Star let down

Jul. 10, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the national spotlight turns on, the Los Angeles Dodgers go dark. They're lucky this one doesn't count. Clayton Kershaw dropped to 0-2 in All-Star Games, and so did Dave Roberts. "You always want to win every game you play, but the American League has had our number for quite some...

Benched: Chief Wahoo not All-Star this time in Cleveland

Jul. 5, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians' team shop at Progressive Field to buy new All-Star merchandise and other Cleveland gear — some bearing his unmistakable smiling face. Chief Wahoo still plays here....

Eovaldi to pitch in relief when he rejoins Red Sox

Jul. 2, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will pitch out of the bullpen when he returns from injury, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Tuesday's game at Toronto. "It strengthens our bullpen, it gives us some more depth out there," Dombrowski said. Red Sox relievers...

Red Sox's Wright returns from suspension with playoff focus

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Steven Wright knows that postseason baseball will not be in his future this year. The veteran knuckleballer still remains focused on helping put his Boston Red Sox teammates in the best position possible for another World Series run. Wright is ineligible to pitch in the playoffs after testing...