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Shohei Ohtani ends his brilliant season hungry for winning

Sep. 27, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani pitched seven innings of one-run ball in his final game at Angel Stadium this season, striking out 10 Mariners amid the serenades of “M-V-P!” that have been the soundtrack to his summer. Yet he left the mound with the score tied...

Umpire provides explanation for wild play in Cardinals-Cubs

Sep. 27, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Umpire Bill Miller provided an explanation Monday for a wild sequence during St. Louis' 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs that added another layer of drama to the Cardinals' 16th straight win. A request was made for an explanation after Sunday's game, but...

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...

Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

Sep. 27, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead. Then Boston fumbled a pair of foul balls with Aaron Judge at the plate, twice giving the slugger new life before his two-run double propelled...

Giolito's 6 scoreless innings leads White Sox past Indians

Sep. 26, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched six scoreless innings, Eloy Jiménez had a two-run single and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Sunday. Chicago clinched its first Central title since 2008 by beating the Indians in a...

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...

Ohtani not enough, Mariners send Angels to losing season

Sep. 26, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wasn't enough to keep the Los Angeles Angeles from their sixth straight losing season. Ohtani allowed Jarred Kelenic's tying home run in the seventh inning, and Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the...

LEADING OFF: Cleveland plays final home game as Indians

Sep. 26, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ___ LAST TIME Cleveland will play its final home game as the Indians, the team’s nickname since 1915. The club will be called the Cleveland Guardians next season. ...

Giants hold NL West lead, top Rockies; Belt's hand injured

Sep. 26, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants moved closer to a division title with a clutch win. Now they hope their home run leader can be help them capture the crown. Brandon Crawford homered to cap a four-run ninth inning and the Giants held their lead in the NL West,...