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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jay Johnstone hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning off New York Yankees relief pitcher Ron Davis in the World Series in Los Angeles. Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, died Saturday, Sept. 26, of complications from COVID-19 at a nursing home in Granada Hills, Calif., his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone said Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. He was 74. He also from dementia in recent years, his daughter said. (AP Photo/File)

Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper reacts after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Another September collapse could spur changes for Phillies

Sep. 28, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A third straight September collapse left the Philadelphia Phillies out of the postseason for the ninth straight season. Major changes could be coming. President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak are clearly on the hot seat after failing to produce a winning record in any of...

Member of the Philadelphia Phillies react at the end of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Philadelphia needed a win over the Rays and losses by San Francisco and Milwaukee to earn its first...

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play

Sep. 27, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

Four teams, two National League playoff spots. And the AL Central champion. Besides postseason seeding, that's what remains to be decided on the last scheduled day of this bizarre baseball season. It could all come down to the wire at once in a wild rush, too, with every meaningful game Sunday starting just...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

Sep. 27, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A...

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brewers boost playoff chances with 3-0 win over Cardinals

Sep. 27, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday night. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit...

Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames celebrates after hitting an RBI double off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Looking on is Phillies' Scott Kingery (4). (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays beat Philadelphia 4-3, hurt Phillies' playoff hopes

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Mike Zunino, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames each hit a run-scoring single with two outs in the fifth inning as the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat Philadelphia 4-3 Saturday night, damaging the Phillies' postseason hopes. Andrew McCutchen had four hits for Philadelphia, which...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

Sep. 27, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A...

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence runs the bases after hitting a three run home run off Oakland Athletics' Jesus Luzardo in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Outfielder Hunter Pence announces retirement after 14 years

Sep. 26, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four-time All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence announced his retirement Saturday following 14 major league seasons. The 37-year-old Pence wrote on his Twitter page: “Nothing can really prepare you for this part of your career when you have to say: I am retiring from baseball....

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo, of Japan,, left, celebrates with Kevin Kiermaier after scoring on a two-run single by Joey Wendle off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Wendle's hit in 8th helps Rays ding Phillies' playoff hopes

Sep. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Wendle had a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays rallied to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff hopes, beating the Phillies 6-4 on Friday night. The Rays would clinch the top seed in the American League with an Oakland loss...