Latest MLB Playoffs News

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, reacts with third base coach Dino Abel after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Pederson homers twice to lead Dodgers over Padres, 7-6

Aug. 6, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL West...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli, right, reacts while celebrating near his team's dugout after hitting a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AP sources: MLB plans 28-man rosters through postseason

Aug. 4, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union plan to maintain 28-man rosters through the end of the postseason amid continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, two people familiar with the matter said. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, speaks with fans as he arrives at Nationals Park for the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

Aug. 2, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an interview...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MLB, players agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason. The agreement was reached hours before the season opener...

AP source: MLB and players' union agree to 16-team playoffs for 2020, pending MLB owners' approval

Jul. 23, 2020 4:43 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: MLB and players' union agree to 16-team playoffs for 2020, pending MLB owners' approval.
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge points skyward after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Judge, Yankees discuss gesture against racial injustice

Jul. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge knows San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler took a knee along with several of his players, and the New York Yankees star wants to talk with his teammates about whether they want to make a gesture against racial injustice before Major League Baseball’s season opener....

FILE - In this Saturday, July 4, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun throws in the outfield during baseball practice at Miller Park in Milwaukee. After reaching the National League championship series in 2018 and falling in the NL wild-card game last year, the Brewers are seeking an unprecedented third straight playoff berth during this unusual 60-game season. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Brewers seek to make history with 3rd straight playoff berth

Jul. 14, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers want to celebrate their golden anniversary by accomplishing something they have never done before. After reaching the National League Championship Series in 2018 and falling in the NL wild-card game last year, the Brewers are seeking an unprecedented third straight...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. The White Sox arrived at spring training eyeing a jump in the AL Central and their sights set on a playoff spot. Giolito emerged as an All-Star last season, tying for the major league lead in complete games (three) and shutouts (two), after posting a major league-worst 6.13 ERA in 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Talented White Sox look to make a run in 60-game MLB sprint

Jul. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox arrived at spring training with plans to make a jump in the AL Central and their sights set on a playoff spot. Nothing has changed along those lines, except one key detail: They will have to do it in a 60-game sprint instead of the usual marathon of 162 because of the...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi looks on from the pitchers mound during a baseball training session in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Proven winner Joe Girardi gives Phillies hope for success

Jul. 14, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are counting on a man quite familiar with postseason success to lead them back to October baseball. Joe Girardi won three World Series as a player with the New York Yankees and one more as manager. Now he’s the man in charge in Philadelphia, looking to...

Chicago Cubs players attend baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

David Ross looking to manage Chicago Cubs back into playoffs

Jul. 14, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Chicago Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an...