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Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally past Cubs 3-2

Sep. 22, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by...

LEADING OFF: Verlander nears 20, Cubs skid, ex-cellent Rays

Sep. 22, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE BIG 2-0 Justin Verlander tries to become a 20-game winner for the second time in his career as the Astros aim to clinch the AL West title at home by beating the Angels. He reached the mark in 2011, going 24-5 for Detroit and winning the AL MVP and Cy Young...

Molina, DeJong homer off Kimbrel in 9th, Cards beat Cubs 9-8

Sep. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina trotted around the bases while his teammates celebrated in the dugout. Paul DeJong lost his voice because he was screaming so much. It was one wild party for the St. Louis Cardinals — again. Molina and DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth...

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

Sep. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring its...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

Sep. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their...

LEADING OFF: Severino makes season debut for Yankees

Sep. 16, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: LATE DEBUT Luis Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. Severino was scratched from what was to be his first spring training start on March 5 when he the...

Darvish fans 14, Cubs beat Padres 4-1 to keep wild-card pace

Sep. 12, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field feeling better about their situation than they had in several days. Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits in six innings, and the Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Thursday to remain tied with...

Cubs lose 4-0 to Pads, fall into tie for 2nd wild-card spot

Sep. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — If this was Chris Paddack's final start of 2019, he will have finished his rookie season with a brilliant performance that hurt the Chicago Cubs in their pursuit of a wild-card spot. Paddack pitched six strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Cubs 4-0 Wednesday night, dropping...

Yelich keys Brewers 3-2 win over the Cubs

Sep. 8, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich's latest heroics left both managers shaking their heads. It also left the NL wild-card race tighter. Yelich sliced an opposite-field two-out double off Brandon Kintzler to plate the winning run in the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on...

Yelich, Davies pace Brewers past Cubs, 7-1

Sep. 7, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich bounced back at a big moment for the Milwaukee Brewers. Yelich hit his 44th homer and Zach Davies pitched five effective innings for his first win since July, helping the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Friday night. Milwaukee pulled within four games of Chicago for...