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San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, gestures to Jesus Aguilar as Aguilar waits for him to cross home plate after he hit a home run also scoring Aguilar and Garrett Cooper during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Anderson's 3 HRs help Marlins earn split against Nats, 14-3

Sep. 19, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson circled the bases so quickly after his second home run Friday that he nearly overtook Jesus Aguilar, who playfully motioned his teammate to slow down. No need to rush. Anderson and the Miami Marlins are on pace to end their 17-year playoff drought. Anderson had three homers and...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Glasnow fans 10 in 5 innings to help Rays beat Orioles 2-1

Sep. 18, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 over five innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Friday night. Glasnow (4-1) allowed one run, four hits and a pair of walks. The right-hander has won four straight decisions, a streak that began with a 13-strikeout...

St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson celebrates as he heads to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Chris Stratton during the sixth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cardinals sweep Pirates to gain ground in playoff push

Sep. 18, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dylan Carlson's first taste of the big leagues didn't go as planned. The St. Louis Cardinals' top prospect hit just .169 in 23 games before being sent to the team's alternate camp earlier this month in hopes of finding a reset. Consider it done. The 21-year-old outfielder drilled a...

Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos, left, and Tucker Barnhart celebrates Barnhart's solo home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Winker homers, Reds beat White Sox 7-1 for 6th in a row

Sep. 18, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds hitter in the deepest slump kept their winning streak going. Jesse Winker hit a three-run homer — one of four off White Sox starter Jonathan Stiever — and Cincinnati extended its surge into playoff contention with a 7-1 win Friday night for its season-high sixth...

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Andrew Velazquez (13) forces out Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, bottom, at second base on a ball hit by Joey Wendle during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rays OF Meadows placed on injured list; could miss playoffs

Sep. 18, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with an oblique strain that will keep him sidelined into the postseason. The injury occurred while Meadows took a swing in the opener of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles. The Rays won both...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rays earn AL playoff spot with doubleheader sweep of Orioles

Sep. 17, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Having clinched a return trip to the postseason, the Tampa Bay Rays marked the occasion with a subdued celebration on the field before heading to the clubhouse, where they slipped on hats and shirts that will serve as souvenirs of the accomplishment. Make no mistake, the Rays are proud of...

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) and Eloy Jimenez celebrate the team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot

Sep. 17, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration. Bigger bashes await greater achievements. “We said we're going to save it for when we clinch our division,” Eloy Jiménez said Thursday...

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers, right, and Xander Bogaerts celebrate after scoring during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Eovaldi shuts down Marlins in 5-3 victory

Sep. 17, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched five shutout innings and struck out seven, and the Miami Marlins stumbled in their playoff run with a 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Rafael Devers had a three-run homer, Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run single and Alex Verdugo had three hits for the Red Sox....

New York Yankees Aaron Judge reacts after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Aaron Judge no fan of MLB bubble

Sep. 17, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone packed two large suitcases Thursday and bid adieu to his family, not knowing when he’d see them again. Right fielder Aaron Judge is packing, too, though he's not a fan of Major League Baseball's postseason arrangements. “Not a fan of the bubble....