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Reds look for bright spots after frustrating 100-loss season

Oct. 06, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the midst of another heavy rebuilding process, the Cincinnati Reds were almost historically bad in 2022. The 15-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs in Wednesday's finale was Cincinnati's 100th, making it the worst season for the Reds since they lost 101 in 1982. ...

David Ross, Chicago Cubs hope to build on strong 2nd half

Oct. 06, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner had a solid all-around season. Christopher Morel made a successful big league debut. Justin Steele and Keegan Thompson had breakthrough performances on the mound. At the end of another long year, the Chicago Cubs felt they were moving in the right...

Phillies, Cardinals meet in playoffs; first time since 2011

Oct. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a decade ago, the talented triumvirate of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright helped power the St. Louis Cardinals past the Philadelphia Phillies in the divisional round of the playoffs, and ultimately to a World Series title. A lot has...

Brewers fail to reach playoffs as fade follows Hader trade

Oct. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After racing to their best 50-game start ever, the Milwaukee Brewers believed they could win their first pennant since 1982 and perhaps earn the World Series title that’s eluded them. They instead failed to reach the postseason entirely. A team...

Amid the losses, Pirates believe end of overhaul is in sight

Oct. 06, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pepper in Derek Shelton's salt-and-pepper hair is almost gone. Three years of losing will do that, even if it’s primarily by design. “It can make you gray like it's done to me a little bit,” Shelton said. The transformation atop Shelton's...

Castiglione, Cohen, Campbell among Frick Award finalists

Oct. 06, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Boston’s Joe Castiglione, the Mets’ Gary Cohen and former major leaguers Dave Campbell, Steve Stone, Duane Kuiper and Ernie Johnson Sr. are among the 10 finalists for Hall of Fame’s 2023 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting. ...

Reds lose 100 for 1st time since '82, Bote 5 RBIs lead Cubs

Oct. 05, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds lost 100 games for the first time in four decades, falling to the Cubs 15-2 in their season finale on Wednesday as David Bote drove in a season-high five runs. Cincinnati lost seven of its last nine games to finish 62-100, one shy of the...

Rojas, Carroll HR, D-Backs win; Brews' Burnes tops NL in Ks

Oct. 05, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Josh Rojas and Corbin Carroll hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Wednesday to close out the season. Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes crossed the 200-inning threshold for the first time. The...

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1 for 111th victory

Oct. 05, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a season of gaudy numbers, two sets stand out for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They finished with their 111th victory to become the National League's winningest team in more than a century, and Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner each totaled 100 RBIs. ...

Pujols sits as Cards finish season with 5-3 loss to Pirates

Oct. 05, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chants for Albert Pujols began in earnest in the eighth inning, with most of the red-clad fans inside PNC Park yearning for one last regular season at bat for the St. Louis Cardinals slugger. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol heard them. And ignored them. ...