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Mookie Betts (50) of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Dodgers' Betts unseats Yankees' Judge for MLB's top jersey

Sep. 25, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dodgers star Mookie Betts supplanted Yankees slugger Aaron Judge on Friday for baseball's top-selling jersey in his first year on the West Coast. Judge's pinstriped No. 99 had been the most popular uniform in the majors for three straight years, but he's been bumped by his former AL East...

Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

Sep. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs. The slumping New York Yankees, meanwhile, look likely to play on the road in the postseason, where they’ve struggled all year. Hyun Jin Ryu...

Yankees' Lyons kept from game after lineup card mix-up

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to relieve Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, then walked right back to New York’s dugout without throwing a pitch against Toronto. Turned out the 32-year-old left-hander wasn’t on the umpires’ lineup card, plate umpire Carlos Torres and...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Cole has sharp playoff prep as Yankees rout Blue Jays 12-1

Sep. 22, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gerrit Cole limited the Toronto to five hits over seven innings in his final preparation for the playoffs, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs in a 12-1 rout over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Cole (7-3) struck out seven and walked none, inducing 11 ground-ball outs and 14 swings and...

Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Fairbanks delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole, Gray on hill

Sep. 22, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ONE AND DONE Tampa Bay can clinch its first AL East crown since 2010 with a win at the New York Mets or a Yankees loss to Toronto. Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA), the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, gets the ball as the Rays look to become the second team...

Toronto Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk (85) is mobbed by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, Teoscar Hernández (37) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Rookie Alejandro Kirk has HR, 4 hits, Jays beat Yankees 11-5

Sep. 21, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Alejandro Kirk became the first catcher 21 or younger since Johnny Bench with at least four hits that included two for extra bases, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 11-5 Monday night to drop New York 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota for home-field advantage in the first...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber smiles walking to the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LEADING OFF: Yankees' Cole, Reds' Gray take the mound

Sep. 21, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HE'S BACK Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. He...

Yankees celebrate playoff berth with hotel lobby toast

Sep. 21, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The New York Yankees found an unusual place to celebrate clinching a playoff berth in an atypical season. After losing at Boston on Sunday, the Yankees headed to Buffalo, New York, for the start of a series against Toronto, and New York's berth in the expanded 16-team playoffs was clinched when Seattle lost at...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier (77) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Luke Voit, behind, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

Sep. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for...

Toronto Blue Jays' Jacob Waguespack reacts as New York Yankees' Kyle Higashioka runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks' 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

Sep. 16, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka was as surprised as anyone. “It's just kind of crazy how baseball works sometimes," the career .169 hitter said. “One minute, you can’t hit the ball to save your life, and then the next game you play and pop three over the fence.” Higashioka...