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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley, right, celebrates with catcher Yadier Molina after the first baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The Cardinals won 6-5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cardinals hold off Pirates 6-5 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Sep. 18, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kolten Wong hit the second leadoff home run of his career, Tyler O'Neill added a two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday. Ryan Helsley recorded the final two outs for his first career save, and it didn't come...

Washington Nationals' Erick Fedde pitches during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Fedde, Nats beat Marlins in 1st game of twinbill, 5-0

Sep. 18, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Last year’s champions must be content this year with spoiler’s role, and Erick Fedde filled it Friday for the Washington Nationals. Fedde allowed one hit in six innings, and Washington beat rookie Sixto Sanchez and the Miami Marlins 5-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Yan...

FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy, center, talks with Chicago Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta (19) and the umpires before a spring training baseball game in Phoenix. Murphy has rejoined the team six weeks after suffering a heart attack at Miller Park. Murphy said he was feeling “pretty good” while talking to reporters before the Brewers’ Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, game with the Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Brewers' bench coach Murphy rejoins team after heart attack

Sep. 18, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy has rejoined the team just over six weeks after having a heart attack at Miller Park. Murphy said he was feeling “pretty good” while talking to reporters before the Brewers’ game Friday night against with the Kansas City Royals....

Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew Knapp hits a two-run triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Hatch during the first inning of the fifth baseball game in a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Eflin fans 9, Harper homers, Phillies blank Blue Jays 7-0

Sep. 18, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Eflin struck out nine in a four-hitter, Bryce Harper hit another homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. The Phillies were the road team in their home ballpark for the opener, a makeup game from earlier in the...

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...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 1944, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Danny Litwhiler heads to first base as St. Louis Browns third baseman Mark Christman fields his ground ball before forcing out Browns' Ray Sanders, heading to third, for the third out during the third inning in the opening game of the 1944 World Series at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Mo. The Browns won 2-1. The last time the World Series was held in a single ballpark was 1944.  (AP Photo/FIle)

Column: Remembering the last series to be played in one park

Sep. 18, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

The last time the World Series was held in a single ballpark, there was a bit of a conundrum over where the two managers would stay. It was 1944. World War II was raging. The major leagues carried on with rag-tag rosters. And the lowly St. Louis Brown actually managed to win the AL pennant. That set up a...

Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson gives home plate umpire Dan Bellino the thumbs up sign after Bellino ejected him from the baseball game during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

Sep. 18, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota's Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run. Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts advances to third on a double by Corey Seager off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dodgers use big 7th inning to beat Rockies 9-3

Sep. 18, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Corey Seager homered and had three hits, Edwin Rios also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Thursday night. Mookie Betts had an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch during Los Angeles’ six-run seventh inning that put the Dodgers ahead...

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak

Sep. 18, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches for the New York Yankees -- and that was just the start of the night’s power surge. By the time the Bombers’ barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game...

New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo follows through after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brandon Workman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Nimmo homer in 9th rallies Mets past Phillies 10-6

Sep. 17, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Nimmo took a couple of slow steps and gawked at the winning homer he smacked to right. The kind of reaction was a bit out of character for Nimmo. That kind of crushing, ninth-inning blow was to true to form for the Phillies bullpen. Nimmo had a two-RBI tying triple in the sixth...