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Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes

Sep. 18, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cy Young Award candidate Zack Wheeler wore down early, MVP contender Bryce Harper was mostly quiet at the plate and still the Philadelphia Phillies found a way. “If you want to win four, five games in a row, you want to win series, it has to come from...

Pinch-hitter pitcher Gausman sac fly in 11th, SF tops Braves

Sep. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter’s box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left. So the pinch-hitting pitcher stood in and delivered, lofting a...

LEADING OFF: Angels' Ohtani might not pitch again this year

Sep. 17, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a...

LEADING OFF: Angels' Ohtani might not pitch again this year

Sep. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a...

Braves, Rockies face schedule headache after postponement

Sep. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have new incentive to take care of business in the National League East as quickly as possible. The Braves don't want their playoff status to be determined by a makeup game against a Colorado Rockies team which has been tough to beat at...

Tapia's tiebreaking single in 10th sends Rockies over Braves

Sep. 16, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley knew the wet conditions were going to make it tough to grip the ball. That didn't stop him and the Colorado bullpen from shutting down the Atlanta Braves. “There's not going to be any stat line that's going to say it was...

Rodgers, Story go deep, Rockies beat Braves 5-4

Sep. 14, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are playing the role of spoilers as they face NL East contenders on the road. Brendan Rodgers likes the vibe. “These are big games for us," Rodgers said. “We’re playing good ball right now after taking three of four from Philly....

Royals promote Dayton Moore to president, Picollo to GM

Sep. 14, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals promoted general manager Dayton Moore to president of baseball operations and elevated longtime assistant GM J.J. Picollo to fill his previous role in a front-office shakeup Tuesday that promises a seamless path forward for the rebuilding...

Dodgers, Braves are trade deadline winners so far

Sep. 13, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

Max Scherzer has been dominant for the Dodgers. Adam Frazier has struggled for San Diego. Javier Báez has played well for the Mets — while also getting himself in hot water with the New York fans not long after arriving. There were so many major deals at this year's...

Hampson 2 homers, Rockies take 3 of 4 from Phillies

Sep. 12, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five runs as the Colorado Rockies dealt another blow to the Philadelphia Phillies' playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory Sunday. Both of Hampson’s homers came on 0-2 pitches — a three-run shot in the...