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College students wear masks our of concern for the coronavirus on the Boston College campus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-New England story

Sep. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 19, 2020, about developments related to the coronavirus pandemic in New England, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of cases linked to a wedding and reception in Maine. More than 170 cases were linked to the wedding and reception, not more than 270.
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) is greeted by manager Brian Snitker and coach Walt Weiss, left, at the dugout after hitting a three-run home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: No asterisk needed for most unusual baseball season

Sep. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

No need for an asterisk. Defying all skepticism that this was nothing more than a watered-down money grab with little chance of reaching the finish line (yep, I’m raising my hand), Major League Baseball has pulled off its two-month sprint of a regular season amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the...

FILE  - In this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, right, with General Manager Mike Rizzo, left, watch from the dugout a baseball intrasquad game at Nationals Park in Washington. For the second season in a row, manager Dave Martinez’s Washington Nationals got off to a 19-31 start. This time, there were not enough games to dig themselves out of that hole. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

AP Source: Martinez, Nationals agree to extend his contract

Sep. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals have agreed to work out a contract extension that will keep him in charge of the club beyond next season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday on condition...

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brewers' Burnes goes on IL with strained left oblique

Sep. 25, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes was placed on the injured list Friday with a strained left oblique, likely ending the right-hander’s breakthrough season. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that if Milwaukee advances to the playoffs, Burnes would be unavailable for the first...

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...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, top, reacts after hitting a three-run walkoff home run to defeat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game in San Diego. Wil Myers is back. While Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have grabbed most of the attention on the playoff-bound Padres, Myers' comeback performance has also been instrumental in returning San Diego to postseason play for the first time since 2006. Myers is hitting .291 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in 52 games. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Myers enjoying bounceback season with playoff-bound Padres

Sep. 25, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers is back. While Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado have grabbed most of the attention on the playoff-bound Padres, Myers’ comeback performance has also been instrumental in returning San Diego to postseason play for the first time since 2006. Myers’ six-year...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty delivers during first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Dermer) Pennsylvania

LEADING OFF: NL playoff race wide open, AL nearly locked in

Sep. 25, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ CRUNCH TIME Eight teams in the National League are vying for four available postseason spots heading into the regular season’s final weekend, and Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty can get St. Louis a crucial win in the opener of a doubleheader against...

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina celebrates after hitting a single for his 2,000th career hit during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Molina leads Cards over Brewers 4-2 to open key 5-game set

Sep. 25, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite having no fans to witness his career milestone, Yadier Molina's teammates managed to make it special for him anyway. Molina singled twice to reach 2,000 career hits and the St. Louis Cardinals began a five-game series between playoff contenders by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2...

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Buehler looks playoff ready, Dodgers beat A's 5-1

Sep. 25, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler proved he and his fickle right index finger are playoff ready, Corey Seager homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Thursday night to earn their major league-leading 40th victory of the shortened 60-game season. The Dodgers clinched home-field...

Miami Marlins' Chad Wallach (17) scores on a Jon Berti double as the ball gets away from Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

López, Marlins boost playoff hopes by beating Braves 4-2

Sep. 25, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pablo López delivered big in a must-win situation, even after a long rain delay gave the right-hander and the Miami Marlins more time to think about what was at stake. Jon Berti had three hits, including a two-run double, López allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings and...