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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dean Kremer throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

From Mideast to AL East: Orioles’ Israeli prospect blooms

Sep. 26, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

Dean Kremer is a budding celebrity in Israel and a developing star in the big leagues. Kremer this month became the first Israeli citizen to pitch in the majors. Not only that, the Baltimore Orioles prospect tossed six innings of one-hit ball in a starting role against the storied New York Yankees, striking out...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, left, talks with general manager Mike Rizzo during spring training baseball practice in West Palm Beach, Fla. Armed with a new multiyear contract, Rizzo says his top priority is working on a new deal for Martinez. The team has a club option for Martinez for 2021, but Rizzo says he prefers a long-term deal for the manager. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Nationals, manager Martinez agree to multiyear extension

Sep. 26, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals agreed to a multiyear contract extension that the team announced Saturday. Martinez led the Nationals to the franchise’s first World Series championship in 2019, his second season as the team’s skipper. When he initially was...

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly celebrates with the team in clinching a playoff berth after their win in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Marlins clinch 1st playoff berth since 2003, beat Yanks 4-3

Sep. 26, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship. An NL-worst 57-105 a year ago, they sealed the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux, Kenley Jansen, Edwin Rios and Enrique Hernandez, from left, celebrate a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Dodgers 5 HRs, bounce Angels 9-5; Astros get last AL spot

Sep. 26, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and AJ Pollock, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos also went deep as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels 9-5 on Friday to open the first-ever season-closing Freeway Series. The loss mathematically eliminated the Angels from postseason contention in...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

Sep. 26, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Padres optimistic on Lamet's injury, split DH with Giants

Sep. 26, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night — but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, smiles as he looks back at St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, after hitting a solo home run during the third inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals, Brewers split doubleheader amid playoff chase

Sep. 26, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader Friday night. In the opener, Christian Yelich homered and Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh VanMeter (19) celebrates his three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies with David Peralta (6) during the third inning during the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

D-backs sweep doubleheader, beat Rockies in 11-5 in nightcap

Sep. 26, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter hit a three-run homer, David Peralta and Tim Locastro both had three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 Friday night to sweep a doubleheader. The Diamondbacks have won four straight games on their homestand. Zac Gallen struck out a career-high 10...

Oakland Athletics' Robbie Grossman catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Joseph Odom during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Canha homers in 10th inning, rallies A's past Mariners 3-1

Sep. 26, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Mariners had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th when pinch-runner Dee Strange-Gordon – playing in his 1,000th career...

Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas (9) is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Edwar Colina during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013

Sep. 26, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark. They're playing like they won't leave quietly, either. Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a...