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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...

The Miami Marlins gather for a photograph on the pitcher's mound after clinching a playoff berth when they won 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)

LEADING OFF: 2 NL playoff spots still open with 2 days left

Sep. 26, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: PLAYOFF CHASE After manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. St. Louis (29-27) and San Francisco (29-29) lead Philadelphia and...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon throws during the fifth inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cards' Ponce de Leon loses no-hit bid with 6 outs left

Sep. 25, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon lost his no-hit bid when Milwaukee's Orlando Arcia hit a leadoff homer in the sixth inning of a seven-inning doubleheader nightcap Friday. Arcia hit a long drive to dead-center that cut St. Louis' lead to 9-1. Ponce de Leon's only previous...

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...

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...

Members of the Reds' grounds crew acknowledge Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer as he stands in the dugout in the ninth inning during a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The Reds won 6-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

MLB teams find creative ways to stay energized without fans

Sep. 24, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

The absence of fans didn't stop Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto from receiving an ovation after hitting a homer to put his team ahead for good. All that applause Wednesday came from the Reds grounds crew. When they haven’t been keeping Great America Ball Park in tip-top shape, the groundskeepers...

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Perez, Cordero power Royals to 12-3 rout of contending Cards

Sep. 23, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cardinals are headed back to Busch Stadium with their playoff fate still in their hands. No thanks to Salvador Perez and Franchy Cordero. The pair of Royals each hit two homers and drove in five runs Wednesday night, and out-of-contention Kansas City got a solid start from Danny...

Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas fist bumps members of the Reds' grounds crew after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The Reds won 6-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto homers, Bauer sharp as surging Reds top Brewers 6-1

Sep. 23, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The grounds crew that had been banging drums and raising a din in the stands all game long lined up and exchanged high-fives with exuberant Reds players. Felt like old times at Great American Ball Park — 2013, to be exact, the last time Cincinnati made the playoffs. Now, the Reds...

Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Brewers rally in 7th, bolster chances with 3-2 win over Reds

Sep. 22, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Facing a loss that could have deeply dented their playoff chances, the Milwaukee Brewers pulled one out behind an infielder who hasn't been able to crack the starting lineup lately. Eric Sogard doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and Milwaukee rallied Tuesday night for a...

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez, left, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run with teammate Mike Moustakas, right, in the sixth inning during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Eugenio Suárez homers, surging Reds beat Brewers 6-3

Sep. 21, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds aren't wilting in their first exposure to September playoff pressure in many years. Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run homer, Luis Castillo won his fourth straight start, and streaking Cincinnati moved above .500 for the first time since opening day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers...