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Pollock homers in Dodgers' 12-5 rout of Rockies for 99th win

Sep. 21, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the Dodgers were rallying during a fourth inning that took 41 minutes, Clayton Kershaw was inside tossing some pitches against the wall trying to stay loose. Manager Dave Roberts was inside, too, having been ejected early in the pivotal inning that propelled Los Angeles to a 12-5...

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at...

Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0

Sep. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Merrill Kelly is putting a strong finish on his rookie season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday...

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things...

Anderson pitches 6 scoreless, Brewers stretch wild-card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson hadn't pitched past the fourth inning in any start in nearly a month. On Friday night, with his team in the heat of a playoff race, the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander stepped up. Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, Trent Grisham hit a bases-loaded triple and the Brewers...

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. Now that he's there, it's become hard to believe. New York's rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the...

D-backs' All-Star Marte out for season with back injury

Sep. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star hitter Ketel Marte has a stress reaction in his back and won't play for the Arizona Diamondbacks again this season. The team announced the injury Friday night. The 25-year-old Marte was leading the NL with 187 hits when he was shut down, batting .329 with 32 homers and 92 RBIs....

Indians beat Phillies 5-2, remain tied for 2nd AL wild card

Sep. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are thriving under the pressure of playoff-race baseball. Philadelphia? Not so much. Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and Cleveland beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night to remain tied with Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card at 91-63. Cleveland trails AL...

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts ejected vs Rockies

Sep. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts has been ejected from the Dodgers' game against the Colorado Rockies. He was tossed for arguing balls and strikes in the fourth inning Friday night by home plate umpire Greg Gibson. Roberts ran out from the dugout and had an animated exchange with Gibson...

Turner homers twice to lead Nationals over Marlins

Sep. 20, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Trea Turner welcomed back manager Dave Martinez with two big swings. Turner hit two solo homers, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday night. Washington stayed one game ahead of Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings. The Nationals had dropped four...