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LEADING OFF: Gausman brings bat, arm for NL West-leading SF

Sep. 21, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCH AND POP Kevin Gausman returns to the mound — and plate — as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West. Gausman (14-6, 2.78...

Braves ride big 5th inning to win, extend NL East lead

Sep. 21, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Riley was smacking baseballs all around Chase Field on Monday night. Adam Duvall hit one so hard it left the yard by a long, long way. The Atlanta Braves have ridden the ups and downs of a playoff race for weeks now. It's safe to say this was...

Phillies' NL East-chase hindered in 2-0 loss to 100-loss O's

Sep. 21, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper gave the 96 mph fastball a deep ride that had a few thousand straggling fans that paid for $1 hot dogs and a pennant race standing in euphoria. Harper's ball landed 401 feet away in Baltimore center fielder Cedric Mullins's glove, the...

Votto power surge leads Reds rally for 9-5 win over Pirates

Sep. 21, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto tied the game with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot and the Cincinnati Reds rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Votto tied the game 5-5 against Cody...

Marlins' Chisholm HRs twice, scores on wild pitch in 10th

Sep. 21, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered twice before scoring from third on a wild pitch in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 Monday night. After Dylan Floro (6-6) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th, Chisholm took his place at second...

Lester wins 200th, Cards down Brewers for ninth straight win

Sep. 20, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win. The Cardinals have won nine straight for the first...

LEADING OFF: Gausman brings bat, arm for NL West-leading SF

Sep. 20, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ PITCH AND POP Kevin Gausman returns to the mound -- and plate -- as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West. Gausman (14-6,...

Batting title races jumbled as MLB season winds down

Sep. 20, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The bar for the batting title is unusually low this year — and that's creating wild races for the honor in both leagues. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the majors in hitting with a .321 average, and Trea Turner is atop the National League at .316. According to...

White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to US to be fully vaccinated starting in November

Sep. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to US to be fully vaccinated starting in November.

LEADING OFF: MLB strikeout leader Ray vs Rays newcomer Baz

Sep. 20, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday: ___ CY YOUNG CONTENDER VS. DEBUTING PHENOM Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray, competing with the Yankees' Gerrit Cole for the AL Cy Young Award, leads the majors with 233...