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Musgrove sharp in tune-up, wild card Padres hold off Giants

Oct. 04, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched six shutout innings in a potential postseason tune-up and Wil Myers homered to cap a seven-run eighth that carried the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Monday night. One night after clinching a wild card, the Padres...

Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011

Oct. 04, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the season, it was hard to imagine that Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and interim manager Rob Thomson would be dancing in a champagne shower come October. But this team persevered through...

Brewers' playoff hopes end despite 6-5 win over Diamondbacks

Oct. 04, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' dramatic late-inning comeback could only keep their playoff hopes alive for another nine minutes. Hunter Renfroe homered in a ninth-inning rally and singled home the winning run in the 10th, but the Brewers were eliminated from postseason...

Pujols hits 703rd home run, passes Babe Ruth for 2nd in RBIs

Oct. 03, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Move over, Babe. Prince Albert is the new No. 2 on a big baseball list. Albert Pujols hit his 703rd home run Monday night, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth for second place in career RBIs. The 42-year-old slugger connected for the St. Louis Cardinals...

Pujols hits 703rd HR to pass Babe for 2nd in RBI; Cards lose

Oct. 03, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 703rd home run Monday night, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth for second place in career RBIs, but the St. Louis Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh 3-2 when the Pirates drew four consecutive walks in the ninth inning to force home the winning run. The...

Reds avoid 100th loss, beat Cubs 3-1 behind Hunter Greene

Oct. 03, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hunter Greene pitched six scoreless innings and the Cincinnati Reds remained at 99 losses, beating the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday night. The Reds (61-99) snapped a six-game skid and can avoid losing at least 100 games for the second time in franchise history if...

Gallegos agrees to $11M, 2-year contract with Cardinals

Oct. 03, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to an $11 million, two-year contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons. The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with...

Padres clinch NL wild-card spot during 2-1 loss to White Sox

Oct. 02, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres haven't partied this hard at Petco Park in 17 years. The Padres clinched a playoff spot while batting in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, drawing a roar from the sellout crowd of 41,407 after the Miami Marlins beat...

Marquez goes six vs Dodgers, helps Rockies end 7-game skid

Oct. 02, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — German Marquez gave up one hit over six innings to help the Colorado Rockies end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers hit a home run for the Rockies, who were victorious for just the second time...

Marlins win in 12, putting Brewers' playoff hopes on ropes

Oct. 02, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miguel Rojas knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning to give the Miami Marlins a 4-3 win over the Brewers on Sunday, deflating Milwaukee’s playoff hopes in the race for the final National League wild-card spot. Milwaukee (84-75) is two games...