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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

Sep. 27, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

Sep. 27, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Five-run 7th inning powers Rangers past Astros 6-1

Sep. 26, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Mathis hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run and Leody Taveras followed with a solo blast in a five-run seventh inning as the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday night. Mathis homered to left center, his third of the season, against rookie...

Astros' Pettis diagnosed with multiple myeloma, leaves club

Sep. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will miss the rest of the 2020 season. The team announcement came before Saturday night’s road game against the Texas Rangers. Pettis, 62, is expected to make a full recovery from this...

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...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a double off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros magic number 1 for AL playoff spot after win at Texas

Sep. 25, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros are on the verge of clinching the American League's last playoff spot, powered by some of their mainstays in a breakout performance that certainly excited manager Dusty Baker. “I’m just hoping that these guys are about to get hot,” Baker...

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford slides safely home past Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Seattle. Crawford scored on a double hit by Kyle Seager. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners keep slim playoff hopes alive, beat Astros 3-2

Sep. 23, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season the Seattle Mariners will go into the final weekend with an outside shot at the postseason. It's a very slim chance. But for a young team, it's a valuable learning opportunity. “We’re still playing for something. We still have a...

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) shares a salute with third base coach Omar Lopez as Brantley heads toward home after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Maldonado, Valdez push Astros past Mariners 6-1

Sep. 23, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Martin Maldonado hit a three-run home run, Framber Valdez struck out eight to set career highs for wins and strikeouts, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Tuesday night to close on their fourth straight playoff berth. Houston (28-27) is second in the AL West, comfortably...

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais, left, and a trainer check on Dylan Moore after he was hit by a pitch from San Francisco Giants' Sam Coonrod during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mariners' Moore placed on concussion list, out for season

Sep. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore’s season is over after he was placed on the seven-day concussion list Tuesday. Moore was hit in the head for the second time in a week, taking a 92 mph fastball from Houston Astros reliever Brandon Bielak off the helmet in a 6-1 win over...