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Wozniacki, Kerber, Kvitova reach Wuhan third round

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki reached the third round of a tournament for the first time since June at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday. Wozniacki defeated Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 6-1, making just nine unforced errors to Peterson's 36. Wozniacki made early exits in her last...

LEADING OFF: Astros, Cubs can clinch; Wright makes comeback

Sep. 25, 2018 5:11 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ON THE CUSP Houston can clinch its second consecutive AL West title — and a best-of-five playoff matchup against Cleveland — with a win at Toronto and an Oakland loss in Seattle. Rookie right-hander Josh James (1-0, 2.81 ERA) makes his third career...

McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3

Sep. 25, 2018 4:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros kept rolling on the road and moved to the brink of their second straight AL West title. Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs, and the Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to close in on another division crown. The defending World Series...

Gray crisp over 7, playoff-chasing Rox rout Phillies 10-1

Sep. 25, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray 's right arm looked dominant again on a night when Trevor Story's appeared healed. Both were throwing strikes — one from the mound after a few bad outings, the other from shortstop after being sidelined for a week with a sore elbow. Gray pitched seven crisp innings and Story...

Athletics clinch playoff berth with Rays' loss to Yankees

Sep. 25, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years Monday night, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of minutes...

A's clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3

Sep. 25, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting...

Kershaw, Dodgers beat D-backs 7-4 to maintain NL West lead

Sep. 25, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Kemp needled teammate Manny Machado in a happy Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse after Monday night's 7-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving the star slugger a hard time for not running full speed out of the batter's box while admiring a long drive to the wall in the ninth inning....

Briceno's walk-off HR sends Angels past Rangers 5-4 in 11

Sep. 25, 2018 2:31 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels celebrated Jose Briceno's extra-inning homer with the frenzied enthusiasm of a team barreling toward the playoffs, not a team that needs a six-game winning streak this week just to finish at .500. Although the Angels are staying home for yet another October,...

Mitchell, Yates combine on 7-hitter, Padres top Giants 5-0

Sep. 25, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Mitchell has had plenty to deal with: inconsistent command, a monthlong demotion to the minors, and stint on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Now, the 27-year-old San Diego Padres right-hander believes he's a better pitcher for it. Mitchell struck out seven in 8 2/3 strong...

Aaron Hicks hurts hamstring as Yankees beat Rays 4-1

Sep. 25, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The players who combined for the run that clinched the New York Yankees' postseason berth are both hurt. Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading...