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LEADING OFF: Scherzer unbeaten with Dodgers, faces Reds

Sep. 18, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX EFFORT Max Scherzer has dominated since being traded to the Dodgers, and tries to extend his streak of success when he pitches at Cincinnati in a matchup with playoff...

Brewers rally to top Cubs 8-5, move closer to division title

Sep. 18, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kolten Wong and the Milwaukee Brewers moved a step closer to clinching the NL Central title by continuing their season-long domination of the Chicago Cubs. Wong hit a tiebreaking, two-out single during a four-run rally in the eighth inning as Milwaukee...

Harper homers, rallies Phils from 7 down in 17-8 win vs Cubs

Sep. 16, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper keeps earning those “MVP!” chants in Philly. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the Philadelphia Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Chicago Cubs...

Phillies win wild one on passed ball in 9th; top Cubs 6-5

Sep. 15, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew Knapp watched the ball roll toward Chicago's dugout and pulled up on his sprint down the basepath. He could stroll home on the wildest of walkoffs — a passed ball that kept the Phillies from dropping further in the NL pennant race. Knapp...

Sheets, White Sox beat Angels 9-3 in Maddon's Chicago return

Sep. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Maddon's first game back in Chicago was similar to his final game with the Cubs: a loss. Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a long three-run homer and had four RBIs in his first three-hit game, and the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 on Tuesday night....

Wisdom, Rivas homer as Cubs beat fading Phillies 6-3

Sep. 14, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Gibson retired the first 12 batters. Not a bad start. Then Gibson embodied the Phillies' late-season malaise and watched 12 straight outs dissolve into three runs allowed in 12 consecutive pitches. The pennant race in...

White Sox reinstate Giolito, Anderson in flurry of moves

Sep. 14, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The AL-Central leading Chicago White Sox reinstated right-hander Lucas Giolito and All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson from the 10-day injured list and placed both in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Giolito was...

Flores homers, Giants beat Cubs 6-5 for 7th straight win

Sep. 12, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Wilmer Flores flew halfway across the country knowing he would play in just one game before heading back home. Turns out it was a worthwhile trip. Flores homered and drove in three runs, Kris Bryant scored two against his former team,...

Pro-team license plates earn $13M for Illinois schools

Sep. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Specialty license plates promoting Chicago and St. Louis professional sports teams have contributed $13 million to public schools. Secretary of State Jesse White says there are 71,299 license plates on the road in Illinois featuring the logos...

La Stella, Belt lead Giants past Cubs 15-4 for 6th straight

Sep. 11, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tommy La Stella and Brandon Belt each hit three-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Chicago Cubs 15-4 on Saturday for their sixth straight win. La Stella finished with three hits, including a double, five RBIs and scored three runs for...