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MLB playoff picture all set, best-of-3 matchups start Friday

Oct. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Albert Pujols taking his final swings in October, Julio Rodríguez stepping in for the first time. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom facing Manny Machado and Juan Soto. Bryce Harper, back at last. José Ramírez and his Cleveland teammates trying to break a long drought — with a new...

Verlander, bullpen keep Phils hitless until 9th in 10-0 win

Oct. 05, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After capping his magnificent comeback season with another stellar start Tuesday night, Justin Verlander was too busy looking ahead to reflect too much on what he's accomplished already. “I wouldn’t be who I am or in this position now if I just was happy with...

Verlander, Astros bullpen loses no-hit bid in 9th vs Phils

Oct. 04, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston bullpen lost their bid for a combined no-hitter when Garrett Stubbs led off the ninth inning with a single for the Philadelphia Phillies. Stubbs singled off Will Smith on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Verlander and...

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...

Phillies top Nats, cut magic number to 1 in NL wild-card bid

Oct. 02, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto's Phillies now need just one more victory — or one more loss by the Milwaukee Brewers — to end Philadelphia's 11-year postseason drought. And the three-time All-Star catcher in his ninth season in the big leagues finally wants a taste of the...

Swanson, Olson go deep vs Scherzer, Braves take NL East lead

Oct. 01, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson isn't surprised the Atlanta Braves have fought back to climb atop the NL East. He's just surprised it took this long to get there. “Just keep going," Swanson said. “This is no time to celebrate. There’s four games left. So much...

Astros lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks as Walker gets key hit

Sep. 29, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros lost out on an opportunity to clinch the top seed in the AL when Christian Walker capped Arizona’s three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, sending the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. With the loss and the New York Yankees’...

MLB playoff primer: Things to know as postseason nears

Sep. 28, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are rapidly approaching, with the final regular season games set for Oct. 5. The postseason begins two days later with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a...

Altuve homers twice as Astros rout Diamondbacks 10-2

Sep. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit two of Houston's five home runs to lead the Astros to a 10-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a game where Yordan Alvarez left with an ankle injury. The Astros, who have already won the American League West title, moved within...

Longoria's pinch-single sends Giants over Diamondbacks 3-2

Sep. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Longoria had a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford led off the Giants eighth with a single against Luis Frias (1-1) and advanced to second on Cooper...