Latest MLB Playoffs News

McNeil's homer lifts Mets; Phillies slip in playoff race

Sep. 19, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies’ playoff hopes. The Phillies, who were trying to complete a three-game sweep, blew a two-run lead and...

Tatis botches popup, Cards beat Padres 8-7, win 8th straight

Sep. 19, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak. Tatis' brutal...

AL wild-card leading Red Sox rally past O's 8-6

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kiké Hernández’s game-tying RBI single caromed off the second-base bag and into shallow center field, sparking a three-run, seventh-inning rally that carried the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday and a sweep of their...

Berríos tops old team, Blue Jays increase lead, beat Twins

Sep. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays increased their lead in the playoff race by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Sunday. Toronto now leads the New...

Brewers clinch 4th straight playoff berth with win vs Cubs

Sep. 18, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Piña homered twice, Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected, and the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Brewers won for the seventh time in...

O'Neill's late homer rallies Cards past bickering Padres 3-2

Sep. 18, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With the San Diego Padres squabbling amongst themselves, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to solidify their postseason position. Tyler O'Neill hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Cardinals came back to beat the Padres 3-2 Saturday...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani returns to mound, Jays' Berríos vs Twins

Sep. 18, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ GO-TANI Shohei Ohtani is set to pitch for the Angels at home against Oakland a few days after manager Joe Maddon contemplated shutting down the two-way star with arm...

Semien's 40th homer lifts Blue Jays back into playoff spot

Sep. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved back into a playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Saturday. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, and Bo Bichette had three...

Bogaerts, AL wild card-leading Bosox top O's, 4th win in row

Sep. 18, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs, carrying the AL wild card-leading Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Saturday for their fourth straight win. The Red Sox are one game ahead of Toronto and 1 1/2 games in front of the rival Yankees...

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...