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Braves ride big 5th inning to win, extend NL East lead

Sep. 21, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Riley was smacking baseballs all around Chase Field on Monday night. Adam Duvall hit one so hard it left the yard by a long, long way. The Atlanta Braves have ridden the ups and downs of a playoff race for weeks now. It's safe to say this was...

Phillies' NL East-chase hindered in 2-0 loss to 100-loss O's

Sep. 21, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper gave the 96 mph fastball a deep ride that had a few thousand straggling fans that paid for $1 hot dogs and a pennant race standing in euphoria. Harper's ball landed 401 feet away in Baltimore center fielder Cedric Mullins's glove, the...

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...

Rosario hits for cycle, leads Fried, Braves over Giants 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders. The Braves have a two-game lead over...

Curt Casali's 2-run single holds up, Giants beat Braves 2-0

Sep. 19, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wood just wanted to find a nice rhythm again in his return from a bout with coronavirus, to continue working toward feeling at full strength come playoff time. Curt Casali hit a two-run single in the fourth that held up, Wood made an impressive...

Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes

Sep. 18, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cy Young Award candidate Zack Wheeler wore down early, MVP contender Bryce Harper was mostly quiet at the plate and still the Philadelphia Phillies found a way. “If you want to win four, five games in a row, you want to win series, it has to come from...

Pinch-hitter pitcher Gausman sac fly in 11th, SF tops Braves

Sep. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter’s box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left. So the pinch-hitting pitcher stood in and delivered, lofting a...

LEADING OFF: Angels' Ohtani might not pitch again this year

Sep. 17, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a...

LEADING OFF: Angels' Ohtani might not pitch again this year

Sep. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a...

Braves, Rockies face schedule headache after postponement

Sep. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have new incentive to take care of business in the National League East as quickly as possible. The Braves don't want their playoff status to be determined by a makeup game against a Colorado Rockies team which has been tough to beat at...