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File-Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns stands on the field before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Miami.  Stearns says this year’s abbreviated schedule makes it difficult to evaluate his roster as he tries to make offseason improvements. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Brewers GM Stearns: Payroll "uncertain" in '21 due to virus

Oct. 5, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns said the team might trim payroll in 2021 following three straight postseason trips due to financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Brewers have upped payroll in recent years to build around Christian Yelich, Josh Hader...

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)/The Orange County Register via AP)

Pitchers already experiencing both extremes this postseason

Oct. 2, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

Trevor Bauer took the mound for Cincinnati's playoff opener and produced a line never before seen in the postseason — 12 strikeouts, no walks and no runs allowed in 7 2/3 two-hit innings. The Reds and Atlanta Braves struck out 37 times — no playoff game had ever stayed scoreless for so long. Then,...

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, left, removes starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Brewers' season-long hitting woes lead to early playoff exit

Oct. 2, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The hitting struggles that hampered the Milwaukee Brewers throughout the pandemic-shortened regular season proved fatal in the playoffs. With a roster decimated by injuries, the Brewers totaled two runs while getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-3 NL wild card series....

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, high-fives Justin Turner after the team's 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kershaw Ks 13 as Dodgers eliminate Brewers 3-0

Oct. 2, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beat up in the postseason over the years, Clayton Kershaw orchestrated one of his best performances against the weakened Milwaukee Brewers. Kershaw struck out 13 while delivering eight innings of three-hit ball, Mookie Betts hit a two-out, two-run double in the fifth, and the Los Angeles...

A member of the Miami Marlins staff and manager Don Mattingly, right, lead Starling Marte (6) away after Marte was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Marte left the game with an unknown injury. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LEADING OFF: Marlins' Marte hopes to play with broken hand

Oct. 1, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GOING SHORT-HANDED? The Marlins are hoping center fielder Starling Marte can play through a broken bone in his left hand as they try to eliminate the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Marte was hit by a fastball in the ninth inning of Miami’s 5-1 win Wednesday,...

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Seager homers, Dodgers beat Brewers 4-2 in playoff opener

Oct. 1, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' powerful lineup went mostly quiet against the Milwaukee Brewers. Still, baseball's best team in the regular season generated just enough offense and got plenty of help from the opposing pitcher. Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI and Corey Seager homered in the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts follows through on a throw to the infield during a workout, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Dodgers confident going into NL wild-card series vs Brewers

Sep. 29, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Best record in the majors. More home runs than anyone. Best bullpen ERA and home record in the National League. The Los Angeles Dodgers have checked nearly every box on the way to their eighth straight postseason appearance. Now if they could just do something about that 32-year...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts follows through on a throw to the infield during a workout, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A capsule look at the Brewers-Dodgers playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers beginning Wednesday. All games in Los Angeles: ___ MILWAUKEE BREWERS Record: 29-31. Playoff Entry: NL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 8. Manager: Craig Counsell (sixth season). Projected Rotation: LHP Brent Suter...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) reacts at first after his single during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. Also seen is Nationals first base coach Bob Henley at right. The Nationals won 15-5. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Despite virus-related obstacles, baseball reaches postseason

Sep. 28, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

The 2020 baseball season began with Juan Soto testing positive for COVID-19. Now, he's a 21-year-old batting champion — after beating out another player who went through his own ordeal with the coronavirus. Perhaps it was fitting. Soto finished atop the National League with a .351 average Sunday, becoming...

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brewers boost playoff chances with 3-0 win over Cardinals

Sep. 27, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday night. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit...