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San Diego Padres shortstop Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

Sep. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field...

San Francisco Giants' Chadwick Tromp, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A's 14-2

Sep. 20, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year's...

The Latest: Butker's FG lifts Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Sep. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:50 p.m. Harrison Butker made a 58-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Butker kicked the ball through the uprights three times at the end of the game on Sunday. A false start negated a...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) is congratulated by Stephen Piscotty after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the...

In this Aug. 21, 2017, photo, baseball scout Gary Hughes, left, talks with Milwaukee Brewers managers Craig Counsell before a baseball game in San Francisco. Hughes' son, Michael, is married to Counsell's sister. Hughes, a beloved longtime professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona announced his death in a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, saying he died earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Longtime baseball pro scout Gary Hughes dies at 79

Sep. 19, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona...

Edge rusher Dee Ford ruled out for 49ers vs. Jets

Sep. 19, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out edge rusher Dee Ford for this week’s game against the New York Jets. Ford had been listed as questionable initially before being ruled out on Saturday for Sunday's game. The team also announced that offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu has...

FILE- In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, shakes hands with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta.  The= Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Carroll and Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Top-flight Seahawks await Cam Newton, Patriots in Week 2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams were more impressive than Seattle as the NFL season began. Baltimore, Kansas City and Green Bay — all...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

Defending NFC champ 49ers look to avoid 0-2 start vs. Jets

Sep. 18, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (0-1) at NEW YORK JETS (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - 49ers by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - 49ers 1-0; Jets 0-1 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 10-3 LAST MEETING - Jets beat 49ers 23-17 on Dec. 11, 2016, at Santa Clara, California LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Cardinals 24-20; Jets lost to Bills...

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers rule out All-Pro TE George Kittle for game vs. Jets

Sep. 18, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be without All-Pro tight end George Kittle this week because of a sprained left knee. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Kittle won’t make the trip to face the New York Jets on Sunday after hurting his knee during a season-opening loss to...