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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...

Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer reacts after striking out Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich in the eighth inning during a baseball game in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The Reds won 6-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

LEADING OFF: Wild, 8-game day opens with Bauer vs Fried

Sep. 29, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ___ CRAZY EIGHT How’s this for wild: MLB is set to stage eight postseason games on the same day for the first time. National League clubs will open their best-of-three wild-card series, while four American League teams are already facing elimination...

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, and right fielder Adam Kolarek celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Column: A season like no other gets playoffs like no other

Sep. 28, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

The playoffs are here, and there’s no better way to start than by throwing out the first ball Tuesday in Minnesota with the cheating Astros and their 29-31 record. It’s entirely possible, if not terribly likely, that the Astros could suddenly discover a way to start hitting the ball and make the...

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...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Sep. 27, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last game to finish with a losing record. Guess what? They’re going to the playoffs. “Weird. I guess that’s the only way to describe it. It’s fitting for...

Member of the Philadelphia Phillies react at the end of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Philadelphia needed a win over the Rays and losses by San Francisco and Milwaukee to earn its first...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals beat Brewers, both clinch postseason berths

Sep. 27, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader tripled and homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers also earned a playoff spot Sunday via help on the West Coast moments later. St. Louis (30-28) will be the fifth...

Texas Rangers' Ronald Guzman (11) congratulates Rougned Odor, second from left, for hitting a three-run home run while Nick Solak, second from right, and Joey Gallo, right, look on during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Astros to playoffs with losing record after loss to Texas

Sep. 27, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros are going into the playoffs with a losing record, a year after having the most wins in the major leagues. And with a different manager after the sign-stealing scandal last offseason that tarnished their 2017 World Series title. Dusty Baker is the first manager to...

San Francisco Giants' Mauricio Dubon, right, is greeted by third base coach Ron Wotus after hitting a home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Adrian Morejon in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants lose to Padres, miss playoffs on season's final day

Sep. 27, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants will look back at several missed chances over the final week that cost them a playoff berth that was right there for the taking. San Francisco had its postseason hopes dashed on the final day of the regular season, losing 5-4 to the playoff-bound San Diego Padres on Sunday....