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Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Fairbanks delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole, Gray on hill

Sep. 22, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ONE AND DONE Tampa Bay can clinch its first AL East crown since 2010 with a win at the New York Mets or a Yankees loss to Toronto. Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA), the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, gets the ball as the Rays look to become the second team...

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Jace Fry during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Santana's homer lifts Indians to win, brink of playoff berth

Sep. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians left Progressive Field on the brink of a playoff berth and went home. The party's on hold. In 2020, little goes as planned. “Everything is awkward this year," acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said. “So you can add that to it.” Carlos Santana's two-run homer...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber smiles walking to the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LEADING OFF: Yankees' Cole, Reds' Gray take the mound

Sep. 21, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HE'S BACK Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. He...

This Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, shows a view of a ballot box on a counter prepared for early voting at the Warren County Board of Elections, in Lebanon, Ohio. Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are defending a GOP election chief's directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the critical presidential battleground to one per county. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Ohio, GOP defend limit on ballot drop boxes to 1 per county

Sep. 21, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are fighting to uphold a GOP election chief's directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the presidential battleground to one per county. They told a state appellate court in filings Monday that a county judge overstepped his...

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) plays against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. Ravaged by injuries during training camp, Cleveland welcomed back starting linebacker Mack Wilson and Greedy Williams on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, as the Browns began getting ready for this week's game against the Washington Football Team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Browns starting LB Mack, CB Williams back from injuries

Sep. 21, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As several big names — Nick Bosa, Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey and others — were added to a long list of injured players on Sunday during a cringe-worthy afternoon across the NFL, Browns linebacker Mack Wilson felt several emotions. “Heartbroken,” he...

Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez, left, congratulates Joey Votto, who hit a solo home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reds, Brewers and Cardinals charging hard in NL Central

Sep. 21, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

All the Cincinnati Reds needed was one extended winning streak to turn a disappointing season into a possible playoff berth. Cincinnati had high hopes after spending big in the offseason, but the Reds showed little sign of improvement until they ran off six straight victories recently. Now they're at .500 and in...

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...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after running back Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. The Browns won 35-30. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns showcase offense's huge potential in bounce-back win

Sep. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The chant seemed to come out of nowhere and quickly grew louder during a replay review to see if the Browns had indeed scored on a gorgeous, play-action touchdown pass. “O-B-J, O-B-J,” yelled many of the 6,000 fans, acknowledging Odell Beckham Jr.'s 43-yard scoring reception...

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (98) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

61 passes! Joe Burrow carries offense but Bengals still lose

Sep. 18, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow was sacked three times and hit hard seven more times, roughed up by a defense that allowed the short completion while knocking the rookie quarterback around. It's a formula the Bengals have to change quickly. Burrow was impressive again Thursday night during a 35-30 loss in...

FILE – In this April 28, 2020 file photo, Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio. A county judge ruled Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose's directive restricting counties to providing just one ballot drop box in November was

Ohio limit of 1 ballot drop box per county blocked, appealed

Sep. 18, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has temporarily blocked the Republican secretary of state’s order limiting counties in the critical presidential battleground to one ballot drop box, and the state and Republicans have appealed. A judge in Franklin County, home to the state capital, blocked the...