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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...

Seattle Mariners' Luis Torrens hits an RBI double during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

Sep. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least one more day without clinching won't hurt anything. With their magic number down to one, the Padres were done in by former teammates Ty France and Luis Torrens, who backed left-hander Justus...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Kershaw tosses 7 strong innings, Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clayton Kershaw held Colorado to four hits and a run over seven strong innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Rockies 6-1 on Saturday night. Chris Taylor homered, tripled and drove in three runs and AJ Pollock also hit a home run for the NL West leaders. Kershaw (6-2) threw just 86...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts watches his two-run triple off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Denver. The Dodgers won 15-6. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Betts, Dodgers set season high for runs, rout Rox 15-6

Sep. 19, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — For his prodigious power, the 5-foot-9 Mookie Betts credits listening to his parents in the backyard. “When I was a kid, 4 or 5 years old, mom and dad would always tell me hit it over their head,” Betts explained. He's been doing that to everyone ever since. Betts hit his...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts advances to third on a double by Corey Seager off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dodgers use big 7th inning to beat Rockies 9-3

Sep. 18, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Corey Seager homered and had three hits, Edwin Rios also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Thursday night. Mookie Betts had an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch during Los Angeles’ six-run seventh inning that put the Dodgers ahead...

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager congratulates Mookie Betts, right, after the Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Dodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5

Sep. 16, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While the Los Angeles Dodgers are regular participants in postseason baseball, there was something unusual about becoming the first team in the pandemic-shortened season to clinch a berth in the expanded playoffs. “It’s different, I guess. I just found that out five minutes...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres starting pitcher Zach Davies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Gonsolin cools off Padres, Rios homers in Dodgers' 3-1 win

Sep. 16, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After Tony Gonsolin quieted San Diego’s bats for seven innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers still weren't in the clear until Kenley Jansen got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth. Jansen struck out Wil Myers and rookie Jake Cronenworth — both of whom hit grand slams this year...

Dodgers activate Turner for series at San Diego

Sep. 15, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated third baseman Justin Turner from the 10-day injured list. Turner is expected to start at designated hitter for Tuesday night’s game at San Diego. He missed 13 games with a left hamstring strain. Before going on the IL, Turner was batting .282...

San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

Sep. 15, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for the...

San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

Sep. 15, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for...