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Bryce Harper homers in the 7th inning and leads the playoff-bound Phillies past the Pirates 7-6

Sep. 27, 2023 22:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Stubbs still stripped one strap down on his powder blue Phillies overalls at his locker, just as he did 24 hours earlier when he hosted a hoedown inside a booze-soaked clubhouse. It was the same garish look Stubbs sported when he sprayed the team owner...

Phillies tab Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola to start first two games of NL Wild Card Series

Sep. 27, 2023 17:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies will turn to their top two pitchers to open the postseason, with Zack Wheeler getting the Game 1 nod Tuesday in the National League Wild Card Series opener and Aaron Nola starting Game 2 the following day. The Phillies clinched the top wild card...

Mariners taken aback by fan throwing ball on field and grazing pitcher George Kirby

Sep. 27, 2023 02:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle pitcher George Kirby could crack a joke about what happened afterward. In the moment, it was just confusion. There was an unexpected moment of anxiousness for Kirby and the Mariners in the sixth inning of their 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday...

Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval leaves start vs Texas in 4th inning with right oblique tightness

Sep. 25, 2023 23:35 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval exited Monday night's start against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning with tightness in his right oblique. The left-hander was removed after walking his first two batters in the fourth, giving him five free...

Playoff-chasing Rangers hit 4 homers in a 15-5 win over Red Sox after trailing 4-0 early

Sep. 20, 2023 18:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With all of their All-Stars back in the lineup, the Texas Rangers are starting to feel good again going into their most important stretch of the season. “This is more who we were,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Marcus Semien drove in three...

Playoff-chasing Rangers get boost with return of two All-Stars: rookie 3B Jung and RF Garcia

Sep. 19, 2023 00:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The playoff-chasing Texas Rangers got two All-Star players back in their lineup Monday night, when rookie third baseman Josh Jung and slugging right fielder Adolis García were both activated from the injured list. With Jung and Garcia back, it was the...

Guardians place rookie pitcher Tanner Bibee on injured list, ending right-hander's solid season

Sep. 18, 2023 12:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Guardians rookie Tanner Bibee was placed on the injured list Monday with hip inflammation, ending a season in which he established himself as a frontline starter while leading a staff decimated by injuries. Bibee was forced to leave his start on Saturday...

Reds drop out of wild card spot with 8-4 loss to Mets, who get Vogelbach's 3-run double

Sep. 17, 2023 22:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach had a three-run double in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets hurt Cincinnati’s wild card chances with an 8-4 victory on Sunday over the sloppy Reds. Cincinnati (78-73) is a half-game behind the Chicago Cubs and Miami for the...

Rockies sweep Giants 9-5 and 5-2, dropping San Francisco 2 1/2 games back in wild card

Sep. 17, 2023 01:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — San Francisco’s playoff chances were damaged Saturday when the Colorado Rockies swept the Giants 9-5 and 5-2 in a day-night doubleheader, taking advantage of seven walks in the opener and two errors and a pair of wild pitches in the nightcap. Ezequiel Tovar finished...

Pham leads Diamondbacks past Mets 4-3 in return to Citi Field after trade

Sep. 12, 2023 01:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Pham's impact on the Arizona Diamondbacks goes beyond his bat. “It’s the things that he’ll say inside of hitters’ meetings or inside of a conversation that will elevate everybody’s thought process,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “There’s no...