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FILE- In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Astros' Verlander to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

Sep. 19, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute video. “In my simulated game a couple days ago, I felt something in my...

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery

Sep. 19, 2020 2:07 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery.
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...

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, grounds into a double play in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees rally, beat Bosox 6-5 in 12 for 9th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees' bats arrived just in time to help extend their longest win streak of the season. Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their...

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, is greeted by third base coach Brian Butterfield as he runs the bases on a solo home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Pujols 2 HRs, passes Mays for 5th place, Angels beat Rangers

Sep. 19, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols needed nearly five weeks to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list. It took only five days for the Los Angeles Angels slugger to pass him. Pujols hit No. 661 in the fifth inning on Friday night against the Texas Rangers to break the tie with Mays,...

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...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman starts to run after hitting a two-RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Braves blow out Mets 15-2, inch closer to NL East crown

Sep. 19, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing a third consecutive NL East crown, the power-packed Atlanta Braves got their top starter back and made it an awfully easy night for him. Freddie Freeman added three more hits to his burgeoning MVP campaign, Ozzie Albies clubbed two of Atlanta's six homers and the Braves battered New...

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...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, gestures to Jesus Aguilar as Aguilar waits for him to cross home plate after he hit a home run also scoring Aguilar and Garrett Cooper during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Anderson's 3 HRs help Marlins earn split against Nats, 14-3

Sep. 19, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson circled the bases so quickly after his second home run Friday that he nearly overtook Jesus Aguilar, who playfully motioned his teammate to slow down. No need to rush. Anderson and the Miami Marlins are on pace to end their 17-year playoff drought. Anderson had three homers and...