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Brewers clinch 4th straight playoff berth with win vs Cubs

Sep. 18, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Piña homered twice, Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected, and the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Brewers won for the seventh time in...

O'Neill's late homer rallies Cards past bickering Padres 3-2

Sep. 18, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With the San Diego Padres squabbling amongst themselves, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to solidify their postseason position. Tyler O'Neill hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Cardinals came back to beat the Padres 3-2 Saturday...

Padres' Machado screams at Tatis in dugout after ump dispute

Sep. 18, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Manny Machado screamed at All-Star teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. in the dugout during the fifth inning of the San Diego Padres’ crucial game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Machado shouted and cursed at Tatis, telling him “it’s...

Pirates beat Marlins 6-3, 1 win from 1st sweep of season

Sep. 18, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes doubled twice and survived a ninth-inning tumble on the pitcher’s mound in the game’s second failed attempt to catch a poup, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Saturday night and move within a win of their first series sweep this...

MLB ERA leader Scherzer dominates again, Dodgers beat Reds

Sep. 18, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven shutout innings in another dominant performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who kept up their push in the NL West with a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Scherzer (15-4) improved to 7-0 in nine starts since...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer unbeaten with Dodgers, faces Reds

Sep. 18, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX EFFORT Max Scherzer has dominated since being traded to the Dodgers, and tries to extend his streak of success when he pitches at Cincinnati in a matchup with playoff...

Brewers rally to top Cubs 8-5, move closer to division title

Sep. 18, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kolten Wong and the Milwaukee Brewers moved a step closer to clinching the NL Central title by continuing their season-long domination of the Chicago Cubs. Wong hit a tiebreaking, two-out single during a four-run rally in the eighth inning as Milwaukee...

Carlson homers twice, Mikolas gets first win in two years

Sep. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dylan Carlson homered twice, including a grand slam, to help Miles Mikolas win for the first time in two years as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Friday night. It was the Cardinals' sixth win in a row and extended their lead for...

Crowe's five solid innings lead Pirates over Marlins

Sep. 17, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Wil Crowe won for the first time since July 30 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Friday night. He allowed one run in five innings, giving up three hits. Crowe (4-7) struck out five and walked one. The right-hander’s outing also...

Castillo outdoes Buehler, Reds end Dodgers' win streak at 6

Sep. 17, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Luis Castillo struck out 10 while outpitching Walker Buehler, Kyle Farmer doubled twice against his former team and the Cincinnati Reds snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Friday night. “We were playing a...