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The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate after eliminating the Toronto Blue Jays during Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Renfroe slam helps Rays sweep young Blue Jays in 1st round

Oct. 1, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays gathered in front of their dugout and posed for a celebratory team picture they're hoping will not be the last they take this postseason. Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years,...

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fifth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Goldschmidt, Cardinals win 7-4 in Padres' return to playoffs

Sep. 30, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Given a chance to catch their breath after a crazy month and a half, the St. Louis Cardinals settled into the playoffs with yet another win against the San Diego Padres. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run during a four-run first inning, St. Louis' bullpen held strong after starter...

This photo from video provided by KESQ-TV shows a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker after it made an emergency landing after colliding with an F-35B fighter jet during a refueling operation over the Southern California desert near Thermal Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The fighter pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely. The pilot who ejected is being treated, and nobody aboard the tanker was hurt. The jet crashed near the Salton Sea, northeast of San Diego. (KESQ-TV via AP)

Marine pilot in collision praised for keeping crew safe

Sep. 30, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot of a fuel tanker showed impressive skills when he touched down safely in a remote area of California and prevented injuries among the seven other crew members after a mid-air collision with a fighter jet, a Marine Corps official and safety aviation expert said Wednesday. It was...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Injuries keep Clevinger, Lamet off Padres' wild-card roster

Sep. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starting pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet were left off the San Diego Padres’ 28-man roster for their wild card series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to injuries that forced them out of their final regular-season starts. The Padres hoped the two would be healthy...

Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in California

Sep. 29, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during a refueling operation in a remote desert area of Southern California Tuesday afternoon. But the pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely, the military said. The F-35B jet collided with a Lockheed Martin...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., right, is congratulated by Eric Hosmer after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Padres bring swagger, talent into series vs. Cardinals

Sep. 29, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres are bringing some serious swagger and talent to their first postseason appearance in 14 years, against their old nemesis, the St. Louis Cardinals. There’s 21-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr., who stands out because of his flair, easy smile, the blond dreadlocks flowing from...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) walks to the dugout after being removed by manager Gabe Kapler during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants just miss playoffs, losing on season's final day

Sep. 28, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From a false-positive coronavirus test for outfielder Alex Dickerson that postponed a pair of road games against the Padres to getting smoked out of Seattle by the West Coast wildfires — all in a six-day span — the San Francisco Giants stressed their resiliency in...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Sep. 27, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last game to finish with a losing record. Guess what? They’re going to the playoffs. “Weird. I guess that’s the only way to describe it. It’s fitting for...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals beat Brewers, both clinch postseason berths

Sep. 27, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader tripled and homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers also earned a playoff spot Sunday via help on the West Coast moments later. St. Louis (30-28) will be the fifth...

San Francisco Giants' Mauricio Dubon, right, is greeted by third base coach Ron Wotus after hitting a home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Adrian Morejon in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants lose to Padres, miss playoffs on season's final day

Sep. 27, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants will look back at several missed chances over the final week that cost them a playoff berth that was right there for the taking. San Francisco had its postseason hopes dashed on the final day of the regular season, losing 5-4 to the playoff-bound San Diego Padres on Sunday....