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Marte in Mets lineup, Álvarez also on playoff roster vs Pads

Oct. 07, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star right fielder Starling Marte is in the New York Mets' starting lineup for their playoff opener Friday night against San Diego, back from a broken finger that sidelined him the past month. Marte had been out since breaking the middle finger on his right...

Star-studded Padres and Mets square off in wild-card round

Oct. 06, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For two teams that finished second fiddle in their divisions, the Padres and Mets bring an awful lot of star power into the playoffs. Manny Machado, Juan Soto and Yu Darvish on the San Diego side. Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom and Francisco Lindor for...

Last-place A's miss the playoffs for a second straight year

Oct. 06, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay made a point to stay the course with a positive spirit in his first season managing the Oakland Athletics, setting an example for his young club by keeping his cool even as the losses piled up month after month. Even before they started the...

Castiglione, Cohen, Campbell among Frick Award finalists

Oct. 06, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Boston’s Joe Castiglione, the Mets’ Gary Cohen and former major leaguers Dave Campbell, Steve Stone, Duane Kuiper and Ernie Johnson Sr. are among the 10 finalists for Hall of Fame’s 2023 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting. ...

McNeil not in Mets' lineup, tops Freeman for batting crown

Oct. 06, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil stayed on top without taking a swing. Nursing a four-point lead in the big league batting race, McNeil was not in the New York Mets' lineup Wednesday for their regular-season finale against Washington. He only played defense after entering late and...

Mets prep for playoffs with 9-2 rout of Nationals

Oct. 06, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After wrapping up a 101-win season with an easy romp, the New York Mets know their next challenge will be much tougher. Francisco Lindor and the Mets geared up for the playoffs with a 9-2 rout of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, completing a fantastic regular...

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1 for 111th victory

Oct. 05, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a season of gaudy numbers, two sets stand out for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They finished with their 111th victory to become the National League's winningest team in more than a century, and Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner each totaled 100 RBIs. ...

MLB playoff picture all set, best-of-3 matchups start Friday

Oct. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Albert Pujols taking his final swings in October, Julio Rodríguez stepping in for the first time. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom facing Manny Machado and Juan Soto. Bryce Harper, back at last. José Ramírez and his Cleveland teammates trying to break a long drought — with a new...

No-No Joe Musgrove wants a championship for hometown Padres

Oct. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove took a moment away from the mayhem of the clubhouse celebration after the San Diego Padres clinched a playoff spot to reflect on where his career has been and where he wants it to go. The big right-hander will forever be remembered as the hometown kid...

Padres wrap up 5th seed in NL playoffs, beating Giants 6-2

Oct. 05, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Manaea allowed only one hit in six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres wrapped up the fifth seed in the NL playoffs, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night. “Fantastic — his pitch count, breaking ball, change-up, everything,” Padres...