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New York Mets' Rajai Davis runs the bases after pinch hitting a three-run double during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 14, 2019 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis did not need a speeding Uber for his latest big hit, one that maintained the New York Mets' slim wild-card hopes. After a brilliant pitchers' duel between the Mets' Jacob deGrom and Hyun-Jin Ryu, Davis pinch hit with two outs in the eighth inning and slapped a three-run...
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Detroit Tigers' Willi Castro slides safe into home plate against Baltimore Orioles catcher Austin Wynns on a hit from Tigers batter Victor Reyes during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Raj Mehta)
September 14, 2019 - 11:19 pm
DETROIT (AP) — John Hicks had a walk-off bunt last season. He said this one felt way better. His game-ending grand slam in the 12th inning gave the the Detroit Tigers an 8-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, a blast that was set up by Victor Reyes, who hit a game-tying home run...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo slides safely into home plate on a Nicholas Castellanos double as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz waits for the throw during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 14, 2019 - 10:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the...
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Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna Jr., center, is congratulated by teammate Freddie Freeman, right, after scoring a run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 14, 2019 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves celebrated another playoff berth with heavy hearts. Ronald Acuña Jr. ignited the decisive four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning, as the NL East leading Braves wrapped up a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington...
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 8:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — With his glove and his bat, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner helped teammate James Paxton power his way to a ninth straight win. Paxton pitched five innings extend his career-best winning streak, Gardner homered twice and drove in five runs and New York hit five homers in a 13-3 win...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts reacts after popping out in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs. The World Series champions' payroll for purposes of the tax increased from $239.7 million on opening day to $242.8 million on Aug. 31, according to...
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Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada hits an RBI triple off of Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
September 14, 2019 - 3:12 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Chicago White Sox got a tantalizing glimpse of their future Friday night. Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez hit solo home runs, Yoan Moncada drove in four runs and White Sox pounded out 15 hits for the eighth time this season to beat the Seattle Mariners 9-7. The top half of Chicago's...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Beede works against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 14, 2019 - 2:20 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As home run records keep falling in a changing game, the San Francisco Giants are still playing a more traditional brand of baseball. Tyler Beede allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings, Buster Posey drove in the game's only run, and the Giants beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Friday...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, gets a hug from Willy Adames after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 14, 2019 - 2:17 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays shook off a rough stop in Texas and got right back into their playoff chase with a surprising burst of power. Willy Adames, Austin Meadows and Jesús Aguilar homered in the third inning, and the Rays kept pace in the AL wild card race with an 11-4 victory...
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Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, left, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Brian O'Grady, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 14, 2019 - 1:30 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Joey Votto turned 36 years old earlier this week and has battled a bad back that sent him to the injured list for a decent chunk of August. But if age is starting to catch up with him, it's hard to tell. Votto and Josh VanMeter both hit two-run homers, Luis Castillo pitched five...
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