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Mon Sep 2803:18Despite virus-related obstacles, baseball reaches postseasonFreddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Alex GordonLFRoyalsFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPPhilliesFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffSPBrewersFree Agent
The 2020 baseball season began with Juan Soto testing positive for COVID-19. Now, he's a 21-year-old batting champion — after beating out another player who went through his own ordeal with the coronavirus. Perhaps it was fitting. Soto finished atop the National League with a .351 average Sunday, becoming the youngest person to win the batting title in the NL. The Washington outfielder outlasted Atlanta's Freddie Freeman, who hit .341. The fact that either player was in a position for this type of accomplishment was emblematic of a regular season that felt chaotic and uncertain at times — but ultimately reached the finish line. Soto missed baseball's season opener between the Nationals and New York Yankees back in July, but he ultimately played in 47 games and was one of few bright spots as the defending champions struggled. Freeman played in all 60 games for the Braves, but only after a scary battle with COVID-19. He said he had a fever of 104.5 degrees and prayed for his life. T... [More]
Mon Sep 2803:18LEADING OFF: Ailing players heal up, Yanks back in ClevelandShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Byron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1BRaysFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BTwinsFree Agent
Brett GardnerCFYankeesFree Agent
Manuel MargotCFRaysFree Agent
Chris MartinRPBravesFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Brett PhillipsCFRaysFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval3BBravesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOW DOES IT FEEL? American League playoff teams get only one day off to assess injuries and make roster decisions before the first round begins Tuesday. Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson (right calf) and center fielder Byron Buxton (mild concussion symptoms). Both have missed two straight games. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton is improving and the team hopes he’ll be ready for the postseason opener. White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez sprained his right foot on a slide Thursday but was “improving exponentially,” manager Rick Renteria said Sunday. Jiménez sat out the weekend series against the Cubs. Tampa Bay left-hander José Alvarado (left shoulder inflammation), first baseman Ji-Man Choi (left hamstring strain) and infielder Yandy Díaz (right hamstring strain) are set to participate in a simulated game. Brett Phillips exited Sunday’s game with right hamstring tightness, and f... [More]
Sun Sep 2722:06LEADING OFF: Ailing players heal up, Yanks back in ClevelandShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Byron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Ji-Man Choi1BRaysFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Josh Donaldson3BTwinsFree Agent
Brett GardnerCFYankeesFree Agent
Manuel MargotCFRaysFree Agent
Chris MartinRPBravesFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Brett PhillipsCFRaysFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval3BBravesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOW DOES IT FEEL? American League playoff teams get only one day off to assess injuries and make roster decisions before the first round begins Tuesday. Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson (right calf) and center fielder Byron Buxton (mild concussion symptoms). Both have missed two straight games. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton is improving and the team hopes he’ll be ready for the postseason opener. White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez sprained his right foot on a slide Thursday but was “improving exponentially,” manager Rick Renteria said Sunday. Jiménez sat out the weekend series against the Cubs. Tampa Bay left-hander José Alvarado (left shoulder inflammation), first baseman Ji-Man Choi (left hamstring strain) and infielder Yandy Díaz (right hamstring strain) are set to participate in a simulated game. Brett Phillips exited Sunday’s game with right hamstring tightness, and ... [More]
Sun Sep 2721:06Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing recordsMookie BettsRFDodgersFree Agent
Shane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BCardinalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Jordan HicksRPCardinalsFree Agent
Kevin KiermaierCFRaysFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFBravesFree Agent
Starling MarteCFMarlinsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
David PriceSPDodgersFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Christian YelichLFBrewersFree Agent
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 2020,” Yelich said Sunday. A pandemic-altered, 60-game regular season that many believed would never get completed and saw games postponed because of virus outbreaks, racial injustice protests and a hurricane went into the final day without a single playoff matchup set. Then, in a flurry and fury, the entire, expanded 16-team postseason field was full. Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday. On Wednesday, the NL gets going. That’s when the Brewers, at 29-31, open their series against Los Angeles ace Walker Buehler at Dodger Stadium. In a win-and-you’re-in ga... [More]
Sun Sep 2720:46Ohtani wants to remain 2-way player for Angels in 2021Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wants to remain a two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels, even though he didn’t come close during the shortened season to matching his performance from 2018. Ohtani went 1 for 4 with a strikeout — and grounded out to first for the final out — in a 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday that ended the Angels’ season. The Japanese star batted .190 during the 60-game season. Pitching-wise, he suffered a forearm strain that limited him to parts of three innings over two games before he had to shut it down on the mound. “The numbers show that I didn’t have a great year and I’m fully aware of that,” Ohtani said through a translator. “I found a lot of things I need to work on in the offseason. I’m looking forward to getting that underway.” Manager Joe Maddon said Ohtani is expected to begin his off-season throwing program in the next month. “I really have a lot of confidence in him,” Maddon said. Ohtani was set up for a normal season,... [More]
Sun Sep 2720:06Cardinals top Brewers, both reach postseason on final dayPete Alonso1BMetsFree Agent
Dan AltavillaRPPadresFree Agent
Jose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Adbert AlzolaySPCubsFree Agent
Brett AndersonSPBrewersFree Agent
Jonathan AraúzSS/3BRed SoxFree Agent
Harrison BaderCFCardinalsFree Agent
Tucker BarnhartCRedsFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
David Bote3BCubsFree Agent
Jackie Bradley Jr.CFRed SoxFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mark CanhaLFAthleticsFree Agent
Daniel CastanoSPMarlinsFree Agent
Andrew ChafinRPCubsFree Agent
Willson ContrerasCCubsFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Aledmys Díaz2B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Corey DickersonLFMarlinsFree Agent
Oliver DrakeRPRaysFree Agent
Mauricio Dubón2BGiantsFree Agent
Josh FlemingSPRaysFree Agent
Giovanny GallegosRPCardinalsFree Agent
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Marwin Gonzalez3B/RFTwinsFree Agent
Alex GordonLFRoyalsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCWhite SoxFree Agent
Billy HamiltonCFCubsFree Agent
Brad HandRPIndiansFree Agent
Ian HappCFCubsFree Agent
Taylor HearnSPRangersFree Agent
Guillermo HerediaCF/RFMetsFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Yoshihisa HiranoRPMarinersFree Agent
Jonathan HolderRPYankeesFree Agent
Raisel IglesiasRPRedsFree Agent
Luke JacksonRPBravesFree Agent
James KarinchakRPIndiansFree Agent
Tommy La Stella2BAthleticsFree Agent
Travis Lakins Sr.RPOriolesFree Agent
Jake Lamb1B/3BAthleticsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Aaron LoupRPRaysFree Agent
Seth LugoRPMetsFree Agent
Chris MartinRPBravesFree Agent
J.D. MartinezDHRed SoxFree Agent
Dustin MaySPDodgersFree Agent
Nomar MazaraRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Ryan McBroom1BRoyalsFree Agent
Frankie MontasSPAthleticsFree Agent
Cedric MullinsCFOriolesFree Agent
Wil MyersRFPadresFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
Yusmeiro PetitRPAthleticsFree Agent
Hunter RenfroeLFRaysFree Agent
Alex ReyesRPCardinalsFree Agent
Franmil ReyesDHIndiansFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Sergio RomoRPTwinsFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPPadresFree Agent
Patrick SandovalSPAngelsFree Agent
Carlos Santana1BIndiansFree Agent
Ryan SherriffRPRaysFree Agent
Brady SingerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Austin SlaterRFGiantsFree Agent
Kevan SmithCRaysFree Agent
Will SmithRPBravesFree Agent
Drew SmylySPGiantsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Caleb ThielbarRPTwinsFree Agent
Nik TurleySPPiratesFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Cesar ValdezSPOriolesFree Agent
Austin VothRPNationalsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Joey Wendle2B/3BRaysFree Agent
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 seed in the NL and open a three-game wild-card series at San Diego on Wednesday. By winning, the Cardinals avoided having to travel to Detroit for two makeup games Monday. The Brewers (29-31) locked up the eighth seed and a third consecutive postseason berth after the Padres beat San Francisco 5-4 in a game that ended about 15 minutes later. The Giants finished with an identical record as the Brewers but lost out on a tiebreaker due to an inferior intradivision record. Milwaukee will face the top-seeded Dodgers in Los Angeles in a three-game series that also starts Wednesday. The Brewers haven’t had a winning record at any point this season. Milwaukee and Houston will be the firs... [More]
Sun Sep 2719:06Marlins beat Yanks 5-0 for winning season, face CubsSandy AlcantaraSPMarlinsFree Agent
Brian Anderson3BMarlinsFree Agent
Daniel CastanoSPMarlinsFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Corey DickersonLFMarlinsFree Agent
Deivi GarcíaSPYankeesFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
Jonathan HolderRPYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Joe MauerFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Clarke SchmidtSPYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Marlins ended a streak of 10 straight losing seasons, beating the New York Yankees 5-0 Sunday behind a home run and three RBIs from rookie Jazz Chisholm. Miami (31-29) finished third in the NL East and earned the NL's sixth seed and a matchup at the Chicago Cubs in the first round. This will be the Marlins' first postseason appearance since beating the Yankees in the 2003 World Series. Miami lost an NL-worst 105 games last year. Chisholm hit a two-run double in Miami’s three-run second off rookie Clark Schmidt (0-1), who made his first big league start, and homered off Nick Nelson in the eighth. Brian Anderson homered against Jonathan Holder, and Corey Dickerson hit an RBI single for Miami. . Daniel Castano (1-2) pitched 6 1/3 innings for his first career win. Schmidt allowed three runs and four hits in four innings. The Marlins lost outfielder Starling Marté and right-hander José Ureña to injuries in the first three innings. Marte left with a bruised l... [More]
Sun Sep 2718:26Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after 5 straight losing seasonsShohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Albert Pujols1BAngelsFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPAngelsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday after the team finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. Eppler was under contract for one more year with the Angels in an extension he signed in July with no public announcement, but team president John Carpino said the franchise will move forward with new baseball leadership after missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year. The Angels have endured a historically bad half-decade during Eppler's tenure despite many positive moves made by the former New York Yankees executive, all while dealing with the spending whims of owner Arte Moreno. The Angels finished 26-34 in the pandemic-shortened season with a star-studded roster including three-time AL MVP Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani. Eppler took the fall for a decade of mostly miserable baseball under Moreno, whose penchant for handing out big-money contracts to older vetera... [More]
Sun Sep 2717:06Brewers lefty Anderson exits key game vs Cards with blisterBrett AndersonSPBrewersFree Agent
Harrison BaderCFCardinalsFree Agent
Freddy PeraltaRPBrewersFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers lefty Brett Anderson exited his start Sunday in a key game at St. Louis in the third inning because of a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand. The winner of the Brewers-Cardinals game gets an NL playoff spot. Anderson gave up a triple to Harrison Bader and a walk to Tyler O’Neill to start the third. Right-hander Freddy Peralta replaced Anderson and allowed both of his runners to score. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Sep 2716:36Marlins' Starling Marte, José Ureña hurt against YankeesDaniel CastanoSPMarlinsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Starling MarteCFMarlinsFree Agent
Clarke SchmidtSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami outfielder Starling Marte and right-hander José Ureña left Sundays' regular-season finale against the New York Yankees after getting hurt in the early innings. Marte was hit on the front of his helmet by Clarke Schmidt’s 94 mph fastball in the second inning. The pitch knocked off the helmet. Marte stayed down for a few minutes and was replaced by Lewis Brinson. Ureña, a candidate for Miami’s postseason bullpen, was hit on his pitching hand by a 103.9 mph line drive from AL batting leader DJ LeMahieu with one out in the third. Ureña crumpled over in pain, stayed down in front of the mound before exiting the game. He was replaced by Daniel Castano. Miami acquired Marte from Arizona on Aug. 31. He is hitting .245 with four homers and 13 RBI in 28 games with the Marlins. Ureña was among 18 Marlins sidelined with COVID-19 early this season. He is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in five starts since his season debut Sept. 7. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Sep 2715:56Braves remove Acuña from lineup with renewed wrist sorenessEnder InciarteCFBravesFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' lineup in their regular season finale due to irritation in his left wrist. The postseason-bound Braves say the move before Sunday's game against Boston was made as a precaution. Even so, the report of renewed soreness in Acuña's wrist is cause for concern as the team prepares for the NL wild-card series. He was on the 10-day injured list due to soreness in the same wrist from Aug. 12-25. Acuña is hitting .250 with 14 homers and 29 RBIs. Ender Inciarte replaced Acuña in center field, and Ozzie Albies moved up as the new leadoff hitter. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Sep 2713:36Roenicke fired by Red SoxMookie BettsRFDodgersFree Agent
David PriceSPDodgersFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Ron Roenicke was told Sunday he will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. Hired on the eve of spring training to replace the suspended Alex Cora, Roenicke took over a roster that would soon shed 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with 2012 AL Cy Young winner David Price. Ace Chris Sale never threw a pitch for the team this year. With the Red Sox 23-36 entering their final game, the team announced its decision.. “Throughout this difficult season, Ron’s consistency and professionalism kept the environment in our clubhouse productive and gave all of our players room to grow and develop,” Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said in a statement. “While we believe that, moving forward, we will benefit from new leadership and new energy, that does not diminish how strongly we feel about Ro... [More]
Sun Sep 2710:05This Date in BaseballHomer BaileySPTwinsFree Agent
John JasoFree Agent
James LoneyFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonLFYankeesFree Agent
Sept. 28 1919 — In the shortest nine-inning game in major league history, 51 minutes, the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1. 1920 — A grand jury indicted eight members of the Chicago White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series in the “Black Sox Scandal.” 1938 — Gabby Hartnett hit his famous “Homer in the Gloamin’” in the ninth inning against Mace Brown to give the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 victory, their ninth straight, at Wrigley Field. It was a key triumph en route to the Cubs’ NL pennant. 1941 — Ted Williams went 6-for-8 in a doubleheader against the Philadelphia A’s to finish the season with a .406 average. No player has batted .400 since. 1951 — Allie Reynolds pitched his second no-hitter of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox, 8-0, in the opener of a doubleheader. The Yankees clinched the AL pennant with an 11-3 victory in the nightcap. 1960 — Ted Williams homered in his final major league plate appearance, a... [More]
Sun Sep 2705:05On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in playBrett AndersonSPBrewersFree Agent
Johnny CuetoSPGiantsFree Agent
Austin GomberSPCardinalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Andrew McCutchenLFPhilliesFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Taylor RogersRPTwinsFree Agent
Christian YelichLFBrewersFree Agent
Four teams, two National League playoff spots. And the AL Central champion. Besides postseason seeding, that's what remains to be decided on the last scheduled day of this bizarre baseball season. It could all come down to the wire at once in a wild rush, too, with every meaningful game Sunday starting just after 3 p.m. EDT. “If you said that to me before the season started or on opening day, I would probably look right at you very honestly and say, ‘I would not be surprised if this season came down to the very last game.’ And that’s what we get,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. Christian Yelich and the Brewers control their own fate. So do Yadier Molina and the Cardinals. The winner of their matchup Sunday in St. Louis punches a postseason ticket. Brett Anderson (4-3) pitches for Milwaukee against Austin Gomber (1-1). San Francisco is still breathing, but needs help. Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies need even more. One more chance to play in October as par... [More]
Sun Sep 2701:25LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe MondayJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFDodgersFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Sonny GraySPRedsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Hunter PenceLFGiantsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPAngelsFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Christian YelichLFBrewersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A team-by-team breakdown of what each club needs to clinch: Cardinals (29-28) — Qualify with a victory over Milwaukee or a loss by the Giants. If St. Louis loses and San Francisco wins, the Cardinals would make up two games against Detroit on Monday that were postponed this season due to St. Louis' coronavirus outbreak. Brewers (29-30) — Qualify with a victory over St. Louis, or with losses by the Giants and Phillies. Giants (29-30) — Qualify with a victory over San Diego and a Brewers loss. If the Giants and Brewers win, San Francisco needs St. Louis to lose both games against the Tigers on Monday. Phillies (28-31) — Qualify with a win over Tampa Bay and losses by the Brewers... [More]
Sun Sep 2700:25LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe MondayJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPRedsFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFDodgersFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Luis CastilloSPRedsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Sonny GraySPRedsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
Hunter PenceLFGiantsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPAngelsFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Christian YelichLFBrewersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. A team-by-team breakdown of what each club needs to clinch: Cardinals (29-28) — Qualify with a victory over Milwaukee or a loss by the Giants. If St. Louis loses and San Francisco wins, the Cardinals would make up two games against Detroit on Monday that were postponed this season due to St. Louis' coronavirus outbreak. Brewers (29-30) — Qualify with a victory over St. Louis, or with losses by the Giants and Phillies. Giants (29-30) — Qualify with a victory over San Diego and a Brewers loss. If the Giants and Cardinals win, San Francisco needs St. Louis to lose both games against the Tigers on Monday. Phillies (28-31) — Qualify with a win over Tampa Bay and losses by the Brew... [More]
Sat Sep 2622:16Betts leaves Dodgers game after being hit by pitchMookie BettsRFDodgersFree Agent
Julio TeheranSPAngelsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts left Saturday night's game after being hit by a pitch. Betts was plunked in the left hip by Angels right-hander Julio Teheran leading off the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Betts stayed in and scored the first run after being forced in with the bases loaded on a walk by Teheran. Betts was limping in the dugout. He was replaced by Kiké Hernández in right field to start the second. Betts leads the Dodgers in home runs (16), runs (46) and stolen bases (10). The Dodgers have won their eighth straight NL West title and clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports
Sat Sep 2621:56Too little, too late: Angels, Trout miss playoffs againClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Trout is out again. Out of the postseason, that is. For the ninth time in 10 years, the Los Angeles Angels superstar will spend October on the couch. “I don’t like losing,” he said Saturday. “It’s frustrating and it sucks.” The Angels were rolling in the final weeks of the pandemic-shortened, 60-game season, winning 14 of 20 to revive their slim playoff hopes. Trout hit his first career home run off Clayton Kershaw and the Angels led the Dodgers 5-3 Friday night. They ended up blowing three leads altogether and lost 9-5 to be eliminated, even with the playoffs expanded to 16 teams. Trout is considered to be the best player of his generation. But at 29 he has just one playoff appearance to his credit, and that was way back in 2014 when the Angels got swept in the AL Division Series. “I really want to challenge our guys that this is the last time that this occurs for many years to come," manager Joe Maddon said. Expectations were high when spring ... [More]
Sat Sep 2620:35LeMahieu, Voit near milestones for Yankees in win over MiamiTim AndersonSSWhite SoxFree Agent
J.P. CrawfordSSMarinersFree Agent
Khris DavisDHAthleticsFree Agent
Kendall GravemanSPMarinersFree Agent
Liam HendriksRPAthleticsFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFYankeesFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Tommy La Stella2BAthleticsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Andrew StevensonCFNationalsFree Agent
Stephen TarpleyRPMarlinsFree Agent
Nick VincentRPMarlinsFree Agent
Luke Voit1BYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/LFYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu moved into position to become the first player to earn undisputed batting titles in both leagues, Luke Voit hit his major league-leading 22nd homer and the New York Yankees rediscovered their power in a 11-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. LeMahieu posted his fourth four-hit game and three RBIs while raising his average to .359, passing Washington’s Juan Soto (.351) for the major league lead and opening a large margin over defending AL batting champion Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox, who began the day in second in the AL at .337. LeMahieu won the 2016 NL batting title with a .348 average for Colorado. The only player to win batting titles in both leagues was Ed Delahanty. Voit hit a three-run drive against Nick Vincent in a seven-run sixth inning that staked New York to a 10-3 lead. He moved three ahead of José Abreu of the White Sox for the big league lead in homers. Yankees rookie Deivi García (3-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in ... [More]
Sat Sep 2617:35Outfielder Hunter Pence announces retirement after 14 yearsHunter PenceLFGiantsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four-time All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence announced his retirement Saturday following 14 major league seasons. The 37-year-old Pence wrote on his Twitter page: “Nothing can really prepare you for this part of your career when you have to say: I am retiring from baseball. Forever thankful and Gr8ful.” Most recently he was a fan favorite for the San Francisco Giants, helping the club to a pair of World Series championships after being acquired from the Phillies at the 2012 trade deadline. A career .279 hitter, Pence had 244 home runs and 942 RBIs playing for Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Texas. The Giants released him last month from a second stint with the club after Pence batted just .096 with two homers and six RBIs in 17 games. He always believed he would be back with the Giants — it just took a season-long detour with the Rangers last year for his reunion to come together. Pence reinvented his swing during 2018 with San Francisco, played wint... [More]
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