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San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)
September 15, 2020 - 2:35 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for...
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San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)
September 15, 2020 - 1:15 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for...
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Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis (1) is greeted in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 14, 2020 - 10:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — After two games and several hours with a haze of smoke hovering above, the Oakland Athletics were ready for their one-day diversion to Seattle to be over. Mike Minor tossed a two-hitter with eight strikeouts, Jake Lamb doubled and homered in his first game after signing with Oakland...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, right, gets congratulations from Enrique Hernandez, after Betts hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 13, 2020 - 11:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers gave the Astros a lot of different looks. They used eight pitchers in all, with the bullpen redeeming itself a night after a tough finish. Mookie Betts’ two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning, Chris Taylor added a three-run shot, and the Dodgers defeated...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Cubs won 12-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 13, 2020 - 6:01 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the brink of big league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle,...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, connects for a single as Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters looks for the pitch in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 13, 2020 - 4:45 pm
DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays. Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field Sunday at Coors Field for a two-run drive in the...
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San Francisco Giants' Alex Dickerson spins around after getting hit by a ball that bounced off his bat during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 13, 2020 - 3:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson received news of a positive test result for the novel coronavirus on Friday night moments before he was set to play at San Diego — and he knew in his gut it couldn't possibly be right. Dickerson got pulled off the field and immediately was...
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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and center fielder George Springer (4) celebrate the team's 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
September 12, 2020 - 11:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros were whooping it up on the Dodgers' field again, just like they did after winning Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. In Houston's first visit since being punished for cheating en route to that infamous championship, the Astros rallied with five runs for a 7-5 victory...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit hits a walkoff RBI sacrifice fly off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Hunter Harvey in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 12, 2020 - 9:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first leadoff, walk-off sacrifice fly in major league history put the New York Yankees back in commanding position for a playoff berth with just over two weeks left in the regular season. Yes, that's right, Luke Voit LED OFF the 10th inning with a game-ending sacrifice fly. “It'...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, walks into the dugout followed by catcher Austin Nola after the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego, minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 12, 2020 - 7:50 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ STILL ON The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and...
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