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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to the Philadelphia Phillies in the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 26, 2019 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was dominant in his final regular-season start and the Washington Nationals held their lead in the NL wild-card chase, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Thursday to sweep the five-game series. The Nationals remained one game ahead of Milwaukee, which...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 25, 2019 - 11:49 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: FAREWELL TO THE KING Felix Hernandez starts for Seattle in what well could be his last game for the Mariners. A sea of yellow-shirted fans in the "King's Court" will rise in unison and chant as he takes the mound, and when he gets to two strikes...
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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper gestures to spectators in the stands during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 25, 2019 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper called out some Washington Nationals fans, saying they crossed the line heckling him in the eighth inning. The former Nationals star didn't get specific or repeat what the hecklers were saying, but he wasn't happy following a 5-2 loss...
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The Milwaukee Brewers celebrate a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 7:19 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their second straight postseason appearance Wednesday night, with Ryan Braun's grand slam sparking a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that also tightened the NL Central race. The Brewers have won six in a row and 17 of 19 despite losing MVP...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 25, 2019 - 7:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario powered Minnesota to another victory. Then the Twins began waiting and hoping. They were on the cusp of an AL Central title. Arraez and Rosario homered, and Randy Dobnak allowed one hit in six sparkling innings to lead Minnesota to a 5-1 win over the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ildemaro Vargas celebrates his walk off base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals as teammates run out of the dugout during the 19th inning, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 25, 2019 - 2:01 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Ildemaro Vargas had a game-tying pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning on Tuesday and then singled with the bases loaded in the 19th at 1:34 a.m. local time on Wednesday to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Carson Kelly and Nick Ahmed started the...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole carries a game ball toward the clubhouse after the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Seattle. Cole broke the Astros' franchise record for strikeouts in a season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 24, 2019 - 11:30 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — No one enjoys watching Gerrit Cole pitch more than his Houston Astros teammates. Cole dominated again Tuesday night, striking out 14 with no walks to win his 15th consecutive decision in a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. "He's playing a video game," Astros shortstop Alex...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, second from right, greets teammates Tony Gonsolin (46), Will Smith (16), and Joc Pederson (31), after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 24, 2019 - 11:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rich Hill has every intention of making it back onto the Los Angeles Dodgers' playoff roster despite an injury-plagued season. Backed by Max Muncy's first career grand slam, Hill made it through two innings while pitching with a brace on his left knee and the Dodgers clinched home-...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto points to the dugout after hitting a game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 24, 2019 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After charging into the wild-card race from way behind, Michael Conforto and the New York Mets weren't about to get eliminated without making at least one more big comeback. Conforto homered twice and the Mets rallied just in time to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Tuesday...
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Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez swings for a grand slam off Chicago White Sox's Carson Fulmer during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 24, 2019 - 6:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians star José Ramírez hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance after missing a month with a broken hand. Ramírez lofted a 3-1 pitch Tuesday night from White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer into the right field stands with two outs in the first inning to give the...
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