Professional Baseball

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Zack Greinke of the Houston Astros has a no-hitter through six innings, pushing the Seattle Mariners to the verge of a dubious milestone. Greinke has struck out eight on 69 pitches. The Astros lead 2-0. The All-Star lost his perfect game in the sixth when he walked Dee Gordon, ending...
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Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario (20) celebrates his two-run home run with Nelson Cruz (23) in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 25, 2019 - 8:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The decade of the 2010s will end the way it started — with the Minnesota Twins atop the AL Central. Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario homered, and Randy Dobnak allowed one hit in six sparkling innings to lead Minnesota to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The Twins...
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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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Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich speaks to reporters in the clubhouse after the Brewers clinched a playoff berth with 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 - 8:04 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A sizzlin' September topped off by a frothy celebration. Nobody does it better down the stretch than these Milwaukee Brewers, who lost MVP Christian Yelich and beat long odds to get back in the postseason for a second straight season. And nobody can count them out, not even with...
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Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer strikes out to Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader, ending a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 7:51 am
Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season. Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the 41,207 of last season with five days to spare. After topping hits for the first time in 2018, strikeouts are ahead again...
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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 - 2:30 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had ample reasons to be a beaten-down ballclub one day after being officially eliminated from the National League playoff race. Instead, the Diamondbacks powered through 19 innings of baseball, used 13 pitchers and earned an unlikely 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a...
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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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Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, right, celebrates in the clubhouse after the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Washington. Washington won 6-5 and clinched a Wild Card berth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 24, 2019 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's words were drenched with emotion as he stood in a booze-soaked clubhouse, Washington Nationals players celebrating all around after clinching an NL wild card exactly four months after they woke up with a 19-31 record and calls for him to be replaced as manager...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost waves to the crowd during a parade celebrating the Royals winning baseball's World Series, in Kansas City, Mo. Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next rebuilding job to someone else. Yost announced Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that he will be retiring at the end of the season, ending a nine-year tenure that included two American League pennants and that dramatic 2015 championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 24, 2019 - 12:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ALL THOSE KS Major League Baseball's season strikeout record likely will be broken Tuesday for the 12th straight year — with five days to spare. Batters enter play with 41,098 strikeouts. There were 41,207 strikeouts last season and 40,104 in 2017...
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