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Nationals' Sanchez, Doolittle One-Hit Cardinals To Win Opener

Oct 12, 2019 2:09 AM

Right-hander Anibal Sanchez carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick had two more big swings and the Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night in the NL Championship Series opener.

"Tonight was obviously vintage Anibal," first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said.

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Gerrit Cole Dominates Rays, Astros Advance To ALCS

Oct 11, 2019 1:19 AM

Houston ace Gerrit Cole dominated the upstart Tampa Bay Rays for the second time during the American League Division Series as the Astros beat the Rays 6-1 at Minute Maid Park on Friday, winning the best-of-five series 3-2.

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Nationals, Howie Kendrick Stun Dodgers, Advance To NLCS

Oct 10, 2019 2:14 AM

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals, boosted by a stunning rally against Clayton Kershaw, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advanced to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis.

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Nationals Hold Off Dodgers Behind Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer

Oct 5, 2019 2:12 AM

Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant playoff outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Washington Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday night to even their National League Division Series at a game apiece.

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Yandy Diaz, Rays Power Past A's In Wild-Card Game

Oct 3, 2019 2:29 AM

Yandy Diaz drove a stake through the heart of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night, hitting a pair of opposite-field solo home runs in the Rays' 5-1 win at Rickey Henderson Field, stunning a wild-card record crowd of 54,005, and sending Tampa Bay into a division series with the Houston Astros.

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A's Beat Mariners, Clinch Home-Field In AL Wild-Card Game

Sep 29, 2019 12:24 AM

Ramon Laureano hit a solo home run in the third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Saturday night, clinching home-field advantage for the American League wild-card game.

The A's will host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay lost 4-1 at Toronto earlier Saturday. Oakland has won three of its last four games and is 18-7 in September.

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Twins Become First Club To Hit 300 Home Runs

Sep 27, 2019 7:42 AM

The Minnesota Twins have become the first club in Major League history to hit 300 home runs in a season.

Jonathan Schoop hit the milestone home run off Jose Cisnero of the Detroit Tigers.

"It is great that I got to hit the 300th homer, but this record is about more than me," Schoop said. "We've got a lot of guys with a ton of homers, but so many other guys have hit big ones when we needed it."

Earlier this week the Twins clinched their first division title since 2010.


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Twins Capture First AL Central Title Since 2010

Sep 26, 2019 7:37 AM

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Wednesday night and clinched their first American League Central title since 2010.

The division title was officially clinched when the Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox later in the evening.

The Twins will be in the playoffs for just the second time since 2010.

"It's wonderful to see people achieve their goals and their dreams and reach these types of points," Rocco Baldelli said. "This is a very big mark. It's something that we shoot for. You can't play beyond this until you get to this point, and knowing that we have an opportunity to play for a World Series is exactly where we want to be right now."

Associated Press

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Nationals Clinch Wild Card Berth

Sep 25, 2019 7:41 AM

The Washington Nationals clinched a Wild Card playoff berth with a win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

The spot was clinched minutes before Washington's victory, when the Chicago Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Nationals started 19-31 and had the National League's third-worst record on May 24.

"I said this team is going to bounce back and turn it around," Davey Martinez said. "I thought we hit the bottom then, but this team -- we get everybody back, we get healthy, we're going to be OK. So let's just keep fighting, and here we are."

Eddie Matz/ESPN

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Dodgers Reach 100-Wins, Royals Become Fourth 100-Loss Team

Sep 23, 2019 1:24 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers gave Major League Baseball its third 100-win team while Kansas City became its fourth 100-loss club Sunday, matching big league records for success and futility.

The Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4, joining the 102-win New York Yankees and Houston Astros as triple-digit victors. It's the third consecutive year three teams have reached the century mark. Before this run, there were only three 100-game winners in 1942, 1977, 1998, 2002 and 2003.

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Cardinals Sweep Cubs To Clinch Playoff Spot

Astros Clinch AL West Behind Springer, Verlander

Yankees Clinch AL East For First Time Since 2012


Astros Clinch Postseason Berth With 100th Win

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Dodgers Rally Against Mets, Clinch Homefield In NLDS

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Braves Rally To Clinch Playoff Berth

Mike Minor, Rangers Hand Yankees First Shut Out Since June 2018

Twins Break MLB Record With 268th HR This Season

Royals Sold To John Sherman, Investors

Louisiana Wins Little League World Series

Judge, Yankees Tie Record For Most HRs In A Month

Mets Strike Out 26 In 14 Innings To Tie MLB Record

Twins Fastest Team To 200 Home Runs
The Twins hit the landmark homer in the 103rd game of the season.

Giants Win Seventh Straight, Reach .500 On Mets' Error
The 1-0 victory over the Mets Friday night lifted the Giants' record to 49-49, the first time they have been at .500 since the start of the season.

Angels Honor Tyler Skaggs With No-Hitter
Taylor Cole and Felix Pena combined to no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 win at Angel Stadium on Friday night.

Yankees Sweep Red Sox In London
The Yankees scored nine-runs in the seventh inning to beat the Red Sox 12-8 on Sunday.

Yankees Beat Red Sox 17-13 In London
The Yankees and Red Sox scored a combined 12 runs in the first inning of this weekend's series in London Stadium.

Yankees HR Streak Reaches 26 Consecutive Games
The 2019 Yankees broke a tie with the 1941 Yankees.

Nationals Make History Hitting Four Straight HRs
The Nationals become the first franchise in MLB history to hit four straight home runs multiple times.

White Sox Tie MLB Record With 20 K's
Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combine to strike out 20 Tigers in a 4-1 win on Sunday.