MLB Playoffs

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen, center, is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Cincinnati.The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night, Aug. 30, 2018, the Yankees would send infielder Abiatal Avelino and another minor leaguer to San Francisco for McCutchen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
August 31, 2018 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With shoulder-length dreadlocks and a well-crafted beard, Andrew McCutchen spent his 20s forcing the baseball spotlight to shine bright on small-market Pittsburgh. Now, a clean-cut McCutchen is coming cross-country to one of the sport's grandest stages. "Just gonna take me a sec to...
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St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, left, answers questions after the team announced Mike Shildt, right, as manager, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals have removed the interim tag from Mike Shildt's title, promoting him to manager after he led the team into postseason contention since taking over for the fired Mike Matheny. Shildt has guided the Cardinals to a 26-12 record since July 15 and they now hold the top spot in the National League wild card standings. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 7:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thrilled with the results, the St. Louis Cardinals thanked Mike Shildt. The Cardinals took off the interim tag from Shildt's title and promoted him to full-time manager through 2020, a reward for steering the team back into postseason contention after replacing the fired Mike...
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Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday watches his solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
August 25, 2018 - 11:42 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Holliday launched his first home run of the season in the seventh inning, Carlos Gonzalez sparked an eight-run eighth with a tiebreaking double and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 in a matchup of NL playoff contenders Saturday. The loss snapped...
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing pitcher Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. The Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery in September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. "Jimmy pitching for us this year is unlikely," manager Craig Counsell said before Wednesday's, Aug. 15, 2018, game against the Chicago Cubs. "And that's not due to a setback of any nature. That's just due to the pace of his rehab right now. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 15, 2018 - 7:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery last September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who...
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St. Louis Cardinals' John Gant is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 15, 2018 - 12:42 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory. Kolten Wong had three...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2018 - 12:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This is exactly what the New York Yankees were hoping for when they added J.A. Happ. The veteran left-hander permitted just one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third start in a row, pitching the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a clinic...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia speaks during a press conference before a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Angels, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. Scioscia has strongly dismissed a report that he’s stepping down after this season as “just chatter.” Scioscia, who has managed the Angels since 2000, said before Sunday’s series finale against the Indians that he won’t talk about his future with the club until the season ends. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 05, 2018 - 1:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia reached deep into his vocabulary to describe a report saying he'll step down after this season. "Poppycock," Sciocsia said Sunday, using a dated term for "nonsense." A day after The Athletic reported that Scioscia is expected to end his 19-...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:11 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired third baseman Mike Moustakas from the Kansas City Royals, making their second deal in as many days as the club makes a push for its first playoff appearance since 2011. The Brewers sent outfielder Brett Phillips and pitcher Jorge Lopez late...
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