Galvis’ double lifts Padres over Diamondbacks 3-2 in 14

Baseball 09/29/18, 03:47

Freddy Galvis doubled home the winning run in the 14th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.Hunter Renfroe's pinch-hit homer for the Padres with two outs in the 12th tied the score at 2. Pinch-hitter Javy Guerra drew a leadoff ...

NL West-leading Rockies beat Nats to lock up playoff berth

Baseball 09/29/18, 02:28

The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies locked up a playoff berth for the second straight season, beating the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday night for their eighth win in a row behind a resilient start from Kyle Freeland.David Dahl homered for the fifth consecutive game and Ian Desmond hit a two-run ...

Trout slugs 39th HR, Ohtani 3 for 3 as Angels beat A’s 8-5

Baseball 09/29/18, 01:56

Mike Trout hit a two-run homer, Shohei Ohtani went 3 for 3 and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Friday night in their series opener.Taylor Ward also had a two-run shot for the Angels (79-81). If they can sweep the weekend series, they would finish with ...

Turner, Dodgers beat Giants 3-1, move closer to playoff spot

Baseball 09/29/18, 01:51

Justin Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball's final playoff berth by beating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Friday night.Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner watches his two-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Madison ...

Leading off: Yanks try for HR record, Wright closes career

Baseball 09/29/18, 00:41

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday:BRONX BOMBERSThe New York Yankees take aim at baseball's single-season home run record, a day after tying the mark of 264 set by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. The Yankees connected four times Friday night in Boston, with Aaron Judge hitting the ...

Donaldson powers 10-run inning, Indians beat Royals 14-6

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:57

Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Cleveland Indians past the Kansas City Royals 14-6 Friday night.The AL Central champion Indians improved to 90-70, marking the third time in team history they've won at least 90 in three straight years.Jason Kipnis' homer ...

Braun hits 2 HRs, Brewers beat Tigers to keep pace with Cubs

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:44

Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a solo shot in the eighth inning that bounced off right fielder Nicholas Castellanos' glove and over the fence, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Friday night to keep pace with the NL Central-leading Cubs.Already assured a playoff spot, the ...

NL West-leading Rox win 8th straight to clinch playoff spot

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:27

The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies locked up a playoff berth for the second straight season, beating the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday night for their eighth win in a row behind a resilient start from Kyle Freeland.David Dahl homered for the fifth consecutive game and Ian Desmond hit a two-run ...

Grichuk’s 3-run triple rallies Blue Jays past Rays 7-6

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:21

Randal Grichuk hit a pinch-hit, three-run triple and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 Friday night.Jon Berti, playing in his second big-league game after eight years in the minors, had a two-run double for his first career RBIs that tied the score 4-4 in ...

Freeman, Braves rout Phils 10-2, push for playoff home field

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:15

Freddie Freeman hit three doubles in a four-hit performance and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves kept up their push for home-field advantage in the playoffs, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 Friday night.The NL East champion Braves improved to 90-70, coming off three straight seasons of at least ...

Yankees tie HR mark, beat Red Sox 11-6, home for wild card

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:52

The New York Yankees clinched home-field advantage for the AL wild-card game on Friday night, hitting four homers to tie the major league single-season record and beat the Boston Red Sox 11-6.Reigning Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the disabled list Sept. 14, ...

Wright grounds out in return, Mets lose to Marlins 8-1

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:51

David Wright finally made it back into a major league game Friday night, grounding out in his first plate appearance for the Mets in nearly 2½ years as New York lost 8-1 to the Miami Marlins.Sidelined by neck, back and shoulder injuries since May 27, 2016, the 35-year-old Wright came ...

Moran plates 3, Pirates get 7th straight win over Reds 8-4

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:35

Elias Diaz hit a tiebreaking homer, and Colin Moran also homered and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away to their seventh straight win over the Cincinnati Reds, 8-4 on Friday night.The Pirates are 13-4 against their Ohio River rivals this season with their longest winning streak ...

Cole tunes up for playoffs, helps Astros beat Orioles 2-1

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:22

Gerrit Cole knows the 2018 season will ultimately be judged on how he performs in the playoffs.So for at least a week, the Houston Astros right-hander will savor what he accomplished from April through September.Cole went over 200 innings with a sharp outing against the Baltimore Orioles, and Houston got ...

Cano, Maybin lead Mariners over Rangers 12-6

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:14

Robinson Cano had four hits and Cameron Maybin had four RBIs as the Seattle Mariners built a nine-run lead after three innings and defeated the Texas Rangers 12-6 Friday night.Maybin had three hits and Cano drove in two runs and scored twice. The Mariners scored seven times in the second ...

Cole tunes up for playoffs, helps Astros beat Orioles 2-1

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:10

Gerrit Cole tuned up for the postseason by pitching six sharp innings for the Houston Astros, who got a home run from Josh Reddick in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.The Astros close out the regular season at Camden Yards this weekend after clinching the AL ...

Is this the end? Mauer savors last Twins series of season

Baseball 09/28/18, 21:53

As Joe Mauer drove to the ballpark for a doubleheader to kick off the last series of the season for the Minnesota Twins, the finality of the weekend dawned on him a little deeper than usual.These games against the Chicago White Sox aren't necessarily going to be the last of ...

Wright grounds out on 1st swing for Mets in almost 2½ years

Baseball 09/28/18, 21:24

David Wright has made it back into a major league game, grounding out in his first plate appearance for the New York Mets in nearly 2½ years.Sidelined by neck, back and shoulder injuries since May 27, 2016, Wright came up as a pinch-hitter Friday night against the Miami Marlins and ...

Hendricks, Bryant lead way as Cubs beat Cardinals 8-4

Baseball 09/28/18, 17:42

Kyle Hendricks went eight innings in another strong start, Kris Bryant homered and the Chicago Cubs moved closer to the NL Central championship and dealt another hit to St. Louis' playoff hopes, beating the Cardinals 8-4 on Friday.The Cubs came into the final weekend of the regular season with a ...

Berrios pitches Twins past White Sox 2-1 in 1st game

Baseball 09/28/18, 17:25

Jose Berrios became the first Minnesota pitcher in eight years to reach 200 strikeouts, throwing seven smooth innings for the Twins in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.Berrios finished his All-Star season with a career-best 3.84 ERA and ...