MLB Playoffs

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) celebrates after hitting a double against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 07, 2020 - 1:54 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a walk in the new park to start their National League Division Series. The patient Dodgers had already drawn nine free passes before Mookie Betts got their first hit in the sixth inning, and they went ahead to stay on Corey...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows watches his ball after he hit a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 06, 2020 - 11:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows hit home runs, and Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 to set a postseason record for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Tuesday night to even their AL Division Series at one game apiece. The Rays had enough...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer celebrate after the Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
October 06, 2020 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back-to-back home runs off back-to-back pitches. The Houston Astros can't miss these days. George Springer hit two homers and Houston kept making more noise in the playoffs, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series. Martín...
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Atlanta Braves third base coach Ron Washington consoles Ronald Acuna Jr., center, during the third inning in Game 1 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 06, 2020 - 6:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. made history with a leadoff home run to start things off for the Atlanta Braves in their NL Division Series opener against Miami. And another hit — once more by the Marlins, this time with Sandy Alcantara's fastball to the left hip — fired up the Braves and fueled...
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New York Yankees pitcher Deivi Garcia winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
October 06, 2020 - 12:35 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ KID’S GAME Prized rookie Deivi García is set to become the youngest Yankees pitcher to make a postseason start in Game 2 of the best-of-five AL Division Series against rival Tampa Bay. New York won the opener 9-3 on Monday. The 21-year-old...
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New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a grand slam home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 05, 2020 - 11:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York's fourth home run of the game, and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 on Monday in the opener of their AL Division Series at Petco Park. Stanton homered to straightaway center field on a 2-2 pitch from John...
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New York Yankees pitcher Deivi Garcia winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
October 05, 2020 - 10:49 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ KID’S GAME Prized rookie Deivi García is set to become the youngest Yankees pitcher to make a postseason start in Game 2 of the best-of-five AL Division Series against rival Tampa Bay. New York won the opener 9-3 on Monday. The 21-year-old...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, celebrates with George Springer after they defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
October 05, 2020 - 7:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A home run derby broke out during a hot, dry day at Dodger Stadium, and suddenly the Houston Astros have their swing and swagger back. Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in four, Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead, two-run single during Houston's four-run sixth inning and the Astros...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. watches the flight of his grand slam off a pitch from Texas Rangers relief pitcher Juan Nicasio in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Padres have already had a grand time in the new Texas ballpark, and after a lot of postseason relief are back there for another chance to overtake the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 05, 2020 - 7:00 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The San Diego Padres have already had a grand time in the new Texas ballpark. They are back there after a lot of postseason relief with another chance to overtake the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers. San Diego in mid-August became the first MLB team to hit grand slams in...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman reacts after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
October 04, 2020 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Postseason games come at an unprecedented pace starting Monday in this year of the pandemic. Teams could play the Division Series over five straight days, take a single day off and then contest the League Championship Series on seven consecutive days. That could could stress closers...
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