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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

NL Wild Card: Juan Soto lifts Nationals to 4-3 comeback win over Brewers

Juan Soto gets key eighth-inning single as Nationals rally past Brewers 4-3 in NL wild-card game.


AL Wild Card preview: Low-budget Rays, Athletics meet in Oakland

The Oakland Athletics vowed to build on last season’s playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Aaron Judge’s first-inning homer launches New York Yankees to win in American League wild-card game

Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer in the first inning, Luis Severino atoned for flopping in his postseason debut last year and the New York Yankees …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Rockies top Cubs 2-1 in 13 innings in epic National League wild-card game

Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in an epic NL wild-card game. Wolters, a …


Luis Severino to start American League wild-card game for New York Yankees again

Luis Severino will start the A.L. wild-card game for the New York Yankees for the second straight year. Yankees manager Aaron Boone made the announcement a day before the game …


Seeking relief, Oakland Athletics to start Liam Hendriks in A.L. wild-card game

Reliever Liam Hendriks will start for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday night’s A.L. wild-card game against the New York Yankees. Hendriks was designated for assignment in June and cleared waivers, …


Edwin Encarnacion’s 11th-inning home run lifts Jays over Orioles, into ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night’s A.L. wild-card game to advance …


Country hardball in the big city: Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard

Bright lights, big city, ol’ country hardball.


MLB Notes: Mets beat Phillies 5-3 to clinch top N.L. wild card

New York clinched a postseason spot Saturday, beating the Phillies 5-3 to secure the top National League wild card and set off a bubbly celebration that spilled from the visitors’ …


M’s win but miss playoffs

Felix Hernandez threw five shutout innings to secure the American League ERA title, but the Mariners were eliminated from the postseason despite a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels …


Postseason for Royals

The mob arrived as soon as Salvador Perez squeezed that final foul popup in Chicago, officially bringing Kansas City’s playoff drought to an end. Yes, the Royals are going back …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 26, 2014

M’s stay alive with three home runs

Kendrys Morales, Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley homered against Jered Weaver, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night to remain in the hunt for …


Wild-card roundup: Adrian Beltre gets in A’s way

Adrian Beltre hit a walk-off homer in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers kept Oakland from getting closer to clinching an A.L. wild-card spot with a 2-1 victory against …


M’s Paxton roughed up in homecoming

James Paxton’s first game in his native Canada in more than seven years turned into an epic fiasco Monday night that pushed the Mariners’ postseason aspirations to the brink.


Iwakuma, M’s fading with loss

HOUSTON – The leaks in the Mariners’ rotation keep growing. Sunday’s questions centered on Hisashi Iwakuma after another disappointing effort in a 8-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute …


Mariners suffer big setback with loss to Astros

Seattle’s playoff hopes took another hit, as Jake Marisnick had a three-run homer for the second straight game and Alex Presley drove in two runs to lead the Houston Astros …


Mariners drop half-game out of second A.L. wild card

Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to lift Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Tuesday night.


Texans beat Bengals in NFL wild-card playoffs

HOUSTON – J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second …