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Brewers shortstop bolts from game for twins' birth

Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia may have abruptly checked out in the third inning of the Brewers' series finale against the Chicago Cubs, but he still managed to turn a double play. Arcia arrived at the hospital Sunday just in time to see the birth of his twin daughters. The Milwaukee Journal

And That Happened: Sunday
And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

The Brewers found themselves in a must-win situation. They adequately addressed the presented imperative.

Cubs visit first as Padres face string of contenders

At the All-Star break, the Padres envisioned life in the National League wild-card chase for the final 20 games of the season. Although the Padres have faded from contention, 14 of their last 20 games will be against teams contending for at least the second wild-card berth. The Padres open a four-game

Trout still questionable as Angels host Indians

Yasiel Puig will take a seven-game hitting streak into Cleveland's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday in Anaheim, Calif., a key part of the Indians' lineup as they battle for one of the American League's two wild-card spots. During the streak, Puig is hitting .310 (9

Bumgarner to face Bucs as Giants eye wild-card push

The San Francisco Giants have their ace, Madison Bumgarner, positioned to pitch twice as they embark on what, for all intents and purposes, is a must-sweep homestand when they open a four-game series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. With just three weeks remaining in the regular

Back in wild-card chase, Brewers face lowly Marlins

The Milwaukee Brewers are back in the wild-card race after winning the last three games of a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs with an 8-5 victory Sunday afternoon. The Brewers and Cubs played seven times in the past 10 games, with the Brewers winning five of the seven. Trailing the Cubs for

Red-hot Astros face just-as-hot A's pitcher Fiers

In the four weeks since, Houston has inched further ahead in pursuit of its third consecutive division title. With their four-game series sweep of the visiting Seattle Mariners, completed Sunday with a 21-1 victory, the Astros reduced their magic number to clinch the AL West to 10 games. With the Athletics

Phils host Braves amid wild-card pursuit

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to keep their wild-card hopes alive when they host the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves in the opener of a four-game series on Monday. Thanks to the Chicago Cubs' 8-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, coupled with the Phillies' marathon 10

Mets host D-backs as both try to stay in wild-card race

The New York Mets know what it's like to enjoy a surge into contention, as the Arizona Diamondbacks are experiencing currently. On Monday night, the Mets' playoff hopes may rest on figuring out how to regain that feeling. The Diamondbacks will look to continue their timely hot streak Monday

Yankees look to beat rival Red Sox once again

The New York Yankees get the chance to put what could be the final nail in the coffin of their rivals when they face the host Boston Red Sox in the finale of a four-game series Monday. New York has won two of the first three games in the series to drop Boston's chance to make the playoffs to less

Castellanos crucial for playoff-chasing Cubs
Castellanos crucial for playoff-chasing Cubs

Nicholas Castellanos has evidently found a ballpark that suits him. Castellanos - who openly complained about Comerica Park's spacious dimensions earlier this year when he was with Detroit - has flourished since a trade to the Chicago Cubs. The 27-year-old outfielder has hit 13 home runs for Chicago

LEADING OFF: Cubs
LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Scherzer, Nats win 9-4, stop Braves
Scherzer, Nats win 9-4, stop Braves' 9-game winning streak

Nationals ace Max Scherzer felt some relief after helping Washington end a tough four-game series with a win. Scherzer won for the first time in two months, Juan Soto homered and Washington beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 Sunday to stop the NL East leaders' nine-game winning streak, their longest in

Red Sox part ways with baseball boss Dave Dombrowski
Red Sox part ways with baseball boss Dave Dombrowski

The Boston Red Sox parted ways Sunday with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski less than a year after winning the World Series. Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg made the announcement following a 10-5 loss to the New York Yankees that dropped the defending champions 17+ games behind their longtime

Red Sox fire Dave Dombrowski
Red Sox fire Dave Dombrowski

Near the end of a disappointing championship defense season, the Red Sox fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Torres, Tauchman, Judge homer, Yankees beat Boston 10-5
Torres, Tauchman, Judge homer, Yankees beat Boston 10-5

The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go. Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red Sox. "Today was really good to see because I felt

CG: NYY@BOS - 9/819
CG: NYY@BOS - 9/819

Condensed Game: Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman and Aaron Judge homer to smash the Yankees' single-season home run mark in the win at Fenway P

Recap: NYY 10, BOS 5
Recap: NYY 10, BOS 5

9/8/19: Yankees set new franchise HR mark in win

9/8/19 MLB.com FastCast
9/8/19 MLB.com FastCast

Gerrit Cole fans 15 over eight innings of one-hit ball, plus pitcher Michael Lorenzen delivers a pinch-hit walk-off double for the Reds

Yankees
Yankees' Tauchman pulled from game with left calf injury

BOSTON (AP) -- Yankees left fielder Mike Tauchman has been pulled from a game at Fenway Park with an apparent injury to his left leg.

Sean Manaea reminds A
Sean Manaea reminds A's fans of his dominance in home win over Tigers

"I've been thinking about this for a while and to go out there and throw seven innings like that was huge. It was just something I was really looking forward to and I'm glad I was able to pitch well."

Recap: LAD 5, SF 0
Recap: LAD 5, SF 0

9/8/19: Beaty, Seager power Dodgers to 5-0 win

Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs limp out of Milwaukee
Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs limp out of Milwaukee

Kelly Crull, David Dejesus and Tony Andracki discuss the Cubs struggles in Milwaukee.

LEADING OFF: Cubs
LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:

Myers
Myers' walk-off single lifts Padres to 2-1 win over Rockies

Wil Myers is having a strong finish to what has otherwise been a disappointing season. Myers singled in Manny Machado with one out in the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and a series victory in a matchup between the worst teams in the NL West.

Cardinals sideline reacts to Brock
Cardinals sideline reacts to Brock's would-be INT

Arizona Cardinals sideline reacts to a would-be interception that was dropped by Cardinals cornerback Tramaine Brock Sr. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on FOX

CG: PHI@NYM - 9/8/19
CG: PHI@NYM - 9/8/19

Condensed Game: Adam Haseley, Maikel Franco and Scott Kingery homered to lead the Phillies' 10-run outburst in their win over the Mets

Dodgers beat Giants 5-0, magic number at 2 for NL West
Dodgers beat Giants 5-0, magic number at 2 for NL West

Corey Seager and Matt Beaty homered, Kenta Maeda threw four dominant innings in relief, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Sunday to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL West to two. The Dodgers (93-52) can lock up their seventh consecutive division title Tuesday at

CG: CHC@MIL - 9/8/19
CG: CHC@MIL - 9/8/19

Condensed Game: Tyler Austin smashed a three-run home run as part of a five-run 4th inning, propelling the Brewers to a win vs. the Cubs

Manaea, Athletics win 3-1, send Tigers to 100th loss
Manaea, Athletics win 3-1, send Tigers to 100th loss

Sean Manaea realizes he will need time to regain arm strength. Manaea matched his career high by striking out 10 in his second start following shoulder surgery, and the Oakland Athletics beat Detroit 3-1 on Sunday to give the Tigers their first 100-loss season since 2003. ''I'm trying to

Recap: MIL 8, CHC 5
Recap: MIL 8, CHC 5

9/8/19: Brewers' use 5-run 4th to push past the Cubs

CG: WSH@ATL - 9/8/19
CG: WSH@ATL - 9/8/19

Condensed Game: Max Scherzer allowed just two hits and one run, while Yan Gomes smashed two home runs in the Nationals' win vs. the Braves

Phils hit 3 HRs, outlast Mets 10-7 to tighten wild-card race
Phils hit 3 HRs, outlast Mets 10-7 to tighten wild-card race

Looking for every extra edge in a playoff chase, the Philadelphia Phillies tried most everything - stealing and bunting, plus plenty of pinch-hitters and pitchers. On and on they went, mixing and matching against the New York Mets for so long the teams actually began to run out of baseballs. In the

Abreu, Mendick homer as White Sox beat Angels 5-1
Abreu, Mendick homer as White Sox beat Angels 5-1

With AL batting leader Tim Anderson getting a day off, rookie Danny Mendick took advantage of a chance to fill in at shortstop. Mendick hit his first career home run, Jose Abreu got his 31st of the season, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Sunday. Mendick, Matt Skole and

Glasnow strikes out 5 in return, Rays beat sinking Blue Jays
Glasnow strikes out 5 in return, Rays beat sinking Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Glasnow struck out five over two innings in his return from a four-month layoff caused by a strained right forearm, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto 8-3 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that left the Blue Jays as the fifth major league team on pace to lose 100

Flaherty dazzles again, Cardinals drop Pirates 2-0
Flaherty dazzles again, Cardinals drop Pirates 2-0

Jack Flaherty always had the tools. Figuring out how to put them together has been the challenge for the 23-year-old pitcher since the former first-round pick arrived in St. Louis two years ago. While Flaherty is sketchy on specifics about what what exactly he changed heading into the All-Star break

Lorenzen
Lorenzen's pinch-hit double lifts Reds over D-backs 4-3

A few days after his Ruthian two-way feat, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen was again the right man in the batter's box for the Cincinnati Reds. Lorenzen lined a game-ending, pinch-hit double in the ninth inning to help the Reds snap the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 4

Rangers beat Orioles 10-4 to complete 4-game sweep
Rangers beat Orioles 10-4 to complete 4-game sweep

The Texas Rangers appear to have their offense operating at full efficiency again, just in time for a closing three-week stretch against some of the best teams in the American League. Rookie Nick Solak had three hits and four RBIs, Ronald Guzman and Rougned Odor homered and the Rangers beat the Orioles

Alcantara 1st Marlins rookie with 2 shutouts since Willis
Alcantara 1st Marlins rookie with 2 shutouts since Willis

Sandy Alcantara is providing a little optimism for Marlins fans during another frustrating season. Alcantara became the first Marlins pitcher with two shutouts in his rookie season since Dontrelle Willis, and Miami beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 Sunday. ''You've seen the same thing you

Phillies hope Bryce Harper returns vs. Braves
Phillies hope Bryce Harper returns vs. Braves

The Phillies are hoping Bryce Harper's hand will feel good enough to allow him to return for Monday's series opener against the Braves.

Alcantara
Alcantara's complete-game shutout

Sandy Alcantara allows only four hits and strikes out eight batters in a complete-game shutout of the Royals at Marlins Park

Professional baserunner Max Scherzer picks up second stolen base of season
Professional baserunner Max Scherzer picks up second stolen base of season

Max Scherzer swiped his second stolen base of the season against the Braves on Sunday.

Russell leaves game after hit on head by pitch
Russell leaves game after hit on head by pitch

The Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell left Sunday's game against Milwaukee in the third inning, after he was hit on the head by a 94 mph pitch from Milwaukee's Adrian Houser. Russell's helmet flew off as the ball hit around the area of his left cheek, and Russell fell to the ground. Manager

Addison Russell leaves Cubs game early after hit in head with pitch
Addison Russell leaves Cubs game early after hit in head with pitch

After taking a 94 mph fastball to the face in the third inning Sunday, Addison Russell was removed from the game and the Cubs are now down to their third-string shortstop.

Yankees reinstate Gio Urshela from 10-day injured list
Yankees reinstate Gio Urshela from 10-day injured list

After missing the minimum time on the injured list, Gio Urshela is poised to continue his breakout campaign with the Yankees.

Castro
Castro's solo home run

Starlin Castro crushes a solo home run over the left-field wall, giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning

Phillies star Harper again out of lineup with injured hand
Phillies star Harper again out of lineup with injured hand

NEW YORK (AP) -- Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is still out of the starting lineup because of an injured right hand.

Streaking Braves look to sweep Nationals

Two of the top pitchers in the National League will oppose each other on Sunday when the Atlanta Braves host the visiting Washington Nationals in the finale of their four-game set. Washington will send veteran right-hander Max Scherzer (9-5, 2.60 ERA) against Atlanta rookie right-hander Mike Soroka

Rays to get Glasnow back for finale with Jays

Right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to make his first start in nearly four months when the Tampa Bay Rays go for a four-game sweep over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. The Rays made it three in a row over their American League East rivals on Saturday night when they scored three

Red Sox hope to rip Tanaka, Yankees again

The last time Masahiro Tanaka pitched at Fenway Park, it was an outright disaster that resulted in the worst start of his career. After allowing 12 runs on 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings July 25, Tanaka returns to the scene of that ugliness Sunday night when the New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox for

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