LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards…

LEADING OFF: Astros magic number 1 to clinch AL West, Cardinals baffling Cubs at Wrigley Field, Brewers and Nats hold wild-card spots, Alonso chasing Judge's rookie HR mark

LEADING OFF: Verlander nears 20, Cubs skid, ex-cellent Rays

LEADING OFF: Verlander goes for 20th win as Astros try to clinch, Cubs skidding, Rays excellent in extras

Rockies beat Dodgers 4-2 to end 12-game skid in LA

Ryan McMahon and Josh Fuentes hit solo homers, and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 to snap a 12-game skid at Dodger Stadium

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Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

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Correa HRs twice, Astros magic number at 1 for AL…

Carlos Correa hit two home runs, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman also connected and the Houston Astros dropped their magic number to clinch the AL West to one by beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-4

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1

Woman testifies that she told man accused of rape…

A woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults says she told him several times to stop touching her and that she did not want to have sex

Semien reaches base 6 times, A's roll past Rangers 12-3

Marcus Semien hit his 32nd home run and reached base six times, and the Oakland Athletics thumped the Texas Rangers 12-3 on Saturday night to maintain their two-game lead in the AL wild card race.

Almonte, Diamondbacks beat Padres 4-2 in Barajas' debut

Rod Barajas lost his debut as San Diego's interim manager, falling 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks as former Padres player Abraham Almonte had three hits and scored three runs

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

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Braves clinch 2nd straight NL East title…

The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager

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AP source: Yanks' Germán checked for alleged hom…

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press

Acuña hits 40th HR, Braves clinch tie for first…

Ronald Acuña Jr. became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season and the Atlanta Braves clinched at least a tie for first place in the NL East with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies

Smith's sprint in 13th to lift Mariners over Orioles 7-6

Mallex Smith scored from second base in the 13th inning after Tim Lopes beat out an infield grounder, and the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Baltimore Orioles 7-6

Max Fried sharp as Braves roll past Giants, 8-1

Max Fried strengthened his case for a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation by throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Francisco Cervilli and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers and the Braves rolled to an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants

Mattingly glad to return to provide stability for…

Don Mattingly says he's glad to be returning next year as the Miami Marlins manager to provide stability for a struggling franchise, because as a player he experienced the other extreme

Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012…

The New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu

Pedro Martinez's 4th annual gala will raise money…

"I always dream about giving others opportunities just like I got through baseball and I'm hoping that now I can finally leave that mark in my legacy," the legendary Red Sox pitcher said.

Anderson homers, White Sox beat Tigers 5-3

Tim Anderson homered as part of a three-run fifth inning, and the Chicago White Sox went on to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers

Molina, DeJong homer off Kimbrel in 9th, Cards beat Cubs 9-8

Molina, DeJong homer off Kimbrel, Cardinals rally past reeling Cubs 9-8

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Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC…

Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4

Indians move into a tie for wild-card spot, beat…

Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and the Cleveland Indians moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers

Mets stumble in their playoff push with 3-2 loss to Reds

Pinch-hitter Christian Colón's two-out single off Seth Lugo broke an eighth-inning tie, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Mets 3-2 and dealing New York a critical defeat in the NL wild card race