MLB Playoffs

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway looks out from the dugout during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 03, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Callaway has been fired by the New York Mets after missing the playoffs in both his seasons as manager. The move Thursday, which was widely expected, comes four days after New York wrapped up an 86-76 season that marked a nine-win improvement over his 2018 debut. But a strong...
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Members of the Washington Nationals practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 03, 2019 - 12:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aces galore on the mound. Power hitters in the lineups. Hard-throwing relievers out of the bullpen. The National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers is a perfect fit for Hollywood. There are stars all over the field. Having won a...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., right, and first baseman Freddie Freeman attend a news conference before a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 02, 2019 - 3:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr., two keys to Atlanta’s lineup who suffered late-season injuries, say they are healthy for the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Acuña’s status for Thursday’s...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea throws during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 01, 2019 - 11:48 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S WILD Oakland tabbed left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) to start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Manaea was sidelined last year when the Athletics lost the wild-card game to the Yankees, and missed most of this...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames, left, flips his bat after striking out in front of Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki in the ninth inning of a National League wild-card baseball game, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. Washington won 4-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trent Grisham's eyes were still red, his cheeks stained by tears, as a group of Milwaukee Brewers teammates gathered near his locker in the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park to offer hugs and words of encouragement. Everything was going according to plan for manager Craig...
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Oakland Athletics players warm up during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 01, 2019 - 3:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Gain some experience under pressure. Get a little feel for October baseball. Understand how much has to go right to...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea throws during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 01, 2019 - 3:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just more than a year after shoulder surgery, Sean Manaea will make his most important start yet when he takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. Manager Bob Melvin named Manaea his starter for Wednesday's winner-take-all home game against the Tampa...
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Groundskeepers remove rainwater from a tarp covering home plate during a baseball workout session, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Washington. The Washington Nationals are scheduled to host the Milwaukee Brewers in a National League wild card game Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 30, 2019 - 11:42 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: START 'EM UP Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year's playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Since a 2013 AL Division Series victory for Detroit, Scherzer has...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, left, Victor Robles, center, and Adam Eaton, right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 30, 2019 - 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto and Victor Robles took a moment to themselves off to the side of the clubhouse mayhem as the Washington Nationals celebrated clinching an NL wild card. They chatted, then they hugged. The two young Dominican outfielders — Soto is 20, Robles 22 — were a big part of...
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