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  • Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in. It had been 29 years since the Royals played a postseason game — nearly...

  • Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night,...

  • A's lose 9-8 in 12-inning AL wild-card thriller

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics stumbled their way through a late-season swoon, the club that once boasted baseball's best record scratching its way into the final playoff spot on the last day of the regular season. They collapsed for good in heartbreaking fashion...

  • A capsule look at the Giants-Pirates playoff game

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Pittsburgh, 8:07 p.m. EDT (ESPN). ___ Season Series: Pirates won 4-2. ___ Projected Lineups: Giants: CF Gregor Blanco (.260, 5 HRs, 38 RBIs), 2B...

  • A's Soto leaves AL wild-card game with injury

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Athletics catcher Geovany Soto left Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals after hurting his left thumb in the first inning on a play at the plate. Soto got the start for Oakland over Derek Norris, even though he had never caught Jon...

  • A capsule look at Tigers-Orioles playoff series

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Baltimore (5:37 or 6:07 p.m.); Game 2, Friday, at Baltimore (12:07 or 3:07 p.m.) Game 3, Sunday, at Detroit (3:45 p.m.);...

  • Braves hitting coach quits after dismal season

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The changes keep coming for the Atlanta Braves. Already in the market for a general manager, they'll have to hire a new hitting coach as well. Greg Walker resigned from the coaching staff Tuesday, a move that was expected after the Braves struggled through a miserable...

  • Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team's training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander listened as Searage...

  • Rangers interview Maddux, Buechele for manager job

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have interviewed internal candidates Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele in their search for a new manager. The team said in a statement that Maddux, the club's pitching coach, and Buechele interviewed Tuesday. Buechele, a former Rangers third...

  • Horford back but playing it safe in training camp

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill. The Atlanta Hawks center can't wait to mix it up again. Not yet. The Hawks are playing it...

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