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Twins clinch home field for first round; AL Central title to be decided Sunday

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The Twins will open the playoffs at Target Field for the first time since 2010, that much they accomplished Saturday. But there is still work to be done Sunday.

Padres learn they’ll host playoff series, split doubleheader, lose Lamet

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The San Diego Padres won the second game of a doubleheader on Trent Grisham’s walk-off home run, so that was something.

Molina reaches 2,000 hits as Cardinals top Brewers 4-2

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Yadier Molina’s two singles didn’t figure in the scoring Thursday night as the Cardinals downed the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 at Busch Stadium. But they made history.

Cubs collect just 2 hits as their offense sputters again in a 7-0 defeat...

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The Chicago Cubs avoided being no-hit and Javier Baez took exception to getting hit by a pitch in the seventh inning.

White Sox lose for 5th time in 6 games, 3-2 to Indians, on another...

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Their top seed in the American League playoffs is long gone. Their grip on the AL Central is tenuous. And their ace will go into his first postseason start coming off a career-high 119 pitches.

Without 12s at CenturyLink, the Seahawks created their own hostile environment — and rode...

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As he explained just what went wrong on the fateful final play Sunday — “I was trying to be patient and thinking too much” — Cam Newton had a surprising assessment of a mostly empty CenturyLink Field.

Texas Rangers surrender 8th grand slam, one shy of franchise record, in loss to...

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The Los Angeles Angels scored seven runs in the fourth inning, including four on Jared Walsh’s grand slam, to beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 Monday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Twins bash their way to 8-1 win over Cubs, clinch postseason berth

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Even amid a season taking place with masks and taxi squads and virus tests and no fans in the seats, this may rank as the strangest part about Twins baseball in 2020: Excellent pitching is the reason they will take part in the playoffs.

Plesac perplexes Tigers, who lose second straight to Indians, 1-0

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It was baseball oddity night at Comerica Park Friday. First an immaculate inning and then an attempted steal of home. If one of the teams managed to pull off a triple-play, it would’ve truly been one for the ages.

Cardinals’ offense stirs, completes doubleheader sweep of Pirates with 7-2 win in Game 2

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It took some assistance from the Pittsburgh Pirates to prime the lineup, but once the Cardinals got that boost they found enough offense to rally and complete a doubleheader sweep.

Keegan Akin strikes out nine, including six straight, to earn first major league win...

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All that time Keegan Akin spent toiling last summer at Triple-A Norfolk as the Orioles papered over the holes in their rotation was so the young left-hander could be a long-term solution, not a quick fix.

Mike D’Antoni, Tyronn Lue, Billy Donovan are misfits for the Sixers coaching job, NBA...

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Ever since he fired Brett Brown, Elton Brand has been telling everyone who asks that it will take several weeks to hire Brown’s successor.

Here’s what the Panthers’ loss to the Raiders taught us. (It’s more good than...

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The Panthers, once again, are starting their season 0-1. A loss at home with the team’s best cornerback suffering an ankle injury in front of a stadium of empty Carolina blue seats.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has a terrible day for the Miami Dolphins. So is it Tua...

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If you watched the Miami Dolphins lose their regular-season opener to the New England Patriots on Sunday, 21-11, you certainly have the right to wonder if we’ve reached the right moment for not just any quarterback change but a move to start the Tua Tagovailoa era in Miami.

Cuban baseball series kick off amid COVID-19 pandemic

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With no spectators allowed in the stands, the Cuban National Baseball Series has kicked off as the country's government steps up lockdown measures to contain a second wave of the novel coronavirus.

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Twins bash their way to 8-1 win over Cubs, clinch postseason...

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Even amid a season taking place with masks and taxi squads and virus tests and no fans in the seats, this may rank as the strangest part about Twins baseball in 2020: Excellent pitching is the reason they will take part in the playoffs.