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Pujols passes Mays for 5th on HR list with No. 661, adds 662

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 18th - 9:45pm

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

Harper rallies Phils past Blue Jays to sweep doubleheader

Rob Maaddi, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 18th - 9:43pm

Bryce Harper was clutch — again.

White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot

John Jackson, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 17th - 9:00pm

After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration.

Phils' Arrieta out for regular season with hamstring injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:41pm

Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta will not pitch again in the regular season because of a strained right hamstring.

Visitors at home, Giants hit 3 HRs and beat Mariners 9-3

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 17th - 12:21am

Two games postponed by a false-positive coronavirus test last weekend in San Diego. Two more scheduled in Seattle that were relocated to the Bay Area because of West Coast wildfires.

DeGrom exits with hamstring spasm, Mets rally past Phils 5-4

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:20pm

Jacob deGrom's balky hamstring forced an untimely exit Wednesday night. Now, the New York Mets ace hopes it won't mean an early end to his season.

AP sources: MLB umpire tests positive for virus, crews shift

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 16th - 9:16pm

A Major League Baseball umpire tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting a late shift in crew assignments in Florida this week, several people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Hamels yields 3 runs in Braves debut, a 5-1 loss to Orioles

David Ginsburg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:12pm

Cole Hamels could have easily dismissed the results, attributing the lackluster numbers in his Atlanta Braves debut to rustiness after an unaccustomed layoff.

Dodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 16th - 7:14pm

While the Los Angeles Dodgers are regular participants in postseason baseball, there was something unusual about becoming the first team in the pandemic-shortened season to clinch a berth in the expanded playoffs.

Mets ace Jacob deGrom leaves start with hamstring spasm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:53pm

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies after two innings Wednesday night with a right hamstring spasm.

Cards manager Shildt docked 1 game, misses nightcap vs Brews

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:11pm

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt was suspended one game for his role in a bench-clearing fracas in Milwaukee, and was set to miss the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

Gonsolin cools off Padres, Rios homers in Dodgers' 3-1 win

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 10:15pm

Tony Gonsolin quieted San Diego’s bats for seven innings, Edwin Rios homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers won 3-1 Tuesday night to snap the Padres’ eight-game winning streak and regain a 2 ½-game lead in the NL West.

2 Giants-Seattle games off due to smoky skies, moved to SF

Chris Talbott, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 15th - 5:16pm

The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 15th - 3:59pm

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, and Major League Baseball hopes fans can attend.

Minor tosses 2-hitter, A's manage split with Mariners

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 14th - 9:46pm

After two games and several hours with a haze of smoke hovering above, the Oakland Athletics were ready for their one-day diversion to Seattle to be over.

Betts homers, Dodgers beat Astros 8-1; LA fans still sore

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 13th - 10:00pm

The Dodgers gave the Astros a lot of different looks. They used eight pitchers in all, with the bullpen redeeming itself a night after a tough finish.

Pujols hits homer No. 660 as Angels rally to beat Rox 5-3

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 13th - 5:53pm

A few weeks ago, Albert Pujols received a text out of the blue: “It's your time now. Go get it.”

Cubs' Mills throws MLB's 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over MIL

Rich Rovito, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 13th - 5:01pm

From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got.

Pujols hits 660th career homer, ties Mays for 5th place

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 13th - 4:07pm

Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays.