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  • Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's early MLB games (Reuters)

    (Adds later games) Oct 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from early Major League Baseball games on Saturday: - - - - Royals 5, Twins 1 The Minnesota Twins' playoff chances unraveled for good in a sloppy seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals. The Royals scored four times in the seventh, taking advantage of a two misplays by the Twins in the field. Minnesota was officially eliminated from the American League wild card race. The Twins had been two games behind the Houston Astros for the second wild card spot before the game. ...

  • Yelich, Gordon have special days as Marlins sweep Phillies (The Associated Press)

    Dee Gordon got his 200th hit of the season in the opener, and Christian Yelich tied a club record with hits in eight straight at-bats as the Miami Marlins won the nightcap 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday. Yelich was 5 for 5 in the first game, a 7-6 victory, then hit safely in his first three at-bats in the second. In the first game, Gordon became the first Marlins player since Hanley Ramirez in 2007 to record 200 hits with a sixth-inning single.

  • Reds spoil Burnett's finale, beat Bucs to stop 13-game skid (The Associated Press)

    A.J. Burnett was outpitched by a rookie in the final regular-season start of his career, and the Cincinnati Reds prevented Pittsburgh from clinching home-field advantage in the NL wild-card game by beating the Pirates 3-1 Saturday night to snap a 13-game skid. Pittsburgh still needs a win Sunday or a Chicago Cubs loss to host the one-game playoff Wednesday night. If the Cubs beat Milwaukee - and the Pirates lose to Cincinnati again - the wild-card showdown would be played at Wrigley Field.

  • Baseball-Highlights of Friday's MLB games (Reuters)

    (Adds later games) Oct 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Friday: - - - - Angels 2, Rangers 1 Mike Trout scored the winning run after leading off the ninth with a triple, keeping the Los Angeles Angels' playoff hopes alive by beating the Texas Rangers. The Angels (84-76) were one game behind Houston starting the day in the race for the second wild-card spot. Minnesota also began the day tied with Los Angeles.

  • Reds-Pirates Preview (The Associated Press)

    A.J. Burnett returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates looking to cap his 17-year career by winning a World Series. Burnett takes the mound for the final time in the regular season Saturday night against the Cincinnati Reds, losers of 13 straight. Burnett (9-6, 3.15 ERA) spent two seasons in Pittsburgh before making a free-agent move to Philadelphia last year, going 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA.

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  • Votto settles for club-record-tying streak

    Two streaks of great length ended Saturday night during the Reds' 3-1 victory over the Pirates. Joey Votto's streak of reaching base safely was snapped at 48 games, and Cincinnati's losing streak finally stopped at 13 games. It doesn't take an advanced degree to figure out which streak Votto cared more about.

  • Reds, Smith aim to put crimp in Pirates' plans

    The Pirates and Reds will wrap up the regular season Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Cincinnati may not have much left to play for, but there is much at stake for Pittsburgh heading into the postseason.

  • Finnegan helps Reds end long losing streak

    The Reds' 13 proved to be unlucky for the Pirates. As a result, the battle for home-field advantage in the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser is going down to the season's final day. Left-hander Brandon Finnegan muted the Pirates' bats Saturday to give Cincinnati a 3-1 win, ending the Reds' longest losing streak since 1945 at 13 straight.

  • Price to return as Reds' manager next season

    Reds manager Bryan Price will return to the club next season, general manager Walt Jocketty announced Saturday.

  • Votto reaches base in club-record 48th straight

    The infield hit he notched in Friday's 6-4 loss vs. the Pirates was atypical for Joey Votto, but it did not reduce the mark he reached that shows his capacity and consistency of getting on base. In the third inning, Votto tied the club record held by Pete Rose by reaching safely in his 48th straight game.