The Orioles enter the final day of the season with a chance to earn as high as a top-three pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart finally got chased by rookie Daz Cameron. Now that he's back to close out 2020, is it his final chance?
Mookie Betts exited early after getting hit by a pitch, giving the Dodgers a brief scare with the playoffs approaching, and Los Angeles beat the Angels 7-6 on Saturday night following a power outage in the ballpark. Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning shortly before the lights went out at Dodger Stadium. ''I panicked for two seconds, to be honest,'' said Edwin Rios, who was in the dugout.
St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich's Brewers against Yadier Molina's Cardinals. Cardinals (29-28) - Qualify with a victory over Milwaukee or a loss by the Giants. If St. Louis loses and San Francisco wins, the Cardinals would make up two games against Detroit on Monday that were postponed this season due to St. Louis' coronavirus outbreak.
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San Francisco fell to 29-30 and is tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker, which means the Giants need to beat San Diego on Sunday and Milwaukee needs to lose to St. Louis for San Francisco to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
A 20-minute power outage at Dodger Stadium doesn't do much to hamper the Dodgers in their win over the Angels at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday night. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit consecutive homers this season. Milwaukee can reach the postseason with a win Sunday in St. Louis, or losses by the Giants and Phillies.
Mike Zunino, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames each hit a run-scoring single with two outs in the fifth inning as the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat Philadelphia 4-3 Saturday night, damaging the Phillies' postseason hopes. Heading into the final day of the regular season, the Phillies need a win over the Rays and losses by the Giants and Brewers to grab the final NL wild card.
Players from the Dodgers and Angels were just leaving the field after the sixth inning when the third-oldest stadium in the majors went completely dark. The Dodgers led 5-4 when the blackout began. The two video boards eventually came back on, with the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff score shown followed by advertising.
The White Sox picked up a victory they sorely needed and the Cubs clinched a division championship. Consider it a win-win for Chicago. Yoan Moncada homered, Jose Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound White Sox beat the NL Central champion Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field to snap a season-high six-game losing streak Saturday.
Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon each hit two-run homers, German Marquez threw seven impressive innings and the Colorado Rockies overcame some sloppy fielding to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Saturday night. The Rockies bounced back with a win, one day after they were swept in a doubleheader by the Diamondbacks. The first of those two losses ended Colorado's slim hopes of making the playoffs.
A power outage at Dodger Stadium delayed Saturday's game between the Angels and Dodgers for about 25 minutes while power was being restored.
There was no excited reaction Saturday night after the Minnesota Twins guaranteed they'll be at home when the postseason begins Tuesday. ''I look at that 2019 banner a lot up there at the stadium, so it'd be nice to put another one up there,'' reliever Taylor Rogers said. Luis Arraez matched career highs with four hits and three RBIs in his return to the lineup, and the Twins clinched home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Niko Goodrum and Austin Romine keyed a three-run first inning, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night. The Tigers made the third start for Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernandez one to forget. Detroit got to Hernandez in the first inning on Goodrum's RBI single, and Romine followed with a two-run double.