Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, pitcher J.A. Happ and outfielder Aaron Judge discuss the recent struggles of the Yankees and what they can do to turn things around.
The Detroit Tigers scored two runs in the seventh inning but weren't able to finish the comeback against the Kansas City Royals in a 3-2 loss Friday.
Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader Friday night. In the opener, Christian Yelich homered and Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a five-hitter for the Brewers in a 3-0 win.
The Marlins clinched an improbable playoff berth in their coronavirus-decimated season, beating the New York Yankees 4-3 in 10 innings Friday night to seal a postseason trip on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don Mattingly once captained. Miami earned its first postseason trip since 2003 when it won the World Series as the Florida Marlins, capped by a Game 6 victory in the Bronx over Jeter and his New York teammates at the previous version of Yankee Stadium. The Marlins had the worst record in the NL last year at 57-105, then was beset by a virus outbreak early this season that prevented it from playing for more than a week.
Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland rallied for its third walk-off win in four days, a 4-3 victory Friday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates that kept the Indians' hopes alive for winning the AL Central. Down 3-1 and held to one hit for eight innings, the Indians found more of the late-inning magic that has carried them this week. Tyler Naquin drew a leadoff walk off Chris Stratton (2-1) and pinch-hitter Jordan Luplow, who hit a walk-off homer on Wednesday night to beat the Chicago White Sox, hit an RBI double high off the wall in left.
The Yankees fell behind early and limited the damage to mount a comeback, but a late couple of miscues made the difference as the Miami Marlins pulled off a 4-3 triumph in 10 innings at Yankee Stadium.
Ronald Acua Jr. set a new career high with a 495-foot home run on Friday, the fifth-longest homer hit over the last six seasons.
Joey Wendle had a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays rallied to hurt Philadelphia's playoff hopes, beating the Phillies 6-4 on Friday night. The Rays would clinch the top seed in the American League with an Oakland loss later Friday night; the A's were hosting Seattle. Tampa Bay is looking to finish with the AL's best record for the second time, after topping the league in 2010.
Randal Grichuk and Travis Shaw homered, Nate Pearson returned from an elbow injury to earn his first major league win and the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 Friday night. Shaw narrowly missed a multihomer game, hitting a double in the seventh that struck the top of the wall in right field and bounced back into play. Pearson (1-0) had been sidelined since a game Aug. 18 at Baltimore.
Cardinals right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon has pitched five hitless innings in the seven-inning nightcap of a doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ponce de Leon has thrown 74 pitches, and his only blemish Friday night is a walk to No. 9 hitter Jacob Nottingham in the third. The Brewers haven't threatened much.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Zac Gallen had a career-high 10 strikeouts over six scoreless innings, Christian Walker hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.
San Diego pitcher Chris Paddack expected the San Francisco Giants to swing for the fences with their playoff hopes at stake. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth, Mike Yastrzemski returned from an injury to splash a two-run shot into McCovey Cove the same inning and the Giants beat the Padres 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday for a key victory in a crowded NL playoff race. ''A hungry team that's trying to continue to make a little playoff run, I knew they were going to come into this game aggressive with a good game plan,'' Paddack said.
The Phillies blew another big lead, lost another game in painful fashion, and the news around the National League was not good. They are on the brink of elimination. By Corey Seidman
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Mitch Keller was pulled after five innings despite not allowing a hit - and walking eight - against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. After Keller left, the Indians got their first hit with one out in the seventh on a bunt single by Delino DeShields off reliever Sam Howard with Cleveland trailing 2-1. Keller couldn't find the plate in the first inning, when he walked the bases loaded after throwing balls on 12 of his first 15 pitches.
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Mitch Keller was pulled after five innings despite not allowing a hit - and walking eight - against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Keller couldn't find the plate in the first inning, when he walked the bases loaded after throwing balls on 12 of his first 15 pitches. The Indians, however, scored only once and then didn't capitalize in the third after Keller walked the bases full for the second time.
The Phillies, with a bullpen that has no margin for error, could not overcome a blown call and lost a must-win game. By Corey Seidman