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Yankees top Indians, force Game 5

Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees are headed back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5 – thanks to plenty of help from the Indians.

Anthony Rizzo delivers as Cubs take NLDS lead over Nationals

Anthony Rizzo looped a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame Max Scherzer’s brilliant performance to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their National League Division Series.

Astros eliminate Red Sox, advance to first ALCS

Justin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to their first American League Championship Series, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday in Game 4 of their playoff matchup.

Mariners among nine teams vying for two wildcard spots in A.L.

An open date Thursday in the Mariners’ schedule offers a chance to assess before they begin a four-city trip Friday with the first of three weekend games at Tampa Bay. The Mariners are 61-61 and trail the Los Angeles Angels by 1.5 games in a crowded race for the American League’s two wild-card berths.

Madison Bumgarner shuts down Cardinals in NLCS opener

ST. LOUIS – Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants well on the road to a playoff victory. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals Saturday night in the N.L. Championship Series opener.

Giants beat Nationals in 18-inning thriller

WASHINGTON – Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long. Even 18 innings.

Royals beat Angels 4-1 in 11, lead ALDS 2-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the surprising Kansas City Royals took a 2-0 lead in the A.L. Division Series with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Alex Gordon had an early run-scoring single and Salvador Perez added an RBI infield single in the 11th for the Royals, who became the first team in major league history to win three straight extra-inning playoff games.

Sunday settles everything

Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball’s last playoff spot, Detroit and St. Louis clinched division crowns and Jordan Zimmermann threw a no-hitter in a final-day drama made even more memorable by Derek Jeter’s farewell. Going into Sunday, no postseason matchup was certain. David Price, who pitched Detroit to the A.L. Central crown, and some pals across the majors quickly settled all of them.

Rookies get Dodgers back on track

Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves right back into the N.L. championship series. Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright with seven innings of three-hit ball, and Yasiel Puig tripled home a run to help Los Angeles to a 3-0 win over St. Louis Monday night in Game 3.

Dodgers break through in NLCS

Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves right back into the N.L. championship series.