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Brewers blow chance to get into Wild Card spot, lose to Marlins 4-2

Photo by John Fisher/ An eighth-inning grand slam costs the Brewers a chance to move up in the Wild Card race. Box Score The Brewers had a golden opportunity to get back into a playoff spot on Friday night. Earlier in the day, the Phillies lost to the Cubs, putting the Brewers and Phillies into a tie in the standings. A win would put the Brewers ahead for the day (though the Phillies would still control their destiny due to tiebreakers). However, they couldn’t follow through, and a late home run cost the Brewers a chance to move ahead. Early on, the Brewers were in...

The Seattle Times

Mariners going all-in for final push to claim No. 1 seed in AL wild card chase

“Just getting in is a great accomplishment, no question about it,” M's manager Scott Servais said. “We would like to host a postseason game. That is the focus here."

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Garcia hits eighth-inning grand slam in Milwaukee as Marlins continue as spoiler

The loss left Milwaukee a half-game behind Philadelphia for the final NL wild-card berth.

Jays Journal

The Blue Jays are heading to the playoffs but there is still work to be done

This time last year, the Toronto Blue Jays were on the outside looking in when it came to playoff baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays had locked up the AL East and the Boston Red Sox were sitting first in the AL Wild Card while the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners were tied for the […] The Blue Jays are heading to the playoffs but there is still work to be done - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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Game #157 Preview: Pivetta vs Manoah

Photo by Thomas Skrlj/MLB Photos via Red Sox (75-81) vs Blue Jays (87-69) The Blue Jays open up their final home series of the 2022 regular season, hosting the Red Sox for three games. While the Jays’ officially clinched a playoff spot yesterday, Wild Card order and therefore homefield advantage and opponent are still on the table. The most ideal situation is for the Jays to host, which they need to outright beat both Seattle and Tampa Bay in order to do thanks to tie breakers, which makes the Mariners essentially 0.5 games back and the Rays 1.0 game back. The...

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Marliniversary: Rentería delivers walk-off hit in Marlins’ first-ever playoff game

Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP via A Marlins memory from this day in 1997. With a 30th season nearly in the books, the Florida/Miami Marlins have just three postseason appearances to their name, but two world championships. Their first-ever postseason game took place on this day 25 years ago and ended in dramatic fashion. Edgar Renteria’s walk-off single in the ninth was the difference as the Florida Marlins topped the San Francisco Giants, 2-1. The Marlins were the National League wild card as they arrived at Pro Player Stadium for Game 1 of the National...

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Baseball’s new wild-card format and what it means for the Cleveland Guardians

After an offseason full of controversy and negotiations, Major League Baseball changed the postseason format to include 12 teams in the playoff picture. Previously, the playoffs included just ten teams but now have grown to include an additional wild-card team. Even better, the wild-card series will now consist of a three-game weekend series that acts […] Baseball’s new wild-card format and what it means for the Cleveland Guardians - Away Back Gone - Away Back Gone - Cleveland Guardians News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Game Thread #156: Milwaukee Brewers (83-72) vs. Miami Marlins (64-91)

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The Brewers can move back into a Wild Card spot with a win today. The Brewers could move back into a playoff spot today. With a loss by the Phillies earlier, they are in a tie with the Phillies for a playoff spot. A win today will put them 1⁄2 game ahead and in a Wild Card spot for the moment. Here are the lineups for tonight: Tied for the last Wild Card spot : @BallySportWI : @620wtmj @fleet_farm | #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/jjkWxgfsvJ— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 29, 2022 Central time. : @BallySportsFL :...

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MLB's 2022 postseason: Details for wild-card round, division series, LCS and World Series

This year's MLB postseason begins with brand-new wild-card series on Oct. 7 and concludes with the World Series starting on Friday, Oct. 28.       

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Woodruff, Williams pitch Brewers to 5-1 win over Cardinals

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee gains game on Philadelphia in NL Wild Card standings Box Score Another turn through the rotation, another strong start from Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff battled against St. Louis’ Jose Quintana with an opportunity to gain a game on the Phillies in the Wild Card standings, as Philadelphia lost to the Cubs for the second straight night at Wrigley. Both Quintana and Woodruff pitched well from the get-go. The two combined for five strikeouts in the first inning, as Woodruff struck out three and allowed just a single from Paul...

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MLB playoff primer: What you need to know as baseball's longest postseason nears

The MLB playoffs open with four wild card series on Oct. 7 and conclude with the World Series, which starts Oct. 28 and could end Nov. 5.       

Quick hits: Milwaukee dodges Cardinals’ threats, can force rivalry rematch in playoffs

Brewers' 5-1 victory Wednesday ends regular-season series between NL Central rivals, but with a wild-card to win, Milwaukee could head to St. Louis in October.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles’ offense comes up short in 3-1 loss to Red Sox, putting wild-card hopes in jeopardy

Robinson Chirinos' solo homer was all the Orioles could muster against left-hander Rich Hill and the Red Sox in Wednesday night's 3-1 loss.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Orioles shut down by Rich Hill in 3-1 loss to Red Sox

Anthony Santander and the Baltimore Orioles were shut down by Rich Hill and three relievers in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, hurting their chances of rallying in the AL wild-card race.

BaltimoreBaseball.com

Orioles lose 5th in 6 games, 5-3 to Red Sox; Stowers homers against lefty

BOSTON—September hasn’t been kind to the Orioles. After posting three consecutive winning months, they’re assured of a losing month for the first time in May. When the month began, the Orioles were hopeful of a wild-card berth, and now they’re just hoping for a winning season. Dillon Tate allowed a two-run home run to J.D. […]

Lookout Landing

Mariners keep eyes on prize, win 3-1

Photo by Steph Chambers/ the mariners remembered that they’re the mariners, and won the game in mariners fashion The Mariners are going to make the playoffs. It’s just going to happen. I know last week sapped all of our collective strength and made The Thing happening feel more up in the air, but as our own Isabelle Minasian wrote on Monday, the worst case scenario for the Mariners is Wild Card #2. But, as we saw today, it’s worth aiming for the best case. Yet early on, tonight’s game threatened to be another painful, no good, very bad, M’s loss to a bad...

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Cubs 4, Phillies 2: Christopher Morel’s three-run homer is the difference

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports ... as the Cubs won their second straight over the contending Phillies. The Cubs are going home next week when the 2022 season ends and watch the postseason on TV like the players on 18 other MLB teams. But they appear to be having fun this series, wreaking a bit of havoc on the Phillies’ wild card chances. For the second straight night, the Cubs got good starting pitching and solid relief work. A three-run homer by Christopher Morel provided the eventual winning runs and the Cubs knocked off the Phillies 4-2. Hayden Wesneski...

That Balls Outta Here

Hurricane Ian could rain on Phillies’ Wild Card parade in nation’s capital

The Phillies hope to clinch a postseason spot this weekend amid likely rainfall. The Philadelphia Phillies keep on losing as of late — but so have their remaining lone competition for a Wild Card spot, the Milwaukee Brewers. Following their 2-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday at Wrigley Field, interim manager Rob Thomson’s squad […] Hurricane Ian could rain on Phillies’ Wild Card parade in nation’s capital - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

New York Post

Mets, Braves in for fight to the finish in NL East

The team from Queens still controls its own destiny, but if the Mets are going to continue to play like they did Tuesday night, they may as well make plans for the wild-card round.

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Rivalry Roundup: O’s, M’s drop chances to gain in Wild Card race

Photo by Steph Chambers/ The Yankees are ALDS-bound as the AL East champs, and now they can just wait and see what the rest of the field will do. At long last, the wait is over. The Yankees clinched the AL East last night after a 5-2 win over Toronto. They’re all but assured to be the two-seed with Houston barreling down on home field advantage throughout the ALCS, but that means that they can now wait for the rest of the playoff picture to align. One of the teams they could face is Cleveland thanks to the format aligning the three-seed on their half of the bracket,...

Amazin Avenue

Exploring the Mets’ potential playoff opponents in the first round

Photo by John Fisher/ Who the Mets end up playing depends on if they win the division or settle for the Wild Card. The Mets clinched a playoff spot last week with a Monday night win against the Brewers. It’ll be the team’s first trip to the postseason since earning a Wild Card berth in 2016—they were eventually eliminated by the Giants in the one-game Wild Card. The Mets playing baseball beyond October 5 is just about the only thing we know right now. As of the publication of this post, the team is still fighting to fend off the Braves and win their first NL East...

Redbird Rants

Projecting the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card roster

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to clinch the NL Central division crown. Now, as attention shifts to the postseason, who will make up the 26-man roster for the wildcard series? Entering Tuesday’s game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals are inching ever so close to winning the NL Central. Because the […] Projecting the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card roster - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Hochman: Who should the Cardinals start in the first three playoff games?

A look at the wild-card round pitching rotation.

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Brewers Reacts Survey: Who should Brewers use in potential NL Wild Card game 3

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports We also ask about Counsell’s comments about fans with gloves from last week Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the MLB. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Milwaukee Brewers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. In this week’s Reacts Survey, we’re asking fans who they think the Brewers should use in a potential NL Wild Card game 3 and whether they agree with manager Craig Counsell’s comments last week about limiting gloves in the stadium. With Corbin Burnes and Brandon...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies, Zack Wheeler look to inch closer to Wild Card berth against Cubs

The Phillies will begin a three-game road series against the Cubs on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Phillies are set to begin their final road trip of the season Tuesday night, taking on National League home runs leader Kyle Schwarber’s former team — the Chicago Cubs. The series will play an important part in determining how difficult the […] Phillies, Zack Wheeler look to inch closer to Wild Card berth against Cubs - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Orioles bash Red Sox 14-8, slice AL wild-card deficit

Cedric Mullins homered on the second pitch of the game, Anthony Santander went deep twice and the Baltimore Orioles outslugged the Boston Red Sox 14-8 on Monday night to gain a little ground in the playoff race.

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On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Phillies series preview

Photo by Casey Sykes/ The Phillies are trying to hold on to a wild card spot. The Cubs’ mission: Play spoiler. One last 2022 series against a team likely headed to the postseason. And, another welcome back to Wrigley for Kyle Schwarber. If there’s any reason why the crowds at Wrigley might be decent during a chilly late-September week, it’s people wanting to see Schwarber. For more on the Phillies, here’s Ethan Witte, who runs our SB Nation Phillies site The Good Phight. The Phillies are coming off a tough series against the Braves where they split a four game...

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Guardians Series Preview: Old Friends Return

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Kluber returns to Cleveland on Tuesday, Glasnow returns to Rays on Wednesday. The Tampa Bay Rays finished their last homestand with a series split with the Toronto Blue Jays. Now the Rays head to Cleveland — a city where they could end up playing in the first round of the playoffs. With nine games remaining in the season the Blue Jays hold a 2.5 game lead over the Rays for the top wild card and the Seattle Mariners sitting 0.5 game behind the Rays. The Baltimore Orioles trail the Mariners by 3.5 games and the Rays by 4.0 games for the final...

Biggest NL playoff threats and can Brewers claim second NL wild card? | MLB WHIPAROUND

The MLB WHIPAROUND crew discusses who poses the biggest threat in the NL playoffs and whether or not the Brewers can sneak into the final wild card spot in the NL. #FOXSports #MLB #Brewers

Mets score 9 on 11 hits on emotional day in NYC

On a day of remembrance, the Mets score 9 runs on 11 hits in New York City to move up in the Wild Card standings Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www.ins

Is Max Scherzer key to Nationals wild card, how should Dodgers use Kenley Jansen? | MLB WHIPAROUND

The MLB Whiparound crew discusses whether or not the Nationals are a wild card favorite with a healthy Max Scherzer and what the Dodgers should do with struggling closer Kenley Jansen down the stretch. #FOXSports #MLB #MaxScherzer #KenleyJansen #Dodgers