A look at the National League wild-card game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals:
Schedule: Tuesday, at Washington, 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS).
DENVER (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left Friday night's game at the Colorado Rockies because of left calf discomfort.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun still stands out at opportune times for the Milwaukee Brewers.
"I'm not as good as I was," the 35-year-old said. "But in big moments, I'm the guy...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers showed last year they know how to finish strong.
They are hoping for a repeat performance this season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler was focused more on his team getting a win rather than his own production.
Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasmani Grandal has ended the St. Louis Cardinals' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers with a two-out double in the eighth inning.
Chicago Cubs (55-48, second in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (55-50, third in the NL Central)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers enjoyment over a comeback victory over Chicago that knocked the Cubs out of first place was offset by concerns over another possible injury to a starting...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel picked a great time to break out of a slump.
Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and the Milwaukee Brewers...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff was one pitch away from perfection over eight innings, and he didn't exactly regret the one that went awry.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich was scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati on Tuesday night because of back spasms.
Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs...
ATLANTA (AP) — The longest start of Brandon Woodruff's career felt like a win to him, even though he wasn't involved in the decision.
Woodruff allowed only two runs in eight innings and Ben...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have scratched slugger Ryan Braun from the lineup against the Chicago Cubs because of a sore left hamstring.
Washington Nationals (14-21, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (22-16, third in the NL Central)
Washington Nationals (14-20, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (21-16, third in the NL Central)
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich has been pulled from the Milwaukee Brewers game against the New York Mets with lower back discomfort.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his fourth homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the ninth, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a dramatic 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich led the way for the Milwaukee Brewers, from his first swing to the very last one for the game.
So it was a pretty typical day for the reigning NL...
Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for outfielder Ben Gamel and minor-league pitcher Noah Zavalos.
The swap of young outfielders adds a right-handed power bat to the Mariners' lineup and provides the Brewers with a versatile corner outfielder.
SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.
Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit and dropped the A's 2½ games behind the Yankees for home-field advantage in the Oct. 3 winner-take-all matchup. Oakland had been 68-0 when leading after seven innings.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Padres opened their bullpen gate and slammed the door on the Mariners' chances of a comeback.
Four San Diego relievers set a franchise record by striking out nine consecutive batters, preserving a two-run lead in the Padres' 5-4 victory over Seattle on Wednesday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Paxton knows he will be pitching in plenty of meaningful games during the stretch run, and now that he is healthy and back on the mound it provides a big boost for Seattle's playoff chances.
Paxton returned from the disabled list to strike out 10 batters over five innings, Ben Gamel hit a two-run double, and the Mariners held off the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night in a matchup of contenders with a knack for comebacks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Denard Span came to the plate in the eighth inning, knowing the situation was why the Seattle Mariners traded for him three weeks ago.
The veteran outfielder kept his cool and stroked a pinch-hit double that scored two runs, leading the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Span, batting for Guillermo Heredia with one out, hit a liner to the right-field corner off Matt Barnes (0-2) after Ryon Healy walked and Ben Gamel singled to left.
TORONTO (AP) — James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Paxton has walked three and struck out six while throwing 92 pitches Tuesday night in Toronto.
Paxton got some help from third baseman Kyle Seager for the final out of the seventh. Seager made a full-length diving stop on speedy Kevin Pillar's grounder down the line, then slung an off-balance throw that first baseman Ryon Healy snagged on one hop.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have recalled right-hander Erasmo Ramirez from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma to make his season debut starting the series finale at Texas.
Ramirez didn't appear in a spring training game and started the season on the disabled list because of a strained right lat.
Seattle made the move before Sunday's game. Guillermo Heredia, one of five outfielders that had been on the roster, was optioned to Tacoma to make room on the 25-man roster.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are going with five outfielders for now after recalling Ben Gamel from Triple-A Tacoma and optioning left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda back to the minors.
Seattle's roster shuffling finally allowed a chance for Gamel to rejoin the club Wednesday. Gamel was sidelined by a strained oblique during spring training.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Mariners placed first baseman Ryon Healy on the disabled list with an ankle injury and recalled right-hander Chasen Bradford from Triple-A Tacoma before Monday night's game in Kansas City.
Seattle starters Nelson Cruz, Mike Zunino and Ben Gamel already had gone on the 10-day disabled list. Daniel Vogelbach was in the lineup at first base for the series opener against the Royals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy injured his right ankle during a postgame workout Saturday and likely will miss at least a few games this week.
Healy was injured following an 11-4 win over Minnesota and showed up on crutches and in a walking boot Sunday, when the series finale was postponed due to poor weather. Manager Scott Servais tells MLB.com that Healy will have an MRI and likely miss the upcoming three-game series against Kansas City.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a sprained right ankle in the season-opening series against Cleveland.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The injuries continue to mount for the Seattle Mariners, who will be without outfielder Ben Gamel for four to six weeks due to a strained right oblique muscle.
The Mariners were hopeful that Gamel would miss only a few days but an MRI revealed a more extensive injury after it was reviewed by team physicians. Gamel first felt the injury after batting practice late last week.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Seager put himself in some elite Seattle Mariners company with another big blast against Texas.
Seager and Ben Gamel both hit three-run homers to help power the Mariners to a 10-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of wild card hopefuls.
"We've been in some tight ball games, and haven't quite been able to get over the hump," Seager said. "So it's nice to get a bunch of runs early and kind of let everything settle down."
SEATTLE (AP) — It was almost eerie how the beginning of Mike Leake's second start for the Seattle Mariners mirrored his first.
A shaky first inning was followed by six innings of strong pitching and ultimately a needed victory to help Seattle stay on the fringe of the AL wild-card race.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sloppy defense by the Seattle Mariners made it an easy afternoon for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.
Tanaka finally flourished under the sun, Starlin Castro had four hits and New York took advantage of a record five errors by Seattle in the first inning on the way to a 10-1 victory Sunday.
"I think that's the first time I've seen that," Castro said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit two doubles and his 30th home run Friday night and Erasmo Ramirez won his first game for the Seattle Mariners since April 1, 2014, a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cruz's home run was measured by MLB Statcast at 482 feet, the longest in Tropicana Field history.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz wasn't nearly as impressed with his latest power display as Seattle teammate Kyle Seager was.
On a day when Seager hit a three-run homer in the first inning to get the Mariners off to a fast start, Cruz trumped him with two towering 400-foot home runs to continue his season-long feast on Athletics pitching.
Seattle beat Oakland 6-3 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep.