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Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon MILWAUKEE -- A bigger prize awaits, but the Brewers know this: They will play in the postseason for the fourth straight year. Manny Piña’s second home run of the night was a go-ahead blast down the left-field line in the bottom of the eighth inning, sending the Brewers toward a Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon Here's a look at Saturday’s top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: The Brewers became the third team to punch its ticket to the postseason with a 6-4 win over the Cubs at American Family Field on Saturday. Milwaukee joins the Giants and Dodgers as the trio of clubs headed for the playoffs. 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Sometimes it happens. Baseball is an incredibly difficult game. Results don’t always carry over from one year to the next, though. J.D. Martinez hit .213 with seven homers last season; he’s back to Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon MILWAUKEE -- Lorenzo Cain leaped, extended his left arm and made one of the Brewers’ best catches of the year in the second inning of Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Cubs at American Family Field. But at what cost? With right fielder Avisaíl García already in the day-to-day category with Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon CINCINNATI -- Elite pitchers like Max Scherzer are typically dominant wherever they go, making it slightly less notable when they have a string of success at one particular venue. But there are exceptions, and Scherzer’s small sampling of appearances at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati is worth noting. Including Everybody has a down year from time to time. Sometimes it happens. Baseball is an incredibly difficult game. Results don’t always carry over from one year to the next, though. J.D. Martinez hit .213 with seven homers last season; he’s back to TORONTO -- Through a long season, three homes and a dozen different ups and downs for the Blue Jays, there has always been Marcus Semien. The star second baseman launched his 40th home run of the season in Saturday afternoon’s 6-2 win over the Twins at Rogers Centre, building on Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon SAN FRANCISCO -- In right field at Oracle Park, the out-of-town scoreboard is still changed by hand. Throughout the Braves-Giants game on Saturday night, the score for the Phillies and Mets game literally loomed over the shoulder of Jorge Soler. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Giants' scoreboard Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon ST. PETERSBURG -- This has already been an eventful season for Shane Baz. The 22-year-old right-hander pitched in big league Spring Training, quickly earned a promotion from Double-A to Triple-A, took part in the All-Star Futures Game and represented his country with Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics. The top Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon CINCINNATI -- Cody Bellinger was originally scheduled to start Saturday’s game in Cincinnati, but manager Dave Roberts opted instead to rest the outfielder. Bellinger, according to Roberts, has a non-displaced rib fracture stemming from a collision with Gavin Lux in left-center field during a series against the D-backs earlier in Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants managed to get by with only three-fifths of their starting rotation intact in recent weeks, but they received a major lift with the return of left-hander Alex Wood on Saturday night at Oracle Park. In his first start since returning from the COVID-19 injured list, Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon The National League Cy Young Award is shaping up to be one of the most highly contested races when it comes to the major awards -- and we're here to help track that battle down the stretch. We'll continue to monitor each of the top NL Cy Young candidates -- CINCINNATI -- Cody Bellinger was originally scheduled to start Saturday’s game in Cincinnati, but manager Dave Roberts opted instead to rest the outfielder. Bellinger, according to Roberts, has a non-displaced rib fracture stemming from a collision with Gavin Lux in left-center field during a series against the D-backs earlier in Stephanie Sheehan is a reporter for . Follow her on Twitter @Steph_Sheehan . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon The best hitter on the best team in the American League West right now is probably the last Astro you think of. But there should be no hiding Kyle Tucker. Yes, Tucker has really been the best bat in the Astros' lineup this season. And their lineup has been very Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon The Brewers became the third team to punch its ticket to the postseason with a 6-4 win over the Cubs at American Family Field on Saturday. Milwaukee joins the Giants and Dodgers as the trio of clubs headed for the playoffs. Meanwhile, the surging Phillies continued to close the gap Zachary Silver covers the Cardinals for . Follow him on Twitter @zachsilver . BOSTON -- It was somewhat surprising to hear Red Sox manager Alex Cora say a couple of times recently that Xander Bogaerts has been “battling” with his swing since coming off the COVID-19 injured list on Sept. 10. Well, it’s a battle that Bogaerts keeps winning. He certainly did on TORONTO -- As the years stretched on and Drew Maggi watched the faces of countless friends and teammates pass through the Double-A and Triple-A clubhouses that he himself couldn't quite escape for the better part of a decade, he often found his mind turning to Samwise Gamgee from "Lord of NEW YORK -- Bryce Harper and Jean Segura drove in two runs apiece on Saturday night, and it was just enough to help the Phillies defeat the Mets, 5-3, at Citi Field. • Box score Philadelphia is getting hot at the right time. The Phillies have won four straight Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for . Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon Just as extra innings are sometimes required to resolve games, extra games are sometimes required to resolve regular-season races. It hasn’t happened often, even in the dual-Wild Card era in which more teams are in the late-season mathematical mix. Since Major League Baseball went to the dual-Wild Card format in The National League Cy Young Award is shaping up to be one of the most highly contested races when it comes to the major awards -- and we're here to help track that battle down the stretch. We'll continue to monitor each of the top NL Cy Young candidates -- ST. LOUIS -- When cameras near the dugout caught images and sound of Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. arguing loudly Saturday night in St. Louis, the perception outside the team emerged that infighting has infected the Padres as their quest for the postseason hits rocky ground. The team pushed Keegan Matheson covers the Blue Jays for . Follow him on Twitter @KeeganMatheson . Just as extra innings are sometimes required to resolve games, baseball articles extra games are sometimes required to resolve regular-season races. It hasn’t happened often, even in the dual-Wild Card era in which more teams are in the late-season mathematical mix. Since Major League Baseball went to the dual-Wild Card format in Paul Casella is a reporter/editor for based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casellaMLB . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball. Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon ANAHEIM -- The return to the rotation for righty James Kaprielian was one that might have come sooner than expected. Kaprielian, who had a 6.51 ERA over his last eight starts, was told on Thursday that he’d be moving to the bullpen for the time being. But after Saturday’s originally Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon BOSTON -- It was somewhat surprising to hear Red Sox manager Alex Cora say a couple of times recently that Xander Bogaerts has been “battling” with his swing since coming off the COVID-19 injured list on Sept. 10. Well, it’s a battle that Bogaerts keeps winning. He certainly did on Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball. Bill Ladson has been a reporter for since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon NEW YORK -- The popup soared behind home plate as Gary Sánchez ripped off his mask, squinting against the sunlight in search of the rotating sphere. It spun, spun and spun some more, sending the Yankees’ catcher stumbling as the ball plopped harmlessly in foul territory. The batter, Oscar Mercado, The best hitter on the best team in the American League West right now is probably the last Astro you think of. But there should be no hiding Kyle Tucker. Yes, Tucker has really been the best bat in the Astros' lineup this season. And their lineup has been very ST. PETERSBURG -- This has already been an eventful season for Shane Baz. The 22-year-old right-hander pitched in big league Spring Training, quickly earned a promotion from Double-A to Triple-A, took part in the All-Star Futures Game and represented his country with Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics. The top SAN FRANCISCO -- In right field at Oracle Park, the out-of-town scoreboard is still changed by hand. Throughout the Braves-Giants game on Saturday night, the score for the Phillies and Mets game literally loomed over the shoulder of Jorge Soler. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Giants' scoreboard Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon NEW YORK -- Bryce Harper and Jean Segura drove in two runs apiece on Saturday night, and it was just enough to help the Phillies defeat the Mets, 5-3, at Citi Field. • Box score Philadelphia is getting hot at the right time. The Phillies have won four straight ANAHEIM -- The return to the rotation for righty James Kaprielian was one that might have come sooner than expected. Kaprielian, who had a 6.51 ERA over his last eight starts, was told on Thursday that he’d be moving to the bullpen for the time being. But after Saturday’s originally Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2021 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on ESPN on Tuesday, Oct. 5, followed by the National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on TBS on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Game ST. LOUIS -- As he ran out into his position in left field, Tyler O'Neill felt he needed to give a tip of the cap and some sort of acknowledgement to the 40,626 at Busch Stadium on Saturday night, and particularly to those in his corner. Moments earlier, he sent Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for . Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon ST. LOUIS -- As he ran out into his position in left field, Tyler O'Neill felt he needed to give a tip of the cap and some sort of acknowledgement to the 40,626 at Busch Stadium on Saturday night, and particularly to those in his corner. Moments earlier, he sent Do-Hyoung Park covers the Twins for . Follow him on Twitter at dohyoung.park . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon TORONTO -- As the years stretched on and Drew Maggi watched the faces of countless friends and teammates pass through the Double-A and Triple-A clubhouses that he himself couldn't quite escape for the better part of a decade, he often found his mind turning to Samwise Gamgee from "Lord of Nick Trujillo is a reporter for . Follow him on Twitter @TrujilloReports . Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon TORONTO -- Through a long season, three homes and a dozen different ups and downs for the Blue Jays, there has always been Marcus Semien. The star second baseman launched his 40th home run of the season in Saturday afternoon’s 6-2 win over the Twins at Rogers Centre, building on CINCINNATI -- Elite pitchers like Max Scherzer are typically dominant wherever they go, making it slightly less notable when they have a string of success at one particular venue. But there are exceptions, and Scherzer’s small sampling of appearances at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati is worth noting. Including SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants managed to get by with only three-fifths of their starting rotation intact in recent weeks, but they received a major lift with the return of left-hander Alex Wood on Saturday night at Oracle Park. In his first start since returning from the COVID-19 injured list, Here's a look at Saturday’s top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon The Brewers were in the worst stretch of their season in the middle of May, swept in two games at Kansas City barely a week after they were swept in four games at Philadelphia. The pitching was more than promising, but the bats were dormant and there already had been Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2021 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on ESPN on Tuesday, Oct. 5, followed by the National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on TBS on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Game MILWAUKEE -- A bigger prize awaits, but the Brewers know this: They will play in the postseason for the fourth straight year. Manny Piña’s second home run of the night was a go-ahead blast down the left-field line in the bottom of the eighth inning, sending the Brewers toward a NEW YORK -- The popup soared behind home plate as Gary Sánchez ripped off his mask, squinting against the sunlight in search of the rotating sphere. It spun, spun and spun some more, sending the Yankees’ catcher stumbling as the ball plopped harmlessly in foul territory. The batter, Oscar Mercado,
MILWAUKEE -- Lorenzo Cain leaped, extended his left arm and made one of the Brewers’ best catches of the year in the second inning of Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Cubs at American Family Field. But at what cost? With right fielder Avisaíl García already in the day-to-day category with NEW YORK -- Franmil Reyes’ family had one request: “I want you to hit 30 here in front of us.” Reyes gave his wife 15 tickets, one uncle had five tickets and another uncle had four on Saturday afternoon to witness what would be an 11-3 Indians victory over The Brewers were in the worst stretch of their season in the middle of May, swept in two games at Kansas City barely a week after they were swept in four games at Philadelphia. The pitching was more than promising, but the bats were dormant and there already had been Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon NEW YORK -- Franmil Reyes’ family had one request: “I want you to hit 30 here in front of us.” Reyes gave his wife 15 tickets, one uncle had five tickets and another uncle had four on Saturday afternoon to witness what would be an 11-3 Indians victory over Twitter Share Twitter icon Email Email icon Copy Link Link icon Close icon ST. LOUIS -- When cameras near the dugout caught images and sound of Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. arguing loudly Saturday night in St. Louis, fantasy pros baseball articles