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Dodgers clinch playoff spot, Higashioka crushes three HRs for Yankees

By Sports Desk September 17, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a spot in the MLB playoffs on Wednesday, while Kyle Higashioka starred for the New York Yankees.

The Dodgers are heading to the postseason for the eighth straight year after a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres.

Will Smith went two-for-four with three RBIs in the Dodgers' latest win as they improved to 35-15.

The win saw the Dodgers pull 3.5 games clear of the Padres (32-19) in the National League (NL) West.

Higashioka crushed three home runs in the Yankees' 13-2 thrashing of the Toronto Blue Jays.

He went three-for-four with five RBIs, while DJ LeMahieu was three-for-four and hit two homers.

The Yankees became the first team in MLB history to have their number one and nine hitters have multi-homer games in the same game, as per STATS.

Cubs walk it off as Reds' run rolls on

Javier Baez hit a walk-off single to lift the Chicago Cubs past the Cleveland Indians 3-2.

The Cincinnati Reds stretched their winning streak to five by edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0.

Kyle Gibson was in superb form for the Texas Rangers. He shut out the Houston Astros, striking out nine and giving up just four hits in a 1-0 victory.

Adam Wainwright continued his fine season for the St Louis Cardinals, striking out nine and conceding just four hits in seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. He is 5-1 this season.

DeGrom's hamstring worry

Jacob deGrom got through just two innings in the New York Mets' 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The star pitcher had conceded three runs before exiting the game due to a hamstring spasm.

 

Wednesday's results

Washington Nationals 4-2 Tampa Bay Rays
Oakland Athletics 3-1 Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 San Diego Padres
St Louis Cardinals 4-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 St Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds 1-0 Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins 8-4 Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees 13-2 Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets 5-4 Philadelphia Phillies
Kansas City Royals 4-0 Detroit Tigers
Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Atlanta Braves
Minnesota Twins 5-1 Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers 1-0 Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs 3-2 Cleveland Indians
Arizona Diamondbacks 9-6 Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants 9-3 Seattle Mariners

 

Indians at Tigers

Shane Bieber (7-1, 1.53 ERA) takes the mound for the Indians (26-23) against Casey Mize (0-1, 5.85 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (21-27) on Thursday.

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