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Four reasons why the Padres have crashed out of playoff position

The San Diego Padres were swept over the weekend by the St. Louis Cardinals, their top competition for the National League's second wild card spot. The Padres are now 3 1/2 games back with 12 remaining, a scenario that has resulted in a playoff berth in less than 1 percent of SportsLine's forecasts. Oh, and by the way, those 12 games will be against the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Atlanta Braves -- or, 60 percent of the league's postseason field if the playoffs started today.
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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts ‘Really Happy’ Kyle Farmer Has Found Success With Reds

When the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in December 2018, Kyle Farmer understandably was a bit of an afterthought. Instead, headliners in the salary-motivated deal were Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Homer Bailey. Of course, the Dodgers would later use prospects Jeter Downs in a trade to acquire Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox, and Josiah Gray was packed to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner.
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MLB Power Rankings: Where Sox stand with playoffs approaching

As we gear up for the final stretch of the 2021 MLB regular season, there are a number of major storylines to keep tabs on. Atop the list is the intense National League West race between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. L.A. -- the defending World Series champs -- trails the cinderella story by only one game.
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Two weeks to go! What we're most excited about in the final 14 days of the MLB season

There are just two weeks to go in the 2021 MLB regular season, and we are pumped. There's a thrilling National League West race raging between baseball's two best teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The wild-card races are crowded in both leagues, with three American League East teams -- the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays -- front and center. And then there are the players looking to put the finishing touches on -- or make a late push for -- each of the postseason awards, from MVP to Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.
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Giants clinch playoff berth after taking Pride to the next level

This week, the San Francisco Giants became the first team in MLB to clinch a playoff berth. It was perhaps the biggest Bay Area upset since Netflix renewed "Fuller House. After an offseason dominated by talk of the Padres/Dodgers rivalry becoming baseball's version of The Avengers vs. Thanos, everybody has been trying to figure out how the Giants did it.
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MLB Wild Card standings: Cardinals fly, Yankees nosedive and Padres collapse

With a little over two weeks until the postseason begins on Oct. 5 with the AL Wild Card game, let’s take a look at the Wild Card hunt. There’s exactly 15 days left until the AL Wild Card game on Oct. 5 and there’s a lot that will happen in MLB between now and then. The San Francisco Giants (97-53), Milwaukee Brewers (91-58) and Los Angeles Dodgers (96-54) have all secured playoff berths in the NL.
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Around the Horn: Padres crumbling, playoff vaccines, Yankees streaking and more

This week, Around the Horn has your quick updates on the crumbling Padres, the streaking Yankees, playoff vaccine mandates and more. Things have been trending in this direction for the San Diego Padres most of the second half of the season. A decimated rotation. An overworked bullpen. An offense that was average at best turning into one of the worst units in baseball.
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SF Giants News: Johnny Cueto injury update, and postseason tickets

Per John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle, Johnny Cueto felt good throwing over the weekend and could potentially start a rehab game in the next week. This is good news for fans who were hoping to see Johnny Cueto pitch for the San Francisco Giants again before entering free agency. And it gives the Giants another starting pitcher option for potentially the end of the regular season (depending on how he does in his rehab work), and beyond.
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MLB Standings: Braves carry 2-game cushion into series in Arizona

For at least one day, the Atlanta Braves stopped the bleeding with a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants to avoid a sweep and snap a four-game losing streak. Thanks to Philadelphia’s 3-2 loss in New York, the Braves’ lead in the NL East is back to two full games. Atlanta’s road trip will continue with a four-game series in Arizona that begins Monday night. The Phillies will return home where they will begin a seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Orioles.
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Dodgers News and Notes – NL West, Kershaw’s Slider, and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers ended the weekend where they started it, still just one game out of first place. The Dodgers took two of three from the Reds in Cincinnati, and the Atlanta Braves could only muster one win against the San Francisco Giants. Both teams are off Monday, before...
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Alabama’s MLB home run leader decides to retire

With his 13th Major League season winding down, Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila has decided to retire. Calf injuries sent Avila to the injured list twice during the 2021 season, and the former Alabama standout has played in only 29 games this year. “Before the injury, I think I was...
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