NEW YORK (AP) Talk about a wild start.
The Dodgers’ work in getting to the postseason is done. They racked up their fifth consecutive NL West title and were baseball’s best team with 104 victories. Now, they must wait to find out their opponent.
ATLANTA — Now that their own playoff hopes are dead, the Atlanta Braves will try to derail the aspirations of the Seattle Mariners when the clubs begin a three-game interleague series Monday at SunTrust Park.
NEW YORK — A pair of teams struggling to adapt to new roles will square off Monday night, when the New York Mets host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field.
CLEVELAND — In what could be a preview of a postseason series between two division leaders, the Boston Red Sox will visit Progressive Field on Monday night for the opener of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians.
The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers dropped consecutive games, Alex Wood was on the mound, and he endured the worst outing of his special season.
CHICAGO — With six weeks remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins find themselves in the thick of the American League playoff race. The Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, are reduced to playing the spoiler role.
BALTIMORE — The Detroit Tigers will try to stretch their winning streak to five games on Saturday when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the third contest of a weekend series at Camden Yards.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When Tampa Bay’s bats aren’t connecting, the margin of error is slim enough that the Rays’ success and failure can be as close as whether they make the right calls in sending runners from third base.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Daniel Coulombe opened the seventh with three straight walks, pinch-hitter Luis Valbuena hit a tying, two-run single off Blake Treinen that sparked a four-run inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Friday night for their fourth straight win.