MLB ROUNDUP | Rojas hits RBI single in 10th, sending Phillies past Pirates, 3-2, and clinching wild-card berth

Philadelphia Phillies' Johan Rojas celebrates after hitting a game-winning run-scoring single in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch a wild-card playoff spot, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA -- Johan Rojas hit an RBI single in the 10th inning that sent the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night to clinch a National League wild-card berth.

Rojas' single off Pirates reliever David Bednar (3-3) scored pinch-runner Christian Pache and sent the crowd of more than 30,000 fans into a frenzy while the Phillies mobbed each other in celebration.

Brandon Marsh homered for the Phillies and Bryce Harper tacked on a sacrifice fly in the sixth for a 2-0 lead.

Jeff Hoffman (5-2) tossed a scoreless 10th for the win.

Bryan Reynolds and Henry Davis hit homers for the Pirates.

The Phillies celebrated their first clinch of a postseason spot at Citizens Bank Park since Sept. 18, 2011, when they won their fifth straight NL East title.


BALTIMORE -- Rookie Gunnar Henderson homered, Kyle Bradish had another dominant start and Baltimore beat Washington hours after the team announced that Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson had died.

Bradish (12-7) allowed three hits, struck out four batters and had a pair of walks over a season-high eight innings. Yennier Canó picked up his eighth save for the Orioles, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

Henderson led off the first with a homer on a seven-pitch at-bat off Josiah Gray. Gray (8-13) did not allow another run through six innings. He gave up five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

The Orioles held a moment of silence for Robinson, who died Tuesday at the age of 86. Robinson played his entire 23-year career in Baltimore beginning in 1955. He was named to 18 All-Star games and was a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.


Austin Wells hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning and New York beat Toronto.

Michael King and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Yankees improved to a major league-best 18-9 since Aug. 28.

Facing Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (5-7), Gleyber Torres singled to begin the ninth. Wells followed with a first-pitch drive into the left-field bullpen.

Romano, who blew his first save opportunity since May 20 on Saturday at Tampa Bay, took the loss for a second straight outing.

Jhony Brito (9-7) pitched two innings for the victory and Clay Holmes finished for his 23rd save in 26 chances.


DETROIT -- Akil Baddoo and Parker Meadows hit consecutive homers to lead off a four-run eighth inning and Detroit pulled away from Kansas City.

Baddoo and Meadows gave the Tigers the lead against Taylor Clarke (3-6). Andy Ibañez and Zach McKinstry added RBI singles later in the eighth inning.

Jason Foley (3-3) worked an inning of relief and earned the win.

Kansas City's Zack Greinke pitched five shutout innings, and saw his winless streak grow to 22 games (19 starts) since a 6-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on May 3. Greinke retired 14 of the 15 batters he faced but his bullpen couldn't hold on.

Nick Pratto, Salvador Perez and Nick Loftin drove in runs for the Royals.


CLEVELAND -- Rookie Elly De La Cruz had his first two-homer game and drove in four runs, Luke Maile had three RBIs and Cincinnati improved its slim playoff hopes with a victory over Cleveland.

De La Cruz hit a solo shot in the fourth off Lucas Giolito and hammered a 467-foot blast to right in the eighth against Xzavion Curry. Fellow rookie Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Maile and TJ Friedl also homered for Cincinnati.

Bo Naylor belted a three-run homer and Kole Calhoun had a two-run shot for the Guardians.

Sam Moll (2-3) got the win with two scoreless innings of relief.

The Reds took an 8-7 lead in the fifth on Maile's two-run double off James Karinchak (2-5).


DENVER, -- Chase Anderson pitched five scoreless innings for his first win in 17 starts this season, Nolan Jones homered and Colorado snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles in the opener of a doubleheader.

Brendan Rodgers added three hits and an RBI for Colorado. Anderson (1-6), who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay on May 12, allowed five hits. He walked two and struck out four.

The Rockies built a 3-0 lead off starter Caleb Ferguson (7-4), who went 2/3 innings. Jason Heyward had three hits for the Dodgers and scored a run in the sixth.


NEW YORK -- The series opener between Miami and New York was postponed because of unplayable field conditions caused by Tropical Storm Ophelia. The game will be made up Wednesday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 4:10 p.m.