Clevinger gets shot, Padres hope he can pitch in playoffs

San Diego pitcher Mike Clevinger got a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow Friday and the Padres are hopeful he'll be OK for the playoffs. Clevinger, acquired last month in a big trade with Cleveland, left his start against the Angels on Wednesday after just one inning. The Padres have already clinched a postseason spot and the NL's No. 4 seed, and will open the playoffs next Wednesday at Petco Park.

Yelich homers, Brewers beat Cards in key doubleheader opener

Christian Yelich homered, Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a five-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in the opener of a doubleheader Friday. Milwaukee pulled within a game of St. Louis, which started the day in second place in the NL Central.