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  • MLB: Scorecard for the winners, losers of the 2017 Winter Meetings NYY Stanton-a01-nline2-1212(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-    ORLANDO, Fla. – There was more talk than action at baseball’s Winter Meetings, which concluded on Thursday at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort. With more action sure to follow in the coming weeks leading up to spring training, here’s a brief scorecard on what happened this week. Winners YANKEES Rebounding from the ...
  • MLB winter meetings preview: Five furious days ahead in Orlando FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —-    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Children, innocently letting their emotions overwhelm them, ran around the lobby of the Swan and Dolphin Resort Sunday morning, eyeing the holiday decorations, gifts scattered around the enormous Christmas trees, hoping to catch an early glimpse of Santa Claus before the big day. By ...
  • MLB MVP: Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton edges out Reds’ Joey Votto for NL MVP / Jose Altuve tops Aaron Judge for AL MVP AL MVP -USATSI-10360829(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —-    If the Miami Marlins follow through on their apparent intentions to trade Giancarlo Stanton, they’ll have the rare distinction of dealing away a newly minted MVP. Stanton earned the award in the National League on Thursday by only two points after a career season in which he belted 59 ...
  • MLB: Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins New York Yankees' Aaron Judge talks during a media availability before the All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles — and now another Cy Young Award for each. The animated Scherzer of the Washington Nationals ...
  • MLB: Finalists for MVP, Cy Young, rookie of the year awards unveiled -MLB-ALCS-NEW-YORK-YANKEES-AT-HOUSTON-ASTROS-94731697(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —   With the postseason completed, award season has officially began. Let the debates begin. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the top three vote-getters for the MVP, Cy Young and rookie of the year awards on Monday. The honors will be announced next week on MLB Network. Voting was completed by the end ...
  • Breaking News: star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay acknowledges the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Philadelphia. Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay’s ICON A5 went down ...
  • 2017 World Series: Astros win 1st World Series crown, top Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 The Houston Astros celebrate after their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOS ANGELES (AP) — From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an ...
  • 2017 World Series: Under new rule, Dodgers host Game 7 Dodgers v Astros Game 6 World Series 2017LOS ANGELES (AP) — All you fans who hated the rule that linked the All-Star Game to home-field advantage in the World Series, guess what? This is your year. The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to host the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night, thanks to a change that went into effect this season. Now, teams ...
  • 2017 World Series: Dodgers, Astros push their wonderful World Series to Game 7 Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen blew a 94 mph pitch past Carlos Beltran to wrap up a six-out save Tuesday night, and Dodger Stadium roared with equal elements excitement and anticipation. This World Series is just too good to go anything less than seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will play for a ...
  • 2017 World Series: Astros, Dodgers connect, riveting World Series onto Game 6 Astros World Series - 87046d4e19e6490297d71d387f7008c2LOS ANGELES (AP) — At this rate, Justin Verlander might very well hit his first home run for real. A classically poor-hitting pitcher, the Houston ace knocked one over the wall last week at Dodger Stadium in batting practice. Maybe that bolstered his belief that this batch of baseballs is slick and juiced. On Tuesday night, Verlander ...
  • 2017 World Series: Astros blast by Dodgers 13-12 in 10th, lead World Series 3-2 Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor is hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(Photo: The Associated Press)HOUSTON (AP) — When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond. Arm in the air, pure elation all over his face. A last indelible image from ...
  • Breaking News: Joe Girardi out as Yankees manager NYY Joe Gi.(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    Joe Girardi will not return as the New York Yankees’ manager in 2018, he and the club confirmed in statements issued to news media outlets on Thursday. “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back,” Girardi said, confirming reports of his ...
  • 2017 World Series: Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1 Astros World Series - 87046d4e19e6490297d71d387f7008c2LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning. Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in postseason history? Yes, it was — barely — and the Houston Astros won a World Series game ...
  • 2017 World Series: Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 in hot World Series opener Astros World Series - 87046d4e19e6490297d71d387f7008c2(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ ACE IN THE HOLE After dropping the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium, the Astros are confident they can rebound in Game 2 — with good reason. Justin Verlander is on the mound, and he’s perfect in a Houston uniform. The ALCS MVP ...
  • 2017 World Series: How the Astros and Dodgers match up -MLB-ALCS-NEW-YORK-YANKEES-AT-HOUSTON-ASTROS-94731697(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   A position-by-position look at the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers going into the World Series, starting Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT, televised by Fox) Game 1, Tuesday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Wednesday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; Game 3, Friday, at Houston, 8:09 ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is lifted by teammates after Game 7 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 4-0 to win the series. HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second time ...
  • MLB Playoffs Roundup: Justin Verlander dominates Yankees again as Astros force ALCS Game 7 -MLB-ALCS-NEW-YORK-YANKEES-AT-HOUSTON-ASTROS-94731697(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —    HOUSTON — Breaking down Game 6 of the AL Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park: Astros 7, Yankees 1: Series tied, 3-3. *** The game: Justin Verlander shut down the potent Yankees offense once again and Jose Altuve had three RBI, contributing to both of ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) reacts after giving up a home run to Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)  —-   A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ TRUST IN JUSTIN Justin Verlander and the Astros try to stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series when they host the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Verlander has won all ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Cubs face Dodgers’ Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS Cubs v Dodgers Game 5A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ ANOTHER DAY The Cubs finally broke through for a win against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series, but now they have to contend with ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Kershaw limited Chicago to two runs over five innings in Game 1, a 5-2 win for ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Dodgers seek sweep; Yanks try to solve Keuchel Astros v NYY MLB ALCS - e74f620a310048b3ab0d110773c69639(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ BRING OUT THE BROOMS One win from their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers go for a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series at Wrigley Field (9:08 p.m. EDT). Los Angeles is ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Cubs try to dent Dodgers, Judge breaks loose -ALDS-NEW-YORK-YANKEES-AT-CLEVELAND-INDIAN-94517547(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ PROFESSOR VS YU Kyle Hendricks is set to pitch for the Cubs, who are trying to overcome a 2-0 deficit against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series. Hendricks finished the regular season with a 2.19 ERA over his final 13 starts ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead / Astros, Yanks try to get bats going in New York Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, right, catches a fly ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant over the top of center fielder Chris Taylor during the first inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ GOING BATTY The two highest-scoring teams in the majors this season have combined for all of six runs in the first two games of the AL Championship Series. Houston, which totaled 896 runs to 858 for the Yankees this year, won a ...
  • MLB Playoffs Roundup: No Seager in NLCS, but Puig a party for Dodgers Astros-2017-09-28-Jose-Altuve(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ BACKING OUT The Dodgers will have to get through the Cubs without star shortstop Corey Seager in the NL Championship Series. Seager was left off the NLCS roster due to a back injury, a surprise omission announced hours before Saturday’s Game 1 ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Altuve’s October, Dodgers get weary Cubs Astros v NYY MLB ALCS - e74f620a310048b3ab0d110773c69639(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-     A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ ALTUVE’S OCTOBER Jose Altuve was a candidate for AL MVP during the regular season and he’s been among the best players in the postseason so far, too. Houston’s 5-foot-6 dynamo had three more hits in a Game 1 win over New York ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Yankees-Astros open ALCS, Cubs-Dodgers in NLCS Cubs v Nationals 101217(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ WILD REMATCH Astros ace Dallas Keuchel opposes Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in the opener of their AL Championship Series at Minute Maid Park. It’s a rematch of the 2015 wild-card game, when Keuchel dominated a lineup that included current New York regulars ...

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