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  • 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 ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS -ALDS-NEW-YORK-YANKEES-AT-CLEVELAND-INDIAN-94517547(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ GOING THE DISTANCE It’s a win-or-go-home Game 5 in the NL Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals at 8:08 p.m. EDT. Kyle Hendricks pitches for the World Series champion Cubs after beating Stephen Strasburg 3-0 in the opener. Washington ...
  • MLB PLAYOFFS: Yankees-Indians in Game 5, Cubs try to zap Nats Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) is tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta during the ninth inning of game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. The Dodgers won 3-1 to advance to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PHATZRADIO SPORTS / AP)   —-    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ HIGH-5 It’s all or nothing when the Cleveland Indians host the New York Yankees in the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series (8:08 p.m. EDT). Corey Kluber, considered the favorite for the AL Cy Young Award, starts for Cleveland and ...
  • MLB Playoffs Roundup: Astros, Indians seek sweeps; HR-happy playoffs Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper runs the bases for his two-run home run in the eighth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ BROOMS IN BOSTON? Jose Altuve and the Astros are at Fenway Park, trying to finish off a sweep of the Red Sox in the AL Division Series. Houston won the first two games by identical 8-2 scores, powered by the top of ...
  • MLB Playoffs Roundup: Correa, Altuve, Astros rout Red Sox 8-2, take 2-0 ALDS lead Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz delivers a pitch against Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Houston. (Ronald Martinez/AP, Pool)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ KRYPTONITE Justin Turner and the major league-best Dodgers try to solve nemesis Robbie Ray (15-5, 2.89 ERA, 218 Ks) and take a 2-0 lead over the Diamondbacks in their NL Division Series. Ray dominated the Dodgers during the regular season, going 3-0 ...
  • MLB – AL Playoffs: Astros beat Red Sox 8-2 in ALDS opener / Indians baffle Judge, Yanks 4-0 in ALDS opener Boston Red Sox designated hitter Eduardo Nunez, center, is carried off the field after he was injured running to first base during the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)(Photo: The Associated Press)HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate’s extraordinary pop. “He makes sure he stays on top of his gym routine, whatever it is,” ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Sale vs Verlander; Judge, Yanks’ power vs Bauer MLB Playoffs Wild Card Preview 2017(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ MARQUEE MATCHUP Red Sox lefty Chris Sale makes his first postseason appearance when he starts against Astros righty Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Minute Maid Park. Sale led the majors with 308 strikeouts while going 17-8 with ...
  • MLB – NL Wildcard Playoffs: Bradley’s stunning triple helps D-backs outslug Rockies 11-8 The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 11-8 to advance to an NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Matt York)(Photo: The Associated Press)PHOENIX (AP) — Three bags, four times. And you wouldn’t believe who got in on all the fun for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Spirited reliever Archie Bradley hit a stunning triple in the seventh inning, driving in two runs with one of four three-baggers by Arizona that sent the Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National ...
  • NL Wildcard Playoffs: Rockies vs Diamondbacks in NL wild-card game Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, third from left, talks with his players during practice at Chase Field as the team gets ready for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks face the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DUEL IN THE DESERT Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies face Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke in the NL wild-card game at 8:08 p.m. EDT. It’s a matchup of teams that know each other well. The division rivals share a spring training facility ...
  • AL Wildcard Playoffs: Judge, Gregorius, bullpen rally wild-card Yankees past Twins New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson reacts after Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was hit by a foul tip of during the sixth inning an American League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Minutes into the playoff debut for these young New York Yankees, they trailed Minnesota by three runs. Their starting pitcher lasted just one out. A sellout crowd was stunned. Could their postseason be over almost before it began? Nope. A strange AL wild-card game was only just beginning. “We’ve had a quite a few ...
  • MLB Playoffs Preview: Playoffs begin, Twins-Yankees for AL wild card Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, third from left, talks with his players during practice at Chase Field as the team gets ready for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks face the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ LET’S START The 2017 postseason begins at Yankee Stadium when the Minnesota Twins take on New York in the AL wild-card game. Luis Severino pitches for the Yanks — he’s 23, he averaged 97.6 mph on his fastball, tops among qualified starters. Twins ...
  • MLB postseason: Schedule, start times, pitching matchups, TV info red sox-2017-09-27-Xander-Bogaerts(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   All those home runs by Aaron Judge, all those wins by the Los Angeles Dodgers, nicely done. Except none of that matters now — a sinker that bounces to the backstop, a liner that hooks barely foul, the whole script flips. October has a way of doing that. The Major League Baseball ...
  • MLB Roundup: Twins check Sano’s leg, 3 teams oust managers New York Mets manager Terry Collins walks from his office after resigning as manager following a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. New York Mets manager Terry Collins resigned Sunday and will take a position in the team's front office. Collins announced the move after the Mets lost to Philadelphia 11-0 to finish the season. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)(Photo: The Associated Press)A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ WILD WORKOUT The Yankees and Twins will hold workouts in New York ahead of Tuesday’s AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium, and eyes will be on Minnesota’s Miguel Sano. The hulking slugger is 1 for 8 in three games since missing 38 games with a stress reaction in ...
  • MLB Roundup: Playoff pairings set; Stanton’s last licks Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, smiles as he takes the ball from relief pitcher Pedro Baez as he is pulled form the mound after retiring Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Denver. The Dodgers won 5-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)(Photo: The Associated Press)A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ THAT’S A WRAP Even though all 15 games start just after 3 p.m. EDT, the final day of the regular season figures to be a quiet one. With every spot secured and pairings already set, all 10 playoff teams can rest up and prepare for the postseason, which ...
  • MLB Roundup: Red Sox miss another chance to clinch AL East with loss to Astros Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) catches the throw as he sets to tag out Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt on an attempted to steal second during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. The Red Sox challenged the play, but the original call was upheld. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)(Photo: The Associated Press)BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox once again failed to clinch the AL East, losing 3-2 to Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros on Friday night. The magic number for the Red Sox remained at one. Boston leads the New York Yankees by two games — both teams have two games left and they are ...
  • MLB Roundup: Red Sox lose to Astros, but magic number drops to one Astros-2017-09-28-Jose-AltuveST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals were eliminated from postseason contention when Leonys Martin leaped at the center-field fence to rob Paul DeJong of a tying home run with two outs in the 11th inning, preserving the Chicago Cubs’ 2-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday night. St. Louis, which went 5-14 against its rival, missed ...

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