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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer speaks during a news conference for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 4:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them. Washington's Game 1 starter in the World Series against Houston has baseball's most unusual orbs: blue on the right, brown on the left, a condition known as Heterochromia iridis. "I've always celebrated it," he...
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve talks to the media during a practice day for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 3:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with the Houston Astros. Jose Altuve made his big league...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole speaks during a news conference for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 3:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole rattles off the names of the pitching greats with ease, featuring the same command he shows with his vaunted four-seam fastball. Bob Gibson. Tom Seaver. Don Drysdale. Plus the guys he saw in person as a kid — Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling — when they dominated in...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole speaks during a news conference for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 1:31 pm
A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Wednesday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m.; Game 3, Friday, at Washington, 8:07 p.m.; Game 4, Saturday, at Washington, 8:07 p.m.; x-Game...
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October 20, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Eric Cooper, the Major League Baseball umpire who worked the AL Division Series two weeks ago, has died. He was 52. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Cooper's death Sunday. Cooper died after having a blood clot. He had knee surgery earlier in the week and was recuperating at his father's home in...
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Houston Astros pose after winning Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 6-4 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 20, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It's a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates after a two-run walk-off, off New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman to win Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 6-4 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 20, 2019 - 6:21 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees. For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without making it to a World Series. An AL...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 20, 2019 - 12:32 am
Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill. Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall...
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Members of the Washington Nationals participate in a baseball workout, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Washington, in advance of the team's appearance in the World Series. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 20, 2019 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doing a little research ahead of the World Series, Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier came across some numbers that made him feel OK about his team's long layoff. "I saw a stat today where there's been 12 times where teams have had five or more days off going into...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, and starting pitcher Justin Verlander celebrate after winning Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 6-4 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 19, 2019 - 11:02 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever. Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for...
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