MLB baseball

October 04, 2018 - 8:58 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Young right-hander Brandon Woodruff not only made the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff roster, but he's starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies. The Brewers' playoff roster announced before the Game 1 on Thursday features an 11-man pitching...
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The New York Yankees celebrate in the locker room after beating the Oakland Athletics 7-2 in the American League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 04, 2018 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 14 years since the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have tangled in the playoffs, and now they're all set to meet as 100-win heavyweights. The longtime and bitter rivals are lined up in the best-of-five Division Series, starting Friday night at Fenway Park. Boosted by...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader stretches during batting practice for the National League Divisional Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2018 - 12:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OPENER FOR THE OPENER The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will almost certainly...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks to his team during the 13th inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago. The Rockies won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 03, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs expect to make changes after an early playoff exit. Just not in the manager's office. Joe Maddon will return as skipper for a fifth season, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday. "He's the manager of this team and I'm very happy about that,"...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fields a ground ball by Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Washington. Rendon was out at first. Russell has accepted a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Russell’s unpaid suspension includes the 11 regular-season games he missed after being placed on administrative leave Sept. 21. Russell will be eligible to return on May 3 against St. Louis, barring any postponements. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 4:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said MLB had completed its investigation...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter watches from dugout railing in the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Baltimore. Showalter has been fired as manager of the Orioles, he confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Buck Showalter has been fired as manager of the Orioles, who made three playoff appearances under his guidance but this year staggered through the worst season since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954. Showalter confirmed the dismissal Wednesday in a text message to The Associated...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, in Miami. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction. But this year, everything changed. Spoelstra and his wife Nikki became parents six months ago, and the Heat coach has new rules. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 10:44 am
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without...
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 03, 2018 - 9:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Wednesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will...
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New York Yankees players take batting practice during a team workout before their upcoming American League wildcard baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TRY AGAIN Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over when he starts for the Yankees against Oakland in a winner-take-all matchup. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year's wild-card game against Minnesota before New York rallied...
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Colorado Rockies' Tony Wolters hits a one-run single against the Chicago Cubs during the 13th inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 03, 2018 - 12:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Wolters waited and waited as the NL wild-card game went deep into Tuesday night. He stretched a couple of times and tried to figure out when he might get a chance to play. When that opportunity arrived, he was ready. Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th...
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