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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich warms up for practice for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 11, 2018 - 6:04 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Build an early lead, get five good innings out of the starter and bring in the bullpen. The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to win 11 straight games going into the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw could be the ace that finally puts a stop...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa waits to bat during a baseball workout Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Houston. The Astros play the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Friday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 10, 2018 - 4:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa is in pain. Every swing and miss hurts, and on the bad days it can even be uncomfortable for the Houston Astros star shortstop to walk. Correa often puts on a brave face but told The Associated Press how much this is affecting him as the Astros prepare to leave for...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, left, and Brett Gardner watch play from the dugout during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 10, 2018 - 12:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn't wait to get back home. Now, that's exactly where they're staying. CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager Aaron Boone again stuck with his starter too long, and the Yankees fell just short...
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The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the New York Yankees 4-3 in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 09, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Nunez charged Gleyber Torres' four-hopper toward third base and whipped the ball across the diamond . Steve Pearce stretched, falling on his chest for a sprawling catch. The umpire signaled: "Out!" The Boston Red Sox gathered around exhausted closer Craig Kimbrel, hugging...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino, right, hands the ball to manager Aaron Boone as he leaves the game during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 09, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone regrets his slow hook of Luis Severino. Given a night to reflect on New York's record-setting 16-1 loss to Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, the Yankees' rookie manager said he would not have let his ace take the mound for the fourth inning down 3-0 after...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians players watch from the dugout during the ninth inning of their 7-2 loss in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne filled the visitor’s clubhouse after the final game at Progressive Field. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne wafted into the hallway outside the visitor's clubhouse following the final game at Progressive Field. On the Cleveland side, the smell was sour. The Indians were built for one goal: to win their first World Series...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, FIle)
October 09, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. The 40-year-old Cash had one year remaining on a five-year...
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FILE - Clockwise from top left: Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt connects for a base hit in the fourth inning, hits a ground-rule double in the eighth inning, hits a two-run triple in the fourth inning, and follows through on a two-run home run in the ninth inning, becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game against the New York Yankees in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 16-1. (AP Photo/File)
October 09, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine never expected to replace Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees' closer. A backup catcher, Romine was leaning on the dugout railing and watching New York get blown out by Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series when bench coach Josh Bard walked up to him in the eighth...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt connects for a two-run home run against New York Yankees' Austin Romine (28) during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
October 09, 2018 - 12:06 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN Baseball's biggest rivalry gets the spotlight to itself as the Red Sox try to eliminate the Yankees in Game 4 of their AL Division Series. New York will be trying to rebound from the most lopsided postseason loss in the...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, center, celebrates with Ian Kinsler (5) after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. Holt hit for the cycle in the Red Sox's 16-1 win. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 08, 2018 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences. After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this? The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first player to hit for...
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