MLB Playoffs

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) and George Springer (4) celebrate their win over Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole have been even more brilliant in the playoffs, keeping Cleveland's powerful offense in check to give the Houston Astros a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series. Cole struck out 12 and walked none, combining with two relievers on Houston's second straight...
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Atlanta Braves base runner Ronald Acuna walks off the field after the final out in a 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers head to Atlanta full of confidence after consecutive shutouts gave them a commanding 2-0 lead over the Braves in their National League Division Series. Now the Braves must win the first postseason game in their new ballpark to extend their season. And they face some...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw watches a pitch to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 05, 2018 - 10:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Sandy Koufax sitting in the front row, Clayton Kershaw pitched the best postseason game of his career, motivated partly by being passed over as the Dodgers' Game 1 starter. He responded with a postseason career-high eight innings of two-hit ball in his team's second straight...
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Fans cheers as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale leaves the baseball game against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 05, 2018 - 10:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale left the mound to a standing ovation and then waited along with anxious Red Sox fans while the Boston bullpen frittered away most of a five-run lead. Bases loaded in the sixth inning. Two runs. Bases loaded, nobody out in the seventh. The Yankees scored another. A leadoff...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress reacts after getting Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon to ground out and end the ninth inning of Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee.The Brewersb won 4-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 05, 2018 - 6:41 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It turns out there is way more to the Milwaukee Brewers than just Christian Yelich. The rest of this Brew Crew can play, too. Especially those guys in that loaded bullpen. Jhoulys Chacin pitched five sparkling innings on short rest, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and...
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Houston Astros' George Springer celebrates his solo home run against Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber during fifth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 05, 2018 - 4:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It's October and George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are all hitting home runs once again, helping the Houston Astros to a postseason win. A year after launching a World Series-record 15 homers in winning their first championship, the Astros picked up right where they left...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber listens to a question during a baseball news conference Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Houston. The Indians play the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 04, 2018 - 10:47 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NO OPENERS NEEDED Cy Young Award winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber will start the AL Division Series between the Astros and Indians at Minute Maid Park in a matchup that figures to buck the October trend of bullpen "openers." Verlander, a...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball National League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 04, 2018 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers made a surprising and much dissected decision to start Hyun-Jin Ryu over Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. Swell choice. The South Korean left-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Los Angeles launched three home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale speaks to media before a baseball workout at Fenway Park, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Boston, in preparation for Game 1 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees on Friday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 04, 2018 - 2:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale waited eight years to make his first postseason start and then another 365 days for a chance to put that memory behind him. The Red Sox left-hander will start Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees on Friday night, one year after he was bombarded by...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts after scoring on a double by Aaron Hicks during the sixth inning of the American League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 04, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in . By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut , New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. "We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next. "It's going to...
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