MLB World Series

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, umpire Rob Drake stands on the field during a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals in Washington. Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will look into a politicized tweet by Drake that referenced a rifle and criticism of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 24, 2019 - 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big league umpire Rob Drake has apologized for sending a politicized tweet this week that referenced an assault weapon and criticism of President Donald Trump. Drake unlocked his Twitter account on Thursday and posted several messages to say he was sorry. A day earlier, before...
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Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto celebrates after their win against the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 12-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 24, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Walking off the field after the final out, Juan Soto smiled as he approached manager Dave Martinez and held up a pair of fingers. "Two more," Soto told his skipper. By then, Minute Maid Park was nearly empty and mostly silent, except for a small clutch of fans behind Washington's...
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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, left, speaks with new manager Joe Maddon after a baseball news conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Maddon is returning to the Angels, where he worked as a coach before successful managerial stunts with baseball clubs in Tampa Bay and Chicago. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
October 24, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon was a part of the Los Angeles Angels organization during most of its glory days, including that lone World Series championship in 2002. With many of his past players and future ones in the crowd Thursday, Maddon outlined his vision for trying to bring the Angels...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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October 24, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in...
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President Donald Trump speaks about attending the World Series as he departs a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony for auto racing great Roger Penske in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is planning to attend the World Series on Sunday if it goes to a fifth game. The president confirmed his plans Thursday while presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Roger Penske, a businessman and founder of one of the world's most...
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FILE - This May 20, 2017 file photo shows New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Person familiar with deal tells AP the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring Girardi as manager, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 24, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will get their man. They have agreed to hire former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, a fan wears a shark hat as Washington Nationals' Gerardo Parra comes up to bat in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Nationals Park in Washington. The “Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo” earworm might just be coming to a World Series near you, if Washington Nationals backup outfielder Gerardo Parra heads to the plate during one of his team’s home games against the Astros. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 23, 2019 - 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo" earworm might just be coming to a World Series near you, if Washington Nationals backup outfielder Gerardo Parra heads to the plate during one of his team's home games against the Houston Astros. A walk-up song that showed up months ago as...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg reacts after the out out in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 23, 2019 - 11:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's time had come. Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night. The right-hander outpitched fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to help the Washington Nationals beat the Houston...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 10:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — At this rate, AJ Hinch might never issue another intentional walk the rest of his life. Hard to blame the Houston manager for his decision Wednesday night, and the mess that followed in Game 2 of the World Series. But it did seem as though the baseball gods were getting the last...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates with Ryan Zimmerman after scoring on a hit by Asdrubal Cabrera during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 23, 2019 - 8:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:21 p.m. Things only got worse for the Astros after Justin Verlander left. Verlander gave up Kurt Suzuki's tiebreaking homer to lead off the seventh and was done after walking Victor Robles. In came reliever Ryan Pressly, whose...
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