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The Boston Red Sox pose for a picture after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 18, 2018 - 11:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Wade Miley throws during the first inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
October 18, 2018 - 7:51 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two. And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series. It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright walks off the field after being removed in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Wainwright’s contract with the Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. St. Louis announced the agreement with the 37-year-old right-hander on Oct. 11. He was earning $19.5 million annually, and the new deal guarantees less than $15.6 million. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, FIle)
October 18, 2018 - 3:33 pm
People familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule. The pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the agreement...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates his RBI-single against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox. Astros manager AJ Hinch made the switch for his team's must-win game Thursday night after Correa had three hits and drove in...
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Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, left, and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrate their 8-6 win against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet. Make the catch, Boston wins. If not ... no telling. On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn't grab went their way. Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston held off...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is congratulated after scoring a run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
October 17, 2018 - 7:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory from a return trip to the World Series. With so much at stake, the three-time Cy Young Award winner bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wade Miley reacts after giving up a walk during the first inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 17, 2018 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wade Miley threw just five pitches in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series before Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell emerged from the Dodger Stadium dugout and abruptly removed his starter. Oddly enough, five innings after this extraordinary bit of subterfuge, Counsell probably...
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Fans interfere with Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts trying to catch a ball hit by Houston Astros' Jose Altuve during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. Altuve was called out. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 7:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve was denied a potential two-run homer for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series when umpires ruled at least one fan interfered with Mookie Betts' attempt at a leaping catch above the right-field wall Wednesday night. Crew chief Joe West, working the...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale warms up during batting practice before Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 5:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said he didn't throw a bullpen session as planned. Cora said the lanky...
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Houston Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow speaks during a news conference before Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 5:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated. That's their story, and Major League Baseball agrees. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying — when...
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