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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler reacts after giving up a double to Milwaukee Brewers' Erik Kratz during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
October 15, 2018 - 8:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the chants that could have emanated from the Dodger Stadium stands during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS, "We want Austin!" was not exactly the most likely. But after Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal committed his third passed ball of the series Monday night,...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch speaks during a news conference Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Houston. The Astros will face the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the baseball American League Championship Series Tuesday Oct. 16 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 15, 2018 - 6:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros are brimming with confidence, even after a Game 2 AL Championship Series defeat to the Boston Red Sox. For proof, just see Bregman's social media feed. Hours after Boston beat Houston 7-5 to even the best-of-seven series at a game each, Bregman...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich warms up before Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 15, 2018 - 12:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is heading home for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with the matchup against the Dodgers tied at 1-all. Yelich, the favorite for NL MVP, was born in Thousand Oaks, California, and...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole prepares to pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 14, 2018 - 8:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way to a big win. Cole's electric fastball was lined all over Fenway Park and he also committed a costly error in his first...
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Boston Red Sox fans celebrate during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 14, 2018 - 7:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 14, 2018 - 6:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chis Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier...
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In this Oct. 7, 2018 file photo Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) delivers during the first inning in Game 3 of MLB baseball's National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Buehler had one bad inning against Atlanta in the NL Division Series. Now the pressure is on the rookie again as the Dodgers return home to host the Brewers in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, which is tied at 1-all. (AP Photo/John Bazemore,File)
October 14, 2018 - 5:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can stick around. Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted 4 1/3 innings in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ace Clayton Kershaw managed just three innings in...
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Houston Astros center fielder George Springer, right, and shortstop Carlos Correa celebrate their win against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. The Astros won 7-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 13, 2018 - 11:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — With temperatures dipping into the 40s, numbing their fingertips as they tried to grip the baseball, Justin Verlander and Chris Sale both struggled to get the ball over the plate. Verlander recovered quickly. Sale never did. After walking in one run and giving up the tying score on a...
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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora argues a strike three call with umpire Joe West during the fifth inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 13, 2018 - 7:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora has been ejected from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros for arguing a called third strike in the fifth inning that ended Boston's first rally of the game. There were two out, two on and two runs already in when Justin Verlander...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress (32) reacts after a double play during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 13, 2018 - 7:22 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn't expecting a call to the bullpen. After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have embraced...
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