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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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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich scored the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 04, 2018 - 6:48 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Moustaksas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday in their NL Division Series opener. After giving up two runs in the ninth that made it 2-all, the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, talks to starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday's Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 04, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw says he accepts the reasons he was given for not starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Whether the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner agrees with them may be altogether different. The Los Angeles Dodgers chose to go with Hyun-Jin Ryu in their...
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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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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts to his RBI single during a tiebreak baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Chicago. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 11:06 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun will hit third for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of their National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies. The veteran outfielder, who hit .346 with five homers over the final seven games of the regular season, will hit behind table-setters Lorenzo Cain...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:58 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Young right-hander Brandon Woodruff not only made the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff roster, but he's starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies. The Brewers' playoff roster announced before the Game 1 on Thursday features an 11-man pitching...
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