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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino, right, hands the ball to manager Aaron Boone as he leaves the game during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 09, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone regrets his slow hook of Luis Severino. Given a night to reflect on New York's record-setting 16-1 loss to Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, the Yankees' rookie manager said he would not have let his ace take the mound for the fourth inning down 3-0 after...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians players watch from the dugout during the ninth inning of their 7-2 loss in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne filled the visitor’s clubhouse after the final game at Progressive Field. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne wafted into the hallway outside the visitor's clubhouse following the final game at Progressive Field. On the Cleveland side, the smell was sour. The Indians were built for one goal: to win their first World Series...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, FIle)
October 09, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. The 40-year-old Cash had one year remaining on a five-year...
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FILE - Clockwise from top left: Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt connects for a base hit in the fourth inning, hits a ground-rule double in the eighth inning, hits a two-run triple in the fourth inning, and follows through on a two-run home run in the ninth inning, becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game against the New York Yankees in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 16-1. (AP Photo/File)
October 09, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine never expected to replace Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees' closer. A backup catcher, Romine was leaning on the dugout railing and watching New York get blown out by Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series when bench coach Josh Bard walked up to him in the eighth...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt connects for a two-run home run against New York Yankees' Austin Romine (28) during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
October 09, 2018 - 12:06 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN Baseball's biggest rivalry gets the spotlight to itself as the Red Sox try to eliminate the Yankees in Game 4 of their AL Division Series. New York will be trying to rebound from the most lopsided postseason loss in the...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, center, celebrates with Ian Kinsler (5) after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. Holt hit for the cycle in the Red Sox's 16-1 win. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 08, 2018 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences. After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this? The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first player to hit for...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino walks off the field during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 08, 2018 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Their ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of hand. And their backup catcher wound up pitching. "It was an embarrassing day today," New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said. Not much else to say after the Yankees absorbed the most-lopsided loss...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers pose for a group portrait after an Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 6-2. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 08, 2018 - 6:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers went through all the expected motions after winning a playoff series. They broke out T-shirts and caps. They posed for pictures in the middle of SunTrust Park. They doused each other with beer in the clubhouse. Then, just like that, their focus turned to...
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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz, center, is swarms by teammates after the Colorado Rockies committed the final out in the ninth inning of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Denver. The Brewers won 6-0 to sweep the series in three games and move on to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 08, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That's why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in the World Series. And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. "I really feel...
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October 08, 2018 - 8:25 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano was under investigation Monday in the Dominican Republic after the third baseman was involved in a traffic incident that injured a police officer. Police said in a statement that Sano was released from custody after...
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