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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reacts after Tampa Bay Rays Manuel Margot hit a three run home run against Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 12, 2020 - 8:34 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ SHAKY ‘STROS Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that’s won two of the past three AL pennants. Altuve made two throwing errors from second base...
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Fans arrive before Game 1 of a baseball National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 12, 2020 - 7:21 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Scott McIlroy reached out with his left hand as a batting practice home run clanged off a railing and hit him in the palm, the ball popping in the air before settling back into his grip as he held a cell phone in his right hand. Count the Texas resident and Los Angeles...
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reacts after Tampa Bay Rays Manuel Margot hit a three run home run against Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 12, 2020 - 5:21 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whether they're in the field or at the plate, the Houston Astros are finding it tough to summon their usual postseason proficiency so far in the AL Championship Series. Almost as tough as José Altuve is finding it to throw to first base from shallow right field. Altuve's two...
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Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria watches as players practice during a baseball workout in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The White Sox are scheduled to play the Oakland Athletics in an American League wild-card playoff series starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 12, 2020 - 3:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria fostered a culture that allowed young players to develop into stars. And just like the last time, he lost his job after helping start a turnaround. The Chicago White Sox and their manager agreed to split following a disappointing finish to a breakout season in which...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo walks off the mount after the eighth inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
October 11, 2020 - 10:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Diego Castillo played catch Sunday afternoon, less than 48 hours after throwing 29 pitches in two innings, and told manager Kevin Cash he was good to go for the opener of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Was he ever. “It’s always good news when you get...
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Houston Astros watch the seventh inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
October 11, 2020 - 8:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After the Houston Astros bashed the ball all over Dodger Stadium for the past week, they found it a whole lot harder to slug when they moved a couple of hours down the coast for the AL Championship Series. Tampa Bay limited the Astros' star-studded lineup to nine hits — but just...
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October 11, 2020 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YES Network broadcaster Jack Curry missed the New York Yankees’ postseason after contracting COVID-19. Curry tweeted a video on Sunday and said he had recovered and would have returned to work for the AL Championship Series starting Sunday had the Yankees advanced. Curry said he...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers work out in Globe Life Field before the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct 11, 2020. The series begins Monday, Oct. 12. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 11, 2020 - 5:54 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: WELCOME BACK For the first time since spring training shut in mid-March because of the virus, fans will permitted back in the ballpark. They will be allowed into Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, when the Dodgers and Braves meet in Game 1...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 10, 2020 - 11:07 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ HELLO AGAIN Houston and Tampa Bay are set to open their AL Championship Series in San Diego, with Astros left-hander Framber Valdez opposing 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The Rays are seeking revenge after Houston beat them in...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 10, 2020 - 4:46 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ___ HELLO AGAIN Houston and Tampa Bay are set to open their AL Championship Series in San Diego, with Astros left-hander Framber Valdez opposing 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The Rays are seeking revenge after Houston beat them in...
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