Professional baseball

October 06, 2019 - 3:46 am
Atlanta Braves (97-65, first in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (91-71, first in the NL Central) St. Louis; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (0-0, 0.00 ERA) LINE: Braves -117; over/under is 8 1/2 runs NLDS: Series tied 1-1...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole waves to fans as he leaves during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the baseball team's American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Houston, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 06, 2019 - 2:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's pair of aces dealt the Astros a pair of wins. Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October with a 15-strikeout performance and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved. The Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer watches a delivery to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 05, 2019 - 10:47 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: PROBABLE — BUT NOT DEFINITE With Washington and the Los Angeles Dodgers tied 1-1 in their NL Division Series, Nationals ace Max Scherzer is scheduled to start Game 3 at home on Sunday. Scherzer threw 77 pitches over the first five innings of the...
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) connects for a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 05, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 103-win New York Yankees ran out identical, relentless lineups in consecutive games for the first time all year, and manager Aaron Boone believes he knows what's next for the A-team Bombers. "Throttle down," he said. Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a...
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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak (68) delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 05, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just too much traffic for Twins rookie Randy Dobnak. The feel-good story of the Uber driver-turned-big league pitcher came to a screeching halt Saturday when the New York Yankees tagged him from the get-go in an 8-2 rout, putting Minnesota in a serious jam in the AL Division Series...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 05, 2019 - 4:27 am
The Washington Nationals turned a bullpen day for one of their aces into a postseason game day, and they may run more starters out for spot stints as a bridge to their unreliable relievers. Max Scherzer took an unexpected turn in relief during Washington's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer watches a delivery to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 05, 2019 - 2:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bullpen gate swung open and out trotted ... Max Scherzer? Yep, Washington's ace surprised the Los Angeles Dodgers and even a few teammates in the eighth inning Friday night. "All the chips are on the table right now," Scherzer explained. "We weren't expecting that," Dodgers...
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New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu connects for a three-run double to left field against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 05, 2019 - 2:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New postseason, same old story for the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. DJ LeMahieu homered and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres broke a tie with a two-run double and the Yankees extended their October mastery of Minnesota with a 10-4 victory Friday night in the AL Division...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 05, 2019 - 2:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Last weekend, Randy Dobnak got married in Maryland. This one, he'll pitch a playoff game at Yankee Stadium. Pretty nice little Saturday planned — two of them, actually — for an undrafted rookie who never expected to be in this position. Just find him on Twitter, where he boasts...
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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano (22) pulls off his batting helmet after striking out to end the top of the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 05, 2019 - 1:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Not until the 42nd pitch of the night was a ball put in play to a fielder. There were five home runs, 25 strikeouts, 14 walks, 13 pitchers and just 15 hits. The New York Yankees' 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in their AL Division Series opener on Friday was the epitome of what...
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