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Celebration after game-winning hit made Rays’ Phillips sick

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips got so excited in the aftermath of his two-out single in the ninth inning of Game 4, the...

Power surge: Home runs more than half of scoring in playoffs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For all the talk about pride in advancing runners and manufacturing runs, teams in the postseason have really dug the...

Stumbling stunner! Rays shock Dodgers in 9th, tie Series 2-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, Randy Arozarena sprawled in the dirt pounding his hands on home plate. ...

The Latest: Rays beat LA 8-7, tie Series at two games each

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Rays stack lineup with righties against Urías in Game 4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays started four right-handed hitters at the top of their batting order and seven in all against...

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched in the World Series like the Los Angeles Dodgers' aces of old. ...

World Series Notebook: Urías, 4-0 in postseason, set for G4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In his only other start this postseason, Julio Urías had an 11-0 lead before taking the mound when the Los...

October Red: Dodgers’ Turner again delivers with bat, glove

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The bushy beard, the pine tar stain on the back of his No. 10 Los Angeles Dodgers jersey and all...

The Latest: LA leads Series 2-1 after dominant Buehler start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the World Series (all times local): ...

World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. ...

World Series notes: Wood’s role in LA, Adames hugging Mookie

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Wood has experience starting in the World Series for the Dodgers. While in a different role now, the left-hander...

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to...

World Series Notebook: Rays enjoying games with fans

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After winning the Division Series and AL Championship Series in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays played before fans in...

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. ...

Bullpen saved: Dodgers keep Jansen and Co. fresh for Game 2

Winning Game 1 was a sweet way to start the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined. ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers turn to Jansen, bullpen for Game 2

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ...

Total package: Betts paying off big for Dodgers in every way

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An...

No knocking Bellinger’s homer celebration in World Series

Cody Bellinger bashed a home run in the World Series opener, and celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates. ...

World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against...

Glasnow wilts, can’t stay with Kershaw as Rays drop Game 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had already given up a two-run homer and four of his six walks when he went back out...

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): ...

AP Interview: Manfred likes larger playoff, runner in extras

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of...

Friedman’s Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Friedman isn’t quite torn. ...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship...

Rays, Dodgers set lineups for Game 1 of the World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was in his normal spot in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

Kershaw’s latest World Series chance with Dodgers near home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has pitched in the final game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers six of the last...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with...

Dodgers’ Seager NLCS MVP after 5 HRS, 11 RBIs against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager bashed his way to NLCS MVP. ...

Baserunning gets Braves again, NLCS slips away in Game 7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made another baserunning mistake with a lead in the NL Championship Series. ...

Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off...

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a...

NLCS Game 7 1st rookie starters matchup in a winner-take-all

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Game 7 of the National League Championship became MLB's first winner-take-all postseason game matching rookie starters when the Los Angeles...

Betts, with another great grab, shows what Dodgers wanted

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts jumped high against the 8-foot wall in right field, landing on an advertisement with the word “Extreme. ...

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. ...

LEADING OFF: Rookie pitchers set for NLCS Game 7, Rays in WS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Seager homers again, Dodgers force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager's sweet swing. Walker Buehler's calm. Kenley Jansen's resurgence. ...

Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Anderson doesn’t remember the last time the Atlanta Braves were in a Game 7. ...

Outfielder Kiermaier back in lineup for Rays in ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was back in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays against the...

Jansen shows signs of old self as Dodgers try to stay alive

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Though Kenley Jansen never lost confidence in himself, the big right-hander might be regaining that from the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor won’t start Game 6 against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Taylor wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against...

LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Ozuna mishap costs Braves as World Series wait continues

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves got a little ahead of themselves. ...

Smith off Smith, Seager 2 HRs as Dodgers beat Braves in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One Will Smith outdid another Will Smith to keep the season alive for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean...

Texas natives Minter for Braves, May for Dodgers in NLCS G5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lefty reliever A.J. Minter will be the first pitcher on the mound for the Atlanta Braves, who are going with...

Braves 1 win from WS after 10-2 win over Dodgers in NLCS G4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves turned things around in a hurry, and now are one win from ending a...

Kershaw falters again in playoffs, pushing Dodgers to brink

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw made the slow trudge to that lonely spot in the dugout once again, this time just a few...

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before Carlos Correa headed to the plate in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, he...

LEADING OFF: Snell, Rays try again to top Astros for WS trip

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ...

Windy NLCS Game 4 with roof open has players checking eyes

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta's Freddie Freeman and Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw apparently had trouble seeing early in Game 4 of the...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Springer, Altuve homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve and the Houston Astros are eager to match the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the history books. ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ...

11-spot: Dodgers huge 1st in 15-3 win over Braves in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were already having a grand time before Max Muncy’s big slam capped the highest-scoring inning in...

Braves’ 1st playoff loss a doozy, 15-3 to LA in NLCS Game 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Baby Braves were the Battered Braves in their first loss of these playoffs. ...

Dodgers score record 11 runs in 1st inning vs Braves in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Max Muncy hit a grand slam to cap an 11-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3...

Dodgers’ Kershaw ‘likely possibility’ to start NLCS Game 4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is a likely possibility to start Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for the Los Angeles...

Braves 1B Freeman good, Ríos back in Dodgers’ lineup at NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was in his normal spot in the Atlanta lineup for Game 3 of the National...

Freeman, Albies HR again, Braves hang on for 2-0 NLCS lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ozzie Albies homered into the Braves bullpen in the ninth inning for the second straight night, and Mark Melancon once...

Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

Altuve’s throwing yips hurt Astros again in Game 3 of ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017 when his Houston Astros sometimes knew exactly what pitches were coming. ...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ...

Issues pile up with Dodgers in 0-2 NLCS hole against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former ace Clayton Kershaw is having more back issues, Kenley Jansen hasn't seen the mound yet with his closing role...

Greinke says he prefers playing without fans in ballparks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke said he’s enjoyed playing games without fans during the pandemic-shortened season and in the playoffs....

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw scratched from Game 2 start in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was scratched Tuesday from his start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship...

Pache in Braves lineup with Duval out, Pederson is DH for LA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cristian Pache is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the National...

Braves’ Duvall out rest of postseason, replaced by Camargo

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall will miss the rest of the postseason because of an injury to his left side. ...

Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta Braves fans were still doing tomahawk-chop chants as they filed out of the stadium, real people who replaced the...

Margot’s homer, catch highlight Rays’ 4-2 win over Astros

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a...

Baseball’s first fans of 2020 see Dodgers-Braves NLCS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Scott McIlroy reached out with his left hand as a batting practice home run clanged off a railing and hit...

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Back of bullpen fails Dodgers as Braves take NLCS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler is dealing with two blisters, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are having trouble settling on even one closer. ...

Braves LF Duvall leaves NLCS opener with left oblique issue

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta Braves left fielder Adam Duvall left Game 1 of the NL Championships Series after hurting his left oblique in...

Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

CINCINNATI (AP) — At 5-foot-7, he was the smallest cog in the Big Red Machine. And to his star-powered teammates, Joe Morgan was a...

Altuve’s 2 early throwing errors doom Astros in ALCS Game 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whether they're in the field or at the plate, the Houston Astros are finding it tough to summon their usual...

Kiké 1st start for Dodgers, Braves unchanged for NLCS Game 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kiké Hernández is getting his first start this postseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers, playing second base and batting eighth...

White Sox, Renteria agree to split after breakout season

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria fostered a culture that allowed young players to develop into stars. And just like the last time, he lost...

Dodgers add Wood as extra pitcher for NLCS against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have added left-hander Alex Wood as an extra pitcher for the National League Championship Series against...

Arozarena homers again, Rays beat Astros 2-1 in ALCS opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Diego Castillo played catch Sunday afternoon, less than 48 hours after throwing 29 pitches in two innings,...

Astros’ big bats go silent in ALCS opener loss to Tampa Bay

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After the Houston Astros bashed the ball all over Dodger Stadium for the past week, they found it a whole...

Yankees broadcaster Curry missed playoffs with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — YES Network broadcaster Jack Curry missed the New York Yankees’ postseason after contracting COVID-19. ...

LEADING OFF: Fans back as Braves, Dodgers open NLCS in Texas

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ...

Braves grown up a bit for NLCS matchup against the Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Those Baby Braves that faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs two years ago have grown up a little...

A capsule look at the Braves-Dodgers playoff series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven NL Championship Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Monday night: ...

LEADING OFF: Rays’ Snell, Astros’ Valdez meet in ALCS opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Managed by universally acclaimed good guy Dusty Baker, the Houston Astros remain villains in many people’s eyes for their sign-stealing...

Jansen shaky, role as Dodgers closer muddled going into NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In a season that's gone exceedingly well for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a late problem that popped up is causing...

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. ...

Yankees come up short again in Game 5 loss to Rays

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the New York Yankees needed their star-studded lineup to produce runs in an elimination playoff game, they got three...

LEADING OFF: Rays thwart Yankees, seek revenge vs Astros

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ...

Dodgers to host drive-in viewing parties during NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers fans who can’t get to Texas for the NL Championship Series can watch their team from their...

Good guy Dusty Baker guides reviled Houston Astros into ALCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there’s a universally recognized good guy among the generally reviled Houston Astros, it’s Dusty Baker. ...

MLB-best Dodgers to 14th NLCS after 12-3 win to sweep Padres

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers have completed the first step of what they hope is a long stay...

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