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Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic fallout

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first...

Braves boost rotation, sign Morton for a year at $15 million

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were looking for more than just experience and depth when they signed two-time All-Star Charlie Morton to a...

Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Listening in on fans' conversations during his walks home from Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein could sense their excitement as the Chicago...

LHP Drew Smyly, Braves agree to $11 million, 1-year contract

ATLANTA (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed Monday to an $11...

Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Lasorda hospitalized in ICU

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized in Southern California. ...

Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM

MIAMI (AP) — Kim Ng started her Major League Baseball career as an intern, and three decades later she's still on the rise while...

Back in Boston, Red Sox’s Cora vows to be above reproach

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora wants to make one thing clear — he deserved to have his dream job as manager of the Boston...

Cohen promises splashes of cash for Mets — within reason

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Cohen promises splashes of cash Mets fans expect from his billions — within reason. ...

Red Sox bring back Cora, rehiring manager from 2018 title

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are bringing back Alex Cora, rehiring the manager that led them to the 2018 World Series title...

Turner will not be disciplined by MLB for return to field

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Turner will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for coming onto the field last week to celebrate the...

In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned

The NBA wants to be back in December. The NHL is aiming at games resuming in January. Baseball’s spring training may begin in February,...

Arenado, Gordon each win 8th Gold Glove; Betts gets 5th

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove and right fielder Mookie Betts snared his fifth...

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams...

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major...

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and...

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security...

Los Angeles celebrations of Dodgers win mostly peaceful

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A World Series win by the Los Angeles Dodgers left the team’s hometown fans celebrating in the streets and setting...

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous...

Dodgers ace Kershaw finally wins elusive World Series title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw stood in the Los Angeles bullpen in right-center field, watching Austin Barnes glove the final pitch, the one...

Arozarena’s breakout postseason not quite enough for Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Randy Arozarena did pretty much everything during a breakout performance for the Tampa Bay Rays. ...

Roberts guides Dodgers to 1st World Series title in 32 years

Dave Roberts finally has a World Series title to savor. ...

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first...

Cash’s bullpen blunder joins Little, others in playoff lore

Rays manager Kevin Cash stepped out of the dugout, and Blake Snell turned his head to curse. ...

Cashed Out: Rays manager roasted for pulling Snell in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Snell turned away from his manager and yelled an expletive as Kevin Cash headed to the mound. In control...

Corey Seager hits rare double as World Series and LCS MVP

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager hit a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for...

The Latest: Dodgers’ Turner tests positive for coronavirus

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times...

World Series notes: Dodgers bullpen finishes off Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — First, it was Dylan Floro. And then Alex Wood, Pedro Báez, Victor González, Brusdar Graterol and finally, Julio Urías. ...

World Series sets another low for television viewers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever,...

If Trump wanted people to avoid ’60 Minutes,’ it didn’t work

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week,...

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant...

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles...

Dodgers hope Gonsolin more than an opener in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Gonsolin found out after Game 2 that he would be starting Game 6 as well for the Los Angeles...

Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not silenced those who cite his...

Column: Kershaw grinds and Roberts pushes the right buttons

If it wasn’t exactly redemption for Clayton Kershaw, it sure was for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

In Joctober, Pederson does it all for Dodgers

Joc Pederson is the guy the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t need or want — until October. ...

Margot out at home, Rays unable to steal Game 5 from Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Manuel Margot snuck a few steps down the line and took off toward home plate, trying to steal a run...

Despite big heat, small flaws doom Glasnow vs. Dodgers

The big man in Tampa Bay's rotation has struggled with the little things, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have pounced on seemingly every mistake...

The Latest: Kershaw beats Rays again, gives LA Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): ...

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...

Dodgers charged with 2nd error on wild G4 play for Rays win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A second error has been charged to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the wild play that ended Game 4 of...

Bellinger back in CF for LA with roof closed for Game 5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was set to return to center field for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World...

Rays’ rally joins Buckner, Bevens among wild Series endings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It was improbable enough that little-known Brett Phillips would get the big hit for Tampa Bay against Dodgers All-Star closer...

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. ...

World Series Walk-Off Errors

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Five World Series games have ended on walk-off plays that involved an error. A look at the previous four: ...

Arozarena slugs into WS history, stumbles into October lore

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hours after slugging his way into World Series history, Randy Arozarena stumbled into October lore. ...

Jansen blows save, Dodgers squander Game 4, Series tied at 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kenley Jansen threw a cutter inside to Brett Phillips for a ball, then a cutter and a sinker for called...

World Series notes: Phillips delivers big hit for Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Kansas City in August. It seemed like a minor...

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...

Morton merely mortal for Rays, question becomes what’s next

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton made the slow stroll to the dugout after one of the worst starts of his stellar, and somewhat...

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): ...

Barnes back behind plate for Dodgers in World Series Game 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Barnes was back behind the plate to catch Los Angeles Dodgers ace Walker Buehler in Game 3 of the...

Charlie Morton quietly becomes dominant postseason pitcher

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton has slowly and quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever. ...

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...

Parade of pitchers not a merry-go-round for Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. ...

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...

Column: Rays hungry for more after evening up World Series

Game 1 of the World Series was all about Mookie Betts and his quest to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a title and fans...

Vaunted bullpen wobbles, hangs on as Rays get even with LA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tampa Bay's stable was a little shaky — and still managed to close out Game 2 of the World Series. ...

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): ...

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers...

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): ...

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

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

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...

World Series notebook: Ailing CFs ready for Game 1 in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los...

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...

Bill Miller, umpiring 4th World Series, named crew chief

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bill Miller will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series and will work home plate for Game 3...

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...

LEADING OFF: Rays, Dodgers all set to meet in World Series

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

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...

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...

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...

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