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Verlander, Altuve help Astros top Yanks to force ALCS Game 7
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Verlander remained perfect with the Houston Astros, pitching seven shutout innings when they needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7....

Tigers pick former rival, hire Gardenhire as new manager
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers were certainly familiar with Ron Gardenhire's managerial resume....

Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dusty Baker's time as the manager of the Washington Nationals is over after two seasons, two NL East titles and zero playoff series victories....

Rare Jackie Robinson rookie jersey up for auction
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago could be available for someone with a few spare millions....

Emotional Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series
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CHICAGO (AP) -- When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez's three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotional utilityman just wanted to give his dad a big hug....

No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers
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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. Going home without a trophy isn't really new....

Fan-tastic! Man who caught Turner HR ball snags Wrigley shot
He's become Mr. Hawk-tober....

LEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS
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A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel walked from the mound to the dugout during the top of the fifth inning, a blank look on his face, his glove resting on a hip....

Ethier 'honors the game.' For once, it returns the favor
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Andre Ethier put his teammates on notice before the first pitch of the playoffs: win the World Series or watch one of the best seasons in Dodgers history go down as a bust....



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