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Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...

Mets' Carrasco has surgery to remove bone fragment in elbow

Oct. 20, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco has had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his pitching elbow and is projected to resume baseball activities this winter. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery...

Braves scratch Ynoa from Game 4 start in NLCS vs Dodgers

Oct. 20, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Huascar Ynoa was scratched with shoulder inflammation from his scheduled start for the Atlanta Braves against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series, then removed from the postseason roster. Ynoa first experienced discomfort...

NTSB recovers black boxes from plane that burned in Texas

Oct. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Federal accident investigators have recovered badly burned flight recorders and started interviewing people who were on board a jet that ran off a Texas runway during takeoff and burst into flames. The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it expects to...

Andy Haines out as Brewers' hitting coach after NLDS loss

Oct. 20, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andy Haines is out as the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach after they scored a total of six runs in their four-game National League Division Series loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Brewers announced Wednesday they wouldn’t be renewing Haines’...

NBA struggles during 1950s, begins its rise later in decade

Oct. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...

Plane burns after takeoff mishap in Texas; no one badly hurt

Oct. 20, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (AP) — A plane taking passengers from Texas to the AL Championship Series game in Boston burst into flames after it ran off a runway during takeoff Tuesday morning, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play Atlanta in...

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

Oct. 20, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve's...