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World Series notebook: Home team finally wins at home

Oct. 28, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros ended a five-game losing streak in World Series games at Minute Maid Park. With their 7-2 win in Game 2 over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, the Astros became the first team to win a World Series game in its home ballpark since...

World Series Notebook: Albies looks up to fellow 2B Altuve

Oct. 27, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies actually looks up in a way to Jose Altuve, even though the former American League MVP for the Houston Astros is a couple of inches shorter than him. The 5-foot-8 Albies said so many people had told him he...

World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in

Oct. 25, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds. “We remained...

Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball’s oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title. Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros earned yet...

Darnell Coles plans to put his 'stamp' on Nationals' hitters

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darnell Coles was hired by the Washington Nationals as their hitting coach on Monday, returning him to an organization he worked for in the minor leagues and reuniting him with manager Dave Martinez, a former teammate. Coles was most recently the...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 15, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:20 p.m. (Fox and FS1);...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:20 p.m. (Fox and FS1);...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Giants in NLDS winner-take-all Game 5

Oct. 14, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ A COAST TOASTY Sooner than many baseball fans wanted, maybe, but the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NL Division...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 13, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, TBD (Fox or FS1); Game 3,...