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In this still image from an online video news conference provided by the Boston Red Sox, manager Alex Cora speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. Cora, who led the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title, was rehired as manager less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. (Boston Red Sox via AP)

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

Nov. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora wants to make one thing clear — he deserved to have his dream job as manager of the Boston Red Sox taken away earlier this year. He also is eager to prove he is worthy of his second chance to direct the team he led to a World Series title in 2018. Cora was introduced as the...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks at a baseball World Series news conference in Washington. Former Houston Astros general manager Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Luhnow files $22M breach of contract lawsuit against Astros

Nov. 9, 2020 6:05 PM EST

Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January. The suit, filed Monday in Harris County District Court in Houston, claims Luhnow was unaware a camera was used to...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora smiles from behind the batting cage during their first full squad workout at their spring training baseball facility in Ft. Myers, Fla. The Red Sox rehired Cora as manager Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Red Sox bring back Cora, rehiring manager from 2018 title

Nov. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are bringing back Alex Cora, rehiring the manager that led them to the 2018 World Series title less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. “I am grateful for the opportunity to manage once again and return...

Astros exercise Raley's option, calls for $2M in majors

Nov. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros exercised an option on left-hander Brooks Raley on Sunday, a deal calling for a $2 million salary in the major leagues and a $250,000 salary in the minors. The 32-year-old was acquired from Cincinnati on Aug. 10. He was 0-1 with a 3.94 ERA and one save in 17 relief...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) reaches for a ball before Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York. The Detroit Tigers have hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

Oct. 30, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — As he waited out his suspension this year, AJ Hinch knew he wanted to return to baseball. The question was whether anyone in the sport would be ready to welcome him. His answer came pretty quickly. “About 30 minutes after the World Series' last out, my phone rang,” Hinch said....

Detroit Tigers hire former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch

Oct. 30, 2020 1:09 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers hire former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch.
Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the last out as fans celebrate from their cars as they watch the national broadcast of the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 during game 6 to win the the 2020 MLB World Series baseball game in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

Oct. 28, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low. The six games on Fox averaged a 5.2 rating, 12 share and 9,785,000 viewers, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday. The previous low was...

Astros pitcher Josh James has hip surgery; out 6 to 8 months

Oct. 24, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher Josh James underwent hip surgery and will need six to eight months to recover. Houston general manager James Click said Saturday that James had a labral tear of his left hip repaired Friday. James initially injured his hip Aug. 20 in a game at Colorado and went on the injured...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton reacts after giving up two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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

Oct. 24, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton made the slow stroll to the dugout after one of the worst starts of his stellar, and somewhat improbable, four-year postseason run. Could that walk be his last? The lanky right-hander allowed seven hits and five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 6-2 loss to Los Angeles in...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe watches his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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

Oct. 22, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to mount this postseason. After Lowe finally busted out in Game 2 of the World Series, the Rays and Dodgers are tied deep in the heart of Texas. “Sometimes...