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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, right, celebrates his solo home run with Enrique Hernandez against Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Chris Martin during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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

Oct. 19, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the World Series. The reigning NL MVP said Monday he was “feeling pretty good” and manager Dave Roberts said he expects Bellinger to start...

A Boston Red Sox security guard watches from stands empty of fans during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The Red Sox played their final home game of the COVID-19-disrupted season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox face more changes (again) after firing Roenicke

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The manager won’t be back, and there could be more changes for the Boston Red Sox after their last-place finish in the pandemic-shortened season. J.D. Martinez is eligible to opt out of his contract, Jackie Bradley Jr. is a free agent, and the pitching rotation and bullpen were...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck (89) delivers a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Houck, Vazquez grand slam lead Red Sox to 8-2 rout of Braves

Sep. 26, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie right-hander Tanner Houck struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Christian Vazquez capped a big inning with a grand slam, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Saturday night. Giving the Red Sox reason to be hopeful after a dismal season, Houck (3-0) surrendered...

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio beats Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino to the plate on a ball hit by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Biggio and Grichuk homer as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-2

Sep. 26, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cavan Biggio broke up a no-hit bid with a solo home run in the sixth inning, Randal Grichuk added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Saturday night. The Blue Jays need another victory in Sunday’s regular-season finale, and a Miami win over...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, top left, celebrates his winning two-run home with teammates during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman's 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Red Sox, 8-7

Sep. 26, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to lead off the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Friday night to clinch the No. 2 seed in the National League playoffs. Freeman's homer off Jeffrey Springs (0-2) drove in Ender Inciarte, who started the inning on second...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Eovaldi's solid outing, Devers' hit lift Sox over O's 9-1

Sep. 23, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams. Kevin Plawecki had three hits and drove in...

Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis misses an RBI double by Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pivetta sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Orioles 8-3

Sep. 22, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five innings of one-run ball in his Boston debut, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night. The teams combined for five errors, there was a misplayed fly ball and a runner picked off third to...

Boston Red Sox's Tanner Houck delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Red Sox finally snap skid vs Yankees, who clinch spot anyway

Sep. 20, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their longtime rivals enjoy clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park. They made sure of that by finally beating the Yankees this year. Hours later, however, the Yankees...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier (77) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Luke Voit, behind, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

Sep. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, grounds into a double play in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees rally, beat Bosox 6-5 in 12 for 9th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees' bats arrived just in time to help extend their longest win streak of the season. Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their...