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LEADING OFF: Strasburg, Nats lead Cards 2-0, Stanton hurt

Oct. 13, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: MAKING THEIR PITCH Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals try to move within a win of the World Series. They lead St. Louis 2-0 in the NL Championship Series after dominant starts by Max Scherzer and Aníbal Sánchez — the Cardinals...

Strasburg starts for Nationals, up 2-0 on Cardinals in NLCS

Oct. 13, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to some superb pitching, the countdown is on to the Washington Nationals' first World Series appearance in franchise history. Up 2-0 on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series after near no-hitters from Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer, the Nationals turn to...

Yankees' Stanton out for ALCS Game 2 with quad injury

Oct. 13, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton was out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup for Game 2 of the AL Championship Series because of a right quad strain that happened before he homered in the opener against the Houston Astros. Manager Aaron Boone said before Sunday night's game he didn't know Stanton was...

LEADING OFF: Paxton vs Verlander in ALCS, day off for NLCS

Oct. 13, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: Justin Verlander starts for Houston in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, trying to even the best-of-seven matchup with the Yankees. New York won the opener 7-0 at Minute Maid Park behind Gleyber Torres' hitting and Masahiro Tanaka's pitching. Verlander...

Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Oct. 13, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The youngest Baby Bomber is all grown up. Any surprise Gleyber Torres is doing so well in October? "I mean, not really," he said. The 22-year-old Torres kept up his postseason surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the...

Astros' added ace Greinke drops 2nd playoff start in ALCS G1

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's added ace is still looking for his first playoff win with the Astros after getting taken deep again. At least the Astros have two All-Star pitchers lined up next after the New York Yankees tagged Zack Greinke in the AL Championship Series opener. Greinke allowed two home runs in a...

Cards' front office says playoff baseballs have lost juice

Oct. 12, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals' front office says baseballs have suddenly lost their juice this postseason, supporting a claim from a prominent data scientist that the balls have changed following a historic, homer-friendly regular season. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Saturday that St. Louis' analytics department...

Scherzer no-hit try into 7th, Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

Oct. 12, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer was strength and fire. Aníbal Sánchez was artistry and deception. Two different styles, two absolute gems for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer followed Sánchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own, and the stingy Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on...

Daniel Hudson rejoins Nationals, closes out NLCS victory

Oct. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Hudson and his wife, Sara, tried to plan the birth of their third child around Washington's postseason schedule. When it didn't work out, he knew exactly what he needed to do. Hudson stayed with his wife for Millie's arrival Friday, and then rejoined the Nationals in time to close...

Yankees alter ALCS opener lineup for 1st change in playoffs

Oct. 12, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone moved his two left-handed hitters down in the lineup for AL Championship Series opener against Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros after using the same order for all three games in the AL Division Series. Gleyber Torres moved into the third spot in the...