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Yankees plan to go all relievers in ALCS Game 4 vs. Astros

Oct. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to use their bullpen against Houston from the start in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. With the best-of-seven series tied 1-1, Luis Severino starts Game 3 on Tuesday against Gerrit Cole. Masahiro Tanaka started the opener and James Paxton was on the mound for Game 2....

Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening. The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going...

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

Oct. 14, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: 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...

Yanks' bullpen buckles in 11th after Paxton hooked in 3rd

Oct. 14, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Yankees went to the bullpen early and kept a parade of relievers going to the mound — even CC Sabathia. But New York's bullpen buckled in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa led off with a home run off J.A. Happ, the Yankees' ninth pitcher, to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win...

Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

Oct. 14, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night, tying the AL Championship Series at one game...

Man in Astros dugout injured by foul ball, taken to hospital

Oct. 14, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man in the Astros dugout who was not in uniform was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Houston's Michael Brantley during Game 2 of the AL Championship Series and exited with a towel over his head. The Astros released a statement late in Sunday night's game on behalf of Harris County...

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...

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...