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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. walks out to the infield for the national anthem before Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

Oct. 18, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a win shy of reaching the World Series for the third time in four seasons. Now they’ll deal with an uncertain future, with Justin Verlander out all next...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa tosses his bat and has words with home plate umpire Lance Barksdale after striking out during the fourth inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7

Oct. 18, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. When Aledmys Diaz flied out with a runner on first to end Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the bad guys finally lost. Ridiculed, roasted and ripped all year long after the revelation of the franchise's...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Hal Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, talks with reporters during MLB baseball owners meetings, in Orlando, Fla. Steinbrenner apologized to Yankees fans, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, for the team's postseason failure, much like his father did 39 years earlier. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Hal Steinbrenner apologizes to Yankees fans, just like dad

Oct. 13, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to the team’s fans for its postseason failure, much like his father did 39 years earlier. The Yankees were eliminated with a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, losing 3-2 in the Division Series. They have won the World Series once...

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reacts after Tampa Bay Rays Manuel Margot hit a three run home run against Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

Oct. 13, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHAKY ‘STROS Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that’s won two of the past three AL pennants. Altuve made two throwing errors from second base...

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reacts after Tampa Bay Rays Manuel Margot hit a three run home run against Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

Oct. 12, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ SHAKY ‘STROS Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros face a 2-0 hole against Tampa Bay in the AL Championship Series and have hardly looked like a club that’s won two of the past three AL pennants. Altuve made two throwing errors from second base...

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau (43) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS

Oct. 10, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Managed by universally acclaimed good guy Dusty Baker, the Houston Astros remain villains in many people’s eyes for their sign-stealing scandal three years ago. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, are a fun-loving bunch that makes the most of their small payroll, including the best...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, right, hits a three-run home run off of Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas, left, during the fourth inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A capsule look at the Astros-Rays playoff series

Oct. 10, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven playoff series between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays in San Diego beginning Sunday: ___ Season Series: Did not meet. ___ HOUSTON ASTROS Record: 29-31. Playoff Entry: second place, AL West. Playoff Seed: No. 6. Manager: Dusty Baker (first season). Projected Rotation: LHP...

New York Yankees pitchers leave the field after the team's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of a baseball AL Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Disgusted and dismayed, Yanks face big decisions for 2021

Oct. 10, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit, backwards cap atop his head, was disgusted and dismayed. Eyes downcast, he summed up the New York Yankees’ 11th straight season without a title, the team’s widest expanse of failure since the desert between the Reggie Jackson era and the Derek Jeter renaissance....

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau (43) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

Oct. 10, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. He ended up getting both. Brosseau hit a dramatic home run off Chapman with one out in the eighth innin g, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night...

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela walks back to the dugout after flying out for the final out in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. Tampa Bay won 2-1 to advance. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yankees come up short again in Game 5 loss to Rays

Oct. 9, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the New York Yankees needed their star-studded lineup to produce runs in an elimination playoff game, they got three hits. When they really could have used a special play in the field to save a run, Aaron Judge hit his head on the wall. And when the Yankees needed their superstar...