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Lucky lumber: Rosario's hot bat leads Braves to Series

Oct. 24, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Chandler Bat that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September. “I’ve been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with and it has not disappointed,” he...

LEADING OFF: Astros try to clinch trip to World Series

Oct. 22, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BACK ON THE HILL Astros rookie Luis García will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line. ...

Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

Oct. 22, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a guy who dislikes drama, Chris Taylor sure provided plenty of it. Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs, joining the likes of Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in October baseball lore, as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke...

Extra crispy: Max Fried can't pitch Braves into World Series

Oct. 22, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Fried had every ingredient in front of him for the biggest day of his baseball life at Dodger Stadium. The Braves ace from Santa Monica took the mound Thursday night with the opportunity to pitch Atlanta into its first World Series of the 21st...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...

Riley's game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a...

Correa's time: Late HR helps Astros top Bosox in ALCS opener

Oct. 16, 2021 01:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate and tapped the spot on his wrist where a watch would be. “It’s my time!” the Houston Astros star screamed. That it is. And if his time with the Astros runs out...

A capsule look at the Dodgers-Braves playoff series

Oct. 15, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (TBS); Game 2, Sunday, at Atlanta, 7:37 p.m. (TBS); Game...

Blowin' in the wind: Giants edge Dodgers 1-0 on Longoria HR

Oct. 12, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Longoria powered a home run off Max Scherzer through fierce wind. Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Gavin Lux fell short, putting the defending World Series champions on the brink of elimination. Longoria's shot in the fifth inning held up, giving...

Ice-cold bats put powerful Dodgers on brink of early winter

Oct. 12, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frigid wind gusts roared in from center field well before sundown and continued through the late innings Monday night. They buffeted the foul poles and turned normally pleasant Chavez Ravine into a whirling cauldron that felt and played more like the San Francisco...