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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...

LEADING OFF: LA hopes to maximize Scherzer with extra rest

Oct. 17, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAXIMUM MAX The Dodgers are ready to start ace Max Scherzer in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against Atlanta, a day after manager Dave Roberts scratched the veteran...

Taylor's blunder, other missed chances put LA in NLCS hole

Oct. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Chris Taylor could do it all over, he would've stopped at second base on Cody Bellinger's ninth-inning single. He called it a bad read on the bases. “As I was rounding second, I saw (right fielder Joc Pederson) get the ball...

Today in History

Oct. 17, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in...

Grand game: Boston's 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

Oct. 16, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston. Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on...

Astros' García exits ALCS Game 2 early with knee injury

Oct. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston starter Luis García left Game 2 of the AL Championship Series in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox with right knee discomfort. The rookie walked Kevin Plawecki leading off the second inning and was then visited on the mound by a...

Red Sox become 1st team with 2 slams in a postseason game

Oct. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Ain't it grand? The Boston Red Sox became the first team with two grand slams in a postseason game Saturday in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Perhaps as noteworthy: they only needed two innings to do...

Dodgers say Knebel, not Scherzer, will start Game 1 of NLCS

Oct. 16, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wants Max Scherzer at full strength against the Atlanta Braves. Roberts believes an extra day of rest will have Scherzer ready to go. Los Angeles is starting Corey Knebel in Game 1 of the NL Championship...

Houston's McCullers looking for ways to help despite injury

Oct. 16, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sidelined for the AL Championship Series, Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. is heartbroken. He is trying to stay upbeat by helping the rest of his team in its matchup with the Boston Red Sox. “It’s been a tough couple of days, but I can help...

Braves, Dodgers tweak rosters for NL Championship Series

Oct. 16, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have added right-hander Chris Martin and infielder Johan Camargo to their 26-man roster for the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Martin and Camargo replace left-hander Dylan Lee and outfielder Terrance Gore from...