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After the scandals, Anthopoulos, Click lead teams to Series

Oct. 27, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Anthopoulos walked out of Minute Maid Park following the Dodgers’ wild 13-12, 10-inning loss to Houston in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. Then in the LA baseball operations front office, he had permission from his bosses to go on a mission while his family returned...

Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1

Oct. 27, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series. In the lineup for the first time since a positive COVID-19 test, Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Braves,...

Column: Astros are proof that cheaters really do prosper

Oct. 26, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

Stop if this sounds familiar. The World Series is here, and so, unfortunately, are the Houston Astros. For the third time in just five years, if you’re keeping score at home. And, yes, they’ve brought their baggage along. The difference this time?...

Fab Four of July acquisitions lead Braves to World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta had just stumbled again, losing its seventh straight attempt to reach .500. “This isn’t going to define our season, this series,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said that night at Citi Field in New York. Little did he...

A capsule look at World Series between Braves and Astros

Oct. 25, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Wednesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 3, Friday, at Atlanta,...

Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

Phillies bring back Bobby Dickerson as infield coach

Oct. 25, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday they hired Bobby Dickerson for a second stint as their infield coach. The 56-year-old Dickerson served as Philadelphia's infield coach in 2019. He spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Padres,...

AP source: Cards replacing Shildt with bench coach Marmol

Oct. 24, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to announce Monday that bench coach Oliver Marmol will be promoted to replace fired manager Mike Shildt, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because...

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...

Kershaw, Scherzer among Dodgers stars with uncertain futures

Oct. 24, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ran out of comebacks. They won’t have a chance to defend their World Series title after losing to the Atlanta Braves in six games in the NL Championship Series. It might have been the last game together for such key...