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Astros' Valdez vs. Phillies' Wheeler in World Series Game 2

Oct. 29, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez's World Series debut was a blast — for the Atlanta Braves. Jorge Soler drove Valdez's third pitch of last year's opener in Houston into the Crawford Boxes in left field. The Braves went on to win the World Series in six games, and Soler earned the...

No US-born Black players on expected World Series rosters

Oct. 26, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Looking around Memorial Stadium before Game 1 of the 1983 World Series, Philadelphia Phillies star Gary Matthews saw a lot of Black talent. Joe Morgan. Eddie Murray. Garry Maddox. Ken Singleton. Al Bumbry. Disco Dan Ford. And plenty more that night in Baltimore. ...

Padres would like to have Soto 'for many years to come'

Oct. 25, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sudden end of a season that went unexpectedly deep left the San Diego Padres with questions to answer and holes to fill, as well as a hunger to play further into October next year. They will also begin pondering a long-term deal for 24-year-old superstar Juan...

Harper's HR powers Phillies past Padres, into World Series

Oct. 23, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper broke up the Phillies postseason party on the mound and directed his team to where the true revelry was about to begin for the National League champs. “C'mon, let's go inside! Let's go!” he ordered. With that, Harper walked toward...

Schwarber HR, Segura, Phillies top Padres 4-2, lead NLCS 2-1

Oct. 22, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jean Segura muffed a soft relay toss at second base on a play he made “3,000 times” over his baseball career. The Phillies second baseman even got picked off first, yes, in the same inning as his fielding miscue. He heard a few boos, but it's Philly. Segura...

Drury, Padres rally to beat Nola, Phillies 8-5, tie NLCS 1-1

Oct. 19, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The scrappy San Diego Padres, largely rebuilt at the trade deadline, are finding their identity at just the right time. In danger of heading to Philadelphia down 0-2 in the NL Championship Series, the Padres produced another huge rally in front of their rowdy fans...

After hot playoff start, Nola finally falters for Phillies

Oct. 19, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies were rolling along this postseason. The right-hander had a big lead Wednesday against the Padres — and then he let them right back in the NL Championship Series. His older brother was right in the middle...

Harper, Schwarber HR as Wheeler, Phils top Pads to open NLCS

Oct. 19, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bryce Harper hit another postseason home run — no surprise there — and then Kyle Schwarber topped him by launching a shot that amazed even his teammates. Harper hit his fourth homer this postseason and Schwarber hit a jaw-dropping, 488-foot drive that carried...

Padres' bats go silent against Phillies in NLCS opener

Oct. 19, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Juan Soto, Manny Machado and unlikely star Trent Grisham went silent for the San Diego Padres, giving the Petco Park faithful little to cheer in the city’s first NL Championship Series appearance since 1998. The Padres eked out just one hit against Zack Wheeler...

NLCS-bound Padres find their identity, eliminate Dodgers

Oct. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As a rare October rainstorm drenched Petco Park in the eighth inning, nobody at the packed downtown home of the San Diego Padres flinched. Fans pulled over hoodies, put on ponchos and covered their heads with whatever they could to try to stay dry, including...