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Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

Oct. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. "It's going to take me a while to kind of get over this whole thing," the manager said Thursday. Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

Duvall, Braves rally in 9th to beat Cards 3-1, lead NLDS 2-1

Oct. 6, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Through injuries and slumps, demotions and disappointments, Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall got ready for the big moment. When it arrived, they were ready. Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past...

Carpenter starting for St. Louis in Game 3 of NLDS

Oct. 6, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter is in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series on Sunday. Carpenter got the start at third and was hitting sixth in the order against the Atlanta Braves. He made a pinch-hitting appearance in the series opener on Thursday and singled home a run in...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer to start for Nats after relief outing

Oct. 5, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: PROBABLE — BUT NOT DEFINITE With Washington and the Los Angeles Dodgers tied 1-1 in their NL Division Series, Nationals ace Max Scherzer is scheduled to start Game 3 at home on Sunday. Scherzer threw 77 pitches over the first five innings of the NL wild...

Cardinals' Wainwright to face Braves in Game 3 of NLDS

Oct. 5, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When October baseball returns to St. Louis on Sunday, Adam Wainwright will get the ball for the Cardinals again. Just like he has for so many big games over the past 14 years. It was almost a much different picture. If not for one December trade back in 2003, Wainwright might be pitching...

Foltynewicz, Duvall lead Braves to 3-0 win over Cardinals

Oct. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was summering in the minor leagues, it was hard to envision an October like this. Yet there he was Friday, coming through when Atlanta needed it most. Foltynewicz threw seven dominating innings, Adam Duvall hit a pinch-hit homer and the Braves evened the NL Division...

A capsule look at the Cardinals-Braves playoff series

Oct. 1, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Atlanta, 5:02 p.m. (TBS); Game 2, Friday, at Atlanta, 4:37 p.m. (TBS); Game 3, Sunday, at St. Louis, TBA (TBS); x-Game 4, Monday, at St. Louis, TBA...

Blame it on the juice: Pitchers set for homer-filled October

Oct. 1, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

Justin Verlander didn't intend to alter his pitching strategy, not after 14 seasons as a major league ace. But then the home runs stopped making sense. A long drive by Yankees slugger Aaron Judge? The Houston Astros ace can live with that. This season, though, was full of surprises. Like when spindly utility man...