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World Series Game 1 to be cold one for Dodgers, Red Sox

Oct. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It's looking to be cold for Game 1 of the World Series, but at least the Red Sox and Dodgers will probably avoid the rain. Forecasts for Tuesday night call for the temperature to be around 50 for the 8:09 p.m. first pitch. It will cool off during the game to the high 40s. There is a 50-50...

Marlins enter free-agent waters, sign Cuban Mesa brothers

Oct. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When newly signed Miami Marlins prospect Victor Victor Mesa was asked Monday how soon he'll be in the major leagues, Derek Jeter leaned over with a smile and a word of caution for the young Cuban. "Cuidado," Jeter said — Spanish for "watch out." The futures of Mesa and and his younger...

Former MLB star Dykstra pleads not guilty to threat charge

Oct. 22, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Ex-Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra has pleaded not guilty to drug and terroristic threats charges stemming from an altercation with an Uber driver. Dykstra appeared in a New Jersey court Monday to answer charges of cocaine and methamphetamine possession as well as making...

World Series Bark Park: Porcello's pup romps around Fenway

Oct. 22, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Fresh from his World Series workout, Rick Porcello was far from dog tired. So the Red Sox pitcher took his new puppy for a romp at a popular park — Fenway Park . Porcello watched in amusement as 4-month-old Bronco the German shepherd explored the yard Sunday. The pup sniffed outside...

Kershaw works out in shorts on chilly night at Fenway

Oct. 22, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early look at Fenway Park, working out in shorts in the bullpen ahead of Tuesday night's World Series opener. The Dodgers arrived in Boston on Sunday, a day after winning the NL pennant. Kershaw tossed a perfect ninth inning in a 5-1 Game 7 victory at...

Cora has put players 1st during Red Sox run to World Series

Oct. 22, 2018 3:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Cora was hired to manage the Red Sox a year ago, he knew he wanted to put relationships with his players first. It made him a success as general manager of Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, again as a GM and manager in the Puerto Rican Winter League and as bench coach...

Beloved in Boston, Roberts returns for World Series with LA

Oct. 21, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of "The Steal," Dave Roberts' stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended Boston's 86-year title drought....

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Oct. 21, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the...

Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

Oct. 21, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler's special assistant last season after four years as...

Brewers look to bright future after NLCS loss to Dodgers

Oct. 21, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think they're just getting started. Sure looks that way, too. Led by breakout performances by Yelich, Josh Hader and Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee chased down the Chicago Cubs to win the NL Central for the first time since 2011. The youthful Brewers...