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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner hits a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

October Red: Dodgers' Turner again delivers with bat, glove

Oct. 24, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The bushy beard, the pine tar stain on the back of his No. 10 Los Angeles Dodgers jersey and all of those postseason hits. That's October Red. Justin Turner is one of the constants for the Dodgers during their third World Series in four years, and his Duke Snider-matching homer in...

FILE  - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz, center, smiles in the dugout after the Twins clinched the AL Central championship with the Chicago White Sox's loss during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.(AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)

Twins' Nelson Cruz wins Marvin Miller Award for leadership

Oct. 22, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Cruz hit .303 with 16 homers and 33...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Total package: Betts paying off big for Dodgers in every way

Oct. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An inning later, he got to trot around the bases after going deep. That big commitment to Betts is already paying off for the Los Angeles Dodgers this postseason. After...

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Marcell Ozuna, Freddie Freeman and Travis d'Arnaud react in the dugout after falling 4-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

After NLCS heartbreak, Braves' hope rests on young starters

Oct. 19, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There were pained admissions of heartbreak and declarations of hope from players and manager Brian Snitker after the Atlanta Braves fell one win shy of the World Series. The heartbreak was obvious after a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts robs Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman of a home run during the fifth inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights

Oct. 19, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with his bat. The star right fielder made his third terrific catch in three days, this time robbing Freddie Freeman of a home run and helping the Dodgers beat the Atlanta...

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner tags Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson in a run down during the fourth inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Baserunning gets Braves again, NLCS slips away in Game 7

Oct. 19, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made another baserunning mistake with a lead in the NL Championship Series. This one was much more costly. The Braves ruined a promising fourth inning by running into a wild double play before the bats went cold in a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger celebrates his home run with Enrique Hernandez against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years

Oct. 19, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off to the side and strutted up the first-base line. All the way to the World Series. Bellinger hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the...

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Will Smith, right, reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, back left, in the sixth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Smith off Smith, Seager 2 HRs as Dodgers beat Braves in NLCS

Oct. 17, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One Will Smith outdid another Will Smith to keep the season alive for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A common name, a special result for the Dodgers catcher. Smith hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off the Atlanta Braves reliever with the same name, Corey Seager homered twice and the...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, front left, right fielder Ronald Acuna, front right, and teammates react in the dugout after shortstop Dansby Swanson (not shown) hit a two-run double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning in Game 4 Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, for the best-of-seven National League Championship Series in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

LEADING OFF: Rays, Braves try to clinch World Series trips

Oct. 16, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETTING CLOSE Marcell Ozuna, Freddie Freeman and the Braves will try to clinch Atlanta's first trip to the World Series since 1999. They take a 3-1 lead over the Dodgers into Game 5 of the NL Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The...

Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna celebrates after a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Braves 1 win from WS after 10-2 win over Dodgers in NLCS G4

Oct. 16, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves turned things around in a hurry, and now are one win from ending a two-decade World Series drought. Ozuna homered twice, rookie right-hander Bryse Wilson made his postseason debut by outpitching a three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw...