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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. walks out to the infield for the national anthem before Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

Oct. 18, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a win shy of reaching the World Series for the third time in four seasons. Now they’ll deal with an uncertain future, with Justin Verlander out all next...

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena celebrates his MVP award following their victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. The Rays defeated the Astros 4-2 to win the series 4-3 games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

Oct. 18, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound Tampa Bay teammates, too. “You sit here and look at this group of guys, and I always say we don’t have a lot of household names, but at the...

Houston Astros George Springer (4) and Jose Altuve celebrates with his teammates after winning Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. The Astros defeated the Rays 7-4 to tie the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ UNEXPECTED SEVEN The Astros are channeling the 2004 Red Sox, hoping to “cowboy up” for a stunning comeback that could send them to the World Series in Arlington, Texas. The only task left — winning Game 7 of their AL Championship Series...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa runs to second after hitting a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Springer, Vald├ęz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

Oct. 16, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean a thing to Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros. Like them or loathe them, the Astros are on the cusp of a third World Series in four seasons and joining the...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Shane McClanahan, right, waits to be relieved during the seventh inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Fading Rays: Tampa Bay on brink of ALCS collapse vs Astros

Oct. 16, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With three consecutive losses in the AL Championship Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are on the brink of an extremely regrettable bit of baseball history. Unlike the 2004 New York Yankees, the Rays still have a chance to avoid a flop that will follow them forever. Tampa Bay and Houston will...

CORRECTS TO THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2020, NOT TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2020 - Houston Astros Carlos Correa is hugged by Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. after his walk off home run during the ninth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in San Diego. The Astros defeated the Rays 4-3 and the Rays lead the series 3-2 games. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before Carlos Correa headed to the plate in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, he told Dusty Baker, “Walkoff." The 71-year-old manager replied, “Go ahead, man," and then said a quick prayer to his father and brother. If the Houston Astros had been...

Houston Astros George Springer hits a two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Springer, Altuve homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve and the Houston Astros are eager to match the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the history books. Beating the Tampa Bay Rays three more times to reach the World Series won't be easy, but the Astros believe they can do it. George Springer broke a tie with a two-run homer, Altuve also...

Tampa Bay Rays Randy Arozarena celebrates his two run home run with Rays' Willy Adames during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Arozarena shines again, but Rays can't finish Astros in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Although Randy Arozarena is having an undeniably incredible postseason, he can’t always carry the Tampa Bay Rays’ offense all by himself. In fact, it's a bit wild that the Rays have reached the brink of the World Series with an unheralded rookie doing so much of their...

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier makes a leaping catch on a fly ball by Houston Astros Carlos Correa during the third inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series

Oct. 14, 2020 3:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield well — are one win from the second World Series berth in franchise history. Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead, two-run single two batters after another critical error by...

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Manuel Margot reaches over a right field wall after catching a foul ball by Houston Astros center fielder George Springer during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Oct. 13, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a breakout game in the AL Championship Series with a three-run home run and a spectacular catch while tumbling over a wall in right field. Asked which was bigger in the 4-2 victory against...