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Cole, unbeaten since May, transformed by Astros analytics

Oct. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. "There was charts, video, matching charts," Cole recalled. "It was all new then, but it's pretty straightforward to me now."...

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Oct. 15, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs. The 29-year-old right-hander won twice for Houston in the AL Division Series, allowing only one run in 15 2/3 innings. He'll take the mound Tuesday in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the New York...

David Freese, 2011 World Series MVP, retires at 36

Oct. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a career .277 hitter...

Max effort: Nats turn aces' bullpen days into valuable outs

Oct. 5, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

The Washington Nationals turned a bullpen day for one of their aces into a postseason game day, and they may run more starters out for spot stints as a bridge to their unreliable relievers. Max Scherzer took an unexpected turn in relief during Washington's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night,...

Giants enter offseason with long to-do list

Oct. 1, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Farhan Zaidi begins his second offseason with San Francisco with a daunting to-do list. The Giants' president of baseball operations addressed the challenges a team in transition faces at a season-ending news conference Tuesday. The Giants, who just finished their third straight losing...

Giants face busy offseason finding Bochy's replacement

Sep. 30, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An era is over, that's certain. Manager Bruce Bochy is retiring from the San Francisco Giants, and one of his top pitchers — Madison Bumgarner — might be gone, too. And that might just be the beginning in an offseason of change for the franchise. President of baseball...

Bochy loses to Dodgers 9-0 in final game as Giants manager

Sep. 29, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy spoke to a ballpark filled with thousands of lives he touched in some way and thanked them all straight from the heart, no notes necessary. Bochy bid an emotional farewell following 2 1/2 decades in what is certainly a Hall of Fame managerial career, finishing with a 9-0...

LEADING OFF: NL Central down to last day, Maddon future?

Sep. 29, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TO BE DETERMINED The NL Central race has come down to the final day of the regular season. The Cardinals lead the Brewers by a game after both clubs lost Saturday night. St. Louis fell under a barrage of homers by the Cubs, while Milwaukee closer Josh Hader...

Dodgers tie franchise mark with 105th win, Ryu beats SF 2-0

Sep. 28, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While the Los Angeles Dodgers kept raising their win total, Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to lower his ERA. With one game left in the regular season, they're both in good position. Ryu secured the major league ERA title at 2.32 with seven sharp innings and the Dodgers matched a franchise...

Bellinger hits 47th HR, leads Dodgers to 9-2 win over Giants

Sep. 28, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Buehler had been disappointed in his last two starts. So, he adjusted his delivery and it helped him get his 14th win. Cody Bellinger hit his 47th homer, Buehler pitched five solid innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2 on Friday night....