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After going from last place to ALCS, Red Sox optimistic

Oct. 25, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rebuilding plans for the Boston Red Sox are ahead of schedule. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said Monday that going from last place in 2020 to within six wins of a championship shows the organization is back on the track that led to four World Series...

Alvarez returns from double knee surgery to win ALCS MVP

Oct. 23, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two years after winning an AL Rookie of the Year Award, Yordan Alvarez has an AL Championship Series MVP to add to his trophy case. The 24-year-old Cuban was 4—for-4 with two doubles and a triple for the Houston Astros in Friday night’s...

Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Astros in ALCS Game 6

Oct. 23, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occasionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros finally got them for good Friday night. Boston’s bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red...

LEADING OFF: LA homecoming for Braves' Fried in NLCS Game 5

Oct. 21, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ALL EYES ON LA In the only playoff game of the night, the Atlanta Braves can win their first pennant in 22 years with a victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series at...

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play Atlanta in...

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

Oct. 20, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve's...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play...

Vaccines in sports at a glance

Oct. 19, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

A vast majority of players in the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, yet a handful of cases have brought attention to those who have refused. A look at some of the most prominent examples: NBA Kyrie Irving ...