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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...

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...

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...

Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus their new manager; former Detroit skipper already was in team's front office

Oct. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus their new manager; former Detroit skipper already was in team's front office.

Cody Bellinger wins NLCS MVP award for Dodgers

Oct. 21, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series. All it took was a couple of big swings. Bellinger hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. Last season's NL Rookie of the Year also singled home the winning run...

Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

Oct. 21, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. Puig broke open a tight contest with a three-run...

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has right knee surgery

Oct. 21, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had surgery on his right knee, one day after Houston was eliminated by Boston in the AL Championship Series. Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017, when he hit a major league-leading .346 with 24 homers and 81 RBIs as the Astros won their first World Series title....