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Cubs shake up player-development operation

Oct. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed. Dorey, Chicago's director of amateur scouting the past six years, was previously a scout for the...

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

Oct. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

LEADING OFF: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson. Washington...

Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening. The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going...

A capsule look at the Nationals-Cardinals playoff series

Oct. 10, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at St. Louis, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at St. Louis, 4:08 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, at Washington, TBA; Game 4, Tuesday, at Washington, TBA;...

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

Oct. 10, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt...

Molina wins it in 10th, Cards top Braves 5-4, Game 5 next

Oct. 7, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — They all knew. Every single one of them. Paul Goldschmidt and all the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozzie Albies and the rest of the Atlanta Braves. Tough to beat Yadier Molina in a big postseason spot. Molina pushed the Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying...

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,...

LEADING OFF: Cole vs Snell, Twins rookie already has a ring

Oct. 4, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: COLE'S ROLL Gerrit Cole led the big leagues with 326 strikeouts, topped the AL with a 2.50 ERA and went 20-5, one win behind Astros teammate Justin Verlander for most in the majors. He also was 16-0 in his final 22 starts. Cole starts Game 2 of the AL...

Cubs plan to interview David Ross, Joe Girardi next week

Oct. 4, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs catchers Joe Girardi and David Ross will speak with the team next week about its managerial opening. The team also plans to interview first base coach Will Venable next week. Bench coach Mark Loretta interviewed for the job Thursday. The Cubs are searching for a successor...