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Brewers' bullpen showing cracks against Dodgers

Oct. 13, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn't expecting a call to the bullpen. After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have embraced...

Reliever Woodruff's homer stuns Kershaw, Brewers take Game 1

Oct. 13, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain. It's not often that reliever hits a home run. Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In the playoffs. Woodruff stunned the ace with an early home run and Milwaukee's normally shutdown bullpen held on...

Dodgers' Freese hitting 3rd in NLCS vs. familiar Brewers

Oct. 12, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Freese is hitting third for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, returning to a city where he enjoyed postseason success in 2011. Freese was the 2011 NLCS MVP after hitting .545 with three homers and nine RBIs for St. Louis in...

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery

Oct. 12, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself making a throw in Boston during the AL Division Series, and there's no telling exactly when he'll be able to play again. General manager Brian Cashman said Friday that Gregorius will be...

What a relief: Dodgers next up for Brewers' lights-out 'pen

Oct. 11, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Build an early lead, get five good innings out of the starter and bring in the bullpen. The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to win 11 straight games going into the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw could be the ace that finally puts a stop to the...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox ready for Astros, Yanks begin offseason

Oct. 10, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: MOVING ON The Red Sox are set for a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Astros. Boston eliminated the Yankees with a dramatic 4-3 victory Tuesday night in Game 4 of their AL Division Series, and now rookie manager Alex Cora and his club will...

Dodgers counting on Machado to push them over Series hump

Oct. 9, 2018 3:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Even with all their star power and deep pockets, all their booming hitters and ace pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers are approaching three decades since their last World Series championship. They're making another run at that elusive title. Only this time, Manny Machado is along for the...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to bounce Yanks from ALDS

Oct. 9, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN Baseball's biggest rivalry gets the spotlight to itself as the Red Sox try to eliminate the Yankees in Game 4 of their AL Division Series. New York will be trying to rebound from the most lopsided postseason loss in the franchise's...

Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

Oct. 8, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers went through all the expected motions after winning a playoff series. They broke out T-shirts and caps. They posed for pictures in the middle of SunTrust Park. They doused each other with beer in the clubhouse. Then, just like that, their focus turned to bigger goals...

Baby Braves can't overcome lack of experience, depth in NLDS

Oct. 8, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Atlanta Braves leaned heavily on their youth in a breakout season, a lack of experience and depth finally caught up to them in October. The Baby Braves ran out of steam in the NL Division Series, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday. Manny Machado delivered the crushing...