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Dodgers' Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos

Oct. 20, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado gestured with hands, appearing to egg on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps following a first-inning strikeout. The jeers kept coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers star. So did the outs. Machado went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 7-2 loss to the Milwaukee...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Brewers in Game 7 of NLCS, Red Sox wait

Oct. 20, 2018 2:06 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: GAME 7 The Dodgers and Brewers meet in an all-or-nothing matchup at Miller Park to decide the NL Championship Series. Los Angeles will start 24-year-old rookie Walker Buehler, who showed flashes of brilliance this season but has not fared well in his two playoff...

Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Oct. 20, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy. A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7. Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee's slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, and the Brewers beat the...

Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has abdominal surgery.

Oct. 19, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has had abdominal surgery. Dr. Craig Smith operated in Los Angeles on Friday to repair Mugrove's abdominal wall and address a stress reaction in the pitcher's pelvic bone. Pittsburgh said the time between surgery and a resumption of full offseason activity is...

Former commish Selig: Baseball determined to cut game times

Oct. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig still would like to cut down the time it takes to play a game. The average length of time for a nine-inning game was 3 hours, 44 seconds this year, down from 3:05:11 in 2017. Games have gradually taken longer since 2005, when the average length was...

Cora: Sale to start Series opener, Price likely for Game 2

Oct. 19, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday's World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora says. Cora tells WEEI radio he will meet with the team on Saturday to determine the rest of the rotation. Cora says Sale is ready to return after missing his...

Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat

Oct. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching. Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery. Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after losing four...

Freese leads off for Dodgers with Brewers LHP Miley on mound

Oct. 19, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Wade Miley will have to face to a right-handed hitter right away in Game 6 as the Milwaukee Brewers try to stave off elimination in the NL Championship Series. First baseman David Freese is leading off for the Los Angeles Dodgers after hitting third in Game 5. Miley also...

New technology only adds to baseball's culture of paranoia

Oct. 19, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team's signs relayed from their center-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuable information during the team's...

Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty

Oct. 19, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has pleaded guilty in the case. Court records show Jaylon Kerley entered the plea Wednesday to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of food...