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LEADING OFF: Red Sox quickly finish off starters in playoffs

Oct. 19, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ SWATTING STARTERS Kyle Schwarber, Xander Bogaerts and the slugging Red Sox are making short work of opposing starting pitchers this postseason. In...

Braves again blow their chance for 3-0 NLCS lead on Dodgers

Oct. 19, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Jackson threw the pitch he wanted in the exact location he wanted it, and Cody Bellinger still hammered that above-the-letters fastball deep into the frenzied right field stands at Dodger Stadium for a tying three-run homer in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series. ...

Bellinger, Betts rally Dodgers, cut Braves' NLCS lead to 2-1

Oct. 19, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series. Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined...

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

Oct. 19, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. TK Elevator's 420-foot (128 meters) tower is set to become fully operational early next year, company...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek NLCS rally as series shifts to LA

Oct. 19, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ COMING HOME Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house. The...

Down 2-0, Dodgers have Braves where they want them at home

Oct. 18, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house. The Braves’ last win at Dodger Stadium was June 9, 2018. They’ve lost nine straight in Los Angeles, getting...

Giants plan to exercise Posey's $22M option if he will play

Oct. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey's $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran catcher wants to keep playing after a stellar year. Posey, whose contract includes a $3 million buyout, helped lead the...

Carter Hawkins joins Chicago Cubs as new general manager

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hawkins was part of Cleveland's front office when the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He vividly remembers being on the team bus for the trip to the airport after Game 5. “We're just inching along, just barely going...