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Summer castoff Jorge Soler transforms into World Series MVP

Nov. 03, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A spare piece no more, Jorge Soler drove a pitch over the train tracks, out of Minute Maid Park and deep into the heart of Texas. He dropped his bat, tapped his chest twice and jabbed a hand toward the Atlanta Braves dugout, yelling “I'm here!" Three...

Rookie goes from watching World Series to starting Game 5

Nov. 01, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in bed Sunday morning when his phone rang with Braves manager Brian Snitker on the line. Five days after watching the World Series opener from a hotel room about 700 miles from the ballpark, the Atlanta prospect was going to start Game...

Correa, Astros rally past Braves 9-5, cut WS deficit to 3-2

Nov. 01, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros broke out the bats. Because if they had waited any longer, this World Series would’ve been over. Staggered by Adam Duvall’s grand slam in the first inning, Correa and Alex Bregman...

Swing, then miss it: MLB pitchers could bat for final time

Nov. 01, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Grinning the whole time, Zack Greinke slipped into his Astros warmup jacket, joked with Freddie Freeman and got a friendly pat from the Atlanta star first baseman. Who doesn't like to see a pitcher get a hit? Enjoy those fun moments...

The Latest: Astros force series back to Houston with 9-5 win

Nov. 01, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single...

Unlikely hero, 2 HRs carry Braves to brink of Series title

Oct. 31, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This Atlanta Braves team couldn't have picked a more fitting way to move to the brink of a World Series championship. A pitcher who spent most of the year in the minors kept 'em in it. A slugger who came in a flurry of trades won it...

Swanson breaks out with tying HR to spark Braves' big inning

Oct. 31, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson picked a good time to drive in his first run of the World Series. With Atlanta trailing 2-1 in the seventh inning in Saturday night's Game 4, Swanson lined a 95 mph fastball from Cristian Javier over the right field wall for his first...

Playing his song: Urquidy 1st Mexican with 2 Series wins

Oct. 28, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — José Urquidy went to the Houston Astros before Wednesday's World Series start and asked that “El Corrido De Mazatlán," be played as his warmup music instead of “La Casita,” the song he had been using. “Mazatlán, a lot of people come to see...

World Siri: Rookie propels Astros past Braves to tie Series

Oct. 28, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri launched himself headfirst into home plate, popped up with arms flexed and screamed with all his might. Welcome to the World Series, rook. The career minor leaguer sparked a team whose biggest stars took a while to shine,...

The Latest: Siri sparks Astros; Houston evens series at 1-1

Oct. 27, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rookie José Siri sparked a team whose biggest stars took a while to shine, sending the Houston Astros over the...