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Boras: MLB cancer of trading veterans helped Braves win

Nov. 10, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball’s most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks and said the Atlanta Braves’ World Series title was a direct result of others' tanking. ...

Astros' Baker appreciates bench; Bregman to stay in 7-spot

Nov. 01, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker appreciates his stars, but this time of year — perhaps more than ever — he’s also a big fan of his role players. He likened his bench players to a third-down running back in football or the sixth man in basketball. ...

Maldonado gives Astros surprise offensive boost with 3 RBIs

Nov. 01, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Martín Maldonado, a veteran catcher known for his defense, provided a surprise contribution at the plate to help the Houston Astros stay alive in the World Series. Maldonado, Houston's No. 8 hitter, was creative as he drove in three runs in the Astros'...

The Latest: Braves take 3-1 series lead with Game 4 win

Oct. 30, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): Dansby Swanson and pinch-hitter Jorge Soler hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, propelling the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a three games to one lead in...

Castro dropped from Astros roster due to COVID-19 protocols

Oct. 30, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Backup catcher Jason Castro was dropped from the Houston Astros’ World Series roster before Game 4 on Saturday because of Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 protocols. He was replaced by Garrett Stubbs. Castro was placed on the...

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

Oct. 20, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve's...

Eovaldi just misses, Red Sox fall, Astros tie ALCS 2-all

Oct. 20, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Once again, in a key spot in October, the Boston Red Sox summoned Nathan Eovaldi from the bullpen in a tight game. And why not? Time and time again, win or lose, the do-everything right-hander had done the job for manager Alex Cora's club. ...

Grand game: Boston's 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

Oct. 16, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston. Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on...

AL batting champion Gurriel lifts Astros over A's 7-6

Oct. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel hit a winning RBI single in the ninth inning, and the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to...

Astros rout A's 10-4, secure ALDS home-field advantage

Oct. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit two of the Astros’ four homers as Houston locked up home-field advantage in the AL Division Series with a 10-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night. With the win, the AL West champion Astros will have host...