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David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

Oct. 21, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-year-old...

Cincinnati Reds name David Bell their new manager, give him 3-year contract that includes team option for 2022

Oct. 21, 2018 10:43 AM EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds name David Bell their new manager, give him 3-year contract that includes team option for 2022.

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Oct. 21, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the...

Taylor doing it all for Dodgers in World Series return

Oct. 21, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Taylor is sparking Los Angeles with his bat and his glove, just like old times. Only this October, the do-it-all Dodger is looking to finish the job. Taylor capped a terrific NL Championship Series when he made an outstanding catch to help Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1...

Cody Bellinger wins NLCS MVP award for Dodgers

Oct. 21, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series. All it took was a couple of big swings. Bellinger hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. Last season's NL Rookie of the Year also singled home the winning run...

Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

Oct. 21, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. Puig broke open a tight contest with a three-run...

Brewers' bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers

Oct. 21, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long. Those hard-throwing relievers finally ran out of gas in the NL Championship Series. Josh Hader was brilliant as usual, but Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for a crucial three-run homer by Yasiel Puig and the...

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has right knee surgery

Oct. 21, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had surgery on his right knee, one day after Houston was eliminated by Boston in the AL Championship Series. Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017, when he hit a major league-leading .346 with 24 homers and 81 RBIs as the Astros won their first World Series title....

After grandma's death, Urias helps Dodgers to World Series

Oct. 21, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julio Urias pitched with a heavy heart in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the World Series a night after his grandmother died. Enrique Hernandez shared the news with teammates and asked the Dodgers to toast Urias before popping champagne...

Red Sox favored slightly over Dodgers in World Series

Oct. 20, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Boston Red Sox opened as a slight favorite in this city's sports books to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook set the Red Sox as minus-135 favorites in early betting, with the Dodgers made plus-115 to win the series. That...