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Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy

Oct. 27, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz has been given Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy. Cruz, the 50th winner of the honor, received the award before World Series Game 2 on Wednesday night. ...

Which Cleveland Guardians? Roller derby team sues MLB team

Oct. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A roller derby team that has called itself the Cleveland Guardians since 2013 sued the city's Major League Baseball team in federal court in Cleveland on Wednesday alleging that the switch from Indians to Guardians infringes on its trademark. “A Major...

Fickle Framber: Valdez shaky in 6-2 Game 1 loss to Braves

Oct. 27, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez was confident he could rein in his emotions — that starting Game 1 of the World Series wouldn’t big too big for him. Three pitches in, he was already behind. Jorge Soler sent that third pitch from Valdez into the...

World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in

Oct. 25, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds. “We remained...

A capsule look at World Series between Braves and Astros

Oct. 25, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Wednesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 3, Friday, at Atlanta,...

The Latest: McCullers won’t pitch for Astros in World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Lance McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. After a career-high 13 wins during the regular...

Longtime Brewers coach Ed Sedar, 60, announces retirement

Oct. 25, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Longtime Milwaukee Brewers coach Ed Sedar has retired after a 30-year career with the organization. Sedar, 60, had worked as the Brewers’ first base coach from 2007-10 and third base coach from 2011-20. He spent this season as an adviser to the...

Lucky lumber: Rosario's hot bat leads Braves to Series

Oct. 24, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Chandler Bat that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September. “I’ve been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with and it has not disappointed,” he...

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball’s oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title. Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros earned yet...

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...