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World Series notebook: Hey Siri! Rookie center fielder in G2

Oct. 27, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The only change in Houston's lineup for Game 2 was energetic rookie José Siri in center field instead of Chas McCormick. Siri's first World Series start came less than two months after making his big league debut Sept. 3 following eight seasons in the...

Cubs hire Astros exec Bokhari as assistant general manager

Oct. 25, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs continued to reshape their front office on Monday, hiring Houston Astros executive Ehsan Bokhari as assistant general manager. The move comes a week and a half after the Cubs hired Carter Hawkins from Cleveland's front office as general...

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...

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...

LEADING OFF: Closer to starter, Scherzer lined up for Game 1

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ MAX EFFORT Dodgers ace Max Scherzer got the last three outs in the thrilling Game 5 of the NL Divsion Series and is now lined up to throw the first pitch for Los...

Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an...

Masterful Webb pitches Giants past Dodgers in playoff opener

Oct. 09, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb pumped his fists as he set down a star-studded Dodgers lineup all game long, then raised his pitching hand in appreciation after a masterful postseason debut. Webb struck out 10 while working into the eighth inning, Buster Posey hit a...

Don't blame Mrs. O'Leary's cow for the Great Chicago Fire

Oct. 07, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago seems to like to pin the blame for its misfortune on farm animals. For decades the Cubs' failure to get to the World Series was the fault of a goat that was once kicked out of Wrigley Field. And for well over a century, a cow belonging to Mrs. O'Leary caused the Great...

For Hoyer, pitching tops to-do list as Cubs try to regroup

Oct. 06, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Watching Kyle Schwarber launch another long home run against Gerrit Cole in a wild-card game brought back memories of the slugger's drive to Allegheny River in 2015 for Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer. Back then, Chicago was on the way to...

Second no more? Playoffs give White Sox chance to build base

Oct. 06, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kenny Heuer and his fiancée, Carrie Campbell, showed up dressed for the occasion. He made his loyalties clear by wearing an Eloy Jiménez jersey for a game between his beloved Chicago White Sox and the crosstown Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field in late...