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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works out before Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

Oct. 15, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BACK IN? Clayton Kershaw could pitch Game 4 of the NL Championship Series for the Dodgers if the left-hander’s back continues to improve. Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start because of back spasms, and manager Dave Roberts decided to...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works out before Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

Oct. 15, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ___ BACK IN? Clayton Kershaw could start Game 4 of the NL Championship Series for the Dodgers if the left-hander’s back continues to improve. Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start because of back spasms, and manager Dave Roberts decided...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wears a mask as he stands in the dugout during the third inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yanks' Cashman, Boone don't anticipate large-scale changes

Oct. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not much is wrong with the New York Yankees in the view of manager Aaron Boone and general manager Brian Cashman. While stung by a five-game loss to Tampa Bay in the AL Division Series, the Yankees leadership does not appear to anticipate large-scale changes for 2021. Catcher Gary...

New York Yankees pitchers leave the field after the team's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of a baseball AL Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Disgusted and dismayed, Yanks face big decisions for 2021

Oct. 10, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit, backwards cap atop his head, was disgusted and dismayed. Eyes downcast, he summed up the New York Yankees’ 11th straight season without a title, the team’s widest expanse of failure since the desert between the Reggie Jackson era and the Derek Jeter renaissance....

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2006, file photo, Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLS executive vice president of baseball operations, announces the Civil Rights Game, during the baseball winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Solomon, a top executive for Major League Baseball under Commissioner Bud Selig who established youth academies and helped launch the annual Futures Game of top prospects, has died. He was 64. Solomon was among the highest-ranking Black officials in baseball when he left in 2012. His daughter, Tricia Solomon, said Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, that he was found dead at his house in Houston and the cause was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)

Jimmie Lee Solomon, ex-MLB executive, dead at 64

Oct. 9, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmie Lee Solomon, a top executive for Major League Baseball under Commissioner Bud Selig who established youth academies and helped launch the annual Futures Game of top prospects, has died. He was 64. Solomon was among the highest-ranking Black officials in baseball when he left in...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after Voit hit a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5

Oct. 9, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees didn't flinch under the pressure of an elimination game and got the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay into the hands of ace Gerrit Cole for the decisive Game 5. Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres hit impressive home runs, Jordan Montgomery and three relievers were...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Thompson, right, hands the ball to manager Kevin Cash, left, as he is pulled during the second inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rays burned by opener in Game 4; tab Glasnow for Game 5

Oct. 8, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manager Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay Rays introduced the concept of an opener to modern baseball two years ago. With a chance to close out their AL Division Series against the Yankees on Thursday night, they were bitten by their own creation. They'll try again Friday night, and they'll...

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez reacts after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Triston McKenzie durng the sixth inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Slumping Sánchez benched for 3rd time in 4 games by Yankees

Oct. 8, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Slumping catcher Gary Sánchez was benched by the Yankees for the third time in four games, with New York facing elimination from the postseason in Game 4 of the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay. Kyle Higashioka was behind the plate to catch left-hander Jordan Montgomery on...

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) jumps in the air while celebrating with teammates after defeating the New York Yankees in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Arozarena powers Rays past Yanks 8-4 for 2-1 lead in ALDS

Oct. 8, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are unanimous in their praise of Randy Arozarena, who is living up to his nickname, “The Cuban Rocket." Arozarena homered for the third straight game and Kevin Kiermaier and Michael Perez also went deep for the Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Wednesday...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, pulls starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka during the fifth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yankees on the brink after 2 games of pitching problems

Oct. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The final pitch of Masahiro Tanaka's seven years with the New York Yankees might have been a slider down the middle that Randy Arozarena crushed for another Rays homer in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. Although Tanaka and the Yankees aren't officially done with the playoffs or each...