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LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Giants in NLDS winner-take-all Game 5

Oct. 14, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ A COAST TOASTY Sooner than many baseball fans wanted, maybe, but the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NL Division...

Playoff series for the ages as Dodgers, Giants go to Game 5

Oct. 13, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they've got it. Anything less than a winner-take-all Game 5 would have been a baseball travesty, leaving the sport short-changed on the...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Giants in NLDS winner-take-all Game 5

Oct. 13, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ A COAST TOASTY Sooner than many baseball fans wanted, maybe, but the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NL...

Going the distance: Giants-Dodgers headed to Game 5 Thursday

Oct. 13, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is only fitting that 70 years after Bobby Thomson's “Shot Heard 'Round the World” that the Giants and Dodgers will play in another all-or-nothing game. Los Angeles' 7-2 win over San Francisco on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the NL Division Series...

Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

Oct. 08, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena is off and running in October again. The rookie showstopper became the first player to hit a home run and steal home in a postseason game, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in their AL...

Trea Turner wins NL batting title, Dodgers beat Brewers 10-3

Oct. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trea Turner ended the regular season with a bang, hitting his second grand slam in less than 48 hours to easily wrap up the NL batting title. “Any time you can win anything in this league, it’s special,” he said. “It’s pretty cool and proud...

Delano Robinson, sister-in-law of Jackie Robinson, dies

Sep. 02, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Delano Robinson, wife of Olympic track medalist Mack Robinson and sister-in-law of baseball great Jackie Robinson, has died. She was 88. Robinson died on Aug. 18, according to family members. Her funeral was Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery in...

Pirates in MLB's 1st minority lineup honored 50 years later

Sep. 02, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the moment, it wasn't a big deal. Just another game in the middle of the week in the middle of a pennant race. The best nine players available ran onto the field at Three Rivers Stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 1, 1971. ...

Today in History

Aug. 28, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2021. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

Espino's arm, bat lead Nationals over skidding Mets 2-1

Aug. 27, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Espino struck out a career-high seven while also singling and scoring a run for the first time in the majors, leading the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the free-falling New York Mets on Friday night. The loss was the 19th in 25 games this...