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Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

AP source: Cards replacing Shildt with bench coach Marmol

Oct. 24, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to announce Monday that bench coach Oliver Marmol will be promoted to replace fired manager Mike Shildt, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because...

AP source: St. Louis Cardinals promoting bench coach Oliver Marmol to replace fired manager Mike Shildt

Oct. 24, 2021 23:09 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — AP source: St. Louis Cardinals promoting bench coach Oliver Marmol to replace fired manager Mike Shildt.

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...

Kershaw, Scherzer among Dodgers stars with uncertain futures

Oct. 24, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ran out of comebacks. They won’t have a chance to defend their World Series title after losing to the Atlanta Braves in six games in the NL Championship Series. It might have been the last game together for such key...

Braves vs Astros: A World Series 6 decades in the making

Oct. 24, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman swinging onto baseball’s biggest stage for the first time, Jose Altuve & Co. back for more. Luis Garcia, Framber Valdez and a fresh set of Houston arms facing Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and these eager, young Atlanta bats. And the...

Astros' Valdez to start Game 1 of World Series vs Braves

Oct. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez will start for the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday that Valdez would get the nod, but said the team has not decided on a starter for Wednesday's...

Scherzer watches, Buehler struggles as Dodgers' season ends

Oct. 24, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball’s biggest payroll couldn’t buy the Los Angeles Dodgers another championship. Certainly not with so many high-priced expenditures stuck on the bench when it mattered most. The defending World Series champion Dodgers...

Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series

Oct. 24, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Led by an unlikely hero, the Atlanta Braves are heading back to a place that used to be so familiar to them. The World Series. Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Braves to the...

Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to face Houston Astros in World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 23:50 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to face Houston Astros in World Series.