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Capital hill: Astros, Nats rely on rotations in World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It's a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the Washington...

Waiting game: Nationals get 6 days off before World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doing a little research ahead of the World Series, Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier came across some numbers that made him feel OK about his team's long layoff. "I saw a stat today where there's been 12 times where teams have had five or more days off going into the World...

Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts

Oct. 20, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees. For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without making it to a World Series. An AL Championship...

Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Oct. 20, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill. Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on...

Astros' Pressly reinjures knee, good to go for World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros shutdown reliever Ryan Pressly reinjured his right knee recording an out on the only pitch he threw in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series but says he'll be ready for the World Series. Pressly came on with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning Saturday night against the...

Altuve's HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Oct. 20, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever. Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second...

Houston Astros beat New York Yankees in 6 games to win AL pennant, will play Washington Nationals in World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 12:18 AM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros beat New York Yankees in 6 games to win AL pennant, will play Washington Nationals in World Series.

Astros' Peacock, Yankees' Green to start Game 6 of ALCS

Oct. 19, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Peacock is starting for the Houston Astros in Game 6 as they use a bullpen day to try to close out the AL Championship Series on Saturday night against a New York Yankees lineup again without slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Peacock threw eight pitches in a scoreless eighth inning on Friday...

Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians

Oct. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy during the Major League Baseball post-season. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that team representatives will hold the talks...

Verlander can't close out Yanks; ALCS heads back to Houston

Oct. 19, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant. When it bonked hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, waiting for a new...