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Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Southern California hires Mike Bohn as athletic director

Nov. 7, 2019 3:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC President Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann...

LEADING OFF: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson. Washington...

Robles homers in return to Nats' lineup in Game 3 of NLCS

Oct. 15, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Robles made an immediate impact in his return to the Washington Nationals' lineup. After missing five games with a hamstring injury, Robles homered, singled and scored twice over the first six innings of the Nationals' 8-1 victory in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against St....

Manager Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman to return to Dodgers

Oct. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his...

Cards' front office says playoff baseballs have lost juice

Oct. 12, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals' front office says baseballs have suddenly lost their juice this postseason, supporting a claim from a prominent data scientist that the balls have changed following a historic, homer-friendly regular season. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Saturday that St. Louis' analytics department...

From 106 wins to early defeat, Dodgers fall short again

Oct. 10, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's back to the drawing board — again — for the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose World Series title drought now extends to 31 years. This time, they didn't even make it that far. The Dodgers' postseason fell apart in the NL Division Series with a 7-3 defeat to the Washington...

Kershaw blows late lead in latest October flop, Dodgers done

Oct. 10, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success — dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget. Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy Young...

Kendrick slam in 10th lifts Nats over Dodgers 7-3, into NLCS

Oct. 10, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals got down again but were never out — and they finally ended their streak of playoff series futility in grand fashion. Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning and the Nationals, boosted by a lightning rally against Clayton...

LEADING OFF: Nats-Dodgers and Cards-Braves set for Game 5

Oct. 9, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: NOW OR NEVER A pair of winner-take-all Game 5s will decide the two NL Division Series. First, the Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Then, it's the Washington Nationals at the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning at 8:37 p.m. The winners...