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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe watches his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

Oct. 22, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to mount this postseason. After Lowe finally busted out in Game 2 of the World Series, the Rays and Dodgers are tied deep in the heart of Texas. “Sometimes...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after leaving the game during the sixth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kershaw's latest World Series chance with Dodgers near home

Oct. 19, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has pitched in the final game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers six of the last seven years. None of those were followed by lifting the World Series trophy. There are his three National League Cy Young Awards, even an MVP during one of his 21-win seasons,...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. walks out to the infield for the national anthem before Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

Oct. 18, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a win shy of reaching the World Series for the third time in four seasons. Now they’ll deal with an uncertain future, with Justin Verlander out all next...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa tosses his bat and has words with home plate umpire Lance Barksdale after striking out during the fourth inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7

Oct. 18, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. When Aledmys Diaz flied out with a runner on first to end Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the bad guys finally lost. Ridiculed, roasted and ripped all year long after the revelation of the franchise's...

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena celebrates his MVP award following their victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. The Rays defeated the Astros 4-2 to win the series 4-3 games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

Oct. 18, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound Tampa Bay teammates, too. “You sit here and look at this group of guys, and I always say we don’t have a lot of household names, but at the...

Tampa Bay Rays advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of American League Championship Series

Oct. 17, 2020 11:53 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of American League Championship Series.
Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier makes a leaping catch on a fly ball by Houston Astros Carlos Correa during the third inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Outfielder Kiermaier back in lineup for Rays in ALCS Game 7

Oct. 17, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was back in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Houston Astros for Game 7 of the AL Championship Series on Saturday night. Kiermaier wasn’t in the starting lineup for three straight games after getting hit...

Houston Astros George Springer (4) and Jose Altuve celebrates with his teammates after winning Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. The Astros defeated the Rays 7-4 to tie the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ UNEXPECTED SEVEN The Astros are channeling the 2004 Red Sox, hoping to “cowboy up” for a stunning comeback that could send them to the World Series in Arlington, Texas. The only task left — winning Game 7 of their AL Championship Series...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa runs to second after hitting a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Springer, Vald├ęz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

Oct. 16, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean a thing to Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros. Like them or loathe them, the Astros are on the cusp of a third World Series in four seasons and joining the...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Shane McClanahan, right, waits to be relieved during the seventh inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Fading Rays: Tampa Bay on brink of ALCS collapse vs Astros

Oct. 16, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With three consecutive losses in the AL Championship Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are on the brink of an extremely regrettable bit of baseball history. Unlike the 2004 New York Yankees, the Rays still have a chance to avoid a flop that will follow them forever. Tampa Bay and Houston will...