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The Late Show: World Series games taking almost 4 hours

Oct. 27, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Snacking on chicken at a picnic table near section 402, decked out in his curly W cap and pullover, Bob Batwinis hoped to see a lot at Game 4 of the World Series. Exciting plays. A Washington win. And maybe, just maybe, on this evening at Nationals Park, the final out sometime before...

Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Oct. 27, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not bad for a TBA. Unheralded rookie José Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, quieting Washington's bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and a grand slam in the seventh, and...

James, Greinke keep Nats off balance, escape trouble for win

Oct. 26, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh James sailed a changeup high and tight to Ryan Zimmerman, going to a full count with two on and the Houston Astros clinging to a two-run, fifth-inning lead. Catcher Robinson Chirinos called for another change. James shook him off. Chirinos put down the same signal. "It was one of...

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

Oct. 26, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment George Springer jumped on the game's third pitch for a single, then quickly swiped a base, to the way he and his teammates sprinted off the field after the final out a little past midnight Saturday, the Houston Astros were suddenly aggressive and energetic. And suddenly...

The Latest: Astros cut their deficit to 2-1

Oct. 26, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the World Series (all times local): 12:10 a.m. José Altuve doubled twice and scored both times, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Houston Astros showed they were not going to go quietly, beating the Nationals 4-1 to cut their deficit to...

Astros reliever James uses mental training to succeed

Oct. 23, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Josh James slowly walks slightly off the mound, turns around and fixes his gaze on the foul pole in right field. A few seconds pass before the hard-throwing Houston Astros reliever returns to the rubber and delivers his next pitch. It's a scene James repeats again and again, often when he...

Ascending Astros soar from baseball's bottom to top

Oct. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years. A core of José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and George Springer has been supplemented with stud starting pitchers Justin Verlander,...

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to 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...

In bullpen battle, Yanks can even ALCS vs Astros in Game 6

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try. After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the Bronx, the Yankees...