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LEADING OFF: ALCS resumes at Fenway, NLCS shifts to LA

Oct. 17, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: ___ SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON After allowing 12 runs in two starts against Houston during the regular season, Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start Game 3 at Fenway Park against...

Justin Turner scratched with neck injury for Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Third baseman Justin Turner is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series because of a stinger on the right side of his neck. Turner, a Dodger stalwart who played in 79 postseason games,...

Riley's game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a...

LEADING OFF: LA hopes to maximize Scherzer with extra rest

Oct. 17, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAXIMUM MAX The Dodgers are ready to start ace Max Scherzer in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against Atlanta, a day after manager Dave Roberts scratched the veteran...

Taylor's blunder, other missed chances put LA in NLCS hole

Oct. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Chris Taylor could do it all over, he would've stopped at second base on Cody Bellinger's ninth-inning single. He called it a bad read on the bases. “As I was rounding second, I saw (right fielder Joc Pederson) get the ball...

Dodgers say Knebel, not Scherzer, will start Game 1 of NLCS

Oct. 16, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wants Max Scherzer at full strength against the Atlanta Braves. Roberts believes an extra day of rest will have Scherzer ready to go. Los Angeles is starting Corey Knebel in Game 1 of the NL Championship...

Braves, Dodgers tweak rosters for NL Championship Series

Oct. 16, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have added right-hander Chris Martin and infielder Johan Camargo to their 26-man roster for the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Martin and Camargo replace left-hander Dylan Lee and outfielder Terrance Gore from...

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

Oct. 16, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. TK Elevators' 420-foot (128 meters) tower is set to become fully operational early next year, company...

LEADING OFF: Closer to starter, Scherzer lined up for Game 1

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ MAX EFFORT Dodgers ace Max Scherzer got the last three outs in the thrilling Game 5 of the NL Divsion Series and is now lined up to throw the first pitch for Los...

Dodgers' Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves

Oct. 15, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win. Unusual? Yes. And yet no one is surprised. ...