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Angels’ Trout overcomes injury, tragedy to win 3rd AL MVP

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect. And still, nobody did it better in the American League. Trout overcame injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP award Thursday...

Astros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards

Nov. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown. Verlander beat out Houston Astros teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed Wednesday night. Verlander got 17 first-place votes to 13...

Madison Bumgarner receives qualifying offer from Giants

Nov. 4, 2019 6:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market. San Francisco's decision Monday means a team signing Bumgarner would lose at least one pick in next year's amateur...

Rendon made sure when Nats were down, they were never out

Oct. 31, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Washington Nationals were down, Anthony Rendon made sure they were never out. He was Mr. Clutch all October. Houston starter Zack Greinke was cruising with a one-hit shutout and a 2-0 lead in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. It would be glib to say that's exactly where...

Big D: Dallas renames street Nowitzki Way to honor Dirk

Oct. 30, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki joined a few hundred people Wednesday at a ceremony to rename a city street as Nowitzki Way in his honor. The big German accepted the gesture with characteristic humor and humility. "It's sort of surreal," he said. "From my first year, the city...

Verlander World Series loser again as Nats beat Astros 7-2

Oct. 30, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is a true top of the line ace, a starter who's likely headed for the Hall of Fame. But in the World Series, he showed he's no closer. Verlander wasn't bad in Game 6 on Tuesday night. Just not good enough to get his first World Series win and give the Houston Astros their...

Soto's struggles typify Nats offensive drought in Series

Oct. 27, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two games into the World Series, Juan Soto was knocking the ball all over the park and the Washington Nationals were gleefully pounding the Houston Astros. Soto hasn't had a hit since, and the Nationals have lost all the momentum they garnered in Houston. In helping Washington to 5-4 and...

21st birthday at World Series no piece of cake for star Soto

Oct. 26, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto found that playing in the World Series on his birthday was no piece of cake. The Washington star outfielder turned 21 on Friday, and the party took place at Nationals Park with about 40,000 of his closest friends in attendance for Game 3 against the Houston Astros. Over the...

With no DH, no guarantee Álvarez in Astros lineup for Game 3

Oct. 24, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though rookie Yordan Álvarez is one of the Houston Astros' hottest hitters in the World Series, there's no guarantee he will be in the lineup for Game 3. Manager A.J. Hinch said he was leaning against starting Houston's usual designated hitter in left field at the Washington...

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...