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Lucky lumber: Rosario's hot bat leads Braves to Series

Oct. 24, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Louisville Slugger that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September. “I’ve been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with and it has not...

Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series

Oct. 24, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Led by an unlikely hero, the Atlanta Braves are heading back to a place that used to be so familiar to them. The World Series. Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Braves to the...

Braves vs Astros: A World Series 6 decades in the making

Oct. 24, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Freddie Freeman swinging onto baseball’s biggest stage for the first time, Jose Altuve & Co. back for more. Luis Garcia, Framber Valdez and a fresh set of Houston arms facing Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and these eager, young Atlanta bats. And the endless quest for...

Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to face Houston Astros in World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 23:50 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to face Houston Astros in World Series.

Alvarez returns from double knee surgery to win ALCS MVP

Oct. 23, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two years after winning an AL Rookie of the Year Award, Yordan Alvarez has an AL Championship Series MVP to add to his trophy case. The 24-year-old Cuban was 4—for-4 with two doubles and a triple for the Houston Astros in Friday night’s...

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball’s oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title. Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros earned yet...

Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Astros in ALCS Game 6

Oct. 23, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occasionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros finally got them for good Friday night. Boston’s bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red...

Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of ALCS to reach World Series for second time in three seasons

Oct. 22, 2021 23:56 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of ALCS to reach World Series for second time in three seasons.

Red Sox rely on Eovaldi in Game 6 with ALCS on the line

Oct. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure, the chance to extend Boston's season — all of it. “I love it,” he said Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to face Houston in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series, which the Astros lead three games to...

García to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox

Oct. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning...