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Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS

Oct. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Behind the red-hot bat of Eddie Rosario, the Atlanta Braves are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1999. All they need to do is put away the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Easier said than done. ...

LEADING OFF: LA homecoming for Braves' Fried in NLCS Game 5

Oct. 21, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ALL EYES ON LA In the only playoff game of the night, the Atlanta Braves can win their first pennant in 22 years with a victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series at...

Dodgers on brink after another pitching plan goes awry

Oct. 21, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were asking the world of Julio Urías when he took the mound for the fourth time in 12 days. Although Urías was the only 20-game winner in baseball this season, Los Angeles had used him in three roles in the past week alone....

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...

Mets' Carrasco has surgery to remove bone fragment in elbow

Oct. 20, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco has had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his pitching elbow and is projected to resume baseball activities this winter. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery...

Braves scratch Ynoa from Game 4 start in NLCS vs Dodgers

Oct. 20, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Huascar Ynoa was scratched with shoulder inflammation from his scheduled start for the Atlanta Braves against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series, then removed from the postseason roster. Ynoa first experienced discomfort...

NTSB recovers black boxes from plane that burned in Texas

Oct. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Federal accident investigators have recovered badly burned flight recorders and started interviewing people who were on board a jet that ran off a Texas runway during takeoff and burst into flames. The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it expects to...

Andy Haines out as Brewers' hitting coach after NLDS loss

Oct. 20, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andy Haines is out as the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach after they scored a total of six runs in their four-game National League Division Series loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Brewers announced Wednesday they wouldn’t be renewing Haines’...

NBA struggles during 1950s, begins its rise later in decade

Oct. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...