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Giants' special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

Oct. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of...

Houston ace McCullers left off ALCS roster against Red Sox

Oct. 15, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off Houston's roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston because of a strained muscle in arm, a huge blow to a team looking to advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons. ...

Dodgers' Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves

Oct. 15, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is expected 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. ...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 15, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:20 p.m. (Fox and FS1);...

Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an...

Stearns says Brewers don't know cause of Yelich's struggles

Oct. 15, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says nobody has been able to figure out the cause of Christian Yelich’s hitting struggles over the past couple of seasons. “I think if we did, if Christian knew exactly what happened,...

A capsule look at the Dodgers-Braves playoff series

Oct. 15, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (TBS); Game 2, Sunday, at Atlanta, 7:37 p.m. (TBS); Game...

EXPLAINER: What exactly is a check-swing?

Oct. 15, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s always been one of the most murky areas in baseball: What exactly constitutes a check-swing? Suffice to say, a lot of people were taking a swing at that one Thursday night after San Francisco's Wilmer Flores was ruled out on precisely that...

Last call for Giants: Flores rung up, super SF season ends

Oct. 15, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores swung — or he didn’t — and that was it. Last call for the San Francisco Giants. A surprising and spectacular ride for the Giants came to a startling halt Thursday night. Flores slowly walked back to the dugout after being called...

Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS

Oct. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cody Bellinger pointed at the dugout and pounded his chest in triumph after delivering the biggest hit this season for the defending World Series champions. Of course, it took until the ninth inning of the 24th and final meeting to finally separate...