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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....

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...

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’...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play Atlanta in...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play...

Braves again blow their chance for 3-0 NLCS lead on Dodgers

Oct. 19, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Jackson threw the pitch he wanted in the exact location he wanted it, and Cody Bellinger still hammered that above-the-letters fastball deep into the frenzied right field stands at Dodger Stadium for a tying three-run homer in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series. ...

Bellinger, Betts rally Dodgers, cut Braves' NLCS lead to 2-1

Oct. 19, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series. Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined...