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Dynamic duo: Altuve, Correa both get top billing for Astros

Oct. 17, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When it comes to dynamic duos, there’s often a clear-cut top dog and a trusty sidekick. That’s not the case with second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa, Houston’s middle-infield combo who both shine equally bright for the Astros. ...

LEADING OFF: LA hopes to maximize Scherzer with extra rest

Oct. 17, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAXIMUM MAX The Dodgers are ready to start ace Max Scherzer in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against Atlanta, a day after manager Dave Roberts scratched the veteran...

Grand game: Boston's 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

Oct. 16, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston. Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on...

Astros' García exits ALCS Game 2 early with knee injury

Oct. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston starter Luis García left Game 2 of the AL Championship Series in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox with right knee discomfort. The rookie walked Kevin Plawecki leading off the second inning and was then visited on the mound by a...

Red Sox become 1st team with 2 slams in a postseason game

Oct. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Ain't it grand? The Boston Red Sox became the first team with two grand slams in a postseason game Saturday in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Perhaps as noteworthy: they only needed two innings to do...

Houston's McCullers looking for ways to help despite injury

Oct. 16, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sidelined for the AL Championship Series, Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. is heartbroken. He is trying to stay upbeat by helping the rest of his team in its matchup with the Boston Red Sox. “It’s been a tough couple of days, but I can help...

Correa's time: Late HR helps Astros top Bosox in ALCS opener

Oct. 16, 2021 01:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate and tapped the spot on his wrist where a watch would be. “It’s my time!” the Houston Astros star screamed. That it is. And if his time with the Astros runs out...

LEADING OFF: Closer to starter, Scherzer lined up for Game 1

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ MAX EFFORT Dodgers ace Max Scherzer got the last three outs in the thrilling Game 5 of the NL Divsion Series and is now lined up to throw the first pitch for Los...

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. ...

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);...