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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. ...

Riley's game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a...

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...

Taylor's blunder, other missed chances put LA in NLCS hole

Oct. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Chris Taylor could do it all over, he would've stopped at second base on Cody Bellinger's ninth-inning single. He called it a bad read on the bases. “As I was rounding second, I saw (right fielder Joc Pederson) get the ball...

Today in History

Oct. 17, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in...

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...

Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Oct. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

Paul Salata, who created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, died Saturday. He was 94. He died of natural causes at home in Newport Beach,...

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...

Dodgers say Knebel, not Scherzer, will start Game 1 of NLCS

Oct. 16, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wants Max Scherzer at full strength against the Atlanta Braves. Roberts believes an extra day of rest will have Scherzer ready to go. Los Angeles is starting Corey Knebel in Game 1 of the NL Championship...