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Column: Astros are proof that cheaters really do prosper

Oct. 26, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

Stop if this sounds familiar. The World Series is here, and so, unfortunately, are the Houston Astros. For the third time in just five years, if you’re keeping score at home. And, yes, they’ve brought their baggage along. The difference this time?...

World Series a father-and-son family affair for Snitkers

Oct. 26, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — No matter how this year’s World Series ends, a Snitker will get a championship ring. This edition of the Fall Classic is a family affair with Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker in the dugout opposite his son, Houston Astros co-hitting coach Troy...

Fab Four of July acquisitions lead Braves to World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta had just stumbled again, losing its seventh straight attempt to reach .500. “This isn’t going to define our season, this series,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said that night at Citi Field in New York. Little did he...

Vilified in sports world, Astros begin another World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman whipped the ball around during a crisp infield drill, then came together for a group hug near second base after finishing up Monday. High above the diamond at Minute Maid Park, the sun gleamed off an oversized...

Fall Classic fixture Morton faces World Series newbie Valdez

Oct. 25, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Though the uniform keeps changing, Charlie Morton is becoming a Fall Classic fixture, set to start in the World Series for the third time in five seasons this week. Houston Astros lefty Framber Valdez is virtually unknown to a national audience, with the...

World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in

Oct. 25, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds. “We remained...

A capsule look at World Series between Braves and Astros

Oct. 25, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Wednesday, at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (Fox); Game 3, Friday, at Atlanta,...

After going from last place to ALCS, Red Sox optimistic

Oct. 25, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rebuilding plans for the Boston Red Sox are ahead of schedule. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said Monday that going from last place in 2020 to within six wins of a championship shows the organization is back on the track that led to four World Series...

Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners ownership group

Oct. 25, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. is investing in the Seattle Mariners in a way he never has before. He’ll be part of the ownership group going forward. The Mariners announced Monday that their most famous former player has also become...

Oliver Marmol takes over as St. Louis Cardinals manager

Oct. 25, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

As Oliver Marmol transitioned into a coaching career with the St. Louis Cardinals, it became clear he had the potential to become a big league manager one day. That day has arrived — a little earlier than expected. The 35-year-old Marmol was...