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Schwarber HR off Verlander ends Astros' hitless streak in WS

Nov. 03, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber put a sudden end to that record-tying hitless streak by Houston pitchers. Schwarber homered on Justin Verlander's second pitch in Game 5 of the World Series on Thursday night, a day after four Astros pitchers combined on a...

World Series no-hitter most-watched Game 4 since 2019

Nov. 03, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Houston Astros' World Series no-hitter was the most-watched Game 4 in three years. Houston's 5-0 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night, which tied the Series at two games apiece, was seen by 11,809,000 viewers on Fox. That was up 9% from the 10,789,000...

Column: World Series gem shows how much baseball has changed

Nov. 03, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

For those who gripe about baseball squandering far too much time wallowing in its past — yep, count me in — the only no-hitters in World Series history prove just how much the game has, indeed, changed. About the only similarity between Don Larsen's perfect game for the New York...

Javier, Astros pitch 2nd no-hitter in World Series history

Nov. 03, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hammered the night before, Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros desperately needed to figure how to keep Bryce Harper and the Phillies in the ballpark. How about a no-hitter, would that do? Javier and Houston's bullpen combined on just the...

Verlander again seeks 1st Series win, night after no-hitter

Nov. 03, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Verlander has a very tough act to follow. Not only will he again be seeking his first World Series win Thursday night, he'll take the mound against Philadelphia after four Houston Astros teammates combined on the Fall Classic's second no-hitter. ...

Javier, 'pen hold Phils hitless through 8 innings in Game 4

Nov. 02, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu and Rafael Montero held the Philadelphia Phillies hitless through eight innings in Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and the Houston Astros led 5-0 after knocking out Aaron Nola in a five-run fifth. With the Astros...

Today in History: October 8, Don Larsen's perfect game

Oct. 08, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2022. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several...