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LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw’s last turn for LA?

The Houston Astros might find themselves defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians’ dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series

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Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter…

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Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

BOSTON (AP) — With temperatures dipping into the 40s, numbing their fingertips as they tried to grip the baseball, Justin Verlander and Chris Sale both struggled to get the ball over the plate. Verlander recovered quickly. Sale never did. After walking…

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LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SPRINGTIME Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row Friday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2 to open their AL Division Series

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LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SPRINGTIME Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row Friday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2 to open their AL Division Series

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LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: NO OPENERS NEEDED Cy Young Award winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber will start the AL Division Series between the Astros and Indians at Minute Maid Park in a matchup that figures to buck the October trend of bullpen “openers.” Verlander,

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Bring on Boston: Yanks rout A’s 7-2 in wild-card game

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in . By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut , New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. “We want Boston!” they chanted. Coming up next. “It’s going to

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Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Gam…

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Hurricanes’ Foegele among surprises to make NHL rosters

Warren Foegele carried his Charlotte Checkers bag out of the visiting locker room and insisted he hadn’t yet earned an upgrade. Foegele needs a new bag now because he beat the odds and made the Carolina Hurricanes’ opening night roster with an impressive preseason. Only reigning Art Ross Trophy

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LEADING OFF: Brewers-Cubs, Rockies-Dodgers in Games 163

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: WIN OR GO WILD In a big league first, a pair of tiebreaking Game 163s will be played on the same day to sort out the NL playoff picture. First, the Cubs host the Brewers to settle the NL Central at Wrigley Field. Then the Dodgers host the Rockies

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LEADING OFF: Final-day drama to decide 2 titles, Yelich push

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: PLAYOFF PUSH The last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop the NL Central going

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Khris Davis’ 48th homer powers Oakland past Angels, 5-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics’ minds are already partly on the wild card playoff game looming in the Bronx. They’re still finishing up the regular season in Orange County with an attention to all the little details that could make a difference in the postseason. Khris Davis hit

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Wright completes long comeback, Mets lose to Marlins 8-1

NEW YORK (AP) — As he crouched in the on-deck circle, David Wright felt more nervous than he had in his entire career. After all that rehab work, all those months and years spent waiting for this moment, the New York Mets’ captain finally made it back into a major league game Friday night. “It was

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Turner, Dodgers beat Giants 3-1, move closer to playoff spot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Turner and his teammates want to win their way back into the playoffs, no help necessary during the season’s final weekend. Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball’s final playoff

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Cubs clinch 4th straight playoff spot, top Pirates 7-6 in 10

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo thought he’d caught the foul ball. Many others at Wrigley Field, meanwhile, thought about Steve Bartman. Despite a play that reminded Cubs fans of what went wrong many years ago, Chicago wound up clinching its fourth straight postseason appearance and holding its narrow

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LEADING OFF: Rockies, Cubs try to improve playoff position

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ROCK ‘EM Colorado has won six in row, boosting its playoff position. The NL West leaders aim for a four-game sweep when they take on the Phillies at Coors Field, having outscored them 34-4 so far in the series. Antonio Senzatela (6-6, 4.52 ERA

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