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Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chris Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier in the day and was admitted to ...

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Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

BOSTON (AP) — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about. “This is bigger than David Price,” he said on Sunday night. “This isn’t about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox.” Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were ...

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Cole struggles in 2nd playoff start with Astros

BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way to a big win. Cole’s electric fastball was lined all over Fenway Park and he also committed a costly error in his first career appearance in the ...

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LEADING OFF: Yelich, Brewers face Dodgers, ALCS has day off

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is heading home for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with the matchup against the Dodgers tied at 1-all. Yelich, the favorite for NL MVP, was born in Thousand Oaks, California, and went to Westlake High School before he was selected by the ...

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Brewers’ bullpen showing cracks against Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn’t expecting a call to the bullpen. After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have embraced back-to-back outings, high pitch count and all. “Adrenaline can do a lot ...

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Sale, Cora make early exits for Red Sox in ALCS Game 1

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora both made early exits in Boston’s 7-2 loss to Houston in Game 1 of AL Championship Series on Saturday night. Sale lasted just four innings, giving up two runs, one hit, four walks and a hit batter. Cora wasn’t far behind the lanky left-hander going back to the ...

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D-backs to switch from grass to artificial surface

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks are switching from natural grass to an artificial surface in time for the 2019 season. Team president Derrick Hall says the “state-of-art” synthetic grass will be better for players. He also says it will enhance the fan experience because the roof of Chase Field won’t have to be open during the day before night games. ...

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