MLB

Hernandez reversed on 3 of 4 replays in Yanks-Red Sox Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernandez hit .250 in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. That’s a mediocre batting average for a player and awful replay average for an umpire. Hernandez was overruled on three of four video reviews of his decisions at first base during Boston’s 16-1 rout of the New York Yankees on Monday night. “There were ...

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Dodgers counting on Machado to push them over Series hump

ATLANTA (AP) — Even with all their star power and deep pockets, all their booming hitters and ace pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers are approaching three decades since their last World Series championship. They’re making another run at that elusive title. Only this time, Manny Machado is along for the ride. The slugging shortstop hit a three-run homer that wrapped ...

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Easy as 1-2-3: Astros put on spectacular show in ALDS sweep

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the challenge arose in August, the Houston Astros responded like champions. They’re doing it again in October. Two months ago, last year’s World Series winners hit one of those predictable lulls that every team encounters during the dog days of a season. Maybe feeling a bit overconfident and invincible, the Astros were caught atop the AL ...

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Indians tweak slugging lineup for Game 3 of ALDS

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona found a simple way to sum up his team’s tenuous state this October. And he channeled Yogi Berra to do it. “As long as we’re still breathing, we’re still breathing,” Francona said before Monday’s critical Game 3 against the Houston Astros. “We just don’t have a lot of margin for error.” With his ...

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Incident involving Twins’ Sano under investigation in DR

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges in the Dominican Republic as a result of his involvement in a traffic incident that injured a police officer, authorities said Monday. Police said in a statement that the third baseman was released from custody after striking the officer with his car, leaving him ...

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Ex-Cards 1B Voit continues his surge with Yankees into playoffs

Luke Voit certainly never expected to hear crowds at Yankee Stadium chanting his name in October, especially when he was stuck at Triple-A Memphis for St. Louis in late July. Voit, 27, was backed up behind star first baseman Matt Carpenter. The beefy Voit didn’t exactly fit the physical profile of the athletic-minded Cardinals, either. Dealt to the Yankees shortly ...

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At 20, Braves’ Acuna becomes youngest to hit postseason slam

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the postseason. The 20-year-old Acuna made history with his second-inning homer off Walker Buehler in the NL Division Series on Sunday night. The previous youngest hitter with a postseason grand slam was Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, who was ...

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