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Astros out of sorts in 8-1 loss at Yanks, lead ALCS 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) Cameron Maybin sprinted toward the left-field line and suddenly stopped, with plenty of room to spare. As he wind-milled one arm to halt his momentum, a flummoxed Maybin curiously backed off the ball as if scared by a spider and watched Greg Bird’s pop fly land in fair territory just a step or two away. The ball ...

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LEADING OFF: Cubs try to dent Dodgers, Judge breaks loose

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: — PROFESSOR VS YU Kyle Hendricks is set to pitch for the Cubs, who are trying to overcome a 2-0 deficit against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series. Hendricks finished the regular season with a 2.19 ERA over his final 13 starts and opened the playoffs with seven scoreless ...

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Dodgers’ exciting Puig might just have his struggles licked

LOS ANGELES (AP) When Yasiel Puig licks his bats , Dodger Stadium laughs. When he stands at the plate admiring a base hit , the fans’ initial cheers hilariously morph into a group exhortation to ”Go! Go!” – which he eventually does. The Cuban outfielder’s entire baseball career has been a quest to learn how to direct his prodigious talent ...

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Cubs’ Maddon stands by not using Davis, questions criticism

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series and questioned the criticism coming his way. Maddon insisted Monday that Davis was only available for one inning in a save situation. He dismissed the second guessing, ...

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Down 2-0, Yankees preach resilience

NEW YORK (AP) — Trailing again 2-0 in the postseason, these young New York Yankees remain even keeled going into Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. “I don’t know if it’s maturity or just being dumb,” Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said Sunday. The old man of the pitching staff, 36-year-old Sabathia will pitch Monday surrounded ...

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NLCS: Dodgers up 2-0 on Cubs following Turner’s 9th inning homer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. The red-bearded slugger connected on the 29th anniversary of the Dodgers’ last game-ending postseason homer: Kirk Gibson’s famous ...

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