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Astros’ 10-inning win second-most-watched Game 5 since 2003

LOS ANGELES (AP) Houston’s 13-12, 10-inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers was the second-most watched World Series Game 5 since 2003, trailing only the Chicago Cubs’ 3-2 win over Cleveland last year. Fox said Sunday’s game averaged 19.6 million on its three outlets, drawing 18,940,000 on the main Fox Network, 496,000 on Fox Deportes and 172,000 on the digital ...

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Teams find it hard to rebound from tough Series losses

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling was confident as the World Series headed back to California. ”If we can just hold them to less than 12 runs, we’ll get some wins,” he said playfully. Los Angeles players seemed dazed after Sunday night’s 13-12, 10-inning loss to the Astros, which gave Houston a 3-2 Series lead. Article continues below … ...

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Astros, Dodgers connect, riveting World Series onto Game 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) At this rate, Justin Verlander might very well hit his first home run for real. A classically poor-hitting pitcher, the Houston ace knocked one over the wall last week at Dodger Stadium in batting practice. Maybe that bolstered his belief that this batch of baseballs is slick and juiced. On Tuesday night, Verlander aims to lead the ...

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Column: After a memorable Series, baseball must come clean

Without a doubt, this World Series has been a whole lotta fun. Assuming you can stay awake. The two best teams on the biggest stage, throwing nothing but haymakers night after night after night – and, in the case of Game 5 on Sunday, well into the morning on the East Coast. Article continues below … But it’s a stretch ...

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AP Source: Gabe Kapler will be next Phillies manager

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former major league outfielder Gabe Kapler will be hired to manage the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement hasn’t been made. Kapler has served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2014. The Dodgers trail ...

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A-Train at World Series: Astros make tracks with runs, wins

HOUSTON (AP) Dizzy Dean would break into an off-key rendition of ”Wabash Cannonball” while broadcasting games. Even before that, Walter ”The Big Train” Johnson, another Hall of Fame pitcher, was a 417-game winner. Baseball also had ”Choo Choo” Coleman and Dontrelle ”The D-Train” Willis. Article continues below … For this World Series, Houston has an oversized replica of an old-time ...

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Athletics catcher Maxwell arrested in Arizona on gun charge

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested in Arizona after a food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her. Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball to take a knee this year during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Scottsdale police said officers went to Maxwell’s home Saturday night after getting a ...

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AP source: Nationals, Dave Martinez agree to managerial deal

WASHINGTON (AP) Dave Martinez will get a chance to try to do what no Washington Nationals manager has accomplished: win a postseason series with the club. Martinez agreed to a three-year contract plus an option with the Nationals, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday, for a job that will make him a skipper ...

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