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Red Sox return to Fenway Park with World Series trophy

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have returned to Fenway Park, carrying the championship trophy they won a night earlier. A caravan of buses arrived at Fenway on Monday night, less than 24 hours after the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to win the World Series in five games, giving the organization its ...

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Indians exercise contract options on starter Carrasco

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have picked up their $9.75 million contract option on starter Carlos Carrasco for next season. Carrasco has developed into one of the AL’s best pitchers. The team has another option for 2020 on the right-hander, who has won 35 games over the past two seasons. The team declined their $3 million option next season ...

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Blue Jays introduce Montoyo as 13th manager in team history

TORONTO (AP) — Late in the season, as rumors of potential managerial openings swirled around baseball, Charlie Montoyo and fellow Tampa Bay Rays coaches Rocco Baldelli and Matt Quatraro started playing a game. When word of an expected vacancy surfaced, one member of the trio would slip that team’s media guide into the others’ locker. The suggestion: If someone comes ...

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Dodgers face winter of decisions on some big names

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having lost in the World Series for the second straight year, the Dodgers enter an offseason filled with decisions about some of the franchise’s biggest names, including Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado and manager Dave Roberts. First up is Kershaw, who has until Wednesday to decide whether to opt out of the last two years and $65 ...

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Talk of rule changes, Harper, Machado dominate offseason

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series was baseball 2018 in a microcosm. Half the 44 runs scored by the champion Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers came across the plate on home runs. That’s the second-highest percentage in baseball history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, behind only last year’s 57.4 percent. There were 109 strikeouts and 76 ...

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Boston’s Market: Red Sox fans roar for another title in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Way up in the reserve seating level at Dodger Stadium, thousands of Boston Red Sox fans screamed, hugged and danced with just as much fervor as the World Series-winning players on the field below. Amid the gleeful chaos, a father in a Red Sox T-shirt and a Bruins cap held aloft his screaming 5-week-old daughter in ...

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