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LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Brewers in Game 7 of NLCS, Red Sox wait

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: GAME 7 The Dodgers and Brewers meet in an all-or-nothing matchup at Miller Park to decide the NL Championship Series. Los Angeles will start 24-year-old rookie Walker Buehler, who showed flashes of brilliance this season but has not fared well in his two playoff starts. Jhoulys Chacin is set to pitch ...

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JBJ an MVP: Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS honor for Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count. Batting at the bottom of the order, Bradley homered twice and drove in nine runs to win Most Valuable Player honors as the Boston Red Sox powered their way past Houston and into the World Series. Bradley connected for the ...

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Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale’s return

HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP. Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace Chris Sale? “We’re not perfect. That’s the ...

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Brewers vs. Dodgers, NLCS Game 6

MILWAUKEE — Wade Miley returns to the mound for a second straight start Friday as the Brewers try to save their season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park. Miley was Milwaukee’s “starter” in Game 5 Wednesday in Los Angeles but faced one batter as manager Craig Counsell turned to ...

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“MadFriars’ Wrap-Up Series: Lake Elsinore Storm”

The San Diego Padres lost 96 games in 2018, however, if you made the trek up the road to Lake Elsinore in 2018, there were plenty of reasons for optimism. The Storm featured a breakout campaign from Buddy Reed, power from 19-year-old Hudson Potts and three consensuses top-100 prospects in their rotation, headlined by right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack. The Storm ...

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Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros‘ batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox. Astros manager AJ Hinch made the switch for his team’s must-win game Thursday night after Correa had three hits and drove in two runs in Game 4. It was ...

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Wainwright’s contract put on hold until after free agency

Adam Wainwright’s contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. St. Louis announced the agreement with the 37-year-old right-hander on Oct. 11. He has finished a ...

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Red Sox ace Sale ready to make next postseason start

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora says Chris Sale is set to make his next start, lining up the lefty ace for a potential AL Championship Series clincher or World Series opener. Cora said before Game 5 against Houston on Thursday that Sale threw off flat ground again earlier in the day and was feeling better since ...

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Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two. And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series. It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Miley goes back to the hill two ...

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