MLB

Cubs bullpen gives it away in NLCS opening loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Joe Maddon went to his bullpen, and two pitches later, it all began to implode for the Chicago Cubs. Jose Quintana gave Chicago five strong innings, but relievers Hector Rondon and Mike Montgomery couldn’t make it count in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night. ...

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Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) Every time the Houston Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding. The city is determined to rebuild, and the Astros are careful to honor Houston with every game as they chase a second World Series trip in the franchise’s history. ”I hope we’re ...

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LEADNG OFF: No Seager in NLCS, but Puig a party for Dodgers

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: — BACKING OUT The Dodgers will have to get through the Cubs without star shortstop Corey Seager in the NL Championship Series. Seager was left off the NLCS roster due to a back injury, a surprise omission announced hours before Saturday’s Game 1 victory at Dodger Stadium. Charlie Culberson, who ...

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Swing and a miss: Yankees in another 0-2 playoff hole

HOUSTON (AP) Swing and a miss. After striking out 27 times in Houston, the New York Yankees are down 0-2 in the playoffs again. Maybe they just need to get to the potential elimination games – the Yankees don’t seem to lose those. ”We’ve been facing some tough pitchers and some tough games,” rookie slugger Aaron Judge said. ”We’re just ...

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Yankees get 6th straight ALCS loss despite Tanaka, Judge

HOUSTON (AP) Another solid postseason outing for Masahiro Tanaka, an impressive two-out hit for Aaron Judge and yet still another loss in the AL Championship Series for the New York Yankees. New York was stifled again by nemesis Dallas Keuchel, but at least this defeat to the Astros wasn’t a one-and-done playoff game like two years ago. The Yankees dropped ...

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