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Chopcast: Have expectations changed for Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson?

What went right, what went wrong and what’s next for the Braves at shortstop? Reviewing the 2017 season for Dansby Swanson, surprise contributor Johan Camargo and more. Other topics include: — What will Johan Camargo’s role be in 2018? — Should the sky-high expectations for Dansby Swanson be lowered after a disappointing rookie season? — Any concerns for the defensive lapses? ...

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Column: Hottest World Series game draws some cool customers

LOS ANGELES (AP) The hottest World Series game on record drew some pretty cool customers to Dodger Stadium. George Lopez shook off the 103-degree heat to wave a huge Dodger flag from on top of the home team’s dugout. Fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld was there to watch, as was Lady Gaga. Dodger royalty was well represented by a pair of ...

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LEADING OFF: Verlander tries to keep Astros from 0-2 hole

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: — ACE IN THE HOLE Article continues below … After dropping the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium, the Astros are confident they can rebound in Game 2 – with good reason. Justin Verlander is on the mound, and he’s perfect in a Houston uniform. The ALCS MVP is 4-0 ...

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Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 in hot World Series opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No sweat, Clayton Kershaw. Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered playoff history delivered a signature performance, pitching Los Angeles past the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. Boosted by Justin Turner’s tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning off Dallas Keuchel, Kershaw was in complete ...

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Moose earns AL comeback player honors from Sporting News

After missing most of the 2016 season with a knee injury, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas came back in 2017 to hit 38 home runs, breaking a franchise record that had stood since 1985. The Sporting News noticed, naming him the American League Comeback Player of the Year. He is the second Royal to win the award (Bret Saberhagen, 1987), ...

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Seager starts at shortstop for Dodgers in Series opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) Back on the active roster, Corey Seager was in the starting lineup at shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series opener against the Houston Astros. Seager missed the NL Championship Series with a back injury, sustained in Game 3 of the Division Series on Oct. 9. Chris Taylor bats leadoff and plays center field ...

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FOX Sports Spotlight: Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle is helping to set the World Series soundtrack

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The Latest: World Series is heating up – to 104 degrees

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The temperature is 104 degrees as the Dodgers take batting practice ahead of Game 1 of the World Series. Article continues below … The skies are cloudless and a piercing sun is baking Dodger Stadium. ...

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