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The Latest: Marisnick won’t be on Astros’ roster

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on the World Series (all times local): — 6:30 p.m. Article continues below … Outfielder Jake Marisnick won’t be on Houston’s World Series roster. He broke his right thumb midway through last month, cutting short a season in which the 26-year-old hit 16 home runs in 106 games. Manager A.J. Hinch says Marisnick’s thumb is ...

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Baseball is hot! World Series opens in LA with high temps

LOS ANGELES (AP) The fastballs aren’t the only things hitting triple digits at the World Series. This Fall Classic is going to feel like summer. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will meet on what’s expected to be a 100-degree Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, beginning possibly the warmest World Series ever. Article continues below … An October heat wave ...

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World Series: How the Astros and Dodgers match up

A position-by-position look at the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers going into the World Series, starting Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium: — First Base: Article continues below … Astros: Yuli Gurriel. The 33-year-old rookie from Cuba has made a pretty smooth transition to the majors after signing a $47.5 million, five-year contract. A right-handed hitter with pop, he’s solved ...

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More prepared than ever, Dodgers ready for World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers love their analytics, collecting so much data that manager Dave Roberts proudly proclaims: “I don’t see any team that’s more prepared than we are.” All the numbers, video and advanced scouting reports are great. But firsthand looks are nice, too. So Curtis Granderson, what do you know about your World Series opponent, ...

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Dodgers confident Seager will return for World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Look for Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager to be back in the Los Angeles lineup when the World Series begins. The All-Star didn’t play in the NL Championship Series against the Cubs because of a back injury. But manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that the team was “very confident” Seager was ready to return. Los Angeles takes ...

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Braves exercise Tyler Flowers’ 2018 option, decline R.A. Dickey’s

Tyler Flowers will return behind the plate for the Atlanta Braves next season, but R.A. Dickey will not take the mound for the franchise. The Braves exercised Flowers’ 2018 club option on Monday — a meager $4 million price tag for the veteran catcher and breakout performer this past season — but declined the $8 million option for Dickey, the veteran knuckleballer ...

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Braves decline 2018 option on Dickey; Flowers to return

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have declined their $8 million option on 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for 2018 and exercised their option on catcher Tyler Flowers. Dickey was the Braves’ most consistent starter this season, going 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts. He said at the end of the season he would meet with his family before deciding ...

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Astros go from woeful to World Series in just 4 years

HOUSTON (AP) Just four years ago, the Houston Astros weren’t just bad, they were embarrassing – so embarrassing that many dubbed them the ”Lastros.” Now Houston is heading to its second World Series in franchise history after beating the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, and its time as the league’s laughingstock seems like a distant memory. ”You always picture ...

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Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora as manager Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007 World Series championship roster to help the team out of its current playoff slump. ”Returning to the Red Sox and the city of Boston is a dream come true for me and my family,” Cora said in ...

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