A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Wednesday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 3, Friday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; Game 4, Saturday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 ...
Kershaw works out in shorts on chilly night at Fenway
BOSTON (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early look at Fenway Park, working out in shorts in the bullpen ahead of Tuesday night’s World Series opener.
The Dodgers arrived in Boston on ...
Cora has put players 1st during Red Sox run to World Series
BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Cora was hired to manage the Red Sox a year ago, he knew he wanted to put relationships with his players first.
It made him a success as general manager of Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, again as a GM and manager in the Puerto Rican Winter League ...
World Series Bark Park: Porcello’s pup romps around Fenway
BOSTON (AP) — Fresh from his World Series workout, Rick Porcello was far from dog tired.
So the Red Sox pitcher took his new puppy for a romp at a popular park — Fenway Park.
Porcello watched in amusement as 4-month-old Bronco the German shepherd explored the yard Sunday. The pup ...
Beloved in Boston, Roberts returns for World Series with LA
BOSTON (AP) — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of “The Steal,” Dave Roberts’ stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended Boston’s 86-year title ...
Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.
Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.
Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. “Sweet Caroline” or “I Love L.A.”
Yet for all their rich history — ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia.
General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler’s special assistant last season ...
Brewers look to bright future after NLCS loss to Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think they’re just getting started.
Sure looks that way, too.
Led by breakout performances by Yelich, Josh Hader and Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee chased down the Chicago Cubs to win the NL Central for the first time since 2011. ...
Former infielder David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central.
The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. ...
Taylor doing it all for Dodgers in World Series return
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Taylor is sparking Los Angeles with his bat and his glove, just like old times.
Only this October, the do-it-all Dodger is looking to finish the job.
Taylor capped a terrific NL Championship Series when he made an outstanding catch to help Los Angeles beat the ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series.
All it took was a couple of big swings.
Bellinger hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. Last season’s NL Rookie of the Year also singled ...
Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather.
Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series.
Puig broke open a tight ...
Brewers’ bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long.
Those hard-throwing relievers finally ran out of gas in the NL Championship Series.
Josh Hader was brilliant as usual, but Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for a crucial three-run homer by ...
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has right knee surgery
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had surgery on his right knee, one day after Houston was eliminated by Boston in the AL Championship Series.
Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017, when he hit a major league-leading .346 with 24 homers and 81 RBIs as the Astros won their first ...
After grandma’s death, Urias helps Dodgers to World Series
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julio Urias pitched with a heavy heart in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the World Series a night after his grandmother died.
Enrique Hernandez shared the news with teammates and asked
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Red Sox favored slightly over Dodgers in World Series
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Boston Red Sox opened as a slight favorite in this city’s sports books to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.
Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook set the Red Sox as minus-135 favorites in early betting, with the Dodgers made plus-115 to win the ...
Cora: MVP favorite Betts could play 2B in World Series
BOSTON (AP) — With a championship at stake, AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.
Even if that means dusting off his infielder’s mitt.
Cora said Saturday he might use the Gold Glove right fielder at second base during the World Series, a move ...
Dodgers ace Kershaw available in ’pen vs Brewers in Game 7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The winner of Saturday night’s game plays the Red Sox in the World Series, which starts Tuesday in Boston.
Kershaw would be ...
Lawsuit: Safeco Field discriminates against wheelchair users
SEATTLE (AP) — Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.
The Seattle Times reports that Washington ...
Dodgers’ Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado gestured with hands, appearing to egg on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps following a first-inning strikeout.
The jeers kept coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers star. So did the outs.
Machado went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a ...
LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Brewers in Game 7 of NLCS, Red Sox wait
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
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 ...
Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy.
A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7.
Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee’s slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, ...
Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has abdominal surgery.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has had abdominal surgery.
Dr. Craig Smith operated in Los Angeles on Friday to repair Mugrove’s abdominal wall and address a stress reaction in the pitcher’s pelvic bone.
Pittsburgh said the time between surgery and a resumption of full ...
Former commish Selig: Baseball determined to cut game times
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig still would like to cut down the time it takes to play a game.
The average length of time for a nine-inning game was 3 hours, 44 seconds this year, down from 3:05:11 in 2017. Games have gradually taken longer since 2005, when the ...
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Cora: Sale to start Series opener, Price likely for Game 2
BOSTON (AP) — Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday’s World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora says.
Cora tells WEEI radio he will meet with the team on Saturday to determine the rest of the rotation. Cora says Sale is ready to return ...
Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching.
Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa’s back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery.
Now the Astros are hurting even worse, ...
Freese leads off for Dodgers with Brewers LHP Miley on mound
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Wade Miley will have to face to a right-handed hitter right away in Game 6 as the Milwaukee Brewers try to stave off elimination in the NL Championship Series.
First baseman David Freese is
New technology only adds to baseball’s culture of paranoia
It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team’s signs relayed from their center-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuable information ...
Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers’ home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has pleaded guilty in the case.
Court records show Jaylon Kerley ...
LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson’s grin
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
FOR REAL THIS TIME
Wade Miley is ready for take two. The Brewers left-hander figures to see more than one batter in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series when he tries to help Milwaukee stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Dodgers. ...
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 ...
Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series
HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He’s taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series.
David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship ...
Red Sox ace Sale feeling better, set to start in Series
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is set to make his next scheduled start for the Boston Red Sox. And now, he knows that will be in the World Series.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Sale threw on flat ground again earlier in the day and was feeling better since a stomach illness led ...
Verlander, Astros can’t soar into another World Series.
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn’t soar into another World Series.
A year after Houston won the first title in the team’s 56 seasons, Verlander had a rare off night in an elimination game and the Astros lost the AL Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox in ...
Verlander y Astros no logran repetir historia triunfal
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander y los Astros no consiguieron avanzar a otra Serie Mundial.
Un año después de que Houston conquistó su primer título del Clásico de Otoño en los 56 años de historia del equipo, Verlander tuvo una actuación inusitadamente inestable en un juego de vida o ...
JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Even before he took the mound to twirl a playoff masterpiece, the talk was it could be the last time Clayton Kershaw — who has an opt-out clause in the contract that will pay him $65 million the next two years — wears the Dodgers home whites.
That would be bad for the Dodgers on two ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Left fielder Eddie Rosario has won the Calvin R. Griffith Award for the most valuable player of the Minnesota Twins in 2018, after batting .288 with 57 extra-base hits in 138 games.
The honors, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of ...
LEADING OFF: Sale on hold, Astros under scrutiny, NLCS shift
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
SALE ON HOLD
Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak and trying to regain lost weight after a stomach illness forced him to spend a night in the hospital after he started the AL Championship Series opener against the Astros. ...
Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead
HOUSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet.
Make the catch, Boston wins.
If not ... no telling.
On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn’t grab went their way.
Benintendi made a
Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won’t start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.
Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said the seven-time All-Star didn’t throw a bullpen as planned. ...
Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico
Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager’s accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too.
Having seen his ...
Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve was sure he’d hit a tying home run for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. He thought it was a double, at least, when he watched the ball ricochet back onto the field.
Then, he saw the signal: He was out, and couldn’t believe it.
HOUSTON (AP) — Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Boosted by a questionable fan interference ...
MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn’t cheat. They didn’t want to get cheated.
That’s their story, and Major League Baseball agrees.
Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — ...