Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. TURKEY SAYS SAUDI CONSULATE AUDIO NOT SHARED WITH US OFFICIALS
Ankara’s foreign minister says the country will ...
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
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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 — ...
Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory from a return trip to the World Series.
With so much at stake, the three-time Cy Young Award winner bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wade Miley threw just five pitches in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series before Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell emerged from the Dodger Stadium dugout and abruptly removed his starter.
Oddly enough, five innings after this extraordinary bit of subterfuge, Counsell ...
The Latest: Hinch: Sign-stealing ‘bigger than 1 team or 2’
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on an MLB investigation of an Astros employee seen taking photos or video near Cleveland’s dugout (all times local):
Dave Dombrowski doesn’t believe a person associated with the Houston Astros was trying to steal signs when he was removed from a ...
Lawsuit: Braves, MLB should have acted before 2015 fan death
ATLANTA (AP) — In court documents filed this week in a lawsuit following the 2015 death of a fan who fell from the upper deck at an Atlanta Braves game, Nolan Ryan says guard rails at the Texas Rangers’ stadium had to be raised “to protect our fans from themselves.”
Ryan, the former Hall ...
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Yanks SS Gregorius has Tommy John surgery, return uncertain
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow that is expected to keep him out of action for much of next season.
The Yankees said the surgery went as expected Wednesday. It was done by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special ...
Houston 3B Bregman moves to leadoff spot for Game 4 of ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman is in the leadoff spot for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox after batting third in the team’s first six playoff games.
Houston manager AJ Hinch made the change after the Red Sox walked Bregman seven times ...
Dodgers’ Machado fined by MLB for kicking Brewers 1B Aguilar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Manny Machado has been fined by Major League Baseball for kicking Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar in the NL Championship Series.
MLB fined Machado an undisclosed amount Wednesday, a day after the baserunning incident caused the benches to clear at ...
Bellinger hitting leadoff for Dodgers vs Brewers in Game 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday, hours after his game-winning single pulled Los Angeles into a 2-all tie with Milwaukee in the best-of-seven series.
Bellinger singled home the winning run with two outs in ...
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
SPYGATE, THE SEQUEL
The Houston Astros might find themselves defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with ...
Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13 to tie NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout.
After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate.
Machado called ‘dirty player’ by Yelich after benches clear
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him “a dirty player.”
Both benches cleared after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ star shortstop clipped ...
Power outage: Brewers’ bats struggle in 13-inning loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose.
The Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, evening the NL Championship ...
Brewers, Dodgers tied after 12 innings in NLCS Game 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied 1-1 after 12 innings in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
With the Brewers leading 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, the defending NL champion Dodgers went ahead when Brian Dozier singled home a run in the first ...
AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title.
The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians’ dugout during Game 3 of the AL ...
Syracuse Mets _ formerly the Chiefs _ commit to staying put
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse Chiefs have a new name and a new commitment to stay put.
The Triple A team will now be known as the Syracuse Mets, a decision that comes after the New York Mets purchased the team last year.
The new name was announced Tuesday, when state and local ...
Osuna makes things worse for Astros in ALCS loss to Red Sox
HOUSTON (AP) — With his team down one run going into the eighth inning, Houston manager AJ Hinch went to closer Roberto Osuna in hopes of keeping it that way.
Things only got worse for the Astros in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.
Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. didn’t let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump.
Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too.
Bradley belted a grand slam for his second big hit in the AL ...
Sale back with Red Sox, tells Cora he’s ‘good enough’ to go
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is back with the Boston Red Sox and says he feels well enough to pitch. Whether he’ll start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series remains to be seen.
Sale returned to the team Tuesday in Houston after being hospitalized for a stomach illness. The club hasn’t ...
Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fans
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez apologized Tuesday after complaining “the fans had no energy” during Los Angeles’ Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series.
Hernandez tweeted a statement claiming ...
In midst of NLCS, Kershaw mum on future with Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Clayton Kershaw is pitching his final games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner isn’t saying.
Kershaw can opt out of the last two years and $70 million remaining on his contract after the World Series ends. Dodgers ownership has made ...
AP sources: Rangers interview Wakamatsu in manager search
Rangers bench coach Don Wakamatsu has interviewed for the vacant Texas manager’s spot that he filled in an interim role for the final 10 games of the season.
According to people familiar with the details, the Rangers interviewed Wakamatsu and Philadelphia Phillies third base coach Dusty ...
Win for Jeter: Marlins’ home run sculpture will be moved
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture is outta here.
The team won county permission Tuesday to move the kitschy, widely disliked Red Grooms sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside the ballpark. The vote was a victory for Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who can now remove ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Infielder Jonathan Schoop is getting his first start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He is hitting sixth on Tuesday. Schoop replaces Travis Shaw, who started the previous two games.
The Brewers lead ...
Angels opt out of stadium lease, look at ‘all our options’
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels opted out of their Angel Stadium lease with the city of Anaheim on Tuesday, renewing the possibility they could build a stadium somewhere near their longtime Orange County home.
The team and the city will negotiate on a new deal to keep the ...
Rangers hire Shiraz Rehman as assistant GM from Cubs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Shiraz Rehman as assistant general manager after he spent the past seven years in baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Rehman will assist Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in the day-to-day management of major league operations, ...
HOUSTON (AP) — Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League ...
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Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston’s third baseman ...
Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense.
Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and