MLB Playoffs

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 11, 2019 - 10:46 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals right-hander Aníbal Sánchez has not allowed a hit through seven innings of Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Sánchez retired his first 10 batters before Kolten Wong walked in the fourth for St. Louis' first baserunner. He...
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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, left, talks with teammate Alex Bregman, right, during a workout for a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Houston will face the New York Yankees, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 11, 2019 - 7:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It's the AL Championship Series matchup most everyone expected entering the season. But the paths the Houston Astros and New York Yankees took to get here weren't exactly what either team envisioned. "It's definitely been brewing," Houston ace Justin Verlander said. "We heard from...
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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson (44) and catcher Kurt Suzuki (28) celebrate the final of Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2019 - 4:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson has been placed on the postseason paternity list and won't be available to pitch at the beginning of the NL Championship Series against St. Louis. Right-hander Wander Suero will be on Washington's active roster until Hudson returns...
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Washington Nationals celebrate after their 7-3 win in Game 5 of the baseball team's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 11, 2019 - 2:18 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) reacts after an out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning of Game 5 of a baseball American League Division Series in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
October 10, 2019 - 10:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. After fellow aces Zack Greinke and Justin...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler walks to the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Philadelphia. The Phillies fired Kapler Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt listens to a question during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. St. Louis will face the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the NLCS Wednesday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 10, 2019 - 5:40 pm
A curse-filled clubhouse victory speech by St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt that went viral after a player posted it on social media showed a different side to the usually mild-mannered skipper — and while he was sorry Thursday that his colorful language got leaked, he did not feel bad about...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up back-to-back home runs to the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 10, 2019 - 4:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success — dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget. Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty, right, celebrates with teammate Daniel Ponce de Leon after the Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-1 in Game 5 of their National League Division Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 10, 2019 - 12:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and...
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Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a grand slam against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 10th inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 10, 2019 - 12:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advance to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis. Three-time Cy...
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