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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 14, 2019 - 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals' struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1...
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Washington Nationals' Victor Robles hits a single during the third inning of Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 14, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Robles was back in the Nationals' lineup for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series after missing the previous five games with a hamstring injury. Robles started in center field and batted eighth Monday night with Washington looking to take a 3-0 lead over the St. Louis...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws against the Houston Astros during the 11 inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Houston. Happ is likely to be among the pitchers the Yankees use in Game 4, manager Aaron Boone said Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Happ gave up a game-ending home run to Houston’s Carlos Correa in Game 2. ( AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 14, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Astros plan all-bullpen games from the start in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in a sign of the times. With the best-of-seven series tied 1-1, New York's Luis Severino starts Game 3 on Tuesday against Gerrit Cole. Masahiro Tanaka began the opener for the...
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Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, discusses the Los Angeles Dodgers offseason at a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. His contract with the team expires at month's end. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
October 14, 2019 - 7:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first 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 14, 2019 - 3:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING THEIR PITCH Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals try to move within a win of the World Series. They lead St. Louis 2-0 in the NL Championship Series after dominant starts by Max Scherzer and Aníbal Sánchez — the Cardinals totaled...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates with teammates after his walk-off home run against the New York Yankees during the 11th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 14, 2019 - 2:38 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Yankees went to the bullpen early and kept a parade of relievers going to the mound — even CC Sabathia. But New York's bullpen buckled in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa led off with a home run off J.A. Happ, the Yankees' ninth pitcher, to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates with teammates after his walk-off home run against the New York Yankees during the 11th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 14, 2019 - 2:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night, tying the AL Championship Series at one...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles after the last out in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 13, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to some superb pitching, the countdown is on to the Washington Nationals' first World Series appearance in franchise history. Up 2-0 on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series after near no-hitters from Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer, the Nationals turn to...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton rounds the bases after a home run during the sixth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton is not in the New York Yankees' starting lineup against Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander for Game 2 of the AL Championship Series with a strained right quad. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Stanton was hurt running out an infield single in the second...
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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
October 13, 2019 - 2:39 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: Justin Verlander starts for Houston in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, trying to even the best-of-seven matchup with the Yankees. New York won the opener 7-0 at Minute Maid Park behind Gleyber Torres' hitting and Masahiro Tanaka's pitching...
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