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After saving their season with strong pitching on Friday, the New York Yankees will hope to push the American League Championship Series as far as it can go by winning a bullpen battle in Game 6 on Saturday. The Houston Astros still hold a 3-2 series edge as they head home for the rest of the best-of-seven
James Paxton strikes out nine over seven innings of one-run ball, plus Aaron Hicks belts a three-run homer to force a Game 6 vs. the Astros
Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try. After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the Bronx, the Yankees
Condensed Game: James Paxton struck out nine over six innings and Aaron Hicks' three-run homer in the 1st gave the Yankees a 4-1 victory
DJ LeMahieu drove Justin Verlander's second pitch over the wall, then Aaron Hicks sent the fans at Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a three-run homer off the foul pole later in the first inning. A day after a brutal loss, and with little margin for more errors, the New York Yankees played like
On the brink of postseason elimination, the Yankees pulled off a decisive Game 5 victory over the Astros on Friday night.
Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant. When it clanged hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, waiting for a new baseball
Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks gets after Justin Verlander early in the 1st inning with a 3-run home run.
It had the feel of spring training Friday at Nationals Park, what with the clear blue sky, the crisp breeze and temperature in the low 60s that made it feel like time for the Fall Classic or February, the start-of-camp baserunning drills and the navy ''Grapefruit League'' T-shirt worn
Aaron Hicks drills a three-run homer off the right-field foul pole, giving the Yankees a 4-1 lead in the 1st inning
In a story Oct. 16 about the auction of the bat Babe Ruth used to hit his 500th home run, The Associated Press, relying on information from SCP Auctions, erroneously reported that Mel Ott was the second player to reach the 500-homer plateau. Boston's Jimmie Foxx did so on Dec. 24, 1940. Ott was
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton visited manager Aaron Boone's office Thursday night. Stanton is back in New York's lineup for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series after missing three straight games with a strained right quadriceps. The Yankees lost all three games in Stanton's absence
Giancarlo Stanton will see action for the first time since Game 1 of the ALCS.
Steven Wright's career with the Boston Red Sox is over.
MLB, currently in negotiations with Minor League Baseball, wants to radically reorganize the minors
The Astros took a 3-1 lead in the ALCS with a win over the Yankees on Thursday night.
Ben Zobrist may ultimately retire this offseason, but if this September proved anything, it's that he still has something left in the tank as a baseball player.
"It'll just be a normal offseason and building up and getting in shape to hopefully play a full season next year."
Freddie Freeman was not himself in September and October.
CC Sabathia's major league career is over. The 39-year-old left-hander was dropped from the Yankees' AL Championship Series roster on Friday, a day after he dislocated a joint in his pitching shoulder during the eighth inning of New York's Game 4 loss to Houston. Sabathia was replaced by
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow after a nagging injury that limited him late in the season and into playoffs. The team announced Friday that Freeman underwent the procedure in New York. Freeman is expected to be recovered in time for the start
Is he a slam dunk? Nah, but I suspect that we saw the final pitch of a Hall of Fame career last night
Last season, the Houston Astros were unable to get back to the World Series because after winning the first game of the American League Championship Series, they lost the next four to the eventual champion Boston Red Sox. This season, the Astros are on the verge of doing the reverse in the ALCS, and
Growing up in the Washington suburbs during the 1960s, cheering for the local baseball team was a lost cause. Like huge Frank Howard hitting a monster home run - they painted the seats white where Hondo's shots landed in the upper deck. Or flashy catcher Cazzie Casanova whipping the ball back to
Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. ''It's Justin Verlander,'' reliever Ryan Pressly said. George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the disheveled
CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career. Three-time Gold Glove winner DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres each made a pair of errors.
CC Sabathia exited Game 4 of the ALCS with an apparent shoulder injury. It was likely the final game of his storied major league career.
The Yankees committed four errors in an 8-3 loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS. It's the most errors they have committed in a postseason game since Game 2 of the 1976 ALCS.
Three-run home runs from George Springer and Carlos Correa provided the sum of the offense for the Astros in a 8-3 win over the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS.
With a three-run home run in ALCS Game 4, George Springer passed José Altuve to become the Astros' all-time postseason home run leader.
Zack Greinke walked three batters, including one with the bases loaded, in the first inning against the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Espada currently serves as the Astros' bench coach.
Some Yankees fans threw bottles and souvenir baseballs onto the field after a replay review went against their team in Game 3 of the ALCS. A.J. Hinch says he'll take his players off the field if it happens again.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate.
The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed. Dorey, Chicago's director of amateur scouting the past six years, was previously a scout for the Boston
Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Limited by injuries to 18 games during the regular season, Stanton homered in the
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians catcher Roberto Perez had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle.
The Giants reportedly have a new candidate to be their next manager.
Rough as things were when Washington was 19-31 and people were wondering whether Martinez was in over his head and might get fired, he never wavered. Just as important, neither did the support he received from GM Mike Rizzo and team ownership.
File photo: an unknown woman gazes upon a framed copy of the Unwritten Rules
The Cubs announced a series of moves to shake up their player development and scouting departments, with more outside additions coming this fall/winter.
Wading through everything from 19-31 to a health problem, Martinez now can smile about staying the course.
Long time Rangers coach Jayce Tingler is also getting a callback
The ALCS takes a rain check as bad weather postpones Game 4, plus the Angels tab Joe Maddon to be their next manager
The AFL has been experimenting with the ABS system and already has its first victim.
The Nationals' success in 2019 shouldn't be a reflection of Bryce Harper, but it has become that anyway.
Baseball, bars, breweries, beers.
There were plenty of ups and downs for the Washington Nationals this season. But the team managed to make it all the way to the World Series. Jan Crawford takes a look at their historic run.
Joe Girardi stepped down as the manager of USA Baseball on Wednesday, another sign he's likely to return to managing in the majors in 2020. By Corey Seidman