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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros. Rafael Devers …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch preserves Boston’s win over Houston for 3-1 ALCS lead

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Jackie Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 to take …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Gerrit Cole struggles in second playoff start with Astros

Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5

David Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Justin Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball and lead the Astros over the Boston Red …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

After World Series win with Astros, Boston manager Alex Cora aims to knock them out

After vanquishing the hated Yankees, Alex Cora has another, perhaps even more personal fight in front of him. The first-year Red Sox manager will lead Boston against his former team …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros force Game 7 in ALCS

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the …


Yankees find home to their liking, rout Astros in ALCS

Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of “All Rise” signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and …


Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Hurricane Harvey

Every time the Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding. The city is determined to …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

New York Yankees find themselves in another hole, trailing 2-0 again

Trailing again 2-0 in the postseason, these young New York Yankees remain even keeled going into Game 3 of the A.L. Championship Series against the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Jose Altuve’s dash lifts Astros over Yankees in ALCS Game 2

Jose Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa’s double in the ninth inning, Justin Verlander struck out 13 in a complete game and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Houston Astros beat New York Yankees 2-1 in ALCS opener

Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the A.L. Championship Series …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Astros vets Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann saw birth of baby Bronx Bombers

Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann spent most of the previous three seasons as teammates with the New York Yankees, and while there got to see the birth of those baby …


Rookie Ryan Merritt helps pitch Cleveland Indians to World Series

A most unlikely pitching performance helped put a most unexpected team into the World Series.


Cleveland pitcher Andrew Miller chosen MVP of ALCS

The humble workhorse in a wipeout bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected A.L. Championship Series MVP after his latest splendid performance in relief helped the Cleveland Indians win their first pennant …


Blue Jays defeat Indians, stave off ALCS elimination

Josh Donaldson homered to give Toronto a long-awaited lead, and the Blue Jays finally broke through with the bats, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday to avert a sweep …


Curt Schilling eyes U.S. Senate run against Elizabeth Warren

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans on Tuesday to run against Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate if his wife agrees, but he declined to apologize to Rhode …


Cleveland’s Bauer says stitches should be no issue in Game 3

Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer has pronounced himself ready to pitch Game 3 of the A.L. Championship Series, saying the stitches he needed after cutting his finger repairing a drone shouldn’t …


MLB Notes: Clayton Kershaw to start Game 2 for Dodgers

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the N.L. Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night after pitching in all three wins during the Division Series …


Indians edge Blue Jays to take 2-0 lead in ALCS

CLEVELAND – Josh Tomlin baffled Blue Jays batters for nearly six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the Cleveland Indians edged Toronto 2-1 on Saturday to take 2-0 …


Francisco Lindor homers as Indians race past Jays in ALCS opener

Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer and Corey Kluber silenced Toronto’s booming bats, giving the Cleveland Indians a 2-0 win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the A.L. …


MLB Notes: Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer cuts pinkie fixing drone

A drone dropped into the AL Championship Series before the first pitch was even thrown. No, this isn’t a pre-Halloween hoax. Indians starter Trevor Bauer cut open his right pinkie …


Braves name Snitker manager for 2017

Brian Snitker finally was given his most-cherished prize for four decades of service to the Atlanta Braves. Snitker was hired by the Braves as their full-time manager on Tuesday, rewarded …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:40 p.m.

Royals move within one win of World Series return after routing Blue Jays

TORONTO – Ben Zobrist and the relentless Kansas City Royals showed they can play home run derby, too. And with one more win, they’ll have a chance to show off …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 9:19 p.m.

Back home, Blue Jays break out to beat Royals 11-8 in Game 3

Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and the slugging Toronto Blue Jays were eager to return to their homer dome after dropping the first two games of the AL Championship Series in …


Royals beat Blue Jays for 2-0 lead in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals kept waiting for Blue Jays ace David Price to give them some hope. It turned out to be Toronto’s leaky defense that …


Volquez sharp as Royals beat Blue Jays 5-0 in ALCS opener

Edinson Volquez combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Perez hit a soaring home run off Toronto starter Marco Estrada, and Kansas City rolled to a 5-0 victory Friday to …


Toronto Blue Jays turn to Marcus Stroman in deciding Game 5 against Rangers

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays stacked a pair of former Cy Young Award winners to prolong their stay in the AL Division Series. For the deciding Game 5, they’ll …


Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. And manager Ned Yost finally …