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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge talks to reporters during a news conference at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in New York. The Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of an American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 03, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge showed up at his news conference wearing a T-shirt with a Major League Baseball logo. Just not the logo that’s been familiar for the past half-century. On closer inspection, the silhouetted batter in white between fields of blue and red was not in a hitting position as...
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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) waits to bat during practice ahead of Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 03, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will have three players picked up cheaply during the season on the NL Division Series roster, while the St. Louis Cardinals left right-hander John Gant off their 25-man squad. Outfielder Billy Hamilton, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría and catcher Francisco Cervelli...
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Houston Astros' Josh Reddick is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 03, 2019 - 12:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick might see the Twins later in October. He’s already getting an early look at twins closer to home. Reddick and wife Jett welcomed twin boys on Wednesday night, two days before the Astros take on Tampa Bay in the AL Division Series. Reddick missed...
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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker watches a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 03, 2019 - 11:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt says he considered more than offense when choosing rookie third baseman Tommy Edman over veteran Matt Carpenter in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta on Thursday. Kolten Wong returns for the Cardinals at second base after missing two weeks...
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway looks out from the dugout during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 03, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Callaway has been fired by the New York Mets after missing the playoffs in both his seasons as manager. The move Thursday, which was widely expected, comes four days after New York wrapped up an 86-76 season that marked a nine-win improvement over his 2018 debut. But a strong...
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Members of the Washington Nationals practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 03, 2019 - 12:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aces galore on the mound. Power hitters in the lineups. Hard-throwing relievers out of the bullpen. The National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers is a perfect fit for Hollywood. There are stars all over the field. Having won a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo,Baseball fans stand among empty seats during the singing of the national anthem before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers in Miami. Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 1.7% this year for its fourth straight decline, and five of the six biggest drops were by teams with losing records. The 30 teams averaged 28,339, according to the commissioner's office, down from 28,830 last year _ the first time the average was below 30,000 since 2003. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 02, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 1.7% this year for its fourth straight decline, and five of the six biggest drops were by teams with losing records. Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Detroit combined for more than 1.8 million fewer tickets, and a 259-388 won-...
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Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, left, congratulates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole after the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 02, 2019 - 10:54 pm
There will be a new World Series champion this year, because the Boston Red Sox didn’t make the postseason. In fact, only one champ from the past seven years _ Houston _ is in the remaining playoff field. Teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Nationals have certainly fielded good teams in recent...
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FILE - In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 3:45 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is. Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to put down at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday. That’s...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., right, and first baseman Freddie Freeman attend a news conference before a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 02, 2019 - 3:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr., two keys to Atlanta’s lineup who suffered late-season injuries, say they are healthy for the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Acuña’s status for Thursday’s...
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