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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt speaks to media Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, following a baseball practice session before the National League Championship Series against the Washington Nationals in St. Louis. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 6:18 pm
The St. Louis Cardinals' front office says baseballs have suddenly lost their juice this postseason, supporting a claim from a prominent data scientist that the balls have changed following a historic, homer-friendly regular season. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Saturday that St. Louis'...
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October 12, 2019 - 3:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jamie Squire, Pool)
October 12, 2019 - 2:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has not allowed a hit through five innings in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Scherzer issued a one-out walk to Kolten Wong in the first inning for St. Louis' only baserunner so far. The three-time Cy Young...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' David Freese celebrates after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. Freese is retiring after a 10-year career that included a World Series title in 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, on his verified Twitter account. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 12, 2019 - 12:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a career .277...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks takes batting practice at Yankee Stadium Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, New York. The Yankees will play the winner of tonight's Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros American League Division Series game in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 12 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 12, 2019 - 10:29 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Hicks and CC Sabathia were added to the New York Yankees' roster for the AL Championship Series against Houston, replacing Tyler Wade and Luke Voit. The Astros added right-handed relievers Brad Peacock and Bryan Abreu to their ALCS roster and left off starter Wade Miley and...
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge takes part in a team workout for the baseball American League Championship Series in Houston, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Yankees are scheduled to face the Houston Astros starting Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 11, 2019 - 11:51 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge was a rookie slugger who swung and missed a lot in his first postseason, as did several of those Baby Bombers who were just getting started with the New York Yankees. And they still came oh so close to getting to the World Series, losing Game 7 of the 2017 AL Championship...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve takes batting practice 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 - 9:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHOWTIME Zack Greinke is set to throw the first pitch in the hugely hyped AL Championship Series — Yankees-Astros, starting at Minute Maid Park. "It's the matchup that everybody wants to watch. It's must-see TV right there," Houston shortstop...
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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 - 7:46 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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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka talks with the media during a news conference for a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. New York will face the Houston Astros, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 11, 2019 - 4:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke will start the AL Championship Series opener for the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday night. After the 2009 AL Cy Young winner and midseason acquisition starts Game 1 at Minute Maid Park, the Astros will follow with Justin...
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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 - 4:10 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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