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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Miami Marlins sign free-agent Cuban brothers

The futures of Victor Victor Mesa and his younger brother, Victor Mesa Jr., may be difficult to project, but the Miami Marlins eagerly signed both outfielders. They left Cuba last …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

For all their rich history – dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound – the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year, beating the Milwaukee Brewers …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Jesus Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Jesus Aguilar and the Milwaukee Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to their dominant bullpen in a 7-2 win …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Alex Cora: Chris Sale to start World Series opener for Boston Red Sox, David Price likely for Game 2

Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday’s World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora says. Sale and Price also started the …


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: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Honoring a yearly tradition, local ballplayers celebrate Babe Ruth homer

In October of 1924, probably the most famous baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth, came to Spokane on a barnstorming tour.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Clayton Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts

Major League Baseball has determined that a Houston Astros employee was monitoring visiting dugouts this postseason to make sure other teams were not breaking rules. MLB issued a statement about …


NLCS tied: Cody Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and tying the NL Championship Series …


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 …


Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis

Winter league baseball is under way in Venezuela, and fans are having to make sacrifices to feed their passion for the “pelota,” or the ball, as the national pastime is …


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: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Justin Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 to even the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Reliever Brandon Woodruff’s homer stuns Clayton Kershaw, Brewers take Game 1 of NLCS

Reliever Brandon Woodruff stunned ace Clayton Kershaw with a solo home run and the normally shutdown Milwaukee bullpen barely held on as the Brewers beat the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers …


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: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

From castoff to playoffs: Max Muncy bashes for Los Angeles Dodgers

With all the high-priced talent on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster, Max Muncy had to find a way to stand out. He’s done it with his bat, coming from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

For Los Angeles Dodgers, trouble may be brewing in NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ celebration at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park on Monday was as much about checking off a box as it was what they had accomplished. They expected to advance …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Red Sox hold off Yankees in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS

Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees’ ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodgers counting on Manny Machado to push them over Series hump

The Los Angeles Dodgers are making another run at their first World Series title since 1988, and this time they brought Manny Machado along for the ride. The slugging shortstop …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

The bigger the stage, the brighter Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman shines

Ask any Houston Astros player and he will say the same thing: Alex Bregman was made for these moments. The young third baseman was great for the defending champions all …


David Von Drehle: I’m all Kavanaughed out. So let’s talk about baseball.

I’m all Kavanaughed out. I hope some good will come of these past few weeks. Perhaps American men now have a better understanding of how common and how damaging sexual …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge power Yankees past Red Sox 6-2 to even ALDS

Gary Sanchez homered twice, Aaron Judge also hit a tape-measure shot and Masahiro Tanaka pitched the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Saturday night to tie …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez, Alex Bregman lift Astros over Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead

Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Alex Bregman homered for the second straight day and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 to take a 2-0 A.L. Division …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Clayton Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 NLDS lead

Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-hit ball in the Dodgers’ second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 …


Chris Sale strong, bullpen shaky as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4 in ALDS

Chris Sale struck out eight for his first postseason win, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox sweated out their shaky bullpen to hold off the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Jhoulys Chacin, Brewers blank Rockies 4-0, take 2-0 lead in NLDS

Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee bullpen kept in control, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 for a commanding 2-0 lead in …


George Springer, Astros hit 4 HRs, down Indians 7-2 in ALDS opener

George Springer and the Houston Astros picked up right where they left off last postseason, hitting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 in Game 1 of …


Hyun-Jin Ryu sharp, Dodgers hit 3 HRs, beat Braves 6-0 in NLDS opener

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven dominant innings, Max Muncy hit an early, three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in their NL Division Series opener. Named …