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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Astros romp past Dodgers for first World Series title

George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los …

McCullers steps into spotlight as Astros’ Game 7 starter against Dodgers’ Darvish

Lance McCullers Jr. headed into Game 6 of the World Series not knowing whether he would be attempting to close out a championship on Tuesday night or starting Game 7 …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Dodgers rally against Verlander to send World Series to Game 7 decider

Chris Taylor, Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night.

Epic game or lousy pitching? Either way this World Series is a hit

An epic game. No, make that an instant classic.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Bregman’s game-winning single in 10th caps Astros’ wild 13-12 win over Dodgers for 3-2 Series lead

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Dodgers tie World Series with big ninth inning against Astros

Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie …

Houston’s Yuli Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture at Yu Darvish

Yuli Gurriel will have to sit out for making a racist gesture toward Yu Darvish – but not during the World Series.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Big second inning helps Astros top Dodgers for 2-1 lead in World Series

The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.

Once mocked, bright Astros jerseys have developed into fan favorite

Once mocked, now fashionable, those rainbow jerseys of the Houston Astros are back in full bloom at the World Series.

Astros’ World Series run lifts Houston amid Hurricane Harvey recovery

Paul Daulong hopes the Houston Astros jersey his daughter gave him after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding devastated the family’s home will be a good luck charm as his beloved baseball team …

Astros manager A.J. Hinch denies report of altercation at hotel

Astros manager A.J. Hinch firmly said there was “no altercation” at a hotel in California this week at the World Series following a TMZ Sports report that he argued with …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

George Springer’s two-run homer in 11th inning gives Astros Game 2 win

George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to …

Vin Scully delivers, and then calls in a left-handed reliever

The cheers began even before Vin Scully stepped onto the field. One year removed from the broadcast booth, his job was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Kershaw sizzles, gets Dodgers off to hot start with 3-1 win in World Series opener

No sweat, Clayton Kershaw. Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered playoff history delivered a signature performance, pitching Los Angeles past the Houston Astros …

Fresh faces lead Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers to World Series

A new generation of ballplayers is featured in the World Series starting Tuesday night. Houston’s dynamic infield duo of Carlos Correa and the diminutive Jose Altuve sparks the top offense …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs. Kershaw, Dodgers

Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Charlie Morton, Lance McCullers pitch Astros past Yankees, into World Series

Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday …

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Astros need ninth Justin Verlander win to tie Yankees in series

Justin Verlander agreed to that last-minute trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

Masahiro Tanaka pitches Yankees past Astros for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Aaron Judge’s homer sparks Yankees’ rally to even series with Astros

NEW YORK – With a soaring shot headed for Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on course for another memorable October. Yankee Stadium sounds like it’s ready, too.

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 …

Astros eliminate Red Sox, advance to first ALCS

Justin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to their first American League Championship Series, rallying past the Boston Red Sox …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Red Sox increase security at Fenway Park for playoff game

The Red Sox and the city of Boston increased security at Fenway Park for Game 3 of the AL Division Series when the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 10-3.

Red Sox beat Astros 10-3, avoid elimination in ALDS Game 3

BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep. Then he gave …