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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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Red Sox return home, looking to avoid being swept by Astros

BOSTON – If the Boston Red Sox are nervous about the possibility of being swept out of the playoffs for the second straight year, they were trying hard not to …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve help Astros rout Red Sox, take 2-0 ALDS lead

HOUSTON – Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season. Now that it’s playoff time, Houston is …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Jose Altuve hits three home runs as Astros take opener from Red Sox

Jose Altuve hit three home runs in an unprecedented show of power for the diminutive major league batting champion as the Houston Astros roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston …

Boston’s Chris Sale will make first postseason start against Houston’s playoff veteran Justin Verlander

Houston manager A.J. Hinch loves that Justin Verlander, his starter for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, has a ton of …

Red Sox top Astros to clinch A.L. East; rematch set for playoffs

The hard chopper bounced off first baseman Mitch Moreland’s glove and high into the air. Second baseman Brock Holt jumped to glove the ball and flipped it to first, where …

MLB capsules: Houston blocks Boston from clinching A.L. East title

The Boston Red Sox again failed to clinch the A.L. East, losing 3-2 to Alex Bregman and the visiting Houston Astros on Friday night.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Houston Astros clinch division with 7-1 win over Mariners

As one team celebrated a division title in front of a cheering fan base, the other team quietly prepared for a long flight home where they could dwell on the …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Time slips away from Mariners after loss to Houston

On a day when the Houston Astros cut their magic number to one for clinching the A.L. West title, they were already looking ahead to accomplishing another goal. “Winning the …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

James Paxton returns to Mariners rotation but struggles in loss

Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis had two hits apiece and each drove in a run as the Houston Astros jumped on James Paxton and cruised to a 5-2 win over …

Mariners Pregame: James Paxton back on the hill, lineups and starters against Astros

Seattle Mariners (74-73) vs. Houston Astros (88-58) at 5:10 p.m. in the first of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Cameron Maybin’s ninth-inning homer gives Astros sweep over Mariners

Newly acquired Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift Houston past the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday night, as the Astros completed a three-game sweep …

Mariners downed by Justin Verlander in Astros debut

Justin Verlander pitched six strong innings and won his Astros debut after Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer with one out in the seventh for Houston’s first hit Tuesday night …