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Capital hill: Astros, Nationals rely on rotations in World Series

Gerrit Cole is set to throw the first pitch of the World Series on Tuesday night in Houston. He led the majors with 326 strikeouts, was second to Verlander in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Jose Altuve’s home run in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 to advance to the World Series for …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks lift Yankees over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1, cutting the Astros’ …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Dave Nichols: MLB proposal restructuring minor leagues could have drastic impact on future of professional baseball in Spokane

Major League Baseball has provided a proposal to Minor League Baseball to drastically restructure the organization and maintenance of minor league teams, leagues, player contracts and the entry draft.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Astros power past Yankees for 3-1 ALCS lead, Justin Verlander up next

George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run home runs, and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

AJ Hinch blows whistle, calls signal suspicions ‘a joke’

Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He’s had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

AJ Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Giancarlo Stanton still out, Aaron Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks’ order

Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 …


Bumpy road for Nationals manager leads to ‘beautiful place’

Rough as things were when Washington was 19-31 and people were wondering whether Nationals manager Dave Martinez was in over his head and might get fired, he never wavered. Just …


Yanks’ Aaron Boone defends catcher Gary Sanchez as ‘excellent’ defender

Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t sure Wednesday what his lineup for the next day’s Game 4 of the AL Championship Series would look like. Gary Sanchez will be behind the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Babe Ruth’s bat used for 500th homer hits auction block

The bat used by Babe Ruth to slug his 500th career home run in 1929 is going up for auction, nearly 75 years after he gave it to a friend …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Seattle Mariners now stand alone – as only Major League Baseball team never to reach World Series

As Washington Nationals players raucously celebrated their dominant National League Championship Series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, the franchise failures of the Seattle Mariners gained a new level of …


There from the start for Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman in 1st Series

Ryan Zimmerman has been through it all with the Washington Nationals and now he will get to play in the franchise’s first World Series – and the first for any …


NLCS sweep puts damper on Cardinals’ 92-win season

From one corner of a sullen clubhouse came the glass half full view of the St. Louis Cardinals’ season. “People did not think we were going to be here,” veteran …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

Yanks’ bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Game 4 of the AL Championship Series scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed because of rain in the forecast. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play Game …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:08 p.m.

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

Joe Maddon has agreed to become the Los Angeles Angels’ manager. Maddon and the Angels agreed to terms Wednesday on a deal to reunite the veteran manager with the organization …


MLB Leading Off: Storm over ALCS, Nats headed to World Series

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


Tipped off: Pitch-tipping paranoia haunting teams in October

A year after suspicions on sign stealing made headlines when a man associated with the Astros was caught pointing a cellphone into opposing dugouts, Houston is giving pitchers pause again, …


Cardinals implode in 1st inning, swept by Nationals in NLCS

Mike Shildt took the ball from Dakota Hudson and patted him on the back of the neck. Hudson was out of the game after recording one out on 15 pitches …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin’s 12-strikeout performance to beat …


Josh Reddick: Yankees fans ‘disrespectful’ for throwing debris

Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick called out Yankees fans for tossing water bottles, baseballs and other objects on the field during New York’s 4-1 loss in the AL Championship …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gerrit Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

A gritty Gerrit Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory to …


MLB Leading Off: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


Gerrit Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Washington Nationals one win from World Series after blasting Cardinals 8-1

Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Angels’ Eric Kay: People with ‘roles’ in Tyler Skaggs’ death must take responsibility

The Los Angeles Angels employee who reportedly provided opioids to Tyler Skaggs issued a statement Sunday saying that cooperating with federal authorities was “the right thing to do” and that …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals beat St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

Scherzer carries no-hit bid into 7th inning, Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Anibal Sanchez shines as Nationals beat Cardinals 2-0 in NLCS opener

ST. LOUIS – It turns out Washington’s Big Three is a Big Four. Don’t forget about Anibal Sanchez.