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How historically dominant starting pitching has Nats nearing NLCS sweep

WASHINGTON — Gerardo Parra wrapped both arms around Stephen Strasburg and wouldn’t let go. Their embrace has morphed into something of a tradition. It began late in the season and spilled into the playoffs, partly because this Washington Nationals team has grown so close and partly because Strasburg detests these hugs. For this one, in […]

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Reggie Jackson apologizes for f-bomb critique of injured Giancarlo Stanton

Reggie Jackson has apologized to Giancarlo Stanton after he was heard on air cursing over the Yankees slugger’s injury. Jackson, who serves as a special advisor to the team, was asked about Stanton missing the second game of the American League Championship Series against the Astros due to a quad injury. Jackson gave an explicative-ridden […]

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The key for the Astros in Game 2? Score some runs, quick

HOUSTON — A funny thing has happened to the 107-win Houston Astros’ drive to the World Series. After 920 runs, MLB-high totals in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and walks, and an MLB low in strikeouts, the postseason version of that flawless machine has blown a few sprockets. And if that doesn’t change soon, […]

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Three takeaways from Yankees’ ALCS Game 1 win over the Astros

The Yankees have taken a 1-0 lead in the American League Championship Series after a 7-0 win over the Astros on Saturday. Masahiro Tanaka dealt, Gleyber Torres dominated and Houston made mistakes. Now the Astros turn to Justin Verlander for Game 2 with hopes of stopping the bleeding. The Yankees counter with James Paxton. Related […]

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Yankees add Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia to ALCS roster

The Yankees have added Aaron Hicks and CC Sabathia to their 25-man roster for the American League Championship Series against the Astros, the team announced Saturday.  The move comes after Hicks and Sabathia missed time because of injuries. They both were on the field at Minute Maid Park on Friday where Hicks tested his right elbow and […]

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Mikolas: Gesture mimicking Soto ‘good-natured’

ST. LOUIS — Washington Nationals 20-year-old sophomore sensation Juan Soto has made headlines all season with his prolific production at the plate, but his between-pitch antics, when he often grabs his crotch, have become a topic of discussion as well. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas decided to give Soto a little taste of his […]