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St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina celebrates after hitting a sacrifice fly to score Kolten Wong and defeat the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-4.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 07, 2019 - 9:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — They all knew. Every single one of them. Paul Goldschmidt and all the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozzie Albies and the rest of the Atlanta Braves. Tough to beat Yadier Molina in a big postseason spot. Molina pushed the Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina reacts after hitting an RBI-single during the eighth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 07, 2019 - 6:37 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, hitting a tying single in the eighth inning and a winning sacrifice fly in the 10th to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Monday. Molina slung his bat far into the outfield after his winner, and...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) throws during the first inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, Pool)
October 07, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton to the rescue, again. Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays got another clutch playoff performance from Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) leaves the game after a pitching change in the fifth inning during Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 07, 2019 - 11:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Dallas Keuchel will start Game 4 of the NL Division Series on short rest. The 31-year-old Keuchel started the series opener on Thursday, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings in Atlanta's 7-6 loss to St. Louis. He threw 42 of his 74 pitches for strikes. The...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Charlie Morton throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during the first inning of an American League wild-card baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 07, 2019 - 1:39 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: REMEMBER ME? Charlie Morton helped Houston achieve the ultimate prize in 2017, winning Game 7 of the AL Championship Series with a sharp start against the Yankees and then winning Game 7 of the World Series in relief against the Dodgers. This time...
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin (55) and second baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) embrace in the dugout after Game 3 of the baseball team's National League Division Series against Washington Nationals on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. The Dodgers won 10-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 07, 2019 - 1:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Freese wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series. Neither was Kiké Hernández or Chris Taylor. All are right-handed batters, and all knew that if the Washington Nationals persisted in their playoff pattern of using starters in...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin covers his face after allowing a two-run double to Los Angeles Dodgers Russell Martin during the sixth inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. The Dodgers won 10-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 07, 2019 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin hadn't pitched in relief in a major league game since one such outing in 2017. His return to that role did not go well. Not well at all. The left-handed starter was pressed into bullpen duty as part of Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez's plan to overcome a...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon looks out from the dugout prior to a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
October 06, 2019 - 9:37 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the process tells The Associated Press that Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Angels aren't publicizing their search. ESPN first reported the...
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino ponders a question from the media Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis as the team prepares for Game 3 of the American League Division Series baseball playoffs against the Minnesota Twins. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 06, 2019 - 8:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Severino certainly should be fresh when he tries to lead the New York Yankees to yet another Division Series sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old right-hander didn't make his regular-season debut until Sept. 17, spending most of the year rehabbing a lat muscle...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, left, and Rafael Ortega, right, celebrate after scoring as St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) walks in the background during the ninth inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 06, 2019 - 8:39 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Through injuries and slumps, demotions and disappointments, Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall got ready for the big moment. When it arrived, they were ready. Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves...
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