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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
20 Oct
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Emotional Kike Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez’s three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotional utilityman ...

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
19 Oct
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Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound. And when the New York Yankees sent Houston ace Dallas Keuchel to an early exit, their rollicking crowd let ...

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (21) looks up the sky as he leaves during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
18 Oct
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LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek sweep; Yanks try to solve Keuchel

By The Associated Press A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ BRING OUT THE BROOMS One win from their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers go for a four-game sweep of ...

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge makes a catch at the wall on a line drive hit by Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor during the sixth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
17 Oct
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Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — 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 made ...

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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the eighth inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
16 Oct
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Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers ...

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner celebrates after a three-run walk off home run against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The Dodgers won, 4-1. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
16 Oct
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Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner savored every last stride as he followed in Kirk Gibson’s famous footsteps at Dodger Stadium. The red-bearded slugger from Southern California knew all about the history attached to this ...

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The Chicago Cubs celebrate after beating the Washington Nationals 9-8 to to win baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, early Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
13 Oct
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Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning ...

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino sprays sparkling wine in the locker room the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of a baseball American League Division Series, early Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Cleveland. The Yankees advanced to the ALCS. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
12 Oct
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Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent. The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast. Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek ...

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ADDS PLAYER'S NAME - Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, left, celebrates in the clubhouse with teammates after eliminating the Boston Red Sox with a 5-4 victory in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
10 Oct
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Astros beat Red Sox 5-4 in Game 4, advance to ALCS

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in ...

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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) watches his home run clear the fence during the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
06 Oct
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LEADING OFF: Altuve ascends, NLDS opens at Washington, LA

By The Associated Press A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ IN FULL SWING Jose Altuve is off to a smashing start in the playoffs, hitting three home runs in Houston’s 8-2 romp over Boston in the ...

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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during a team workout, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians are scheduled play the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
05 Oct
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A look at all 16 potential World Series matchups

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer There were eight teams with at least 91 victories this year, and those are the eight that are still in the running for the World Series title. There were no major surprises in the wild-card ...

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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke takes the field during a workout at Chase Field, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Phoenix, as the team gets ready for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game. The Diamondbacks host the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt York)
04 Oct
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LEADING OFF: Rockies vs Diamondbacks in NL wild-card game

By The Associated Press A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DUEL IN THE DESERT Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies face Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke in the NL wild-card game at 8:08 p.m. EDT. It’s ...

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with Gary Sanchez after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the American League wild-card baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
04 Oct
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Judge, Gregorius, bullpen rally wild-card Yankees past Twins

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Minutes into the playoff debut for these young New York Yankees, they trailed Minnesota by three runs. Their starting pitcher lasted just one out. A sellout crowd was stunned. Could their ...

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
21 Sep
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Sale’s historic 300 strikeout season seals Sox postseason bid

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Sale was at his very best — right down to his momentous last pitch — in another meaningful victory for the Boston Red Sox. Sale struck out 13 to become the ...

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Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
19 Sep
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Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris’ 61 homers

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton asked to sit out a game — not so much because he was tired of playing, but because he was tired of making outs. Swinging a weary bat and stalled ...

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