Major League Baseball

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches batting practice before Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Girardi says the New York Yankees would have preferred not having a day off Thursday after winning three straight home games to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Houston manager A.J. Hinch certainly has no sympathy because his team knows that feeling. The Astros won...
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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander watches from the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2017 - 6:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — 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. Eight is not enough. The Astros have to win Verlander's ninth game — or their season will end short of that goal. "Obviously...
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President Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 19, 2017 - 6:20 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TOURISTS NOW QUESTIONING INVISIBLE ATTACKS IN CUBA Chris Allen, visiting Havana from South Carolina, tells the AP exclusively he had similar neurological symptoms as a U.S. government worker...
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President Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 19, 2017 - 6:06 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TOURISTS NOW QUESTIONING INVISIBLE ATTACKS IN CUBA Chris Allen, visiting Havana from South Carolina, tells the AP exclusively he had similar neurological symptoms as a U.S. government worker...
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Fans celebrates after Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 19, 2017 - 2:43 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ ANOTHER DAY The Cubs finally broke through for a win against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series, but now they have to contend with ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Kershaw limited Chicago to two runs over five innings in Game 1, a 5...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17), Jon Jay (30), Anthony Rizzo (44), Ian Happ (8) and Jason Heyward (22) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 19, 2017 - 1:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17), Jon Jay (30), Anthony Rizzo (44), Ian Happ (8) and Jason Heyward (22) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 19, 2017 - 12:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) argues a call during the eighth inning in Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Maddon was ejected. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 12:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series. Maddon was tossed Wednesday night in Game 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Maddon lost an argument in the eighth inning over what was originally called a strikeout, but...
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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)
October 18, 2017 - 10:58 pm
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 loose with a cathartic roar that must have boomed all over the Bronx. "New York is no joke," Keuchel said...
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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)
October 18, 2017 - 10:00 pm
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 loose with a cathartic roar that must have boomed all over the Bronx. One more big win, and these Yankees...
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