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Red Sox earn return to World Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 19, 2018

Red Sox earn return to World Series

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night. Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer as the Red Sox stunned Justin Verlander and ...

Red Sox glad ALCS begins at home

Baseball / MLB Oct 12, 2018

Red Sox glad ALCS begins at home

The Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes a difference after consecutive Division Series eliminations. Boston began the postseason 0-2 on the road at Cleveland in 2016 and again at Houston last year. By winning a club-record 108 games this season, the Red Sox ensured home-field advantage ...

Dodgers advance to NLCS; Astros, Red Sox record victories

Baseball / MLB Oct 9, 2018

Dodgers advance to NLCS; Astros, Red Sox record victories

Kenta Maeda worked a scoreless eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Dodgers bounce back and beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday for a spot in the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers won the NL Division Series 3-1 and will meet the Milwaukee ...

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Baseball / MLB Oct 6, 2018

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Chris Sale left the mound to a standing ovation and then waited along with anxious Red Sox fans while the Boston bullpen frittered away most of a five-run lead. Bases loaded in the sixth inning. Two runs. Bases loaded, nobody out in the seventh. The Yankees ...

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

Baseball / MLB Sep 3, 2018

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels' pitcher during the third inning on Sunday night. "The velocity drop was probably the obvious," Springer said. "He was throwing 98-99 (mph, 158-159 kph) and then came out ...

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Baseball / MLB Aug 31, 2018

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Rookie right-hander Shohei Ohtani, who has been sidelined as a pitcher for nearly three months with an elbow injury, will start Sunday night against the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday. The 24-year-old admitted he has been cleared to pitch this ...

Astros cruise past Maeda, Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Aug 5, 2018

Astros cruise past Maeda, Dodgers

Kenta Maeda was tagged with his second-straight loss Saturday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 14-0 to the visiting Houston Astros. Maeda dropped to 7-7, while the second-place Dodgers fell to 61-51, one game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the race for the National ...

Blue Jays trade suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

Baseball / MLB Jul 31, 2018

Blue Jays trade suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays dealt suspended pitcher Roberto Osuna to the Houston Astros on Monday in exchange for three pitchers, including right-hander Ken Giles. The 23-year-old Mexico native is eligible to return on Sunday from a 75-game ban under MLB's domestic violence policy. Jays general manager ...

Angels cruise to easy victory against Astros

Baseball / MLB Jul 23, 2018

Angels cruise to easy victory against Astros

Shohei Ohtani singled and scored twice on Sunday as the Los Angeles Angels prevented a three-game sweep with a 14-5 win over the Houston Astros in the finale of their three-game series. With the Angels trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning at ...

Ohtani's hits not enough for Halos

Baseball / MLB Jul 22, 2018

Ohtani's hits not enough for Halos

Shohei Ohtani doubled twice Saturday for his first multi-hit game in nearly two weeks, but the Los Angeles Angels suffered their third straight loss with a 7-0 defeat against the Houston Astros. The 24-year-old two-way star created a chance for the Angels to tie the ...

Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

Baseball / MLB Jun 19, 2018

Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win. Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the ...