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Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash answers a question during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays take on the Houston Astros in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 06, 2019 - 4:59 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton hopes to start the Tampa Bay Rays' comeback in the AL Division Series against the Astros, two years after pitching Houston to its first championship. "We've leaned on him so heavily, and he's kind of risen to every challenge, every task we ask," manager...
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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) watches his his RBI single in the eighth inning during Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series agaimst the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 06, 2019 - 11:17 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter is in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series on Sunday. Carpenter got the start at third and was hitting sixth in the order against the Atlanta Braves. He made a pinch-hitting appearance in the series opener on Thursday and singled home...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole waves to fans as he leaves during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the baseball team's American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Houston, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 05, 2019 - 11:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's pair of aces dealt the Astros a pair of wins. Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October with a 15-strikeout performance and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved. The Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer watches a delivery to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 05, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: PROBABLE — BUT NOT DEFINITE With Washington and the Los Angeles Dodgers tied 1-1 in their NL Division Series, Nationals ace Max Scherzer is scheduled to start Game 3 at home on Sunday. Scherzer threw 77 pitches over the first five innings of the...
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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak (68) delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 05, 2019 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just too much traffic for Twins rookie Randy Dobnak. The feel-good story of the Uber driver-turned-big league pitcher came to a screeching halt Saturday when the New York Yankees tagged him from the get-go in an 8-2 rout, putting Minnesota in a serious jam in the AL Division Series...
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) connects for a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 05, 2019 - 5:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the New York Yankees pummeled the Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series. Uber driver-turned-rookie big leaguer Randy Dobnak struggled...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 05, 2019 - 1:27 am
The Washington Nationals turned a bullpen day for one of their aces into a postseason game day, and they may run more starters out for spot stints as a bridge to their unreliable relievers. Max Scherzer took an unexpected turn in relief during Washington's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer watches a delivery to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 04, 2019 - 11:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bullpen gate swung open and out trotted ... Max Scherzer? Yep, Washington's ace surprised the Los Angeles Dodgers and even a few teammates in the eighth inning Friday night. "All the chips are on the table right now," Scherzer explained. "We weren't expecting that," Dodgers...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 04, 2019 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last weekend, Randy Dobnak got married in Maryland. This one, he'll pitch a playoff game at Yankee Stadium. Pretty nice little Saturday planned — two of them, actually — for an undrafted rookie who never expected to be in this position. Just find him on Twitter, where he boasts...
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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano (22) pulls off his batting helmet after striking out to end the top of the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 04, 2019 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Not until the 42nd pitch of the night was a ball put in play to a fielder. There were five home runs, 25 strikeouts, 14 walks, 13 pitchers and just 15 hits. The New York Yankees' 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in their AL Division Series opener on Friday was the epitome of what...
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