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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus appears in the dugout before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Detroit. Ausmus has been named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager. General manager Billy Eppler on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 21, 2018 - 11:26 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. Contract terms...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo shows David Bell of the St. Louis Cardinals. Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 21, 2018 - 8:59 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 20, 2018 - 10:33 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series. All it took was a couple of big swings. Bellinger hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. Last season's NL Rookie of the Year also singled home the...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 20, 2018 - 10:31 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. Puig broke open a tight contest with a...
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The Boston Red Sox pose for a picture after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw warms up before Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 20, 2018 - 3:22 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The winner of Saturday night's game plays the Red Sox in the World Series, which starts Tuesday in Boston. Kershaw would be...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado (8) strikes out during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 19, 2018 - 11:09 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado gestured with hands, appearing to egg on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps following a first-inning strikeout. The jeers kept coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers star. So did the outs. Machado went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 7-2 loss to the...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain celebrate after Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 7-2 to tie the series at 3-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 19, 2018 - 11:05 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GAME 7 The Dodgers and Brewers meet in an all-or-nothing matchup at Miller Park to decide the NL Championship Series. Los Angeles will start 24-year-old rookie Walker Buehler, who showed flashes of brilliance this season but has not fared well in...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun celebgrates with Lorenzo Cain after scoring on a double by Jesus Aguilar during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 19, 2018 - 10:50 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy. A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7. Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee's slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, and the Brewers...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve sits in the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 19, 2018 - 4:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching. Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery. Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after...
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