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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios walks the field Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The New York Yankees will host the Twins in the first game of an American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 03, 2019 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Bombers vs. the Bomba Squad, matchup of the big league heavyweights. Given the peerless power of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, their AL Division Series seems as much bout as baseball. "It's cool what both our teams were able to do with the home run," Yankees...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger answers questions during a news conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 03, 2019 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are starting just one of their four rookies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Will Smith is catching right-handed starter Walker Buehler on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals. Their other rookies _ first baseman Matt Beaty and...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge talks to reporters during a news conference at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in New York. The Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of an American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 03, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge showed up at his news conference wearing a T-shirt with a Major League Baseball logo. Just not the logo that’s been familiar for the past half-century. On closer inspection, the silhouetted batter in white between fields of blue and red was not in a hitting position as...
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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker watches a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 03, 2019 - 11:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt says he considered more than offense when choosing rookie third baseman Tommy Edman over veteran Matt Carpenter in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta on Thursday. Kolten Wong returns for the Cardinals at second base after missing two weeks...
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New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton talks to reporters at a news conference before a workout at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in New York. The Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of an American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 03, 2019 - 10:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton will start the New York Yankees’ AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, and 39-year-old left-hander CC Sabathia will not be included on the roster because of a sore pitching shoulder. Paxton (15-6, 3.82 ERA), a 30-year-old left-hander in...
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway looks out from the dugout during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 03, 2019 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Callaway was fired by the New York Mets on Thursday after missing the playoffs in both his seasons as manager. The move came four days after New York wrapped up an 86-76 season that marked a nine-win improvement over his 2018 debut. But a strong second half wasn't enough to...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo,Baseball fans stand among empty seats during the singing of the national anthem before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers in Miami. Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 1.7% this year for its fourth straight decline, and five of the six biggest drops were by teams with losing records. The 30 teams averaged 28,339, according to the commissioner's office, down from 28,830 last year _ the first time the average was below 30,000 since 2003. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 02, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 1.7% this year for its fourth straight decline, and five of the six biggest drops were by teams with losing records. Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Detroit combined for more than 1.8 million fewer tickets, and a 259-388 won-...
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Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, left, congratulates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole after the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 02, 2019 - 10:54 pm
There will be a new World Series champion this year, because the Boston Red Sox didn’t make the postseason. In fact, only one champ from the past seven years _ Houston _ is in the remaining playoff field. Teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Nationals have certainly fielded good teams in recent...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto gets a kiss from his father, Juan Jose Soto, right, after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in a National League wild-card baseball game at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 02, 2019 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aces galore on the mound. Power hitters in the lineups. Hard-throwing relievers out of the bullpen. The National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers is a perfect fit for Hollywood. There are stars all over the field. Having won a...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., right, and first baseman Freddie Freeman attend a news conference before a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 02, 2019 - 3:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr., two keys to Atlanta’s lineup who suffered late-season injuries, say they are healthy for the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Acuña’s status for Thursday’s...
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