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A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park:___First Base:Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved …
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):5:55 p.m.Ryan Zimmerman, the longtime "face of the franchise" for the Washington Nationals, remembers the first time he saw the 5-foot-6 player who has grown into that role with the Houston Astros.Jose Altuve made his big …
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon.While there was no Game 7 for the Astros' ace to face the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, could he start New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26?"The work never ends," New York manager Aaron …
Now this is a serious World Series throw-down.Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak.It's a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the …
HOUSTON (AP) — A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees.For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without making it to a World Series.An AL …
Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill.But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill.Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall …
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros shutdown reliever Ryan Pressly reinjured his right knee recording an out on the only pitch he threw in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series but says he'll be ready for the World Series.Pressly came on with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning Saturday …
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever.Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series …
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros beat New York Yankees in 6 games to win AL pennant, will play Washington Nationals in World Series.
HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Peacock is starting for the Houston Astros in Game 6 as they use a bullpen day to try to close out the AL Championship Series on Saturday night against a New York Yankees lineup again without slugger Giancarlo Stanton.Peacock threw eight pitches in a scoreless eighth …
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant.When it bonked hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, …
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away.Tension only surged when the top of the first featured a little grounder that got away, a passed ball and a run-scoring wild pitch.No worries.Boom! DJ LeMahieu drove …
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series.Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try.After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the …
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia walked into Yankee Stadium's interview room with his left arm in a sling Friday, 16 hours after shuffling off the mound in pain following the 58,692nd and final pitch of his major league career.That powerful left shoulder — which earned six All-Star …
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton visited manager Aaron Boone's office Thursday night. Their conversation was brief."We both kind of said, 'Let's go,'" Boone said.Stanton is back in New York's lineup for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series after missing three straight games …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about the auction of the bat Babe Ruth used to hit his 500th home run, The Associated Press, relying on information from SCP Auctions, erroneously reported that Mel Ott was the second player to reach the 500-homer plateau. Boston's Jimmie Foxx did so on …
NEW YORK (AP) — Sounds as though Zack Greinke got an earful at Yankee Stadium while warming up in the bullpen.By the time the ninth inning rolled around, most of those fans were long gone.Awfully satisfying for the Houston Astros."They emptied out pretty quick toward the end. I guess there …
NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch blew his own whistle Thursday on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate.Hinch eagerly weighed in again on an issue that won't seem to go away …
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career.Three-time Gold Glove winner DJ LeMahieu had the first two-error …
NEW YORK (AP) — They have the pitching, and they don't need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series."It's Justin Verlander," reliever Ryan Pressly said.George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the …

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