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World Series relievers show up early and often in games

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts invited scrutiny in Game 2 because after pulling Hill so early, by the time it reached the top of the 11th he was down to one reliever who had not pitched in the post-season.

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel gets five-game ban next season for racist gesture

Cuban infielder won’t miss any time in World Series for insensitive gesture directed at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish.

Dodgers’ Darvish left spinning as Astros take series lead

In his World Series debut, Yu Darvish got just five outs and left with a four-run deficit in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 5-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Friday.

Astros throwback jerseys are back in fashion

Revolutionary pattern introduced in 1975 has caught the eyes of the baseball world as Astros take on Dodgers in World Series

World Series a respite for Puerto Rican baseball fans

Four native sons — Carlos Correa, Carlos Beltran, Juan Centeno and Enrique Hernandez — playing in World Series helping to lift spirits of Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria.

Playoff home runs are up and so is ‘juiced ball’ talk

Astros and Dodgers combine for record eight homers in one World Series game.

Joe Girardi out as manager of New York Yankees

“With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back,” Girardi said.

Astros strike back vs. Dodgers in World Series Game 2

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer go deep in extra innings in record homer barrage at Dodger Stadium. Game 3 Friday in Houston.

Giancarlo Stanton hasn't spoken to Marlins’ ownership about his future

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is due to make $25 million (U.S.) next season in the fourth year of a 13-year deal.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ red menace Justin Turner courts legendary status

Third baseman’s 14 RBI this post-season are now a franchise record, and his 26 over the past four Octobers tied Duke Snider for the career post-season mark.

Cito Gaston was the first Black manager to win a World Series. 25 years later, Dave Roberts could become the second

Frank Robinson became the first Black manager in the majors in 1975, but only 29 others have been hired since. Former Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston is still the only Black manager to have won baseball’s biggest prize.

Dodgers strike first in World Series vs. Astros

Clayton Kershaw delivers seven solid innings for L.A. in fastest World Series game in 25 years. Justin Turner and Chris Taylor go deep off Dallas Keuchel in 3-1 win at Dodger Stadium. Game 2 Wednesday, Justin Verlander vs. Rich Hill...

Sports Illustrated predicted Houston Astros’ 2017 success

Author behind the tongue-in-check 2014 prediction that cellar-dwelling Houston would win the World Series in three years’ time says he felt Astros were “on to something.”

Book excerpt: The 1919 World Series: The Fix Was On

Former Associated Press sports writer Hal Bock tells the story of one of baseball's most infamous events.

How the Astros, Dodgers pieced together their World Series rosters

Here’s a look at how the front offices of 104-win and 101-win teams — Los Angeles and Houston — built their World Series-worthy squads.

Yasiel Puig's energy helped Dodgers reach World Series

"Electric" outfielder has provided a spark for teammates with his antics and his performance on field.

Finally: Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on the World Series stage

With three Cy Young Awards, an MVP, five ERA crowns, three strikeout titles, seven all-star nods and a no-hitter, the 29-year-old yearns for the ultimate prize: a championship.

There are 104 reasons to pick the Dodgers to win the World Series: Griffin

That includes the fact that a team from the Central time zone has never beaten a team from the west coast in the Fall Classic.

From 'Lastros' to the World Series: How Jose Altuve and Co. turned Houston around

Reaching the World Series this season is a far cry from 2013 — when the Astros had their third straight 100-loss year.

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