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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.

Astros outlast Yankees to set up Series of the century teams

Houston and L.A. will be the first teams with 100-plus wins to meet in the World Series since 1970.

Boston Red Sox close in on Alex Cora as new manager

Multiple reports say Astros bench coach will take over in Boston, although the Washington Nationals are interested after axing Dusty Baker,

Verlander, Altuve help Astros force ALCS Game 7

The ace right-hander pitched seven shutout innings and Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday.

Los Angeles Dodgers are ‘reinventing the game’

Dodger Blue might be timeless, but the way L.A. is using analytics to build a World Series favourite that relies on pitching, interchangeable role players and situational hitting shows how much baseball has changed since the franchise’s last championship season in 1988.

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