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Verlander sets postseason career high with 13 Ks
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This is why the Houston Astros traded for Justin Verlander. The veteran right-hander starter struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth, setting his postseason career high in the process with 13 strikeouts against the New York Yankees. With the brilliant performance, Verlander extends his personal postseason record, with his seventh start with […]

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Girardi won't drop Judge in order despite strikeout problems
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When the starting lineup for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series was released by manager Joe Girardi on Friday, slugging rookie sensation Aaron Judge was in his usual No. 2 spot, and it doesn't appear he'll be going anywhere. Despite struggling in the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, striking out 16 times in […]

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Report: Woman suing Cabrera as part of child-support lawsuit
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Miguel Cabrera‘s horrible year appears to be continuing even after the end of his baseball season. The Detroit Tigers first baseman is being sued by a Florida woman in a child-support lawsuit which could cost him more than $100,000 a month, reports Tony Paul of the Detroit News. Belkis Mariela Rodriguez, a 35-year-old Orlando resident, […]

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MLB announces remaining schedule for ALCS, NLCS
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With the teams officially set for the National League Championship Series following the Chicago Cubs' victory Thursday night, MLB announced the remaining schedule for both championship series', with the exception of NLCS Game 7. The announcement came during Friday's ALCS Game 1. The schedule for the first two games of both series' was already set […]

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David vs. Goliath, Round 1: Altuve outshines Judge in ALCS opener
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Size doesn’t matter. The American League’s top two players during the regular season – Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge, both in contention for the AL MVP award – squared off in the ALCS opener Friday where the diminutive Astros second baseman prevailed in the pair’s first postseason meeting in which Houston was victorious 2-1. Friday […]

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Astros showed why they're the whole package in Game 1
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The Houston Astros are off to a good start, thanks to a nearly perfect Game 1 victory over the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. During the series opener, in front of a rowdy crowd of cheering Texans inside Minute Maid Park, the Astros stymied the Yankees 2-1, showing just how well-rounded […]

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Astros take ALCS opener; Keuchel outduels Yankees' Tanaka
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HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the AL Championship Series opener. Keuchel entered with a 1.24 ERA against the Yankees in regular season starts plus six shutout innings in the 2015 AL wild […]

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Why the Yankees need Judge to rise vs. Altuve, Astros
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In a tale of two MVP candidates, it is absolutely the best and worst of times in comparison. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve are expected to be the front runners for the American League MVP Award, but continue to trend in opposite directions. Judge had what may […]

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Cubs' flight to L.A. diverted after family member takes ill
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A long cross-country trip turned even longer for the Chicago Cubs following their wild Game 5 victory and celebration in Washington on Thursday night. The Cubs’ overnight charter flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M., early Friday morning after a family member of someone on the team needed medical attention, […]

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Report: Jeter completely disregarded Loria's front-office advice
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Derek Jeter apparently walks to the beat of his own drum. The new chief executive officer of the Miami Marlins and part owner of the franchise dismissed advice from former owner Jeffrey Loria on which members of the organization’s front office should be kept and fired, according to sources of Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, […]

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Report: MLB sets qualifying offer at $17.4M
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Major League Baseball has reportedly set the value of the one-year qualifying offer teams can make to impending free agents at $17.4 million, according to Tim Dierkes of MLBTR. Implemented in 2012, the qualifying offer system was conceived as a competitive balance mechanism to compensate teams with draft picks for losing players to free agency. […]

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Look: New York decorates Empire State Building in Yankees pinstripes
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After overcoming what appeared to be insurmountable odds after falling two games to none against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series, the Yankees received a warm gesture from New York City on Thursday night. The Empire State Building was decorated in pinstripe lights to celebrate the Yankees' division series win. Celebrating the […]

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