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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke watches during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 29, 2019 - 4:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max. Zack Greinke, who allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings in his first-ever World Series start when the Houston Astros won Game 3, would start...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, right, meets with reporters to introduce Travis Williams, left, as the team's new president at the team's offices in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 29, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new president of the Pittsburgh Pirates is confident owner Bob Nutting is committed to winning. Travis Williams, who succeeds Frank Coonelly on Nov. 1, says his job is to put the right people in place to help the Pirates climb back into contention. His first order of business...
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Houston Astros grounds crew members Jake Cooley, left, and Trey Feltch repaint the World Series logo for the baseball World Series at Minute Maid Park, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Astros will play the Washington Nationals in Game 6 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 28, 2019 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander, Joe Smith and Will Harris tossed the ball at Minute Maid Park as slanting light from the late-afternoon sun streaked through the large glass panels and across right field. After arriving home at 4:30 a.m., they were back in familiar surroundings, yes, but home,...
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Boston Red Sox's Chaim Bloom speaks at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston, where it was announced he will be the baseball team's Chief Baseball Officer. In this role, Bloom will be responsible for all matters of baseball operations. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 28, 2019 - 3:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Theo Epstein won two World Series with the Red Sox and burned out in Boston after nine years. Ben Cherington won one, too, and was gone less than two years later. Dave Dombrowski lasted less than a year after riding through the streets of Boston in a celebratory duck boat parade. All...
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Chicago Cubs' new manager David Ross, left, talks with reporters after a press conference where he was introduced on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross slipped on his old No. 3 jersey, as if it was 2016 all over again, though he and the Cubs insisted this is not about the past. It's a step toward a future they hope includes a return to the postseason and more World Series championships. The Cubs introduced Ross as their...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2018, file photo Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington speaks to the media concerning the trade of outfielder Andrew McCutchen at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The team said Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, that it has fired general manager Huntington, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
October 28, 2019 - 8:12 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Pittsburgh parted with manager Clint Hurdle on the final day of the regular season...
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Houston Astros fans cheer after Game 5 of the baseball World Series Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. The Astros won 7-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 28, 2019 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The highlight film of this year's World Series could be a double feature with all those Bob Hope/Bing Crosby movies: "On the Road." For just the third time in Series history, the visiting team has won the first five games. "We play the villain pretty well," Washington right...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 27, 2019 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros went to Washington, hoping to snap out of their funk and bring the World Series back to Minute Maid Park. Not only are they heading home with more games to play, now they're just one win from another crown. Handed the ball for what was supposed...
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Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., takes a selfie with President Donald Trump during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 27, 2019 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's low-profile appearance Sunday night at Game 5 of the World Series came at a high-profile moment of his presidency. Yet he still drew loud boos and jeers when introduced to the crowd. Wearing a dark suit and a tie, Trump arrived at Nationals Park just...
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Houston Astros' George Springer celebrates after scoring on a dingle by Yuli Gurriel during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 27, 2019 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Yuli Gurriel poked an RBI single up the middle to give the Houston Astros a 5-1 lead over the Washington Nationals after eight innings of Game 5. George Springer led off with a double off Daniel Hudson, who...
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