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Tue Oct 1620:21In midst of NLCS, Kershaw mum on future with DodgersClayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Clayton Kershaw is pitching his final games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner isn't saying.Kershaw can opt out of the last two years and $70 million remaining on his contract after the World Series ends.He says he hasn't made a decision.Kershaw is speaking a day ahead of his Game 5 start in the NL Championship Series against Milwaukee on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.Manager Dave Roberts says he isn't thinking about Kershaw's future with the team.Kershaw admitted after his last regular-season start that he had considered the possibility of it being his last go-round with the Dodgers, the only team the 30-year-old left-hander has played for during his big league career.Kershaw says he's grateful and that it's been a "great" run during his time in Los Angeles. The Dallas native says he's grown up in the city, noting that he's gotten married and had two children during his years with the team.___More AP MLB: www.apnews.com/tag/MLB and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1619:11Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fansYasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Kiké HernándezCF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez apologized Tuesday after complaining "the fans had no energy" during Los Angeles' Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series.Hernandez tweeted a statement claiming his comments were taken out of context. He said he was "really frustrated" following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles trails the best-of-seven series 2-1."We all know Kike is very emotional," manager Dave Roberts said before Game 4. "I know he feels we're all in it together as far as players, coaches, fans. His interaction with the fans is top-level, so I know he felt bad that it was kind of received that way."Hernandez said that "last night felt off" and "was just a weird day overall." He said the Dodgers' play in Game 1 was "unacceptable.""What I said last night doesn't portray the way I truly feel about you guys!" he wrote. "You guys are the best fans in baseball."He also promised to deliver a better effort in Game 4 on Tuesday... [More]
Tue Oct 1618:01Brewers, Dodgers tweak lineups for Game 4 of NLCSAustin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPNationalsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Kiké HernándezCF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Joc PedersonCFDodgersFree Agent
Manny PiñaCBrewersFree Agent
Jonathan Schoop2BOriolesFree Agent
Travis Shaw3BBrewersFree Agent
Chris TaylorSSDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Infielder Jonathan Schoop is getting his first start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.He is hitting sixth on Tuesday. Schoop replaces Travis Shaw, who started the previous two games.The Brewers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.Brewers catcher Manny Pina is getting his first start since the opener and will hit seventh, replacing veteran Erik Kratz.Catcher Austin Barnes returns to the Dodgers' lineup in place of Yasmani Grandal, who has struggled on offense and defense. Barnes also started Game 2 in Milwaukee.Enrique Hernandez moves to center field and is hitting sixth for Los Angeles after making three consecutive starts at second base. Brian Dozier gets his first start of the series at second base and will hit fifth.Left fielder Chris Taylor is back in the leadoff position for the Dodgers, where he was in Games 1 and 2. Center fielder Joc Pederson hit first in Game 3, his first and so far only start of the series.Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Brewers against fellow lefty Rich Hill for the Dodgers.___More AP MLB: www.apnews.com/tag/MLB and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1617:51Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fansKiké HernándezCF/LFDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez has apologized after complaining "the fans had no energy" during Los Angeles' Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series.Hernandez tweeted a statement Tuesday claiming his comments were taken out of context. He says he was "really frustrated" following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles trails the best-of-seven series 2-1.Hernandez says that "last night felt off" and "was just a weird day overall." He says the Dodgers' play in Game 1 was "unacceptable" and the Brewers "put us against the wall early and never looked back!"He added he thinks Dodgers fans "are the best fans in baseball" and promised to "give you guys tons of reason to cheer" in Game 4 on Tuesday night.___More AP MLB: www.apnews.com/tag/MLB and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1617:11Sale back with Red Sox, team still unsure when he pitchesRick PorcelloSPRed SoxFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox were still unsure Tuesday when Chris Sale would be available to pitch again, but the lefty ace was back with the team for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.When players for both teams were introduced before the first series game in Houston, Sale lined up with the Red Sox along the third-base line. Sale started the series opener but missed Game 2 and didn't travel with the team after being hospitalized for a stomach illness.Speaking earlier, Boston manager Alex Cora said Sale would go to the training room when he arrived. Cora also said Sale might throw a bullpen session, possibly during the game against the Astros."I don't know how he feels, if he feels weak or whatever. But we'll know," Cora said then.Sale, the potential Red Sox starter for Game 5 on Thursday night, was released Monday from Massachusetts General Hospital. He was hospitalized Sunday night for observation for what the team has called a stomach illness."First and foremost, we care a... [More]
Tue Oct 1615:51Red Sox say they are not sure when Sale availableRick PorcelloSPRed SoxFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox were still unsure Tuesday when lefty ace Chris Sale would be available to pitch again.Speaking before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Boston manager Alex Cora said Sale was still on his way to the ballpark and would go to the training room when he arrived. The manager also said Sale might throw a bullpen session, possibly during the game against the Houston Astros."I haven't talked to him today, so I don't know how he feels, if he feels weak or whatever. But we'll know," Cora said.Sale, the potential Red Sox starter for Game 5 on Thursday night, was released Monday from Massachusetts General Hospital. He was hospitalized Sunday night for observation for what the team has called a stomach illness."First and foremost, we care about his health and how he's doing. Once we found out he was doing OK, we just wait until he gets back and talk to him," said Rick Porcello, the Red Sox starter for Game 4. "None of us really know what happened."The team hasn't specified the ailment or treatment. Cora said Sale started feeling ill and throwing up after starting the series opener Saturday night at Fenway Park, then went to the hospital early Sunday morning. The manager said it was nothing serious.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1615:31Red Sox say they are not sure when Sale availableChris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say they aren't sure when lefty ace Chris Sale will be available to pitch.Speaking Tuesday before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Boston manager Alex Cora says Sale was still on his way to the ballpark and would go to the training room when he arrived. The manager also says Sale might throw a bullpen session, possibly during the game against the Houston Astros.Sale, the potential Red Sox starter for Game 5 on Thursday night, was released Monday from Massachusetts General Hospital. He was hospitalized Sunday night for observation for what the team has called a stomach illness.The team hasn't specified the ailment or treatment. Cora says Sale started feeling ill and throwing up after starting the series opener Saturday night at Fenway Park, then went to the hospital early Sunday morning. The manager says it was nothing serious.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1613:51Altuve is Astros DH vs. Red Sox in ALCS Game 3José Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
Marwin González2B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Tony Kemp2BAstrosFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
Eduardo Núñez3BRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston. Altuve bruised his right knee during the playoffs and it is still bothering him. Last year's AL MVP has dealt with right knee soreness since July, when he went on the disabled list for the first time in his career.Altuve was still batting second against the Red Sox and right-hander Nathan Eolvadi on Tuesday night. Marwin Gonzalez, who had played left field the first two ALCS games, moved to second base. Tony Kemp was the left fielder.For the Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez was starting at third base over left-handed hitting Rafael Devers against Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel. Devers was 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in the Red Sox's 7-5 victory in Game 2.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 1602:11LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for DodgersAustin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Jhoulys ChacinSPBrewersFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:NO BOTHERRed Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video on Instagram of his club hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs off Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi during a game in June captioned "lil pregame video work." Eovaldi was with Tampa Bay at the time and allowed a career-high four homers in a 5-1 loss. Eovaldi will oppose Dallas Keuchel as the series shifts to Houston.Astros manager AJ Hinch had no issue with the online barb but implored Bregman to "go out and back it up." Eovaldi didn't seem bothered by the video, saying he doesn't have social media, and Cora dismissed the idea that the post will give the Red Sox any added push."If you need motivation in Game 3 of the ALCS, you better check yourself," he said. "Because you win three more games, you go ... [More]
Tue Oct 1601:11Grandal's woes, quiet LA bats doom Dodgers in NLCS Game 3Austin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1BDodgersFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Kiké HernándezCF/LFDodgersFree Agent
Travis Shaw3BBrewersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Dodger Stadium crowd wasn't booing Yasmani Grandal or chanting his backup's name, the fans largely sat in a disappointed hush while the Milwaukee Brewers' pitching staff mowed down their team.The Dodgers' miserable Monday night only got more intriguing after the Brewers' 4-0 victory in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, when Enrique Hernandez wondered aloud why his team and its fans didn't come to play."We had no energy," the Los Angeles second baseman said. "The stadium had no energy. The fans had no energy. Overall, it was a pretty bad game for everybody who calls themselves Dodgers."The Dodgers fell behind after three batters and never caught up during their first home game of the NLCS. Los Angeles went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, struck out 14 times and managed just five hits.This comprehensively frustrating evening required an outlet, and Grandal is wearing a target during his miserable postseason. Dodger Stadium, normally a cauldron... [More]
Mon Oct 1523:51LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for DodgersAustin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Jhoulys ChacinSPBrewersFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:NO BOTHERRed Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video on Instagram of his club hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs off Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi during a game in June captioned "lil pregame video work." Eovaldi was with Tampa Bay at the time and allowed a career-high four homers in a 5-1 loss. Eovaldi will oppose Dallas Keuchel as the series shifts to Houston.Astros manager AJ Hinch had no issue with the online barb but implored Bregman to "go out and back it up." Eovaldi didn't seem bothered by the video, saying he doesn't have social media, and Cora dismissed the idea that the post will give the Red Sox any added push."If you need motivation in Game 3 of the ALCS, you better check yourself," he said. "Because you win three more games, you g... [More]
Mon Oct 1523:41Grandal's woes, quiet LA bats doom Dodgers in NLCS Game 3Orlando ArciaSSBrewersFree Agent
Austin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1BDodgersFree Agent
Walker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Jhoulys ChacinSPBrewersFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BTwinsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Travis Shaw3BBrewersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the chants that could have emanated from the Dodger Stadium stands during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS, "We want Austin!" was not exactly the most likely.But after Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal committed his third passed ball of the series Monday night, the voices of exasperated fans pleading for his unsung backup, Austin Barnes, improbably echoed through Chavez Ravine.And when Grandal struck out on three pitches with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 4-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, he only heard boos.The fans' vocal disappointment was mostly a measure of their dissatisfaction with Grandal, who is having a miserable postseason in every aspect. The veteran catcher dropped to 3 for 22 in the playoffs with 10 strikeouts despite a popup that turned into a ground-rule double in Game 3.But the unlikely chant for his backup also reflected the big-budget Dodgers' desperate frustration with their own inability to seize the impor... [More]
Mon Oct 1521:41Bregman trolls Eovaldi, Hinch says "back it up" in ALCSJosé Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Marwin González2B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Dallas KeuchelSPAstrosFree Agent
Rick PorcelloSPRed SoxFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
George SpringerCFAstrosFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros are brimming with confidence, even after a Game 2 AL Championship Series defeat to the Boston Red Sox.For proof, just see Bregman's social media feed.Hours after Boston beat Houston 7-5 to even the best-of-seven series at a game each, Bregman shared video Monday on Instagram of the Astros hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs against Game 3 Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi from a game in June."Lil pregame video work," he wrote.Eovaldi will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Houston on Tuesday after Rick Porcello was used in relief during Game 2, when the Astros took their first loss of the postseason. Eovaldi's previous start against the Astros didn't go well. The right-hander allowed seven hits and four runs in a 5-1 loss June 20 while with Tampa Bay, including a season-high four homers.Three of those were hit in succession by George Springer, Bregman and Jose Altuve in the sixth inning.The Astros didn't work out Monday, so the brazen 24-year-... [More]
Mon Oct 1521:01Red Sox ace Sale out of hospital, will rejoin team at Game 3Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Nathan EovaldiSPRaysFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will be back with his teammates for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series after an overnight stay in a hospital because of a stomach illness.Boston said it planned to wait until he rejoins the team in Houston on Tuesday before deciding when the lanky lefty will get back on the mound."Everything's fine," manager Alex Cora said before the Red Sox held a brief workout on Monday night. "So we'll see how he feels physically, and then after that we'll decide what we're going to do."Sale was released Monday from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he had gone because of a stomach illness after he pitched in the series opener at Fenway Park. He was hospitalized Sunday night for observation and did not travel with the team to Houston.Cora said Sale will be in Houston before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series."It's great. I think we're all more concerned for his personal well-being and not necessarily the team," right fielder Mookie Betts said. "So... [More]
Mon Oct 1519:40Red Sox ace Sale out of hospital, will rejoin team at Game 3Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was released from the hospital Monday and will rejoin the team in Houston before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he had gone because of a stomach illness after he pitched in the series opener. He was hospitalized Sunday night for observation.Manager Alex Cora said "everything is fine" and Sale would be back with the team before Game 3 on Tuesday.When asked about Sale's status for the rest of the ALCS, Cora said he wanted to see the pitcher first before making that determination."Everything I heard, he should be fine," Cora said. "We'll see how he feels physically, then after that we'll decide what we're going to do."The 29-year-old Sale struggled with his control in Boston's 7-2 home loss to the Astros in the series opener Saturday night. The left-hander allowed two runs, walked four walks and hit a batter in four innings.Cora said Sale started feeling ill and throwing up right after the game, and went to the hospital early Sunday morning.The illness was announced by the team during Game 2 on Sunday night, which the Red Sox won to even the series.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Oct 1518:20Red Sox ace Sale out of hospital, cleared to rejoin teamChris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been released from the hospital and cleared to rejoin the team in Houston before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.The Red Sox said Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday. He had spent the night in the hospital for observation because of a stomach illness.Game 3 of the series is Tuesday.The 29-year-old Sale struggled with his control in Boston's 7-2 home loss to the Astros in the series opener Saturday night. The left-hander allowed two runs, walked four walks and hit a batter in four innings.His illness was announced by the team during Game 2 on Sunday night, which the Red Sox won to even the series.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Oct 1518:01Gusty winds sweep Dodger Stadium for Game 3 of NLCSAustin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Chris TaylorSSDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strong wind gusts are raking Dodger Stadium ahead of Game 3 in the National League Championship Series.The first fall Santa Ana winds arrived on Monday. The warm, sustained gusts blow from the desert to the ocean, but rarely affect the stadium on the northern edge of downtown Los Angeles.During batting practice, the flags in center field blew in with the temperature around 80 degrees (26 Celsius).Palm trees in the outfield waved in the wind.Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes describes it as one of the windier days he's experienced at the stadium. Teammate Chris Taylor says the wind is knocking balls to the right a bit, but he expects the wind to die down by game time.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he isn't sure how the wind would affect the flight of the ball during the game, but he expects the ball "to be flying a little bit."The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for most of the mountains around the Los Angeles basin. The downtown area is under a lower-level "wind advisory" that is set to expire before the game begins at 7:39 p.m. EDT.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Oct 1517:41Dodgers' Joc Pederson becomes a dad in midst of NLCSJoc PedersonCFDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has a roster addition to his family following the birth of his first child.Pederson and wife Kelsey welcomed a girl named Poppy on Sunday night. The team says she weighs 7 pounds and 11 ounces.The 26-year-old slugger changed his walkup music ahead of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Monday night to "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G. in honor of his daughter. Pederson was batting leadoff for the Dodgers against the Brewers.Pederson posted a photo of his baby yawning and wearing a tag reading "Hello my name is Poppy" on his Instagram account.The couple wed in January.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Oct 1517:00Pederson replaces Taylor leading off for Dodgers in NLCSJesus Aguilar1BBrewersFree Agent
Austin BarnesCDodgersFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersFree Agent
Mike Moustakas3BRoyalsFree Agent
Joc PedersonCFDodgersFree Agent
Travis Shaw3BBrewersFree Agent
Chris TaylorSSDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Joc Pederson is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. He replaces Chris Taylor, who is out of the lineup.Yasmani Grandal is back in the lineup and hitting seventh for Los Angeles against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.Grandal made two errors and had two passed balls in a Game 1 loss. Austin Barnes replaced Grandal behind the plate for Game 2 in Milwaukee.Brewers manager Craig Counsell made a few tweaks, moving second baseman Travis Shaw into the cleanup spot and dropping first baseman Jesus Aguilar one spot down to fifth. Third baseman Mike Moustakas is back to hitting sixth after being in the fifth spot for Game 2.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Oct 1503:10LEADING OFF: Yelich, Brewers face Dodgers, ALCS has day offJhoulys ChacinSPBrewersFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxFree Agent
Christian YelichCFMarlinsFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is heading home for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with the matchup against the Dodgers tied at 1-all. Yelich, the favorite for NL MVP, was born in Thousand Oaks, California, and went to Westlake High School before he was selected by the Marlins in the first round of the 2010 draft. The 26-year-old Yelich is a .326 hitter with six homers and 17 RBIs in 37 career games against the Dodgers, but he went 1 for 8 with three strikeouts in the first two games of the series against the NL West champions.DOING BETTER?The Red Sox will see how ace Chris Sale is feeling after a stomach illness sent him to the hospital. The team said Sale was spending the night at Massachusetts General Hospital for observation after being admitted earlier Sunday.Boston and the Astros have a day off before the AL Division resumes in Houston on Tuesday with the clubs tied at one game each.The 29-year-ol... [More]
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