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Tue Oct 2219:20Cy Young winners, 1st-rounders fill World Series rotationsGerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPAstrosFree Agent
Joc Pederson1B/CF/LF/PH/RFDodgersFree Agent
Pablo Sandoval1B/3B/PHGiantsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Corey SeagerSSDodgersFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/PH/SSDodgersFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks.Game 1 featured a pair of starting pitchers who were first-round draft picks — and so will Game 2. Two of the hurlers were No. 1 overall picks.Gerrit Cole, a first-round pick both out of high school and then first overall out of college, was on the mound for the Houston Astros in the World Series opener Tuesday night against Washington. Three-time Cy Young winner and 2006 first-round pick Max Scherzer started for the Nationals.Cole was picked 28th overall by the New York Yankees in 2008 but opted to go to UCLA and was selected first overall by Pittsburgh three years later. Scherzer was picked 11th overall by Arizona in 2006. He won the 2013 AL Cy Young before twice winning the NL award (2016-17).The second game Wednesday features 2011 AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, the second overall pick by Detroit ... [More]
Tue Oct 2218:20The Latest: Ross, Suero added to Nationals' active rosterBryan AbreuSPAstrosFree Agent
Jose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Yordan AlvarezDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Michael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Chris DevenskiRPAstrosFree Agent
Adam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/LF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAstrosFree Agent
Roberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
Josh ReddickLF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Wander SueroRPNationalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/PH/SSDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Justin Turner3BDodgersFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BYankeesFree Agent
Austin VothRPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):5:10 p.m.Right-handers Joe Ross and Wander Suero were added to the Washington Nationals' active roster for the World Series in place of Roenis Elías and Austin Voth.Ross started Game 4 in the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing four runs, three hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings. Washington rebounded to tie the score before losing 6-5.Suero entered in Game 3 after Los Angeles had scored four runs off Patrick Corbin to take a 5-2 lead. Suero allowed a three-run homer to Justin Turner, his first batter, and gave up a double before getting the final out of the inning. That was his only appearance of the series.Elías and Voth were on the roster for the NL Championship Series sweep of St. Louis but did not pitch,"I can use Ross in back-to-back days," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. "Voth, I don't really know if we use him one day, he might not be able to pitch back-to-back days."___3:25 p.m.Trea Tu... [More]
Tue Oct 2218:10Astros executive apologizes, MLB to conduct interviewsRoberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball said it will interview those involved before further commenting.Taubman's remarks after the Astros clinched the AL pennant reportedly referenced Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros.According to SI, Taubman shouted "Thank God we got Osuna!" and made similar remarks several times, punctuating them with an expletive.SI said one of the reporters was wearing a domestic violence awareness bracelet. The incident occurred after the Astros beat the New York Yankees at Minute... [More]
Tue Oct 2217:50Astros executive apologizes, MLB to conduct interviewsRoberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball said it will interview those involved before further commenting.Taubman's remarks after the Astros clinched the AL pennant reportedly referenced Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros.According to SI, Taubman shouted "Thank God we got Osuna!" and made similar remarks several times, punctuating them with an expletive.SI said one of the reporters was wearing a domestic violence awareness bracelet. The incident occurred after the Astros beat the New York Yankees at Minute... [More]
Tue Oct 2217:30Astros executive apologizes, MLB to conduct interviewsRoberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball said it will interview those involved before further commenting.Taubman's remarks after the Astros clinched the AL pennant reportedly referenced Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros.According to SI, Taubman shouted "Thank God we got Osuna!" and made similar remarks several times, punctuating them with an expletive.SI said one of the reporters was wearing a domestic violence awareness bracelet. The incident occurred after the Astros beat the New York Yankees at Minute... [More]
Tue Oct 2216:40The Latest: Trea Turner to lead off for Nats in Game 1Bryan AbreuSPAstrosFree Agent
Jose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Yordan AlvarezDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Michael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Chris DevenskiRPAstrosFree Agent
Adam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/LF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Martín MaldonadoCAstrosFree Agent
Roberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
Josh ReddickLF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/PH/SSDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BYankeesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):3:25 p.m.Trea Turner will be the first batter in this year's World Series when the Washington Nationals shortstop leads off Game 1 on Tuesday night against Houston right-hander Gerrit Cole.The rest of the Nationals starting lineup has RF Adam Eaton batting second, followed by 3B Anthony Rendon, LF Juan Soto, DH Howie Kendrick, 2B Asdrúbal Cabrera, 1B Ryan Zimmerman, C Kurt Suzuki and CF Victor Robles.Houston's lineup against Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer has CF George Springer leading off, followed by 2B Jose Altuve, LF Michael Brantley, 3B Alex Bregman, 1B Yuli Gurriel, SS Carlos Correa, DH Yordan Alvarez, C Martin Maldonado and RF Josh Reddick.___2 p.m.The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros has issued a statement apologizing for using "inappropriate language" after a report in Sports Illustrated said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters during the team's celebration after clinchin... [More]
Tue Oct 2216:40Astros executive apologizes, MLB to conduct interviewsRoberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball said it will interview those involved before further commenting.Taubman's remarks after the Astros clinched the AL pennant reportedly referenced Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros.According to SI, Taubman shouted "Thank God we got Osuna!" and made similar remarks several times, punctuating them with an expletive.SI said one of the reporters was wearing a domestic violence awareness bracelet. The incident occurred after the Astros beat the New York Yankees at Minute... [More]
Tue Oct 2216:30Ascending Astros soar from baseball's bottom to topMark AppelSPPhilliesFree Agent
Michael BournFree Agent
Michael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Daz CameronCFTigersFree Agent
Robinson ChirinosCAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Michael FelizRPPiratesFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPAstrosFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Will HarrisRPAstrosFree Agent
Josh JamesRP/SPAstrosFree Agent
Corbin MartinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Jason MartinLFPiratesFree Agent
Colin Moran3B/PHPiratesFree Agent
Joe MusgroveSPPiratesFree Agent
Hunter PenceDH/LF/PHRangersFree Agent
Franklin PerezSPTigersFree Agent
Josh ReddickLF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Jake RogersCTigersFree Agent
Josh Rojas3B/LFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAstrosFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years.A core of José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and George Springer has been supplemented with stud starting pitchers Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke, the combination leading the Astros to their second World Series appearance in three seasons."The ability to recognize when you have a chance to win — and realistically when you have a chance to win and not — I think is one of our most important responsibilities," former Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said ahead of Tuesday's Series opener against Washington. "You can fool yourself one way or the other. Making the wise decisions is extremely important for you to try to win a championship."Houston went 56-106 in 2011 after dealing stars Lance Berkman, Michael Bourn, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence. The team was sold from Drayton... [More]
Tue Oct 2215:10The Latest: Taubman apologizes for 'inappropriate language'Bryan AbreuSPAstrosFree Agent
Chris DevenskiRPAstrosFree Agent
Roberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/PH/SSDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BYankeesFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):2 p.m.The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros has issued a statement apologizing for using "inappropriate language" after a report in Sports Illustrated said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters during the team's celebration after clinching the AL pennant.His remarks reportedly referenced Houston closer Roberto Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last season for violating the league's domestic violence policy before joining the Astros in a trade from Toronto.The Astros denied Monday night that his comments were directed at the reporters. That was before they released a statement from assistant GM Brandon Taubman hours before Game 1 of the World Series.Major League Baseball also issued a statement Tuesday concerning the incident, saying it will interview those involved before commenting on the matter any further.The statement from the league says in part: "everyone in baseball must use car... [More]
Tue Oct 2212:10Devenski replaces Abreu on Astros' roster for World SeriesBryan AbreuSPAstrosFree Agent
Chris DevenskiRPAstrosFree Agent
Chris Taylor2B/CF/LF/PH/SSDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Gio Urshela3BYankeesFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Devenski replaced Bryan Abreu on the Houston Astros' World Series roster against the Washington Nationals in a swap of right-handed pitchers.A right-hander who turns 29 next month, Devenski has not pitched in a game since Sept. 29, the last day of the regular season. He made five appearances in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago and got the win in Game 2 despite allowing Charlie Culberson's 11th-inning homer. He failed to hold a three-run lead in the ninth inning of Game 5, giving up Yasiel Puig's two-run homer and Chris Taylor's RBI single.Abreu, a 22-year-old rookie who made his debut in July, was not on the roster for the Division Series against Tampa Bay, then was added for the League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. His only appearance was in the Astros' opening 7-0 loss, when he relieved to start the ninth inning, allowed a first-pitch home run to Gio Urshela, gave up Gleyber Torres' RBI grounder and was replaced with two outs and two on.Houston again is carrying 12 pitchers, all right-handed, for the Series, which starts Tuesday night.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Oct 2211:40Long wait over for some Astros, Nationals at World SeriesMichael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPAstrosFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/LF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — What a relief for Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith that manager AJ Hinch was only joking about his team's makeup for the World Series."I would bring (him) in my office and pretend like he's not going to make the roster, just to get a reaction from him, and he wouldn't buy it," Hinch said.Smith has waited 13 seasons, playing for six big league teams and overcoming a ruptured left Achilles last winter, for the opportunity to pitch this late in October. He was left off the postseason roster three years ago by the Chicago Cubs, the only other team he has been with that made it to the World Series."I'm proud for him. I'm anxious to get him in the game. It will probably be one of the first games he's nervous," Hinch said. "He's hardly ever nervous, but I bet he'll be a tick nervous just because of the stage and the World Series and the excitement of having to endure all that before he gets to throw his first pitch in the World Series."The 35-year-old right-hander, whose 782 ... [More]
Tue Oct 2209:40This Date in BaseballJ.D. MartinezDH/LF/RFRed SoxFree Agent
Eduardo Núñez2B/3BRed SoxFree Agent
Oct. 231910 — Philadelphia's Jack Coombs won his third game of the World Series, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 as the Athletics took the championship in five games. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, to lead the A's attack.1935 — Gabby Hartnett was selected National League MVP by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Dizzy Dean finishing second.1945 — Branch Rickey announced the signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers organization.1981 — The Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York 5-4 in the third game of the World Series to narrow the Yankees' lead to 2-1.1984 — Rick Sutcliffe, who went 16-1 for the Chicago Cubs after arriving from Cleveland two days before the June 15 trading deadline, was a unanimous choice as National League Cy Young Award winner.1986 — Bruce Hurst's complete-game victory gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 win and 3-2 lead in the World Series against the New York Mets.1993 — Joe Carter became the second player in baseball ... [More]
Tue Oct 2203:30So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade.The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much like the malaise that hung over the rest of the major professional sports scene in the nation's capital at the time."There were a lot of people close to the team, around the city, that were like: 'This is the year we're going to do it! We're going to get past the first round of the playoffs!'" Doolittle recalled. "And the new guys that got traded over were like: 'What are you guys talking about?! We have a team that can win the World Series. What are we talking about?' So I know people, D.C. fans, they had to wait a while."So bad for so long, D.C. is suddenly turning into the District of Champions. It's no Boston, where there have been 11 titles in the past two decades, but things in Washington... [More]
Tue Oct 2202:51So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade.The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much like the malaise that hung over the rest of the major professional sports scene in the nation's capital at the time."There were a lot of people close to the team, around the city, that were like: 'This is the year we're going to do it! We're going to get past the first round of the playoffs!'" Doolittle recalled. "And the new guys that got traded over were like: 'What are you guys talking about?! We have a team that can win the World Series. What are we talking about?' So I know people, D.C. fans, they had to wait a while."So bad for so long, D.C. is suddenly turning into the District of Champions. It's no Boston, where there have been 11 titles in the past two decades, but things in Washington... [More]
Tue Oct 2202:50Long wait over for some Astros, National in 1st World SeriesMichael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPAstrosFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/LF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — What a relief for Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith that manager AJ Hinch was only joking about his team's makeup for the World Series."I would bring (him) in my office and pretend like he's not going to make the roster, just to get a reaction from him, and he wouldn't buy it," Hinch said.Smith has waited 13 seasons, playing for six big league teams and overcoming a ruptured left Achilles last winter, for the opportunity to pitch this late in October. He was left off the postseason roster three years ago by the Chicago Cubs, the only other team he has been with that made it to the World Series."I'm proud for him. I'm anxious to get him in the game. It will probably be one of the first games he's nervous," Hinch said. "He's hardly ever nervous, but I bet he'll be a tick nervous just because of the stage and the World Series and the excitement of having to endure all that before he gets to throw his first pitch in the World Series."The 35-year-old right-hander, whose 782 ... [More]
Tue Oct 2201:40The eyes have it: Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colorsMax ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them.Washington's Game 1 starter in the World Series against Houston has baseball's most unusual orbs: blue on the right, brown on the left, a condition known as Heterochromia iridis."I've always celebrated it," he said Monday, a day ahead of the opener. "Whether you liked it or not, that's who I am."Known for his strikeouts, stamina and success, Scherzer has had different eye colors since he was a baby. When he was in grade school, all the people in his drawings had two different eye colors."Whatever picture he had, he just figured that was just part of normal," said his father, Brad. "From first grade on, he's always embraced it. He's always thought it was fun. He's always made light of it. It makes Max unique. So that's why he likes it so much, I guess."Former big league pitcher Tommy Layne recalled facing Scherzer in youth ball back in suburban St. Louis. Scherzer was far bigger than Layne's teammate... [More]
Mon Oct 2122:10World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match upMatt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Jose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Michael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Robinson ChirinosCAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPAstrosFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Adam EatonRFNationalsFree Agent
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Will HarrisRPAstrosFree Agent
Daniel HudsonRPNationalsFree Agent
Josh JamesRP/SPAstrosFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/LF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu1B/2B/3BYankeesFree Agent
Jake MarisnickCFAstrosFree Agent
Roberto OsunaRPAstrosFree Agent
Brad PeacockRP/SPAstrosFree Agent
Ryan PresslyRPAstrosFree Agent
Tanner RaineyRP/SPNationalsFree Agent
Josh ReddickLF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BNationalsFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAstrosFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park:___First Base:Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the nation's capital from Montreal. The fan favorite has been through all of the Nationals' ups and downs, from a string of painful early playoff exits to the feel-good story of his first trip to the World Series this season. A converted third baseman, he's been hampered by injuries much of the past six years — including shoulder problems that affect his throwing. But at age 35, he's become an everyday player again during a solid postseason.Astros: Yuli Gurriel. From a family of baseball royalty in Cuba, the highly touted Gurriel got a $47.5 million contract and has established himself as a productive RBI man during three full years in the majors. He took off in late June and put together ... [More]
Mon Oct 2120:20The eyes have it: Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colorsMax ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them.Washington's Game 1 starter in the World Series against Houston has baseball's most unusual orbs: blue on the right, brown on the left, a condition known as Heterochromia iridis."I've always celebrated it," he said Monday, a day ahead of the opener. "Whether you liked it or not, that's who I am."Known for his strikeouts, stamina and success, Scherzer has had different eye colors since he was a baby. When he was in grade school, all the people in his drawings had two different eye colors."Whatever picture he had, he just figured that was just part of normal," said his father, Brad. "From first grade on, he's always embraced it. He's always thought it was fun. He's always made light of it. It makes Max unique. So that's why he likes it so much, I guess."Former big league pitcher Tommy Layne recalled facing Scherzer in youth ball back in suburban St. Louis. Scherzer was far bigger than Layne's teammate... [More]
Mon Oct 2120:20World Series in Houston a homecoming for Nats star RendonAnthony Rendon3BNationalsFree Agent
Kurt SuzukiCNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon vividly remembers his one visit to the Astrodome as a child to see the Houston Astros and his beloved Killer B's."I was really young at that time but that memory still sticks in my head," the Washington Nationals star said.And along with the excitement of seeing Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Derek Bell, something else is seared in his senses. It has to do with the condition of the once-famed stadium that was in disrepair near the end of its run as the home of the Astros."It was a very smelly place," he said. "We got a tour, a behind the scenes kind of deal, and that place was really dirty and really stinky."This week Rendon is back in his hometown, and it's not as a fan. Instead, he's leading the Nationals to their first World Series against the team he rooted for as a child.The Astrodome has long been closed and he'll get a chance to put on a show for friends and family in the domed (and very pleasant smelling) confines of Minute Maid Park.The third ba... [More]
Mon Oct 2120:20Kendrick, Zimmerman among vet first-timers in World SeriesJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Yordan AlvarezDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Michael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Robinson ChirinosCAstrosFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Yan GomesCNationalsFree Agent
Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/LF/PHNationalsFree Agent
Ryan PresslyRPAstrosFree Agent
Josh ReddickLF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAstrosFree Agent
George SpringerCF/RFAstrosFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick is in the postseason for the eighth time in his 14 major league seasons, having played in October for three different teams. This time, he is finally on a World Series team."This is a dream come true," the 36-year-old utilityman, who has been in 43 playoff games, said Monday before the Washington Nationals worked out in Houston. "Been in the playoffs many times, and this is truly special."Washington's appearance in the World Series also means the first time for Ryan Zimmerman, the first guy ever drafted by the Nationals in 2005 and the only player to wear their uniform in each of their 15 seasons."This has obviously been an unbelievable ride, and I'm just trying to soak it all in," the 35-year-old Zimmerman said.They aren't the only players with more than a decade of big league service time that are World Series first-timers.Astros reliever Joe Smith has made 782 appearances for six teams over the past 13 seasons. Asdrúbal Cabrera, who rejoined the Nati... [More]
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