HOUSTON—The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next.
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HOUSTON—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.
NEW YORK—Luis Severino pumped 98 m.p.h. heaters and sliders past batters and fooled them with changeups.
“Our ace is back," Aaron Judge proclaimed. "I'm excited about it. And just at the right time.”
LOS ANGELES—Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California—and even outside Fenway Park back home.
The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.
A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savour from start to finish.
NEW YORK—Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball's most-bitter rivals set to tangle again—this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs.
Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye , 'A-Rod' vs. Varitek, and earlier this year, Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin.
LOS ANGELES—George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.
Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in post-season history?
Yes, it was—barely—and the Houston Astros won a World Series game for the first time in their 56 seasons.
NEW YORK—Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered.
Greeted by an array of “All Rise” signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the N.Y. Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 last night.
The win cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.
MIAMI—Aaron Judge hit the glass behind left field that supports the retractable roof at Marlins Park.
He drove balls over the Red Grooms home run sculpture in left-centre, over the batter's eye in centre, and—unusual for a Home Run Derby—to the opposite field, too.
He even hit the roof.
NEW YORK—Dellin Betances threw a full-count breaking ball with no bite to Russell Martin that sailed well high and outside, forcing in the go-ahead run with his fourth walk of the eighth inning.
The All-Star reliever swiped at the toss back from catcher Austin Romine as manager Joe Girardi walked to the mound and fans booed on another long afternoon for the New York Yankees.
NEW YORK—Surrounded at his locker after another eye-turning performance, Aaron Judge thought for a few seconds when asked if he had ever been this hot at the plate.
“Maybe T-ball,” he replied, widening his smile.