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Nationals beat Astros to win the World Series

Nationals beat Astros to win the World Series

on October 31, 2019, 6:21 AM / in Baseball

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series championship Wednesday, beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of the best-of-seven series. The Nationals came back from a two-run deficit with seventh-inning home runs by Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick, then extended their lead with another run in the eighth inning, and two in the ninth. The Nationals […]

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Nationals beat Astros to force World Series Game 7

Nationals beat Astros to force World Series Game 7

on October 30, 2019, 8:40 AM / in Baseball

The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. The Nationals’ win evened the series at 3-3 and forced a decisive Game 7. Adam Eaton and Juan Soto hit solo homeruns off the Astros’ Justin Verlander in the fifth to help the Nationals take the lead after trailing 2-1. Stephen Strasburg pitched […]

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Houston Astros fire exec who taunted reporters about domestic violence

Houston Astros fire exec who taunted reporters about domestic violence

on October 25, 2019, 8:43 AM / in Baseball

The Politically Correct Group Strike Again The Houston Astros fired an executive after Sports Illustrated reported that he repeatedly yelled about a pitcher suspended for domestic violence at a group of female reporters during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman, the assistant general manager, shouted “Thank God we got Osuna!” along with some expletives, after the team clinched a World Series […]

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World Series Game 2: Nationals defeat Astros 12-3

on October 24, 2019, 8:31 AM / in Baseball

The Washington Nationals trounced the Houston Astros 12-3 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, jumping to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night in Washington, D.C. Catcher Kurt Suzuki put the Nationals ahead with a solo homerun in a breakout seventh inning. His teammates added five more runs in […]

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Astros beat Yankees in drama-filled ninth inning, will face Nationals in World Series

on October 20, 2019, 6:22 AM / in Baseball

The Houston Astros captured their second pennant in three years, defeating the visiting New York Yankees, 6-4, on Saturday and ending the American League Championship Series in six games. The Astros, MLB champs of 2017, will open the World Series on Tuesday night at home, against the National League-winning Washington Nationals. What a homer. What a game. pic.twitter.com/Az262NzVuQ — Cut4 […]

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Dodgers clinch 7th straight National League West title

on September 11, 2019, 7:28 AM / in Baseball

With their 7-3 win Tuesday night over the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh straight National League West title. They earned the pennant at Camden Yards, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the playoffs. Corey Seager had two home runs for the Dodgers, while Gavin Lux had his first career homer. Over seven innings, […]

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Curaçao, Louisiana square off in Little League World Series championship

on August 25, 2019, 12:33 PM / in Baseball

The Little League World Series championship game between Willemstad, Curaçao and River Ridge, Louisiana, will kick off today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It will also stream live on WatchESPN. Curaçao knocked off the tournament favorites, Chofu City, Japan, who had previously dominated the competition, with a 5-4 victory on Saturday in the international bracket’s title […]

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Red Sox, clearly the better team, win the World Series in five games over Dodgers

on October 29, 2018, 7:06 AM / in Baseball

Your browser does not support iframes.By Bill Baer  |   NBC Sports  A quartet of homers from Steve Pearce (two), Mookie Betts, and J.D. Martinez provided more than enough offense as the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series, winning the organization’s first championship since 2013 and their ninth overall. Pearce, coming off a tremendous Game 4 performance, […]

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Red Sox take 2-0 lead over Dodgers in World Series

Red Sox take 2-0 lead over Dodgers in World Series

on October 25, 2018, 8:20 AM / in Baseball

The Boston Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the MLB World Series on Wednesday, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2. Steve Pearce tied the score in the fifth inning with a bases-loaded, two-out walk against Los Angeles reliever Ryan Madson. Then, J.D. Martinez put the Red Sox up for good with a two-run single, capping a two-out […]

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James Taylor To Sing National Anthem At World Series Game 1

on October 23, 2018, 7:53 AM / in Baseball

BOSTON (CBS) – James Taylor will sing the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park tonight. This will be his fourth time.  He also performed the anthem at Fenway during Red Sox World Series runs in 2004, 2007 and 2013. Taylor has also played several sold-out shows at the ballpark. He was born in Boston and has […]

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Boston Red Sox reach World Series after beating defending champs Houston Astros in ALCS

on October 19, 2018, 7:22 AM / in Baseball

The Red Sox won the World Series 100 years ago this year. Then came an 86-year drought. Now Boston is back on top and playing for their fourth title since 2004. The Red Sox beat the Houston Astros handily, 4-1, in the American League Championship Series. They’ll play the winner of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles […]

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All-Stars combine for 10 HRs; AL wins 8-6 in 10 innings

All-Stars combine for 10 HRs; AL wins 8-6 in 10 innings

on July 18, 2018, 7:10 AM / in Baseball

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win. Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Jean Segura also […]

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Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

on June 30, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Baseball, People

Tim Tebow continues to be a lighting rod for criticism. The most famous Christian athlete in the United States was recently dragged into the NFL’s National Anthem controversy for no reason whatsoever. But now Tebow is back in the news, and the reason why has the liberal sports media furious. After Tim Tebow’s NFL career petered out, the former Heisman […]

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Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

on June 29, 2018, 8:52 AM / in Baseball, History

Good morning, it’s June 29, 2018. On this date in 1941, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio took aim at George Sisler — and the recordy books. Rarely discussed today, Sisler was an uncommonly talented “five-tool” player before that phrase was invented. Toiling mostly for second-tier clubs in a 15-year career that ended in […]

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Commodores fall in 11 innings, season ends

on June 11, 2018, 7:32 AM / in Baseball

By MAURICE PATTON  |  THE DAILY HERALD NASHVILLE — Leads were hard to come by for Vanderbilt in this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional matchup with Mississippi State, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. After a one-run midgame cushion slipped away Sunday, the Commodores extended the decisive Game 3 with a three-run ninth-inning rally, but had no answer for […]

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Why a convicted child molester is likely to be chosen in the MLB draft

Why a convicted child molester is likely to be chosen in the MLB draft

on June 6, 2018, 5:29 AM / in Baseball

Jeff Passan MLB columnist  |  Yahoo Sports Sometime over the next 48 hours, a Major League Baseball team is almost certain to ask a convicted, admitted child molester to play in its organization. It’s likeliest to happen Tuesday, during Rounds 3 through 10 of the MLB draft, or perhaps Wednesday, over the draft’s final 30 rounds. And on the off-chance that the handful […]

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Weathers picked No. 7 by San Diego

Weathers picked No. 7 by San Diego

on June 5, 2018, 9:20 AM / in Baseball

By MAURICE PATTON  |   Columbia Daily Herald  Ryan Weathers became the highest drafted player out of the Tennessee high school ranks in more than 40 years Monday night, as the Loretto left-hander was selected with the seventh overall pick in the opening round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres. Weathers, a Vanderbilt signee, is the […]

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Small-town kid named nation’s best

Small-town kid named nation’s best

on June 1, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Baseball, State News

By MAURICE PATTON | Columbia Daily Herald LORETTO — Ryan Weathers went from perplexed to pleasantly surprised in a split-second Thursday. Lured back to school, the recent Loretto graduate was drawn outside when he was told his truck was being towed — only to be greeted with the trophy recognizing him as the Gatorade national high school baseball player of […]

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Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

on April 22, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Baseball

By Susan Slusser  |  SF Gate Sean Manaea didn’t just throw a no-hitter Saturday, the seventh in Oakland history and the A’s first since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010. Manaea did so against a Red Sox team that came into the Coliseum winners of 17 of their previous 18 games and averaging more than six runs a game. Better still, […]

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Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

on January 30, 2018, 8:55 AM / in Baseball, National News

The Cleveland Indians plan to stop using their controversial Chief Wahoo uniform logo next year, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. The change came after “constructive conversations, between the league and Indians top executives. “Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Manfred said in the statement. “The club ultimately […]

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