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'Chevy Guy' won't lose his job after World Series blooper

'Chevy Guy' won't lose his job after World Series blooper

DETROIT — Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

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Promising rookie Taveras, 22, dies in crash

Promising rookie Taveras, 22, dies in crash

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors’…

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Bumgarner pushes Giants to brink of another title

Bumgarner pushes Giants to brink of another title

SAN FRANCISCO — With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

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Giants pounce early on ‘Big Game James’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had adopted the scrappy, intense attitude of Royals starter James Shields during their thrilling pos…

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Near-perfect GIants wreck mood in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.

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Bumgarner helps Giants find their 'redneck side'

Bumgarner helps Giants find their 'redneck side'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.

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Morse will stay busy as DH

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s impossible to picture now, but Michael Morse, the 6-foot-5-inch, 245-pound slugger, was a shortstop when he was first …

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'Big Three' of Royals slam door on opponents

'Big Three' of Royals slam door on opponents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City R…

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Lincecum still waiting for chance

Tim Lincecum won the World Series clincher for the Giants in 2010, became a key reliever during their 2012 championship run and pitched a no-h…

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Rainout gives Royals, Orioles rotation options

Rainout gives Royals, Orioles rotation options

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As steady rain soaked Kauffman Stadium on Monday, postponing the third game of the American League Championship Series, Kan…

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Ex-Cat Hale gets 'perfect job' with D-backs

Ex-Cat Hale gets 'perfect job' with D-backs

PHOENIX — Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also …

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Injured Molina may return during series

Injured Molina may return during series

SAN FRANCISCO — Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.

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ALCS: Royally difficult task faces Orioles in K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who’ve turned into a playoff…

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Wong's walkoff blast evens NLCS

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied again with their latest postseason power show, tying the NL Championship Series at…

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Adams, Cards topple Kershaw again to advance

Adams, Cards topple Kershaw again to advance

ST. LOUIS — Matt Adams and the Cardinals are moving on. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are going home.

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San Francisco victory sets up familiar battle

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success.

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Nationals finally catch break in win

Nationals finally catch break in win

SAN FRANCISCO — Bryce Harper screamed out in delight as he crossed the plate with Washington ahead at last. After all those extra innings and …

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Ex-Cat Hale talking to D-backs, then Twins

Chip Hale is expected to interview for the Minnesota managerial job. And he probably won’t be the last candidate from outside the Twins who wi…

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Wong powers St. Louis to series lead

ST. LOUIS — John Lackey was just as advertised for the St. Louis Cardinals. Their postseason power surge has been a big surprise.

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MLB notebook: Williams ‘kicked myself’ after loss

SAN FRANCISCO — Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams isn’t second guessing himself, but he still said “I kicked myself all night” after …

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A Royal flush: KC caps sweep of Angels

A Royal flush: KC caps sweep of Angels

Almost three decades later, the Royals are headed back to the ALCS.

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NL wild card: Bumgarner's bat makes lefty dual threat

NL wild card: Bumgarner's bat makes lefty dual threat

PITTSBURGH — Vin Scully’s voice jumped and he let out a short gasp as Madison Bumgarner viciously swung through a 92 mph fastball at the letters.

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Angels' Hamilton says he's healthy, ready

ANAHEIM, Calif. —Angels slugger Josh Hamilton said he is feeling better and is ready for the playoffs this week.

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AL Wild Card: Royals 9, Athletics 8, 12 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight.

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Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 years

Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 years

MINNEAPOLIS — Ron Gardenhire was just about everything in the 27 years he spent in the Twins organization. But even he couldn’t survive the wo…

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MLB playoffs allow players shot at redemption

MLB playoffs allow players shot at redemption

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.

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Deals for Shields, Lester have paid off

Deals for Shields, Lester have paid off

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a simi…

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'Epic' day ends MLB regular season

'Epic' day ends MLB regular season

Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball’s last playoff spot, shutting out King Felix this October.

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Jeter down to final three home games

Jeter down to final three home games

NEW YORK — Joe Girardi already is thinking about how to handle Derek Jeter’s home finale Thursday.

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Skills to pay bills: Foles prevails over Luck

Skills to pay bills: Foles prevails over Luck

Previous meeting between QBs came in Stanford win over UA.

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Wild ride ahead in MLB's last month

Wild ride ahead in MLB's last month

September is always the best month of the baseball season, and with tight races in four of the six divisions and in both wild-card hunts, it c…

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CFB notes: Penn State's ban lifted; Jones retires

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scan…

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MLB notebook: Washington shocks Texas by resigning

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ron Washington gathered his players for what they thought would be another team meeting in a surprisingly dreary season.

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Dodgers 2, Diamondbacks 1

LOS ANGELES — Dan Haren pitched well on two extra days of rest, Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-…

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4 better than 1 as Phillies combine for no-no

4 better than 1 as Phillies combine for no-no

ATLANTA — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

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Hansen: Big Unit's home fetching big price: $25M

Hansen: Big Unit's home fetching big price: $25M

Hall-of-Fame lock Randy Johnson, travels a lot these days as photographer.

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Long rest is helpful for D-backs' Anderson

Long rest is helpful for D-backs' Anderson

PHOENIX — Chase Anderson has never pitched deep into September, this being his first year in the major leagues. The Arizona right-hander will …

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Former Santa Rita star Sanders earns managerial honor

Former Santa Rita star Sanders earns managerial honor

Former MLB player named manager of the Pioneer League All-Star team.

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Padres 7, D-backs 4: Anderson falters in 5th inning

PHOENIX — Chase Anderson recovered after struggling early, tossing three scoreless innings.

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Home team: Ex-Sahuaro star Verdugo on fire

Home team: Ex-Sahuaro star Verdugo on fire

A look at how several local products fared last week in baseball.

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