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Altuve's 22nd postseason HR 'means a lot'

Astros' second baseman tied for second on all-time playoff leaderboard
@anne__rogers
1:59 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- On Monday, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa answered what he appreciates most about longtime teammate Jose Altuve. “It doesn’t matter if he’s 0-for-4,” Correa said, “he knows in the playoffs that you’re one swing away from giving your team a win.”

LIVE: Gold Glove finalists being unveiled

6 minutes ago

The 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are being unveiled on Twitter. Follow along as the finalists are announced for the American and National League. The winners will be revealed on Sunday, Nov. 7, on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Astros knot Series: 'We needed that game'

Urquidy turns in stellar start; Altuve breaks out with homer
@castrovince
2:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- Baseball and weather have a complication in common. They are both frustrating to forecast, changing with the whims of wind or wins. You can begin a day, as so many did here, to a smartphone alert of a tornado warning. And you can end a day, as so

Siri at center of Houston's ‘feeding frenzy’

Astros pounce in 2nd inning of Game 2 with 5 singles in 6-batter span
1:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- This wasn’t the star-powered, tape-measure home run, catch-us-if-you-can version of the Astros’ offense that led the Major Leagues in runs scored in the regular season and tore through the White Sox and Red Sox in the playoffs. The off-brand version of offense the Astros displayed in taking control

Riley's winding path from prep ace to slugger

@JonathanMayo
October 27, 2021

Sometimes scouts learn from their mistakes. And it was a miss Brian Bridges had as an area scout years prior that led to him drafting Austin Riley, now the Braves’ cleanup hitter during the World Series, in 2015. Simply taking a player in the MLB Draft isn’t newsworthy in and

Rumors: Star catcher on trade block?

October 27, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

World Series Game 3 FAQ (Friday, 8 ET, FOX)

@castrovince
2:23 AM EDT

Let’s begin again, with reset 'pens and rookie starters and the World Series recast as a best-of-five. Let’s do it in Truist Park, the suburban home of the Atlanta Braves that will host its first Fall Classic and the first Braves home games on this stage in this century. And

Here are MLB's postseason HR leaders

@AndrewSimonMLB
October 27, 2021

To rack up a lot of home runs in the postseason, a hitter needs plenty of chances and the ability to come through on the biggest stage. These 12 elite October performers have had both, each producing at least 17 big flies in their playoff careers. Here is a look

The pitcher who nearly tossed a Series no-no

Bill Bevens was one out away from immortality
@michaelsclair
October 27, 2021

There have only been two postseason no-hitters in baseball's long and glorious history: Roy Halladay -- who shut down the Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS -- and Don Larsen, who hurled a perfect game against the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. “Sometimes a

Friedman sets course for Dodgers' offseason

@juanctoribio
October 27, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Before he looks ahead to what should be a busy offseason, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman sat inside the interview room at Dodger Stadium and reflected on his team’s 2021 season. “There’s a lot to be proud of,” Friedman said. “Obviously, we fell short of

Astros' big plays come from smallest source

9:05 AM EDT

Jose Altuve hit another postseason home run on Wednesday night, his 22nd, tying him with Bernie Williams, a great old Yankee, for second on the all-time list behind Manny Ramirez's 29. Altuve came back after striking out three times in a game for only the second time in his career,

Complete 2021 MLB postseason schedule

October 27, 2021

The 2021 MLB postseason began with the Red Sox and Dodgers winning the AL and NL Wild Card Games, respectively. In the League Championship Series, the Astros defeated the Red Sox in six games for the AL pennant and the Braves vanquished the Dodgers in six games in the NL.

Play of the Day NFT: Altuve climbs HR chart

12:02 PM EDT

For the first time, you can own your favorite MLB highlights. Following each night of postseason action, you can buy the official MLB Play of the Day NFT the next day from 12 p.m. ET until 11:59 p.m. ET. Secure your piece of baseball history by signing up now at

'Weird inning' seals Fried's fate in Game 2

@JesseSanchezMLB
1:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- The record will show that Max Fried was tagged with the loss in the 7-2 win by the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series, and the left-hander’s pitching line of six runs on seven hits in five-plus innings will go down as less than memorable. Hanging

Rojas' extension 'an easy thing to do' for MIA

Shortstop on two-year deal: 'I showed my commitment that I wanted to stay here'
@cdenicola13
1:04 PM EDT

MIAMI -- Miguel Rojas, the Marlins' longest-tenured player and unofficial captain, wants to bridge the gap between the organization's build and perennial contention. Both sides took that first step on Thursday, as the Marlins and Rojas agreed to a two-year extension that will keep him with the club through 2023.

Nelson Cruz wins Roberto Clemente Award

@dohyoungpark and @castrovince
October 27, 2021

HOUSTON -- It's been many years since Nelson Cruz first brought dentists and optometrists to Las Matas de Santa Cruz in the remote northwestern part of the Dominican Republic, as he now does every year as a service for his hometown. He still remembers the people who would walk in

Braves split in Houston: 'That's a positive'

1:58 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- Though there wasn’t much to celebrate during a 7-2 loss to the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Braves headed home feeling good about what they accomplished at Minute Maid Park. Charlie Morton broke his leg seven outs into Game 1, and

Urquidy, Javier key as Astros regain footing

Bullpen gets a rare October breather before Series shifts to Atlanta
@alysonfooter
1:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- The Astros would probably prefer not repeating some of the stumbles they encountered on their path to get to the World Series, but if there’s one trend they wouldn’t mind carrying over, it would have to be how well their starting pitchers responded after a not-so-great outing. José

Shift trouble stings Braves: 'It's baseball'

@AdamMcCalvy
1:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- It was in mid-May that the Braves learned to love the infield shift. Veteran manager Brian Snitker bought in. So did third-base coach and infield guru Ron Washington. The infielders embraced it. Critically, Braves pitchers bought in, too. And for the next five months, the Braves’ transformation from

'Irreplaceable' Morton in Wis. for tests on leg

@AdamMcCalvy
October 27, 2021

HOUSTON -- Injured Braves starter Charlie Morton temporarily departed the World Series on Wednesday and traveled to Green Bay, Wis., to see a specialist about the fractured right fibula that ended his season in Game 1 on Tuesday night.

Mets continue hunt for head of baseball ops

@AnthonyDiComo
October 27, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets’ search for a top baseball operations official has so far come up empty. At least eight executives have either withdrawn from the proceedings or declined to enter them, according to a mix of sources and media reports, forcing the club to expand its pursuit.

America won free tacos! Claim yours Nov. 4

@HarriganMLB
October 27, 2021

Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion is back for the 2021 World Series, and it didn't take long for America to win free tacos courtesy of the Braves' Ozzie Albies, who stole second base in the first inning of Game 1.

LHP Davidson subs for Morton on WS roster

After surprise call to Houston, rookie 'here for anything they need'
October 27, 2021

HOUSTON -- More than four months after being placed on the injured list, left-hander Tucker Davidson will rejoin the Braves as a part of their World Series roster.

MLB, Astros fund Women's Center play yard

@alysonfooter
October 27, 2021

HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball picks several charitable causes to donate to during its jewel events, and on Wednesday, it made a sizeable contribution to the Houston Area Women’s Center, as part of its "Fall Classic Legacy" project. The gift totaled $50,000 -- a $25,000 donation from MLB and a

'Confident as they come,' Anderson gets G3

@AdamMcCalvy
12:47 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- Ian Anderson will be 23 years, 180 days old when he starts Game 3 of the World Series for the Braves on Friday night at Truist Park. Teammate Luke Jackson will believe it when he sees the birth certificate. “I mean, he's like 65 years old in a