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Astros reach 3rd World Series in 5 seasons

12:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- Through three games of the American League Championship Series, the Astros were in deep trouble. The Red Sox were up, two games to one, and were feasting on Houston pitching, which was short-handed and overworked. All the Red Sox needed was two wins at Fenway Park to take

MVP Alvarez (.522) unstoppable in ALCS

@DKramer_
October 22, 2021

HOUSTON -- At this time last year, Yordan Alvarez was building back his strength from surgery to not one, but both of his knees. Due to health and safety protocols, he couldn’t even be with the Astros as they marched their way through the American League playoffs, falling one win

Sources: Scherzer will not start Game 6

@juanctoribio
October 22, 2021

ATLANTA -- If the Dodgers want to stay alive and force a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series against the Braves, they’ll have to do it without right-hander Max Scherzer. Multiple sources told MLB.com that the Dodgers will scratch Scherzer from his Game 6 start on Saturday, as

Garcia takes no-no into 6th, ties Astros mark

Righty's 5 2/3 hitless innings to open ALCS G6 match club postseason record
October 22, 2021

HOUSTON -- Much like Framber Valdez did for the Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series in Boston, right-hander Luis Garcia bounced back from a shaky outing earlier in the series and pitched a gem against the Red Sox. Garcia, who recorded three outs in a Game

Rally Nun imitates Correa's 'My Time' move

@ByNickAguilera
October 22, 2021

A little heavenly intervention never hurts in search of a World Series berth. Before Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, Sister Mary Catherine of the so-called “Rally Nuns” -- a group of Houston nuns who cheered on the Astros in Game 1 -- threw out the first pitch

End of the line: Sox ousted as bats stay cold

@IanMBrowne
October 22, 2021

HOUSTON -- The same bats that rocketed the Red Sox through most of their postseason run went stone cold at the most inopportune time, and that is the main reason why manager Alex Cora's team was stopped two wins short of the World Series. In Game 6 of the American

6 storylines to watch in NLCS Game 6

@AJCassavell
October 22, 2021

Do you like high stakes? Then you’ll like the baseball that's going to be played in Atlanta this weekend. It's not merely that the Braves lead the Dodgers three games to two in a tightly contested National League Championship Series, which has seen three games decided in the final at-bat.

What is Li'l Ron Washington up to today?

Ron Washington's twin is back
@michaelsclair
October 22, 2021

Ron Washington went viral once again this week. The former Rangers manager and current Braves third-base and infield coach has always been a player and fan favorite for his gregarious and laid back nature, hilarious quotes -- both in "Moneyball" and in life -- and enthusiasm for the sport. He's

'Outstanding' Eovaldi delivered for Sox in G6

@MartinJGallegos
24 minutes ago

HOUSTON -- Time and time again, Nathan Eovaldi has come up big when the Red Sox have needed him most in the postseason. His performance in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series was no different. Facing a win-or-go-home situation at Minute Maid Park on Friday night, Eovaldi lived

Whom should Astros root for in NLCS?

@MannyOnMLB
12:16 AM EDT

With their 5-0 victory over the Red Sox in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night, the Astros won the AL pennant for the third time in five years and have a date with either the Braves or Dodgers in the World Series. So which National

Braves have been rebuilding for this moment

October 22, 2021

ATLANTA -- One win away from a World Series appearance for a second straight year, The Braves find themselves reaping the benefits of the painful rebuilding process that began after the 2014 season and concluded earlier than expected in 2018, with the capture of the first of four consecutive National

Vet presence of 'Tío Albert' invaluable for LA

@juanctoribio
October 22, 2021

ATLANTA -- After a two-homer performance in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves, Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock sat before reporters at a postgame news conference podium. He wasn’t talking about his own showing at the plate. Instead, Pollock, a 2015 All-Star, was listening intently to

Complete 2021 MLB postseason schedule

October 22, 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 and Dodgers squared off in the NL. ESPN Radio

The top 25 free agents this offseason

@castrovince
October 22, 2021

This will be a fascinating winter in the baseball business world, as the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement just so happens to coincide with one of the deepest and most talented free agent classes in years. It is anybody’s guess as to how this will all play out --

Negro Leagues players up for Hall review

@ssc627
October 22, 2021

For 15 years, the number of Negro Leagues legends in the National Baseball Hall of Fame has sat at 35. In 2022, the Hall will once again consider players who were excluded from playing in the American and National Leagues because of their race. Both the Early Baseball Era Committee,

Price joins NLCS roster; Bruihl's status in flux

@AJCassavell
October 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers plan to add left-hander David Price to their National League Championship Series roster ahead of Game 6, and that might not be the end of their bullpen reshuffling.

Here are the greatest LCS Game 6s of all time

@DKramer_ and @_dadler
October 22, 2021

Game 6 in a League Championship Series always means the stage is set for a thriller. One team being so close to a pennant and a trip to the World Series, the other battling to stave off elimination and force a winner-take-all Game 7, is a recipe for must-see October

Dodgers vs. Braves G6 FAQ (8 ET, TBS)

@juanctoribio
October 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- With a determined effort in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers pushed the best-of-seven series back to Atlanta, where the Braves only have to win once to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1999. But the defending champs' quest

Anderson's keys to success in crucial G6

23-year-old rookie slated to make his seventh career postseason start
@AnthonyDiComo
October 22, 2021

ATLANTA -- As manager Brian Snitker put it, the Braves’ most significant reason for confidence heading into Game 6 of the National League Championship Series is that unlike a year ago, when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Dodgers, their rotation has become “more solidified.” Max Fried didn’t have

6 longest win streaks in elimination games

@ByNickAguilera and @MannyOnMLB
October 22, 2021

With their 11-2 rout of the Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, the Dodgers staved off elimination for the fourth time in the 2021 postseason, extending their win streak in postseason elimination games to seven dating back to last year. The

Will Mets make another play for Bryant?

October 22, 2021

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

Nootbaar, Yepez swing hot bats in AFL 

@SamDykstraMiLB
October 22, 2021

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Fall League teams are designed to be a mish-mash. Players from five different organizations combine to form a single squad for six weeks. But the AFL also offers a chance for players from the same system to deepen their roots and show the organization why they

Taylor's EPIC 3-HR game keeps LA going

@juanctoribio
October 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Taylor is a man of few words. If you’re looking for a guide on what excites him, teammate AJ Pollock notes that the list is short: having a beer with friends or watching surfing. On Thursday night, Taylor might’ve added a third item to that list.

Torkelson, Kreidler leave AFL with injuries

@beckjason
October 22, 2021

The Tigers ended their season a few weeks ago hoping to use the Arizona Fall League to give three of their top position-player prospects a head start on 2022. Now, Spencer Torkelson and Ryan Kreidler have joined outfielder Riley Greene in exiting the AFL due to injury. In each case,

Kelly expected to miss rest of postseason

Lefty Price an option to replace righty on roster before Game 6
@AJCassavell
October 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers leaned on their bullpen to keep their season alive on Thursday night, but if they’re going to pull off a second consecutive National League Championship Series comeback against Atlanta, they’ll have to do so without a key member of their vaunted relief corps. Right-hander Joe