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LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Gio and the bullpen as NLCS begins

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: STARTING OFF Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez and — more notably — Milwaukee‘s deep bullpen. Josh Hader and the rest of the club’s lights-out relievers have helped the Brewers win 11 straight … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Gio and the bullpen as NLCS begins

BOSTON | Yanks CF Aaron Hicks leaves ALDS opener with tight hamstring

BOSTON— Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has left Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the Boston Red Sox with tightness in his right hamstring. Hicks exited in the fourth inning Friday night after he came up limping at first base following a leadoff single. He was replaced by Brett Gardner. Hicks tweaked the … Continue reading BOSTON | Yanks CF Aaron Hicks leaves ALDS opener with tight hamstring

NEW YORK | Red Sox, Yankees ready to rumble again in playoffs

NEW YORK — It’s been 14 years since the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have tangled in the playoffs, and now they’re all set to meet as 100-win heavyweights. The longtime and bitter rivals are lined up in the best-of-five Division Series, starting Friday night at Fenway Park. Boosted by MVP candidate Mookie … Continue reading NEW YORK | Red Sox, Yankees ready to rumble again in playoffs

SOMERVILLE, Mass. | Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

SOMERVILLE, Mass.— The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year’s American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri tell WFXT-TV they were out for coffee in Somerville, Massachusetts, on Monday morning when they spotted something in the road. … Continue reading SOMERVILLE, Mass. | Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

BOSTON | Infection to end Leonys Martin’s season, Encarnacion off DL

BOSTON — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin will sit out the rest of the season because of a bacterial infection. Manager Terry Francona revealed the news Wednesday before Cleveland’s game against the Boston Red Sox. The 30-year-old Cuban player became ill following a game Aug. 8. Doctors determined he had the life-threatening bacterial infection that … Continue reading BOSTON | Infection to end Leonys Martin’s season, Encarnacion off DL

PHILADELPHIA | Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

PHILADELPHIA  — Wilson Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game with his new team. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East, split a two-game interleague series with the major league-leading Red … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4