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2:05 PM ET ATLANTA — The Braves will turn to lefty Max Fried for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, it was announced. It will be a rematch of last year’s NLCS, when the Dodgers ousted the Braves with a Game 7 victory. Los Angeles won
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12:19 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off the team’s roster for the American League Championship Series against Boston, a huge blow to a team looking to advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons. McCullers was great in a Game 1 win
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12:15 PM ET The Chicago Cubs named Carter Hawkins their 16th general manager in franchise history Friday when they hired him away from the Cleveland Indians, the team announced. Hawkins, 37, spent 14 seasons with Cleveland in various roles, including the past five as an assistant general manager. He fills the job that was vacated
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12:49 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading back to the National League Championship Series, and they owe a lot of it to Cody Bellinger, an old friend with a new attitude. Bellinger, who is crafting the type of postseason that might go a long way toward expunging a miserable, injury-filled
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2:50 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin a winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Division Series with right-handed reliever Corey Knebel, not left-handed starter Julio Urias. Urias, a source said, is not injured, which means Knebel will probably serve as an opener, paving the way for Urias to handle the bulk of
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2:45 PM ET ESPN News Services Despite a team-record 17-game winning streak that carried them to a wild-card berth, Mike Shildt is out as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced the move Thursday, citing “philosophical differences.” Shildt had guided the Cardinals to the playoffs three times, including
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4:04 PM ET ESPN News Services Tony La Russa will return to manage the Chicago White Sox for the 2022 season, a source told ESPN on Thursday. White Sox stars Tim Anderson and Jose Abreu had both publicly lobbied for the 77-year-old La Russa to return this week after Chicago was eliminated by the Houston
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