Update: MLB wraps up probe of incident involving Astros

Baseball 10/17/18, 16:10

The Latest on an MLB investigation of an Astros employee seen taking photos or video near Cleveland's dugout (all times local):3:50 p.m.Major League Baseball says an investigation has concluded that a Houston Astros employee seen taking photos or video near Cleveland's dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series ...

Bellinger hitting leadoff for Dodgers vs Brewers in Game 5

Baseball 10/17/18, 14:56

Cody Bellinger is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series, hours after his game-winning single pulled Los Angeles into a 2-all tie with Milwaukee in the best-of-seven series.Bellinger singled home the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning of a 2-1 victory ...

Sources: Astros sent second person to get near Indians

Baseball 10/17/18, 13:34

Two people familiar with the situation say the Houston Astros attempted to get a second person next to Cleveland's dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series after another man was removed earlier by security for taking pictures with his cellphone.The second person tried to gain access to the ...

Leading off: Astros on defense, Kershaw’s last turn for LA?

Baseball 10/17/18, 06:02

A look at what's happening around the majors today:SPYGATE, THE SEQUELMilwaukee Brewers' Jesus Aguilar and Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado have words during the 10th inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Houston Astros might ...

Power outage: Brewers’ bats struggle in 13-inning loss

Baseball 10/17/18, 02:59

For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose.The Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, evening the NL Championship Series at 2 games apiece.With the ...

NLCS tied: Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

Baseball 10/17/18, 02:47

Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night and tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece.Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado hits a broken-bat single during the 13th inning of ...

Benches clear after Machado clips Aguilar’s leg in NLCS

Baseball 10/17/18, 02:23

Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again.Both benches cleared after the Los Angeles Dodgers' star shortstop clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running out his groundout Tuesday night in the 10th inning of Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.Aguilar left his foot on the ...

Brewers, Dodgers tied after 9 innings in NLCS Game 4

Baseball 10/17/18, 01:13

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied 1-1 after nine innings in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.With the Brewers leading 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, the defending NL champion Dodgers went ahead when Brian Dozier singled home a run in the first inning off Gio Gonzalez.Milwaukee, ...

source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming

Baseball 10/17/18, 00:14

A person familiar with the situation says the Cleveland Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about a man associated with the Houston Astros attempting to film in their dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series.MLB also says it is aware of a report by Metro ...

Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Baseball 10/16/18, 21:27

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrates after his grand slam ...

In midst of NLCS, Kershaw mum on future with Dodgers

Baseball 10/16/18, 20:18

If Clayton Kershaw is pitching his final games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner isn't saying.Kershaw can opt out of the last two years and $70 million remaining on his contract after the World Series ends.He says he hasn't made a decision.Kershaw is speaking ...

Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fans

Baseball 10/16/18, 17:50

Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez has apologized after complaining "the fans had no energy" during Los Angeles' Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series.Hernandez tweeted a statement Tuesday claiming his comments were taken out of context. He says he was "really frustrated" following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers on ...

Red Sox say they are not sure when Sale available

Baseball 10/16/18, 15:30

The Boston Red Sox say they aren't sure when lefty ace Chris Sale will be available to pitch.Speaking Tuesday before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Boston manager Alex Cora says Sale was still on his way to the ballpark and would go to the training room when he ...

Altuve is Astros DH vs. Red Sox in ALCS Game 3

Baseball 10/16/18, 13:49

Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston. Altuve bruised his right knee during the playoffs and it ...

Angels opt out of stadium lease, look at ‘all our options’

Baseball 10/16/18, 12:45

The Los Angeles Angels opted out of their Angel Stadium lease with the city of Anaheim on Tuesday, renewing the possibility they could build a stadium somewhere near their longtime Orange County home.The team and the city will negotiate on a new deal to keep the Angels in the fourth-oldest ...

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis

Baseball 10/16/18, 00:09

Winter league baseball is under way in Venezuela, and fans are having to make sacrifices to feed their passion for "pelota" — as the national pastime is affectionately known.Hyperinflation has pulverized incomes while putting ticket prices out of reach for many.In this Oct. 12, 2018 photo, fire fighters salute during ...

Leading off: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

Baseball 10/15/18, 23:53

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NO BOTHER Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video ...

Grandal’s woes, quiet LA bats doom Dodgers in NLCS Game 3

Baseball 10/15/18, 23:31

Of all the chants that could have emanated from the Dodger Stadium stands during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS, "We want Austin!" was not exactly the most likely.But after Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal committed his third passed ball of the series Monday night, the voices ...

Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Baseball 10/15/18, 23:26

Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series.Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia celebrates his two-run home run with Erik Kratz (15) during ...

Gusty winds sweep Dodger Stadium for Game 3 of NLCS

Baseball 10/15/18, 18:07

Strong wind gusts are raking Dodger Stadium ahead of Game 3 in the National League Championship Series.The first fall Santa Ana winds arrived on Monday. The warm, sustained gusts blow from the desert to the ocean, but rarely affect the stadium on the northern edge of downtown Los Angeles.During batting ...