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Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. reacts during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 20, 2017 - 2:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. Going home without a trophy isn't really new. Still, it was jarring to see the reigning World Series champions go down without much of a fight. After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 20, 2017 - 1:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by a home run trilogy from their emotional utilityman, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series. Hernandez homered three times and drove in a record...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) hits an RBI single during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 20, 2017 - 1:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Turner and Chris Taylor shared MVP honors in the NL Championship Series, repaying a Dodgers organization willing to roll the dice on players whose big league careers were stalled. In Turner's case, it was then-bench coach Tim Wallach who rediscovered him playing in a Cal State...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, left, and his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 20, 2017 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Seager is expected to be in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup for the opener of the World Series after missing the NL Championship Series because of back pain. Seager, an All-Star shortstop, watched from home as the Dodgers eliminated the defending World Series champion Chicago...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
MLB-NLCS Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series CHICAGO (AP) — Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 file photo, former Minnesota Twins manager and present an Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ron Gardenhire visits with the media in the visitor's dugout prior to a baseball game between the two teams in Minneapolis. A person with knowledge of the discussions says the Detroit Tigers are in talks to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 because no announcement had been made.(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 20, 2017 - 12:20 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were in talks Thursday to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Gardenhire was the bench coach this season for the Arizona...
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October 19, 2017 - 8:55 pm
MLB-NLCS Game 5 tonight in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are leading the Chicago Cubs 3-0 after 2 innings in Game 5 of the NLCS tonight. Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw is on the mound against Jose Quintana. MLB-ALCS-UNWANTED BREAKS Will ALCS off day zap Yankees momentum like it did...
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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander watches from the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2017 - 7:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to that last-second trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched. Eight is not enough. The Astros have to win Verlander's ninth game — or their season will end short of that goal. "Obviously...
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