Astros can’t win World Series without bullpen

Stuff happens, etc. • World Series Gm 5: Tonight, 8 ET on FOX “You get away with plenty of fastballs down the middle that guys foul off,” Musgrove said. “You throw one up out of…


MLB, Stand Up To Cancer at World Series Game 4

For Astros manager A.J. Hinch, it was a time to recognize Kevin Towers, his longtime friend. As the cameras panned on the uniformed personnel who held up the familiar “I STAND FOR” placards around the…


Dodgers, Astros set for Game 5 of World Series

While Game 4 of this World Series had just ended, Game 5 had unofficially begun. With the Dodgers and Astros knotted up at two wins apiece in the best-of-seven World Series, it will be Kershaw…


Dodgers tie World Series with rally in 9th

Bellinger, 0-for-13 with eight strikeouts in the first 3 1/2 games, laced a pair of doubles, the second one in a five-run ninth inning giving the Dodgers the lead. Pederson, a Minor Leaguer in parts…


Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger breaks out of funk

But what has never been denied, even when Bellinger has found himself in some deep funks, is the kid’s above-average ability to make the necessary adjustments. And that’s exactly what happened in the Dodgers’ pivotal…


Astros’ Alex Bregman gets another out at home

So when Chris Taylor bounced a chopper to the left side of the infield, Bregman charged it, fielded it cleanly and fired a clean strike to the plate, giving catcher Brian McCann an easy path…


World Series Game 4: A.J. Hinch interview

Q. Those four late-inning guys were so good for most of the summer. How do you work with it now in keeping their confidence, plus doing what’s best for the team? A.J. HINCH: We’ve got…


Dallas Keuchel to start World Series Game 5

The Astros consider that a coincidence, an aberration, an anomaly and nothing more. They believe Keuchel’s pitches move too crisply, with too much sharpness, for the Dodgers to have any sort of handle on him…


Astros’ George Springer ends no-no with homer

George Springer finally solved the puzzle, belting a solo home run against the Dodgers’ left-hander to give the Astros a 1-0 lead on Houston’s first hit of the night. Wood fell behind Springer, 3-1, before…


Dodgers’ Dave Roberts confident in WS comeback

“Absolutely,” said Roberts. “For them to feel like they stole a game at our place against the best closer in baseball, that’s a huge boost. But Yu came out and didn’t throw the baseball well….