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  • Renovation takes bite out of Wrigley bleachers

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the historic ballpark's bleachers is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs. Cubs spokesman Julian Green said...

  • Tony Cruz starts at catcher for Cardinals

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants. A.J. Pierzynski caught the previous two games in place of injured star Yadier Molina and went...

  • Grace, Green to join new manager Hale's staff

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach. The club announced Hale's staff on Thursday, with Andy Green as third base coach and Glenn Sherlock bench coach. Sherlock shifts from third base coach and is among...

  • Hughes picked as MVP, pitcher of year for Twins

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins. The awards voted on by the Twin...

  • Orioles raise expectations in spite of ALCS sweep

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — It would be a shame if the Baltimore Orioles allowed their final four games to overshadow what they accomplished during the previous 165. By getting past the disappointment of being swept by the Kansas City Royals in the AL Championship Series, the Orioles can savor...

  • Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October — even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals. Strange as it might look sometimes, San Francisco finds a way to score just enough. Posey drove in three runs and capped another unusual...

  • Royals headed to World Series after ALCS sweep

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the final out was made on another improbable night, and the Kansas City Royals were headed back to the World Series, Ned Yost stood in the dugout and watched. He watched as a bunch of young players he's nurtured for years celebrated. He watched as veterans...

  • Defense cost Cardinals again in 6-4 loss to Giants

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A team known for doing all the little things right is suddenly throwing away some big postseason games. First baseman Matt Adams made back-to-back errant throws to key a three-run sixth inning for San Francisco, and the sloppy St. Louis Cardinals lost 6-4 to the...

  • Cain is able: Royals center fielder wins ALCS MVP

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain capped the AL Championship Series with his best catch yet: an MVP trophy. The smooth center fielder snagged MVP honors after helping the Kansas City Royals to a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 2-1 victory Wednesday. Along with...

  • Orioles swept out of ALCS with 2-1 loss to Royals

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles filed slowly back to the visiting clubhouse Wednesday night, the mood somber. Their season had ended abruptly at the hands of the Kansas City Royals, yet there wasn't a feeling of anger or disappointment. Rather, there was an overwhelming...

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