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  • Cardinals play deep into October, again fall short

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Matheny has led the Cardinals deep into October all three seasons since replacing Tony La Russa as manager. When St. Louis falls short each year, he bears the weight of expectations. An injury to Yadier Molina, shaky starting pitching by Adam Wainwright, John...

  • Former KC manager Hillman joins Astros' staff

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Former Kansas City manager Trey Hillman will be the bench coach for new Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch. The Astros announced the coach staff Friday. Former Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis will fill the same role with the Astros, and will also oversee...

  • Friedman: Dodgers to hire GM, keep Mattingly

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the middle of Andrew Friedman's introduction as the Los Angeles Dodgers' president of baseball operations, a question was asked from a corner of the room. "Are you looking to acquire a younger, faster, stronger first baseman?" someone queried. Friedman swiveled...

  • Giants announce death of longtime scout

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59. The team announced Friday that Saleski died unexpectedly last Saturday in Baltimore while scouting the AL Championship Series. Saleski spent more than...

  • Rays promote Bloom, Neander to vice presidents

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to vice presidents of baseball operations Friday. They will assist new president of baseball operations Matt Silverman in all aspects of the department. Silverman replaced Andrew Friedman, who joined...

  • Baseball lifer Banister home as Rangers manager

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Banister is a baseball lifer who calls Texas home. He grew up there and played his entire amateur career there before getting drafted. Now the former catcher who got a pinch-hit single in his only major league at-bat, who was temporarily paralyzed from the...

  • Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be. And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series. It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. For all...

  • Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5...

  • Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner has been chosen MVP of the NL Championship Series after his latest display of postseason poise for the San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner tossed eight solid innings Thursday night in Game 5 and took home MVP honors after the Giants rallied for a 6-3...

  • Wacha tagged in 9th, Cardinals ousted by Giants

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Wacha finally got to pitch in this year's playoffs. Pretty soon, he was gone — and so are the St. Louis Cardinals now. Manager Mike Matheny opened himself up to second-guessing all winter, bringing in Wacha for the first time this postseason and putting...

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