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ALCS: Houston Astros Rely on Their Bullpen to Carry the Team

In a makeshift strategy their pitching coach compared to the Celtics of yesteryear, the Houston Astros are relying on their bullpen to carry them through the A.L.C.S. On Tuesday, it worked.BOSTON —...

Reggie Jackson, a Yankees Legend, Helps Astros Through October

Reggie Jackson, the Hall of Fame slugger and longtime Yankees adviser, has a new role with the Astros, helping reassure the team as postseason pressure mounts.BOSTON — It was brisk and windy...

ALCS: Kyle Schwarber Thrives as Leadoff Batter for Red Sox

Boston’s Kyle Schwarber doesn’t look like a typical leadoff hitter, but he is giving the Red Sox exactly what they need.BOSTON — Imagine that the Boston Red Sox invited you to Fenway...

Ronald Acuña Jr.'s Replacements Thrive for Atlanta in NLCS

For many teams, losing Ronald Acuña Jr. would have been a crushing blow. To the Braves’ Alex Anthopoulos, it was a puzzle to solve. He seems to have the right pieces.ATLANTA —...

With Use of Openers, Pitching Six Innings Feels Like a Lot

Atlanta’s Max Fried has recorded 18 outs in each of his last two starts, standing out in an era of openers, quick hooks and mustachioed middle men.ATLANTA — There are 38 metal...

For the Giants, a Rapid Ascent, a Hard Fall and Hopes of a Rematch

San Francisco had a 109-win season dissolve at the hands of a bitter rival, but they still view their future as bright. “This won’t be the last time we play them in...

Dodgers and Giants Face Off In Rare Elimination Game Between 100-Win Teams

For the fifth time in baseball history, teams with 100 or more victories will face off in a do-or-die postseason game. For the Dodgers and the Giants, a rivalry complicates matters.SAN FRANCISCO...

Red Sox Beat Rays to Advance to ALCS

It sometimes feels like the Tampa Bay Rays are reinventing baseball, but it was Boston that upended conventional wisdom by using good hitting to beat good pitching in October.BOSTON — So this...

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