Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Eager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hello on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Year Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.
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Clayton Hershey is a likely possibility to start Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers if the left-hander's back continues to improve, manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was in his normal spot in the Atlanta lineup for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, a day after getting hit by a pitch on his right elbow.
Ozzie Allies homered into the Braves' bullpen in the ninth inning for the second straight night, and Mark Melanin once again caught the ball on the fly. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to the team’s fans for its postseason failure, much like his father did 39 years earlier.
Houston Astros pitcher Zack Grange said he’s enjoyed playing games without fans during the pandemic-shortened season and in the playoffs. Cristian Pace is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night, taking over after a season-ending left oblique injury to outfielder Adam Duvall.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall will miss the rest of the postseason because of an injury to his left side. Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Allies homered again, rookie Ian Anderson extended his postseason scoreless streak in an abbreviated start and the Atlanta Braves just held on for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.
The Chicago White Sox and their manager agreed to split following a disappointing finish to a breakout season in which they made the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. Carlos Cornea hit a go-ahead, three-run homer after Michael Brantley’s two-run shot in the fourth inning, helping the Actors beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 on Thursday to clinch their home-run heavy AL Division Series in four games.
Randy Roseann homered for the third straight game and Kevin Earlier and Michael Perez also went deep for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Wednesday night to move within one victory of reaching the AL Championship Series for the first time in 12 years. The’s got a pair of sacrifice flies in the eighth to rally past the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday and avoid elimination in their AL Division Series.