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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:49:20 PDTAs the Amtrak train slowly chugged through the Ohio night, past factories along the Lake Erie shore illuminated by pinkish lights, Marvin Thomas stretched across a pair of seats, proudly wrapped in a blue satin Cubs jacket. The 51-year-old Chicagoan had made the trek to Cleveland for the Cubs' first World Series games in 71 years, and now it was time to go home following Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the Indians, which tied the Series 1-1. ''Ernie Banks lived down the street from us when I was a kid,'' said Thomas, who paid $800 a ticket to attend Games 1 and 2.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:26:01 PDTMuch like the Hollywood awards season, baseball has its own awards season. With the World Series already at Game 3 and the end of baseball staring everyone in the face, that means awards time is upon us. The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, given for defensive excellence, got an early jump on things, announcing the three finalists for every American League and National League position on Thursday afternoon.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:56:47 PDT(Reuters) - Using the name World Series to determine the champion of a league consisting of 29 teams from the United States and one from Canada may strike some as American hubris, but the term these days is actually quite accurate. What began as a game played almost exclusively by Americans has spread in popularity to the Caribbean and Latin America, and also further afield to Japan and South Korea. When the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians set their 25-man World Series rosters, they included 14 non-American players from five different countries. (Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:51:15 PDTOct 27 (Reuters) - Using the name World Series to determine the champion of a league consisting of 29 teams from the United States and one from Canada may strike some as American hubris, but the term these days is actually quite accurate. What began as a game played almost exclusively by Americans has spread in popularity to the Caribbean and Latin America, and also further afield to Japan and South Korea. When the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians set their 25-man World Series rosters, they included 14 non-American players from five different countries. (Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:07:41 PDTFor the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs will host a World Series game, the "cursed" Major League Baseball club trying to capture its first crown since 1908. Excitement for Friday's third game of the best-of-seven final against the Cleveland Indians is already building in the neighborhood around 102-year-old Wrigley Field, which had not been built the last time the Cubs won the title. "To go to Wrigley on the road, to see that atmosphere... that's something I live for," Indians designated hitter Mike Napoli said.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:15:02 PDTAroldis Chapman got the final four outs and the Chicago Cubs have completed a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians that tied the World Series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Friday night, when the Series returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time since 1945. Rain began to fall in the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Chicago Cubs leading the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 2.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:59:02 PDTCLEVELAND (AP) -- Jason Kipnis doubled with one out in the sixth inning, the first hit for the Cleveland Indians against Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:37:34 PDTMajor League Baseball moved the start of Game 2 of the World Series an hour earlier Wednesday night in an effort to avoid some potentially dicey weather. Wet weather has played a significant role on several occasions in the World Series. 2008: The Philadelphia Phillies led the series 3-1, but their bid for a championship was interrupted when Game 5 was suspended in the sixth inning , tied at 2.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:10:53 PDTThe last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days after the first Ford Model T car was completed. Lovable losers known for decades of defeat meet in this year's championship, a combined 174 seasons of futility facing off starting Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:04:00 PDTDave Shovein previews the Fall Classic, including matchup breakdowns, analysis, and predictions in Tuesday's Daily Dose.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:51:44 PDTCleveland sports fans, who endured more than 50 years of futility, will celebrate in style on Tuesday with an NBA title, a return to baseball's World Series and a truckload of ice cream. For some, the partying has already started ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers raising their NBA championship banner before the league season opener against the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Indians playing host to the Chicago Cubs across the street at in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven playoff final opener. "It's a special day for our fans, for Cleveland, for northeast Ohio to be able to enjoy," Cavaliers star LeBron James said.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:17:44 PDTNew Yankee Stadium is being renovated after less than a decade to include seven new social gathering spaces, reducing capacity by about 2,100 seats. The Yankees said Monday that a children's zone with an artificial surface and miniature baseball field will be created in the right-field upper deck and include playground equipment and a replica World Series trophy. Open-air spaces will be added to the left and right of the restaurant in center field, eliminating obstructed view bleacher seats.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:54:54 PDTA look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians:
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:27:49 PDTThe Chicago Cubs clinching their first World Series berth since 1945 is one of those rare moments, and so far we’ve seen those reactions stream in from far and wide. Perhaps one of those coolest images we’ve seen though is from a Chicago native with a little Cubs fandom in her blood. The photo was captured and shared by Clinton’s travelling press secretary Nick Merrill while on board their plane to the next campaign rally.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:48:39 PDTAt long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. Do-it-all Javier Baez, flashy Francisco Lindor, MVP caliber Kris Bryant and a bevy of young stars.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:34:51 PDTBy Nick Carey and Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jubilant fans of the Chicago Cubs erupted in celebration on Saturday when the franchise clinched a berth in this year's World Series, pumped up by the dizzying prospect that their team could win Major League Baseball's top prize for the first time since 1908. Chicago's North Side turned into a roving street party as thousands of people wearing "Cubbie" blue spilled out of Wrigley Field after witnessing the team vanquish the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0, giving the Cubs the National League championship for the first time in more than 70 years. Long known as "lovable losers," the Cubs now have their sights set on an even more elusive prize: winning the franchise's first World Series title in more than a century and ending the longest drought of its kind in professional sports.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:24:21 PDTClayton Kershaw's playoff renaissance is over, at least for this year. Kershaw's postseason resume took another hit in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, finishing off the reeling Dodgers. The Chicago Cubs battered the three-time Cy Young Award winner on their way to a 5-0 victory Saturday night, making it 28 years and counting since the Dodgers last won the World Series.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:17:19 PDTWith the Cleveland Indians four wins away from the franchise’s first World Series championship since 1948, the mood around the team and the city has been mostly celebratory. Unfortunately, that joy isn’t being shared by Eddie Robinson, the lone surviving member of the 1948 Indians team. Robinson is upset that he has not been contacted by the team at any point during its run to the 2016 World Series, according to the New York Daily News.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:35:51 PDTBy winning the AL Championship Series in five games, the Cleveland Indians not only captured a spot in the World Series, they also earned a break this team could sorely use. Injuries to starters Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer left Cleveland in a tough spot even as the Indians kept winning. Cleveland won Game 5 and the series behind a solid effort from Merritt, but the Indians would love for Bauer and perhaps even Salazar to be able to contribute at some point soon.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:24:13 PDTThe humble workhorse in a wipeout bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected AL Championship Series MVP after his latest spotless outing sent the Cleveland Indians to their first pennant since 1997. Miller tossed 2 2/3 innings in a 3-0 victory Wednesday over Toronto, capping a five-game series in which the lanky left-hander overpowered the dangerous Blue Jays. Miller gave up three hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings against Toronto and earned a four-out save in Game 3.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:36:23 PDTFor the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out. Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday. The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue Jays before exiting in the fifth inning.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:14:34 PDTThe Toronto Blue Jays survived their first elimination game of the postseason on Tuesday by defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has given the assignment to right-hander Marco Estrada, who took the loss in Game 1 despite pitching Toronto's only complete game of the season -- a 2-0 loss to Corey Kluber. The Indians will go with left-handed rookie Ryan Merritt, who will be making his postseason debut after spending most of the season at Triple-A Columbus.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:52:37 PDTFormer New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda announced he will retire at the end of the Japan Series. Kuroda, 41, went 10-8 this season with a 3.09 ERA to help the Hiroshima Carp to its seventh Central League title in Japanese professional baseball. Kuroda turned down a lucrative contract with the Yankees to return in 2015 to the Carp, where he spent his entire career before his first season in Major League Baseball in 2008 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:04:23 PDTBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Terry Francona rolled the dice looking to punch the Cleveland Indians' ticket to the World Series but instead watched the Toronto Blue Jays come off ropes with a 5-1 win on Tuesday to keep the American League Championship Series alive. Leading the best-of-seven series 3-0, Indians manager Francona sent out his ace Corey Kluber on three days rest for the first time in his career to finish off the Jays. "We're still alive, no doubt," said Toronto manager John Gibbons.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:18:33 PDTCurt Schilling believes his bloody sock shouldn't be compared to Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer's bloody finger. Bauer started Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday but threw just 21 pitches before getting removed as blood dripped from his hand. Bauer cut his finger last week repairing a drone that he flies as a hobby.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:27:55 PDTOn Monday night, the Cleveland Indians managed their third straight win in the American League Championship Series. They beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2, and they did it using their bullpen almost exclusively — starter Trevor Bauer left the game after getting just two outs when his stitched-up pinky began to gush blood like a geyser. It was an insane, unlikely win, and it means that it’s reality check time for the Blue Jays. Cleveland has the momentum, too, and on Tuesday they’re sending their ace, Corey Kluber, out to the mound.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:02:29 PDTBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - When blood began dripping from Cleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer's pinkie, manager Terry Francona went to his first-aid cabinet using six relievers to patch together a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to sit one win away from a trip to the World Series. After two tight losses in Cleveland, Blue Jays fans could be forgiven for believing fate was on their side when Bauer failed to make it out of the first inning with blood streaming from his little finger down his pant leg forming a puddle on the mound. A self-described "big nerd" with a fascination for drones, Bauer, who studied mechanical engineering at UCLA, forced Francona into making several band-aid moves when he got whacked on his pitching hand playing with one of his fleet of drones on Friday and required 10 stitches to close the gash.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:57:33 PDTBy Steve Keating TORONTO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - When blood began dripping from Cleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer's pinkie, manager Terry Francona went to his first-aid cabinet using six relievers to patch together a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to sit one win away from a trip to the World Series. After two tight losses in Cleveland, Blue Jays fans could be forgiven for believing fate was on their side when Bauer failed to make it out of the first inning with blood streaming from his little finger down his pant leg forming a puddle on the mound. A self-described "big nerd" with a fascination for drones, Bauer, who studied mechanical engineering at UCLA, forced Francona into making several band-aid moves when he got whacked on his pitching hand playing with one of his fleet of drones on Friday and required 10 stitches to close the gash.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:32:35 PDTWhen your bullpen is this good, you don’t need starting pitching. With Bauer done for the night, Terry Francona had no choice but to turn to his bullpen. Six different Cleveland relievers combined to allow just two runs over 8 1/3 innings.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:18:22 PDTFormer New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda Tuesday announced his retirement from professional baseball at the end of this season. After seven years in Major League Baseball, Kuroda took a whopping 80 percent pay cut last year to return to his home team in Japan. Kuroda, 41, said he decided to announce his retirement before the team play in the Japan Series against the Pacific League champions, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.