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Hinch: Springer made ‘honest mistake’ on double

HOUSTON -- George Springer set a World Series record in Game 1 with a home run in his fifth consecutive World Series game, but in the wake of the Houston Astros' 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, Springer's failure...

MLB looking into longtime umpire Drake’s tweet

Longtime major league umpire Rob Drake tweeted that he planned to buy an assault rifle "because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020", according to a copy of the tweet obtained by...

World Series TV audience plummets for Game 1

The World Series opener between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros narrowly averted setting a record low.Washington's 5-4 victory Tuesday night averaged 12,194,000 television viewers, according to national numbers from Nielsen. That edges the 12,191,000 who tuned in for...

Trout, Yelich honored with Hank Aaron Award

HOUSTON -- After swatting a combined 89 home runs this season, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers have been named the recipients of this year's Hank Aaron Award, MLB announced Wednesday.Trout,...

For Cubs, David Ross a bridge between past and future

Rich Graessle/Icon SportswireCHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' hiring of David Ross to be their next manager comes down to one thing: Trust.As the team looks to begin anew after missing the playoffs for the first time in five years,...

Coonelly out as Pirates, president part ways

The Pittsburgh Pirates have parted ways with longtime team president Frank Coonelly, who said that "change was necessary" after the team's second-half swoon this season.The Pirates announced the decision Wednesday, saying that Coonelly's replacement will be introduced next Monday."Frank...

Sources: Cubs hiring David Ross as manager

The Chicago Cubs are hiring David Ross as their next manager, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.Sources said the Cubs will announce Ross' hire on Thursday.Ross returns to the team where he hit a home run in Game 7 of...

How will Astros react after seeing Gerrit Cole lose?

HOUSTON -- Do you remember May 22? It was only five months ago. The NBA was in its conference finals. The NHL had just moved to the Stanley Cup Final. The Twitterverse was up in arms about the "Game...

World Series Daily: Verlander or Stras and the best (and worst) of Minute Maid...

The Washington Nationals stunned Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros, kicking off the World Series with a dramatic win in Game 1. If this is any indication of things to come, we should be in for a whale of...

Inside the Soto-Cole showdowns that changed the World Series

HOUSTON -- This being Texas, it was only fitting that Game 1 of the World Series boiled down to a duel. On the pitcher's mound stood Gerrit Cole, who isn't a Texan but sure could pass for one: tall,...