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Giancarlo Stanton set to move from Miami Marlins to New York Yankees

Slugger on brink of joining up with Aaron Judge at Yankee Stadium.Derek Jeter’s Marlins likely to land Starlin Castro as part of the deal. After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yank…

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LA Angels win sweepstakes to sign ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ Shohei Ohtani

LA Angels fend off a host of MLB rivals to land prized two-way superstar.‘He felt a strong connection with the Angels,’ says 23-year-old’s agent.The Los Angeles Angels have landed the most coveted free agent in baseball, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtan…

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New York Yankees choose Aaron Boone as next manager, source says

Boone, 44, hit one of the most famous home runs in Yankees’ historyEx-third baseman has not managed at any level since retiring as a playerThe Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with Ne…

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Washington’s Max Scherzer, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Scherzer wins third Cy Young Award and second in National LeagueKluber takes American League honor with 28 of 30 first-place votesMax Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight ye…

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Boston radio host mocks ‘moron’ Roy Halladay after death in plane crash at 40

Michael Felger makes jokes about death of former Blue Jays pitcherRadio host also makes light of death of Dale Earnhardt SrThe death of eight-time All Star Roy Halladay in a plane crash at the age of just 40 on Tuesday caused an outpouring of grief. Ma…

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Roy Halladay, eight-time All-Star pitcher, killed in plane crash off Florida coast

Two-time Cy Young winner was piloting small aircraft when he diedForty-year-old played for Blue Jays and Phillies during 15-year careerEight-time All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday after a small aircraft he was flying crashed into the Gul…

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Why the Astros’ World Series may end the era of super-rich baseball players

Houston built their championship team on talented youngsters and undervalued castoffs. Other teams are now asking if it’s worth investing in superstarsEven before the last out was made, Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend and the Houston Astros po…

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Houston Astros win World Series after beating LA Dodgers in Game 7 – video report

The Houston Astros have won the World Series for the first time in franchise history after beating the LA Dodgers in Game 7 on Wednesday. Houston took a five-run lead in the first two innings and held off LA to seal a 5-1 win. ‘I’m so happy to bring a …

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‘We used to have a lot of fans’: baseball in a slump amid Venezuela crisis

Venezuela is Latin America’s baseball powerhouse. Even Chávez used to play. But the economic meltdown is squeezing the country’s national sportJuan Gutiérrez can tell something is wrong with baseball in Venezuela every time his team, the Caracas Lions,…

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Astros’ Carlos Correa wins World Series, proposes to girlfriend … gets a ‘yes’

Short stop caps Houston’s first title by popping the questionGame report: Astros stroll to victory after thrilling World SeriesAbout 17 seconds after Carlos Correa had won a first title for a city ravaged by floods, the 23-year-old – exemplifying the s…

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Astros win their first World Series after Game 7 victory over LA Dodgers

Houston win title in LA after hitting opponents early and hardAs it happened: David Lengel’s inning-by-inning reportThe Houston Astros won their first World Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Wednesday night’s seventh game at Dodger Sta…

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World Series 2017 Game 7: Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Championship heads to winner-takes-all decider at Dodger StadiumRemembering the greatest Game 7s in World Series historyEmail david.lengel.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @LengelDavid 9.59pm GMT David will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s To…

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World Series of ‘juiced balls’ and young heroes sets up epic Game 7 decider

Wednesday’s Game 7 between the Astros and Dodgers has the potential to exceed even 2016’s beguiling combination of rich storylines and see-saw scoringGame 7 (* if necessary).Of course it’s necessary. The greatest sporting events do not come with caveat…

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The greatest World Series Game 7s of all time

This year’s World Series will be decided on Wednesday night, in a winner-takes-all decided between the Astros and Dodgers. Will it top these thrillers? Continue reading…

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Bring on Game 7: Dodgers take thrilling World Series to decider after win over Astros

Joc Pederson’s home run seals 3-1 victory for Los Angeles World Series goes to Game 7 for second year runningAs it happened: Hunter Felt’s inning-by-inning reportThe Los Angeles Dodgers forced a decisive seventh game in the 2017 World Series by rallyin…

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World Series 2017 Game 6: Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Astros travel to Dodger Stadium one win from first championship Email hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @HunterFelt 12.50am GMT Astros 0-0 Dodgers, Bottom 2ndYasiel Puig is up next. He takes a strike, then takes two balls, and then laces a…

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World Series fast turning into classic as Astros beat Dodgers in thrilling slugfest

Los Angeles blow big leads twice as they lose 13-12 in HoustonAstros are one game from first World Series title after taking 3-2 series leadAs it happened: Read Hunter Felt’s inning-by-inning report of an epicIf the wild, extra-innings slugfest in the …

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World Series 2017 Game 5: Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros – live!

Astros looking to secure advantage in final home game of seriesEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or email @HunterFelt 12.04am GMT I suppose I should give my predictions for today and, since this might be my last opportunity, for the rest of t…

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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested in Arizona

Baseball player allegedly pointed a gun at a woman delivering food26-year-old was only MLB player to kneel in national anthem protestThe Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested in Arizona on Saturday night, after a food delivery person all…

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Astros’ late meltdown helps Dodgers tie World Series in Game 4

Series even at 2-2 heading into Sunday’s Game 5 after Dodgers’ 6-2 victoryAs it happened: Read Hunter Felt’s inning-by-inning reportAstros’ Gurriel gets five-game ban – next season – for racist gestureAfter brilliant performances from both starting pit…