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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander watches from the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2017 - 6:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to that last-minute trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched. Eight is not enough. The Astros have to win Verlander's ninth game — or their season will end short of that goal. "Obviously...
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President Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 19, 2017 - 6:06 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TOURISTS NOW QUESTIONING INVISIBLE ATTACKS IN CUBA Chris Allen, visiting Havana from South Carolina, tells the AP exclusively he had similar neurological symptoms as a U.S. government worker...
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Fans celebrates after Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 19, 2017 - 2:43 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ ANOTHER DAY The Cubs finally broke through for a win against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series, but now they have to contend with ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Kershaw limited Chicago to two runs over five innings in Game 1, a 5...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17), Jon Jay (30), Anthony Rizzo (44), Ian Happ (8) and Jason Heyward (22) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 19, 2017 - 1:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 18, 2017 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound. And when the New York Yankees sent Houston ace Dallas Keuchel to an early exit, their rollicking crowd let loose with a cathartic roar that must have boomed all over the Bronx. "New York is no joke," Keuchel said...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (21) throws during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 18, 2017 - 1:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Andre Ethier also went deep and Taylor added an RBI triple in the...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 17, 2017 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a soaring shot headed for Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on track for another memorable October. Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable New York Yankees over the Houston...
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Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, center, accompanied by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Joanne Grace Crampton, left, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to announce the indictments of two Chinese fentanyl trackers in the fight against opiate substances from entering the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 17, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were then peddled in the United States, killing at least four people and seriously injuring five others, Justice Department officials announced Tuesday...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 17, 2017 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks talks at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs will play Game 3 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 16, 2017 - 10:32 pm
A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday: ___ PROFESSOR VS YU Kyle Hendricks is set to pitch for the Cubs, who are trying to overcome a 2-0 deficit against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series. Hendricks finished the regular season with a 2.19 ERA over his final 13 starts and...
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