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November

10
Dusty Baker to return as champion Astros’ manager in 2023

For years, as Dusty Baker chased his first World Series title as a manager, the former big league outfielder would always say if he won one he’d like to win two. Baker will get an opportunity to do just that after he signed a one-year contract with the Houston Astros for the 2023 season. “How many times in your life do you say something and then have the opportunity to fulfill it?” Baker said Wednesday. “I wasn’t just talking. I meant what I said. I love keeping my word. So, hey man we’ve got a chance to win back-to-back and this is […]

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November

07
Astros’ Jeremy Pena caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

Over the course of one amazing rookie season, Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena has moved beyond his spring training status as Carlos Correa’s successor. At this point, it might be more accurate to say that Correa, Houston’s longtime All-Star shortstop who departed via free agency this spring, is Pena’s predecessor. Pena capped his amazing debut campaign Saturday by being named MVP of the World Series after the Astros clinched the title with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. “It has a lot to do with my family, my upbringing,” Pena said. “Shoutout to my teammates as well. They took me in since day one. They […]

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October

31
Phillies set to host Houston with World Series tied at 1-all

Fresh from singing another rollicking chorus of “Fly, Eagles fly,” fans streamed out of Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday and quickly turned their attention from the NFL’s only unbeaten club to another Philly team, another sport and another building just a few hundred yards away. “Let’s go, Phillies!” some chanted in the concourse. “Let’s go, Harper!” other hollered as they headed to the exits. Think that was loud? Just wait till the World Series returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 2009. On Halloween night, too, with the Phillie Phanatic sure to be in rare form. Already frenzied during […]

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October

25
Astros sweep Yankees to reach 4th World Series in 6 years

The Houston Astros made going to the World Series look easy. This is October, after all, the time of year when it’s easy to pencil in the Astros for making a deep postseason run — and 2022 marked their sixth consecutive trip to the American League Championship Series. And somehow, this year’s Astros team made things look even easier, steamrolling through the regular season to the tune of an American League-best 106 wins and sweeping all three games versus the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS and all four games against the New York Yankees in the ALCS. The Astros won Game 4 of the ALCS 6-5 on Sunday […]

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October

21
Padres’ bats come alive in Game 2 comeback win to even NLCS

Juan Soto and Josh Hader absorbed most of the attention, but Brandon Drury and Josh Bell were in-season assets of similar importance to the San Diego Padres — a belief further emphasized by Fernando Tatis Jr.’s ensuing suspension. Drury and Bell represented key power bats in the middle of the lineup, a key source of protection for Soto and Manny Machado. And on Wednesday, with the Padres in desperate need of a victory, their bats finally came alive. Drury and Bell, struggling all postseason and for most of their Padres tenure, combined for five hits and drove in five runs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, keying an 8-5 […]

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October

10
Phillies upset Cardinals to reach first NLDS since 2011

Bryce Harper arrived at Busch Stadium early Saturday afternoon with a message for all of his Philadelphia Phillies teammates. He wanted them to know that this — the St. Louis Cardinals’ magical campaign, the historic careers of Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina and, more specifically, the first-round wild-card series — would end later that night. The Phillies, he told them, would not allow for a decisive Game 3. “We’re not losing,” he continued to say as he went around the clubhouse. Then he delivered. Harper homered off a first-pitch Miles Mikolas curveball to lead off the second inning, silencing a sold-out crowd and providing all the run support a dominant Aaron […]

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October

07
Cardinals to start Jose Quintana, Miles Mikolas vs. Phillies

The Cardinals will start left-hander Jose Quintana in Game 1 of their National League wild-card series versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, manager Oliver Marmol announced Thursday. Miles Mikolas will start Game 2 of the best-of-three series for St. Louis, and Marmol is unclear about who would start a potential winner-take-all Game 3. His other three starters — Jack Flaherty, Jordan Montgomery and Adam Wainwright — will all crack the postseason roster and will all be available out of the bullpen. “We can use them however we please,” Marmol stated prior to Thursday’s workout at Busch Stadium. “And we will.” The Phillies will start Zack Wheeler in Game 1, Aaron Nola in Game 2 and Ranger Suarez if […]

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September

29
Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash lauds Ben Simmons’ versatility as ‘incredible playmaker’

Coach Steve Nash says he doesn’t care if Ben Simmons “ever shoots a jump shot” for the Brooklyn Nets because of the versatility and unique skill set that he brings to the team. “Very unique,” Nash said of Simmons after the second full practice of training camp on Wednesday. “That’s what makes Ben great. That’s why I don’t care if he ever shoots a jump shot for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s welcome to, but that is not what makes him special and not what we need. He’s a great complement to our team, and he’s an incredible basketball player because of his versatility.” Simmons, […]

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September

26
Orlando Magic’s Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with fractured toe, won’t need surgery

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured left big toe, the team revealed Sunday. The Magic stated Fultz has been placed in a walking boot but will not need surgery. The team did not disclose a timeline for Fultz’s return, but the Orlando Sentinel reported that the former No. 1 overall draft selection likely will miss training camp. Fultz, 24, suffered the injury during a preseason workout, according to the team, which said his “return to play will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation and treatment.” He is the second key backcourt player to suffer an offseason injury for […]

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August

25
Realmuto homers as Phillies top lowly Reds 7-5

J.T. Realmuto homered, Rhys Hoskins drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Wednesday night. Jean Segura added three hits for the Phillies, who will go for the four-game series sweep on Thursday night. Cristopher Sánchez (2-1) struck out seven in six innings, and David Robertson got three outs for his 18th save. “It wasn’t a lot of homers tonight or big hits, it was keeping the line moving,” said Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm, who had an RBI single. “Nobody was trying to do too much or be a hero.” Philadelphia is in second place in the NL wild-card standings, and it looks as if help […]

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