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Pederson replaces Taylor leading off for Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Joc Pederson is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. He replaces Chris Taylor, who is out of the lineup.Yasmani …

Rookie Buehler looks to eat some innings for Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games.He has yet to find someone who can stick around.Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted 4 …

LEADING OFF: Red Sox seek to clean things up vs Astros

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:TRY AGAINThe Red Sox send David Price to the mound for Game 2 of their AL Championship Series against Houston hoping for a bounce-back performance …

Brewers' bullpen showing cracks against Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn't expecting a call to …

Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason.Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again.Shut down …

Injured Brewers pitcher Suter told to stay out of dugout

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Injured Brewers pitcher Brent Suter says he's no longer allowed in the dugout during the NL Championship Series. He was with his teammates for Game 1 against the Los Angeles …

C Grandal out of Dodgers lineup after rough NLCS Game 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Grandal committed …

LEADING OFF: Verlander-Sale in ALCS, Brews try for 2-0 lead

A look at what's happening around the majors today:ACES ABOUNDJustin Verlander and the World Series champion Houston Astros face Red Sox lefty Chris Sale in a marquee matchup to start the AL …

Reliever Woodruff's homer stuns Kershaw, Brewers take Game 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain.It's not often that reliever hits a home run.Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In …

Kershaw struggles, Dodgers fall to Brews 6-5 in NLCS opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pounded his glove over and over, yelling "Let's go!" as he walked off the mound.Pretty soon, he was gone.Kershaw was hit hard in the shortest start of his …

Brewers relief pitcher Woodruff homers off Kershaw in NLCS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff has connected against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, becoming the third reliever in major league history to homer in a postseason …

Just a bit outside! Uecker throws out NLCS 1st pitch

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The pitch from Bob Uecker was, predictably, just a bit outside.The Milwaukee Brewers announcer is always good for a laugh, even before the first game of the NL Championship …

Cedeno joins Brewers bullpen for NLCS; Dodgers add Urias

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers put Xavier Cedeno on their roster for the NL Championship Series against Los Angeles, adding another left-hander to their deep bullpen for the matchup …

Dodgers' Freese hitting 3rd in NLCS vs. familiar Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Freese is hitting third for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, returning to a city where he enjoyed …

JD Martinez holds no grudge against Astros, who released him

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Houston Astros — not get back at them — for releasing him when he was struggling to make himself into a star.The Red Sox slugger …

Free Miller Lite Friday in Milwaukee with 'beer series' win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the Milwaukee Brewers prepare for Game One of the National League Championship Series, fans are cashing in on the team's victory in what some are calling the 'beer …

LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Gio and the bullpen as NLCS begins

A look at what's happening around the majors today:STARTING OFFClayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez and — …

In Milwaukee, Yelich's success stirs Serbian pride

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Brewers slugger Christian Yelich takes the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he'll have one group of Milwaukee fans rooting especially loud for his success: …

What a relief: Dodgers next up for Brewers' lights-out 'pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Build an early lead, get five good innings out of the starter and bring in the bullpen.The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to win 11 straight games going into the NL …

Brewers going with lefty Gio Gonzalez in Game 1 of NLCS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez will start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.Brewers manager Craig Counsell …