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Rays win ALCS

Rays say goodnight to the 'bad guys' to claim AL pennant, advance to World Series

Remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena homered again, 36-year-old Charlie Morton was brilliant against his former team and the Tampa Bay Rays reached the World Series for the second time, silencing the Houston Astros 4-2 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.
Series tied 3-3

Astros force Game 7 in ALCS against Rays after reversing 3-0 series deficit

George Springer and Jose Altuve keyed a four-run rally in the fifth inning, Framber Valdez pitched six brilliant innings and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the third straight game, 7-4 Friday to force a deciding Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.
Rays lead 3-2

Correa's walk-off home run launches Astros past Rays to extend ALCS

Carlos Correa homered with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Thursday behind sensational pitching from five rookies to remain alive in the AL Championship Series.
Rays lead 3-1

Greinke shines as Astros keep faint World Series hopes alive with win over Rays

George Springer broke a tie with a two-run homer, Jose Altuve homered and hit an RBI double, and Zack Greinke escaped a bases-loaded jam for the Houston Astros, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the AL Championship Series.
Rays lead ALCS 2-0

Manuel Margot's homer, spectacular catch highlight Rays' win over Astros in Game 2

Manuel Margot hit a three-run home run one batter after a crucial Houston error and made a spectacular catch in right field in his former home ballpark, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Astros 4-2 Monday to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Rays lead ALCS 1-0

Rays cool Astros' big bats to take ALCS opener

Randy Arozarena homered again at Petco Park and Mike Zunino drove in the go-ahead run for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Sunday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.
Rays win 3-2

Rays take out Yankees thanks to Brosseau's late-inning revenge home run

Mike Brosseau homered off Aroldis Chapman with one out in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night to reach the AL Championship Series for the first time in 12 seasons.

Padres dismiss manager Andy Green during season-ending skid

Andy Green was fired as manager of the San Diego Padres on Saturday morning, about 12 hours after one of their worst losses this season seemed to sum up their second-half collapse.

MLB war of words over Machada as league chides umpires for 'inappropriate' tweet about suspension

Major League Baseball said it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado.

Manny Machado, Padres strike $300M US deal

All-star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a 10-year, $300-million US contract with the rebuilding San Diego Padres.

Canada's Matt Stairs axed by Padres after 1 season as hitting coach

The San Diego Padres have fired hitting coach and Saint John native Matt Stairs after one year on the job as the team continued to rank at the bottom of the majors in key offensive stats.

'Televise it': players rave about new NBA all-star draft format

There's a definite appetite for the NBA to televise the captains' draft rather than conduct it clandestinely like it was this year.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday, while Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker won the 3-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round.

If Jason Day wins a playoff and no one is there to see it, did it happen?

Jason Day calmly sank an 18-inch birdie putt at 8:17 a.m. PST Monday in front of empty grandstands on No. 18 at Torrey Pines for his first PGA Tour win in 20 months.

Tiger Woods 'pleased' with 3-under in return to tour at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods was never in contention in his return to the PGA Tour. Yet he was "very pleased" with only his second PGA Tour event since he tied for 10th in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.

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