Cole fans 12 as Astros down Cubs 6-5

HOUSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks ago Jack Mayfield flew to Boston because the Houston Astros told him he was going to make his long-awaited major league debut after seven seasons in the minors. When he arrived, they didn’t need him after all after an injury to Aledmys Diaz wasn’t so bad. So and […]

Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner savored every last stride as he followed in Kirk Gibson’s famous footsteps at Dodger Stadium. The kid from Southern California knew all about the history attached to this home run trot. On the 29th anniversary of Gibson’s celebrated pinch-hit homer that shocked Oakland in the 1988 World Series opener, […]

Cubs come back on Scherzer, top Nationals 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5. That wild, bat-around fifth inning Thursday night for Chicago […]