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Houston Astros defeat Phillies for second World Series title

HOUSTON  —  No sooner had the players finished dancing than the fans started singing. The game still had three innings to go, and in fact this was the middle of an inning, but no matter. The dynasty would not wait. The chant from the stands grew louder with each repetition, and more insistent: WE WANT …

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The secret behind the Philadelphia Phillies’ World Series run

PHILADELPHIA —  The Philadelphia Phillies are not the same team from a month ago. The personnel didn’t change; the players, coaching staff, and front office are identical. But they’re somehow a different club anyway. How exactly did that happen? They’ve morphed from a team that fired its manager in June and finished the regular season 87-75 …

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Justin Verlander gets World Series win as Astros lead Phillies

PHILADELPHIA  —  Justin Verlander overcame an early jolt to grit out the World Series win that long eluded him, rookie Jeremy Pena hit a go-ahead home run and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Thursday night to head home with a 3-2 lead. Buoyed by late defensive gems from Trey Mancini and Chas …

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Astros throw no-hitter against Phillies in Game 4 of World Series

PHILADELPHIA  —  Cristian Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on just the second no-hitter in World Series history, silencing a booming lineup and boisterous ballpark as the Astros blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 Wednesday night to even the matchup at two games each. The only previous no-hitter in the World Series was a perfect game by …

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Phillies tie World Series mark in win over Astros

PHILADELPHIA —  Bryce Harper hammered his sixth postseason home run, whispered an assist to Alec Bohm before his solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies tied a World Series record with five homers to rout the Houston Astros 7-0 Tuesday night and take a 2-1 Series lead. Brandon Marsh also homered, and Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins …

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Angels might want to follow path of Dave Dombrowski’s Phillies

PHILADELPHIA —  No one had built World Series teams for three different franchises until Dave Dombrowski did it. Now, on behalf of the Philadelphia Phillies, he has done it for four. The head of baseball operations usually changes because the baseball is not good. The baseball might not be good because the team lacks elite talent. …

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Will Mike Trout ever play for hometown favorite Phillies?

PHILADELPHIA —  It was the Nightmare on Katella Avenue, and not just for one night. For the better part of a decade, the Angels and their fans sweated and dreaded the fear that Mike Trout would take his talents to South Philly. Trout would go home and win big, and the Angels would be stranded in …

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Astros burst ahead, beat Phillies to tie World Series at one-all

HOUSTON —  Framber Valdez made a five-run lead stand up after Houston’s lightning first-inning burst, Alex Bregman homered, and the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night to tie the World Series at one game apiece. Just like in Game 1, the Astros rushed to a 5-0 lead. Unlike ace Justin Verlander in the …

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