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The Los Angeles Dodgers won the pennant for the first time since 1988 on Thursday night, avenging last season’s postseason defeat at the hands of the Chicago Cubs by beating the defending champs in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The baseball world and beyond acknowledged the accomplishment on social media following the
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DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers were certainly familiar with Ron Gardenhire’s managerial resume. Some of his most significant accomplishments came at their expense. “It’s going to be nice to have him on our side of the dugout,” said Al Avila, Detroit’s general manager. The Tigers hired Gardenhire as their manager, bringing the longtime Minnesota Twins
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NEW YORK — Of the opposing athletes who have inspired New Yorkers to feel an overwhelming sense of postseason doom, Michael Jordan remains the modern-day standard. Dallas Keuchel was never Michael Jordan, but this much was clear: When Keuchel threw the baseball, the New York Yankees often took swings that were reminiscent of Jordan’s minor
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