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Ausmus named manager of Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia.

General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler's special assistant last season after four years as the Detroit Tigers' manager.

Ausmus got a three-year contract with the Angels. He will be introduced at Angel Stadium on Monday.

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Reds name Cincinnati native Bell manager

CINCINNATI (AP) David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central.

The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-year-old Cincinnati native is to be introduced at a news conference Monday.

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Dodgers, BoSox are unfamiliar opponents

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.

Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.

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Roberts back in Boston for World Series

BOSTON (AP) In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of "The Steal," Dave Roberts' stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended Boston's 86-year title drought.

"We used to have a big panorama of it," the clerk, Nick Fosman, said, "but we sold out of them a while ago."

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Kershaw gets in workout at chilly Fenway

BOSTON (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early look at Fenway Park, working out in shorts in the bullpen ahead of Tuesday night's World Series opener.

The Dodgers arrived in Boston on Sunday, a day after winning the NL pennant. Kershaw pitched the ninth inning for the save in a 5-1 Game 7 victory at Milwaukee.

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Dodgers' Bellinger wins NLCS MVP

MILWAUKEE (AP) Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series.

All it took was a couple of big swings.

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Taylor does it all for Dodgers in NLCS

MILWAUKEE (AP) Chris Taylor is sparking Los Angeles with his bat and his glove, just like old times.

Only this October, the do-it-all Dodger is looking to finish the job.

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Youthful Brewers look to bright future

MILWAUKEE (AP) Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think they're just getting started.

Sure looks that way, too.

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Astros' Altuve has surgery on right knee

HOUSTON (AP) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had surgery on his right knee, one day after Houston was eliminated by Boston in the AL Championship Series.

Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017, when he hit a major league-leading .346 with 24 homers and 81 RBIs as the Astros won their first World Series title.

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