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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 his special assistant last season. Contract terms were not released. Ausmus will be introduced at Angel Stadium on Monday.

Scioscia had held the job since the 2000 season, winning the Angels' only World Series title and becoming the winningest manager in franchise history. He left the club earlier this month after 19 seasons and 1,650 victories.

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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 return to Series with Game 7 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather.

Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series.

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Cora says Betts could play 2B in Series

BOSTON (AP) With a championship at stake, AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.

Even if that means dusting off his infielder's mitt.

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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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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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Urias helps Dodgers after grandma dies

MILWAUKEE (AP) Julio Urias pitched with a heavy heart in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the World Series a night after his grandmother died.

Enrique Hernandez shared the news with teammates and asked the Dodgers to toast Urias before popping champagne following a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

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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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