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Kershaw can send Dodgers to World Series

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CHICAGO -- For the first time in almost three weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers will try to bounce back from a loss.

The stakes could not be much higher this time around. Los Angeles holds a decisive 3-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series and has the opportunity to close out the series in Game 5 on Thursday night at Wrigley Field.

A win would vault the Dodgers into the World Series for the first time since 1988. A loss would push the series back to Los Angeles and give the defending champion Cubs a renewed sense of hope.

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Gardenhire to become Tigers' new manager

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the discussions says the Detroit Tigers are in talks to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made. Gardenhire was the bench coach this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed the Minnesota Twins from 2002-14.

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Tribe's Brantley undergoes ankle surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) The damaged ligaments in Michael Brantley's right ankle have been stabilized. The All-Star left fielder's future with the Cleveland Indians remains unsteady.

Brantley had surgery to repair an ankle injury that bothered him much of this season, sidelined him for 50 games over the final two months and limited him during the playoffs.

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Astros turn to Verlander with WS on line

HOUSTON (AP) Justin Verlander agreed to that last-second trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched.

Eight is not enough. The Astros have to win Verlander's ninth game - or their season will end short of that goal.

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Tanaka bests Keuchel, Yankees go up 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound.

And when the New York Yankees sent Houston ace Dallas Keuchel to an early exit, their rollicking crowd let loose with a cathartic roar that must have boomed all over the Bronx.

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Homers doom Dodgers' Wood again

CHICAGO (AP) Alex Wood finally returned to the mound Wednesday night. A familiar problem followed him all the way to Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Wood surrendered three homers in his first start in three weeks, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost for the first time in this year's playoffs, falling 3-2 to Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs.

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La Russa leaving role with Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa is leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

La Russa served as chief baseball officer from 2015 to 2016 and became chief baseball analyst when the new regime of general manager Mike Hazen and manager Torey Lovullo arrived last spring.

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Twins to decline '18 option on P Perkins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have told reliever Glen Perkins they will decline their $6.5 million option on his contract for 2018 and pay him a $700,000 buyout.

The Twins announced the decision Wednesday, moving Perkins closer to retirement.

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Ethier 'honors the game,' then rewarded

CHICAGO (AP) Andre Ethier put his teammates on notice before the first pitch of the playoffs: win the World Series or watch one of the best seasons in Dodgers history go down as a bust.

Then he put his bat where his mouth was.

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