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'If Boston wins, Joe West is the MVP': Fans at center of controversial call tell all

When umpire Joe West called Astros DH Jose Altuve out in Game 4 of the ALCS, the fans closest to the near-home run were aghast. Here's how they say it went down.

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Fan interference denies Altuve of possible HR

A potential two-run home run by the Astros' Jose Altuve was ruled an out by umpires, who said a fan interfered with Mookie Betts' catch attempt.

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Thursday's playoff games

Astros turn to Justin Verlander with their season on the line

After a gut-wrenching loss full of miscues and missed opportunities, the defending champs hand the ball to their ace to try to extend their season.

Everything you need to know about Thursday's ALCS game

After an amazing Game 4, what does the ALCS have for an encore? David Price trying to pitch Boston to the World Series and Justin Verlander hoping to save Houston.

Six biggest moments in Red Sox's amazing Game 4 win

From Andrew Benintendi's game-saving catch to another big homer by Jackie Bradley Jr., there were plenty of heroes in Boston's Game 4 thriller.

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Benintendi's diving grab wins Game 4 for Red Sox


Betts' throw gets Kemp out at second

Tony Kemp hits a rope to right field and hustles to make it a double, but Mookie Betts fires a dart to second base to get Kemp out.


Hinch: We assumed Mookie was going to make a spectacular play

Astros manager AJ Hinch discusses the controversial call in the first inning and he says there's nothing he could have done cause that's the call they made.


Bradley goes deep again

Jackie Bradley Jr. clubs a 2-run homer to right field that puts the Red Sox up 6-5.


Benintendi talks catch to end Game 4

Andrew Benintendi breaks down the approach on his game-winning catch, saying he was committed to diving no matter what.


Bradley: This game 'brought out a lot of emotions'

Jackie Bradley Jr. discusses his stellar play in the ALCS, recording 9 RBIs and reacts to Boston's 8-6 win against Houston in Game 4.


Betts on wild Game 4: 'This is the reason why I play the game'

Mookie Betts gives his perspective on the fan interference play against Jose Altuve in Game 4 and the emotions late in the game.


Perez agrees with fan interference call

Eduardo Perez says he agrees with the fan interference call made against Astros fans who had their hands extended over the wall.


Hinch: I firmly believe in our team

Astros manager AJ Hinch discusses his team being down 3-1 and how he has full confidence in his team to come back in this series.


Reddick's diving catch ends bases-loaded jam

With the bases loaded and two out in the ninth, Josh Reddick makes a great play on Mookie Betts' hit to right field to end the inning.


Kershaw strikes out 9 en route to victory


Kershaw rides vintage curve to huge Game 5 win

With the Dodgers needing a big performance from their longtime ace, Clayton Kershaw delivered in a way he hadn't in quite some time.

Inside Chris Taylor's trip around the bases that ignited L.A.'s offense

While the Dodgers' power game continued to come up short, it was an unsung hero's hustle that finally swung the momentum and possibly this NLCS in Los Angeles' favor.

Kershaw makes Kratz look silly

Clayton Kershaw uses his nastiest stuff to get Erik Kratz whiffing at a curveball.


Counsell on pulling Miley: 'That was the plan all along'

Craig Counsell explains his move to pull starter Wade Miley after just five pitches, saying that it was all part of the game plan.


Puig extends lead with RBI single

Yasiel Puig rips a line drive into center field to score Manny Machado, giving the Dodgers a critical insurance run and making it 3-1.


Muncy's RBI single puts Dodgers ahead

Max Muncy slaps one through the hole to plate Justin Turner, giving the Dodgers a 2-1 lead over the Brewers.


Kershaw notes effective curveball after 9-K performance

Clayton Kershaw reflects on his impressive outing after the Dodgers' 5-2 victory and discusses the importance of going back to Milwaukee with a win.


Dodgers double lead with 2-run 7th

Justin Turner knocks in an RBI single and Brian Dozier adds to the lead with a sacrifice groundout to make it 5-1 Dodgers in the bottom of the 7th.


Miley pulled after one batter in Game 5 start

Brewers Game 5 starter Wade Miley gets pulled after walking the first batter Wednesday but is expected to start again in Game 6 on Friday.


Barnes ties it up with RBI single

Austin Barnes sends one back up the middle to bring in Chris Taylor and knot the score at 1-1.


Cain opens scoring with RBI double

Lorenzo Cain drives one to the center-field wall and brings in Orlando Arcia, giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead over the Dodgers.


More from the ALCS

We dare you not to walk Alex Bregman

Is the Astros third baseman so scary in October he's getting the Barry Bonds treatment from opposing teams? Or is he just that patient at the plate?

Role players help power Astros' emergence as powerhouse

George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman get the attention, but the role players behind them take Houston's attack to the next level.

Dodgers Take Game 4


Cody Bellinger puts playoff slump to bed with late-night heroics

Five hours and 15 minutes after Game 4 of the NLCS started, the Dodgers outfielder finally delivered the deciding blow as L.A. knotted things up with Milwaukee.

Machado's history of questionable slides


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Breaking down bullpenning

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  • A brief history of bullpenning

    The weird thing the A's did Wednesday with wild-card game "opener" Liam Hendriks -- and what the Brewers plan to do Thursday -- actually isn't all that weird.