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World Series: Kershaw, Bellinger guide Dodgers to Game 1 win over Rays

World Series: Kershaw, Bellinger guide Dodgers to Game 1 win over Rays

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Cody Bellinger got the offense going and Clayton Kershaw dazzled across six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers cruised to an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Bellinger blasted a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier answered with a solo shot to right field in the fifth to make it a one-run game, but that would be the closest the Rays would get the rest of the night. Advertisement The Dodgers, playing in the World Series for the third time in four years but seeking their first title since 1988, exploded for four runs in the bottom of the fifth and added two more in the sixth -- courtesy of Mookie Betts' solo ho...
ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros earned a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for their third consecutive victory, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series. The Astros are now one win away from their third World Series in four seasons, and the club can join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series. The Red Sox stunned the New York Yankees to win the ALCS before going on to win their first World Series in 86 seasons that year. Advertisement Otherwise, MLB teams leading 3-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series are 37-1. Houston also is attempting to become the first team to win a pennant with a losing record in the regular season. The Astros -- who have been criticized for their sign-stealing scheme used in 2017 --...
ALCS: Astros’ Carlos Correa forces Game 6 with walk-off homer vs. Rays

ALCS: Astros’ Carlos Correa forces Game 6 with walk-off homer vs. Rays

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Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Carlos Correa kept the Astros' season alive with a walk-off home run off Rays reliever Nick Anderson, giving Houston a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay in Thursday's Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. It was Correa's second career walk-off homer in the postseason, making him the third player in MLB history to accomplish that feat. With his game-winning blast, the Astros avoided elimination and trimmed the Rays' daunting three-game series lead to 3-2. Advertisement Game 6 of the ALCS is set for Friday. Houston is just the fourth team to force a Game 6 after dropping the first three games of the series. The 2004 Boston Red Sox are the only team in major league history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series. The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Geo...
Study links lightning with gamma rays inside clouds

Study links lightning with gamma rays inside clouds

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June 25 (UPI) -- Weak gamma-ray glows appear to precede lightning strikes and accompanying gamma-ray flashes under certain conditions. Over the last several years, researchers at the University of Tokyo worked with schools and businesses in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, in central Japan, to install a network of radiation monitors for studying lightning. "Forever, people have seen lightning and heard thunder. These were the ways we could experience this power of nature," University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada said in a news release. "With the discovery of electromagnetism, scientists learned to see lightning with radio receivers. But now we can observe lightning in gamma rays -- ionizing radiation. It's like having four eyes to study the phenomena." Scientists used observations ...
Blue Jays start series with Rays after sweeping Orioles

Blue Jays start series with Rays after sweeping Orioles

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays are now within a half game of each other in the American League East standings, though they've come from wildly different directions. The Rays (29-35) have lost nine of 10 games, including three of four in a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays (30-35) come into Tropicana Field with the momentum of a four-game sweep against the last-place Baltimore Orioles, who are a full 10 games back of both teams. The schedule is oddly stacked, such that the two division rivals have only played three times in the opening third of the season. They'll meet 12 times in August and September to make up for it, so this series can set the tone as both teams fight to get back to .500. The Rays lead the majors with 17 one-run losses, including ...