BOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.

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(Reuters) – List of winners in Major League Baseball’s World Series: 2013 – Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2 2012 – San Francisco Giants 4, Detroit Tigers 0 2011 – St. Louis Cardinals 4, Texas Rangers 3 2010 – San Francisco Giants 4, Texas Rangers 1 2009 – New York Yankees 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2 2008 – Philadelphia Phillies 4, Tampa Bay Rays 1 2007 – Boston Red Sox 4, Colorado Rockies 0 2006 – St. Louis Cardinals 4, Detroit Tigers 1 2005 – Chicago White Sox 4, Houston Astros 0 2004 – Boston Red Sox 4, St. …

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays expect to keep rolling without Andrew Friedman.

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Those hungry for an appetizer ahead of Saturday’s LCS doubleheader should look no further. From Whistle Sports comes this video focusing on all 37 home runs hit by Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton during the 2014 season, and as a cool aside it keeps a running count of his total home run distance. Stanton’s total home run distance is 15,366 feet, which equals 2.91 miles. Chances are the distance would have gone well beyond three miles had he not missed Miami’s final 17 games after being hit in the face by a Mike Fiers’ fastball. In fact, had he connected for a 474-footer on his 38th homer, it would have put him right at three miles.  As we saw in the video, he’s quite capable of doing just that.  Here’s a rundown of his longest homers by distance.  1. 484 feet — April 5, in Miami, against San Diego Padres left-hander Eric Stults  2. 470 feet — Aug. 11, in Miami, against St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller  3. 469 feet —April 12, in Philadelphia, against Phillies right-hander Jonathan Pettibone  4. 466 feet — July 18, in Miami, against San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner  5. 463 feet — May 23, in Miami, against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada  So Stanton got the best of a couple pitchers who will have a big say in how the NLCS plays out.  Stanton added two more home runs that  traveled over 450 feet. His average distance was 415 feet.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about going back and looking at Stanton’s home runs is remembering how impressive his second shortest homer was. On June 16, he hit a 366-foot opposite field clothesline off then Chicago Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel that never got above 48-feet off the ground .   That one defied the laws of physics, while reminding us that Stanton is simply a rare breed of power hitter.  BLS H/N: Eye on Baseball More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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ST. LOUIS — Since the 2010 season when the Philadelphia Phillies missed making the World Series for what would have been a third straight year, the National League champion has been either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants. It’s the second time since 2012 the teams have met for the Warren Giles Trophy, and the Giants won in seven games two years ago. They’re acquainted. Representatives from both teams call what happened two years ago ancient history, though Cards skipper Mike Matheny remembers vividly the first playoff series he ever lost as a manager. “We have lots of respect for each other,” Matheny said. They play similar styles, too. Offensively, the Giants outscored the Cardinals 665-619 overall, but there was just a 10 point difference between collective on-base plus slugging — .699 to .689 in favor of the Giants. Most of the difference came in power, notably because of home runs, where the Giants placed last in the NL. Stolen bases were about even — with both teams at the bottom of the NL. Only the Orioles ran less overall. The team ERAs were 3.50, and both struck out nearly the same amount of batters. San Francisco pitchers walked a combined 89 fewer batters. It sounds like another seven-game series.  SCHEDULE

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chant started the second Russell Martin stepped into the batter’s box in the top of the ninth on Wednesday night. The National League wild-card game all but officially lost to the San Francisco Giants, whatever remained of the record crowd at PNC Park remained offered the glue of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ surprising run to a postseason berth a token of their appreciation while simultaneously pleading for a return engagement next spring.

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Baseball history was made on Saturday afternoon in Oakland. Unfortunately for the A’s, they were on the wrong side of it, and on the wrong side of the scoreboard yet again , losing to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. and most notably losing to starting pitcher Jerome Williams for the third time this season.  Losing three times to the same pitcher in a season is difficult, but it’s far from a first. In fact, it happens commonly these days now that the scheduled is unbalanced and division foes meet up 18-19 times a season. However, on Saturday, Williams became the first pitcher in MLB history to beat an opponent three times in a season, each with a different team .  Before Saturday, Williams had already defeated the A’s on April 26 in a relief outing with the Astros and again on July 25 as a starter with the Rangers. On Saturday, he started again, tossing seven scoreless innings while holding Oakland’s struggling offense to just four hits en route to his historic third win. It’s a remarkable and perhaps even troubling individual achievement. Obviously, it’s no pitcher’s goal to pitch for three different teams in the same season. Then again, it’s not easy finding work in the major leagues, so the 32-year-old right-hander has done well to make 36 appearances (10 starts). Saturday’s victory was Williams’ sixth of the season against seven losses. His first two wins were actually the first two-thirds of his trifecta against Oakland. In August, he won three consecutive starts for the Phillies, including back-to-back one-run gems against Seattle and St. Louis.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

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