Morton hopes to pitch Astros to sweep of Angels

HOUSTON — For most of the season, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has worked the line between managing the workload of his starters while letting his veteran pitchers do what they’ve always done, which is take pride in their ability to make their turn in the rotation on schedule.

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Red Sox, Indians to decide season series

CLEVELAND — The AL Central champion Cleveland Indians will host the AL East champion Boston Red Sox on Sunday night in the finale of a three-game series.

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Dodgers cling to lead, rely on Ryu against Padres

Hyun-Jin Ryu has experienced more success against the San Diego Padres than any other major league team, and the Los Angeles Dodgers hope the left-hander continues that trend Sunday in the series finale at Dodger Stadium.

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Yankees ride Happ in series finale with Orioles

NEW YORK — For the New York Yankees, the question is do they start J.A. Happ in the wild-card game or hold off on using him until a possible division series matchup with the Boston Red Sox.

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Cardinals’ Mikolas continues magical season vs. Giants

Few starters in baseball have needed as little cushion this year as St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas. Monday night’s 11-6 victory in Atlanta upped his record to 16-0 when receiving two or more runs of support.

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Browns sign LB Hines off Chargers’ practice squad

The Cleveland Browns have signed rookie linebacker D’Juan Hines off the Los Angeles Chargers’ practice squad and have added him to their active roster heading into next week’s game at Oakland.

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