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Red Sox win another World Series crown

LOS ANGELES—Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California—and even outside Fenway Park back home.

The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.

A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savour from start to finish.

Betances costs Yankees in 7-6 loss to Blue Jays

NEW YORK—Dellin Betances threw a full-count breaking ball with no bite to Russell Martin that sailed well high and outside, forcing in the go-ahead run with his fourth walk of the eighth inning.

The All-Star reliever swiped at the toss back from catcher Austin Romine as manager Joe Girardi walked to the mound and fans booed on another long afternoon for the New York Yankees.

Cards pay hefty price for hacking

NEW YORK—The St. Louis Cardinals yesterday were stripped of their top two picks in this year's amateur draft and ordered to give them to Houston, along with $2 million as compensation, for hacking the Astros' e-mail system and scouting database.

It was the final and unprecedented step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving two Major League Baseball teams.

Blue Jays open series with loss to Yankees

NEW YORK—Sensing the season’s dwindling days, the N.Y. Yankees opened their penultimate homestand by falling behind on Masahiro Tanaka’s seventh pitch of a sunny Labor Day afternoon.

But Jacoby Ellsbury turned the deficit into a lead on R.A. Dickey’s third offering of the day, and New York remained on the periphery of contention for a post-season berth with four weeks to go.