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  • Cubs manager Joe Maddon stands by not using Wade Davis in Game 2

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship …


  • UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

    Justin Turner’s walk-off home run gives Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 lead in NLCS

    Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take …


  • UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

    Houston Astros beat New York Yankees 2-1 in ALCS opener

    Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the A.L. Championship Series …


  • Red Sox beat Astros 10-3, avoid elimination in ALDS Game 3

    BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep. Then he gave …


  • UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

    Cleveland Indians open ALDS with shutout of New York Yankees

    Trevor Bauer chopped slugger Aaron Judge and New York’s other big bats down to size, and Jay Bruce drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians began chasing their first …


  • UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

    Arizona picks Taijuan Walker to start Game 1 vs. Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw

    Taijuan Walker will start Arizona’s N.L. Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the craziness of the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game depleted their pitching staff. Clayton Kershaw will go …


  • Old Las Vegas pals Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant face off in NLDS

    Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant – childhood pals in Las Vegas and the past two N.L. MVPs – chatted and shared a laugh between their teams’ workouts Thursday ahead of …


  • UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

    Jose Altuve hits three home runs as Astros take opener from Red Sox

    Jose Altuve hit three home runs in an unprecedented show of power for the diminutive major league batting champion as the Houston Astros roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston …


  • Joe Mauer, Twins gear up for Yankees in A.L. wild-card game

    Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota’s fans. Around the rest of the Twins clubhouse, though, it may as …


  • Cardinals stun Dodgers with big rally

    Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a fiery …


  • Dodgers in NLCS

    LOS ANGELES – Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the …


  • Uribe sends Dodgers to NLCS

    Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 to advance to the NLCS for the first time …


  • Tigers take 2-0 lead over Yankees

    NEW YORK – Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers made the plays, benefited from an admitted missed call by an umpire and delivered during their few good opportunities at the …


  • St. Louis pulls stunner on Washington

    WASHINGTON – Doesn’t matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it …


  • Werth’s homer in ninth inning for Nats ties series

    WASHINGTON – The Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer Thursday night extended their surprising season. Werth led off the bottom of the …


  • Orioles hang on as Chen delivers gem

    BALTIMORE – Sometimes, postseason experience isn’t all that important. How else to explain the Baltimore Orioles beating the playoff-tested New York Yankees, and rookie Wei-Yin Chen outpitching 40-year-old Andy Pettitte?


  • Cards in form, square NLDS

    ST. LOUIS – Three hits and an excruciating loss one day, double-digit runs and a laugher the next. The St. Louis Cardinals have been that type of team all season. …


  • Beltran, Cardinals bounce back

    ST. LOUIS – Three hits and an excruciating loss one day, double-digit runs and a laugher the next. The St. Louis Cardinals have been that type of team all season. …


  • Rookie pitcher helps O’s draw even

    BALTIMORE – Sometimes, postseason experience isn’t all that important. How else to explain the Baltimore Orioles beating the playoff-tested New York Yankees, and rookie Wei-Yin Chen outpitching 40-year-old Andy Pettitte? …


  • In command

    Al Alburquerque reached out and snagged a sharp grounder to the mound – then planted a little kiss on the ball before tossing it to first. The relieved reliever gave …


  • Young Nats edge Cards

    Rookies in the postseason, the Washington Nationals played like poised veterans. The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the …


  • Baseball expands playoff teams from eight to 10

    NEW YORK – With less than a month to go before opening day, baseball at last decided who’s in and who’s out come October. Now, even a third-place team can …


  • Rangers like life on road

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Back on the road in the playoffs, the Texas Rangers won again. Colby Lewis outpitched All-Star David Price, Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead two-run homer and …


  • Yanks squelched

    DETROIT – Justin Verlander struck out 11 in eight gritty innings and Jose Valverde stopped a New York Yankees rally for the second straight night, whiffing Derek Jeter with two …


  • ‘Mr. Squeeze’ keys win over D-backs

    MILWAUKEE – The biggest momentum swing for the Milwaukee Brewers involved no swing at all. Jonathan Lucroy – “Mr. Squeeze” to his teammates – drove in the go-ahead run with …


  • Cardinals rally from 4-0 deficit, split in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA – John Jay knocked Carlos Ruiz backward with a hard forearm shiver, then the St. Louis Cardinals flipped this series around. Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single in the …


  • Yankees Prevail, As In Days Of Old Bronx Bombers Win Alcs, Earn A World Series Berth For The First Time Since 1981

    The eighth-inning anxieties of Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken and Roberto Alomar, top, gave way to a ninth-inning celebration for John Wetteland and several New York Yankees teammates. Photo by Associated …


  • Jordan Sends Braves To The Edge Of Defeat But History Has Taught The Cards That It’s Way Too Early To Start A Victory Celebration

    The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t about to celebrate, even with a 3-1 lead over Atlanta in the National League championship series and another game left at Busch Stadium. After all, …


  • Not So Fast Sweep Not In The Cards As Gaetti’s Grand Slam Ties Series

    The cardinals hand out congratulations to Gary Gaetti. Photo by Associated Press


  • Indians Vs. Orioles

    Schedule: Game 1, Tuesday at Camden Yards (10:07 a.m. PDT, ESPN); Game 2, Wednesday at Camden Yards (10:07 a.m., ESPN); Game 3, Friday at Jacobs Field (1:07 p.m., ESPN); Game …