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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Brock Holt first with postseason cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1

Brock Holt put the finishing touch on Boston’s blowout by etching his name in the record book. The part-time utilityman became the first player to hit for the cycle in …


Police: Twins’ Miguel Sano will not face charges for incident in DR

Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges in the Dominican Republic as a result of his involvement in a traffic incident that injured a police officer, authorities …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Manny Machado, Dodgers finish off ‘Baby Braves’ in NLDS with 6-2 win

Manny Machado hit an RBI double and three-run homer, David Freese came through again in the postseason and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the National League Championship Series for …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

October orbit: Astros advance with 11-3 win, sweep of Indians

The defending World Series champion Houston Astros advanced to the American League Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Colorado Rockies’ wait for title will extend past a quarter-century

For once, the Colorado Rockies head into the offseason searching for more pop at the plate to go with excellent pitching, not the other way around.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Brewers sweep Rockies, advance to first NLCS since 2011

Wade Miley pitched masterfully into the fifth inning before turning it over to a lights-out Milwaukee bullpen, 38-year-old catcher Erik Kratz kept up his torrid hitting and the Brewers beat …


Nathan Eovaldi to start Game 3 for Red Sox against Yankees

Boston will start former Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi rather than Rick Porcello against New York in Game 3 of the A.L. Division Series on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

The bigger the stage, the brighter Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman shines

Ask any Houston Astros player and he will say the same thing: Alex Bregman was made for these moments. The young third baseman was great for the defending champions all …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge power Yankees past Red Sox 6-2 to even ALDS

Gary Sanchez homered twice, Aaron Judge also hit a tape-measure shot and Masahiro Tanaka pitched the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Saturday night to tie …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez, Alex Bregman lift Astros over Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead

Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Alex Bregman homered for the second straight day and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 to take a 2-0 A.L. Division …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Clayton Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 NLDS lead

Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-hit ball in the Dodgers’ second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 …


Chris Sale strong, bullpen shaky as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4 in ALDS

Chris Sale struck out eight for his first postseason win, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox sweated out their shaky bullpen to hold off the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Jhoulys Chacin, Brewers blank Rockies 4-0, take 2-0 lead in NLDS

Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee bullpen kept in control, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 for a commanding 2-0 lead in …


George Springer, Astros hit 4 HRs, down Indians 7-2 in ALDS opener

George Springer and the Houston Astros picked up right where they left off last postseason, hitting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 in Game 1 of …


Hyun-Jin Ryu sharp, Dodgers hit 3 HRs, beat Braves 6-0 in NLDS opener

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven dominant innings, Max Muncy hit an early, three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in their NL Division Series opener. Named …


Mike Moustakas scores Christian Yelich in 10th, Brewers top Rockies in NLDS opener

Mike Moustakas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to open their …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

ALDS preview: In October of openers, Indians and Astros will ride starters

This postseason may be best remembered for its bullpen openers. Just not in the A.L. Division Series between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. Relief pitchers are covering entire games …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

ALDS preview: Chris Sale eager to amend for 2017 postseason clunker as Red Sox face Yankees

Chris Sale waited eight years to make his first postseason start and then another 365 days for a chance to put that memory behind him.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Major League Baseball playoffs have local flair with former Spokane Indians on Boston Red Sox roster

The MLB playoffs will have a somewhat local flair, as a pair of former Spokane Indians are employed by a postseason favorite.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Aaron Judge’s first-inning homer launches New York Yankees to win in American League wild-card game

Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer in the first inning, Luis Severino atoned for flopping in his postseason debut last year and the New York Yankees …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

MLB gives Addison Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy

Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell has accepted a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. MLB had been investigating domestic violence allegations against Russell made by his …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Buck Showalter fired as Orioles manager after 115-loss season

Buck Showalter has been fired as manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore went 47-115 this season, finishing 61 games behind Boston in the AL East. The Orioles made three playoff …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Rockies top Cubs 2-1 in 13 innings in epic National League wild-card game

Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in an epic NL wild-card game. Wolters, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Ken Griffey Jr. says to ‘Let the kids play’ in MLB’s official postseason ad

Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game’s so-called “unwritten rules.”


Luis Severino to start American League wild-card game for New York Yankees again

Luis Severino will start the A.L. wild-card game for the New York Yankees for the second straight year. Yankees manager Aaron Boone made the announcement a day before the game …


Seeking relief, Oakland Athletics to start Liam Hendriks in A.L. wild-card game

Reliever Liam Hendriks will start for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday night’s A.L. wild-card game against the New York Yankees. Hendriks was designated for assignment in June and cleared waivers, …


Minnesota Twins fire manager Paul Molitor after 78-84 finish

The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Walker Buehler, Dodgers top Rockies for sixth straight N.L. West title

What a day for Walker Buehler. The rookie with the preternatural calm pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record sixth consecutive National League West title. Buehler tossed one-hit ball …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Brewers beat Cubs 3-1 for N.L. Central title

Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, Christian Yelich collected three more hits and the Milwaukee Brewers took their first N.L. Central title since 2011 by …


MLB leaders: Mookie Betts wins A.L. batting title

NEW YORK – In a season of haves and have nots, Christian Yelich’s quest to become the National League’s first Triple Crown winner since 1937 will extend to a 163rd …