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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Jhoulys Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday to take a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Rookie Walker Buehler looks to eat some innings for Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES – Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can stick around.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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. …


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?


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 …