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Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 …


Yankees hope rested relievers key to postseason success

Aroldis Chapman threw just 70 pitches in September. Alone among major league teams, the Yankees never used a pitcher three days in a row during the regular season.


Injured Yankees CF Aaron Hicks feels ready to return to roster

Injured New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks feels like he’s ready to return to the roster for the AL Championship Series.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Braves back in Atlanta, where other teams come to celebrate

The Braves are back in the A-T-L for a decisive postseason game. That’s not necessarily a good omen for the home team.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Stephen Strasburg vs. Walker Buehler as Nats, Dodgers decide NLDS in Game 5

Stephen Strasburg’s 2012 shutdown is a distant memory by now. This sort of setting and stakes – Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the outcome of the NL …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Gleyber Torres helps Yankees complete sweep of Twins

Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Max Scherzer, Ryan Zimmerman lead Nationals past Dodgers to force Game 5

Max Scherzer’s season-saving, seven-inning pitching performance and Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run homer lifted the wild-card Washington Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the league-best Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to force …


Yadier Molina wins it in 10th as St. Louis Cardinals force Game 5

Yadier Molina pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single in the eighth inning and lifting a sacrifice fly …


Tampa Bay Rays break through on offense, beat Houston Astros to avoid elimination

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Braves rally in ninth to beat Cards 3-1, lead NLDS 2-1

Dansby Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Adam Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer pitch Nats past Dodgers to even NLDS

Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant playoff outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Washington Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Yanks, Twins epitome of baseball’s 3 True Outcomes

Not until the 42nd pitch of the night was a ball was put in play to a fielder. There were five home runs, 25 strikeouts, 14 walks, 13 pitchers and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees torment Twins again, 10-4 in ALDS opener

DJ LeMahieu homered and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres broke a tie with a two-run double and the host New York Yankees extended their October mastery of the Minnesota …


Cardinals’ Ryan Helsley gives thumbs down to Tomahawk Chop chant

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley thinks the Tomahawk Chop chant is insulting, and he was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NL Division Series against …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Mike Foltynewicz, Adam Duvall lead Braves to 3-0 win over Cardinals

Mike Foltynewicz threw seven dominating innings, Adam Duvall hit a pinch-hit homer and the host Atlanta Braves evened the NL Division Series with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Justin Verlander, Jose Altuve lead Astros over Rays 6-2 in ALDS opener

Justin Verlander looked every bit the October ace, Jose Altuve polished his postseason resume and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Friday to open …


MLB Leading Off: HR Derby at Yankee Stadium, Justin Verlander vs Rays

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Yankees have many roster and lineups decisions to make

New nameplates greeted Yankees players in their clubhouse ahead of the Division Series against Minnesota: “OCTOBER SAVAGES” is spelled out under each number, a reference to manager Aaron Boone’s famous …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Carlos Correa expected to play for Astros in Division Series

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch expects shortstop Carlos Correa to play on Friday the AL Division Series opener.


MLB Leading Off: A’s choose Sean Manaea, Rays start Charlie Morton in AL Wild Card game

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


Blame it on the juice: Pitchers set for homer-filled October

Astros ace Justin Verlander blames baseball’s home run surge on livelier baseballs, and pitchers are preparing for a slugfest-filled postseason.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year, beating the Milwaukee Brewers …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Jesus Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Jesus Aguilar and the Milwaukee Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to their dominant bullpen in a 7-2 win …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros. Rafael Devers …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch preserves Boston’s win over Houston for 3-1 ALCS lead

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Clayton Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one …


NLCS tied: Cody Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and tying the NL Championship Series …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Jackie Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 to take …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Justin Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball and lead the Astros over the Boston Red …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Justin Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 to even the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. …