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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Cubs plan to interview David Ross, Joe Girardi next week

Former Chicago Cubs catchers Joe Girardi and David Ross will speak with the team next week about its managerial opening.

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 …

Brewers GM makes bringing back Yasmani Grandal, Mike Moustakas a priority

The Milwaukee Brewers are hoping Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas will be back next season after the team made back-to-back playoff appearances for just the second time in franchise history.

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

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

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

NLDS: Walker Buehler, Max Muncy lead Dodgers past Nationals; Cardinals hold off late Braves rally

Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized on mistakes to beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 in …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Yankees’ James Paxton to start opener vs Minnesota Twins; CC Sabathia off roster

James Paxton will start the New York Yankees’ AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins, and CC Sabathia will not be on the roster because of a sore pitching …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

AL Wild Card: Yandy Diaz homers twice to power Tampa Bay past Oakland

Yandy Diaz slugged baseball’s lowest spender into a matchup with mighty Houston, Charlie Morton silenced the powerful Athletics on the mound, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Oakland at its …

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 …

Christian Yelich watches helplessly as Brewers fall short again

Christian Yelich watched helplessly from the dugout as Milwaukee’s season ended. The Brewers controlled the first 7 1/3 innings of Tuesday’s NL wild-card game in Washington before a stunning collapse.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman healthy for Game 1 of NLDS against St. Louis Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason.

Verdict from postseasons past: Tom Glavine, John Smoltz endorse Atlanta Braves pitching

First, realize that pitching in October is an altogether higher form of the art.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Indians to exercise Corey Kluber’s option, decline Kipnis

The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer. Cleveland said it intends to exercise Kluber’s $17.5 million contract option …

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:

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

NL Wild Card: Juan Soto lifts Nationals to 4-3 comeback win over Brewers

Juan Soto gets key eighth-inning single as Nationals rally past Brewers 4-3 in NL wild-card game.

Cubs coaches Mark Loretta, Will Venable being considered for manager

Cubs coaches Mark Loretta and Will Venable are being considered for the team’s managerial opening. Loretta and Venable join David Ross as the club’s only internal candidates to replace Joe …

Giants enter offseason with long to-do list

Farhan Zaidi begins his second offseason with San Francisco with a daunting to-do list. The Giants’ president of baseball operations addressed the challenges a team in transition faces at a …

Rockies focused on rebound, not Nolan Arenado’s future

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort says nobody in the front office is worried that star Nolan Arenado will opt out of his $260 million contract in two years.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Assessing the step back: The Mariners’ 2019 season had a little good, but mostly bad and ugly

The Mariners began the 2019 season offering false hope to their fans. What followed that hot start was a step back in almost every facet of the game.

AL Wild Card preview: Low-budget Rays, Athletics meet in Oakland

The Oakland Athletics vowed to build on last season’s playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Billy Eppler: Angels’ manager search will not be limited to Joe Maddon

General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels’ abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn’t all about Joe Maddon. In his first comments on the move made after the …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Mets’ Pete Alonso donates customized cleats to 9/11 museum

Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a …

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: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Baseball notebook: Scherzer, Nats open MLB playoffs vs Brewers

Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year’s playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (Tuesday, 5:08 p.m. PDT).

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

MLB finishes with 6,776 homers, 11% above previous record

Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs this season, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

Bruce Bochy receives warm sendoff in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – Bruce Bochy spoke to a ballpark filled with thousands of lives he touched in some way and thanked them all straight from the heart, no notes necessary. …

Joe Maddon, Clint Hurdle are latest MLB managers to exit

The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers – a lot of teams like to make changes.

MLB roundup: Cards beat Cubs 9-0 in Joe Maddon’s finale, clinch NL Central

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the regular season, using Jack Flaherty’s arm and Matt Carpenter’s bat Sunday to win their first division …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

MLB roundup: Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of Gerardo Parra’s grand slam …