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From 106 wins to early defeat, Dodgers fall short again

It’s back to the drawing board – again – for the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose World Series title drought now extends to 31 years. This time, they didn’t even make …


Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s going to take me …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Eric Sogard homers in 1st playoff start with Rays in ALDS finale

Eric Sogard homered in the first at-bat of his first start this postseason for Tampa Bay, going deep in the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series at Houston …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

NLCS surprise: Top 2 teams out, leaving Cards vs Nats

With the top teams out of the mix, it’s on to a most unlikely matchup in the NL Championship Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the NLCS for …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Yanks’ Aaron Hicks could return from elbow injury to start in ALCS

Aaron Hicks is an option to start for the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series opener and CC Sabathia also remains in contention for a roster spot.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper’s …


MLB Leading Off: Gerrit Cole, Astros host Rays for spot in ALCS vs NYY

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


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Howie Kendrick’s grand slam in 10th inning sends Washington Nationals to National League Championship Series

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los …


10-spot: St. Louis Cardinals oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: After ‘step-back’ season, Mariners must develop stars to bridge gap with MLB postseason teams

It’s readily evident that the Mariners, as presently constituted, aren’t even in the same ballpark as the 10 teams that qualified for the postseason.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros …


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 …


Mike Schmidt: Computer strike zone good, but check your hearing

A hot topic all year has been the idea of computerizing the strike zone, the rise of the robot umpires. It’s drawn even more attention here in October – we’ve …


MLB Leading Off: Justin Verlander on short rest, both NLDS go to Game 5

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


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

Seven 2-out runs in sixth inning lift Dodgers past Nationals

Justin Turner’s homer capped a startling and record-setting seven-run rally in the sixth inning as the Dodgers roughed up starter-turned-reliever Patrick Corbin, and Los Angeles beat Washington 10-4 for a …


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 …


Didi Gregorius, Yankees stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0

Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the New York Yankees pummeled the Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory for a 2-0 …


Gerrit Cole fans 15, Alex Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth …


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

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.