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Freddie Freeman is grateful for the time spent with his father this postseason in a year for the Braves' first baseman that could end with both a World Series title and a top-five finish in balloting for the National League MVP Award.Share Tweet
Sanchez on the right track entering Game 3When Anibal Sanchez arrived in Detroit via trade last year, the Tigers weren't sure of the talent they were getting. Now, as the right-hander prepares to start Game 3 of the American League Divison Series against Oakland, he enters as the reigning ERA k…Share Tweet
Uehara, bullpen slam door emphatically on RaysA dominating performance by the Red Sox bullpen -- 3 2/3 innings of one-hit ball from Koji Uehara, Craig Breslow and Junichi Tazawa -- closed out a 7-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday night.Share Tweet
Rays in 0-2 hole after pitching, defense come up shortTampa Bay's pitching came up short again on Saturday and the Rays took a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox, leaving them one game from elimination in the best-of-five American League Division Series.Share TweetDavid Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 5, 2013Don Mattingly didn't have had much time to sleep on some of the moves he made in the seventh inning of the Dodgers 4-3 loss in the Atlanta Braves Friday night in Game 2 of their National League Divisional Series.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 5, 2013After Sonny Gray's stellar pitching, the A's just needed a run. They got it in the 9th to beat Detroit and tie the ALDS.Share TweetLike any ordinary band of pirates looking for buried treasure, the Pirates hit a lot of dead ends on their search for the gateway to the postseason. But these Pirates have spent the season coming out alive from the most dire circumstances.Share Tweet
Fully healthy, Buchholz tabbed for Game 3Clay Buchholz will be making just his fifth start since June 8 when he takes the mound against the Rays in St. Petersburg for Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday.Share Tweet
Cobb earning respect from beneath the radarNo less a pitching authority than David Price has cited Alex Cobb as the pitcher he'd like to see on the mound for a must-win game, and it's Cobb who will start for the Rays on Monday night in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.Share Tweet
Jimmy Fund Chorus, Lonborg share pregame spotlightBoston continued to use its postseason as a platform to help spotlight and strengthen the community with the Jimmy Fund Chorus singing the national anthem on Saturday afternoon prior to Game 2 of the American League Division Series.Share TweetAs the Pirates head home having wrested the home-field advantage from the Cardinals with their Game 2 victory, Pittsburgh's fans will be ready to deliver their black-clad brand of boisterous support for their club in Game 3, which pits Joe Kelly against…Share Tweet
To win NLDS, Cardinals need to end PNC woesIf the Cardinals want to play deeper into October, they will have to win at least once on Pittsburgh's home field, a venue where they sloshed to a 3-7 record this year. Game 3 of the National League Division Series is on Sunday (3:30 p.m. CT on TBS).Share Tweet
Dusty Baker wins, then gets ax as Reds may look to Barry Larkin nextnydailynews.com Oct 5, 2013It’s hard to say which was more undeserved — the Dusty Baker firing in Cincinnati or the Ned Yost rehiring in Kansas City. In any case, you have to wonder now if Jim Leyland might suffer the same fate if his Detroit Tigers don’t make it back to the Worl…Share TweetA look at Friday's starting lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics.Share Tweet
Lineup breakdown: Rays-Red Sox, Game 2A look at Saturday's starting lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Rays and the Red Sox.Share TweetThere were a couple of compelling reasons why David Ross was inserted into the lineup for the Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Rays on Saturday.Share Tweet
Win or lose, Cardinals keep even keel in postseasonFor the Cardinals, the term "even keel" does not describe an approach. It is much closer to the preferred way of life. The Cardinals will play the Pirates in Game 3 of the NL Division Series at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. They will not show up wit…Share TweetThere’s always that fan at the ballpark, bar, or even on Twitter, who gets mad at the “rally-killing” home run. You know, the two-run homers, three-run homers, and even grand slams that put quick runs on the scoreboard, but create a clean slate for the …Share Tweet
Pure shock: Dodgers’ Dee Gordon gives best reaction ever to being called out at second basePlaced on the postseason roster for one reason, his speed, Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers could not believe that umpire Bill Miller called him out at second base on a stolen-base attempt in the ninth inning Friday night. Whether it was because of…Share Tweet
Maddon proud of how Myers handling mistakeManager Joe Maddon doesn't believe that Myers' missed fly ball on Friday will lead to any problems, and feels the rookie right fielder has handled the situation "great." "Not good," Maddon said. "Great. He couldn't have handled …Share Tweet
Cards' Miller getting used to new role in 'penManager Mike Matheny had a decision to make when putting together his rotation for the National League Division Series. When Lance Lynn's experience got the nod over rookie Shelby Miller, that pushed the 22-year-old right-hander to the bullpen. After a …Share TweetWhile Dan Uggla's struggles at the plate this season have been well-documented, Atlanta skipper Fredi Gonzalez said the decision to keep the veteran off the playoff roster was one of the toughest things he's been a part of as a manager.Share Tweet
Six left in Postseason Survivor CompetitionEvery day, a panel of celebrities will make one pick until they're eliminated by choosing the wrong team. The person who survives the longest will win $10,000 toward the charity of their choice. Six stars remain in the running.Share TweetIt was nail-biting time in the ninth inning at O.Co Coliseum. The Detroit Tigers were holding on to a precarious 3-2 lead, and the largest baseball crowd in Oakland since 1994 was reinvigorated after A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes’ seventh inning two-run h…Share Tweet
Aiming to even series, A's face another aceOn the heels of Max Scherzer's dominating Game 1 effort in the Tigers' 3-2 win over the A's, here comes Justin Verlander. In Game 2 on Saturday night, Oakland rookie Sonny Gray, in his 11th career start, engages Verlander, the 2011 AL Cy Young Award win…Share Tweet
A-Rod sues Yankees team doctor, New York hospital for medical malpracticeIt turns out Alex Rodriguez and his lawyers were just getting started when they filed their extensive lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Friday morning, Just hours later, A-Rod and company moved onward and upward to the Bronx to file a second laws…Share TweetThe postseason slate was packed from early afternoon to late night on Friday, and the two clubs that took early series leads the prior day found themselves reeled in by their opponents.Share Tweet
Cespedes is lone bright spot as A's bats struggleYoenis Cespedes' homer provided the A's their only runs in a 3-2 loss to the Tigers, and they know they will need others to contribute to come back in the American League Division Series.Share TweetWith Max Scherzer dealing again, the Tigers didn't need many runs to jump to a 1-0 ALDS lead on the A's.Share Tweet
Miggy feels good, says 'no time to complain or worry'Going into Game 1 of the American League Division Series against Oakland, there had been some question about how nagging groin and abdominal injuries would impact one of baseball's best hitters and, by extension, the Tigers' postseason chances. If Detro…Share Tweet
Hanley Ramirez hit a off-balance, one-handed homer for the Dodgers in NLCS Game 2Hanley Ramirez was a one-man gang for the Los Angeles Dodgers offense on Friday night. He was also a one-hand gang in one particularly powerful feat. Ramirez's heroics weren't enough to lift the Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the NLCS. The…Share TweetMuch like their ALDS in 2012, the Detroit Tigers seized control in the opener winning 3-2 over the Oakland A's. The Tigers came out swinging against Bartolo Colon, plating all three of their runs in the first inning on four hits and a hit batsman. Max S…Share Tweet
San Jose, MLB argue over A's potential moveESPN.com Oct 5, 2013Lawyers for the city of San Jose and Major League Baseball squared off in federal court over a lawsuit accusing the baseball governing body of unlawfully preventing the Oakland Athletics from moving to San Jose.Share Tweet
Pedroia Talks Game 2 WinOct 5Dustin Pedroia comments on the Red Sox's 7-4 Game 2 victory over the Rays in their division series.
Red Sox Chase Price To Take 2-0 LeadOct 5David Ortiz hit two home runs to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory and 2-0 division series lead against the Rays.
Red Sox Chase Price To Take 2-0 LeadOct 5Baseball Tonight Spotlight: David Ortiz hit two home runs to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory and 2-0 division series lead against the Rays.
A's Walk Off In Game 2Oct 5After Sonny Gray struck out nine over eight scoreless innings, Stephen Vogt's RBI single in the ninth lifted the A's to a 1-0 win over the Tigers to even the series.