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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly sustained a concussion Saturday after getting hit in the back of the head when Buster Posey's ball struck him while he was standing near second base during batting practice.Share Tweet
Raul Ibanez became the first player in Major League history to have three home runs in the ninth inning or later in a single postseason when hit a two-run, game-tying homer in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Satu…Share Tweet
Cards-Giants promises to be worth price of admissionIn Northern California, the last two World Series champions will play against each other. And if this series is anything as dramatic as the first round of the playoffs, it will be worth the price of admission.Share Tweet
Pathetic MLB Playoffs Coverage On TBS Continues As They Misspell The Name Of Willie MaysFirst there was this. TBS followed it up with this. That's not to mention the rotten and biased coverage from the Turner network's announcers. As a whole, TBS has shit the bed with their postseason baseball broadcasts, but tonight's blunder really takes…Share TweetGame 1 of the ALCS got off to a slow start with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers scoreless after five innings. The Yankees would have had at least one run, though, if first base umpire Rob Drake had made the right call at the end of the second in…Share TweetThe Giants are not considering the addition of left fielder Melky Cabrera to the roster for the National League Championship Series against St. Louis, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday.Share TweetThe Giants say they have every reason to believe left-hander Madison Bumgarner is on track to set a positive tone in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals on Sunday.Share TweetDerek Jeter became the first player in baseball history to record 200 career postseason hits with his second-inning single Saturday in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Tigers.Share TweetWASHINGTON (AP) -- For their first seven years, filled with on-field losses and off-field gaffes, the Washington Nationals merely existed, barely mattered.Share TweetWhen Tigers manager Jim Leyland says he has never had a better performance in a postseason than Justin Verlander's complete-game four-hitter, it's more than mere flattery.Share Tweet
Scherzer to be well rested for Game 4Detroit's Max Scherzer says he feels fine after his five-plus innings last Wednesday in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the A's. He'll start Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday.Share TweetTino Martinez was more nervous on Saturday, when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Tigers, than at any point during his career as a player.Share Tweet
Whirlwind 24 hours brings Cards to San FranciscoCardinals players and staff gathered briefly at AT&T Park on Saturday afternoon, but after landing in San Francisco around sunrise, they did not hold an organized on-field workout.Share Tweet
Good News, Everyone, A-Rod Is Back: Your ALCS Open ThreadMr. October July? Rodriguez is back in the starting line-up (if you call "batting sixth" the starting line-up). Dog Fister and Andy Pettitte square off in chilly New York, and the ghosts of Orioles past will fly aimlessly through stadium, moan…Share Tweet
Posey tops expectations to lead GiantsBuster Posey has literally picked himself up off the ground and continued to rise. The San Francisco Giants catcher has ascended to the level of stardom and performance enjoyed by few. Posey essentially gives the Giants a chance to win just by showing u…Share Tweet
Game 2 start stirs fond Bronx memories for AnibalSix years ago, Anibal Sanchez toed the rubber in old Yankee Stadium for his debut. On Sunday, Sanchez will start for Detroit in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Yankees in New York's newer version of its classic cathedral.Share Tweet
Ump who made infield fly call part of ALCS crewNEW YORK (AP) -- Sam Holbrook, the umpire who made the controversial infield fly call that enraged the Atlanta Braves and their fans in the NL wild card game, was picked as part of the crew for the AL championship series.Share Tweet
A-Rod returns to Yankees' lineup, dropped to 6thNEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for their AL championship series opener against Detroit on Saturday night, dropped to sixth in the batting order.Share TweetThe 16-month-old son of Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan has died.Share TweetDan Duquette and Buck Showalter didn't get much into specifics for an Orioles club that returns a core group of young players, as Saturday afternoon was a chance to step back and appreciate everything accomplished in 2012.Share Tweet
Divison Series reflection of competitive seasonA telling scene played out around a small television set at a barbecue restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., this week during the final few innings of Giants-Reds Game 5.Share TweetAbout 45 minutes after CC Sabathia fired the final out of the American League Division Series into Mark Teixeira's glove, manager Joe Girardi was huddling with his coaches plotting the Yankees' pitching for the next round.Share Tweet
This Week's Signs Of The ApocalypseFor nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world histo…Share Tweet
Embrace the greatness of LCS players, teamsFrom individual stars like Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia to amazing teams like the Cardinals and Giants, the League Championship Series promise to be classic confrontations.Share TweetThe Brewers are aware of a legal situation involving soon-to-be free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who was arrested in September in suburban Milwaukee for domestic violence, but so far has not been charged.Share TweetThis is the first time in the history of the League Championship Series that the last two World Series champions have met to battle for either league's pennant. In fact, it's the last time the last two World Series champions have met this late in the se…Share TweetThe ALCS will feature a rematch of last season's ALDS series in which the Tigers eliminated the Yankees in five games. Can Detroit pull it off again? Cliff Corcoran likes its chances.Share Tweet
The Yankees' Parking Company Is In Default Because, As It Turns Out, People Take The Subway To Yankees' GamesYesterday we brought you a screenshot of the half-empty stands inside of Yankee Stadium a good half hour after the first pitch of Game 5 of the Yankee-Orioles series. New York's transportation system is uniquely-how should we put it-clusterfuck-y arouShare TweetThe Yankees added reliever Cody Eppley to their active roster for the AL Championship Series against Detroit and dropped infielder Eduardo Nunez.Share Tweet
Oops: Nationals fans received information about buying World Series tickets on Saturday morningQ: What's the only thing worse than heading to bed after your favorite team just suffered the indignity of losing the biggest lead in a postseason elimination game in baseball history? A: Waking up to find that, due to a "stunningly stupid" er…Share Tweet
A.L.C.S.: In Third Meeting in Seven Octobers, Expect Strikeouts and Rainnytimes.com Oct 13, 2012For the Yankees' struggling hitters, it is probably best not to dwell too much on the Tigers, who held the A's to a .194 average in their division series. Then again, the Yankees held the Orioles to a .187 average in theirs.Share Tweet
Tom Verducci: Cardinals latest miracle rally more methodical than magicalThe Cardinals and Giants overcame long odds to reach the NLCS. Tom Verducci examines just how they did it, plus touches on A-Rod, clutch hitting and Carlos Beltran in his Five Cuts.Share Tweet
After One Of The Most Excruciating Losses In Postseason History, The Nationals Sent Their Fans A Ticket Presale Notice For The WWant Nationals World Series tickets? That is too bad, because they lost their series with the Cardinals in objectively horrifying fashion last night, and you can't even get NLCS tickets, or any tickets, because there are no more games for the Nationals.…Share Tweet
Here’s the Cardinals comeback in graph formIf you work for a national outlet, part of the challenge of covering Friday night's classic NLDS Game 5 was deciding just how much the Washington Nationals choked, how much the St. Louis Cardinals mounted a valiant comeback and how to frame the story. I…Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Cards thrive with backs against wallThe Cardinals rallied from six runs down in Game 5 of the NLDS to upend the Nationals and advance to the NLCS. The Cards have won six straight winner-take-all games, tied for the most in postseason history.Share Tweet
Drew Storen wilts with NLDS on the lineBefore Friday night, it would have been hard to pinpoint how Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen was best known around the baseball world. Was it for the 43 saves he made for the Nats in 2011 before hurting his arm? The Batmobile he drives? Heading …Share Tweet
Todd Coffey Has A 14-Year-Old Friend Who Has A Kid And That Kid Has Some Interesting Views On ObamaBulbous Dodgers reliever Todd Coffey signed up for Twitter in March of last year, but he's only tweeted 166 times, depending on whether you count deleted tweets. He has a few of those now, because he or someone with access to his (verified! because of c…Share Tweet
Giants team plane waits on tarmac for Cardinals-Nationals resultsAnyone watching Game 5 of the Nationals-Cardinals NLDS had to be on the edge of his or her seat waiting for the outcome. Turns out the San Francisco Giants were just like the rest of us, watching for their next opponent - only their seats had to be upriShare TweetSt. Louis showed once again that it can never, ever be counted outShare Tweet
Mozeliak watches proudly as Cards' pieces produceLast winter, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak was given the unenviable task of constructing a club capable of an encore. He'd have to do it, too, without a legendary manager and without the greatest hitter of the generation.Share Tweet
After thrilling Division Series, more surprises awaitWhatever happens in the days and weeks ahead, this much is known: The 2012 Division Series have set up the road to the World Series like never before.Share Tweet
'Pen runs out of ink at critical junctureClosers dream of the situation that Drew Storen faced in the ninth inning on Friday, his Nationals leading by two runs in the ninth inning. But after Storen followed Carlos Beltran's leadoff double with two quick outs, the game began unraveling.Share Tweet
Cardinals have perfected the art of the comebackThe Cardinals became the first team in Major League postseason history to come back from a six-run deficit and win a sudden-death game. No team had come back from more than a four-run deficit in a do-or-die contest.Share Tweet
TBS happy to see Yankees deliver thrilling victory over Baltimore Orioles in ALDS, set-up marquee matchupnydailynews.com Oct 13, 2012When J.J. Hardy grounded out to Derek Jeter to end the eighth inning, leaving the bases loaded with the Orioles managing to score only one run, sighs of relief were heard coming from the headquarters o f TBS, Fox and Major League Baseball. And when CC S…Share TweetDoesn'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 takes to win.Share TweetScore and situation: The St. Louis Cardinals world championship defense continues after they rallied from a 6-0 deficit to defeat the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Washington put on an offensive clinic early on, scoring six of their runs in the …Share Tweet
Descalso joins pantheon of unlikely postseason heroesDescalso joins pantheon of unlikely postseason heroesShare TweetESPN.com Oct 13, 2012The Boston Red Sox interviewed Tim Wallach on Friday for their vacant managerial job.Share Tweet
Nomar On Nationals' CollapseOct 13Nomar Garciaparra talks about the emotions after losing a playoff series that you had in your grasp.
Baseball Tonight SpotlightOct 13Derek Jeter suffers broken left ankle and will miss rest of the season as Yankees fall to Tigers in Game 1 of ALCS.
Derek Jeter Suffers Broken Left AnkleOct 13Joe Girardi addresses media after Derek Jeter suffers broken left ankle and will miss the rest of the season.
Big Loss For Yankees In Game 1Oct 13Baseball Tonight on the significance of losing Derek Jeter for the season after 6-4 defeat by the Tigers.