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Oct 20, 2019

Eric Cooper, MLB umpire for 21 years, dies at 52
A major league umpire for 21 years, Eric Cooper most recently worked the ALDS between the Yankees and Twins earlier this month.

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

Astros biggest World Series favorites since '07
Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened the Astros as -235 favorites to beat the Nationals in the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

'We're going to the World Series': Altuve, Astros feast on the big moments
The Astros and their second baseman put away the Yankees with incomparable mastery of the little things and their biggest opportunities.

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

Dejected Judge calls Yankees' season 'a failure'
After being eliminated from the postseason by the Astros for the third time in the past five years, the Yankees rued their many missed opportunities in the ALCS, with Aaron Judge not mincing words when labeling the season "a failure."

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

Astros eliminate Yankees to reach World Series
It wasn't always easy, but the resilient Astros closed out the American League Championship Series by beating the Yankees on Saturday on Jose Altuve's walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth.

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

Astros eliminate Yanks in 6, but 'not done yet'
It wasn't always easy, but the resilient Astros closed out the ALCS on Saturday with Altuve's walk-off homer.

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

No doubter: Altuve wins MVP after walk-off blast
The MVP of the ALCS went to Jose Altuve, whose walk-off home run in the ninth inning Saturday night sent the Astros to the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 20, 2019

No doubter: Altuve wins MVP after walkoff blast
The MVP of the ALCS went to Jose Altuve, whose walkoff home run in the ninth inning Saturday night sent the Astros to the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Astros' Pressly says he'll be ready for Series
Ryan Pressly left Game 6 of the ALCS due to right knee discomfort but said afterward that he expects to be ready to pitch in the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Astros reliever Pressly (knee) exits Game 6
Ryan Pressly left Game 6 of the ALCS due to right knee discomfort after throwing just one pitch in relief for the Astros in the third inning.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Who's savage now? In this new rivalry, Astros own the Yankees
Houston has eliminated New York in three of the past five postseasons. Their one-way rivalry recalls the old days of Bulls-Knicks -- or Yankees-Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Peacock, Green get calls to open ALCS Game 6
The Astros' Brad Peacock will be the fourth pitcher ever to finish a postseason game and start the next day on zero days' rest, and the first since 1924, according to ESPN Stats & Information. New York will counter with Chad Green.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Peacock, Green to open Game 6; Stanton sits
The Astros' Brad Peacock will be the fourth pitcher ever to finish a postseason game and start the next day on zero days' rest, and the first since 1924, according to ESPN Stats & Information. New York will counter with Chad Green.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

MLB Playoffs Daily: Astros, Yankees race back to Houston
The Bombers' first-inning ambush of Justin Verlander in Game 5 set up dueling bullpen games. Will Houston recover at home?

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Follow live: Astros, Yankees turn to bullpens for ALCS Game 6
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ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

James Paxton, Aaron Hicks answer call in Yankees' season-saving win
To avoid elimination and foil an all-time ace, the Bombers tapped into some star power

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Astros, Yankees turning to bullpens for Game 6
Instead of using starters Gerrit Cole and Luis Severino on short rest, the Astros and Yankees will rely on their bullpens to get through Game 6 of the ALCS, managers AJ Hinch and Aaron Boone said Friday night.

ESPN MLB
Oct 19, 2019

Get ready for chaos in Astros-Yankees battle of the bullpen games
What's the one thing you can expect in ALCS Game 6 with both managers pitting competing carousels of relievers against their lineups? Mayhem.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Reports: MLB proposes overhaul of minor leagues
Major League Baseball is looking to make some major changes, according to reports, that would overhaul all levels of the minor leagues -- especially at low Class A and below -- while also moving and shortening the draft.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Astros look to close series vs. Yankees
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ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Stanton (quad) returns as Yanks' DH for Game 5
Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out since Game 1 of the ALCS with a quad injury, will return to the Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter for Game 5 on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Stanton returns at DH as Yanks avoid elimination
Giancarlo Stanton, who had been out since Game 1 of the ALCS because of a quad injury, returned to the Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter for Game 5 on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Sabathia's career done as Yankees add Heller
CC Sabathia was removed from the Yankees' ALCS roster, meaning his career in pinstripes is over. He was replaced on the roster by right-hander Ben Heller.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Braves' Freeman has arthroscopic elbow surgery
Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is expected to be back for the start of spring training after arthroscopic elbow surgery on Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Harper: No jealousy to see Nats in World Series
Don't expect Bryce Harper to be envious about his former team, the Nationals, reaching the World Series. "I'm so happy for them," he told The Athletic.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

MLB playoffs daily: Astros have World Series in their sight
Houston has the Yankees on the ropes, with yet another ace lined up to deal the knockout blow in Game 5.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

With Justin Verlander on the hill, it could be closing time in New York
Verlander is one of the best close-out pitchers of all time, but he stumbled in his last opportunity. That can't happen again, right?

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Sabathia exits hurt in possible final appearance
In what could have been his last appearance in pinstripes, CC Sabathia's knee buckled and his shoulder seemed to give out as the Yankees fell to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

Yankees playing their worst baseball at the worst possible time
Of course, the Astros are great. But come on, Yankees. Four errors? No key hits? Few signs of life? You're better than that.

ESPN MLB
Oct 18, 2019

CC Sabathia gets social media send-off after leaving with injury
After what likely will be the final appearance of his stellar career, the Yankees lefty was saluted at Yankee Stadium and beyond.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Baker reportedly meets with Phillies for 2nd time
Dusty Baker reportedly had a second round of interviews for the Phillies' manager opening on Thursday, with Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter set for second interviews as well.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Where things stand as Cubs zero in on next manager
Indications are that Chicago is near making a choice to replace Joe Maddon, with former Cubs catcher David Ross the front-runner.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Hinch: Talk of Astros whistling pitches a 'joke'
Astros manager AJ Hinch said speculation around his team, including whether they used whistles to signal pitch calls, is a joke.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Follow live: Greinke, Tanaka take the mound after Thursday rainout
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ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Hinch to pull Astros off field if fans throw objects
Astros manager AJ Hinch said Thursday he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at his players in Game 4.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Stanton (quad) remains out of Yankees' lineup
Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is dealing with a quad injury, is not in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Stanton (quad) sits in Game 4 as Yankees fall
Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is dealing with a quad injury, didn't play in Game 4 of the ALCS but could start at DH in Game 5.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Indians' Perez undergoes surgery for bone spurs
Indians catcher Roberto Perez had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

Down 2-1 in ALCS, Yankees leaning on Tanaka's big-game experience
Relying on lessons learned in Japan and from countryman Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka has excelled under the brightest lights. New York needs more of the same in Game 4.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2019

MLB playoffs daily: Astros look to push Yankees to the brink
The ALCS picks up again after an unexpected day off, with New York desperate for a win to pull even with Houston.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Babe Ruth bat used for 500th HR to be auctioned
The bat used by Babe Ruth to slug his 500th career home run in 1929 is going up for auction, nearly 75 years after he gave it to a friend whose family has kept it ever since.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Girardi quits USA Baseball, eyes MLB openings
Scott Brosius has replace Joe Girardi as the manager of the U.S. baseball team. Girardi has quit before managing a single game prior to Olympic qualification so he can seek MLB employment.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Bad forecast moves ALCS Game 4 to Thursday
First pitch for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees has been moved to 8:08 p.m. ET on Thursday after expected bad weather postponed the game Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Maddon reaches deal to be new Angels manager
Joe Maddon, who led the Cubs to its first World Series title in more than 100 years during his five seasons in Chicago, has agreed to be the manager of the Angels.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Astros' Hinch finds pitch-tipping paranoia 'funny'
Astros manager AJ Hinch says if pitchers are concerned about tipping their pitches, "then they should take consideration into doing the same thing over and over again.''

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

MLB Playoffs Daily: Astros look to seize control -- weather permitting
Houston has a chance to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Yankees, unless the anticipated rain puts those thoughts on hold.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

How Wednesday's ALCS rainout could shuffle Astros', Yankees' pitching plans
Game 4 of the ALCS has been postponed until Thursday. What will an unscheduled day off mean for the Astros' aces and the Yankees' bullpen?

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

How a Wednesday ALCS rainout could shuffle Astros', Yankees' pitching plans
Mother Nature might not cooperate for Game 4. What will an unscheduled day off mean for the Astros' aces and the Yankees' bullpen?

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

How Game 4 ALCS rainout could shuffle Astros', Yankees' pitching plans
Mother Nature didn't cooperate Wednesday. What will an unscheduled day off mean for the Astros' aces and the Yankees' bullpen?

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

'Sometimes you gotta wait for good things': Inside the greatest night in Nats history
Washington is finally going to the World Series as Ryan Zimmerman and all of D.C. soak in the celebration.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

What does the Nats' sweep mean for the World Series?
Washington looked great in making short work of St. Louis, but can it do the same against the Astros or Yankees?

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Nationals sweep Cardinals to reach World Series
The Washington Nationals are going to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after winning the National League Championship Series with a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

NLCS MVP Kendrick: 'Best time of my career'
MVP Howie Kendrick finished the four-game NLCS sweep hitting .333 with four doubles and four RBIs.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Vet Kendrick takes home honor of NLCS MVP
MVP Howie Kendrick finished the four-game NLCS sweep hitting .333 with four doubles and four RBIs.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

Reddick: Yanks fans throwing debris 'disrespectful'
Astros right fielder Josh Reddick called out Yankees fans for tossing water bottles, baseballs and other objects on the field during New York's 4-1 loss in the ALCS on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2019

How the Yankees let Gerrit Cole & Co. off the hook
The Astros ace didn't have his best stuff in Game 3 of the ALCS, and the Yankees didn't have theirs, either. Here's what went wrong in a game New York let get away.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Cole wasn't dominant, but still handles Yankees
Astros starter Gerrit Cole wasn't at his best Tuesday, but he still held the Yankees scoreless over seven innings to help Houston to a 4-1 win in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. Houston holds a 2-1 lead in the series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Dead ball? Juiced ball? The debate unfortunately rages on
After seeing home runs fly out of ballparks all season, we've seen a lot of warning-track power in the playoffs. What the heck is going on?

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Angels could face MLB fines over drug policy
The Los Angeles Angels could face sanctions or fines if MLB determines team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use before his death and didn't inform the commissioner's office.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Plate umpire out of ALCS Game 3 with concussion
Plate umpire Jeff Nelson had to leave Game 3 of the American League Championship Series after suffering a concussion when hit in the mask by a foul tip Tuesday. Kerwin Danley took over behind the plate.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

How the new dead ball is faking out players, fans and even cameramen
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Before the Nationals, 37 teams had led a best-of-seven series 3-0, and 36 won the series
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ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Cardinals shuffle lineup, look to spark offense
Among the Cardinals' Game 4 lineup changes were Tommy Edman playing third base and hitting leadoff, Harrison Bader replacing Dexter Fowler in center field, and Jose Martinez drawing another start in right and hitting second.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Hicks back in Yankees' lineup; Stanton still out
Aaron Hicks returns to the Yankees' starting lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS with Giancarlo Stanton still out.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Hicks returns to Yankees lineup against Astros
Aaron Hicks returns to the Yankees starting lineup with Giancarlo Stanton still out.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Hicks starts in Yankees' G3 loss; Stanton still out
Aaron Hicks returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS with Giancarlo Stanton still out.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Follow live: Nationals one win from reaching World Series
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ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Follow live: Astros, Yankees face off in the Bronx
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ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Yankees take aim at red-hot Cole
In the ALCS, New York has to deal with the dominant Gerrit Cole. Washington can wrap things up in the NLCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

How historically dominant starting pitching has Nats nearing NLCS sweep'
Washington is within a win of the World Series because its starters have been historically good this postseason.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Stephen Strasburg keeps Nationals' rotation on a serious roll
Washington is within a win of the World Series because its starters have been historically good this postseason.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

What we've learned so far this postseason -- and what might come next
From who will win it all to what's up with the baseball, Jeff Passan answers this October's 20 biggest questions.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Kendrick continues run as Nats' unlikely hero
Veteran Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs Monday night to power the Nationals to within a game of their first World Series appearance in franchise history.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2019

Inside the disastrous, 33-pitch inning that pretty much ended the Cardinals' season
Nothing has gone right for St. Louis in the NLCS, but things really fell apart in the third inning of Game 3, as the Nationals put a hammerlock on the series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Pro Bowl DE Barwin, 32, retiring: 'Was an honor'
Connor Barwin, a versatile player who could get after the quarterback and play in space to the tune of 56.5 sacks, 368 tackles and 44 passes defensed over 10 seasons, is retiring.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Follow live: With win in Game 3, Nationals would take commanding lead in NLCS
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ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

MLB Playoffs Daily: Yankees take aim at red-hot Cole
With the ALCS shifting to the Bronx, New York has to deal with the dominant Gerrit Cole, while in the NLCS, Washington look to wrap things up.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Cards' Maddux hits 2 holes-in-one ahead of G3
Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux was dealing with a different kind of ace Monday, hitting two holes-in-one ahead of Game 3 of the NLCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Bullpen day: Yanks, Astros to use pens in Game 4
The Yankees and Astros are both planning to turn Game 4 into a bullpen day, however impending weather could render the strategy moot.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Yankees plan to make Game 4 a bullpen game
With Luis Severino getting the start for Game 3 of the ALCS, manager Aaron Boone said Game 4 will be "kind of a bullpen day."

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Sources: Rain could alter NLCS, ALCS schedules
With the possibility that ALCS Game 4 between the Astros and Yankees is a washout for Wednesday night, MLB is considering moving a potential NLCS Game 5 between the Nationals and Cardinals to that night, sources said.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Robles back for Nats after hamstring injury
Victor Robles will return to the Nationals lineup after missing 10 days with a hamstring strain.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Robles slugs solo homer in return to Nats' lineup
Victor Robles is back in the Nationals' lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS after a 10-day absence caused by a mild hamstring strain, and Jose Martinez, who has accounted for half of the Cardinals' hits in this series, started in right field and batted fifth.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Nats' Robles back in G3; Martinez in Cards' lineup
Victor Robles is back in the Nationals' lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS after a 10-day absence caused by a mild hamstring strain, and Jose Martinez, who has accounted for half of the Cardinals' hits in this series, started in right field and batted fifth.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Cubs set to interview Kapler, Astros' Espada
Astros bench coach Joe Espada is expected to interview with the Cubs Monday, and Gabe Kapler will also talk to the team about the manager's job.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

MLB Playoffs Daily: Will Cardinals' bats wake up vs. Nats, Strasburg?
The St. Louis offense has been a no-show so far in the NLCS, and things won't get any easier against Stephen Strasburg in Game 3.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

For Aaron Boone and Yankees, it's go bold or go home
New York's manager has no choice but to be aggressive, a balancing act that may burn him at times but is his best shot at beating the Astros.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Correa's timing returns with ALCS walk-off HR
Carlos Correa homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th to give the Astros a win over the Yankees.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2019

Correa's timing returns with clutch ALCS walk-off
Carlos Correa homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Astros a much-needed 3-2 win over the Yankees in ALCS Game 2 on Sunday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Man in Astros dugout injured by foul ball on Sun.
A man in the Astros dugout was hit by a foul ball during Game 2 of the AL Championship Series and exited with a towel over his head.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Man injured by foul in ALCS Game 2, hospitalized
A man in the Astros dugout was hit by a foul ball during Game 2 of the American League Championship Series and exited with a towel over his head.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Aces high: Ranking the postseason's best starting pitchers
Verlander, Strasburg, Scherzer, Tanaka, Flaherty and, yes, Gerrit Cole. These playoffs have had some great starting pitching. We rank the best of the best.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

First comes the NLDS, then comes ... a baby? Inside Daniel Hudson's life-altering weekend
Daniel Hudson's decision to skip NLCS Game 1 to be with his wife as she gave birth to their daughter made headlines. But for him, it was never really a choice.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Stanton out of Yankees' lineup with quad strain
Giancarlo Stanton was not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday after suffering a right quad strain in his team's Game 1 win.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Yankees' Stanton day-to-day with quad strain
Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was left out of the Yankees' starting lineup for Game 2 of the American League Champion Series against the Astros after suffering a right quad strain in his team's Game 1 win.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Follow live: Justin Verlander and the Astros look to even ALCS with Yankees
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ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Angels' Kay: Talking to feds is 'right thing'
The Los Angeles Angels employee who told federal investigators that he provided oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs and abused it with him for years told Outside the Lines he hopes the pitcher's family can find "some peace."

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

The key for the Astros in Game 2? Score some runs, quick
Justin Verlander (and Gerrit Cole in Game 3) gives the Astros an advantage. But Houston's sleeping offense needs to wake up -- early.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

MLB Playoffs Daily: Yankees look to take control of the ALCS
After the Nationals moved up to 2-0 in their LCS, the Bombers' challenge is whether they can match that in Houston.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2019

Something from nothing: Nats get Seinfeld boost
Nats outfielder Adam Eaton delivered a crucial two-run double in the eighth inning. His key to that at-bat? Heeding the advice given to "Seinfeld" character George Costanza.

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