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Oct 15, 2018

Red Sox-Astros G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
After the Red Sox earned a home split with a crucial 7-5 win over the Astros in Game 2 on Sunday night at Fenway Park, the stage is set for the type of classic American League Championship Series many expected from the teams that finished the regular season with the top two records in the Major Leagues.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 15, 2018

Bradley, Betts spark Boston's bats in Game 2
The bounces went in favor of the Red Sox in Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, as Boston claimed a 7-5 victory over the Astros to knot the series at one game apiece. After Mookie Betts finally carried his terrific regular-season performance into the postseason, sparking the Red Sox to a pair of first-inning runs against Gerrit Cole and the Astros, Jackie Bradley Jr. took advantage of Fenway Park's quirks for a three-run double that restored Boston's lead in the third.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 15, 2018

Sale hospitalized with stomach illness
Red Sox ace Chris Sale was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital with a stomach illness on Sunday and didn't travel with the team to Houston, where the American League Championship Series against the Astros will resume on Tuesday. Sale is next scheduled to pitch in Game 5 on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 15, 2018

Before hitting wall, Marwin smacks record HR
Marwin Gonzalez had already made his mark on Sunday night's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox with a big home run, but the Astros' jack-of-all-trades was just beginning what proved to be an adventurous -- and painful -- night.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 15, 2018

Price satisfied to help Sox find victory column
David Price's search for his elusive first postseason win as a starter continues, as the left-hander was lifted one out shy of qualifying for the victory in the Red Sox's 7-5 triumph over the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 15, 2018

Bregman walking in October at record pace
Third baseman Alex Bregman was Houston's best hitter in the regular season, and while he's yet to record a hit in this series, he's made a big impact nonetheless.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Postseason Picture: Each LCS tied, 1-1
The Red Sox came back to even the American League Championship Series with the Astros on Sunday, with Game 3 on Tuesday in Houston. The National League Championship Series between the Brewers and Dodgers, also tied up, resumes Monday in Los Angeles.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Red Sox take care of business, knot ALCS at 1-1
Knuckles were white, nails were short and tensions were high. But by the end of the night, the Red Sox did what they desperately needed to do in Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, gritting their way to a 7-5 victory that sends the series back to Houston in a 1-1 tie.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Price settles for no-decision after leaving in 5th
David Price's search for his elusive first postseason win as a starter continues, as the left-hander was lifted one out shy of qualifying for the victory in the Red Sox's 7-5 triumph over the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Bradley, Mookie spark Sox's bats in Game 2
The bounces went in favor of the Red Sox in Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, as Boston claimed a 7-5 victory over the Astros to knot the series at one game apiece. After Mookie Betts finally carried his terrific regular-season performance into the postseason, sparking the Red Sox to a pair of first-inning runs against Gerrit Cole and the Astros, Jackie Bradley Jr. took advantage of Fenway Park's quirks for a three-run double that restored Boston's lead in the third.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Astros head home with 1-1 ALCS split after loss
The Red Sox punched back in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday night at Fenway Park, scoring five early runs against starter Gerrit Cole and pulling away for a 7-5 victory that evened the best-of-seven series at one game apiece heading back to Houston.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

3 ways Brewers can bounce back in NLCS
How do the Brewers bounce back? Here are three things that would help.

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Oct 14, 2018

Brewers' bullpen faces biggest test to date
Five games into the postseason, the Brewers' innovative bullpen strategy is set to face its biggest test yet.

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Oct 14, 2018

Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness
Red Sox starter Chris Sale reported a stomach illness Sunday and was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation, the club announced. He will be kept overnight for evaluation and any further updates will be released when available.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Price destined for no-decision after leaving in 5th
David Price's search for his elusive first postseason win as a starter will continue, as the Red Sox left-hander was lifted one out shy of qualifying for a victory in Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Dodgers grinding out Brewers' vaunted bullpen
The Dodgers felt they would beat the Brewers' bullpen in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park, if presented another opportunity. They fell short in Game 1, but they took their hacks as Milwaukee's relievers showed fissures in the foundation. The Dodgers felt good about those Game 1 efforts. In fact, they sounded remarkably upbeat following the loss.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Counsell to keep pitching options open for G4
Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill will have to wait to hear which of the Brewers' "initial out-getters" he'll match up against in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Bradley, Mookie spark Sox's bats to rattle Cole
The bounces appear to be going in favor of the Red Sox in Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. After Mookie Betts finally carried his terrific regular-season performance into the postseason, sparking the Red Sox to a pair of first-inning runs against Gerrit Cole and the Astros, Jackie Bradley Jr. took advantage of Fenway Park's quirks for a three-run double that restored Boston's lead in the third.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Astros set playoff record on huge Marwin HR
Marwin Gonzalez's first home run of the postseason was big for the Astros, giving them a 4-2 lead in the third inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday at Fenway Park. It was the 14th straight postseason game Houston has homered, surpassing the all-time mark of 13 held by the 2001-04 Astros.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

3 keys for Dodgers to gain NLCS edge in LA
After tying up the National League Championship Series with a dramatic Game 2 comeback win in Milwaukee, the Dodgers look to take control with the next three games at Dodger Stadium, where they went 47-34 during the regular season and won both NL Division Series games against Atlanta. Rookie right-hander Walker Buehler will start against Jhoulys Chacin.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Springer keeps adding to postseason hit streak
Another October game, another record for George Springer. His two-run double in the second inning of Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series extended Springer's postseason hitting streak to 11 games, moving him past Lance Berkman for the Astros' all-time mark.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Mookie sparks 2-run 1st as Red Sox rattle Cole
The version of Mookie Betts who muscled his way to the top of the American League MVP Award conversation finally appeared in the postseason, sparking the Red Sox to a pair of first-inning runs against Gerrit Cole and the Astros in Sunday's Game 2 of the AL Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Grandal to return behind plate for Game 3
Yasmani Grandal will start at catcher in Monday's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Brewers, manager Dave Roberts said on Sunday.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

What if Braun had been dealt to the Dodgers?
What if Ryan Braun had become a Dodger? It almost happened in the summer of 2016, when the Brewers had discussions with the Dodgers about a deal that might have sent Braun to L.A. for Yasiel Puig, Brandon McCarthy and prospects.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Buehler aims to apply knowledge from DS test
Walker Buehler is the next Dodgers starting pitcher tasked with keeping the club close enough early to unleash its late-inning offensive weaponry on a taxed Milwaukee bullpen. He fell a bit short in his last outing, but he fully expects to right the ship on Monday.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Cora: Sox's arms must strengthen inside game
Red Sox manager Alex Cora made it clear to his pitchers leading into this American League Championship Series that they need to establish the inner half of the plate or pay the price.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Astros turn to Keuchel, Morton for Games 3, 4
The Astros will throw 2015 Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel in Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox at Minute Maid Park and 15-game winner Charlie Morton in Wednesday's Game 4.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Astros-Sox Game 2: Devers, Kinsler return
To get back on track, the Red Sox will need a strong pitching performance by lefty David Price in tonight's Game 2. Manager Alex Cora's team will also need to make far more noise with the bats than they did while getting just three hits in Game 1.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

In big spot, can Price win first postseason start?
The champagne bottles hadn't even been uncorked yet on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium when Red Sox manager Alex Cora found David Price and told him he was pitching Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Confident Jeffress discusses 'lucky' comment
Whatever is different about Jeremy Jeffress this October, it's not the right-hander's confidence.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

For first time in October, No. 1 picks duel
When Gerrit Cole and David Price square off at Fenway Park in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series between the Astros and Red Sox tonight, it will mark the first time in MLB postseason history that the pitching matchup will feature two former No. 1 overall Draft picks starting against each other.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Rays coach Baldelli interviewed for manager
Rays coach Rocco Baldelli was the 12th candidate to interview for the vacant Reds managerial position when he met with the club this past week, a source told MLB.com on Sunday.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Rays' Baldelli interviewed by Reds for manager
Rays coach Rocco Baldelli was the 12th candidate to interview for the vacant Reds managerial position when he met with the club this past week, a source told MLB.com on Sunday.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Best trade ever? Verlander continues to deal
Justin Verlander continues to look like one of the best and most important trade acquisitions in baseball history. And now, he's trying to help the Astros make more World Series history this season.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Astros-Sox Game 2: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
To get back on track, the Red Sox will need a strong pitching performance by lefty David Price in tonight's Game 2. Manager Alex Cora's team will also need to make far more noise with the bats than they did while getting just three hits in Game 1.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Behind crafty JV, Astros break free to win Game 1
Justin Verlander escaped a fifth-inning mess, then breezed through the bottom of the sixth after the Astros took a lead en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Bregman busy on the bases ... with no hits
Considering the zero in the hits column on Saturday night, Alex Bregman spent an awful lot of time on base.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Nunez ready to make up for 'frustrating' misplays
Eduardo Nunez understands that the outcome of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series could have been different, had he cleanly fielded a pair of balls that were hit toward him at third base. As he put it, this was the wrong time to have a bad game.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Springer extends postseason hitting streak
There's something about October that brings out the best in George Springer. The Astros center fielder continued his assault on opposing pitching Saturday night, lacing a two-run, bases-loaded single in the second inning against Chris Sale to give Houston a 2-0 lead in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Cora breaks character, gets tossed in Game 1
Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected from his club's 7-2 loss to the Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, ostensibly for commenting on a called third strike to Andrew Benintendi that ended the fifth inning.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Sale labors as Sox drop Game 1 to Astros
Chris Sale desperately wanted a second crack at the Astros, one year after they spoiled his postseason debut. Granted that opportunity against the defending World Series champions, the Red Sox ace didn't last long in the opening game of the American League Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Behind crafty JV, Astros break free late for G1 W
Justin Verlander escaped a fifth-inning mess, then breezed through the bottom of the sixth after the Astros took a lead en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 14, 2018

Postseason Picture: Astros start strong; NLCS tied
Justin Turner's two-run homer completed a four-run Dodgers comeback to even the NLDS, while Houston and Boston open the ALCS from Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Brewers-Dodgers G3: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
The entertainment value of the National League Championship Series should remain high as the Brewers and Dodgers resume festivities at Dodger Stadium on Monday for Game 3. Here's everything you need to know.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Jeffress remains confident, says LA got 'lucky'
Whatever is different about Jeremy Jeffress this October, it's not the right-hander's confidence.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Cora tossed from Game 1 for arguing strike call
Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected by home-plate umpire James Hoye from Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, ostensibly for commenting on a called third strike to Andrew Benintendi that ended the home half of the fifth inning.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Jansen closes out game for overlooked LA 'pen
Kenley Jansen is turning every slight, no matter how small, into fuel.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Jansen closes out slighted 'pen's strong effort
Kenley Jansen is turning every slight, no matter how small, into fuel.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Cain atones for G1 drop with HR robbery
Lorenzo Cain was displeased with himself on Friday after coming up short on what would've been an exceptional play in right-center field.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Sale labors in ALCS opener, exits after 4 IP
Chris Sale desperately wanted a second crack at the Astros, one year after they spoiled his postseason debut. Granted that opportunity against the defending World Series champions, the Red Sox ace didn't last long in the opening game of the American League Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Springer stays hot in October with 2-run single
There's something about October that brings out the best in George Springer. The Astros center fielder continued his assault on opposing pitching Saturday night, lacing a two-run, bases-loaded single in the second inning against Chris Sale to give Houston a 2-0 lead in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Postseason Picture: LA takes G2, ALCS begins
Justin Turner's two-run homer completed a four-run Dodgers comeback to even the NLDS, while Houston and Boston open the ALCS from Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Turner's heroics help Dodgers knot NLCS, 1-1
Justin Turner rebounded from a four-strikeout showing on Friday night with a two-run homer in the eighth inning on Saturday to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback win over the Brewers at Miller Park and even the best-of-seven National League Championship Series at a game apiece.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Brewers' win streak ends at 12 in Game 2
Once again, the Dodgers didn't make it easy as the Brewers held a lead, but this time the Milwaukee bullpen couldn't fend them off, resulting in a 4-3 loss on Saturday that tied the NLCS at a game apiece as the series heads to Los Angeles.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Gattis ready to do damage off Astros' bench
Astros manager AJ Hinch said he's going to pick his spots to use slugger Evan Gattis, who was replaced at designated hitter by Tyler White late in the regular season and got only two at-bats in the American League Division Series against the Indians.

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Oct 13, 2018

Turner breaks out with momentum-shifting HR
Justin Turner turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead for the Dodgers with a two-run homer in the eighth inning of National League Championship Series Game 2 against the Brewers on Saturday, sparking Los Angeles and snapping out of a funk.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Arcia's 2nd postseason HR gets Crew going
A day after the Brewers got a key home run from pitcher Brandon Woodruff, they opened the scoring in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon with a homer from another unlikely source, shortstop Orlando Arcia.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Astros-Red Sox G1: Correa hitting 7th
The Red Sox and the Astros, who combined to win 211 games in the regular season en route to posting the top two records in the Major Leagues, will square off in the American League Championship Series in what sets up to be a tantalizing best-of-seven series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Cain soars to rob Freese of homer
Lorenzo Cain was displeased with himself on Friday after coming up short on what would've been an exceptional play in right-center field.

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Oct 13, 2018

Small velo variation making it tough for Kershaw
In the wake of Clayton Kershaw's latest October stumble, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was asked if the small velocity variation between the lefty's fastball and slider makes it easier for high-quality teams to attack.

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Oct 13, 2018

Fielder returns to Miller Park for G2 first pitch
Prince Fielder, a teammate of Craig Counsell's the last time the Brewers made the National League Championship Series in 2011, was asked how Counsell influenced his career.

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Oct 13, 2018

Counsell: 'You won't see' Hader in Game 2
After watching Josh Hader carve through two clean innings against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday with a four-run lead, Brewers manager Craig Counsell faced a choice: make a pitching change to preserve the possibility of using Hader for a batter or two in Game 2, or keep the pedal to the metal and send him back to the mound. Counsell chose the latter, and the result was a 6-5 win -- but also: "You won't see Josh tomorrow, for sure," Counsell said after the game.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Dodgers-Brewers G2: Shaw, Puig join lineups
Brewers manager Counsell dug deep into his bullpen for a 6-5 win in Game 1 on Friday night that left the Dodgers rueing their defensive mistakes, but feeling good about taking a bite out of the Brewers' bullpen. There won't be much time to rest; Game 2 is this afternoon.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Sox announce ALCS roster with Moreland on it
The Red Sox will once again go with an 11-man pitching staff for the American League Championship Series against the Astros, which begins tonight at Fenway Park (8:09 ET), and first baseman Mitch Moreland will be among its 25-man contingent.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Red Sox announce roster for ALCS
The Boston Red Sox on Saturday announced the team's 25-man active roster for their American League Championship Series with the Houston Astros.

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Oct 13, 2018

Grandal spots flaw that led to nightmare inning
It took Yasmani Grandal no time to find the answer to his problems Friday night at Miller Park, but the solution came too late to make a difference in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Dodgers-Brewers G2: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
Brewers manager Counsell dug deep into his bullpen for a 6-5 win in Game 1 on Friday night that left the Dodgers rueing their defensive mistakes, but feeling good about taking a bite out of the Brewers' bullpen. There won't be much time to rest; Game 2 is this afternoon.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Woodruff's rare HR comes with extra emotion
A half-inning after replacing starter Gio Gonzalez, right-hander Brandon Woodruff got Milwaukee on the board in the most unlikely of ways -- with a game-tying solo home run off Clayton Kershaw.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Cain bangs 3 hits, outfield wall in busy Game 1
Naturally, Lorenzo Cain turned it on at the plate once the postseason reached the National League Championship Series. He was happy about that in the wake of the Brewers' 6-5 win over the Dodgers in Friday's Game 1.

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Oct 13, 2018

Kershaw chased by Brewers in 4th
Undermined by his catcher's sloppy defense, taken deep by a left-handed-hitting relief pitcher and unable to get an out in the fourth inning, Clayton Kershaw endured another postseason nightmare Friday at Miller Park in a 6-5 Dodgers loss to the Brewers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.

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Oct 13, 2018

A-Rod loses wager, dons Red Sox uniform
Alex Rodriguez nearly joined the Red Sox 15 years ago in a trade. Instead, he became a Yankee. But on Friday night, he finally put on a Boston uniform.

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Oct 13, 2018

What we learned from Astros' ALDS win
Here are five things we learned about the Astros as a result of their ALDS victory.

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Oct 13, 2018

Machado delivering what Dodgers hoped for
Manny Machado crushed a solo home run in the second inning and added a two-out, two-run single in the eighth as the Dodgers posted a three-spot to cut into the Brewers' lead before falling, 6-5, in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night at Miller Park.

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Oct 13, 2018

Crew holds off LA in G1 for 12th straight victory
Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night at Miller Park was a nine-inning primer on how the Brewers got to this point -- a harrowing 6-5 win over the Dodgers that gave Milwaukee a 12th straight victory and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Oct 13, 2018

Kershaw chased in 4th in his shortest playoff start
Undermined by his catcher's sloppy defense, taken deep by a left-handed-hitting relief pitcher and unable to get an out in the fourth inning, Clayton Kershaw endured another postseason nightmare Friday at Miller Park in a 6-5 Dodgers loss to the Brewers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.

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Oct 13, 2018

Kershaw chased in 4th in shortest playoff start
Undermined by his catcher's sloppy defense, taken deep by a left-handed-hitting relief pitcher and unable to get an out in the fourth inning, Clayton Kershaw endured another postseason nightmare Friday at Miller Park in a 6-5 Dodgers loss to the Brewers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Every pitcher who went deep in postseason
You just never know what you're going to see in a postseason baseball game, even when a relief pitcher grabs a bat and strides to the plate. Brewers southpaw Brandon Woodruff, spending his first full season as a Major Leaguer, made the memory of a lifetime when he homered off one of the greatest living pitchers in Clayton Kershaw in the third inning of Friday night's National League Championshop Series Game 1 at Miller Park.

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Oct 13, 2018

Pitcher Woodruff hits rare homer off Kershaw
A half-inning after replacing starter Gio Gonzalez, right-hander Brandon Woodruff got Milwaukee on the board in the most unlikely of ways -- with a game-tying solo home run off Clayton Kershaw.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

What we learned from Red Sox's ALDS win
In upending the rival Yankees in a four-game American League Division Series win, the Red Sox proved that their 108-win regular season was no fluke. But now an even bigger test awaits in the defending World Series champion Astros, who took down Boston in a four-game ALDS last year.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Fierce passion, prep helping J.D. thrive with Sox
In his first season as a member of the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez has seemed immune to the pressures of playing in Boston -- the high expectations and intense media scrutiny -- that have foiled newcomers before him.

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Oct 13, 2018

Evidence bears out Cora's trust in Price for G2
Red Sox manager Alex Cora could have looked at David Price's history in the postseason as a starter (0-9, 6.03 ERA) and turned in another direction for Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros at Fenway Park.

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Oct 13, 2018

10 biggest stars in Sox-Astros ALCS clash
This American League Championship Series between the Astros and Red Sox might be one in which fans look back on a few years down the line and marvel at the star power. As Houston manager AJ Hinch said, "These are enormous names in our game."

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

The best lineup from LCS teams' last 50 years
The Astros, Brewers, Dodgers and Red Sox have some impressive history, featuring a long list of star players around the diamond. With that in mind, MLB.com has put together the best possible lineup from these four clubs, starting with the players from the 1969 season until today.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 13, 2018

Fun facts about possible World Series matchups
We are exactly 12 days away from Game 1 of the 2018 World Series. Here's a look at three potentially enjoyable aspects of each of the four possible Fall Classic combinations.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Cashman: 'Yankees are about championships'
On Friday at Yankee Stadium -- three days after New York was eliminated from the postseason by the Red Sox in the American League Division Series -- general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone looked back on the 2018 season, and ahead to 2019.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Vlad Jr. among prospects in AFL Hitting Challenge
On Saturday, the Arizona Fall League continues its opening week festivities with its sixth annual Bowman Hitting Challenge at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

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Oct 12, 2018

Kershaw chased in 4th as Brewers pounce
The Brewers grinded down Clayton Kershaw into the shortest start of his postseason career on Friday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park.

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Oct 12, 2018

Pitcher Woodruff homers off Kershaw to spur Crew
A half-inning after replacing starter Gio Gonzalez, right-hander Brandon Woodruff got Milwaukee on the board in the most unlikely of ways -- with a game-tying solo home run off Clayton Kershaw.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Betts, Kemp enjoying friendly ALCS rivalry
For Tony Kemp and Mookie Betts, sharing this big postseason stage only a handful of years after sharing a summer dugout is a bit surreal.

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Oct 12, 2018

Machado's latest HR puts LA on NLCS board 1st
Manny Machado got the Dodgers off to a quick start in the National League Championship Series against the Brewers, lining a solo homer off lefty Gio Gonzalez in the second inning of Game 1 on Friday night to open the scoring.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Correa rested, ready for next playoff challenge
The layover between Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday and Saturday's Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Red Sox has served Astros shortstop Carlos Correa's back well.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Dodgers like mix Urias brings vs. Yelich, Crew
Finding a solution to MVP candidate Christian Yelich has been elusive to almost every team in the second half, and the Dodgers are going to try by tabbing 22-year-old Julio Urias to replace Scott Alexander in the bullpen for the NLCS against the Brewers.

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Oct 12, 2018

Uecker gets honor of first pitch of NLCS
For the uninitiated: No, they were not booing before the Brewers even took the field for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series onFriday night. They were saluting Mr. Baseball. It was "UUUUUU" for Bob Uecker, the Milwaukee kid turned .200-hitting big leaguer turned baseball broadcaster and Hollywood star, on the mound at Miller Park for a ceremonial first pitch to signal the start of the third LCS in Brewers history.

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Oct 12, 2018

Verlander aligning himself with October greats
Justin Verlander says he doesn't worry too much about his legacy or how his body of work will be remembered when it's finally put up against the all-time greats. Maybe that's because the Astros' ace feels he still has so much left to give to the game.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Moreland encouraged, 'ready' after full workout
In their Friday workout that took place on the eve of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, the Red Sox focused most on first baseman Mitch Moreland, who got in a full workout to test the right hamstring he injured six days earlier in Game 2 of the Division Series against the Yankees.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

5 things we could be discussing after ALCS G1
A combined 211 regular-season victories promise to set the stage for an epic American League Championship Series, as the Red Sox (108 wins) will attempt to upend the defending World Series champion Astros (103 wins) beginning on Saturday evening at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Red Sox bullpen stepping up at perfect time
A funny thing happened on the way to the AL Championship Series, which starts on Saturday night at Fenway Park, with the Red Sox hosting the Astros. That much-maligned bullpen stepped up and helped stifle the Yankees, particularly in those final two games in New York.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Who has edge? ALCS position by position
The Red Sox won 108 games this season, but the Astros are still the defending World Series champions, and in many ways it feels like they're the stronger team. Let's break each side down position by position.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Yankees will seek to trade Gray, Cashman says
Sonny Gray's future likely won't be with the Yankees. After Gray's continued struggles in his first season-and-a-half in New York, the Yankees will try to trade the right-hander this offseason, general manager Brian Cashman said Friday at the team's season-ending press conference.

Major League Baseball News
Oct 12, 2018

Overcoming injuries, Miley poised for G2 start
Wade Miley went from arguably the Brewers' most ill-timed injury all season to starting Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, and it all started with a chat in the training room.

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