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Oct 17, 2018

Morton's late-career transformation has handed the Astros an ace
Charlie Morton spent nine years as a back-of-the rotation starter with a mediocre record. All it took to turn him into an All-Star was a total reconfiguration of his identity as a pitcher.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Clayton Kershaw's Game 5 start could be his last for L.A.
Kershaw's start in Game 5 in the NL Championship Series is one of the biggest of his career -- and could be his last with the Dodgers.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Could this be it for Clayton Kershaw with the Dodgers?
Clayton Kershaw's start in Game 5 in the NL Championship Series is one of the biggest of his career -- and could be his last with the Dodgers.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Cody Bellinger puts playoff slump to bed with late-night heroics
Five hours and 15 minutes after Game 4 of the NLCS started, the Dodgers' outfielder finally delivered the deciding blow as L.A. knotted things up with Milwaukee.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Brewers' Yelich on Machado: 'Dirty player'
"He's a player that has a history of those types of incidents," Brewers star Christian Yelich said of the Dodgers' Manny Machado.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Brewers' Gonzalez has high ankle sprain
Brewers starter Gio Gonzalez left Game 4 of the NLCS early with a high ankle sprain.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Down 2-1, Astros might suddenly have more questions than answers
Heading into Game 4, the defending champs could have concerns about their banged-up stars, lineup misfires and even their closer.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Brasier, Eovaldi rise to moment for Red Sox in Game 3
Ryan Brasier won a key battle with Alex Bregman and Nathan Eovaldi went six strong innings as Boston beat Houston to take the ALCS lead.

ESPN MLB
Oct 17, 2018

Bradley comes up big with series-swinging slam
After sparking the Red Sox to a Game 2 win, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. uncorked an eighth-inning grand slam that broke open Game 3 on Tuesday, propelling Boston to a 2-1 series lead in the ALCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

MLB scrutinizes Astros for shooting in-game video
Major League Baseball is looking into an incident in which an Astros employee appearing to shoot video was removed from the photographer's pit adjacent to Houston's dugout in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Kershaw has 'not made a decision' on opting out
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has not decided whether to exercise the opt-out in his contract, adding that it should make for "a busy 10 days" following the conclusion of the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Apologetic Hernandez: Not attacking L.A. fans
The Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez posted a lengthy tweet, apologizing "to all those who thought I was blaming the fans" for the team's loss in Game 3 of the NLCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Statue of limitations: Miami moving HR sculpture
The Art in Public Places board of Miami-Dade County unanimously approved the Marlins' plan to relocate the seven-story-high "Homer" sculpture outside the stadium.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Rangers hire Rehman from Cubs to be asst. GM
Former Cubs exec Shiraz Rehman has been hired to assist Rangers GM Jon Daniels with day-to-day management of major league operations, including player acquisitions.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Angels opt out of stadium lease with Anaheim
The Angels have opted out of their stadium lease with the city of Anaheim.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Sale rejoining Red Sox, but uncertain for Game 5
The Red Sox aren't sure if Chris Sale will be ready to pitch Game 5 after the lefty ace spent Sunday night in the hospital with a stomach ailment.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Sale rejoins Red Sox, still uncertain for Game 5
The Red Sox aren't sure if Chris Sale will be ready to pitch Game 5 after the lefty ace spent Sunday night in the hospital with a stomach ailment.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Sale returns, tells Cora he's 'good enough' to go
Chris Sale is back with the Red Sox and says he feels well enough to pitch. Whether he'll start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series remains to be seen.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Altuve to serve as Astros DH for Game 3 of ALCS
Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Everything you need to know about Wednesday's LCS games
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw takes the hill for perhaps the biggest start of his life, and the Astros turn to Charlie Morton, who hasn't pitched in two weeks.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Follow live: Dodgers seek to even NLCS
The Dodgers need their bats to come alive against the Brewers' bullpen in order to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Follow live: Keuchel, Eovaldi on the mound for Game 3
Boston has gotten on the board against Houston's 2015 AL Cy Young winner, who owns a career 9.15 ERA against the Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Role players help power Astros' emergence as powerhouse
George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman get the attention, but the role players behind them take Houston's attack to the next level.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

ALCS intrigue on rise as Red Sox-Astros shifts to Houston
Is Dallas Keuchel making his last start with the Astros? Can Boston's Nathan Eovaldi dominate again? We look at some keys to Game 3 and the rest of the series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Dodgers need to start seizing the day -- or else
L.A. is making too many mistakes while failing to do the little things that win championships, most notably hitting with runners in scoring position.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

We dare you not to walk Alex Bregman
Is the Astros third baseman so scary in October he's getting the Barry Bonds treatment from opposing teams? Or is he just that patient at the plate?

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Brewers beating Dodgers by flipping NLCS script
Milwaukee's starting pitchers -- Jhoulys Chacin in Game 3 -- and lineup depth have been big trouble for L.A., when most expected something else.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Dodgers rebuke fans for Grandal boos, dead air
As Yasmani Grandal continued to struggle -- striking out three times, the last one coming with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning -- fans took notice. But the Dodgers didn't appreciate the reaction.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Dodger boo: Slumping Grandal chided at home
As Yasmani Grandal continued to struggle -- striking out three times, the last one coming with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning -- the fans took notice.

ESPN MLB
Oct 16, 2018

Gio Gonzalez gets Game 4 start for Brewers
The Brewers will start Gio Gonzalez in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday night, with Wade Miley getting the nod in Game 5 on short rest.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Eovaldi, Cora shrug off Bregman Instagram video
A video posted to Alex Bregman's Instagram account, which showed the Astros hitting three straight home runs off Nathan Eovaldi, didn't draw much of a reaction from the Red Sox's ALCS Game 3 starter or manager Alex Cora.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Red Sox's Sale exits hospital after stomach issue
Red Sox starter Chris Sale was released from a Boston-area hospital Monday morning and will rejoin the team Tuesday after dealing with a stomach illness, the team announced.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Pederson in L.A. lineup after daughter's birth
Outfielder Joc Pederson is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. He replaces Chris Taylor, who is out of the lineup.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Pederson starts for L.A. after daughter's birth
One day after the birth of his first child, Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson was in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Cubs hire Iapoce from Rangers as hitting coach
The Cubs have hired Anthony Iapoce from the Rangers to be the team's next hitting coach, replacing Chili Davis.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Follow live: Dodgers something
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ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Everything you need to know about Tuesday's LCS games
In the NL, a World Series spot could be one game closer to being locked up at Dodger Stadium, while in the AL, momentum is on the line at Minute Maid Park.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Braves give Snitker two-year contract extension
The Braves have given Brian Snitker, who led the team to a 92-70 record and the National League East title this season, a two-year contract extension.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Dodgers phenom Buehler just keeps getting better
As he continues to get stronger, perfects new pitches and impresses the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler gets the ball for L.A. in Game 3.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Everything you need to know about Monday's NLCS game
Jhoulys Chacin has been a key contributor for the Brewers, but what if the Dodgers have his number in Game 3?

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Red Sox don't let Astros get out of their reach
Boston's hitters came through in key moments, the bullpen dominated and David Price did just enough to help keep the ALCS interesting.

ESPN MLB
Oct 15, 2018

Price earns first 'team win' as postseason starter
Following a span in which his teams went 0-10 in his 10 career postseason starts, David Price pitched just well enough to keep the Red Sox in Sunday's ALCS Game 2 -- which they won -- and was given an ovation by the Fenway Park crowd.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Red Sox LHP Sale hospitalized for stomach illness
Red Sox starter Chris Sale was admitted to a local hospital Sunday afternoon because of a stomach illness, the team said.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Grandal will be behind Dodgers' plate in Game 3
The Dodgers will have Yasmani Grandal, who was benched for Game 2 after a terrible Game 1, back behind the plate for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Brewers.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Follow live: Astros look to steal Game 2
After a dominant Game 1 win in Fenway, the Astros are hoping Gerrit Cole can lead them to another road victory in the ALCS.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Everything you need to know about Sunday's ALCS game
The Astros have a 1-0 lead and seem to have an edge with Gerrit Cole on the mound in Game 2. Can Boston tie things up before the series moves to Houston?

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

David Price still seeking elusive win in postseason start
David Price hasn't pitched as poorly as his playoff reputation suggests, as some bad luck and a lack of run support have hurt him along the way. Can he turn it around and an even the ALCS?

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Astros' Verlander provided the thing to remember about Game 1 -- victory
No masterpiece, the ALCS opener featured sloppy pitching and weak defense. But Houston's ace set himself apart to seal a win over the Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Sale lasts just 4 innings as Red Sox open ALCS
Red Sox ace Chris Sale made an early exit in Saturday's ALCS Game 1, giving up two runs on one hit and four walks in four innings.

ESPN MLB
Oct 14, 2018

Sale lasts just 4 innings in Red Sox's loss
Red Sox ace Chris Sale made an early exit in Saturday's ALCS Game 1, giving up two runs on one hit and four walks in four innings.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Red Sox's Cora tossed for arguing with plate ump
Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected from Saturday's ALCS Game 1 after arguing with plate umpire James Hoye over a called third strike that ended the fifth inning.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Want drama? This NLCS is bringing it -- and the best is yet to come
Justin Turner's two-run homer fueled a series-tying win in a Dodgers-Brewers series fulfilling its promise of a tight matchup.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Dodgers' relievers show they're Brewers' equals
While the bullpen of the Milwaukee Brewers has generated plenty of acclaim, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it motivates his relievers to show they're just as good.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Turner shrugs off 0-for-5 night to spark L.A.'s win
Less than 24 hours after the worst game of his career, Justin Turner ignited his team, launching the two-run home run that gave the Dodgers the 4-3 lead they rode to victory in Game 2.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

As Yasiel Puig struggles in NLCS, how can Dodgers keep him engaged?
The enigmatic L.A. outfielder has been more miss than hit against the Brewers. What are the Dodgers doing to keep a slugger who can change the series at any given moment from falling apart?

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

As Yasiel Puig struggles in the NLCS, how can Dodgers keep him engaged?
The enigmatic L.A. outfielder has been more miss than hit against the Brewers. What are the Dodgers doing to keep a slugger who can change the series at any given moment from falling apart?

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Follow live: Red Sox, Astros sqaure off at Fenway Park
George Springer's two-run single in the second off Chris Sale gave Justin Verlander and Houtson an early lead.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Follow live: Milwaukee looks for 2-0 lead in NLCS
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ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

'It's a good story': Inside Kirk Gibson's epic 1988 World Series HR
Gibson and other participants share their memories of what led up to his dramatic walk-off blast 30 years ago.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Dodgers sit Grandal for Game 2 after rough night
After a not-so-good Game 1 performance, Yasmani Grandal has been kept out of the Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Brewers.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Buckle up for an epic ALCS as 108-win Red Sox and 103-win Astros collide
The high-stakes series is sure to deliver from the start, with the defending champs pitting Justin Verlander against Chris Sale in Game 1.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Braun, Puig ended up right where they belong
Two years ago, the Brewers and Dodgers almost swapped Ryan Braun for Yasiel Puig, but the nontrade has worked out well for everyone.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Why the Dodgers are in big trouble -- and why they might be just fine
As ugly as the Dodgers' opening-game loss was in the NLCS, there were plenty of reasons to think things should be looking up.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Retire? Verlander set for 'second half' of career
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, coming off one of the best regular seasons of his 14-year career, said he has "no set number" of seasons left to go. "Just keep pitching," he said.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Everything you need to know about Saturday's LCS games
The Red Sox will try to seize an initial lead over the Astros in the AL's clash of titans, while L.A. tries to tie things up in Milwaukee.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Inside the inning when Brandon Woodruff's swing rocked the NLCS
A reliever stepping in against Clayton Kershaw? It sounds like a mismatch. But Milwaukee's slugging pitcher took L.A.'s ace deep, and things got even wilder from there.

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Ups and downs of bullpenning on display as Brewers take Game 1
Milwaukee's out-getters both thrived and survived in an NLCS-opening win. But can the Brew Crew possibly walk the same fine line three more times to put away the Dodgers?

ESPN MLB
Oct 13, 2018

Everybody eat! Brewers' win means free burgers
The Brewers ran their winning streak to 12 games with Friday night's 6-5 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS. That means Wisconsin restaurant chain George Webb will reward fans with free hamburgers next week.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Grandal on Kershaw's loss: 'We let him down'
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw struggled to execute in Friday night's Game 1 loss to the Brewers, according to manager Dave Roberts, but the Dodgers' four errors and two passed balls didn't help his cause.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Grandal on Kershaw's loss: We let him down
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw struggled to execute in Friday night's Game 1 loss to the Brewers, according to manager Dave Roberts, but Los Angeles' four errors and two passed balls didn't help his cause.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Brewers P Woodruff hits homer to stun Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw elevated a 2-2 fastball to lead off the third inning and Brandon Woodruff didn't miss it, belting a towering shot at Miller Park to tie Friday night's NLCS opener at 1.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Follow live: Kershaw, Dodgers take on Brewers
In the second inning, Manny Machado lined his third home run of the postseason to give Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers a lead in Milwaukee.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Reports: Girardi interviews for Rangers opening
The Rangers, who are looking to replace fired manager Jeff Banister, have interviewed Joe Girardi for the opening, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Beloved Uecker throws out 1st pitch at NLCS
Bob Uecker threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the NL Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

A bit outside? Uecker to throw out NLCS 1st pitch
Bob Uecker will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the NL Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Yanks' Boone: I was 'greedy' with pitching moves
With the benefit of hindsight, New York Yankees first-year manager Aaron Boone admitted Friday that he left starting pitcher Luis Severino in Monday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series too long.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Astros beef up bullpen for ALCS vs. Red Sox
The Astros have added relievers Hector Rondon and Joe Smith to their roster for the ALCS, while Myles Straw and Will Harris will not be active against the Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Three reasons the Astros will beat the Red Sox in the ALCS
With 108 wins, the Red Sox clearly have something going, but the Astros' starting pitching, bullpen and lineup will be very tough to beat.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Yanks' Gregorius to have Tommy John surgery
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius injured his elbow during the ALDS and will have Tommy John surgery. Manager Aaron Boone said he is optimistic Gregorius will be back at some point in the 2019 season.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Dodgers add LHP Urias to bullpen mix for NLCS
The Dodgers made a surprising decision with their National League Championship Series roster, adding 22-year-old phenom Julio Urias as part of their bullpen mix.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Everything you need to know about Friday's NLCS game
The Brewers haven't lost a game in three weeks. The Dodgers turn to Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series to change that.

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Yelich vs. Kershaw a matchup made in baseball heaven
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw hasn't had much luck against the Brewers' Christian Yelich. How can he cool down baseball's hottest hitter?

ESPN MLB
Oct 12, 2018

Astros keep finding new ways to dominate
By using analytics to help make their players better, as they did with Gerrit Cole, the defending World Series champs are better than ever.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Dodgers set starters for NLCS Games 2, 3 and 4
The Los Angeles Dodgers will start left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2, righty Walker Buehler in Game 3 and lefty Rich Hill in Game 4 of their National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Cubs fire hitting coach Davis after one season
The Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis on Thursday after a season in which the team ranked 11th in the NL in home runs after being near the top of the league in 2017.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

How did Christian Yelich get this good?
A nice player in his time with the Marlins, Christian Yelich blossomed into an MVP candidate in his first year with the Brewers. What changed?

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Brewers going with Gonzalez in Game 1 of NLCS
Gio Gonzalez will start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Davis, West crew chiefs for league championships
Gerry Davis, who has umpired a record 144 postseason games, will be the crew chief for the NL Championship Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Wainwright to return for 15th season with Cards
Adam Wainwright, a three-time All-Star during his 14 seasons with the Cardinals, will be returning in 2019 after agreeing to a one-year deal on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Dykstra to face threat, drug charges on Oct. 22
Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra is scheduled to appear before a judge on Oct. 22 to face charges of possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and making terroristic threats.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

How the dominant Brewers bullpen came together
Assembling the right group of relievers to march through the postseason often takes some trial and error -- and a lot of luck. Just ask Craig Counsell.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell's managerial career
When it became clear that Counsell's best days were past him, a series of events turned the former Brewer into the perfect managerial fit.

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

How Alex Cora maneuvered the Red Sox to the ALCS
Virtually everything Red Sox manager Alex Cora touched turned to gold against the Yankees. Does he have any magic left to use against the Astros?

ESPN MLB
Oct 11, 2018

Three reasons the Dodgers will beat the Brewers in the NLCS
The Brewers are as hot as any team in baseball, but the Dodgers have the power and starting pitching depth to cool them off and return to the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 10, 2018

MLB: Only fair for league to get cut from casinos
Kenny Gersh, MLB's executive vice president of gaming, told a crowd of casino executives that a proposed 0.25 percent fee is essentially a royalty that casino companies should pay if they are going to make money off of the sport.

ESPN MLB
Oct 10, 2018

What if Eduardo Nunez had been playing back one more foot ...
In the high-intensity moments when a playoff game like the Red Sox-Yankees ALDS thriller is on the line, every little thing matters.

ESPN MLB
Oct 10, 2018

Correa: Back still hurting ahead of Red Sox series
Carlos Correa is in pain.

ESPN MLB
Oct 10, 2018

Astros SS Correa struggling with injured back
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says he is in pain: Every swing-and-miss hurts his aching back, and on the bad days, it can even be uncomfortable to walk.

ESPN MLB
Oct 10, 2018

Veteran reliever Ziegler retires after 11 seasons
Reliever Brad Ziegler, who is the Diamondbacks' all-time leader with 377 appearances, is retiring after 11 major league seasons. He also played for the A's, Red Sox and Marlins.

ESPN MLB
Oct 10, 2018

Testy Francona disputes Ramirez 'killed' Tribe
Still feeling a "sting" after another successful season for Cleveland ended in disappointment, Indians manager Terry Francona got defensive on Wednesday while defending star Jose Ramirez, who went hitless in 11 at-bats.

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