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Indians win again, lead Blue Jays 3-0

Oct 18, 2016

Indians win again, lead Blue Jays 3-0

Andrew Miller and the Cleveland bullpen stitched together their most impressive feat yet in these American League playoffs. Taking over in the first inning after Trevor Bauer’s bloody exit, the relief corps held off the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-2 victory Monday night ...

Montero lifts Cubs in opener

Oct 16, 2016

Montero lifts Cubs in opener

Miguel Montero delivered one memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with a daring dash down the line and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance. Business as usual this year for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the NL Championship Series. ...

Indians edge Blue Jays to take 2-0 lead in ALCS

Oct 16, 2016

Indians edge Blue Jays to take 2-0 lead in ALCS

They don’t have a true superstar, an embarrassment of All-Stars or a celebrity following. That’s the NBA champion Cavaliers, who play next door. The Indians, though, have depth, chemistry, one of baseball’s best managers and quite possibly the most dominant bullpen weapon in the ...

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

Oct 16, 2016

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

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Having waited nearly as long for their seventh pennant as they did for their first, Hiroshima Carp fans proved to be a force to be reckoned with this season, Hall of Famer Koji Yamamoto said Saturday. “The Hiroshima fans feel like we are part ...

Indians blank Jays in opener

Oct 15, 2016

Indians blank Jays in opener

When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off. Smiling with every stride, Cleveland’s superstar-in-the-making shortstop sprinted around the bases like he was being chased. He and the Indians aren’t slowing down for anything this October. ...

Red Sox face tough decision with Uehara

Oct 12, 2016

Red Sox face tough decision with Uehara

The Boston Red Sox sound convinced that 41-year-old Koji Uehara can pitch, but the question is how they go about keeping the free agent right-handed reliever. “Koji’s done an unbelievable job for this organization,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told a news conference ...

Cubs rally past Giants to reach NLCS

Oct 12, 2016

Cubs rally past Giants to reach NLCS

Kris Bryant tossed his glove high in the air, Jake Arrieta jumped over the dugout railing and the rest of the Chicago Cubs rushed to join the celebration. Pure revelry and a sigh of relief, all at once. World Series favorites since opening day, ...

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Oct 12, 2016

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping away. Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning. Suddenly, ...

Giants outlast Chicago in 13

Oct 11, 2016

Giants outlast Chicago in 13

They piled on Joe Panik at home plate in celebration, and just as has been the case so many times before with everything on the line in October, San Francisco’s season was extended another day. Panik doubled off the wall in right-center field to ...

Reliever Wood lifts Cubs with bat, arm in Game 2

Oct 9, 2016

Reliever Wood lifts Cubs with bat, arm in Game 2

Travis Wood took over when starter Kyle Hendricks got hurt and became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a postseason home run, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Saturday night for 2-0 NL Division Series lead. Ben Zobrist ...

Oct 8, 2016

Braves part ways with McDowell

The Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell’s contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons. The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team ...