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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:13:55 PDTJust in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season. Now they have a chance to really make things interesting in this AL Championship Series. Donaldson backed up his fiery pep talk to teammates before the game, hitting a home run and turning in a timely diving stop Tuesday to help the Blue Jays avert a sweep with a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:46:25 PDTSorry, Boston Red Sox, your World Series trophy is in another castle, one that’s furnished with David Ortiz’s retirement gifts.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:27:55 PDTOn Monday night, the Cleveland Indians managed their third straight win in the American League Championship Series. They beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2, and they did it using their bullpen almost exclusively — starter Trevor Bauer left the game after getting just two outs when his stitched-up pinky began to gush blood like a geyser. It was an insane, unlikely win, and it means that it’s reality check time for the Blue Jays. Cleveland has the momentum, too, and on Tuesday they’re sending their ace, Corey Kluber, out to the mound.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:23:00 PDTMatthew Pouliot continues his 2016 projections review by examining the shortstops and outfielders.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:36:28 PDTSorry, Texas Rangers, your World Series trophy is in another castle, one that doesn’t care one iota about run differential.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:57:37 PDTSorry, Seattle Mariners, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And if Bowser is in that castle, it would be the most on-brand one of these we’ve done.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:25:42 PDTSorry, Houston Astros, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Well, that, or maybe Colby Rasmus got there first and is off somewhere throwing an epic celebration party without you.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:48:32 PDTThe last active pitcher to beat the San Francisco Giants in a postseason elimination game will seek to do it a second time Tuesday night when Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey takes the ball for Game 4 of the National League Division Series. The Giants staved off elimination with a 6-5, 13-inning victory Monday night, the 10th consecutive time San Francisco recorded a postseason win when a loss would have meant the end of the season. San Francisco won World Series titles in 2010, '12 and '14 but failed to capture the 2002 championship when Lackey, then a rookie, started for the Anaheim Angels on their way to a 4-1 win over the Giants in Game 7.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:00:31 PDTDENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies are bringing back three coaches as they search for manager Walt Weiss' replacement.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:19:31 PDTThe Braves are reportedly close to naming Brian Snitker as their manager. Turns out the Atlanta Braves had the guy they wanted all along. The Braves, after doing their due diligence, are reportedly close to removing the interim tag from Brian Snitker and naming him their full-time manager.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:03:00 PDTSorry, Kansas City Royals, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Probably the same one you left it in last year before losing the key.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 09:56:10 PDTSorry, New York Yankees, your World Series trophy is in another castle. A castle likely owned by Derek Jeter.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 21:10:00 PDTNate Grimm discusses Kyle Hendricks, Travis Wood and the Cubs' Game 2 win over the Giants, and a potential Julio Urias start in Sunday's Daily Dose.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:30:00 PDTSorry, Baltimore Orioles, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Maybe call the bullpen to see if your lonely closer has seen it.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:39:29 PDTWhen the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals start their National League Division Series on Friday the pitching matchup, Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer, will be fantastic. Dusty Baker, the veteran, leads the Nats while Dave Roberts, the rookie, steers the Dodgers. This is happening 69 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier and 42 years after Frank Robinson became MLB’s first African-American manager.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:57:07 PDTSorry, New York Mets, your World Series trophy is in another castle. In fact, rumor has it that it’s receiving treatment in the trainer’s room.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:30:30 PDTCHICAGO -- The San Francisco Giants won't have ace Madison Bumgarner available Friday for the National League Division Series opener against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:19:33 PDTTrea Turner knows things will speed up during the postseason. Since bursting into the majors in June, the Washington Nationals rookie has hit .342 with 14 doubles, eight triples, 13 home runs and 33 stolen bases in 73 games.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:19:35 PDTThe rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers tried to make up for any deficits in talent by staying aggressive, especially on the base paths. It's a tone that manager Craig Counsell wants to maintain as the roster reshaping continues, with more young players expected to arrive at Miller Park in 2017. The Brewers led the majors with 181 stolen bases, 42 more than second-place Cincinnati.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:59:44 PDTOffense is expected when the Orioles and Blue Jays play the AL wild-card game in Toronto. The pitching matchup favors the O's. Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman was 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in four starts against Baltimore this season, while Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was 1-0 with a 3.63 ERA in four starts against Toronto.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:47:24 PDTMike Trout has an MVP problem: He needs more help. Widely considered baseball's best all-around player, with modern metrics consistently supporting that assertion, the Los Angeles Angels center fielder has been runner-up in the American League three of the past four years. The only time he took home the prize was 2014, when the Angels won 98 games and the AL West.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:16:24 PDTOne day after finishing a season in which they went 69-93, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, the club announced Monday. Stewart has been the Diamondbacks GM since September of 2014, when Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa hired Stewart to replace Kevin Towers. - - The Colorado Rockies announced that manager Walt Weiss decided to step down after four seasons.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:18:32 PDTThe regular season might be over, but the real fun is just beginning for any club that didn’t make the postseason. When things don’t go your way in baseball, people get fired. The first to go was Colorado Rockies skipper Walt Weiss, who resigned his post after three seasons. The Arizona Diamondbacks then canned Chip Hale after two years, along with GM Dave Stewart.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:21:11 PDTTo take the next step forward in their rebuilding project, the Milwaukee Brewers might need to part with their most recognizable player. Ryan Braun could be a difference-maker in a lineup for a contender that can stomach his pricey contract. Dealing Braun could net more young prospects for a farm system already teeming with talent.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:01:10 PDTDENVER (AP) -- The relationship between Walt Weiss and his general manager deteriorated over the last several months. He and Jeff Bridich certainly see eye-to-eye on this: The Colorado Rockies have quite a few of the pieces in place to be a contender.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:42:03 PDTThe managerial changes in major league baseball are rolling on. The Colorado Rockies announced on Monday morning that manager Walt Weiss has resigned his post. Weiss had helmed the Rockies since the 2013 season.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:00:57 PDTWith regular season baseball over, we finally know who won the very close race for the National League batting title. LeMahieu, who batted .348, won the title by the slimmest of margins. Weiss didn’t start LeMahieu in Saturday or Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he didn’t appear as a pinch hitter either.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 17:46:38 PDTHighlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1 Troy Tulowitzki singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays clinch an American League wildcard berth with the win over the Boston Red Sox. Toronto (89-73) claimed the top American League wildcard spot despite the Baltimore Orioles' win over the New York Yankees.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 17:40:17 PDTAndrew Susac's first homer of the season came on his final swing. Not a bad for Milwaukee to wrap up the season, either, as the catcher's two-run drive in the 10th inning lifted the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 6-4 in the finale Sunday. ''I wanted to do anything to help this team,'' said Susac, who was acquired from San Francisco on Aug. 1.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 23:55:43 PDTMets 5, Phillies 3 New York's James Loney got all of a 3-1 pitch in the sixth inning and sent a tiebreaking two-run homer over the fence in right field. The Mets never relinquished the advantage and clinched a 2016 National League wild-card berth with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. New York hosts the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.