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  • A win from pennant, Sox strike 1st on J.D. HR

    Fri Oct 19 2018 01:30:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - J.D. Martinez launched a home run against Justin Verlander with one out in the third inning on Thursday night, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead on the Astros as they try to advance to the Fall Classic with their fourth win of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

  • Erik Kratz once made $2,000 on a dare to faceplant during Opening Day introductions

    Fri Oct 19 2018 01:32:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Easy money.

  • Rumors: Realmuto, Kimbrel, Yanks, Phils

    Thu Oct 18 2018 23:55:48 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Breaking down the latest MLB free agent and trade rumors.

  • Hinch: Altuve would otherwise be on DL

    Fri Oct 19 2018 00:10:52 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The sore right knee that has plagued Astros second baseman Jose Altuve for the second half of the season is so debilitating that manager AJ Hinch admitted prior to Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday that Altuve would be on the disabled list if this were the regular season.

  • Utley weighs in on Machado's 'villain' role

    Thu Oct 18 2018 17:55:41 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Chase Utley is one of the very few people in baseball who knows what Manny Machado might feel on Friday when he steps onto the field at Miller Park for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Utley has been the villain, too.

  • Nats set to make strong push to retain Harper

    Thu Oct 18 2018 22:11:14 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After seven seasons with the Nationals in which he won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named NL MVP in 2015 and made six NL All-Star teams, Bryce Harper is set to become a free agent for the first time. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the outfielder.

  • Cora: Sale 'doing well,' ready to start Game 6

    Fri Oct 19 2018 00:00:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Red Sox ace Chris Sale played catch on Thursday and went through everything else in his normal between-starts ritual, but he did not throw a bullpen session.

  • Crew gone cold? 3 reasons behind quiet bats

    Fri Oct 19 2018 00:41:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Whether or not the Brewers sprint from behind and into their first World Series in 36 years, they'll be remembered this October for proving one thing: Bullpening can work. At least with the right relievers. At least in a short series. But like any other run-prevention strategy, it can't work without the bats.

  • 3 keys for LA to secure 2nd straight pennant

    Thu Oct 18 2018 23:29:17 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After winning two of three at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers return to Miller Park with a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series and need one win for back-to-back World Series appearances. Here are three keys that the Dodgers will need to win.

  • With Didi out, Yanks expected to pursue Machado

    Thu Oct 18 2018 20:35:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Manny Machado has been one of the game's best players since debuting in 2012, and he is set to cash in as a first-time free agent this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the infielder.

  • Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams

    Wed Oct 17 2018 16:57:57 GMT+0000 (UTC) - An impressive collection of talent will hit the open market when free agency gets underway this offseason, and players are eligible to sign with a new team five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents for all 30 Major League clubs.

  • 3 keys to Brewers' pennant quest in Game 6

    Fri Oct 19 2018 01:04:27 GMT+0000 (UTC) - So far, the National League Championship Series is following a familiar pattern to Brewers fans, which is either discouraging or a reason for hope, depending on how far back one has followed the team. Here are three things that will get the Brewers back to the World Series for the first time since 1982.

  • Best catches in postseason history

    Thu Oct 18 2018 19:18:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Andrew Benintendi is the latest in a long line of players to make incredible, memorable catches in the postseason. Here are 17 of the best catches in MLB playoff history leading up to Benintendi's.

  • LA's in-season adds fulfilling October mission

    Thu Oct 18 2018 22:55:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - At the Aug. 31 deadline to acquire postseason-eligible players, the talent-rich Dodgers acquired a 38-year-old relief pitcher with a 5.28 ERA that nobody else wanted because he cleared waivers. What in the world were they thinking?

  • Roberts' key to Dodgers' NLCS lead? Bullpen

    Thu Oct 18 2018 23:41:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Coming into the National League Championship Series, the Brewers seemed to have a clear advantage over the Dodgers in the bullpen. So guess why manager Dave Roberts thinks the Dodgers are leading the series, 3-2.

  • 2018-19 free-agent class position by position

    Thu Oct 11 2018 21:35:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - See which players are set to hit free agency during the 2018-19 offseason, including Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

  • Phillies great Utley chimes in on Machado

    Fri Oct 19 2018 01:04:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Chase Utley is one of the most revered athletes in Philadelphia history, not only because he put up borderline Hall of Fame numbers and helped the Phillies win the 2008 World Series, but because he played hard every single day. Utley's current teammate is Manny Machado.

  • MLB Network hosts sweepstakes to see CMAs

    Fri Oct 19 2018 00:00:41 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Two lucky sweepstakes winners will attend the CMAs, courtesy of the MLB Network, as special guests of two of the Network's most popular hosts -- Millar and former Major League pitcher Al Leiter.

  • Top 10 thrills from Sox-Astros instant classic

    Thu Oct 18 2018 23:58:54 GMT+0000 (UTC) - You will never watch a better baseball game than the one played Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. In the Red Sox's 8-6 victory in Game of the ALCS, at-bats were tense and long, and a line of relievers -- 10 in all -- paraded in from the bullpens.

  • Fan interferes with Betts on potential Altuve HR

    Thu Oct 18 2018 23:58:43 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It took less than 30 minutes into the Red Sox's 8-6 victory over the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park to give everyone something to talk about.

  • Big League Chew to feature female player

    Thu Oct 18 2018 22:19:36 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Take a look.

  • These are the most clutch pitchers in history

    Thu Oct 18 2018 22:27:40 GMT+0000 (UTC) - As he toes the rubber Thursday with the Astros' season on the line, Justin Verlander could earn his fifth win in a potential elimination game for his club. That total would pass legends Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling and John Smoltz for the most by any starting pitcher.

  • Zobrist mourns season in Instagram music video

    Thu Oct 18 2018 20:11:07 GMT+0000 (UTC) - If Cubs fans are having a tough time adjusting to life without baseball after the team's abrupt ending in the National League Wild Card Game, they should know the players also are struggling to cope. Ben Zobrist expressed his frustrations in a clever music video that included a note to fans.

  • Dodgers-Brewers G6: Lineups, matchups, FAQs

    Thu Oct 18 2018 04:20:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Dodgers can clinch their second consecutive National League championship on Friday with a win over the Brewers in Game 6 at Miller Park. The last time the Dodgers won back-to-back pennants was 1977-78. The Brewers will be looking to force a Game 7 and keep their hopes alive for a first pennant in 36 years.

  • Make no mistake, Sox outfield great all year

    Thu Oct 18 2018 14:52:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Catch probability: 100 percent.

  • These 10 qualifying-offer choices won't be easy

    Thu Oct 18 2018 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here are 10 examples in this offseason's free-agent class in which there are good arguments for and against a club extending the offer, along with guesses as to what will go down.

  • Saturday LCS game time could change

    Thu Oct 18 2018 15:21:14 GMT+0000 (UTC) - As a result of two competitive League Championship Series, we have two "if necessary" games currently scheduled for Saturday. That means that game times could shift depending on how many games need to be played.

  • Benny Ballgame! Catch puts Sox a W from Series

    Thu Oct 18 2018 07:15:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Andrew Benintendi needed to cover 45 feet in 3.2 seconds, or the American League Championship Series would be tied at two games apiece. He made the play.

  • MLB shows support for Spirit Day

    Thu Oct 18 2018 15:06:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs will again support Thursday's Spirit Day -- a worldwide, largely social media-based anti-bullying effort targeting LGBTQ youth -- as part of National Bullying Prevention Month

  • Postseason Picture: Sox, Dodgers one win from WS

    Thu Oct 18 2018 05:38:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Red Sox and Dodgers are each one win away from advancing to the World Series after League Championship Series victories on Wednesday night. Boston defeated Houston, 8-6, and Los Angeles beat Milwaukee, 5-2.

  • Relive the madness of the Mookie Betts fan interference in ALCS Game 4 with these tweets

    Thu Oct 18 2018 02:50:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It was a lot to take in.

  • Behind Kershaw, LA takes 3-2 NLCS lead to MIL

    Thu Oct 18 2018 02:58:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Until there's a World Series ring on his finger, Clayton Kershaw will do just about anything to put one there, as he showed the Brewers on Wednesday. The future Hall of Famer pitched like one for the home fans, stifling the Brewers for seven innings on three hits in a 5-2 Game 5 victory that gave the Dodgers a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.

  • Miley removed after 1 batter, will start Game 6

    Thu Oct 18 2018 03:55:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Brewers manager Craig Counsell pulled the latest surprise maneuver in what's been a constant chess match of a National League Championship Series on Wednesday by removing starter Wade Miley after one batter in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium.

  • Chapman undergoes left thumb surgery

    Thu Oct 18 2018 17:00:56 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A's third baseman Matt Chapman underwent left thumb surgery and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of Spring Training, the team announced Thursday.

  • These teams came back from 3-1 deficits

    Thu Oct 18 2018 07:41:10 GMT+0000 (UTC) - There are few things more imposing for a team than being down three games to one in a seven-game series. Through 2017, only 13 teams out of 84 had come back to win a best-of-seven series after dropping three of the first four contests. Here's a look at each of those 13 "miracle" clubs and how they came all the way back to win.

  • JBJ sets up Sox with another big HR in G4

    Thu Oct 18 2018 07:50:56 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't wait long to capitalize on an RBI opportunity in the top of the sixth inning of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night.

  • Astros' Bukauskas displays dominant stuff in AFL

    Thu Oct 18 2018 23:08:04 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Forrest Whitley, baseball's best pitching prospect, has been the talk of the Arizona Fall League in the early season. But he's not the lone Astros first-rounder who looks ready to make an impact at the big league level in the near future. Fellow right-hander J.B. Bukauskas, the 15th overall pick in 2017 out of North Carolina, also has dominant stuff. He put it on display Thursday afternoon, throwing four shutout innings to lead the Scottsdale Scorpions to an 8-0 victory over the Peoria Javelinas.

  • Postseason close calls involving fans in the stands

    Thu Oct 18 2018 12:14:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here's a look at several instances of close calls that involved potential fan interference in the postseason.

  • On doorstep of WS, Sox 4-0 on road in playoffs

    Thu Oct 18 2018 08:04:25 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Red Sox rode Jackie Bradley Jr.'s latest game-changing home run and a game-saving, game-ending catch by left fielder Andrew Benintendi to an 8-6 victory over the Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. With a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series, Boston is one win from advancing to the Fall Classic.

  • Andrew Benintendi's catch made David Price very excited and WEEI's Joe Castiglione fall out of his chair

    Thu Oct 18 2018 05:59:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - How did YOU react to Game 4's thrilling final play?

  • Yasiel Puig threw his hands in the air and yelled to the Dodgers' dugout after hitting an RBI single

    Thu Oct 18 2018 00:10:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Welcome to Puig-tober.

  • Cora: Sale needs more time, will start Game 6

    Thu Oct 18 2018 07:41:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series that ace left-hander Chris Sale will start against the Astros in Game 6 in Boston on Saturday. The club had originally hoped Sale would be ready to start Game 5 at Minute Maid Park as planned on Thursday.

  • Brewers-Dodgers NLCS Game 5 had a very, very weird first inning

    Wed Oct 17 2018 22:56:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - What just happened?

  • Dodgers use small-ball approach in Game 5 win

    Thu Oct 18 2018 03:40:47 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Max Muncy bristled a bit earlier this week at Dodger Stadium when somebody suggested the Dodgers' offensive philosophy consisted of swinging hard and trying to hit home runs.

  • Cora shows faith in 'our guy' Kimbrel in Gm 4

    Thu Oct 18 2018 08:06:17 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Manager Alex Cora has remained steadfast in his confidence in Craig Kimbrel, who recorded the six-out save in Wednesday's Game 4 ALCS victory, despite a shaky postseason.

  • Unconventional pitching decisions in playoffs

    Thu Oct 18 2018 00:03:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Brewers have flipped conventional pitching methods for just about all of 2018, and in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, Brewers manager Craig Counsell showed he still has more tricks up his sleeve.

  • Clayton Kershaw threw a curveball that left Erik Kratz completely helpless

    Wed Oct 17 2018 23:12:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It's why Kershaw is the best.

  • Kemp's HR softest tracked in postseason

    Thu Oct 18 2018 05:15:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Minute Maid Park has produced some instant classics recently, and Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 was another one that featured a ton of lead changes and close calls near the outfield fences, including Tony Kemp's solo shot in the fourth inning.

  • ALCS fun fact: Each of Jackie Bradley Jr.'s big hits have come with two outs

    Thu Oct 18 2018 04:30:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Just Big Jacks.

  • Puig makes impact off bench in Game 5 victory

    Thu Oct 18 2018 02:16:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Yasiel Puig paused for a moment and contemplated a satisfying Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. He smiled.

  • Corbin's slider-heavy approach about to pay off

    Wed Oct 17 2018 15:00:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Patrick Corbin looks like the headlining starting pitcher of this year's free agent class -- and he got there thanks to his dominant slider. That makes him a perfect representative of today's pitching trends.

  • This reliever will be in high demand this offseason

    Wed Oct 17 2018 14:17:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Adam Ottavino won't blow you away with saves or a pristine win/loss record, but that isn't what teams are looking for in 2018. As we head into the offseason, Ottavino is going to be one of the most valuable relievers available.

  • 10 longest postseason games in MLB history

    Wed Oct 17 2018 22:12:55 GMT+0000 (UTC) - MLB.com looks back at the 10 longest games, by number of innings, in the history of the Major League Baseball postseason.

  • Longest stretches between WS appearances

    Wed Oct 17 2018 06:38:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here's a quick look at the few fanbases who had to wait longer than Brewers' to see their club make it back to the game's biggest stage.

  • Every club's best individual playoff performance

    Mon Oct 15 2018 15:04:21 GMT+0000 (UTC) - We look at the greatest postseason runs by a player on each of baseball's 30 teams. These are the sort of streaks that make legends in their hometowns ... the sort of runs we'll talk about forever.

  • These are October's most legendary homers

    Thu Sep 27 2018 10:27:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Bobby Thomson will be forever young, joyously rounding third and skipping toward home plate as broadcaster Russ Hodges captured it all with the most famous call in history: "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"

  • The best lineup from LCS teams' last 50 years

    Sat Oct 13 2018 04:00:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - 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.

  • Every World Series rematch in MLB history

    Wed Oct 10 2018 19:12:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - In Major League Baseball history, there have been 113 World Series, but only nine World Series rematches -- the same two teams meeting in the Fall Classic multiple years in a row. And there hasn't been one in the last 40 years. This season, the Astros and Dodgers have a chance at being rematch No. 10. MLB.com looks back at the previous nine.

  • These are the 25 best postseason hits

    Fri Sep 28 2018 04:58:10 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mere seconds after Game 7 of the 1992 National League Division Series had ended, former president Jimmy Carter hopped over a railing in front of his box seats, dodged the celebration at home plate and sprinted toward Braves third-base coach Jimy Williams for a victorious hug.