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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Gerrit Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Gleyber Torres helps Yankees complete sweep of Twins

Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to …


Tampa Bay Rays break through on offense, beat Houston Astros to avoid elimination

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the …


Didi Gregorius, Yankees stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0

Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the New York Yankees pummeled the Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory for a 2-0 …


Gerrit Cole fans 15, Alex Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved and the Houston Astros survived a wild ninth …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Yankees’ James Paxton to start opener vs Minnesota Twins; CC Sabathia off roster

James Paxton will start the New York Yankees’ AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins, and CC Sabathia will not be on the roster because of a sore pitching …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Brock Holt first with postseason cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1

Brock Holt put the finishing touch on Boston’s blowout by etching his name in the record book. The part-time utilityman became the first player to hit for the cycle in …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

October orbit: Astros advance with 11-3 win, sweep of Indians

The defending World Series champion Houston Astros advanced to the American League Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 …


Nathan Eovaldi to start Game 3 for Red Sox against Yankees

Boston will start former Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi rather than Rick Porcello against New York in Game 3 of the A.L. Division Series on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

The bigger the stage, the brighter Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman shines

Ask any Houston Astros player and he will say the same thing: Alex Bregman was made for these moments. The young third baseman was great for the defending champions all …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge power Yankees past Red Sox 6-2 to even ALDS

Gary Sanchez homered twice, Aaron Judge also hit a tape-measure shot and Masahiro Tanaka pitched the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Saturday night to tie …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Marwin Gonzalez, Alex Bregman lift Astros over Indians for 2-0 ALDS lead

Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Alex Bregman homered for the second straight day and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 to take a 2-0 A.L. Division …


George Springer, Astros hit 4 HRs, down Indians 7-2 in ALDS opener

George Springer and the Houston Astros picked up right where they left off last postseason, hitting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

ALDS preview: In October of openers, Indians and Astros will ride starters

This postseason may be best remembered for its bullpen openers. Just not in the A.L. Division Series between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. Relief pitchers are covering entire games …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

ALDS preview: Chris Sale eager to amend for 2017 postseason clunker as Red Sox face Yankees

Chris Sale waited eight years to make his first postseason start and then another 365 days for a chance to put that memory behind him.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Yankees complete stunning comeback series win over Indians

Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on …


It’s win or go home for Yankees, Indians

There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness. As the Cleveland Indians got ready for their biggest game this season, …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

Red Sox increase security at Fenway Park for playoff game

The Red Sox and the city of Boston increased security at Fenway Park for Game 3 of the AL Division Series when the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 10-3.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve help Astros rout Red Sox, take 2-0 ALDS lead

HOUSTON – Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season. Now that it’s playoff time, Houston is …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Jose Altuve hits three home runs as Astros take opener from Red Sox

Jose Altuve hit three home runs in an unprecedented show of power for the diminutive major league batting champion as the Houston Astros roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston …


Boston’s Chris Sale will make first postseason start against Houston’s playoff veteran Justin Verlander

Houston manager A.J. Hinch loves that Justin Verlander, his starter for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, has a ton of …


Yankees up as Cleveland vies for first World Series title since 1948

They ran away with their division again, and streaked to history, 102 wins and home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs. The Cleveland Indians have had a special season. A …


Donaldson dashes home, Blue Jays beat Rangers to win ALDS

Josh Donaldson raced home from second base after second baseman Rougned Odor bounced a double-play relay in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 …


Cleveland Indians on verge of sweeping Red Sox, Ortiz

The protective plastic sheeting from Toronto’s end-of-season celebration was still covering the lights in the visitor’s clubhouse at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday. No reason to take it down. They …


Corey Kluber, Indians blank Red Sox, take 2-0 ALDS lead

Corey Kluber carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer off postseason-cursed David Price, giving the Cleveland Indians a 6-0 win on Friday over …


Blue Jays hit four home runs, beat Texas for 2-0 lead in ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion capped a three-homer burst in the fifth inning off Yu Darvish and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 Friday to take a 2-0 lead in …


Kansas City Royals turn to Johnny Cueto, Houston Astros to Collin McHugh in Game 5 of ALDS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Royals traded away three top prospects to acquire Johnny Cueto for the playoffs, even though his winning pedigree has been established almost entirely in the …


Royals rally on Carlos Correa error, beat Astros 9-6 to even ALDS

HOUSTON – Almost out of time and out of the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals realized they needed more than a big home run. They needed a lot of hits …


Royals rally on Carlos Correa’s error, beat Astros 9-6 to even ALDS

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa couldn’t handle a deflected grounder that might have been a double-play ball, helping the Kansas City Royals rally for five runs in the eighth inning to …


Tulo-led Blue Jays avoid ALDS elimination, beat Texas 5-1

ARLINGTON, Texas – Troy Tulowitzki settled down at the podium after helping the Toronto Blue Jays extend the A.L. Division Series, his left shoulder and arm constantly pulsating from the …