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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Gerrit Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

A gritty Gerrit Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory to …


MLB Leading Off: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


Gerrit Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Washington Nationals one win from World Series after blasting Cardinals 8-1

Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Angels’ Eric Kay: People with ‘roles’ in Tyler Skaggs’ death must take responsibility

The Los Angeles Angels employee who reportedly provided opioids to Tyler Skaggs issued a statement Sunday saying that cooperating with federal authorities was “the right thing to do” and that …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals beat St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

Scherzer carries no-hit bid into 7th inning, Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Anibal Sanchez shines as Nationals beat Cardinals 2-0 in NLCS opener

ST. LOUIS – It turns out Washington’s Big Three is a Big Four. Don’t forget about Anibal Sanchez.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

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: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Padres pitcher Jacob Nix accused of breaking into Arizona home through doggie dog

Police arrested San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix after he was accused of breaking into a suburban Phoenix home through a doggie dog and was shot with a Taser by …


Bronx Bombers are filled with fancy fielders, too

Of course, the Yankees are the Bronx Bombers. Turns out this group is filled with fancy fielders, too. “I don’t think they want the attention,” catcher Austin Romine said Thursday. …


Cards manager apologizes after curse-filled rant goes viral

A curse-filled clubhouse victory speech by St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt that went viral after a player posted it on social media showed a different side to the usually …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Bill Plaschke: Dodgers’ horrific collapse against Washington Nationals extends their October nightmare

This is not real. This cannot be happening.


From 106 wins to early defeat, Dodgers fall short again

It’s back to the drawing board – again – for the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose World Series title drought now extends to 31 years. This time, they didn’t even make …


Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s going to take me …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Eric Sogard homers in 1st playoff start with Rays in ALDS finale

Eric Sogard homered in the first at-bat of his first start this postseason for Tampa Bay, going deep in the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series at Houston …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

NLCS surprise: Top 2 teams out, leaving Cards vs Nats

With the top teams out of the mix, it’s on to a most unlikely matchup in the NL Championship Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the NLCS for …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

Yanks’ Aaron Hicks could return from elbow injury to start in ALCS

Aaron Hicks is an option to start for the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series opener and CC Sabathia also remains in contention for a roster spot.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper’s …


MLB Leading Off: Gerrit Cole, Astros host Rays for spot in ALCS vs NYY

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Howie Kendrick’s grand slam in 10th inning sends Washington Nationals to National League Championship Series

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los …


10-spot: St. Louis Cardinals oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Larry Stone: After ‘step-back’ season, Mariners must develop stars to bridge gap with MLB postseason teams

It’s readily evident that the Mariners, as presently constituted, aren’t even in the same ballpark as the 10 teams that qualified for the postseason.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros …


Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 …


Yankees hope rested relievers key to postseason success

Aroldis Chapman threw just 70 pitches in September. Alone among major league teams, the Yankees never used a pitcher three days in a row during the regular season.


Injured Yankees CF Aaron Hicks feels ready to return to roster

Injured New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks feels like he’s ready to return to the roster for the AL Championship Series.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Braves back in Atlanta, where other teams come to celebrate

The Braves are back in the A-T-L for a decisive postseason game. That’s not necessarily a good omen for the home team.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Stephen Strasburg vs. Walker Buehler as Nats, Dodgers decide NLDS in Game 5

Stephen Strasburg’s 2012 shutdown is a distant memory by now. This sort of setting and stakes – Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the outcome of the NL …


Mike Schmidt: Computer strike zone good, but check your hearing

A hot topic all year has been the idea of computerizing the strike zone, the rise of the robot umpires. It’s drawn even more attention here in October – we’ve …