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Justin Verlander, Astros beat Yankees to force Game 7 in ALCS

Justin Verlander, Astros beat Yankees to force Game 7 in ALCS

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
Oct 19, 2017
Dodgers beat Cubs to reach World Series

Dodgers beat Cubs to reach World Series

Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades.
Oct 19, 2017
Rockies 2017 review: Catching hinges on re-signing Jonathan Lucroy

Rockies 2017 review: Catching hinges on re-signing Jonathan Lucroy

Rockies manager Bud Black demands a lot from his pitchers. By extension, that means he demands a lot from his catchers, which is why Black relied so heavily on veteran Jonathan Lucroy as the Rockies made a run to the playoffs.
Oct 19, 2017
The long and short of it: Aaron Judge, Jose Altuve drive their teams in ALCS

The long and short of it: Aaron Judge, Jose Altuve drive their teams in ALCS

There is a mutual admiration between Judge and Altuve, born of the understanding that despite their obvious gifts, neither can do what the other does.
Oct 19, 2017
Svrluga: Why the Cubs can’t come back against the Dodgers

Svrluga: Why the Cubs can’t come back against the Dodgers

There's a chance now, right? Before this fall, 35 major league baseball teams have lost the first three games of a best-of-seven series. One (1) has come back to take the next four -- the 2004 Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees.
Oct 19, 2017
Cubs hang on to beat Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

Cubs hang on to beat Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

Alex Wood finally returned to the mound Wednesday night. A familiar problem followed him all the way to Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
Oct 18, 2017
Rockies 2017 review: Bullpen improved, but critical rebuild is on the horizon

Rockies 2017 review: Bullpen improved, but critical rebuild is on the horizon

A reliable, shutdown bullpen is essential to getting to the postseason, and the secret to succeeding once a team gets there.
Oct 17, 2017
Aaron Judge HR sparks NY, Yankees beat Astros to even ALCS at 2

Aaron Judge HR sparks NY, Yankees beat Astros to even ALCS at 2

With a soaring shot headed for Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on track for another memorable October.
Oct 17, 2017
Rockies Mailbag: Offseason moves, CarGo talk, Todd Helton statue and more

Rockies Mailbag: Offseason moves, CarGo talk, Todd Helton statue and more

Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders posts his Rockies Mailbag every other week on Tuesdays during the season and once per month during the offseason. Pose a Rockies – or MLB – related question for the Rockies Mailbag.  I have been attending Rockies fantasy camp since 2001. It is normally held two weeks before the […]
Oct 17, 2017
Rockies 2017 Review: Young starters — led by Jon Gray, German Marquez — made leap forward

Rockies 2017 Review: Young starters — led by Jon Gray, German Marquez — made leap forward

Finding quality starting pitching has always been, and always will be, a kind of Holy Grail for the Rockies.
Oct 17, 2017
Rockies owner Dick Monfort announces “modest” ticket-price hike, touts new scoreboard

Rockies owner Dick Monfort announces “modest” ticket-price hike, touts new scoreboard

Rockies owner Dick Monfort, clearly enthused by his club's first trip to the playoffs since 2009, delivered his annual letter to season-ticket holders this week.
Oct 16, 2017
Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros, trail ALCS 2-1

Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros, trail ALCS 2-1

Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and a made pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting New York's deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.
Oct 16, 2017
Cubs’ Joe Maddon stands by not using Wade Davis, questions criticism

Cubs’ Joe Maddon stands by not using Wade Davis, questions criticism

Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series and questioned the criticism coming his way.
Oct 16, 2017
Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

A year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw.