5:07 AM EDT, Sat September 23, 2017

Edwards finishes strong night for Cubs' 'pen

Carl Edwards Jr. did his best impression of Cubs closer Wade Davis and got that World Series feeling all over again on Friday night.

Washington Times

Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins executive Jack McKeon says he has been told he will not be retained by the new ownership group that includes Derek Jeter. McKeon managed the Marlins when they won the World Series in 2003 and for the past 12 seasons has been a special assistant ...

Chicago Tribune

Budding rivalry with Brewers gets a jolt from Cubs rallying for victory

With four of the six division races already decided before school resumed, baseball desperately needs the Cubs and Brewers to put on a show this weekend. All the pieces certainly are in place to make it happen: Big city vs. small. Scrappy, low-paid team vs. overconfident World Series champions....

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants pregame: Give Dodgers scouting its due, but don’t forget $$$

LOS ANGELES - In 2015, Clayton Kershaw pitched at one-hitter at AT&T Park. In 2016, Kershaw again had the mound in a 9-1 victory against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Last year, the Dodgers took a break from clinching the National League West title against the Giants by having an ex-Giant, Charlie Culberson, smash a game-ending homer against the Rockies. It can't be fun to watch your archrival dance on your grave, but it could be worse for the Giants. The Dodgers could win the World Series this year and raise the championship banner before their 2018 opener -...

New York Post

The subtle change that saved Aroldis Chapman’s season

Joe Giradi now has the weapon Joe Maddon rode last October all the way to the Cubs first World Series championship since 1908, a weapon the Yankees gave the Cubs. Aroldis Chapman is back to being a beast closing games. Over his past seven games, Chapman has fired eight innings and allowed just three hits...

New York Daily News

Brett Gardner embraces mentor role as Yankees eye World Series

The veteran outfielder leads the Yankees beyond hitting first in the batting order.

Washington Times

LEADING OFF: Cubs on a roll; Yankees try to gain on Red Sox

A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ EYE ON THE PRIZE With the playoffs right around the corner, the World Series champion Cubs are riding their longest winning streak of the season. They have a 3 1/2-game lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee and will ...

Chicago Tribune

Meet the Wilmette woman who won the Cubs World Series ring

Wilmette resident Geneine Dietz's Chicago Cubs fandom dates back to her childhood in the late 1940s when Dietz listened to Cubs games on the radio with her grandmother in Porter, Ind. "(She) had this ritual where she would drag her dining room chair over to her couch, put that old radio on the...

New York Post

Wait, is Matt Harvey having worst season by a Mets starter ever?

Less than two years ago Matt Harvey had enough talent and collateral to talk his way into the ninth inning of a World Series elimination game. Now, he might be having the worst season ever by a Mets starter. There are falls, plummets and then whatever this is. Harvey’s ERA in his last two outings...

Sports Illustrated

Watch: Giants Honor Ryan Vogelsong's Retirement by Letting Him Take the Mound

The righthander was a part of two World Series championships with San Francisco.

Sports Illustrated

Even If Indians Players Won't Admit It, the 22-Game Win Streak Meant Plenty to the Organization

The Indians win streak has the fan base dreaming of the team's first World Series title in 69 years.

New York Post

Johnny Damon: Judge makes Yanks ‘scary’ in postseason

Johnny Damon won World Series titles with both the Yankees and Red Sox, and he said the current Yankees’ team has a chance to go all the way. “These guys are starting to play very well,” Damon said Friday. “All they need to do is get in. I think they can be scary.” And there’s...

Los Angeles Times

Sparked by Corey Seager's home run, Dodgers trounce Nationals

The baseball soared off Corey Seager’s bat, bound for a clearing beyond the center-field fence at Nationals Park. The three-run homer functioned as a message. After three weeks of ineptitude, the Dodgers offered a reminder of who is favored to represent the National League in the World Series next...

Washington Times

Rockies celebrate 2007 World Series team

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies are hosting a 10-year reunion of their 2007 NL Championship team. The Rockies brought back 18 players and three coaches to celebrate the franchise's run to the World Series. Todd Helton, whose No. 17 is the only number retired by the team, headlined the ...

Tim & Sid: Is Indians' winning streak meaningless if they don't win World Series?

During the Tim & Sid show, the discussion turned to the Cleveland Indians and their 22 game win streak and comparing it to other winning streaks in the NBA and NFL.

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Dugout: These three Dodgers should get reduced playing time

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I told you that my lucky socks would do the trick. So this is what winning feels like All it took was a trip to San Francisco to right the ship! The World Series is guaranteed! The best team ever! OK, maybe I’m...

Plain Dealer

Cleveland Indians activate lefty reliever Andrew Miller from DL

Miller was the key bullpen tool used by manager Terry Francona in last year's run to the World Series. He's 4-3 this season with a 1.65 ERA.

Judging the Royals | Kansas City Star

The Royals’ base-running philosophy won a World Series, but backfired Wednesday

On November 1, 2015, Eric Hosmer ran what might be the most famous 90 feet in Royals history. Down by one run in the ninth inning of Game 5 of …

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs: It ain’t easy being champs; glad to be in 1st after win vs. Mets

The Cubs are trying to join the 2009 Phillies as one of only two teams in the last 15 years to follow a World Series title with a division title.

Chicago Tribune

Indians win again — that's 20 in a row, one off Cubs' 1935 mark

For the first time since the 2016 World Series, the Cleveland Indians find themselves on an historic collision course with the Cubs. The Indians now have strung together 20 victories in a row, the latest a 2-0 defeat of the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. That gives them a share of the...

CSN Bay Area

Series of Giants mistakes allows Dodgers to overcome 'Tommy-ball'

SAN FRANCISCO In three plate appearances against the best pitcher in the world, Kelby Tomlinson had a homer, single and walk. He also made a spectacular play up the middle that ranks as one of his best as a big leaguer.It was a little bit of Tommy-ball tonight, manager Bruce Bochy said.

Chicago Tribune

Cubs' tentative 2018 schedule features World Series rematch with Cleveland

The Chicago Cubs' tentative 2018 schedule features only two three-series homestands but a home-and-home rematch of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. For the 13th time in 17 seasons, the Cubs will open on the road with a three-city trip to Miami (March 29-April 1), Cincinnati...

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs open in Miami in 2018, play 2 World Series rematches vs. Indians

The Cubs' home opener is April 9 against the Pirates, and the 2018 schedule includes a pair of weekend series against the White Sox.

San Francisco Chronicle

Ryan Vogelsong to return to AT&T on Sunday to retire with Giants

Hours after right fielder Hunter Pence gave his peripatetic “I’m not ready to go home yet” speech before Game 3 of the 2012 Division Series in Cincinnati, Ryan Vogelsong helped Pence and all the Giants realize their dream of playing another day by holding the Reds to one run in five innings. The Giants won that game and five more elimination games on their way to the second of their three San Francisco World Series championships. Pence was thrilled to hear the Giants are bringing Vogelsong to China Basin on Sunday so he can retire as a Giant. ...

San Jose Mercury News

Ryan Vogelsong to retire with the Giants in Sunday ceremony

Ryan Vogelsong, who played on two San Francisco Giants World Series-winning teams and was an All-Star in 2011, will retire as a member of the Giants in a ceremony Sunday at AT&T Park.

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy has been here before and sees no reason to panic

Lose a dozen games off the division lead, stagger toward the finish line, then win the World Series? Can the Dodgers really pull this off? One of the Dodgers already has. In 2005, when Brandon McCarthy pitched for the Chicago White Sox, his team led its division by 15 games on Aug. 1. Their lead...

Chicago Tribune

Cubs reveal winner of World Series ring raffle

For 10 years, a baseball diamond was one of this girl’s best friends. Now Geneine Dietz, who spent 10 seasons as an usher at Wrigley Field, has 214 new best friends after it was announced she won the World Series ring raffle run by Cubs Charities. The Wilmette resident and lifelong Cubs fan’s winning...

Chicago Tribune

Cubs Q&A: Offensive struggles, 'World Series hangover' and more

The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about Ben Zobrist's placement in the batting order, the inconsistencies of the Cubs' offense, and the persistent World Series hangover question. Is it time for Ben Zobrist to stop batting cleanup? Shouldn't Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo bat...

Washington Times

Jayson Werth says this is the Nationals' best chance to win the World Series

Monday became about headaches and soaked clothing. Each were tended to in different places. The internal skull throb could be handled at home because the Washington Nationals had the day off. Drenched clothes, mostly team issued, were corralled into the large tumblers just outside the Nationals clubhouse following Sunday's thorough ...

MLBN Presents: Game 7 of the '97 World Series

The 1997 Indians took a lead late into game seven of the World Series before the Marlins came back and took it to extra innings. Hosted by Bob Costas, MLB Network Presents is a series of documentaries and access-driven profiles that air during on MLB Net

MLBN Presents: The Indians Win First AL Pennant in 41 Years

The 1995 Indians made the playoffs and would make their way to their first World Series since 1954. Hosted by Bob Costas, MLB Network Presents is a series of documentaries and access-driven profiles that air during on MLB Network.