10/18/2012 | Teixeira misses the mark on defense in Game 4
With their offense in hibernation, the last thing the Yankees could afford in Game 4 of the ALCS was a defensive meltdown from a four-time Gold Glover. But that's what happened to Mark Teixeira, and it not only cost the Yankees a run, it taxed ace CC Sabathia.
10/18/2012 | Tigers feeling great as they wait out NLCS
After wrapping up a four-game sweep of the Yankees, Detroit's fantastic felines have clinched the franchise's 11th trip to the World Series. Who's next?
10/18/2012 | No matter NL foe, Tigers face formidable challenge
As they relax for a few days and check out the NLCS to discover where they will open the World Series, the Tigers have no reason to express any preference in the afterglow of their ALCS sweep.
10/18/2012 | Terrific Scherzer caps rotation's ALCS brilliance
Max Scherzer and the Tigers' rotation pitched a total of 27 2/3 innings, limiting a veteran Yankees lineup to two earned runs in four games.
10/18/2012 | Time running out for Giants in NLCS
There is something about a postseason series that exposes the deficiencies. The Giants, now down three games to one, must overcome those or risk going home in a must-win Game 5.
10/18/2012 | Giants staying confident, familiar with task at hand
Less than two weeks ago, the Giants were one game from elimination and responded by taking three straight games from Cincinnati to advance to the NLCS. But can they do it again?
10/18/2012 | Heart of San Francisco's offense remains in fog
While the table setters in the Giants' lineup again did their jobs in Game 4, those who followed couldn't clear the table in an 8-3 Game 4 defeat.
10/18/2012 | Pagan's defense displayed, but no breaks for Giants
Angel Pagan was nearly a one-man band when it came to trying to rally the troops, but even with his eye-popping defense, the Giants couldn't catch the Cardinals in Game 4.
10/18/2012 | Zito brings experience to Giants' must-win Game 5
Having started an elimination game as recently as a week ago, Barry Zito is entrusted with Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday as the Giants look to extend their postseason.
10/18/2012 | Yankees need to retool, not rebuild, after sweep
It would be ridiculous to judge the New York Yankees solely on the basis of what just transpired in the American League Championship Series. But it would also be a mistake to completely ignore this debacle when judging the future needs of this once-dominant franchise.
10/18/2012 | Many share in Tigers' ALCS triumph
This one was for the owner, Mike Ilitch, who worked relentlessly to make it possible. He provided the resources for the construction of a championship team.
10/18/2012 | Bumgarner 'excited' to contribute in relief
Madison Bumgarner, the young left-hander excused from the Giants' rotation for the remainder of the National League Championship Series, becomes a third southpaw in San Francisco's bullpen.
10/18/2012 | Giants tweak batting order for Game 4
Manager Bruce Bochy implemented minor changes in the Giants' lineup Thursday that he hoped would have a major effect.
10/18/2012 | Lincecum frustrated by Cards in return to rotation
It would have been a great story. Two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, coming off a subpar season, finds himself pushed into the bullpen when the playoffs roll around.
10/18/2012 | Scuffling Giants pushed to brink of elimination
The Giants' 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Thursday night's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series saddled them with a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven showdown.
10/18/2012 | Astros taking their time deciding staff
The Astros have a new manager in place in Bo Porter, but it could still be a few days before we learn the makeup of the coaching staff.
10/18/2012 | Back in Detroit, Pudge proud of Tigers' success
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez hadn't been to Comerica Park since 2010 as a member of the Nationals. But he made his long-awaited return Thursday to toss out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 4 of the ALCS.
10/18/2012 | Porter to have comforts of home with Astros
The realization he was managing his hometown Astros struck home for Bo Porter on Monday, when he was taking his 4-year-old son, Bryce, to preschool before driving to Minute Maid Park for his first day on the job.
10/18/2012 | Motown meltdown: Yanks eliminated in ALCS
The Yankees' ice cold autumn will now give way to a winter of uncertainty, as their season concluded on Thursday with an 8-1 loss to the Tigers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park.
10/18/2012 | Blue Jays claim righty Brummett from Phillies
The Blue Jays picked up right-hander Tyson Brummett off waivers from the Phillies after claiming Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins and Yankees reliever Cory Wade earlier in the week.
10/18/2012 | Red Sox interview Hale, have talks about Farrell
While DeMarlo Hale became the fourth candidate to interview with the club on Thursday, the Red Sox have also engaged in preliminary talks with the Blue Jays on compensation for John Farrell, a source confirmed.
10/18/2012 | Pujols undergoes minor knee surgery
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had minor surgery in St. Louis last week in order to clean up his right knee.
10/18/2012 | Anderson working to become next Texas-born star
Texas has produced some of the Major Leagues' most productive pitchers over the years. Chase Anderson isn't there quite yet, but someday he would like to join a list that includes two of his favorites -- Nolan Ryan and Josh Beckett.
10/18/2012 | Samson: No A-Rod talks between Yanks, Marlins
Marlins president David Samson on Thursday said nothing is in the works regarding a possible trade with the Yankees for Alex Rodriguez.
10/18/2012 | After surgery, contract talks next for Dickey
R.A. Dickey underwent surgery in Philadelphia to repair a lower abdominal muscle tear, which he described in a tweet Wednesday as a "small surgery" that "should be no big deal."
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