10/18/2012 | Smoak attempting to shed 'Mr. September' label
The Mariners desperately need Justin Smoak to play the way he did during the last month of the season, but can they go into 2013 believing that the big switch-hitter finally flipped the switch to "on" with a change in his swing?
10/18/2012 | St. Peter: No plans to alter Target Field dimensions
The Twins will not change the outfield dimensions at Target Field or the batter's eye in center field before next season, club president Dave St. Peter said Thursday.
10/18/2012 | MLB Notebook: Lohse shows grit in NLCS Game 3
In helping lift the Cardinals past the Giants in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday, Kyle Lohse became the 20th pitcher in postseason history to win a start in which he allowed an average of more than two baserunners per inning.
10/18/2012 | Stormy weather sets up double shot of Game 4s
Mother Nature proved she really can do it all Wednesday night, bossing baseball's postseason around like a boardroom power broker.
10/17/2012 | Young plans strong return from injury in 2013
The Rockies went from having questions about Eric Young Jr. to having to make decisions about him.
10/17/2012 | Tigers' sweep try on hold, but rotation stays intact
A year after the Tigers and Yankees lost their aces after an inning and a half in the opener of the ALDS, they never got CC Sabathia or Max Scherzer onto a mound Wednesday night for Game 4 of the ALCS.
10/17/2012 | Rainout doesn't do reeling Yankees any favors
Even the weather does the Yankees no particular favors. The rainout of Game 4 at Comerica Park on Wednesday night was not quite an equal-opportunity meteorological event. There is a scenario in which it hurts the Yankees much worse than the Tigers.
10/17/2012 | Leyland, Tigers take postponement in stride
Jim Leyland knows that players take their cues from their manager. If he's stressed out about a situation, they're more likely to be stressed out. But when it comes to the possible effects the postponement of Game 4 will have on the rest of the ALCS, the veteran skipper knows there's no worrying about things he can't control.
10/17/2012 | Backs against wall, Yanks get unexpected day off
The Yankees showed up at Comerica Park on Wednesday intending to extend their season another day, and it didn't matter how they did so. For their immediate purposes, a rainout will do.
10/17/2012 | Desmond, Nats may talk contract in offseason
It would not come as a surprise if shortstop Ian Desmond and the Nationals' front office talked about a contract extension sometime this offseason.
10/17/2012 | D-backs seek pair of coaches for next season
The club announced Wednesday that it was not bringing back first-base coach Eric Young and would also be adding a coach to work under hitting coach Don Baylor in a newly created position.
10/17/2012 | Rainout pushes Game 4 of ALCS to Thursday
Not much has slowed the Tigers in the ALCS against the Yankees, but Mother Nature stepped in Wednesday and delayed any chance of Detroit clinching a World Series berth as Game 4 was postponed by bad weather.
10/17/2012 | GM: A-Rod decision about performance only
The Yankees' repeated decision to nix Alex Rodriguez from their starting lineup had nothing to do with a reported incident in the Yankee Stadium dugout, general manager Brian Cashman said.
10/17/2012 | Teixeira acknowledges bunt talk was just that
It turns out that all that talk Mark Teixeira delivered this spring about laying down a few bunts to keep defenders honest against the shift was just hot air.
10/17/2012 | Pudge to throw out first pitch before Game 4
Former Tigers great Ivan Rodriguez hasn't been back to Comerica Park since he retired, but he'll be back on Thursday for Game 4 of the ALCS.
10/17/2012 | Ankle injury no longer an issue for Miggy
If Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is still bothered by an ankle injury, it doesn't appear to be a major issue.
10/17/2012 | Porter getting to know team, hiring coaching staff
Knowing how much work lies ahead of him between now and the time the new-look Astros take the field as an American League club in 2013, manager Bo Porter has been at Minute Maid Park each morning this week trying to get up to speed.
10/17/2012 | Tufts activated from DL, heads to Triple-A
The Rangers have activated pitcher Tyler Tufts off the disabled list and assigned him outright to Triple-A Round Rock.
10/17/2012 | Brenly moving on from Cubs' broadcast booth
Bob Brenly is leaving the Cubs' television booth and informed WGN-TV that he will not return for the 2013 season. Brenly, 58, just finished his eighth season with the Cubs.
10/17/2012 | A-Rod's struggles force Yankees to reduce his role
A man who not that long ago was baseball's biggest superstar has now been essentially reduced to -- at most -- the role of a platoon third baseman.
10/17/2012 | A-Rod 'disappointed' by persistent benchings
Contractually, the marriage between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees runs through 2017, but as the three-time American League Most Valuable Player unhappily sat before Game 4 of the AL Championship Series was rained out Wednesday night, you have to wonder if they will actually make it that far.
10/17/2012 | Is Brenly headed to D-backs' booth from Chicago?
Television analyst Bob Brenly will not be returning to call Cubs games on WGN in 2013. Signs point to him rejoining the D-backs and replacing Mark Grace in the broadcast booth.
10/17/2012 | Prior to postponement, Yanks reshuffled lineup
The cold reality, as the Yankees prepared for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series before it was postponed due to rain on Wednesday, is that they believe their chances of beating the Tigers are better without Alex Rodriguez.
10/17/2012 | Jeter to undergo ankle surgery on Saturday
Yankees captain Derek Jeter has elected to have surgery on his fractured left ankle and is expected to need approximately four to five months for a complete recovery.
10/17/2012 | Offensive futility sinks Cain, Giants in Game 3
Matt Cain, who constantly received poor run support early in his Major League career, experienced a flashback in Wednesday's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, a 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
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