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  1. Chris Carpenter evens things up against Giants with RBI double

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:53 PM EST

    Getty Chris Carpenter

    Ryan Vogelsong retired David Freese and Daniel Descalso to begin the top of the second inning, but he paid dearly for issuing a two-out walk to Pete Kozma. Chris Carpenter — yes, Chris Carpenter — followed by doubling into the left-center field gap to score Kozma and tie the game at 1-1. Carpenter went 2-for-3…

  2. Angel Pagan’s solo homer gives Giants early lead over Cardinals in NLCS Game 2

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:39 PM EST

    Angel Pagan AP

    After dropping Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals last night, the Giants are off to a quick start in Game 2. Angel Pagan delivered a leadoff solo home run off Chris Carpenter in the bottom of the first inning to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. He also hit a leadoff homer in…

  3. Brett Gardner could get a shot in the starting lineup

    Oct 15, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been resistant to use Brett Gardner in the starting lineup because he only has four at-bats in the majors (including one on Saturday) since his elbow injury in mid-April, but the team’s continued struggles on offense have them reconsidering matters. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was on the “The Michael…

  4. Bud Selig: “We’d better” have expanded replay next season

    Oct 13, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    Bud Selig AP

    Bud Selig has repeatedly downplayed the outcry for expanded instant replay this year, which is why this comment from a Q & A with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times on Thursday was pretty surprising and downright refreshing. You have said you want to expand instant replay to include reviews of fair or foul…

  5. ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:34 PM EST

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees, in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  6. Yankees to use Phil Hughes in Game 3, CC Sabathia in Game 4

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

    CC Sabathia Getty

    Shortly after we learned that Hiroki Kuroda would start on short rest for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Tigers tomorrow, Yankees manager Joe Girardi set the rotation for the rest of the series. Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees will use Phil Hughes in Game 3 on Tuesday and CC…

  7. Alex Rodriguez back in lineup for Game 1 of ALCS, but bumped to sixth

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    After he was benched in favor of Eric Chavez for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS against the Orioles yesterday, Alex Rodriguez is back in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS tonight against Doug Fister and the Tigers. Rodriguez will play third base and bat sixth in his return. It certainly…

  8. Hiroki Kuroda to start Game 2 of ALCS against Tigers

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

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    When the Yankees announced earlier today that they added Cody Eppley to their bullpen for the ALCS, the speculation was that David Phelps would start Game 2 tomorrow. That’s not the case. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Hiroki Kuroda will make the start in Game 2 on three days’ rest. Kuroda,…

  9. Mets could begin contract talks with David Wright next week

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

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    We heard earlier this week that the Mets are expected to open negotiations with David Wright by offering him an extension “in the neighborhood” of $100 million. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson already began his pitch to Wright in September, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that formal talks between the…

  10. Sean Burnett to undergo surgery to remove bone spur from elbow

    Oct 13, 2012, 3:01 PM EST

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    Now that the Nationals’ postseason hopes have been dashed, Sean Burnett will turn his attention to addressing an injury that he pitched through during the second half of the season. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Burnett will undergo surgery next week to remove a small “bone spur or two” from his left…

  11. Picture of the Day: Drew Storen under the microscope

    Oct 13, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Drew Storen AP

    As if giving up four runs and taking the loss in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cardinals last night wasn’t bad enough, Nationals closer Drew Storen was faced with this after the game: Via Chase Hughes of NatsInsider.com, Storen summed it up pretty well in his post-game comments. “It’s part of the job.…

  12. Dave Hansen will not return as Dodgers’ hitting coach next season

    Oct 13, 2012, 1:29 PM EST

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    According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers announced yesterday that Dave Hansen will not return as hitting coach next season. Meanwhile, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, bench coach Trey Hillman, third base coach Tim Wallach, first base coach Davey Lopes and bullpen coach Kenny Howell are all slated to return. Hansen was…

  13. ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Championship Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in New York: Doug Fister vs. Andy Pettitte…

  14. Yankees leave Eduardo Nunez off ALCS roster, add Cody Eppley

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:31 AM EST

    Eduardo Nunez AP

    The Yankees just announced their roster for the ALCS against the Tigers. And yes, Alex Rodriguez is on it. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, infielder Eduardo Nunez has been left off the roster while right-hander Cody Eppley has been added. The Yankees had 11 pitchers and 14 position players for…

  15. Surgery recommended for Jaime Garcia’s left shoulder

    Oct 13, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

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    It wasn’t all good news for the Cardinals yesterday. According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, three different surgeons have independently offered a “unanimous recommendation” that Jaime Garcia undergo a debridement of his left shoulder. After leaving his start in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday, Garcia sought advice…

  16. Madison Bumgarner to start Game 1 of NLCS against Cardinals

    Oct 13, 2012, 10:01 AM EST

    Madison Bumgarner Getty

    As soon as the Giants learned they would be facing the Cardinals in the NLCS, they announced that Madison Bumgarner will start Game 1 on Sunday night while Ryan Vogelsong will start Game 2 on Monday. This sets up Matt Cain to start Game 3 on Wednesday in St. Louis and a possible Game 7…

  17. The Giants were on the tarmac in Cincinnati when the Cardinals won

    Oct 13, 2012, 9:15 AM EST

    Giants watching NLDS

    The Giants watched the start of Game 5 between the Cardinals and Nationals gathered in a hotel ballroom in Cincinnati, unsure where their next destination would be. Early on, it sure looked like they would be headed to Washington. Per Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, the team eventually got on a bus and went to the…

  18. Cardinals complete stunning comeback against Nationals to advance to NLCS

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:42 AM EST

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    After the Nationals took an early 6-0 lead over the Cardinals through three innings, Game 5 had all the makings of a laugher. It was anything but. The Cardinals chipped away throughout and scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to complete a stunning comeback, topping the Nationals 9-7 for the right…

  19. The Cardinals take the lead over the Nationals in the top of the ninth

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:23 AM EST

    Storen Getty

    Incredible. Just incredible. Drew Storen took the mound in the top of the ninth with a 7-5 lead and needed just three outs for the Nationals to advance to the NLCS. But the Cardinals fought back by scoring four runs to take a 9-7 lead. Nationals Park was completely juiced going into the inning, but…

  20. The Nationals add some insurance, lead the Cardinals 7-5 going into ninth inning

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:59 PM EST

    Kurt Suzuki AP

    The Nationals just added some valuable insurance in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Kurt Suzuki smacked an RBI single up the middle to push the score to 7-5 going into the top of the ninth. Jason Motte allowed back-to-back singles to Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse to begin the inning, but bounced back…

  21. Daniel Descalso cuts Nationals’ lead to 6-5 with solo homer

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:43 PM EST

    Daniel Descalso Getty

    Oh boy. We have a one-run game in Washington. Daniel Descalso hit a leadoff home run off Tyler Clippard in the top of the eighth inning to cut the Nationals’ lead to 6-5. After hitting only four home runs in 143 games during the regular season, he has two during the NLDS. He would have…

  22. Cardinals continue to chip away against Nationals’ lead in Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:18 PM EST

    Carlos Beltran Getty

    UPDATE: The Nationals currently lead the Cardinals 6-4 in Game 5 as we move to the bottom of the seventh inning. Edwin Jackson was called on to pitch the top of the seventh and quickly walked Jon Jay before giving up a double to Carlos Beltran. Matt Holliday grounded out to shortstop to bring home…

  23. Francisco Rodriguez was arrested in September in domestic violence case

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:27 PM EST

    Francisco Rodriguez AP

    According to CBS 58 in Milwaukee, Francisco Rodriguez was arrested in September at his home in Wisconsin following an alleged domestic violence incident. The alleged incident involved his girlfriend and occurred on September 17. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel confirmed that an arrest was made, but the case is still under review and no…

  24. Nationals put a hurting on Adam Wainwright, lead 6-0 through three innings

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EST

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    The Nationals are pouring it on against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS. Bryce Harper led off the top of the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run. After entering tonight’s action 1-for-19 in the series, the 19-year-old phenom has a triple and a homer in his first two at-bats…

  25. Nationals grab quick 3-0 lead in Game 5 of NLDS against Cardinals

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

    Ryan Zimmerman Getty

    The Nationals won Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday in thrilling fashion thanks to a walkoff solo home run from Jayson Werth. And Nationals Park is rocking again after one inning tonight. Werth led off the bottom of the first inning with a double off Adam Wainwright before the scuffling Bryce Harper…

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