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  1. The Orioles and Yankees are headed to extras

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    There will be extra-inning baseball at Yankee Stadium for a second straight night. The Orioles and Yankees remain tied at 1-1 as we move into the top of the 10th inning. The Yankees went down in order against Darren O’Day in the bottom of the ninth. Russell Martin grounded out and Curtis Granderson flew out…

  2. Orioles and Yankees tied going into the seventh

    Oct 11, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    The Orioles grabbed a 1-0 lead on a solo home run by Nate McLouth in the top of the fifth, but the Yankees drew even in the bottom of the sixth. Derek Jeter led off the inning with a double to the right field corner and was bunted over to third base by Ichiro Suzuki.…

  3. Nate McLouth homers as Orioles finally break through against Phil Hughes

    Oct 11, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth Getty

    After failing to capitalize on early scoring threats against Phil Hughes, the Orioles have finally broken through against Phil Hughes. Nate McLouth led off the top of the fifth inning with a solo homer to right field to break a scoreless tie and give the Orioles a 1-0 lead. Hughes issued leadoff walks in three…

  4. Jayson Werth delivers walkoff homer vs. Cardinals to force a Game 5 in NLDS

    Oct 11, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    We’re going to have yet another Game 5 in this already thrilling postseason. Jayson Werth clubbed a walkoff solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning this evening to power the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS. It forces a fifth and deciding game…

  5. ALDS Game 5 lineups: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 11, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Leyland Melvin AP

    It’s do-or-die time. Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Tigers and A’s. First pitch is scheduled for 9:37 p.m. ET: DETROIT TIGERS OAKLAND ATHLETICS 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Coco Crisp, CF 2. Quintin Berry, LF 2. Stephen Drew, SS 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 4.…

  6. Jordan Zimmermann strikes out the side in seventh inning to keep score tied vs. Cardinals

    Oct 11, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann Getty

    Jordan Zimmermann was knocked around for five runs over three innings back in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Monday, but he was called on for the first relief appearance of his major league career in Game 4 this afternoon. And he was at the top of his game. Zimmermann struck out…

  7. ALDS Game 4 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 11, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Getty Yankees Orioles

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in New York: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, DH 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Chris Davis, RF 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Adam Jones, CF 4. Robinson Cano, 2B…

  8. Jim Johnson bounces back as Orioles even ALDS with Yankees

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:14 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Getty

    Jim Johnson took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees last night by giving up five runs (four earned) in the ninth inning while retiring just one batter. But he redeemed himself tonight. Johnson, who led the majors with 51 saves during the regular season, pitched a perfect ninth inning for…

  9. Derek Jeter drives in run to cut into Orioles lead

    Oct 8, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

    Jeter Getty

    UPDATE: The Orioles got out of it. Darren O’Day struck out Alex Rodriguez swinging for the second out before Buck Showalter made another change, this time bringing in Brian Matusz. The southpaw issued an intentional walk to Robinson Cano before getting Nick Swisher to fly out to left field to end the inning. The Orioles…

  10. Jaime Garcia to be removed from NLDS roster due to shoulder injury

    Oct 8, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

    Jaime Garcia Getty

    UPDATE: According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Garcia will be removed from the NLDS roster due to his shoulder injury. The Cardinals can replace Garcia on the roster, but this makes him ineligible to pitch if the club advances to the NLCS. Of course, depending upon the severity of the injury, it’s…

  11. Chris Davis puts the Orioles in front of the Yankees with a two-run single

    Oct 8, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

    Chris Davis AP

    The Orioles have taken the lead over the Yankees in Baltimore. Chris Davis just knocked in two runs with a bases-loaded single off Andy Pettitte in the bottom of the third inning to put the Orioles on the board and give them a 2-1 lead. Adam Jones followed Davis’ hit with a bleeder that went…

  12. Jon Jay made a pretty incredible leaping catch today

    Oct 8, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

    Getty Jon Jay

    The Cardinals ended up blowing out the Nationals 12-4 in Game 2 of the NLDS in St. Louis today, but Jon Jay‘s leaping catch in the top of the sixth inning came at a point where the game was far from decided. Heck, even without context, it was a pretty fantastic catch. Only a few…

  13. Yankees take early lead thanks to some fancy footwork by Ichiro

    Oct 8, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    They’ll call it “The Ichiro Shuffle.” The Yankees struck first tonight in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Orioles. Derek Jeter led off the game with a single and Ichiro Suzuki reached on an error before Robert Andino made an excellent diving catch off a hard-hit ball of the bat of Alex Rodriguez. Andino…

  14. Mike Matheny’s quick hook pays off as Cardinals even NLDS with Nationals

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

    Mike Matheny Getty

    UPDATE: Well, this adds a new wrinkle to Matheny’s decision. According to Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jaime Garcia was pulled from the game because he aggravated a previous shoulder injury. He has been sent for an MRI. 8:13 PM: After being outmaneuvered by Davey Johnson in the Cardinals’ Game 1 loss to…

  15. Rain delaying the start of ALDS Game 2 between Yankees and Orioles

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT

    Camden Yards Getty

    Another day, another rain delay. The start of Game 2 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Orioles is being delayed due to rain in the Baltimore area. It shouldn’t be as long as what we had to sit through last night, though. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, first pitch is expected to be…

  16. Cardinals cash in on early opportunities against Nationals, grab 7-1 lead

    Oct 8, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Daniel Descalso Getty

    The Cardinals had all sorts of opportunities in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals yesterday, but they collected just three hits and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. They aren’t wasting those chances today. The Cardinals got to Jordan Zimmermann early and currently lead the Nationals 7-1 through four innings in St.…

  17. The Athletics will wear a patch tonight to honor the passing of Pat Neshek’s son

    Oct 6, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Gehrig John Neshek patch

    Announced via the team’s Twitter account, the Athletics will wear this patch on their uniforms for tonight’s game against the Tigers to honor the passing of Pat Neshek‘s newborn son, Gehrig John Neshek. Gehrig John died Wednesday less than 24 hours after his birth. Despite the tragedy, Neshek is on the A’s roster for the…

  18. ALDS Game 1 lineups: Athletics vs. Tigers

    Oct 6, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander AP

    Here are the Athletics’ and Tigers’ lineups for Game 1 of the ALDS, which is set to begin around 6 p.m. ET: OAKLAND ATHLETICS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Coco Crisp, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Stephen Drew, SS 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, 1B 4.…

  19. Terry Francona to be named new Indians manager Monday

    Oct 6, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

    File image of Boston Red Sox manager Francona leaving the field after being ejected from the game by umpire after arguing a controversial call with officials during the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Seattle

    The Indians have found their man. Sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that Terry Francona will manage the Indians. The club is expected to make an official announcement Monday. Francona just came in for an interview with the Indians yesterday, but he has been considered the favorite over the past week or two. According to…

  20. The Rockies won’t make a decision on manager Jim Tracy until at least Monday

    Oct 6, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

    Jim Tracy AP

    Craig mentioned earlier this week that Rockies manager Jim Tracy was scheduled to have a sitdown with Rockies director of major league operations Bill Geivett this weekend. The meeting took place as scheduled yesterday, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies will not make a decision on Tracy’s future until at…

  21. Brett Anderson on A’s roster for ALDS following oblique injury

    Oct 6, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson Getty

    The Athletics have officially announced their roster for their series against the Tigers in the ALDS, which will begin tonight in Detroit. No big surprises in here, but Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com passes along word that Brett Anderson is indeed on the roster after straining his oblique during a start in Detroit on September 19.…

  22. Dusty Baker hints that he intends to return as Reds manager next year

    Oct 6, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dusty Baker AP

    Dusty Baker is currently in the final year of his contract with the Reds. The 63-year-old also just recently returned to the dugout after missing 11 games in September due to an irregular heartbeat and a mild stroke. However, he hinted to reporters yesterday that he intends to remain with the Reds next season. Here’s…

  23. Carlos Quentin undergoes second knee surgery in the past seven months

    Oct 6, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin AP

    Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Carlos Quentin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday. This is the same knee that Quentin had surgery on back in March and caused him to miss the first 49 games of the season. He ended up hitting .261/.374/.504 with 16 home runs, 46 RBI…

  24. Watch Harold Reynolds argue why the infield-fly rule was the right call

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT

    Kozma Holliday Getty

    No matter where you fall on the debate of whether Sam Holbrook was correct in calling the infield-fly rule on a pop-up off the bat of Andrelton Simmons during yesterday’s Wild Card between the Braves and Cardinals, this explanation by Harold Reynolds of MLB Network is worth watching. I still think it’s debatable whether Kozma…

  25. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    83rd MLB All-Star Game

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

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