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  1. Giants knock Lance Lynn out in fourth inning, grab 4-0 lead

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn Getty

    Just like his start in Game 1 on Sunday, the fourth inning was Lance Lynn‘s undoing tonight. After holding the Giants hitless over the first three innings, Lynn allowed four runs in the top of the fourth inning before being pulled. Lynn gave up singles to Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval to begin the inning…

  2. Barry Zito gets out of jam to keep Cardinals off the board in Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals had an excellent chance to grab an early lead in the second inning against Barry Zito, but the high-priced southpaw managed to escape unscathed. After Yadier Molina led off the inning with a single, David Freese dropped a double just beyond the outstretched glove of Hunter Pence, who attempted a diving catch. With…

  3. Red Sox and Blue Jays making progress in compensation talks regarding John Farrell

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    John Farrell Reuters

    We heard earlier this week that the Blue Jays were in negotiations to send manager John Farrell to the Red Sox and it appears the situation is getting close to a resolution. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that the clubs are “making progress” in compensation talks. Assuming an agreement is eventually worked out, Farrell will…

  4. Mike Adams undergoes surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

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    According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Mike Adams underwent successful surgery yesterday for thoracic outlet syndrome. Adams dealt with soreness in his shoulder and neck in September before he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, an injury which is caused by a rib pushing down on a nerve and causing numbness. Chris Carpenter…

  5. Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is getting too much of the blame

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner had a telephone interview with the Associated Press earlier today and you’ll be shocked to learn that he was asked about Alex Rodriguez. While Steinbrenner wouldn’t discuss any speculation about whether Rodriguez will be back in New York next season, he did say that the the 37-year-old is getting too much…

  6. R.A. Dickey undergoes abdominal surgery

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

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    As expected, R.A. Dickey underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he pitched through for most of the season. Dickey confirmed via his Twitter account earlier this evening that the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready for spring training. Dickey posted a 2.73 ERA and 230/54 K/BB…

  7. Cardinals defeat Giants to take commanding 3-1 lead in NLCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Reuters

    The Cardinals are just one win away from joining the Tigers in the World Series. Behind an excellent pitching performance from Adam Wainwright and a relentless attack from their offense, the Cardinals defeated the Giants 8-3 tonight and now own a commanding 3-1 series lead in the NLCS. Wainwright had his curveball working tonight and…

  8. Cardinals pouring it on against Giants, lead 8-1 through seven innings in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Jon Jay AP

    UPDATE: The Cardinals added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and now lead it 8-1. Yadier Molina delivered an RBI double off Guillermo Mota while Pete Kozma later had an RBI single against Jeremy Affeldt. 10:33 PM: The Cardinals are starting to pour it on against the Giants in Game 4 of…

  9. Jaime Garcia will attempt to rehab shoulder injury rather than undergo surgery

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

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    Jaime Garcia appeared bound for shoulder surgery after receiving the same diagnosis from three different doctors last week, but it turns out he won’t go under the knife. At least not yet. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Dr. James Andrews recommended that Garcia attempt to rehab a rotator cuff strain and inflammation in his…

  10. Cardinals chase Tim Lincecum, lead 4-1 through five innings

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday Reuters

    Adam Wainwright has some more cushion to work with going into the top of the sixth inning. The Cardinals tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and currently lead the Giants 4-1 in Game 4 of the NLCS. They got the first run after Matt Carpenter just missed a home…

  11. Alex Rodriguez says he has no plans to waive no-trade clause

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    The Yankees have been ousted from the postseason, but the saga of Alex Rodriguez continues. Rodriguez told Peter Botte of the New York Daily News after today’s loss to the Tigers that he has no plans to waive his no-trade clause and intends to return to the Yankees next season. “That’s correct. I will be…

  12. Hunter Pence slugs long solo homer to get Giants on board in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Hunter Pence‘s struggles caused him to be dropped to sixth in the order in Game 4 tonight, but he has responded in a big way. Pence launched a long solo home run to left field off Adam Wainwright in the top of the second inning to get the Giants on the board. According to Alex…

  13. Cardinals get off to quick start against Tim Lincecum in Game 4 of NLCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

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    Tim Lincecum appeared to find himself while pitching in the bullpen this postseason, but that success hasn’t translated in his start tonight in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals. Pitching exclusively out of the stretch, Lincecum allowed a single to Jon Jay and a walk to Matt Carpenter to begin the game before…

  14. Delmon Young named ALCS MVP

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    In a series which featured the possible AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, Delmon Young is your ALCS MVP. Go figure. Proving to be a thorn in the Yankees’ side of the second straight postseason, Young batted .353 (6-for-17) with two home runs, a double and six RBI during the series. He knocked in…

  15. Tigers finish off sweep of Yankees to advance to World Series

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Tigers Reuters

    We know one team who will still be alive next Wednesday. Finishing off a thoroughly dominating performance, the Tigers topped the Yankees 8-1 at Comerica Park today to sweep the ALCS in four games and advance to the World Series. CC Sabathia is a pretty good pitcher to have on your side facing elimination, but…

  16. Alex Rodriguez flies out in pinch-hit appearance in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Max Scherzer was pulled for left-hander Drew Smyly with two on and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, so Joe Girardi called on Alex Rodriguez to pinch-hit for Raul Ibanez. However, there was no redemption to be found. Rodriguez hit a routine fly ball to center field to strand two runners and…

  17. X-rays negative on Marco Scutaro’s hip, Giants peeved by Matt Holliday’s slide

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:46 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    UPDATE: Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com reports that Scutaro was taken to the hospital for an MRI. 11:46 PM: According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said X-rays came back negative. However, he’s still pretty sore and will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Matt Cain mentioned during the game that he…

  18. Ryan Vogelsong holds Cardinals in check as Giants draw even in NLCS

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong Getty

    Coming into the postseason, most mentioned Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner as the reasons to fear the Giants’ starting rotation. And rightfully so. But Ryan Vogelsong has been their most effective starter thus far. After allowing one run over five innings in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Reds last week, Vogelsong limited the…

  19. Giants grab 5-1 lead over Cardinals in Game 2 of NLCS

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    Marco Scutaro just exacted a bit of a revenge en route to giving the Giants a 5-1 lead over the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS. After being taken out at second base by Matt Holliday in the top of the first inning, Scutaro pulled a bases-loaded, two-out single into left field in the…

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

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 15, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Oct 13, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    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…

  24. ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    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…

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

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    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…

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