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  1. NLDS Diamondbacks-Brewers Game 1 Live Blog

    Oct 1, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

    Corey Hart, Prince Fielder

    4:52: Game of the NLDS is in the books, as the Brewers defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1. John Axford pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth to notch the save. The series will resume tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET when Daniel Hudson pitches against Zack Greinke. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for a recap. Enjoy…

  2. Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor back with team after fainting Friday

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

    Don Baylor

    Good news out of Milwaukee. Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor was hospitalized after fainting in the clubhouse last night, but Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that he is back with the team for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Brewers this afternoon. In fact, he was spotted looking over some video with…

  3. It doesn’t sound like Terry Francona will land with the White Sox

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    While Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reported yesterday that White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was pushing Terry Francona for the team’s managerial vacancy, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be joining the South Siders. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Francona’s sudden availability has not changed the focus of the White Sox, as general manager Ken…

  4. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Diamondbacks vs. Brewers

    Oct 1, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

    blank lineup card

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Diamondbacks and Brewers this afternoon: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS MILWAUKEE BREWERS 1. Willie Bloomquist, SS 1. Corey Hart, RF 2. Aaron Hill, 2B 2. Nyjer Morgan, CF 3. Justin Upton, RF 3. Ryan Braun, LF 4. Miguel Montero, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. Chris…

  5. Joe Girardi rules out CC Sabathia to start Game 2 of the ALDS on Sunday

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    BESTPIX Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 1

    Barring a last-minute change of plans, we can now say that CC Sabathia will only make one start during the ALDS against the Tigers. While there was some buzz late last night that Sabathia could talk his way into pitching tomorrow, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com this morning they will hold…

  6. Diamondbacks include Jarrod Parker on NLDS roster against Brewers

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks have finalized their roster for the NLDS against the Brewers and according to Jack McGruder of FOX Sports Arizona, rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker has made the final cut. Parker, who was just promoted from the minors in September, gave up four hits over 5 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday in his major league debut…

  7. Justin Morneau undergoes minor surgery on left wrist

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

    morneau hat ap

    Justin Morneau is apparently trying to set the record for the most offseason surgeries of all-time. Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities reports that Morneau had minor surgery on his left wrist yesterday morning, just 10 days after undergoing procedures on his left knee and right foot. According to Twins general manager…

  8. Jimmy Rollins takes some shots at Jose Reyes

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  New York Mets

    While preparing for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jimmy Rollins still managed to keep up with one of his favorite hobbies: Tweaking Mets fans. The big topic of the day? Jose Reyes‘ decision to take himself out of Wednesday’s season finale following a bunt single…

  9. Zack Greinke to start Game 2 of NLDS vs. Diamondbacks on short rest

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    Zack Greinke started on short rest for just the second time in his career in Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Pirates. This called into question his availability for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks tomorrow, as he would again be pitching on just three days’ rest, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told…

  10. Don Wakamatsu “floated” as possibility for Red Sox manager

    Oct 1, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Blue Jays interim manager Don Wakamatsu at home plate during lineup exchange before their game against the Orioles in Baltimore

    We’re going to hear all sorts of rampant speculation about potential candidates for the Red Sox manager vacancy over the next few days, so don’t take this too seriously, but Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle hears that current Blue Jays bench coach and former Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu has been “floated” as a possibility for…

  11. MLB says no doubleheader during the ALDS

    Oct 1, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

    BESTPIX Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 1

    After last night’s game between the Tigers and Yankees was suspended due to rain, Joe Girardi and Joe Torre both mentioned the possibility of a day-night doubleheader for Sunday should tonight’s game also be washed out. However, it turns out a doubleheader is not a realistic option. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the commissioner’s…

  12. ALDS Rays-Rangers Game 1 Live Chat

    Sep 30, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    DT Crymes, Shawn Darwin

    Doesn’t it seem like Wednesday night was about three weeks ago? One day without baseball is a lifetime. Anyway, let’s hope the march to the World Series can be half as good as the appetizer. We’ll get the playoff schedule started this afternoon with a live chat of Game 1 of the ALDS between the…

  13. NLDS Preview: Diamondbacks vs. Brewers

    Sep 29, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Houston Astros

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Diamondbacks and Brewers have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Arizona Diamondbacks (94-68) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in Milwaukee: Ian Kennedy vs. Yovani Gallardo…

  14. Wednesday’s Wild Card matchup preview

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    161 games down. One to go. And we have ties for the Wild Card in both the American League and National League. Is this fun or what? OK, well for most of us, anyway. Here’s what to look for in Wednesday’s matchups: American League Wild Card Boston – Jon Lester (15-9, 3.49 ERA) Baltimore – Alfredo…

  15. NL Wild Card all tied up after Braves lose, Cardinals win

    Sep 27, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves led the Wild Card by 10 1/2 games on the morning of August 26, but after a 7-1 loss to the Phillies earlier this evening and the Cardinals’ 13-6 win over the Astros just moments ago, we’ll head into the final day of the season all tied up. The Braves appeared as lifeless…

  16. Grady Sizemore to get second opinion on right knee

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

    Grady Sizemore was shut down for the rest of the season over the weekend. And while the Indians initially described the decision as a precautionary measure, today’s update from team trainer Lonnie Soloff is somewhat concerning. According to the Associated Press, Sizemore will have his right knee examined by Dr. Richard Steadman on Monday in Colorado.…

  17. Russell Martin must really hate the Red Sox

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Russell Martin hits a single to center in game against the Twins in Minneapolis

    If the Rays make the postseason, they might want to send a thank you note to Russell Martin. The Yankees just took a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the top of the sixth inning behind an RBI double by Nick Swisher, but it could have been a lot worse. They had the bases juiced…

  18. Reds “optimistic” about working out new contract with closer Francisco Cordero

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    The Reds appear to be making quick progress in contract talks with closer Francisco Cordero. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon that he is “optimistic” the two sides will be able to work out a new deal in lieu of Cordero’s $12 million club option for 2012.…

  19. Brewers to start Yovani Gallardo in Game 1 of NLDS

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Yovani Gallardo

    The Brewers still don’t know who they’ll be playing in the NLDS, but they have settled on their Game 1 starter. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke confirmed this afternoon that Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener. Gallardo was scratched from Wednesday’s scheduled start, but threw a couple…

  20. Report: Marlins, Omar Infante agree to two-year contract extension

    Sep 27, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v New York Mets

    The Marlins might be busy working on a deal to hire Ozzie Guillen as their new manager, but they also set aside some time to work out a new contract with one of their current players. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins and Omar Infante have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Exact…

  21. AL Wild Card all tied up after Red Sox lose, Rays win

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT

    Ellsbury of the Red Sox falls to the ground after slamming into the fence on a ball hit by Andino of the Orioles in Baltimore

    Let chaos reign. The Rays beat the Yankees 5-2 tonight while the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 6-3. And so, after 160 games, we have a flat-footed tie in the American League Wild Card race. The Red Sox had their best starter on the mound tonight in the form of Josh Beckett, but he was…

  22. UPDATE: Ozzie Guillen released from contract with White Sox, expected to join Marlins

    Sep 26, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    Oh boy. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Ozzie Guillen is managing his last game with the White Sox tonight. Oh, but that’s not all. He has been told by multiple sources that the White Sox are “in the final stages” of completing a deal to send him to the Marlins. Of course,…

  23. Mark Trumbo done for season due to broken bone in foot

    Sep 26, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    Mark Trumbo‘s surprising rookie season has come to an unfortunate end. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trumbo will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. He has actually played with the injury for about a month and a half, but…

  24. Carlos Guillen likely unavailable for ALDS due to calf injury

    Sep 26, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers Carlos Guillen heads for first base after being walked by Oakland Athletics pitcher Fautino De Los Santos during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit, Michigan

    Carlos Guillen hasn’t played since straining his right calf while getting in position to field a ground ball back on September 18. While the veteran infielder hasn’t been ruled out for the entire postseason, Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Eric Lacy of the Detroit News today that it is unlikely he will be ready for the…

  25. Felix Hernandez suffers bruised right forearm after being hit by comebacker

    Sep 24, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    Well, this isn’t exactly what Felix Hernandez had in mind for his final start of the season. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Hernandez suffered a bruised right forearm this afternoon against the Rangers when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Michael Young. King Felix looked to be considerable pain as he…

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