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  1. A’s unlikely to re-sign outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Chris Young’s arrival Saturday from Arizona gives Oakland a crowded outfield depth chart for 2013. So there has to be an odd man out this winter. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, A’s GM Billy Beane acknowledged Saturday — while making the Young trade official — that impending free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes is unlikely…

  2. Adam Wainwright could pitch in relief in potential Game 7

    Oct 20, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Ideally, the Cardinals would have NLCS Game 4 starter Adam Wainwright available to start Game 1 or 2 of the World Series next week against Detroit. But the Cardinals have to get to the World Series first, and so they’re not ruling Wainwright out for a relief appearance in a potential NLCS Game 7 on…

  3. Matheny says “everything good” with Carlos Beltran’s knee

    Oct 20, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran left Game 3 of the NLCS against the Giants with a strained left knee and did not appear in Game 4 on Thursday evening. But he returned to action — even stealing a base — in Game 5 and should be a go again for Game 6. Cardinals manager Mike…

  4. Cardinals win rain-soaked Game 3 of NLCS against Giants

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:49 PM EDT

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    It took over six hours — due to a rain delay that lasted more than three — but the Cardinals topped the Giants by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday evening in Game 3 of the NLCS at a wet Busch Stadium. Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse was far from sharp, yielding seven hits and a season-high…

  5. Carlos Beltran could play in NLCS Game 4 on Thursday despite suffering left knee injury

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Refreshing news here for anxious Cardinals fans. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the knee injury that Carlos Beltran suffered in first inning of Wednesday’s NLCS Game 3 is “not serious” and the veteran outfielder “could play tomorrow.” Beltran was initially diagnosed with a left knee strain, but it sounds more like he’s merely dealing…

  6. NLCS Game 3 back on after delay of more than three hours

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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    7:03 PM ET: The skies have opened up at Busch Stadium and Game 3 of the NLCS is in a delay. The Giants took a 1-0 lead on a Pablo Sandoval RBI groundout in the top of the third inning, but the Cardinals have provided all the scoring since. Matt Carpenter launched a two-run homer…

  7. Game 4 of ALCS postponed due to rain in Detroit

    Oct 17, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    From Bryan Hoch of MLB.com comes word that Game 4 of the ALCS has been postponed due to rainy conditions in and around Comerica Park. It will be made up at 4:07 p.m. ET on Thursday. CC Sabathia and Max Scherzer didn’t even bother warming up, so they’ll both be fresh for the makeup. The rest of…

  8. ALCS Game 4 will not begin on time due to rain in forecast

    Oct 17, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

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    Rain, rain, go away. And all that sort of stuff. Game 3 of the NLCS was pushed into a rain delay in the bottom of the seventh due to storms blowing through downtown St. Louis, and now Game 4 of the ALCS has also been affected by wet weather. Neither starting pitcher has warmed up…

  9. Bob Brenly won’t return to Cubs broadcasts in 2013

    Oct 17, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    There’s been speculation for the past few weeks that Bob Brenly might leave the WGN booth for an opening as a broadcaster for the Diamondbacks. And it appears we’re indeed headed that way. According to ESPNChicago.com, Brenly informed the Cubs on Wednesday that he will not be back in 2013 and will “seek another baseball…

  10. Justin Verlander cruises, Tigers top Yanks in ALCS Game 3

    Oct 16, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

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    The Tigers are one win away from the World Series. Justin Verlander allowed just one run over 8 1/3 innings and Delmon Young homered as the Tigers rolled to a 2-1 defeat of the Yankees on Tuesday at Comerica Park, pushing their ALCS lead to 3-0. Verlander finished with only three strikeouts, but he issued…

  11. Phil Hughes diagnosed with back stiffness

    Oct 16, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT

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    From Sweeny Murti of New York’s WFAN comes word that Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes departed in the fourth inning of his ALCS Game 3 start against the Tigers because of a stiff back. Hughes cruised through the first three innings before yielding a solo home run to Delmon Young and a walk to Andy Dirks. He…

  12. Delmon Young puts Tigers ahead of Yankees in Game 3 of ALCS with solo home run

    Oct 16, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Uh oh, people. Justin Verlander has a lead. Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young launched a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning off Yankees starter Phil Hughes, pushing Detroit ahead 1-0 in this ALCS Game 3. Hughes then walked Andy Dirks and departed with a trainer after appearing to…

  13. Cano’s hitless streak runs to 27 at-bats, Game 3 is scoreless

    Oct 16, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano hit an easy groundball to Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta in the top of the second inning of this ALCS Game 3 in Detroit, extending his postseason hitless streak to 27 straight at-bats. Cano already set the postseason record for offensive futility in Game 2 and is now merely padding on. The Tigers managed…

  14. Cain on plunking Holliday: “If one gets away, one gets away”

    Oct 16, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Giants ace Matt Cain said on the FOX broadcast of NLCS Game 2 that he felt Matt Holliday‘s takeout slide into the left knee of Marco Scutaro was “late.” Cain will start in Game 3 on Wednesday in St. Louis, and may or may not have retaliation on his mind. This comes via CSN Bay…

  15. Anibal Sanchez dominates, Yankees sleepwalk through loss to Tigers in Game 2 of ALCS

    Oct 14, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez yielded just three hits over seven shutout innings and third baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Tigers rolled to a far-too-easy 3-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday evening in Game 2 of the ALCS. Yankees fans might choose to pout about a blown call at second…

  16. Tigers take 1-0 lead in seventh inning of ALCS Game 2

    Oct 14, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and has fanned nine Tigers batters without issuing a walk through his first seven frames. But the Yankees currently trail in this ALCS Game 2. Quintin Berry opened the top of the seventh inning with a ground-rule double to center field then scored from third…

  17. Roberto Kelly won’t be on field for NLCS Games 1 & 2

    Oct 14, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly suffered a concussion on Saturday afternoon when he was struck in the back of the head with a ball during batting practice. He is expected to make a complete recovery, but doctors have advised him to rest up for the next couple of days and he’s going to cooperate.…

  18. Derek Jeter will not travel with Yankees to Detroit

    Oct 14, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Bryan Hoch of MLB.com provides the update: Yankees captain Derek Jeter will not travel with the team when the American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit’s Comerica Park for Game 3. Jeter had an MRI and CT scan on Sunday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left ankle fracture. He is in a splint…

  19. NLCS Game 1 lineups: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Oct 14, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for NLCS Game 1 between the Giants and Cardinals. First pitch is 8:00 p.m. ET. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Buster…

  20. Joe Torre, 72, has no plans to return to managing

    Oct 14, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote in his Sunday notes column that “talk is strong” around the baseball world that Joe Torre might want to manage again. But it seems really doubtful to happen. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the 72-year-old Torre said Sunday afternoon that he is enjoying his current gig in…

  21. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS, set for a 4:00 p.m. ET first pitch in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 2. Quintin Berry, LF 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4.…

  22. Tigers skipper Jim Leyland keeping Jose Valverde at closer

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Jose Valverde coughed up four runs in less than inning of work in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium and now has a brutal 8.79 career postseason ERA. But the Detroit coaching staff is apparently not ready to make a change. According to beat writer Chris Iott of MLive.com, manager…

  23. Jason Giambi “remains a candidate” for Rockies’ managerial opening, likely to interview soon

    Oct 14, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post suggested earlier this week that Jason Giambi, who hasn’t even officially retired from baseball, might be a candidate to fill the Rockies’ managerial vacancy following Jim Tracy’s sudden resignation. And now that suggestion by Renck has morphed into more of an actual report. Renck writes in a Sunday column…

  24. NLCS Preview: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Oct 14, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Giants have in store for us in the National League Championship Series. The Teams St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in San Francisco: Lance Lynn vs.…

  25. Jayson Nix will take over as the Yankees’ shortstop

    Oct 14, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    There was some thought after Derek Jeter was diagnosed with a fractured left ankle late Saturday night that the Yankees might try Alex Rodriguez at shortstop at some point during the remainder of this 2012 postseason. But that will not be happening. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it clear to reporters in his postgame press…

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