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  1. NLCS Game 6 bumped from 4:05 p.m. ET to 8:05 p.m. ET

    Oct 16, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    The Cardinals team warms up at Miller Park the day before the start of the NLCS series against the Brewers in Milwaukee

    A scheduling note from Major League Baseball. With the Rangers finishing off the Tigers on Saturday night in Arlington by a score of 15-5 and advancing to the World Series, Game 6 of the NLCS has been moved up to primetime. It’ll still be shown on TBS. Initially scheduled for a 4:05 p.m. first pitch,…

  2. Rangers dominate ALCS Game 6 for 15-5 victory, move along to World Series

    Oct 16, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz celebrates after hitting a two run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of Game 6 of MLB's ALCS baseball playoffs in Arlington

    The Rangers’ rotation has managed just one quality start in 10 postseason outings, but it doesn’t really matter. Texas is advancing to the World Series for the second consecutive year on the back of a dynamic and powerful batting order — one that strung together 17 hits and 15 runs in Saturday’s ALCS-clinching Game 6…

  3. Rangers keep raking, maintain large ALCS Game 6 lead

    Oct 15, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - Game Six

    We’ve got a blowout going on in Texas. After a nine-run third inning, the Rangers have tacked on three more scores and hold a commanding 12-4 lead in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Tigers. It’s the top of the seventh inning in Arlington. Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton plated the Rangers’ 10th run with…

  4. Rangers explode in third inning, jump way ahead of Tigers in ALCS Game 6

    Oct 15, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - Game Six

    Ramon Santiago, the Tigers’ No. 9 hitter, smacked a leadoff single to open the third inning, but center fielder Austin Jackson struck out for the 19th time this October and right fielder Ryan Raburn hit into his second double play of the night to end the threat. In the bottom half of the third, perhaps…

  5. Tigers take early ALCS Game 6 lead courtesy of Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta homers

    Oct 15, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    ALCS Tigers Rangers Baseball

    Rangers lefty Derek Holland had more first-inning trouble Saturday in Game 6 of the ALCS, allowing a leadoff single to Austin Jackson. Ryan Raburn hit into a double play to erase that initial threat, but Miguel Cabrera launched an opposite-field homer a moment later to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead. Holland entered the…

  6. Rangers deny report of plan to pursue CC Sabathia

    Oct 15, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    sabathia reuters

    Remember that talk about the Rangers throwing a “boatload of money” at left-hander CC Sabathia if (or when, really) he opts out of his contract with the Yankees? It apparently has no legs. Sources within the Texas organization told CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler that there’s “no way” a substantial offer will be made this winter.…

  7. Skip Schumaker expects to be ready for World Series

    Oct 15, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker

    If the Cardinals are able to win either Game 6 or Game 7 in Milwaukee and advance to the World Series, they’ll have a nice treat waiting for them on the other end. And not just champagne, or Bud Light, or a larger share of playoff revenue. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis…

  8. Randy Wolf steps up as Brewers even NLCS with 4-2 Game 4 victory over Cardinals

    Oct 14, 2011, 12:05 AM EDT

    wolf ap

    Just as Wednesday night’s NLCS Game 3 was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel and wasn’t, Game 4 of the NLCS was supposed to be an offensive shootout — filled with fireworks. And it wasn’t. Yes, the Brewers had 10 hits and the Cardinals had eight. But the story of Thursday night’s game at a…

  9. NLCS Game 4 Live Blog: Brewers vs. Cardinals

    Oct 13, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    NLCS Brewers Cardinals Baseball

    11:31pm: Furcal grounds out to short, ending Game 4 of the NLCS. The Brewers captured a 4-2 victory and have guaranteed that the series will travel back to Miller Park. NLCS Game 5 is Friday night at 8:05 p.m. ET. Thanks for hanging out. 11:29pm: Berkman punches a single through the right side of the…

  10. Report: Rangers prepared to throw ‘boatload of money’ at CC Sabathia this winter

    Oct 13, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    sabathia hat gety

    Yankees ace CC Sabathia has stated time and time again that he wants to remain in New York, but all signs point to him opting out of his contract this winter in order to gain a few more years and dollars. In order to secure those years and dollars, though, Sabathia will need other interested…

  11. David Ortiz open to joining Yankees … does it matter?

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

    David Ortiz

    During a conversation about the Red Sox’ collapse Wednesday with ESPN’s Colleen Dominguez, David Ortiz was asked whether he would be open to joining the rival Yankees this winter as a free agent. Big Papi’s well-thought-out response to that question: “That’s something I gotta think about,” Ortiz said. “I’ve been here on the Red Sox…

  12. Cardinals’ bullpen shines as St. Louis wins Game 3, takes 2-1 NLCS lead

    Oct 12, 2011, 11:49 PM EDT

    motte reuters

    Game 3 of the NLCS was supposed to be a classic duel of two great pitchers: the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo against the Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter. But it’s not often that things go as they’re expected to in Major League Baseball’s postseason. Gallardo was hammered for four earned runs in the first inning and didn’t make…

  13. NLCS Game 3 Live Blog: Brewers vs. Cardinals

    Oct 12, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    11:20pm: Thanks for hanging out. Game 4 of the NLCS is scheduled for Thursday at 8:05 p.m. ET. 11:19pm: McGehee also chases a high fastball from Mote. Game over. 11:18pm: The Brewers will pinch-hit for Lucroy with Casey McGehee. 11:16pm: Betancourt chases high heat. Two down. 11:14pm: Hairston grounds out to shortstop. One down. 11:11pm:…

  14. Magglio Ordonez might want to continue playing

    Oct 12, 2011, 8:13 PM EDT

    magglio ordonez getty

    When veteran outfielder Magglio Ordonez fractured his right ankle last week for the second time in 14 months, many assumed that the 37-year-old would be forced to hang up his baseball cleats for good. But that might not be the case. According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, Ordonez “is said to want to keep playing” and…

  15. Ryan Howard expected to recover from Achilles’ tendon surgery in 5-6 months

    Oct 12, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

    howard getty

    As Craig noted earlier, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard underwent surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles’ tendon early Wednesday morning. Now some recovery timetables are pouring in. According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Wednesday evening that Howard will be back to playing at the level he’s accustomed to within 5-6…

  16. Justin Masterson undergoes surgery on left shoulder

    Oct 12, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

    masterson getty

    From MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian comes word that starter Justin Masterson underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his non-throwing shoulder. The minor operation was performed by Dr. Craig Morgan in Wilmington, Deleware and deemed an initial success. Masterson should be fully recovered by the start of spring training next February. The 26-year-old right-hander registered a solid 3.21…

  17. Porcello still on tap for Game 4, Verlander starts Game 5

    Oct 9, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    verlander reuters

    The Tigers were forced to use two of their starting pitchers in Saturday night’s rain-ravaged Game 1 loss to the Rangers, and they just had Game 2 postponed, but they’re not going to let any of that affect their mapped-out ALCS rotation. According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, right-hander Rick Porcello is still scheduled to…

  18. Magglio Ordonez shut down for year due to broken ankle

    Oct 9, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    magglio getty

    Bad news (with terrible timing) for the Tigers. According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Sunday afternoon that outfielder Magglio Ordonez has been ruled out for the rest of the ALCS because of an ankle injury. Ordonez was 5-for-11 with a double and a run scored during the Tigers’ ALDS defeat of…

  19. ALCS Game 2 postponed due to rain, will be played Monday

    Oct 9, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - Game One

    Rain, rain — go away. And all that. According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday night’s Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Rangers has been officially postponed due to looming thunderstorms in the area surrounding Arlington, Texas. The game will be played Monday at 4:19 p.m. ET…

  20. Cardinals add two right-handed relievers to NLCS roster

    Oct 9, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Brewers made no changes to their 25-man postseason roster heading into Sunday’s NLCS Game 1. The Cardinals were a littler bit busier. According to B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest, the Cardinals have added right-handed relievers Kyle McClellan and Lance Lynn for the NLCS while dropping Skip Schumaker and Jake Westbrook. Lynn is finally…

  21. NLCS Game 1 lineups: Cardinals vs. Brewers

    Oct 9, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    blank lineup card

    Here are the starting lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Brewers, set to get underway just after 4:00 p.m. ET on TBS: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MILWAUKEE BREWERS 1. Rafael Furcal, SS 1. Corey Hart, RF 2. Jon Jay, CF 2. Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B 3. Albert Pujols, 1B 3. Ryan…

  22. Rain in the forecast for Game 2 of the ALCS

    Oct 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers players sit in the dugout during the game's second rain delay in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs against the Texas Rangers in Arlington

    Game 1 of the ALCS Saturday night in Arlington, Texas featured nearly two hours of rain delays. Game 2 on Sunday could see much of the same. According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, there’s a 60 to 70 percent chance of thunderstorms Sunday night in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area and the ALCS umpiring crew has…

  23. Phillies and Cardinals drew strong ratings in NLDS Game 5

    Oct 9, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Rafael Furcal

    From the Associated Press, via MSNBC.com: St. Louis’ 1-0 victory over Philadelphia in Game 5 of the NL division series Friday night received a 5.1 rating and was seen by 8,389,000 viewers on TBS, a National League record for first-round games on cable. For reference, the NLDS Game 5 played between the Diamondbacks and Brewers…

  24. Chicagoan says he spotted Theo Epstein near Wrigley Field

    Oct 9, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

    Carl Crawford Signs with the Boston Red Sox

    Take all of this with a boulder-sized grain of salt, but keep in mind a Boston Globe report from only a few days ago stating that the Cubs’ ownership had officially asked permission of the Red Sox to speak with their current general manager, Theo Epstein. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, a…

  25. Angels cut ties with fourth key front-office executive

    Oct 9, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    The Halos are shaking things up in a major way. From beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times comes word that the Angels have cut ties with another member of their front office, this time letting go director of player development Abe Flores. General manager Tony Reagins resigned a couple days after the…

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