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  1. Must-click link: Bush and Nantz cheering on the Rangers

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Kevin Kaduk over at Yahoo’s Big League Stew passes along today’s must-see baseball photo. It’s CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz and former president George W. Bush, taking in Saturday’s ALDS Game 3 in Arlington, Texas. Bush, of course, used to have an…

  2. Alderson appears to be the favorite for Mets' GM opening

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT

    October is young and the search might carry on well into autumn, but it sure sounds like Sandy Alderson is the front-runner for the Mets’ opening at general manager. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote Saturday that the “Mets’ circumstances…

  3. Lupica: Yankees should open purse strings for Jeter

    Oct 10, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

    If you listen closely enough, you’ll hear all sorts of reasons as to why the Yankees should not pay impending free agent Derek Jeter an exorbitant amount of money this offseason. First and foremost, they don’t have to. No other club is going to hand a major…

  4. Lincecum fans 14 batters, Giants coast to Game 1 victory

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    It wasn’t a no-hitter, but Tim Lincecum was about as dominant as it gets on Thursday night in San Francisco as the Giants captured Game 1 of the NLDS against the Braves. Racking up a postseason franchise record 14 strikeouts over nine innings of work, the 26-year-old from Bellevue, Washington…

  5. Giants get on the board in the fourth, lead Braves

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:01 PM EDT

    Hey, someone scored a run in San Francisco! Giants catcher Buster Posey led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single off Braves starter Derek Lowe. Pat Burrell struck out swinging in the next at-bat, to nobody’s surprise, but Posey…

  6. Giants and Braves all square in NLDS Game 1

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:27 PM EDT

    This one is moving along as planned. A run-down here, a walk or two there, but mostly just good pitching. Giants starter Tim Lincecum has six strikeouts through four innings and has allowed just one hit and one walk in Thursday’s…

  7. Braves' Game 2 starter Tommy Hanson hit in eye during BP

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

    From David O’Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution comes word that Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson was nailed in the eye with a ricocheted ball while taking batting practice before Game 1 of the NLDS Thursday in San Francisco. Hanson…

  8. Umpires get another call wrong, Yankees still on top

    Oct 7, 2010, 8:29 PM EDT

    In what should come as a surprise to no one, the umpires have become the story here in the first few games of the 2010 postseason. The umps blew a call in the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s ALDS Game 1 between the Yankees and Twins…

  9. Rays fans give outfielder Carl Crawford a proper send-off

    Oct 7, 2010, 8:08 PM EDT

    The Rays lost Game 2 of their ALDS matchup with the Rangers this afternoon in Tampa and face elimination Saturday in Texas. But it wasn’t all fire and brimstone at Tropicana Field. In the eighth inning, as impending free agent Carl Crawford stepped to the plate, a large section of Rays fans…

  10. Berkman goes yard, Yankees lead Twins in Game 2

    Oct 7, 2010, 7:32 PM EDT

    The Yankees and Twins are five innings deep into Game 2 of their ALDS matchup Thursday at Minnesota’s Target Field. So far, things are looking good for the away team. Andy Pettitte had a rough second inning that saw him load the bases and then allow…

  11. Justin Upton aiming to strengthen shoulder this winter

    Oct 7, 2010, 6:53 PM EDT

    Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton played in only four games during the month of September and just one game in October because of soreness in the area of his left shoulder.  He has promised to work on the strength and conditioning of that shoulder this offseason and got a head start this afternoon at Arizona’s Chase…

  12. Yankees rally for ALDS Game 1 victory over Twins

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:25 AM EDT

    We saw a variety of different games on this first day of the 2010 baseball playoffs. The Rangers routed the Rays in an afternoon tilt with heavy offense and a stellar performance by left-handed ace Cliff Lee. Then Phillies righty Roy Halladay made history in an early evening contest…

  13. Mark Teixeira launches two-run bomb, Yanks lead again

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:38 PM EDT

    The battle of the bullpens has begun, and it’s not looking good for the Twins. Minnesota right-hander Jesse Crain served up a single to Nick Swisher with one out in the top of the seventh inning and surrendered a towering two-run homer to Mark Teixeira a few pitches later, giving the Yankees a 6-4 lead…

  14. Twins tie it up as Sabathia tires in the bottom of the sixth

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:02 PM EDT

    So much for that Yankees lead. CC Sabathia struck out Joe Mauer on three straight pitches to open the sixth inning and caused Delmon Young to fly out, but seemed to tire the moment veteran DH Jim Thome stepped to…

  15. Yankees rally with big sixth inning, now on top

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

    The tide has turned at Target Field.
    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira launched a one-out double to left field in the top of the sixth inning, ending a streak of 10 straight retired batters by Twins ace Francisco Liriano. A wild pitch gave Teixeira third base and then Alex Rodriguez…

  16. Twins cruising behind Francisco Liriano, lead Yankees

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:03 PM EDT

    The Twins are wearing the pinstripes this evening at Target Field. That’s not a metaphor, it’s the truth. The Twins are wearing pinstripes. Let’s get to the updates. Francisco Liriano got himself into trouble in the top of the third inning with a leadoff walk to Yankees speedster…

  17. Twins take early lead over Yankees and CC Sabathia

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

    Things are looking up for the Twinkies through two innings at Minneapolis’ Target Field. Minnesota ace Francisco Liriano struck out Yankees leadoff man Derek Jeter to open the first inning, then promptly retired Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira on balls that did not get…

  18. Rangers designate righty Rich Harden for assignment

    Oct 6, 2010, 7:08 PM EDT

    The Rangers couldn’t wait to remove disappointing right-hander Rich Harden from their big-league roster. Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Harden was designated for assignment on Wednesday evening so that Texas could…

  19. Report: Pirates will fire Russell, keep Huntington

    Oct 3, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

    The Pirates are ready for change. Again. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette heard from “several internal sources” this weekend that the Bucs will cut ties with manager John Russell soon after the offseason hits. GM Neal Huntington, though…

  20. The Mariners lost their 100th game of the year on Saturday

    Oct 3, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Some MLB teams are entering this final day of the regular season with an eye on clinching a playoff spot. Others are hoping to avoid loss No. 101. The Mariners dropped their 100th game of the season…

  21. Breaking down Sunday's playoff scenarios…

    Oct 3, 2010, 8:34 AM EDT

    No matter the results, really, this is going to be a crazy day in the baseball world. Let’s lay out the possible scenarios before everything gets going. The Padres, 90-71, are one game back of the Giants in the NL West and tied with the Braves in the NL Wild Card. The Giants, 91-70, lead the NL West by…

  22. Webb hits 84 MPH in second instructional league appearance

    Oct 2, 2010, 9:10 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb might be making progress. According to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, the impending free agent hit 84 MPH with his fastball in a second instructional league appearance Saturday. He hit just 81 MPH…

  23. Padres win again, push decisive Sunday showdown

    Oct 2, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    With the help of a fine outing by starter Tim Stauffer and production from the top of the lineup, the Padres grabbed a 4-2 victory over the Giants on Saturday in San Francisco and kept their playoff hopes alive. A win in Sunday’s regular…

  24. Fukudome has left knee sprain, done for season?

    Sep 30, 2010, 9:46 PM EDT

    Some injury news out of Chicago. Or San Diego, really. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome was scratched from Thursday’s lineup against the Padres due to a mild left knee…

  25. Rockies planning rest this weekend for CarGo, Tulo

    Sep 30, 2010, 8:54 PM EDT

    The Rockies are shutting it down. Eliminated from playoff contention this week, manager Jim Tracy and Co. decided to leave outfielder Carlos Gonzalez out of Thursday’s lineup against the Cardinals.  According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, the plan is to rest him during Sunday’s season finale as well. Gonzalez, 24, has burst onto the scene this…

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