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  1. Tigers increase big ALCS Game 4 lead over Red Sox

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Game 4 of the ALCS has quickly become a rout. The Tigers scored five runs in a big second inning and just added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 7-0 lead over the Red Sox at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Austin Jackson, who was mired in a postseason slump and…

  2. Tigers take big early lead in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 16, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Jake Peavy‘s fourth career postseason outing is off to a poor start in Detroit. A really, really poor start. Peavy made it through the first inning unscathed, but he allowed a single to Victor Martinez to open the bottom of the second and then issued a pair of walks to load the bases. Omar Infante…

  3. Dodgers stay alive with NLCS Game 5 win over Cardinals

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

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    The NLCS is headed back to Busch Stadium. Zack Greinke found trouble early but settled in late as the Dodgers rolled to a 6-4 defeat of the visiting Cardinals in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. Greinke loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the…

  4. Video: Adrian Gonzalez puts Dodgers ahead in Game 5

    Oct 16, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez snapped an early 2-2 tie in Wednesday’s NLCS Game 5 with this monstrous solo shot off Cardinals starter Joe Kelly in the bottom of the third inning: What can’t be seen in that video highlight is Gonzalez mocking Mickey Mouse ears on the top of his helmet after touching home…

  5. Cardinals beat Dodgers in Game 4, lead NLCS 3-1

    Oct 15, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

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    St. Louis is one win away from the World Series. Matt Holliday slugged a two-run bomb in the top of the third inning and Shane Robinson smacked a pinch-hit solo shot in the top of the seventh inning as the Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 4-2 in Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday evening in…

  6. Hanley Ramirez lifted early from NLCS Game 4

    Oct 15, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had no major issues with his cracked rib in Monday evening’s NLCS Game 4 victory over the Cardinals, but he looked like a different person in NLCS Game 4. Ramirez struck out in all three of his at-bats Tuesday before getting yanked prior to the top of the seventh inning. Hanley…

  7. Dodgers put up two runs in dramatic fourth inning

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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    We had some drama in the bottom of the fourth inning of this NLCS Game 4 at Dodger Stadium. Cardinals starter Lance Lynn served up a leadoff double to Adrian Gonzalez, a walk to Andre Ethier and then sent what appeared to be a brushback pitch in the direction of Yasiel Puig‘s head. Puig, who…

  8. Cardinals jump out to 3-0 lead in Game 4 of NLCS

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    St. Louis has a big early lead in NLCS Game 4. Cardinals shortstop Daniel Descalso opened the top of the third inning with a leadoff single and scored one batter later on a Matt Carpenter RBI single. Carlos Beltran then grounded out but the next man up — Matt Holliday — slugged a no-doubter high…

  9. John Lackey and Mike Napoli help Red Sox defeat Justin Verlander in Game 3 of ALCS

    Oct 15, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Tigers ace Justin Verlander whiffed 10 batters and allowed just one run on four hits over eight innings in Tuesday’s ALCS Game 3 against the Red Sox, becoming the first pitcher in postseason history to fan 10 batters and yield four-or-fewer hits in three consecutive outings. But that’s not the story here. The Red Sox…

  10. Red Sox take late 1-0 lead in Game 3 of ALCS

    Oct 15, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox have finally broken through in Game 3 of the ALCS against Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Boston was held without a hit for 4 2/3 innings and scoreless for 6 1/3 innings, but first baseman Mike Napoli slugged a one-out solo homer to left in the top of the seventh to give the…

  11. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Red Sox

    Oct 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Below are the starting lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox at Boston’s Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Detroit leads the best-of-seven Championship Series 1-0 after Saturday’s victory. Detroit Tigers CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B…

  12. Chris Carpenter “will retire” this offseason

    Oct 13, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s always-information-packed Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Chris Carpenter’s agent, Bob LaMonte, said the righthander will retire and “may have an opportunity to work for the Cardinals organization. Chris basically came back from five career-ending surgeries. I don’t think you’ll ever see anyone do that again. He had a sixth and it was…

  13. Dodgers dismiss broadcasters Steve Lyons, Eric Collins

    Oct 13, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the inside scoop: The Dodgers do not plan to bring Steve Lyons and Eric Collins back to their broadcast team next year. Lyons had worked on the Dodgers’ television broadcasts for nine years, most recently as an analyst on road games and on pregame and postgame shows.…

  14. Bruce Rondon cleared to resume throwing

    Oct 13, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Tigers right-hander Bruce Rondon made just one regular-season appearance after September 2 due to tenderness in his throwing elbow and has not pitched yet in the 2013 postseason. But the hard-throwing 22-year-old Venezuelan is still working to get back. MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports that Rondon began a throwing program this weekend at the Tigers’ spring training…

  15. Looking ahead to ALCS Game 2: Tigers vs. Red Sox

    Oct 13, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox were held hitless through 8 1/3 innings in Saturday night’s 1-0 ALCS Game 1 loss to the Tigers and will be looking for much more offense in Game 2 on Sunday night at Fenway Park. But that’s going to be easier said than done because the likely American League Cy Young Award…

  16. Andre Ethier aiming to return for Game 3 of NLCS

    Oct 13, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier played nearly 13 whole innings in Friday night’s NLCS Game 1 loss to the Cardinals and woke up on Saturday morning with renewed soreness in his troublesome lower left leg. Ethier was on the bench for Game 2 on Saturday afternoon but the situation has apparently improved. According to beat writers…

  17. MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on winter ball participation

    Oct 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    From our friend Jeff Passan at Yahoo! Sports: Major league players will be allowed to compete in winter leagues this season after Major League Baseball and the players’ association reached an agreement on restrictions that will limit pitchers’ participation but loosen limitations on position players, sources with knowledge of the deal told Yahoo Sports. That’s…

  18. Mike Carp, Jonny Gomes expected to start ALCS Game 2 over Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava

    Oct 13, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

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    Boston’s offense netted just one hit in Saturday night’s ALCS Game 1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, so some changes are going to be made to the starting lineup heading into Sunday evening’s Game 2. According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, Mike Carp is expected to start over Mike Napoli at first base and Jonny…

  19. Cardinals move on to NLCS with Game 5 win over Pirates

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    The St. Louis Cardinals are headed to their eighth NLCS since 2000 and their ninth since 1996. Adam Wainwright did his Adam Wainwright thing, allowing just one run in a nine-inning complete game effort as the Cardinals ousted the Pirates from the postseason with a 6-1 victory in NLDS Game 5 on Wednesday night at…

  20. Pirates get on the board in Game 5 of NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh has its first run in this NLDS Game 5. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright cruised through his first six innings and got two quick outs to open the seventh, but Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter slipped while trying to pick up a Justin Morneau infield single and then Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma misplayed a Marlon…

  21. Video: Pete Kozma makes diving grab in Game 5

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    There have already been a few defensive gems in the early stages of this NLDS Game 5 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, but the diving grab here from Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma is hard to top: St. Louis leads this decisive Game 5 by a score of 2-0 as the bottom of the fifth…

  22. Cardinals take early lead in decisive NLDS Game 5 after a David Freese two-run homer

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Cardinals postseason legend David Freese has struck in this loser-heads-home NLDS Game 5. What looked like a brewing pitcher’s duel suddenly turned into an early 2-0 lead for host St. Louis when Freese launched a two-run homer to left field with two outs in the bottom of the second inning, setting off a round of…

  23. Athletics choose Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon for ALDS Game 5 start versus Tigers

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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    We finally have an answer to the question of who the A’s will start in their decisive ALDS Game 5 against the Tigers on Thursday evening at O.Co Coliseum. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it will be 23-year-old Sonny Gray rather than veteran Bartolo Colon. Gray had a 2.67 ERA in…

  24. Barry Larkin on managing Reds: “I’d certainly talk to them”

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

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    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the news: Just spoke to Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. He has not heard from the Reds about the manager opening. He would be interested if the club calls. “I’d certainly talk to them,” he said. Larkin managed Team Brazil during this year’s 2013 World Baseball Classic and acknowledged…

  25. Francisco Liriano available out of bullpen in Game 5

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

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    It’ll be an all-hands-on-deck night in St. Louis. According to beat writer Travis Sawchick of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said in his pregame press conference Wednesday that left-hander Francisco Liriano will be available out of the bullpen in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cardinals. Liriano will either be brought in…

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