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  1. Red Sox advance to ALCS with 3-1 defeat of Rays

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Boston will play for the American League pennant. Jake Peavy yielded just one run over 5 2/3 innings and the Red Sox offense managed a couple of key hits to dismiss the Rays from the 2013 postseason mix with a 3-1 defeat in Game 4 of the ALDS on Tuesday night at Tampa Bay’s Tropicana…

  2. Red Sox move ahead of Rays in seventh inning of Game 4

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox are suddenly six outs away from dismissing the Rays and advancing to the ALCS. Tampa Bay scored the first run of this ALDS Game 4 in the bottom of the sixth inning on David DeJesus‘ RBI single, but the Red Sox answered right back in the top of the seventh. Pinch-hitting for…

  3. Rays score first in Game 4 of ALDS vs. Boston

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

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    We’ve finally got a score in this ALDS Game 4. Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar opened the bottom of the sixth inning with a double off Red Sox starter Jake Peavy and crossed home plate on a David DeJesus one-out single to right field. Peavy induced a Wil Myers flyout for the second out of the…

  4. Red Sox, Rays scoreless after four in ALDS Game 4

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson had a clean 12-pitch first inning in this ALDS Game 4 in Tampa Bay, but he allowed back-to-back walks to David Ortiz and Mike Napoli to open the top of the second and then a Daniel Nava single loaded the bases and abruptly drove the Rays starter from the game. It’s…

  5. Tigers force ALDS Game 5 with 8-6 victory over A’s

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

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    There will be a Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday. Tigers starter Doug Fister yielded seven hits, a walk and three earned runs over a shaky six-inning outing and the Detroit offense appeared lifeless in the early frames, but a three-run fifth, a two-run seventh and a three-run eighth gave the American League Central champions…

  6. Tigers snag late lead over A’s in Game 4 of ALDS

    Oct 8, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

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    We’ve got a wild ALDS Game 4 at Comerica Park. Coco Crisp put the A’s ahead 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning with an RBI single off Max Scherzer, who was pitching in relief of starter Doug Fister. But the Tigers roared back in the bottom of that frame. Victor Martinez slugged a…

  7. Tigers tie ALDS Game 4 on Jhonny Peralta homer

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Detroit’s bats have finally, desperately come alive. After leadoff singles from Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez in the bottom of the fifth inning, shortstop-turned-outfielder Jhonny Peralta slugged a Dan Straily fastball over the left field fence at Comerica Park, tying this ALDS Game 4 at 3-3. A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes climbed high atop the…

  8. A’s have early Game 4 lead against punchless Tigers

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

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    If the Detroit offense can’t get something working soon, it’ll be lights out for the Tigers’ 2013 season. A’s starter Dan Straily is working on a no-hitter through four innings of this ALDS Game 4 at a beautifully-sun-lit but less-than-enthusiastic Comerica Park. Straily has surrendered just one baserunner — Prince Fielder, on a second-inning hit-by-pitch…

  9. Pirates grab early lead over Cardinals in NLDS Game 3

    Oct 6, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Francisco Liriano‘s success against the Cardinals has been well-chronicled. And he has continued that pattern of pitching dominance in the early stages of this NLDS Game 3 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With the help of a wide Jerry Layne strike zone, the left-handed Liriano carved his way through St. Louis’ batting order in the…

  10. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Braves vs. Dodgers

    Oct 6, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Listed below are the starting lineups for Sunday evening’s NLDS Game 3 between the Braves and Dodgers. This best-of-five series is currently tied 1-1. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium. The game will be broadcast by TBS. Atlanta Braves CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan…

  11. Ben Zobrist’s wife Julianna will sing the national anthem Monday before Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

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    This recent trend of family member national anthems gets the HardballTalk seal of approval. Andrew McCutchen‘s mom Petrina belted it out before the Pirates’ NL Wild Card Game win over the Reds on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh and now Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Julianna Zobrist — the wife of Rays star…

  12. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Pirates

    Oct 6, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Pirates at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. This series is tied 1-1. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET on TBS. St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday C Yadier Molina 3B David Freese 1B…

  13. Looking ahead to NLDS Game 3: Braves-Dodgers

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals and Pirates will open this day of postseason baseball at 4:30 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh. As those two National League Central teams are wrapping things up at PNC Park, the Braves and Dodgers — tied at 1-1 in their best-of-five — will be preparing to get Game 3 underway in Los Angeles. Let’s…

  14. Angels expected to revisit Howie Kendrick trade

    Oct 6, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notebook in the Boston Globe: It looks more and more like [Howie] Kendrick will be involved in a deal that would land the Angels some pitching or prospects. The Royals seem like a good fit as they attempt to solve their second base issue, and Kendrick would be a nice bat…

  15. Looking ahead to NLDS Game 3: Cardinals-Pirates

    Oct 6, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    PNC Park hosted its first-ever postseason game last Tuesday night and the Pirates rose to the occasion in front of a rambunctious, black-shirt-wearing home crowd, securing the National League Wild Card with a decisive 6-2 defeat of the Reds. Now the stakes are raised with the NL Central-champion Cardinals in town for Game 3 of…

  16. David Price bashes TBS baseball show

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    David Price was lit up for seven earned runs in seven-plus innings Saturday as the Rays allowed the Red Sox to take a 2-0 ALDS lead. Price must have tuned into the TBS postgame show after his outing because this is what he tweeted to his more than 180,000 followers late Saturday night: Dirk Hayhurst…COULDNT…

  17. Rays blank Indians in American League Wild Card Game

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

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    It’s rare that a team will tally nine hits and be held scoreless, but that is exactly what happened to the host Indians in Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Using an arsenal of vicious breaking stuff and a steady low-90s fastball, Rays starter Alex Cobb worked in and…

  18. Indians miss chances, Rays still lead AL Wild Card Game

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

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    The Indians loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning but couldn’t break through for a run. They had runners at first and third with no outs in the fifth inning but yet again came up empty. Wasted chances has been the theme so far for host Cleveland in this…

  19. Rays jump to 3-0 lead in American League Wild Card Game

    Oct 2, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has increased its early lead in this American League Wild Card Game in Cleveland. James Loney and Evan Longoria hit consecutive one-out singles in the top of the fourth inning and then Desmond Jennings — who was hobbled near the end of the regular season by a badly-strained left hamstring — punched a…

  20. Delmon Young slugs solo shot as Rays take early lead in American League Wild Card Game

    Oct 2, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Indians right-hander Danny Salazar was dominant in his first two innings of this American League Wild Card Game, racking up three strikeouts against the six Tampa Bay batters that he faced. But the script was flipped in the top of the third inning when Rays designated hitter Delmon Young crushed a first-pitch solo homer to…

  21. Astros claim Raul Valdes, Indians claim Tyler Cloyd

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    The Phillies performed a 40-man roster cleanup on Wednesday afternoon and two of the players that were removed have landed with new organizations. Raul Valdes, a left-handed reliever who posted a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings this season for Philadelphia, has been claimed by the Astros and Tyler Cloyd, a 26-year-old starting pitcher who had…

  22. Red Sox set ALDS rotation; Jon Lester in Game 1

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox won’t know their ALDS opponent until the conclusion of Wednesday night’s AL Wild Card Game, but their first-round rotation is already set. Red Sox manager John Farrell told Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland.com on Wednesday afternoon that Jon Lester will start in Game 1, John Lackey will start in Game 2, Clay Buchholz…

  23. Dallas Latos says she was hit in the head “at least three times” by a female Pirates fan at PNC Park

    Oct 2, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

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    Dallas Latos — the wife of Reds pitcher Mat Latos — claims to have had an ugly incident during Tuesday’s National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park, a 6-2 victory for host Pittsburgh. We’ll let her do the explaining: Got punched in the head at least 3 times by a pirates fan so this…

  24. Pirates roll to 6-2 defeat of Reds in NL Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

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    The Pirates are heading to their first-ever NLDS. Francisco Liriano allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings and Russell Martin homered twice as the Bucs cruised to a 6-2 victory over the visiting Reds in the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night at a sold-out and rowdy PNC Park. Liriano…

  25. Pirates get another home run in the seventh inning

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

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    Everything continues to go right for the host Bucs. Pirates catcher Russell Martin slugged a deep solo home run to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning off of the Reds’ latest relief pitcher, Logan Ondrusek, moving Pittsburgh to a 6-1 lead in this National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park. It…

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