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In the playoffs, the Yankees’ weakness has become their strength
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:32:00 +0000
Starting pitching was perceived to be the Yankees' weakness entering the postseason, but it has quickly become a strength.
Masahiro Tanaka dazzles, Yankees blank Astros 5-0 to pull within one win of reaching World Series
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:31:16 +0000
Masahiro Tanaka pitched another gem as the Yankees shut the Astros out 5-0 in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Yankees now hold a 3-2 series lead.
Twins will not pick up Glen Perkins’ 2018 option
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:05:39 +0000
The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his club option for the 2018 season.
Arizona Diamondbacks, Tony La Russa part ways
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:46:06 +0000
He was demoted last year but stuck around anyway. Now he's leaving.
The 2017 Yankees are, somehow, plucky underdogs
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:43:03 +0000
Only in 2017 could the New York Yankees play the "nobody believed in us" card . . . and be right.
There is, indeed, an MLB-to-Portland group
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:33:40 +0000
Many, in response to this week's expansion report, have said "Portland? Really?" Well, maybe . . .
The Astros gave the Yankees an opening. Keuchel and Verlander will try to close the door.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:02:54 +0000
Keuchel dominated the Yankees in Game 1, but the Yankees bats have woken up.
Video: Albert Almora, Jr. saved by the ivy
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:58:48 +0000
Check out an interesting play Albert Almora, Jr. found himself in during the bottom of the ninth inning of NLCS Game 3.
Dodgers now one win shy of reaching World Series after defeating Cubs 6-1 in NLCS Game 3
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:41:46 +0000
The Dodgers once again held the Cubs' offense at bay, winning Game 3 by a 6-1 margin to take a 3-0 lead in the NLCS.
Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:48:01 +0000
Someone vandalized the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field, removing the bat from the slugger's hand.
Astros’ bullpen has been dropping the ball in the postseason
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:00:03 +0000
The Astros' bullpen has allowed 17 runs in 24 2/3 innings this postseason. That isn't going to cut it, especially the deeper into the playoffs they go.
Yankees stun Astros with late comeback, win 6-4 to draw ALCS even at 2-2
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:46:32 +0000
The Yankees scored a total of six unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth innings to come from behind and beat the Astros 6-4 in ALCS Game 4.
Aaron Judge was involved in a weird play in the fourth inning
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:39:31 +0000
Aaron Judge didn't re-touch second base after passing it on a tag-up attempt, which led to a weird series of events in the fourth inning of ALCS Game 4.
Rangers will not exercise Mike Napoli’s 2018 option
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:15:48 +0000
The Rangers have decided they will not exercise Mike Napoli's 2018 option after he put up disappointing numbers in the regular season.
Twins hire Baseball America’s John Manuel to work in the pro scouting department
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:10:26 +0000
The Twins hired long time Baseball America editor John Manuel to work in the scouting department.
Hanley Ramirez and Eduardo Rodriguez underwent surgery
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:05:26 +0000
Both Hanley Ramirez and Eduardo Rodriguez underwent surgery recently. Rodriguez figures to be out a lot longer.
The Yankees Twitter account roasts the Red Sox account on the anniversary of “The Steal”
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:41:34 +0000
The Red Sox still have their 2004 World Series trophy, but the Yankees win Twitter today
Austin Romine gets the start at catcher in ALCS Game 4
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:32:58 +0000
Would Romine have held on to that relay throw on the final play in Game 2?
Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:47:37 +0000
Let's talk about the pros and cons of MLB's possible expansion to Portland and Montreal
The Cubs are in desperate need of relief
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:03:16 +0000
Tonight they need it relief . . . from their starter

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