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  • • Puig's emphatic HR inches LA closer to pennant
    Yasiel Puig silenced Miller Park and gave the Dodgers an enormous boost in their push to clinch the National League pennant on Saturday night, driving a two-out, three-run homer in the sixth inning to extend Los Angeles' lead over the Brewers to 5-1 in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series....
  • • Taylor robs Crew of tying run with must-see grab
    Chris Taylor started Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at second base, but he made a fantastic, run-saving catch in deep left-center field to end the fifth inning on Saturday at Miller Park....
  • • Yelich homer opens scoring in Game 7
    Looking to lift the Brewers to the World Series with a win in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, Christian Yelich got Milwaukee off to a quick start, drilling a solo first-inning homer off the Dodgers' Walker Buehler. Yelich's drive just cleared the right-center-field wall and the glove of right fielder Yasiel Puig...
  • • Dodgers expecting to use Kershaw in Game 7
    Manager Dave Roberts said that not only is Kershaw available for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, but also the Los Angeles ace is expected to pitch. The left-hander would be going on two days' rest after an outstanding start in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday....
  • • Gio bringing positivity to Crew despite injury
    How tough was it on Gio Gonzalez after an ankle injury relegated him to observer status in the National League Championship Series? "It's not tough anymore. Are you kidding? This is awesome," Gonzalez said after the Brewers forced a Game 7 and a chance to go to the World Series. "That's what I was kicking myself about. I didn't want to be that dist...
  • • Sale throws bullpen session, on track to start G1
    Perhaps no member of the Red Sox benefited more from the team wrapping up the American League Championship Series in five games than ace Chris Sale. And for the first time since being hospitalized a week ago, Sale got back on the mound on Saturday and threw a bullpen session in preparation for his expected start in Game 1 of the World Series on Tue...
  • • Buehler joins lineage of Game 7 rookie starters
    When Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Dodgers tonight in Milwaukee with the National League Championship Series on the line, he will become just the 10th rookie to start a decisive Game 7 (or, in one case, a Game 8) in any playoff series....
  • • Rookie pitchers who started Game 7
    When Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Dodgers tonight in Milwaukee with the National League Championship Series on the line, he will become just the 10th rookie to start a decisive Game 7 (or, in one case, a Game 8) in any playoff series....
  • • Report: Jose Altuve undergoes knee surgery
    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has reportedly wasted no time trying to rectify the right knee problem that bothered him for the bulk of the season. According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Altuve underwent right knee surgery on Friday, a day after his Astros were eliminated from the American League Championship Series. It’s not a huge sur...
  • • Four X-factors to decide who wins NL pennant
    A complicated, fascinating National League Championship Series reaches the only logical conclusion on Saturday, when the Dodgers and Brewers play the first NLCS Game 7 since 2012. MLB.com's crew at the series presents four questions that we believe will determine the outcome of Game 7....
  • • Dodgers-Brewers G7: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
    The Dodgers and Brewers are taking this National League Championship Series the distance with a decisive Game 7 on Saturday at Miller Park, the winner going to the World Series, the loser going home. Eight months of work boiled down to one night....
  • • Knebel right in middle of Counsell's maneuvers
    There comes a point in some baseball games at which recording outs is more important than scoring runs. When that moment arrived Friday, it meant Corey Knebel found himself striding to home plate with a bat in his hand with two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series....
  • • Hader rested, ready to help Brewers advance
    Just as important as the events that transpired in the Brewers' 7-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night was one event that didn't. Josh Hader never emerged through the bullpen door....
  • • Machado looks past G6 boos: 'I just want a W'
    Manny Machado was not interested in acknowledging Brewers fans or their boos in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park....
  • • Aguilar sparks Crew's tone-setting rally in G6
    A homer by the Dodgers' David Freese to open Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday didn't discourage the Brewers for long. Needing a win to force a seventh game, Milwaukee broke through for its biggest inning of the series in the bottom of the first at Miller Park, plating four off Hyun-Jin Ryu to take a 4-1 lead....

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  • • Atlantic Notes: Sixers wait for Embiid; Wade pitches Fizdale for HC gigs
    Injured Sixers center Joel Embiid must pass through the NBA’s concussion protocol, but he has been free of concussion symptoms since March 29, tweets Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. That was the day after Embiid suffered an orbital bone fracture in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.The team is hoping Embiid can be ready sometime d...
  • • Yankees 2, Angels 1: Gary Sanchez’s Homer Gives Yankees a 9th Straight Win
    Next up is a trip to Houston for the first meeting between the Yankees and the Astros since last year’s American League Championship Series....
  • • Yankees head to Houston for ALCS rematch
    The Yankees open a four-game rematch of last year's American League Championship Series tonight at 8:10 ET, taking on the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Right-hander Sonny Gray makes the start for New York. He faced the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS, allowing two runs (one earned) over five innings of one-hit ball. Charlie Morton starts for ...
  • • Yanks' win streak cut down by Astros' Morton
    With the participants from that American League Championship Series again sharing the same playing field on Monday evening, Game 7 winner Charlie Morton picked up where he left off, striking out 10 over 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 2-1, ending New York's nine-game winning streak....
  • • James Harden spotted at Yankees-Astros game
    The Astros and Yankees squared off for the first time since they met in the American League Championship Series last season on Monday night.Both teams are off to great starts this year, which is why Monday’s matchup at Minute Maid Park drew quite the crowd.Among those that attended the game was Rockets star James Harden, who was seen eating ice cre...
  • • Yanks' win streak ended by Astros' Morton
    With the participants from that American League Championship Series again sharing the same playing field on Monday evening, Game 7 winner Charlie Morton picked up where he left off, striking out 10 over 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 2-1, ending New York's nine-game winning streak....
  • • Beavers stage dramatic comeback, force CWS Game 3
    With a stunning 5-3 victory over Arkansas, the Beavers forced a decisive third game in the championship series....
  • • Yankees manager Aaron Boone already setting milestones
    Aaron Boone never needed to be manager of the New York Yankees. He had already won his place in the hearts of Yankees fans. That came with his dramatic eleventh inning home run to beat the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 American League Championship series, sending Yankee Stadium into a frenzy and stamping the Yankees’ ticket to the World Series.But Boo...
  • • Indians outright Ryan Merritt, sign Rob Brantly
    The Indians announced over the weekend that they’ve signed veteran catcher Rob Brantly to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus. Left-hander Ryan Merritt, meanwhile, cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and was assigned outright to Columbus.Merritt, 26, was designated for assignment after spending the entire...
  • • MLB releases its postseason schedule with some surprises
    MLB released its postseason schedule on Thursday. Things will start on Oct. 2 and could wrap up on Halloween with Game 7 of the World Series. An interesting note is that this will be the first time since 2013 that the postseason starts with the National League Wild Card Game. From 2014-2017, the American League Game was played first and the subsequ...
  • • Jayson Werth: Dusty Baker helped the Nationals' chemistry
    The Washington Nationals surprised many when they let manager Dusty Baker go last offseason and replaced him with skipper Dave Martinez.Under Baker, the Nationals finished 2017 with 97 wins and fell one game short of the National League Championship Series. In two seasons with Washington, Baker’s team became one of the best in baseball. Yet Baker w...
  • • Getting heated: Tempers flare for Cards, Crew
    The Brewers and Cardinals were known for bad blood when they collided in the 2011 National League Championship Series. Seven years later, are the negative vibes back?...
  • • How Taylor Swift shaped Red Sox-Indians rivalry
    October brings out the best in baseball. Just take a look back at the 2007 American League Championship Series, when the Red Sox beat the Indians in seven games....
  • • Biggio homers as NH wins Eastern League title
    The New Hampshire Fisher Cats completed a perfect postseason run by winning the Double-A Eastern League title on Friday as they topped Akron, 8-5, to sweep the best-of-five championship series....
  • • Cubs may face familiar foes in postseason
    There could be three teams from the National League Central in the postseason if the Cubs, Brewers and Cardinals all make it. Chicago manager Joe Maddon knows what it's like to face a familiar foe in the playoffs. He did that when he managed the Rays, having to face the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series in 2008 and in the AL Divisi...

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