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  • • MLB playoffs schedule 2020: Complete postseason dates, TV info and neutral sites for October baseball games
    The 2020 postseason will be played across several neutral sites, starting with the Division Series...2020
  • • Viewers guide: Mariners, Junior race past Yankees in walk-off thriller
    Watch as the M's rally past New York, with an unforgettable dash for home completing a division series comeback that may have saved baseball in Seattle....2020
  • • MLB's playoff proposal is a mess. Here are fixes for the sport's real problems.
    A simple question for Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred: What are you thinking? When news broke that MLB was considering radical changes to its postseason format, potentially starting with the 2022 playoffs, I assumed a Twitter hoax was afoot, or that someone was tweeting a link to something in The Onion. But no, baseball’s proposal isn’t satire, it just reads like it. Here are the ma...2020
  • • Twitter Tuesday: A series with the Stars; confidence in goaltending and trade deadline musings
    The Avs signed Colorado Eagles netminder Hunter Miska to an NHL contract on Monday | Photo courtesy of the Colorado Eagles Plus, cliff diving at Casa Bonita? We’re officially less than two weeks out from the NHL trade deadline, and the market officially opened for business on Monday night with a late-night trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild. If this first larger-scale trad...2020
  • • MLB could add four more playoff teams, make radical format changes
    Major League Baseball is considering the possibility of adding more playoff teams and making significant changes to its postseason format, and the new system could be in place as soon as 2022. According to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, MLB is seriously weighing the idea of moving from five playoff teams in each league to seven, beginning in 2022. If all of the proposed changes a...2020
  • • Salazar nearing return to mound for Indians
    Danny Salazar hasn't made a big league appearance since Game 4 of the 2017 American League Division Series against the Yankees, but the right-hander is hoping his return to the Indians is near....2019
  • • Severino not letting ALDS blip affect him
    The Red Sox hit Luis Severino so hard in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, it was as though they knew what was coming. In fact, a video clip that showed Jackie Bradley Jr. correctly predicting pitches from the third-base dugout at Yankee Stadium suggests that was exactly the case....2019
  • • Still time for Yanks to make another big move
    The Yankees won 100 games last season and lost to the Red Sox in four games in an American League Division Series that could have easily gone the other way. This season, Yankees fans want to make sure their team does whatever it takes to win its first World Series since 2009....2019
  • • Yankees ready to recapture AL East in 2019
    For Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, the work began almost immediately after the team's American League Division Series exit at the hands of the eventual World Series champion Red Sox, with the baseball operations department challenged to analyze areas of deficiency and improve those results for 2019....2019
  • • With Paxton trade, Yanks all in on staff upgrade
    When it was all on the line for the Yankees in the postseason -- when they were even with the Red Sox at 1-1 in the American League Division Series and back home at Yankee Stadium, where they had won seven straight playoff games dating back to the 2017 AL Wild Card Game victory over the Twins -- the Sox had better starting pitching, and the Yanks couldn't make it out of the first round a year afte...2018

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Division Series injury and suspension

  • • Twitter Tuesday: A series with the Stars; confidence in goaltending and trade deadline musings
    The Avs signed Colorado Eagles netminder Hunter Miska to an NHL contract on Monday | Photo courtesy of the Colorado Eagles Plus, cliff diving at Casa Bonita? We’re officially less than two weeks out from the NHL trade deadline, and the market officially opened for business on Monday night with a late-night trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild. If this first larger-scale trad...2020
  • • Moreland available for Game 3 in 'perfect spot'
    With Mitch Moreland's ailing right hamstring still requiring treatment, the first baseman didn't make the starting lineup of Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Yankees on Monday, but was loosely available for the late innings....2018
  • • Moreland exits G2 with apparent leg injury
    The Red Sox lost one of their middle-of-the-order bats to an apparent injury in the seventh inning of Game 2 in the American League Division Series, when first baseman Mitch Moreland appeared to tweak his hamstring running the bases at Fenway Park....2018
  • • Tribe in 0-2 hole after Miller's untimely stumble
    It was not that long ago that the image of Andrew Miller emerging from the bullpen in October was an intimidating one for opposing hitters. Two years ago, the Indians' relief ace hoisted his team's injury-riddled pitching staff on his back and led Cleveland to an American League pennant. This year has been a different story. When Miller walked across the Minute Maid Park infield en route to the mo...2018
  • • Braves’ Dansby Swanson out for remainder of regular season
    After becoming the first National League team to clinch a playoff spot, it appears that the Atlanta Braves have encountered a roadblock to their postseason plans.Shortstop Dansby Swanson’s status for the National League Division Series is in jeopardy after he sustained an injury to his left hand. Swanson will undergo treatment for the torn ligament in his hand and be re-evaluated next week for pla...2018
  • • Bauer (4 IP) takes next step, but Tribe falls in 9th
    In his quest to be cleared for the Tribe's American League Division Series rotation, Trevor Bauer logged 60 pitches over four solid innings in a 5-4 walk-off loss in Chicago.. The right-hander -- coming back from a six-week absence due to a stress fracture in his right fibula -- then moved out to the bullpen to add more pitches to his total....2018
  • • Carrasco to follow Bauer Tuesday as ALDS prep
    Trevor Bauer is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday in order to make an abbreviated start against the Red Sox, beginning the pitcher's quest to reclaim a rotation job for the American League Division Series. Barring any setbacks for Bauer (coming back from a stress fracture in his right fibula), his next outing would fall on Tuesday on the road against the White Sox. The way ...2018
  • Transcript: Patriots Conference Calls 12/5
    • Transcript: Patriots Conference Calls 12/5
    Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels, and Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia address the media during their conference calls on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK CONFERENCE CALLDecember 5, 2017 ...2017

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Division Series trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Twitter Tuesday: A series with the Stars; confidence in goaltending and trade deadline musings
    The Avs signed Colorado Eagles netminder Hunter Miska to an NHL contract on Monday | Photo courtesy of the Colorado Eagles Plus, cliff diving at Casa Bonita? We’re officially less than two weeks out from the NHL trade deadline, and the market officially opened for business on Monday night with a late-night trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild. If this first larger-scale trad...2020
  • • With Paxton trade, Yanks all in on staff upgrade
    When it was all on the line for the Yankees in the postseason -- when they were even with the Red Sox at 1-1 in the American League Division Series and back home at Yankee Stadium, where they had won seven straight playoff games dating back to the 2017 AL Wild Card Game victory over the Twins -- the Sox had better starting pitching, and the Yanks couldn't make it out of the first round a year afte...2018
  • • 5 offseason questions facing Yankees
    After 100 regular-season wins, the Yankees' season is over following their four-game loss to the rival Red Sox in the American League Division Series. While the players disperse for the winter -- and in the case of the team's nine potential free agents, possibly longer than that -- and the final four teams vie for the World Series crown, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman will hold his organiza...2018
  • • Sanchez's 2nd HR at Fenway goes 479 feet
    Gary Sanchez outdid himself with his second homer on Saturday, launching Eduardo Rodriguez's offering a projected 479 feet over the Green Monster and extending the Yankees' lead to 6-1 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series....2018
  • • Luke Voit continues to proof his worth to the Yankees this postseason
    The latest on the Yankees, who will try to draw even against the archrival Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Saturday after dropping the opener Friday: Luke Voit may be on his way to becoming an “increasingly legitimate answer” at first base for the Yankees, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post observes. Acquired in what was then a low-key trade with the Cardinals in July, V...2018
  • • Astros fan buys $500 of beer after calling homer
    A Houston Astros fan bought "about $500" worth of beer for those sitting around him at Minute Maid Park after predicting George Springer would homer Friday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series....2018
  • • Reliever Heath Hembree added to Red Sox ALDS roster
    Boston righty Heath Hembree has replaced right-hander Steven Wright on the Red Sox roster for the American League Division Series, the team announced this afternoon. Wright, whose previous knee issues forced him to miss most of the 2017 season and a sizable chunk this year, was a trusty long option in a suddenly patchwork Red Sox pen. The knuckler’s results wildly outshined his peripherals (as, it...2018
  • • Astros power up behind JV, grab 1-0 ALDS lead
    The Astros' quest for a repeat World Series title got off to a fast start, as Houston rode four homers and a strong Justin Verlander start to a win over Cleveland in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Verlander and Indians starter Corey Kluber traded hitless frames over the first three innings, but Alex Bregman broke through with a homer to lead off the fourth, and George Springer and ...2018
  • • Astros power up behind JV, grab 1-0 ALDS lead
    The Astros' quest for a repeat World Series title got off to a fast start, as Houston rode four homers and a strong Justin Verlander start to a win over Cleveland in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Verlander and Indians starter Corey Kluber traded hitless frames over the first three innings, but Alex Bregman broke through with a homer to lead off the fourth, and George Springer and ...2018
  • • Mike Scioscia says he won’t return for Angels 2019 season
    Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Sunday that he will not return next season as the Angels’ manager.The announcement came after the Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-4; the team finished with a losing record of 80-82. This was their third straight losing season. While Scioscia’s departure had been rumored earlier this season, he did not confirm the news until today. He was i...2018

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  • • Who are the Washington Nationals’ most important players heading into 2018?
    The Washington Nationals have been a very good team for a long time now. However, their window for winning a World Series Championship any time soon may be closing. With key players such as Bryce Harper becoming free agents after this upcoming campaign, the time is now for Washington to bring home a championship. Here are three of the most important players for the Washington Nationals in 2018. Ma...2017

Division Series kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • The top players under 25 on each playoff team
    As the four Division Series are set to being, clearly the kids -- all under the age of 25 -- are all right....2018
  • • The top players under 25 on each playoff team
    As the four Division Series are set to being, clearly the kids -- all under the age of 25 -- are all right....2018
  • • The top players under 25 on each playoff team
    As the four Division Series are set to being, clearly the kids -- all under the age of 25 -- are all right....2018
  • • The top players under 25 on each playoff team
    As the four Division Series are set to being, clearly the kids -- all under the age of 25 -- are all right....2018
  • • Twitter reacts to tragic death of Roy Halladay
    A shock rippled through the sports world on Tuesday after former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay was killed in a plane crash. Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, crashed his private plane in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.The former MLB’er played with the Blue Jays from 1998-2009, and also pitched for the Phillies from 2010-13. During his first season with the team, he shut down the ...2017

Top Division Series news

  • • Fall 4! Cubs return to LCS, Fly The W in DC
    And then there were four. The Cubs rallied against the Nationals and Max Scherzer in a bizarre four-run fifth inning that checked nearly every item in the box score to post a crazy 9-8 victory Thursday night and clinch the National League Division Series....2017
  • • Didi drives Yanks to ALCS date with Astros
    Didi Gregorius homered twice, CC Sabathia rolled back the clock with nine strikeouts before turning it over to the bullpen in the fifth inning and the Yankees completed their historic comeback from a daunting deficit, advancing past the Indians with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan....2017
  • • Didi drives Yanks to ALCS date with Astros
    Didi Gregorius homered twice, CC Sabathia rolled back the clock with nine strikeouts before turning it over to the bullpen in the fifth inning and the Yankees completed their historic comeback from a daunting deficit, advancing past the Indians with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan....2017
  • • Cubs savor moment after hard-fought series
    A three-time World Series champion, Jon Lester has found himself at the center of many celebrations like the one the Cubs enjoyed after their 9-8 victory against the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series....2017
  • • Houston's offense on record-setting postseason pace
    Let it never be forgotten that in order to beat the Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan to advance to the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Astros first had to beat the best pitchers the game has to offer: They had to tie the game off AL Cy Young Award candidate Chris Sale, who'd entered in relief, so they did. (After beating him in Gam...2017
  • • Dodgers confident Seager will start at shortstop
    Manager Dave Roberts expects Corey Seager to be on the roster and in his usual spot in the lineup for Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Tuesday. The All-Star shortstop injured his back on a slide in Game 3 of the National League Division Series and received an epidural the next day, but was left off the Dodgers' NLCS roster....2017
  • • Cubs-Nats: Must-win G5 tonight, 8 ET (TBS)
    Win or go home. It's that simple. The Cubs are hoping to keep their quest alive to become the first repeat World Series champions since 2000, while the Nationals are seeking their first postseason series win since moving to Washington. Thursday night, they'll meet in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile with a trip to the NL Championship Series presented by Outdoor C...2017
  • • DYK? Facts, figures from wild NLDS Game 5
    It was long, grueling, dramatic and historic. When the dust settled at Nationals Park late Thursday night -- technically in the early hours of Friday morning on the East Coast -- the Cubs had outlasted the Nationals, 9-8, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile....2017
  • • Cubs tip caps to the Nats after NLDS win
    How closely-contested was the Cubs best-of-five National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile against the Nationals. Not only did the series go the distance, but Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks said the outcome could have easily gone the other way. "We're just lucky we were able to come out on top," he said....2017
  • • Maddon: Cubs 'heartbeat' leads way to NLCS
    Perhaps reality should have struck the Cubs in the second inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile on Thursday. Perhaps they should have withered when Michael A. Taylor hit a three-run homer to give the Nationals a 4-1 lead. Perhaps they should have looked to the outfield and glimpsed Max Scherzer, the probable NL Cy Young Award winner, lurking in the bullpen. ...2017

Division Series schedule, game

  • • MLB playoffs schedule 2020: Complete postseason dates, TV info and neutral sites for October baseball games
    2020
  • • MLB's playoff proposal is a mess. Here are fixes for the sport's real problems.
    2020
  • • Twitter Tuesday: A series with the Stars; confidence in goaltending and trade deadline musings
    2020
  • • MLB could add four more playoff teams, make radical format changes
    2020
  • • With Paxton trade, Yanks all in on staff upgrade
    2018
  • • The case for each NL Manager of the Year finalist
    The Dodgers may have represented the National League in the World Series for the second straight season, but the remainder of the NL Division Series field was comprised of a trio of more unexpected teams led by this year's finalists for NL Manager of the Year. Brian Snitker's Braves overcame the Nationals and Phillies to reach the postseason ahead of schedule, while Bud Black's Rockies took the ne...2018
  • • A case for each NL Manager of the Year finalist
    The Dodgers may have represented the National League in the World Series for the second straight season, but the remainder of the NL Division Series field was comprised of a trio of more unexpected teams led by this year's finalists for NL Manager of the Year. Brian Snitker's Braves overcame the Nationals and Phillies to reach the postseason ahead of schedule, while Bud Black's Rockies took the ne...2018
  • • Brewers fans flock for free burgers
    George Webb restaurants give away free burgers any time the Brewers win 12 consecutive games. It happened for just the second time in the promotion's history recently when the Brewers won their final eight games of the regular season, including a one-game playoff over the Cubs, before winning three games over the Rockies in the National League Division Series and Game 1 against the Dodgers in the ...2018
  • • Correa rested, ready for next playoff challenge
    The layover between Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday and Saturday's Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Red Sox has served Astros shortstop Carlos Correa's back well....2018
  • • Yanks' Boone: I was 'greedy' with pitching moves
    With the benefit of hindsight, New York Yankees first-year manager Aaron Boone admitted Friday that he left starting pitcher Luis Severino in Monday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series too long....2018

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