10/9/2013 | After many twists and turns, Sveum rejoins Yost's staff
Dale Sveum served as a bench coach for Ned Yost in Milwaukee before replacing him on an interim basis when Yost was dismissed in 2008. Now, Sveum is rejoining forces with Yost again on the Royals' coaching staff.
10/9/2013 | Impact of wild pitches pivotal on Terrific Tuesday
Under the magnifying glass of the postseason, every pitch can be a game-changer, and that was especially true in each of Tuesday's American League Division Series games.
10/9/2013 | Honeycutt not surprised by Kershaw's short-rest gem
Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt has been instrumental to Clayton Kershaw's development, and Honeycutt never had any concern that the ace would hurt himself or the team Monday vs. the Braves.
10/9/2013 | Crane: Astros' payroll could be $50-60 million in '14
Astros owner Jim Crane said the team's payroll will grow significantly next season as the club looks to supplement its young core.
10/9/2013 | Slugging in the postseason, Crawford is all smiles
Carl Crawford can smile again. The Dodgers outfielder is back at the top of his game as he showcased in the National League Division Series triumph over the Braves.
10/9/2013 | Hanley, Dodgers are looking better than ever
After some struggles earlier in his career, Hanley Ramirez is on baseball's big stage for the first time, and the shortstop is playing a starring role for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
10/9/2013 | MLB Notebook: Red Sox grind out ALDS victory
Limited to just six singles in their 3-1 ALDS-clinching win over the Rays on Tuesday, the Red Sox won a playoff game without the benefit of an extra-base hit for the first time since Game 1 of the 1986 World Series.
10/9/2013 | Red Sox play, celebrate with same intensity
The Red Sox's turnaround from last season's failures began in Spring Training with a new manager and a new mindset from everyone on the roster. It's that team chemistry that made Tuesday night's ALDS celebration so sweet.
10/9/2013 | Red Sox can have house in order for ALCS
The Red Sox weren't merely celebrating the conquest of the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, it was more about the excitement of what's to come.
10/9/2013 | Rays continue to build special baseball brand
The Rays finally were unable to find a miracle in the eleventh hour of the American League Division Series against Boston. But even though they're finished for 2013, this franchise is establishing a legacy that is the envy of many other Major League teams.
10/9/2013 | Peavy 'blessed' to be part of winning atmosphere
Among all the euphoria and champagne celebrating the Red Sox's 3-1 victory over the Rays in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, reliever Craig Breslow said it would be a shame if starter Jake Peavy's efforts were overlooked.
10/9/2013 | Roster full of talent lends synergy to Red Sox
For the Red Sox, having one of baseball's best rotations is just one part of the story. Yeah, look closely at these Red Sox. Raise the hood and poke around. Slide underneath and check out the various moving parts. This is as close to a perfect baseball team as there is on earth right now.
10/9/2013 | Road to the World Series: Oct. 9, 2013
For the first time in five years, there will be American League Championship Series baseball in Boston. And for the second straight year, there will be an AL Division Series Game 5 between the Tigers and A's in Oakland.
10/9/2013 | Decisions loom, but Rays have strong nucleus
Though the Rays' season came to a close early Wednesday morning, they can hold their heads high as they move into the offseason after what they accomplished in 2013. Tampa Bay put together its sixth consecutive winning season, along with its fourth consecutive 90-win season and its fifth 90-win season in the past six years.
10/9/2013 | Oct. 8 John Farrell postgame interview
Manager John Farrell spoke about the Red Sox's win over the Rays to book a trip to the ALCS.
10/9/2013 | With Uehara, never a doubt he'd pick himself up
A night after surrendering a walk-off home run to Jose Lobataon that gave the Rays some life in the AL Division Series, Koji Uehara was up to his old tricks while helping the Red Sox clinch the series with a 3-1 win in Game 4.
10/9/2013 | Tough postseason doesn't keep Myers down
Wil Myers seems bound for a career full of highlights and big moments. But for now, the Rays' rookie can only look back on his first postseason experience as a difficult one, optimistically calling it a learning experience.
10/9/2013 | Leading man: Ellsbury sparked Sox to victory
The Red Sox have been a sum-of-their-parts team all season. And while their signs of unity are everywhere -- look no further than their facial hair -- it was hard, amid the flying ice chips and champagne spraying, to not single out center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
10/9/2013 | Tampa Bay tips cap to deserving Red Sox
While their failures against Boston might stick with them heading into the offseason, there was little question inside the Rays' clubhouse that the Red Sox had earned their spot in the AL Championship Series.
10/9/2013 | Costly seventh eliminates Rays from postseason
The Rays' hopes of returning to Boston were dashed during a two-run seventh inning for the Red Sox, who eliminated Tampa Bay from the postseason with a 3-1 win in Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night.
10/9/2013 | No small feat: Sox dispatch Rays, head back to ALCS
In a gritty performance all the way around, the Red Sox dispatched the pesky Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in a tense Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
10/9/2013 | Former Major League outfielder Pafko dies at 92
Former Major League outfielder Andy Pafko, who was the Milwaukee Braves' right fielder until Hank Aaron came to the Majors, died on Tuesday. He was 92. Pafko also played for the Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers.
10/8/2013 | Sarah's take: Total team effort lifts Dodgers in NLDS
For his first two years in a Los Angeles uniform, Dodger fans used Juan Uribe as a scapegoat. However, on Monday night his eighth-inning two-run homer propelled the Dodgers to the NLCS.
10/8/2013 | A's lose grip on Tigers; ALDS heads to Game 5
Unable to maintain two leads in a potential series-clinching game, the A's dropped a Game 4 nail-biter, 8-6, on Tuesday at Comerica Park to keep this best-of-five American League Division Series alive.
10/8/2013 | A's deciding between Gray and Colon for Game 5
There's a case to be made for rookie Sonny Gray getting the nod over veteran Bartolo Colon for Thursday's decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers, and it's one the decision-makers are strongly considering.
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