10/3/2013 | Loss counts just once, and Bucs can regroup
Though the Pirates didn't have much fun in their 9-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday, the series won't be decided by this one game.
10/3/2013 | Chipper, Magic add to Game 1's festive atmosphere
Chipper Jones threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night at Turner Field, while on the other side of the field, Magic Johnson caused a stir as he attempted to get settled into his seats near the visiting dugout.
10/3/2013 | Call him what you will, Minor focused on Game 2
Though Mike Minor may not have distinguished himself from the rest of Atlanta's deep young starting staff, his breakout season included career bests in every major meaningful pitching category: a 13-9 record, 3.21 ERA, 181 strikeouts and 46 walks over 204 2/3 innings. Minor gets the ball for the Braves opposite Dodgers righty Zack Greinke in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Friday at 6 p.m. ET on TBS.
10/3/2013 | Simply put, Cardinals an offensive juggernaut
As they did in the regular season, the Redbirds showed individual and collective persistence in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday. The result? A big inning that led to a 9-1 blowout of the Pirates.
10/3/2013 | Pirates' stout defense endures rare off night
A Pirates team that finished the regular season ranked near the top in key defensive categories had a porous day in Thursday's 9-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
10/3/2013 | Oct. 3 Wainwright/Beltran postgame interview
Oct. 3 Adam Wainwright/Carlos Beltran postgame interview
10/3/2013 | Oct. 3 Clint Hurdle postgame interview
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle spoke about the Bucs' NLDS Game 1 loss.
10/3/2013 | Familiar scene, but different Tigers team ready for A's
In many ways, this American League Division Series feels awfully familiar. However, it is a different team the Tigers take into this year's matchup with the A's, the club they beat to advance to the AL Championship Series last season.
10/3/2013 | A's believe they're more complete than in '12
The 2013 version of the A's is very similar to the '12 version, but the things that are different about the two could make this year's club harder to beat in the American League Division Series.
10/3/2013 | Roster finalized for ALDS; Peralta ready to contribute
The Tigers finalized their American League Division Series roster Thursday by opting to keep Jose Alvarez as the second left-hander out of the bullpen and Hernan Perez as a right-handed bat off the bench. Jhonny Peralta also made the roster.
10/3/2013 | Uggla 'blindsided' by being left off NLDS roster
Dan Uggla has had time to deal with the anger he has felt since learning the Braves would not include him on their roster for the National League Division Series against the Dodgers. But that does not mean he has come any closer to understanding the decision.
10/3/2013 | Magic discusses futures of Mattingly, Kershaw
Although Dodgers partner Magic Johnson tried to keep Thursday's conversation centered around his team's postseason run, he also touched base on the futures of ace Clayton Kershaw and manager Don Mattingly before Game 1 of the NLDS.
10/3/2013 | 'Wright' way to start: Cardinals rout Pirates in Game 1
Adam Wainwright tossed seven dominant innings, and Carlos Beltran hit his 15th postseason home run in a seven-run third as the Cardinals posted a 9-1 victory over the Pirates in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday.
10/3/2013 | Search begins for 2014 Fan Cave Dwellers
MLB announced on Thursday that the Fan Cave will return in 2014 for a fourth season and officially began the search for next year's crew at the corner of Fourth Street and Broadway.
10/3/2013 | Co-ace Greinke feeds off Dodgers' success
Zack Greinke spent much of the regular season proving to be the elite pitcher the Dodgers hoped he would be when they signed him in the offseason. Now, the Dodgers are hoping their prized offseason acquisition can carry that success over into the postseason.
10/3/2013 | Bucs to host Game 2 watch party at PNC Park
The Pirates will host a special postseason watch party at PNC Park on Friday afternoon, the team announced. The team wants fans to come out and cheer on the Pirates from inside PNC Park as it takes on the Cardinals in Game 2 of the National League Division Series in St. Louis.
10/3/2013 | Left off roster, Hairston backs fellow Dodgers
Veteran Jerry Hairston balanced his disappointment over being left off the Dodgers' National League Division Series roster with support for those who made it.
10/3/2013 | Good chance Cespedes plays left field in Game 1
Yoenis Cespedes came out of Thursday's workouts pain-free, so the A's are expected to not only have his feared bat, but also his glove in play at the Coliseum for Friday's American League Division Series opener against Detroit.
10/3/2013 | Dodgers ace Game 1 behind Kershaw's 12 K's
Clayton Kershaw wasn't at his best early, but he finished with 12 strikeouts, and the Dodgers had too much for the Braves on Thursday night, cruising to a 6-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-five NLDS.
10/3/2013 | Crisp learned about being big leaguer from Hunter
The influence of the Tigers' Torii Hunter is so far-reaching, it even extends to the lively clubhouse of the American League West champion A's. Oakland's catalyst, Coco Crisp, gained valuable insights into the qualities of leadership as a young Indians outfielder from Hunter, the perennial Gold Glove center fielder of the AL Central-rival Twins at the time.
10/3/2013 | Leyland: Miggy 'playable,' if not 100-percent healthy
This much is simple: Miguel Cabrera will be in the Tigers' lineup when the American League Division Series opens Friday night at O.co Coliseum. And the slugging third baseman, who was bothered by groin and abdominal injuries for much of the second half of the season, won't be 100 percent.
10/3/2013 | Beltran ties Ruth with 15th postseason homer
By crushing a three-run homer in the third inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series, Carlos Beltran moved into a tie with Babe Ruth for eighth place on the all-time postseason homers list and -- more important on this day -- dealt the first salvo for the Cardinals in a 9-1 victory over the Pirates.
10/3/2013 | Command, inning get away from Burnett in a hurry
It was easy to see when A.J. Burnett's outing began to spiral out of control on Thursday. Only minutes later, it ended. The Pirates starter ran into trouble when Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran crushed a hanging 2-1 breaking ball in the third inning, clobbering it 443 feet into the right-field seats for an early 3-0 St. Louis lead in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium.
10/3/2013 | Maddon, Friedman mull roster for AL Division Series
The Rays must reveal their 25-man American League Division Series roster by 10 a.m. ET on Friday, and manager Joe Maddon said he had to talk through some decisions with executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.
10/3/2013 | Still learning, Moore has raw ability to amaze
In the two years since Rays manager Joe Maddon trusted Matt Moore with an ALDS Game 1 start at Texas, Moore has not become an overnight superstar. He has made steady progress, and his next test comes at Fenway Park in another ALDS-opening assignment.
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