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As it turned out, the San Francisco Giants had the Washington Nationals right where they wanted them. Pablo Sandoval's RBI double tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning, and Brandon Belt's solo homer in the 18th gave the never-say-die Giants a 2-1 victory over the...
Matt Carpenter's four RBI against Clayton Kershaw included a three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 on Friday to open their NL Division Series. Kershaw and Adam Wainwright squared off in the first...
Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to break a tie and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in Game 2 of their AL Division Series on Friday night. The Royals take a 2-0 series lead back to Kansas City with a chance to close it out in Game 3 on...
Mike Moustakas' first home run in over a month provided the Royals with more extra-inning heroics on Thursday. Moustakas greeted Fernando Salas with a leadoff blast in the 11th as Kansas City edged the MLB-best LA Angels of Anaheim, 3-2, in the opener of the ALDS. Angels...
Truth be told, I am a fan of the one-game wild card format. But the start of the Division Series still signals the start of Major League Baseball's postseason for me. It's no secret why MLB wanted this one-game wild card. They wanted to, and needed to, generate some excitement...
The San Francisco Giants walked into a stadium filled with rally towels and threw a wet blanket on the whole thing. It was a familiar October script. Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hit shutout, Brandon Crawford hit the fourth playoff grand slam in team history and the Giants...
Fans of the Kansas City Royals, starved from postseason baseball for 29 years, were deservedly rewarded with an epic comeback in a wildly entertaining AL wild card showdown on Tuesday. The Royals scored three runs in the eighth inning, another in the ninth to force extras and...
Washington's Jordan Zimmermann threw his first career no-hitter on the last day of the regular season. Steven Souza punctuated it with one of the year's best catches. Zimmermann struck out 10 to lead the Nationals to a 1-0 win over Miami on Sunday, getting a lot of help from his...
Derek Jeter, naturally, knocked in the winning run in storybook walk-off fashion Thursday in the future Hall-of-Famer's final game at Yankee Stadium. The ever-dramatic Jeter stepped to the plate with a runner on second in the ninth inning and laced a patented opposite-field...

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