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Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Newberry: Cubs don't have monopoly on baseball misery

Sorry, Chicago Cubs, you're not the only team in this year's baseball playoffs that gets to play the misery card.
By Paul Newberry

McDowell out as Braves pitching coach

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell's contract, ending his stay with the organization after ...

Indians top Red Sox in Game 1

CLEVELAND - Francisco Lindor's homer capped Cleveland's three-homer rampage in the third inning against 22-game winner Rick Porcello, and the Indians held on for a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox ...
By Tom Withers

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Banged-up Mets showed character to make it to playoffs

NEW YORK - After grinding for months to get back into the playoffs, the New York Mets didn't last long.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Blue Jays roll in Game 1

ARLINGTON -Jose Bautista hit a three-run blast in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays' 10-1 romp over the Rangers Thursday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.
By Stephen Hawkins

Cubs are picked to win World Series

The Chicago Cubs are the clear-cut favorites to win the World Series, a feat that would end their 108-year championship drought and take a bite out of some, but not all, Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Kershaw more relaxed going into the postseason

Why is LA lefty Clayton Kershaw so downright masterful during the regular season and so decidedly mediocre during the playoffs?
By Howard Fendrich

Cubs believe it is their time, not the Giants

CHICAGO - It's October in an even-numbered year, and the San Francisco Giants appear to be following their usual routine. The Chicago Cubs think their time is now.
By Jay Cohen

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Bumgarner hurls Giants to NL wild-card victory

NEW YORK - Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem and injury substitute Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent San Francisco to a 3-0 ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Indians manager to battle the team he led to two World Series titles

CLEVELAND - When Terry Francona looks across the diamond at Boston's dugout, the Indians manager will have emotions to suppress. It won't be easy.
By Tom Withers

Rangers-Blue Jays meet again with plenty of bad blood

ARLINGTON, Texas — There was Jose Bautista’s emphatic bat flip last October, and then Rougned Odor’s punch in May that ignited a bench-clearing brawl the last time the Texas Rangers and Toronto ...
By Stephen Hawkins

Indians' Gomes is on postseason roster

Yan Gomes completed a comeback even he doubted was possible.

Encarnacion's homer lifts Blue Jays into Division Series

TORONTO - Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night's AL wild card game to advance to a ...
By Ian Harrison

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Nationals expect to have Murphy ready

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he expects Daniel Murphy to be ready for the National League Division Series.

Starters in NL wild-card game are tall drinks of water

NEW YORK - Bright lights, big city, ol' country hardball.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Indians are used to being the underdog

CLEVELAND - For months, the Cleveland Indians have been ignored, overlooked and mostly dismissed.
By Tom Withers

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Braves to interview Black, Washington for managerial job

The Atlanta Braves are thrilled with the job that interim manager Brian Snitker did this season. They're still going to look at other potential candidates to lead the team in 2017.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Braves fans bid farewell to Turner Field

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves played their final game at Turner Field on Sunday, ending a run that lasted a mere 20 seasons. They'll be moving to a new stadium in the suburbs next season.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Braves beat Tigers

Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis homered, rookie Aaron Blair had a career-high 10 strikeouts and the last-place Atlanta Braves damaged the Detroit Tigers' playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory ...
By George Henry

Turner Field will see its last baseball game on Sunday

At 20 years old, Turner Field not exactly a baseball relic. But its time in the big leagues is over.
By Paul Newberry

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