10/17/2012 | One pitch lingers for Cain in tough Game 3 loss
After a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 3 on Wednesday, Matt Cain focused on the one pitch that Matt Carpenter belted for a two-run homer in the third inning.
10/17/2012 | Scuffling Bumgarner to get a 'break,' pitch in relief
With the Giants having lost two of the first three games in the NLCS, and with Tim Lincecum giving signs he has regained his ability to dominate hitters in three postseason relief outings, Madison Bumgarner has found himself the odd man out in the rotation.
10/17/2012 | Giants need struggling Pence to turn it around
Hunter Pence finished the game hitless, stranding five runners, two of them in scoring position. If San Francisco is going to advance to the World Series this year, it's going to have to get more production from the middle of its order.
10/17/2012 | Lincecum over Zito in Game 4, but both get starts
Prior to Game 3, Giants manager Bruce Bochy had not committed a Game 4 starter, but tabbed Tim Lincecum over Barry Zito following Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Cardinals.
10/17/2012 | Wood supplied by Carpenter: Cards take 2-1 lead
A first-inning knee injury to Carlos Beltran thrust Matt Carpenter into the No. 2 spot in the lineup, from where he delivered a go-ahead home run that the Cardinals rode to a 3-1 win over San Francisco in Game 3 of the NLCS.
10/17/2012 | Beckett's company suing pipeline builder
A company owned by Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett is suing a pipeline builder regarding work on a South Texas ranch, which the company claims ruined the habitat of the endangered ocelot, according to The Associated Press.
10/17/2012 | Kobe offers words of encouragement to A-Rod
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, called Alex Rodriguez this week after the Yankees' third baseman's postseason struggles continued, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com.
10/17/2012 | Wainwright gets shot at redemption in Game 4
It's hard to think of things Adam Wainwright hasn't yet accomplished or experienced in his already impressive Major League career, but he's going to check one more box on Thursday.
10/17/2012 | For Carpenters, two long drives in one special day
The alarm buzzed at 2:30 a.m. CT at the Carpenter residence in Prosper, Texas, on Wednesday. An hour later, Rick and Tammie Carpenter were on the road to St. Louis, with no idea that their oldest son was about to do something really special.
10/17/2012 | Orioles' focus for '13 is to build from within
The Orioles are coming off their first winning season in 15 years, a 2012 campaign that saw the city host its first playoff game since 1997. Dylan Bundy is one of the young arms that has the club excited for 2013.
10/17/2012 | MLB Notebook: Verlander working on historic run
With his gem Tuesday night, Justin Verlander notched his third start of at least seven innings pitched and no more than four hits allowed this postseason, one short of the mark for a single playoff year.
10/17/2012 | Tigers not sweating missed chance at big inning
In the sixth inning of Game 3, the Tigers had the bases loaded with Miguel Cabrera at the plate.
10/17/2012 | 'Walking Man' Yost passes away at 86
Former Major League third baseman Eddie Yost, who led the American League in walks six times during his 18 year career passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86.
10/17/2012 | Tigers aware it's no cinch to clinch in postseason
If this uniquely unpredictable postseason has taught us anything, it's that being one win away, or even one strike away, does not mean being all the way there.
10/17/2012 | Even while not at his best, Verlander dominates
Justin Verlander is so poised and so confident and so utterly dominant at the moment that even on a night like this one, a night when he struggled with his command and his rhythm, a night when he actually gave up an earned run, he still did what he needed to do.
10/17/2012 | Five keys for Yankees to turn tables in ALCS
To come back from an 0-3 deficit in the American League Championship Series, it is imperative for the Yankees to do the things that got them here.
10/17/2012 | Wilson set to undergo elbow surgery
Angels starter C.J. Wilson is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left elbow next Tuesday, general manager Jerry Dipoto said.
10/17/2012 | Ice-cold offense seeking rebound in crucial Game 4
An ice-cold offense and a red-hot Justin Verlander proved a bad combination for the Yankees on Tuesday as one of baseball's top-hitting regular-season teams continued a postseason struggle that is beginning to reach historical depths.
10/17/2012 | Backs to wall, Yankees focused on thinking small
Where the Yankees find themselves -- a road ballpark with no margin for error in the ALCS -- cliches are applicable. They are focused on taking things one game at a time.
10/17/2012 | Delmon's legend grows taller with Game 3 blast
Delmon Young hit his second homer of the ALCS in Game 3 on Wednesday, helping Detroit take a commanding lead and move to within a game of the World Series.
10/16/2012 | Cain not afraid to pitch inside to Holliday
The sight of Giants starter Matt Cain and Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday staring each other down conjures the image of two Wild West gunfighters confronting each other at 20 paces.
10/16/2012 | Managers ready to move on from take-out slide
On Tuesday, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny wanted to move on from Matt Holliday's take-out slide of Marco Scutaro from Game 2 of the NLCS.
10/16/2012 | As Tigers eye Series trip, history weighs on Yanks
The Tigers go for an AL Championship Series sweep on Wednesday night, sending Max Scherzer out to engage Yankees ace CC Sabathia at Comerica Park.
10/16/2012 | Hughes exits Game 3 start with back stiffness
Phil Hughes went into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series hoping to pitch his Yankees back into contention, but instead the right-hander wound up lasting just three-plus innings before his back tightened up enough that manager Joe Girardi went to his bullpen.
10/16/2012 | Miggy sets mark for longest LCS hit streak at 16
Miguel Cabrera put himself all alone in record territory on a pair of streaks with his third-inning walk and fifth-inning double Tuesday night in Game 3 of the ALCS.
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