10/16/2012 | Pena enthusiastic after interview with Red Sox
Yankees bench coach Tony Pena made the most out of Monday's off-day from the ALCS, interviewing for the vacant Red Sox managerial post.
10/16/2012 | Yanks on verge of elimination after rally falls short
The Yankees knew they were facing a tall order with Justin Verlander standing 60 feet and six inches away. It's nothing compared to the mountain they'll now have to climb to keep their season alive.
10/16/2012 | Gardner hitless despite hard-fought at-bats
Before the Yankees boarded a charter flight for Detroit on Monday, Brett Gardner was digging into the batter's box at Yankee Stadium, working at-bats against Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia.
10/16/2012 | Leyland not ruling Valverde out of save situation
The Tigers still had a bullpen by committee going into Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday night. The only difference from Sunday was that Jose Valverde was on the committee.
10/16/2012 | Girardi puts winning before massaging egos
There may now be some bruised egos in the Yankees' clubhouse, but manager Joe Girardi believes that his benched stars will be able to produce if and when they are called upon.
10/16/2012 | CC a reassuring sight amid Yanks' turmoil
With his team trailing the Tigers in this best-of-seven American League Championship Series, perhaps the timing is just right for CC Sabathia to take the ball for the Yankees in what will be a critical Game 4.
10/16/2012 | Scherzer a second ace in Tigers' rotation
Right-hander Max Scherzer has become more than just "the guy behind Justin Verlander" this season, giving the Tigers a second ace to turn to as they try to secure a spot in the World Series. Scherzer will pitch opposite CC Sabathia on Thursday in Game 4 of the ALCS.
10/16/2012 | Morris enjoying Tigers' run, Verlander's rise
Former Tigers ace Jack Morris was back in his element on Tuesday night, throwing out the first pitch at Comerica Park.
10/16/2012 | After surgery, Quentin preps for offseason workouts
In the past, the grind of a six-month season, preceded by six weeks of Spring Training, no less, were enough to render Carlos Quentin wholly exhausted by the first week of October. Not this year, though.
10/16/2012 | Cardinals' bullpen shouldering heavy load
In eight playoff games, the St. Louis bullpen has pitched 34 innings, compared to 36 for the team's starters.
10/16/2012 | Viewership on the rise for first four LCS games
The first four games of League Championship Series play have provided plenty of drama and no shortage of television viewers.
10/16/2012 | Berkman hopeful for possible World Series return
If the Cardinals manage to advance to the World Series, could injured star Lance Berkman be their secret weapon? Berkman has pondered that question himself.
10/16/2012 | A-Rod, Swisher sit; Gardner leads off for Yanks
Neither Alex Rodriguez nor Nick Swisher are in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Tigers.
10/16/2012 | Trout tabbed as top rookie, player by Baseball America
His 2012 season is over, but Mike Trout continues to make history. On Tuesday, he became the first player ever to win Baseball America's Rookie of the Year and Major League Player of the Year awards in the same season.
10/16/2012 | Holliday-Scutaro slide an incident that defines a rivalry
Matt Holliday's cross-checking takeout slide of second baseman Marco Scutaro in Game 2 of the NLCS is the latest incident that defines the Cardinals-Giants postseason rivalry.
10/16/2012 | Twists and turns making for an amazing October
This is certainly becoming an October to remember. Could be one for the ages.
10/16/2012 | Subtle acquisition of Mijares paying off for Giants
With the Kansas City Royals in the midst of a clubhouse cleansing, the Giants put in a waiver claim on Royals left-handed reliever Jose Mijares. They never thought he'd drop to them in the waiver process, but Mijares is paying huge dividends.
10/16/2012 | Three keys for the Giants in Game 3
Matt Cain is going for the Giants in Game 3, and he'll try to follow the seven-inning, four-hit, one-run performance turned in by Ryan Vogelsong in a 7-1, Game 2 win.
10/16/2012 | Tight-knit Cards show importance of chemistry
Why have the Cardinals been able to prove, once again, to be a team superior to their postseason seeding? Look no further than their clubhouse chemistry.
10/16/2012 | 'Blessed' Pagan making most of postseason experience
This is the first Major League postseason of Angel Pagan's seven-year career. Merely participating thrills him. Excelling, as he has done lately, leaves him euphoric.
10/16/2012 | Scutaro optimistic about starting on Wednesday
Despite some lingering soreness and tightness in his hip and left knee after St. Louis' Matt Holliday plowed into him trying to break up a double play on Monday, Marco Scutaro expressed optimism about being able to start on Wednesday.
10/16/2012 | Lincecum's revival in 'pen could net Game 4 start
Tim Lincecum's availability for a Game 4 start remains dependent on whether he has to come to the rescue in Wednesday's Game 3 should Matt Cain take an early knockout on the chin.
10/16/2012 | Westbrook good to go should Cardinals advance
Jake Westbrook tossed a 49-pitch, two-inning simulated game at Busch Stadium on Tuesday and proclaimed himself ready to go if his club can get by the Giants in the NLCS and go on to the World Series.
10/16/2012 | Three keys for the Cardinals in Game 3
If the Redbirds want to return to the World Series, the starters must kick it into gear, the bullpen must maintain its high level of performance and the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters must bust out.
10/16/2012 | Cardinals thrive with infusion of home-grown talent
Of the 25 players on the playoff roster, 17 were developed from start to finish exclusively in the Cardinals' farm system. To provide perspective, the Giants and Tigers have only nine such players. The Yankees have eight. "For us it's the way we can have sustained success," general manager John Mozeliak said.
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