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Postseason Dose: New Skippers
Postseason Dose: New Skippers

Christopher Crawford breaks down the new Reds and Angels' managers in Monday's Postseason Dose.

10/21/18 MLB.com FastCast
10/21/18 MLB.com FastCast

The Dodgers and Red Sox are set to square off in the 2018 World Series, plus the Angels and Reds make managerial moves

Still embracing the villain role, Manny Machado returns to Boston
Still embracing the villain role, Manny Machado returns to Boston

More than a year removed from his infamous dust-up with the Red Sox, Manny Machado enters the World Series as the same villain with a different uniform.

Dodgers, Red Sox meet in rematch from 1916
Dodgers, Red Sox meet in rematch from 1916

Bad luck and bad timing has prevented these two venerable franchises from meeting since then.

Dodgers Fans Stock Up on World Series Gear After NLCS Win
Dodgers Fans Stock Up on World Series Gear After NLCS Win

World Series hats, sweatshirts, shirts, and more are available in Los Angeles after the Dodgers punched their ticket to the big game.

Julian Edelman:
Julian Edelman: 'I hate the Dodgers'

San Francisco native Julian Edelman wanted the Red Sox to face the Dodgers in the World Series so they could "pound 'em."

Chris Sale not hospitalized because of belly button ring infection
Chris Sale not hospitalized because of belly button ring infection

The Red Sox ace is still on track to start Game 1 of the World Series after a stomach illness landed him in the hospital.

Dodgers
Dodgers' NLCS Game 7 Clincher A Home Run For FS1 Ratings

The Los Angeles Dodgers World Series ticket-punching 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series outslugged all others on TV on Saturday, scoring a 4.9 overnight rating on Fox Sports 1. The game - highlighted by stellar pitching from rookie starter Walker

A capsule look at the World Series
A capsule look at the World Series

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox:

Reds hire Giants VP of Player Development David Bell as manager
Reds hire Giants VP of Player Development David Bell as manager

The Giants are now in need of a new Vice President of Player Development.

10/20/18 MLB.com FastCast
10/20/18 MLB.com FastCast

The Dodgers defeat the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS, clinching the pennant and advancing to the World Series for the second straight year

What went right in Dave Martinez
What went right in Dave Martinez's first season with the Nationals?

As a first time manager, Martinez became an easy target for Nats fans during a disappointing season. But what went right for him in his debut campaign?  

Evaluating A
Evaluating A's arbitration in 2018 MLB offseason: Ryan Dull

Ryan Dull shouldn't cost much for the A's in 2019, but there's just too many good relievers for him to re-join the bullpen.

Brewers on the brink of their first pennant in 36 years
Brewers on the brink of their first pennant in 36 years

The Dodgers will have to get through Josh Hader if they want to repeat as NL champs

Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7
Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy. A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7. Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee's slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, and the Brewers beat the Los Angeles

10/19/18 MLB.com FastCast
10/19/18 MLB.com FastCast

The Brewers force a winner-take-all Game 7 to advance to the World Series after a 7-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS

Postseason Dose:Do or Die Time
Postseason Dose:Do or Die Time

Dave Shovein recaps the Brewers' staving off elimination and previews Saturday's do-or-die Game 7 of the NLCS in Saturday's Postseason Dose.

Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has abdominal surgery
Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has abdominal surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has had abdominal surgery.

The Brewers aren
The Brewers aren't going to give up the National League pennant easily

Thanks to some early-game heroics from Jesus Aguilar, Mike Moustakas, and Erik Kratz, the Brewers are sitting on a sizable lead as they look to stay alive in the NLCS.

Former commish Selig: Baseball determined to cut game times
Former commish Selig: Baseball determined to cut game times

Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig still would like to cut down the time it takes to play a game. The average length of time for a nine-inning game was 3 hours, 44 seconds this year, down from 3:05:11 in 2017. Speaking before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Friday night, Selig said 2:45

Report: Joe Girardi withdraws from consideration as Reds
Report: Joe Girardi withdraws from consideration as Reds' next manager

Girardi doesn't appear likely to fill another managerial vacancy this fall, though he hasn't closed the door to future opportunities.

Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat
Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat

The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching. Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery. Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after losing four straight

Alex Cora says Red Sox took advantage of Astros
Alex Cora says Red Sox took advantage of Astros' paranoia

The Red Sox played mind games with the Astros throughout the ALCS, and it paid off.

2019 encore for Jesse Chavez?
2019 encore for Jesse Chavez?

Jesse Chavez proved to be a valuable commodity in the Cubs' bullpen in 2018.

Cora: It
Cora: It's Sale for Game 1, likely Price for Game 2

Whether it's the Dodgers or Brewers visiting Fenway Park for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, they'll be facing Chris Sale on the mound. And "most likely," David Price in Game 2, Alex Cora said Friday.  

2018 Nationals Position Review: The Nationals outfield is built to succeed
2018 Nationals Position Review: The Nationals outfield is built to succeed

The outfield was far and away the most consistent and impressive position group for the Washington Nationals. The team's future all rides on their success. 

Bregman
Bregman's Instagram post the gift that keeps of giving for Sox

Think the Astros' Alex Bregman regrets that Instagram post now?

New technology only adds to baseball
New technology only adds to baseball's culture of paranoia

It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team's signs relayed from their center-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuable information

There's more change coming for the Cubs this offseason, but in what form?

With the way the Cubs 2018 season ended, it foretells plenty of change coming to the organization over the next few months beyond simply a change in hitting coaches.

From snow to dust storms: 6 remarkable weather events that impacted the MLB World Series
From snow to dust storms: 6 remarkable weather events that impacted the MLB World Series

Some of the most memorable World Series moments were weather-related.

With Astros eliminated, let
With Astros eliminated, let's rank their free agents by possibility of coming to White Sox

With the Houston Astros eliminated from the playoffs, here's a look at some of their soon-to-be free agents, ranked by the likelihood that they end up signing with the White Sox.

Dodgers look to join the Red Sox in the World Series
Dodgers look to join the Red Sox in the World Series

The Brewers bats will have to wake up quickly if they want to stop that from happening

Red Sox Headed Back to the World Series Eliminating Astros in Five Games
Red Sox Headed Back to the World Series Eliminating Astros in Five Games

The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS.

David Price appears to tell Alex Bregman
David Price appears to tell Alex Bregman 'post that' after Nathan Eovaldi strikes him out

Remember Alex Bregman's controversial Instagram stunt before Game 3? David Price does.

LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson
LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson's grin

Wade Miley is ready for take two. The Brewers left-hander figures to see more than one batter in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series when he tries to help Milwaukee stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Dodgers. Miley goes back to the hill two days after being lifted one batter into Game 5 in a designed

Dodgers try to eliminate Brewers in Game 6 of NLCS

Wade Miley returns to the mound for a second straight start Friday as the Brewers try to save their season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park. Miley was Milwaukee's "starter" in Game 5 Wednesday in Los Angeles but faced one

Wainwright
Wainwright's contract put on hold until after free agency

Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. St. Louis announced the agreement

ALCS, Game 5: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros live blog and game stats
ALCS, Game 5: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros live blog and game stats

The Red Sox are one win away from reaching the World Series as they face the Astros tonight in Houston in Game 5. Follow the action here.

Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5
Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5

Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox. Astros manager AJ Hinch made the switch for his team's must-win game Thursday night after Correa had three hits and drove in two runs

Column: Big game and a big decision for Kershaw
Column: Big game and a big decision for Kershaw

No. 1, it would mean they lose the next two games in Milwaukee and fall short of the World Series. No. 2, it would mean they lose a pitcher who is in the conversation just after Sandy Koufax when it comes to the all-time Dodger greats. It's highly doubtful Kershaw is going anywhere.

'White Sox to the Letter'

Chris Kamka goes through his White Sox version of the alphabet in a poem inspired by Ogden Nash's "A Lineup for Yesterday" from 1949.

Red Sox look to punch their ticket to the World Series tonight
Red Sox look to punch their ticket to the World Series tonight

Who better to call when your back's against the wall than Justin Verlander?

Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead
Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON (AP) -- Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet.

10/17/18: MLB.com Fastcast
10/17/18: MLB.com Fastcast

Andrew Benintendi's outfield heroics push the Astros to the brink of elimination, plus the Dodgers head back to Milwaukee with a 3-1 lead

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Craig Kimbrel earned a shaky six-out save, aided by a rocket throw from right fielder

Bradley homers again, Red Sox take 3-1 lead over Astros
Bradley homers again, Red Sox take 3-1 lead over Astros

The Boston Red Sox were too strong for the Houston Astros in game four of the ALCS.

Kershaw
Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead

Clayton Kershaw struck out nine over seven innings, and Max Muncy delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed the lead in the National League Championship Series with a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The defending NL champion Dodgers took

Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS
Fan interference wipes out possible homer for Altuve in ALCS

Jose Altuve was denied a potential two-run homer for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series when umpires ruled at least one fan interfered with Mookie Betts' attempt at a leaping catch above the right-field wall Wednesday night. Crew chief Joe West, working the right-field line

The "Clayton Kershaw can
The "Clayton Kershaw can't pitch in the postseason" narrative should be dead

Reports of Clayton Kershaw's inability to pitch in the postseason were greatly exaggerated.

Brewers remove Miley after one batter against Dodgers
Brewers remove Miley after one batter against Dodgers

Wade Miley walked Cody Bellinger to lead off the game and then Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell took him out.

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