10/6/2015 | Mendoza makes TV history in AL Wild Card
Jessica Mendoza made baseball and broadcasting history on Tuesday night. And once again, she was focused more on the work at hand than the ground she broke.
10/6/2015 | Hinch stays with ace to retire A-Rod in big spot
As Astros manager A.J. Hinch walked to the mound, his heart raced. "That's probably the most adrenaline I've had in my short managerial career," he said later after a 3-0 win over the Yankees on Tuesday night.
10/6/2015 | Castro's framing picture-perfect for Keuchel
On short rest for the first time in his career, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel needed support. Run support, yes, but perhaps more importantly framing support behind the plate if his command suffered due to the extenuating circumstances surrounding his start.
10/6/2015 | Connecticut native Springer savors win in NY
George Springer grew up in Connecticut as a fan of the Red Sox, which means he was predisposed to rooting against the Yankees.
10/6/2015 | Oct. 6 A.J. Hinch postgame interview
A.J. Hinch meets the media after the American League Wild Card Game.
10/6/2015 | Oct. 6 Joe Girardi postgame interview
Joe Girardi meets the media after the American League Wild Card Game.
10/6/2015 | Giants no longer have deal with Cuban OF Martinez
After agreeing to terms on a signing bonus worth $2.5 million over the weekend, the Giants and Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez no longer have a deal, an industry source confirmed Tuesday.
10/6/2015 | ALDS: Blue Jays-Rangers position by position
The Blue Jays and Rangers weren't exactly popular picks to win their respective divisions, yet here they are, meeting in the American League Division Series after remarkable seasons. Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the two clubs.
10/6/2015 | Weiss will return to Rockies in 2016
Rockies manager Walt Weiss and general manager Jeff Bridich each announced Tuesday that Weiss will be back in the dugout for 2016, the final year of his current three-year contract.
10/6/2015 | Defense to likely dictate Cubs' WC lineup
Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn't want to reveal his lineup for tonight's National League Wild Card Game because he didn't want to give the Pirates any edge. But judging by batting practice on Tuesday, the Cubs could have rookies Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber at the corner outfield spots.
10/6/2015 | Turner surprises first grader with tickets
In the back of an SUV on its way to Solano Avenue Elementary School, Justin Turner sat holding a pair of oversized cardboard Dodgers playoff tickets, like a game show host about to present a winner with a novelty check.
10/6/2015 | Dallas, Houston KO Yankees
Dallas Keuchel continued his season-long mastery of the Yankees with six more scoreless innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Astros advanced to the American League Division Series with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Moments that will matter in NL Wild Card Game
Tonight at PNC Park, the Pirates and Cubs could see their entire season -- successful as they've been to this point -- come down to their ability to execute in a few key moments of the National League Wild Card Game.
10/6/2015 | Tulo not pain-free, but ready to play in ALDS
Troy Tulowitzki isn't pain-free, but that won't stop him from taking the field for the Blue Jays' first playoff game in more than two decades. The All-Star shortstop said he's good to go for the team's American League Division Series opener against the Rangers.
10/6/2015 | Yanks' loss ends A-Rod's redemption season
The tumult of 2014 notwithstanding, the Yankees decided to make a commitment to Alex Rodriguez this past offseason despite the fact he was coming off a season-long suspension and had undergone surgery on both hips.
10/6/2015 | Keuchel dazzles; Yanks exit stage lefty
Joe Niekro, Mike Scott and Roy Oswalt have some company. Lefty Dallas Keuchel joined the group of Astros pitchers to throw gems in clinching situations when he held the Yankees scoreless for six innings during a 3-0 win in the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Girardi: Yanks unable to solve Keuchel in '15
Finally alone for the first time all night, Greg Bird sat down, turned his back and let out the most frustrating of sighs.
10/6/2015 | Two mistakes prove costly to Tanaka
This was the assignment that Masahiro Tanaka craved, the type of atmosphere he excitedly envisioned while looking out the window of a charter jet from Japan in January 2014, about to stare into an ocean of flashbulbs, try on a Yankees jersey and flash a $155 million smile to the international media.
10/6/2015 | Running wild: Gomez makes presence felt
Carlos Gomez announced his return to the lineup in grand fashion. Gomez, starting for just the second time since Sept. 12 because of a mild oblique strain, led off the fourth inning with a homer off Masahiro Tanaka to help the Astros beat the Yankees, 3-0, in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Blue Jays set roster, add 2nd lefty reliever
The Blue Jays have settled on the 25-man roster for their American League Division Series, and the notable additions were left-hander Aaron Loup and outfielders Dalton Pompey and Ezequiel Carrera.
10/6/2015 | Cubs' youth has grown up over breakout season
Cubs rookie Addison Russell proudly wore a blue T-shirt with "We Are Good" in gold lettering on the front. That's a message catcher Miguel Montero started this season. It's a message Cubs veterans have emphasized to the youngsters on the roster.
10/6/2015 | Decision to sit Ellsbury agonized Girardi
It was the decision that Joe Girardi may have agonized over most in the hours prior to Tuesday's do-or-die contest with the Astros, keeping the Yankees manager from pressing ink to his lineup card until just after 3 p.m. ET.
10/6/2015 | Rangers expect Hamilton to produce in ALDS
The Rangers expect Josh Hamilton to be a complete player when the American League Division Series begins against the Blue Jays on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. CT (FS1/Sportsnet).
10/6/2015 | Kang will join club for pregame introductions
Jung Ho Kang, the trailblazing rookie from South Korea who quickly worked his way into the Pirates lineup and into the hearts of the team's fans, will take his bows alongside his teammates tonight.
10/6/2015 | Dodgers tab Kershaw for Game 1 start
Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series for the Dodgers on Friday, followed by Zack Greinke in Game 2 on Saturday and Brett Anderson in Game 3 on Monday, the club announced Tuesday.
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