LOS ANGELES - A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series.Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter ...
Oct 16, 2018
CHICAGO - Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making.Fueled by a home run trilogy from their emotional utilityman, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series.Hernandez homered ...
Oct 20, 2017
CHICAGO - Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-1, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship ...
Oct 18, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a "Did that really happen?" four-run inning against Washington's Max Scherzer in ...
Oct 13, 2017
LOS ANGELES - Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and the rest of the Chicago Cubs' bats broke out in a big way.Rizzo homered and ended a postseason slump with three runs batted-in, Russell's two-run drive highlighted a four- ...
Oct 20, 2016
CHICAGO - Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw pitched seven sparkling innings to steer the Dodgers to a 1-0 road win against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, squaring the National League Championship Series at a game apiece.Kershaw retired his first 14 batters, ...
Oct 17, 2016
CHICAGO - Chicago's Travis Wood became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a home run in a playoff game, helping the Cubs beat San Francisco, 5-2, on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) and take a 2-0 lead in ...
Oct 9, 2016
CHICAGO - One final, charmed swing by Daniel Murphy, and the New York Mets finished a playoff sweep of the Chicago Cubs.A new generation of Amazins is heading to the World Series.Murphy homered for a record sixth consecutive postseason game and ...
Oct 22, 2015
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CHICAGO - With their bats and their arms, the New York Mets are overpowering the Chicago Cubs. Now, they're one win from their first World Series in 15 years.Daniel Murphy homered in his record-tying fifth consecutive game in the ...
Oct 21, 2015
NEW YORK - Daniel Murphy homered off yet another ace. Noah Syndergaard turned in one more outstanding outing from the Mets' collection of studly young starters.Power, pitching, plus some dazzling defense are falling into place for New York. The Mets breezed ...
Oct 19, 2015
NEW YORK - Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets have a mind to make some history of their own, the kind that would break Chicago Cubs hearts one more time.Harvey delivered the big-game performance he's been ...
Oct 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.Madison Bumgarner was chosen Most Valuable Player of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) following his latest display of postseason poise for the San Francisco Giants. ...
Oct 17, 2014
ST. LOUIS - Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants, 5-4, Sunday night (Monday, Manila time), evening the NL Championship Series at one game ...
Oct 13, 2014
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says rumors that Adam Wainwright is hurt are overblown.Matheny is sticking with the same rotation that clicked in the first round, and Wainwright, the 20-game winner, is set to pitch Game 1 ...
Oct 10, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO - Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals, 3-2, Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) to return to the ...
Oct 8, 2014
ST. LOUIS - Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals stunned Clayton Kershaw with a four-run third inning, rookie Michael Wacha was again magnificent on the mound and St. Louis advanced to its second World Series in three seasons by roughing up the Los ...
Oct 19, 2013
ST. LOUIS - Matched against ace Clayton Kershaw, the only thing Michael Wacha lacked was a no-hit watch."He's becoming a guy a lot of teams wish they drafted," teammate David Freese said. "What he's done is remarkable, ...
Oct 13, 2013
DETROIT - A season's worth of tinkering finally paid off for Justin Verlander.For months, the Detroit right-hander insisted he was on the verge of finding the MVP form that had deserted him - and although that appeared to be a ...
Oct 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.Hunter Pence got the Giants going with a weird double, Matt Cain pitched ...
Oct 23, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Ryan Vogelsong and these San Francisco Giants sure have become adept at saving their season.Now, they need to do it once more against the comeback champs.Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine in another postseason gem and on ...
Oct 22, 2012
ST. LOUIS - Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that narrowed their deficit to 3-2. ...
Oct 20, 2012
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