MLB Playoffs

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, left, and Brett Gardner watch play from the dugout during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 10, 2018 - 12:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn't wait to get back home. Now, that's exactly where they're staying. CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager Aaron Boone again stuck with his starter too long, and the Yankees fell just short...
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The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the New York Yankees 4-3 in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 09, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Nunez charged Gleyber Torres' four-hopper toward third base and whipped the ball across the diamond . Steve Pearce stretched, falling on his chest for a sprawling catch. The umpire signaled: "Out!" The Boston Red Sox gathered around exhausted closer Craig Kimbrel, hugging...
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FILE - Clockwise from top left: Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt connects for a base hit in the fourth inning, hits a ground-rule double in the eighth inning, hits a two-run triple in the fourth inning, and follows through on a two-run home run in the ninth inning, becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game against the New York Yankees in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 16-1. (AP Photo/File)
October 09, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine never expected to replace Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees' closer. A backup catcher, Romine was leaning on the dugout railing and watching New York get blown out by Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series when bench coach Josh Bard walked up to him in the eighth...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, center, celebrates with Ian Kinsler (5) after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. Holt hit for the cycle in the Red Sox's 16-1 win. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 08, 2018 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences. After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this? The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first player to hit for...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino walks off the field during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 08, 2018 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Their ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of hand. And their backup catcher wound up pitching. "It was an embarrassing day today," New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said. Not much else to say after the Yankees absorbed the most-lopsided loss...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers pose for a group portrait after an Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 6-2. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 08, 2018 - 6:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers went through all the expected motions after winning a playoff series. They broke out T-shirts and caps. They posed for pictures in the middle of SunTrust Park. They doused each other with beer in the clubhouse. Then, just like that, their focus turned to...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino answers questions during a news conference, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in New York. The Yankees will play against the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the AL Division Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 07, 2018 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge walked past Boston's Fenway Park clubhouse early Sunday morning, Frank Sinatra's rendition of "New York, New York" blaring from a boom box atop the wheelie bag he was pulling with his left hand. "It's a good song. And Aaron, he's one of our resident deejays, so he's got...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Denver. The Brewers swept the series in three games and move on to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
October 07, 2018 - 6:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — The 38-year-old journeyman catcher looked to his left and spotted his Milwaukee Brewers teammates spilling out of the dugout. Erik Kratz then looked straight ahead and saw his reliever standing alone. So he took off for Josh Hader to give him, "the biggest hug. ... Because you...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor laughs during a workout in Cleveland, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The Indians play the Houston Astros in the third game of their ALDS series Monday. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
October 07, 2018 - 5:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are very familiar with the postseason hole they're currently stuck in. They saw one just like it last October — from above. At least they know it can be scaled. But Cleveland's climb in this AL Division Series seems much steeper than just the 2-0 deficit they're facing...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez watches his three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 06, 2018 - 9:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge helped chase David Price early by hitting a home run to a part of Fenway Park where balls rarely travel. Gary Sanchez did him one better. The Yankees catcher, who tested his manager's confidence with a sub-.200 batting average and poor defense for most of the season, hit...
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