MLB Playoffs

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts after scoring on a double by Aaron Hicks during the sixth inning of the American League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 04, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in . By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut , New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. "We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next. "It's going to...
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The New York Yankees celebrate in the locker room after beating the Oakland Athletics 7-2 in the American League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 04, 2018 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 14 years since the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have tangled in the playoffs, and now they're all set to meet as 100-win heavyweights. The longtime and bitter rivals are lined up in the best-of-five Division Series, starting Friday night at Fenway Park. Boosted by...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader stretches during batting practice for the National League Divisional Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2018 - 12:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OPENER FOR THE OPENER The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will almost certainly...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks to his team during the 13th inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago. The Rockies won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 03, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs expect to make changes after an early playoff exit. Just not in the manager's office. Joe Maddon will return as skipper for a fifth season, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday. "He's the manager of this team and I'm very happy about that,"...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, in Miami. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction. But this year, everything changed. Spoelstra and his wife Nikki became parents six months ago, and the Heat coach has new rules. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 10:44 am
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without...
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 03, 2018 - 9:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Wednesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will...
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New York Yankees players take batting practice during a team workout before their upcoming American League wildcard baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TRY AGAIN Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over when he starts for the Yankees against Oakland in a winner-take-all matchup. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year's wild-card game against Minnesota before New York rallied...
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Colorado Rockies' Tony Wolters hits a one-run single against the Chicago Cubs during the 13th inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 03, 2018 - 12:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Wolters waited and waited as the NL wild-card game went deep into Tuesday night. He stretched a couple of times and tried to figure out when he might get a chance to play. When that opportunity arrived, he was ready. Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) hits a one-run double against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game, Tuesday, OCT. 2, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
October 02, 2018 - 10:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — No team in the National League piled up more victories than the Chicago Cubs through 162 games. That seems like small consolation now. Kyle Hendricks gave up a tiebreaking single to Tony Wolters in the 13th inning, sending the Cubs to a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a marathon...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino listens to a question during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Severino is scheduled to start against the Oakland Athletics in an American League wildcard baseball game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 02, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over. After getting just one out for the New York Yankees against Minnesota last year, Severino starts this year's winner-take-all matchup against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. "I just want to win," Severino said Tuesday. "If I can go...
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