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Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 postponed

@BryanHoch
2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK – Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Astros and Yankees has been postponed due to continued projections of inclement weather in the New York City area, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday. ALCS Game 4, originally scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium on

Maddon named Angels' new manager

@RhettBollinger
1:58 PM EDT

ANAHEIM -- The Angels got their man, as they hired veteran Joe Maddon to be their next manager, reportedly on a three-year contract. The hiring marks a homecoming for Maddon, who spent 31 years in the organization, including stints as interim manager of the Angels in 1996 and ’99. He

How does G4 rainout affect ALCS?

@dohyoungpark
an hour ago

NEW YORK -- Mother Nature has been known, on occasion, to leave indelible marks on the landscape of the postseason. Just ask the Indians about Game 7 of the 2016 World Series (or better yet, ask the Cubs). Well, an already compelling American League Championship Series between the Yankees and

These teams went longest before 1st WS

@_dadler
October 15, 2019

The Nationals have done what no team in franchise history has done before: After 50 years -- 36 in Montreal as the Expos and 14 more in Washington D.C. -- the Nationals reached the World Series. No franchise had gone longer before appearing in its first World Series. With a

Is Bryce evidence of ‘Ewing Theory’? Umm, no

@williamfleitch
12:17 PM EDT

Former sportswriter Bill Simmons, nearly two decades ago now, coined the “Ewing Theory,” a postulate that suggests certain sports teams improve once they lose their best and most high-profile player. (As it says in that piece, the theory actually was invented by Simmons’ friend Dave Cirilli, but no one remembers

Can Nationals handle the weight of the wait?

Just ask 2006, '12 Tigers how long layoff before World Series worked out
@MikeLupica
10:22 AM EDT

The good news for the Washington Nationals is that they are in their first World Series. They beat the champions of the National League West and now they’ve swept the champs of the NL Central. They were down two games to one to the Dodgers and came back to win

Astros-Yanks G4: Lineups, FAQ (8 ET Thu., FS1)

@brianmctaggart and @BryanHoch
2:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- When the American League Championship Series resumes with the rescheduled Game 4 on Thursday evening at Yankee Stadium, the Astros will take the field hoping to build upon their 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

How baseball's changed since DC's last Series

@SlangsOnSports
9:02 AM EDT

The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series. It’s the first World Series appearance in franchise history, leaving the Mariners as the lone remaining franchise to never reach the Fall Classic. But when thinking of just what the World Series appearance means for the Nationals, it requires a look

Here is the updated postseason schedule

October 15, 2019

The Nationals punched their ticket to the World Series, and now they wait for their American League opponent. After sweeping the Cardinals in the NL Championship Series, the Nats will play the winner of the Yankees-Astros AL Championship Series. Game 1 of the 2019 World Series presented by YouTube TV

Rumors: Cards, Rendon, Donaldson, Cole

1:38 PM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Ozuna hopes to stay put: 'I would love it'

@adamdberry
2:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- As he prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park late Tuesday night, Marcell Ozuna said he hopes that Game 4 of the National League Championship Series was not the end of his time with the Cardinals.

Manager Buzz: Padres, Phils, Angels, Mets

an hour ago

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding potential manager changes around the Majors.

Nats sweep Cards to clinch 1st World Series trip

Washington leans on rotation arms to reach 'a beautiful place'
@JamalCollier
2:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Maybe it had to be this way, a reminder of the road they traveled. That first playoff series seven years ago came against the Cardinals, a crushing loss in Game 5 that in retrospect foreshadowed what October would be like for years to come in D.C. All the

Nats rotation's dominance by the numbers

@SlangsOnSports and @AndrewSimonMLB
1:32 AM EDT

The Nationals completed a four-game sweep of the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night, and once again their starting pitching was at the forefront. A 7-4 victory at Nationals Park behind Patrick Corbin propelled them into their first World Series appearance. They will face either the

Gutsy Cole wills Astros to 2-1 ALCS lead in NY

@brianmctaggart
12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Gerrit Cole had nearly as many walks as strikeouts on Tuesday, which typically would have been an ominous sign for the Astros. He didn’t blow the Yankees away, recording only one strikeout on his fastball. Cole failed to reach double-digit strikeouts for the first time since Aug.

Kendrick's 'magical season' leads to NLCS MVP

@AnthonyDiComo
2:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Howie Kendrick stood toward the back of the podium, off to one side, clapping and smiling in as much anonymity as one can achieve amidst a screaming stadium full of people. Like his Nationals teammates, Kendrick wore a gray “National League CHAMPS” T-shirt and hat, neither yet soaked

Replay costs Yanks runner before Gleyber's HR

@BryanHoch
October 15, 2019

NEW YORK -- Edwin Encarnacion is better known for prodigious home runs than for legging out infield singles, but with the Yankees desperately seeking baserunners late in Tuesday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, the home crowd roared after believing it had witnessed a rarity. Encarnación was initially

More work? No problem. Nats 'pen seals sweep

Rainey, Doolittle, Hudson combine for 4 scoreless innings in Gm 4 win
@JoeTrezz
3:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Squinting through champagne-tinged goggles, Daniel Hudson saw vindication in the way it ended. Sean Doolittle did, too, standing amid a raucous on-field celebration at Nationals Park. Later at the postgame podium, Dave Martinez agreed. None will deny the numbers; all will contend they hardly matter now. That’s because

Altuve's 12th playoff HR silences Bronx crowd

Astros second baseman also helps spark 2-run 7th in Game 3 win
@JesseSanchezMLB
October 15, 2019

NEW YORK -- The boisterous crowd at Yankee Stadium welcomed Astros second baseman José Altuve with a chorus of boos when he was announced in pregame introductions before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday.

Powerful Astros tack on in G3 with small ball

@dohyoungpark
October 15, 2019

NEW YORK -- This season marked the year of the home run across the Major Leagues, with 15 teams matching or setting their franchise records for roundtrippers. The Astros can certainly hit the ball over the fence with the best of them, but in the playoffs, the little things matter,

Astros' bullpen shows it has what it takes, too

Smith, Harris, Osuna close out G3 for group overshadowed by starters
@JesseSanchezMLB
October 15, 2019

NEW YORK -- Six outs. That’s all the Astros needed from their bullpen on Tuesday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series to secure a victory and a 2-1 series advantage against the Yankees.

Yanks unable to 'control the zone' in Game 3

Severino surrenders two homers; Ottavino struggles in seventh
@BryanHoch
October 15, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Yankees continue to believe that they can slug their way to a parade through the Canyon of Heroes, even against elite pitching. That has not been the case in two of three games during this American League Championship Series, and it must change quickly if they

Sevy's short start gives bullpen big challenge

Right-hander allows two early solo shots to Astros in Game 3 of ALCS
@feinsand
12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The number that stands out from Luis Severino’s final pitching line Tuesday night in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series wasn’t the two runs he gave up to the Astros. It was the 4 1/3 innings pitched in the Yankees’ 4-1 loss.