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Paxton outduels JV as Yanks stay alive for G6

@ladsonbill24
8 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- A game away from elimination in the American League Championship Series against the Astros, the Yankees entered Friday night’s Game 5 needing to win three games in three days. They took care of the first third of that assignment with a 4-1 win thanks to left-handed starter

Yanks start G5 with leadoff HR in 4-run 1st

@feinsand
7 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- With two swings, DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks breathed new life into Yankee Stadium on Friday night. They wound up doing the same thing for the Yankees' season.

Bryce on Nats' run: 'You know, jealousy isn't good'

@Russ_Dorsey1
1:53 PM EDT

The Nationals are headed to the World Series, and they are doing it in their first season without former franchise superstar Bryce Harper. Harper, who signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies this past offseason, spoke for the first time about his former team being on the precipice

Farewell, CC: Southpaw's career comes to close

@BryanHoch
6:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- As CC Sabathia accepts the reality that he has thrown the final pitch of a 19-year career in the Major Leagues, the left-hander is proud of the legacies that he has cemented, universally regarded as a terrific teammate and as a workhorse who never shied away from

Source: Two front-runners for Padres manager 

@AJCassavell
7:00 PM EDT

And then there were two. The Padres' managerial search has narrowed to two front-runners, according to people with knowledge of the team's thinking, and a decision looms in the near future. Jayce Tingler and Ron Washington -- whose careers and baseball backgrounds vary wildly -- are the two finalists for

What's Tommy Kahnle doing here?

38 minutes ago

It's 50 degrees in the Bronx. Yet here is Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle bathing himself in water before his appearance in Game 5 of the ALCS.

One game at a time? Not for Nats' rotation plans

Kendrick misses workout because of family emergency
@JamalCollier
8:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- One of the benefits of having so much time off after their National League Championship Series sweep is the Nationals have some time to give their rotation a break while aligning the order before the World Series begins on Tuesday night.

For Yanks, if you can't beat 'em ... sign 'em?

1:30 PM EDT

Following five solid seasons with the Pirates in which he was an All-Star and finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting in 2015, Gerrit Cole reached an elite level over two seasons with the Astros. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 29-year-old right-hander,

World Series game times announced

in a few seconds

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

The best World Series of the decade was ...

@williamfleitch
2:33 AM EDT

Will Leitch’s series on the Data Decade, closing out this remarkable decade in the year of baseball, runs every other week. Today we look at the best World Series of the decade. Every World Series is amazing. Seriously. Even the blowouts, even the sweeps, even though ones from the past

Rumors: Rosario, Castellanos, Andrus, Rendon

5:57 PM EDT

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

Manager Buzz: Phils, Mets, SD, Cubs, SF

6:02 PM EDT

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

Tearful Girardi to CC: 'I love you, man'

12:41 PM EDT

Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi was overcome with emotion in an appearance on MLB Network on Thursday night as he expressed his appreciation for retiring left-hander CC Sabathia, who was forced from his appearance in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros with a left shoulder

Scherzer drops puck, Eaton motivates Capitals

@MannyOnMLB
8:30 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals got a little extra motivation prior to their contest against the New York Rangers on Friday night. Two seasons after winning the Stanley Cup, the Caps were paid a visit by two members of the National League champion Washington Nationals, who are seeking their first World Series

Hinch sticking with Alvarez; Astros praise CC

@brianmctaggart
7:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The enticement of the home run remains enough of a threat for Astros manager AJ Hinch to stick with struggling rookie Yordan Alvarez at designated hitter in the postseason. Alvarez entered Game 5 on Friday hitting 7-for-34 in the playoffs, including 1-for-15 in the ALCS with seven

Stanton returns at DH, batting cleanup for G5

Yanks activate righty Heller, who takes Sabathia's roster spot
@BryanHoch
6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- As he exited the clubhouse in the wake of the Yankees’ 8-3 loss to the Astros in Thursday’s Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Giancarlo Stanton detoured toward the manager’s office and uttered two words to Aaron Boone: “Let’s go.”

Players choose Player of Year finalists

@Russ_Dorsey1
5:54 PM EDT

MLB players, through the MLB Players Association, named finalists for the 2019 Players Choice Awards on Friday afternoon, including naming Angels center fielder Mike Trout, Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich as finalists for the Player of the Year Award. None of the three finalists

With CC out, JV rises to top of leaderboards

@williamfleitch
6:55 PM EDT

On Friday morning, the Yankees made official what we all expected: CC Sabathia’s Major League career is over. Sabathia had already announced that he would retire at the end of the season, and then he left Thursday night's game with an injury and was subsequently replaced on the roster by

6 of 80 took qualifying offers. How'd it work out?

@AndrewSimonMLB
2:38 AM EDT

After the World Series ends, teams have five days to extend qualifying offers to their eligible free agents. Players who receive those offers then have 10 days to decide whether to accept and return to their clubs on a one-year contract, or decline and enter the open market. The value

AL, NL Reliever of the Year finalists revealed

Chapman, Hendriks, Osuna, Hader, Yates, Smith make the cut
4:30 PM EDT

The finalists for this year's Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, both presented by The Hartford, have been unveiled. The Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, the Athletics' Liam Hendriks and the Astros' Roberto Osuna are vying for AL honors,

Freeman has surgery on bothersome right elbow

Four-time All-Star expected to be ready for Spring Training
@mlbbowman
10:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow, which bothered him throughout most of September and seemingly influenced his disappointing October. The Braves announced Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure in New York on Wednesday. Altcheck cleaned Freeman’s entire right elbow joint during the procedure. He removed

These teams came back from 3-1 deficits

@mattkellyMLB
October 17, 2019

There are few things more imposing for a team than being down three games to one in a seven-game series, but it can also be freeing. Once a club is backed into that corner, the pressure's off; either it wins three games in a row or it tips its cap

Dodgers could make a run at Rendon

October 17, 2019

After a seven-season tenure with the Nationals that included a 2014 Silver Slugger Award, a 2019 All-Star nod and two top-10 National League MVP finishes (2014 and '17), Anthony Rendon is due to hit the open market for the first time in his career. Below is a list of the

Story aims to sharpen shortcomings this winter

@harding_at_mlb
an hour ago

DENVER -- Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is quickly shedding the “underappreciated” label. A second straight All-Star season -- one that should earn him a second straight Silver Slugger Award, and should at the very least have him mentioned among Gold Glove Award finalists -- will get a guy noticed. With

Stewart to be sidelined until late March

O's outfielder undergoes microfracture surgery on right ankle
@JoeTrezz
7:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- For Orioles outfielder DJ Stewart, 2019 brought the dual challenge of trying to establish himself in the Majors while battling through an injury-plagued season. It seems that '20 will bring some of the same, at least to start. The Orioles on Friday announced that Stewart, who spent more