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Paxton outduels JV as Yanks stay alive for G6

@BryanHoch
October 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- James Paxton stood at the top of the Yankee Stadium mound, waiting patiently as Aaron Boone covered the ground between him and the first-base dugout. Sensing an opening to dissuade the manager from raising his arm for a pitching change, the left-hander calmly mouthed the words, “I’m

Bullpens to start G6, saving Sevy, Cole for a G7

October 18, 2019

The Yankees and Astros are both expected to start Saturday night's ALCS Game 6 with their bullpens following Friday night's 4-1 Yankees win in Game 5.

Verlander rebounds from rocky 1st but takes loss

@JesseSanchezMLB
October 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- It was one inning. One long and erratic inning, but ultimately, that’s all it was for Justin Verlander. Even though it was a rough start, it was far from a bad outing. • ALCS presented by GEICO, Game 6: Saturday, 7 p.m. CT on FS1

LeMahieu, Hicks power Yankees 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. As it turns out, they did the same for the Yankees’ season. The two belted home runs against Justin Verlander in the first inning of Game 5 of the American

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

@Russ_Dorsey1
October 18, 2019

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

What's Tommy Kahnle doing here?

October 18, 2019

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.

Source: Two front-runners for Padres manager 

@AJCassavell
October 18, 2019

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

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

October 18, 2019

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

October 18, 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: Rosario, Castellanos, Andrus, Rendon

October 18, 2019

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

The best World Series of the decade was ...

@williamfleitch
October 18, 2019

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

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

October 18, 2019

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

Nationals' 'viejos' embrace elder statesmen role

National League champions feature Majors' oldest roster
@JamalCollier
October 18, 2019

WASHINGTON -- It was the 14th anniversary of Ryan Zimmerman’s Major League debut, and it was time to dance in the dugout.

This FA's market is the trickiest to project

Castellanos' one-sided skill set makes for complex case
@mattkellyMLB
October 18, 2019

Nicholas Castellanos might have changed his financial future more than anyone not named Gerrit Cole after the All-Star break. Now it’s up to front offices to decide: Who is the real Castellanos? Is it the outfielder who lit the world on fire for two months with the Cubs, or the

MLB's best postseason rallying cries

@castrovince
October 18, 2019

Something happens to people at Nationals Park when Gerardo Parra steps to the plate. They stand at attention, they extend their arms, they clap rhythmically, mindlessly, incessantly. They do it as if hypnotized by this lovable journeyman utility guy with the .234 average and .684 OPS. It is the “Baby

Farewell, CC: Southpaw's career comes to close

@BryanHoch
October 18, 2019

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

Astros still 'in the driver’s seat' despite G5 loss

@brianmctaggart
October 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Astros had to have known it wouldn’t be this easy. Marching into Yankee Stadium and winning three in a row to celebrate a pennant seemed extremely unlikely when the American League Championship Series shifted to the Bronx after a two-game split in Houston.

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

Kendrick misses workout because of family emergency
@JamalCollier
October 18, 2019

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.

Scherzer drops puck, Eaton motivates Capitals

@MannyOnMLB
October 18, 2019

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

AL, NL Reliever of the Year finalists revealed

Chapman, Hendriks, Osuna, Hader, Yates, Smith make the cut
October 18, 2019

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,

Players choose Player of Year finalists

@Russ_Dorsey1
October 18, 2019

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

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

October 18, 2019

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

With CC out, JV rises to top of leaderboards

@williamfleitch
October 18, 2019

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
October 18, 2019

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

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