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Dropped ball, close call open door for Braves

@SarahWexler32
7:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- Down 2-0 in the National League Championship Series to the Braves, the Dodgers got off to a quick start in Game 3 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Nearly as quickly, however, things spiraled for them, with Atlanta capitalizing on a missed strike call and a couple of

LIVE: Astros-Red Sox ALCS G4 FAQ (on FS1)

@IanMBrowne
8:00 PM EDT

The Red Sox have turned the tables on the Astros in a big way in the last two games of this American League Championship Series after losing a nailbiter in Game 1. Just as quickly as the Astros have lost the momentum, getting outscored, 21-8, in the last two contests,

Boone, Yankees re-up with 3-year deal

@BryanHoch
1:48 PM EDT

Aaron Boone is continuing his quest to manage the Yankees to a 28th World Series championship. Two weeks after the Yankees’ season ended in the American League Wild Card Game, the Yankees announced Boone’s upcoming return to the dugout on Tuesday, with both parties agreeing to a three-year contract extension.

Astros 'pumped to play' after vets' pep talk

Meyers not in starting lineup, but available for Game 4
6:32 PM EDT

BOSTON -- Astros veteran catcher Martín Maldonado and veteran pitcher Jake Odorizzi addressed the club following Monday’s 12-3 loss to the Red Sox in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, said outfielder Chas McCormick. “Maldonado, after the game yesterday, just gave us a little speech about ‘Keep fighting,’”

Correa: 'I love' E-Rod's celebration salute

@Spokes_Murphy
1:09 PM EDT

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has shouted on the field throughout these playoffs that the postseason is “his time.” He has emphasized this by tapping his wrist -- as if he’s wearing an imaginary watch -- whenever he has come through with big hits. With seven home runs and a 1.147

Seager crushes 2-run HR in 1st ... AGAIN

Shortstop ties teammate Turner for most playoff blasts in Dodgers history
@AJCassavell
6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- In baseball history, no player has won League Championship Series MVP Awards in consecutive seasons. If the Dodgers can find a way to climb back from their 2-0 NLCS deficit against the Braves this week, Corey Seager might just become the first. Seager is clearly doing his

Sox posting highest OPS in playoff history

@ssc627
2:39 PM EDT

If it seems that the 2021 Red Sox are tearing up opposing pitching with unusual effectiveness this postseason, your instincts are right on the money. To be fair, that's been obvious enough to the naked eye. Through Game 3 of the ALCS -- with, at the very least, three games

Could Mets-Javy deal come together quickly?

3:31 PM EDT

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

Cashman on shortstop: 'Have to address it'

12:10 PM EDT

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

Complete 2021 MLB postseason schedule

October 18, 2021

The 2021 MLB postseason began with the Red Sox and Dodgers winning the AL and NL Wild Card Games, respectively. Now there are only four teams left standing, as the Red Sox, Astros, Braves and Dodgers have all punched their tickets to the League Championship Series. ESPN Radio will provide

Where did Heredia's pink swords come from?

The hottest party item this year
@michaelsclair
3:34 PM EDT

When the Braves picked up their second consecutive walk-off victory over the Dodgers to take a 2-0 series lead in the NLCS, you may have noticed something odd out there on the field. In the center of the celebrations, as the players jumped around and cheered, there was outfielder Guillermo

Teams that came back from 2-0 deficits

14 teams have rebounded from losing 1st 2 games of 7-game series
October 17, 2021

Teams that win the first two games in a best-of-seven postseason series have history on their side. Those clubs have prevailed in 73 of 87 instances, but all isn't lost for the team facing a 2-0 deficit. The 14 teams that overcame those long odds have proved, time and again,

3 keys for Astros to rebound from G3 loss

@DKramer_
1:20 AM EDT

BOSTON -- The Astros’ dramatic beginning to the American League Championship Series all of a sudden feels like ages ago after Boston has emphatically bounced back with yet another slugfest in a 12-3 loss in Game 3 on Monday. Houston finds itself needing to win at least one of these

Cashman: Yanks 'open-minded' in offseason

@BryanHoch
2:58 PM EDT

Brian Cashman has said that he subscribes to the theory of building with a “strong spine” of the diamond, first instilled in him decades ago by the late Yankees superscout Gene Michael. Teams that boast solid performers at catcher, shortstop, second base and center field are usually well-equipped to be

The latest Javier Báez rumors

3:54 PM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding shortstop Javier Báez, who can become a free agent this offseason.

Padres' Rosario shows off tools in AFL

@wboor
7:38 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. -- It may have taken Eguy Rosario a couple of games to adjust to the Arizona Fall League, but he put it all together Tuesday and gave Padres fans a glimpse of his well-rounded skill set. Rosario, who has impressed defensively in the early stages of the Fall

7 amazing stats from Boston's Game 3 romp

12:52 AM EDT

The Red Sox offense continued to produce in a big way in Game 3 at Fenway Park, as Boston won, 12-3. With Kiké Hernández’s mounting October stat line, plus the rest of the lineup getting in on the action, there are so many crazy facts to parse through.

Powell shared baseball bond with NLBM

@ladsonbill24
1:15 PM EDT

Colin Powell, who died on Monday at age 84 due to complications of COVID-19, was more than just a revered United States Army general and the first African-American Secretary of State. Powell also was an advisory board member at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, starting in 1996 until his death.

E-Rod throws gem -- & a little shade at Correa

@mollyburkhardt
2:19 AM EDT

BOSTON -- From his first pitch of a game, Eduardo Rodriguez can tell how the rest of his outing will go. “If I've got a really good command that day, it's going to be a good game,” Rodriguez said Sunday. “If I don't have it, it's going to be a

Sox rout Astros: 'They're locked in right now'

Schwarber hits Boston's 3rd ALCS slam; E-Rod stellar over 6 frames
@IanMBrowne
1:46 AM EDT

BOSTON -- A strong start from Eduardo Rodriguez. Another early grand slam -- this one by Kyle Schwarber. A perfect 46th birthday for manager Alex Cora, who is watching with passion as everything is suddenly going right for his surging Red Sox.

Sox make history with THIRD slam of ALCS

Schwarber: 'These are moments that you are never going to forget as a player'
@MartinJGallegos
1:16 AM EDT

BOSTON -- The expectation was a raucous atmosphere at Fenway Park as the American League Championship Series shifted back to Boston for Game 3. That’s exactly the scene that took place, with one swing from Kyle Schwarber sending a sellout crowd into pandemonium. For the second game in a row,

Papi's must-see reaction to Schwarber's slam

@ByNickAguilera
12:28 AM EDT

Red Sox fans had plenty to cheer about during the team’s 12-3 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series to take a 2-1 series lead, but one fan in particular had his excitement on full display following one of the game’s biggest moments. That

Astros stumble into 2-1 ALCS hole

Urquidy knocked out in 6-run second as bullpen called early again
1:30 AM EDT

BOSTON -- Needing a competitive start from right-hander José Urquidy to help ease the burden of a bullpen that carried too much of the load in the first two games of the American League Championship Series, the Astros instead were left to sift through a disaster. Urquidy couldn’t escape the