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Complete 2021 MLB postseason schedule

12:18 AM EDT

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

Meyers' status up in air after crash into wall

Outfielder exits with shoulder discomfort after attempting to rob homer
@kennlandry
October 15, 2021

CHICAGO -- The Astros conceded the first run of Game 4 of the American League Division Series to the White Sox on a solo homer by Gavin Sheets on Tuesday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field. Though they bounced back quickly, advancing to the American League Championship Series for the fifth

Correa joins Pujols in elite playoff RBI club

Shortstop's 54 postseason runs knocked in tied for most among active players
@ryan_a_herrera
October 15, 2021

CHICAGO -- When the Astros loaded the bases on Tuesday afternoon on consecutive two-out walks in the top of the third in the eventual 10-1 win in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, a win that led them to their fifth consecutive American League Championship Series, the situation

'We came out hungry': Astros romp to ALCS

Correa, Bregman, Altuve get the big hits to set up date with the Red Sox
October 15, 2021

CHICAGO -- Second baseman Jose Altuve fielded a grounder with two outs in the ninth inning and threw to Yuli Gurriel at first base for the final out of Game 4 of the American League Division Series. Closer Ryan Pressly raised his hands in the air, Altuve glanced toward the

McCullers' start cut short by arm discomfort

Bullpen combines for five shutout frames following the ace’s early exit
@kennlandry
October 15, 2021

CHICAGO -- The American League Division Series opened with a Game 1 win with Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. on the mound in Houston. McCullers was on the mound again to start Game 4 in Chicago, and the right-hander tossed four innings of one-run ball in the Astros’ 10-1 ALDS-clinching

Every Game 5 in Division Series history

@DKramer_
October 15, 2021

There have been 34 winner-take-all Game 5s in Division Series history, since the best-of-five series was added to the postseason docket in 1995, when MLB expanded to allow a Wild Card team from each league. The best-of-five slate has created a real sense of urgency. The narratives shift so drastically

Rodón 'gave us everything' in season-ender

@RhettBollinger
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- It was quite a year for left-hander Carlos Rodón, who went from being non-tendered by the White Sox in December to experiencing a breakout season and starting Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Tuesday. Rodón -- who was bothered by left shoulder

ALDS homer caps Sheets' rookie breakout

@scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- It was one year ago when Gavin Sheets was part of instructional league action with the White Sox at their Camelback Ranch complex in Arizona, working to learn right field and improve his overall game after being left off the team’s alternate-site roster in Schaumburg. On Tuesday afternoon,

South Siders' title hopes end in first round

@scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- The 2021 season was not supposed to end this way for the White Sox. Not for a team with this much talent. Not for a team brimming with confidence after winning its first American League Central title since 2008 and learning valuable postseason lessons from last year’s three-game

TLR on Abreu HBP: 'That was intentional'

White Sox manager cites multiple up-and-in pitches; Baker claims 'zero' intent
@MLBastian
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- White Sox manager Tony La Russa remained on the field in the eighth inning on Tuesday, arguing long enough for the fans inside Guaranteed Rate Field to start chanting his name. It was a scene of frustration manifested. La Russa was miffed over José Abreu being hit by

Roundtable: Rainout benefit CWS or HOU?

@alysonfooter and @scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

With Game 4 of the American League Division Series postponed because of rain in Chicago on Monday, both managers had to make decisions about who to start when play resumes Tuesday. Astros manager Dusty Baker decided on Lance McCullers Jr., while White Sox skipper Tony La Russa stuck with Carlos

Astros-White Sox Game 4 FAQ (LIVE, FS1)

@scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- White Sox fans began chanting “Sox in five” during the final outs of a 12-6 victory over the Astros on Sunday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. But that win simply staved off elimination for the South Siders, who trail, 2-1, in the American League Division Series. With Monday’s

Baker, La Russa disagree on pivotal call

@RhettBollinger
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- It was the kind of crazy -- and perhaps controversial, in the Astros’ eyes -- play that shifted the momentum for the White Sox, not only in Game 3 of the AL Division Series on Sunday night, but possibly the entire series itself. With runners at first and

Another HR, 4 more RBIs: Tucker hot in ALDS

24-year-old Astros outfielder continuing to thrive in postseason
@kennlandry
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- Kyle Tucker’s hot postseason run continued on Sunday when he collected four RBIs in his first two at-bats, helping the Astros jump out to a quick four-run lead in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Guaranteed Rate Field. Though the Astros went on to lose,

'Flush this one': Astros lose early lead in G3

October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- Kyle Tucker’s third-inning homer Sunday night brought smiles all around the visiting dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field, where the Astros had opened a four-run lead and briefly took control of Game 3 of the American League Division Series. There was certainly nothing wrong with celebrating the moment, but

Astros turn to ace McCullers for Game 4

October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- The Astros will give the ball to ace pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. on Tuesday with a chance to clinch the American League Division Series. Monday’s rainout pushed Game 4 to a 1:07 p.m. CT first pitch Tuesday, which allows the Astros to start McCullers on a full four

HOU-CWS Game 4 ppd., set for today (2 ET)

@ryan_a_herrera
October 12, 2021

Monday's American League Division Series Game 4 between the Astros and White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up today at 2:07 p.m. ET/1:07 CT, originally scheduled as an off-day before a potential Game 5 back in Houston on Wednesday. The

'Heavy accusations': Dusty reacts to Tepera

@RhettBollinger
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- After the White Sox 12-6 win in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, reliever Ryan Tepera ignited some controversy by implying that the Astros were stealing signs during the first two games of the series at Minute Maid Park. And,

TA7 sparks rally that extends Sox season

Anderson sets the tone in decisive, controversial 4th inning of ALDS Game 3
@MLBastian
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- Of course, the decisive rally began with Tim Anderson. If the White Sox are going to pull this off -- reversing the damage done in Houston and completing an improbable comeback in this American League Division Series -- that is where it will have to start. With Chicago's

Tepera, bullpen deliver when needed most

@scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- Ryan Tepera wasn’t the biggest relief name acquired by the White Sox at the Trade Deadline. He wasn’t even the biggest name acquired from the Cubs, with the White Sox adding closer-turned-eighth-inning setup man Craig Kimbrel one day after Tepera. But the value of that particular crosstown trade

With fans 'rocking,' White Sox roll, force G4

@scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- The situation looked bleak for the White Sox after 2 1/2 innings during Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Astros on Sunday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Houston held a four-run lead, not to mention a two-games-to-none advantage in the series, and the crazy, energetic

Rodón starting G4 with Lynn ready if needed

@scottmerkin
October 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- The postponement of Game 4 between the White Sox and Astros in the American League Division Series on Monday won’t change the White Sox starting pitching plans.

After 20 straight singles, HRs spark White Sox

@RhettBollinger
October 10, 2021

CHICAGO -- It wasn’t looking good for the White Sox, as they trailed the Astros by four runs in the third inning while facing elimination in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. But Chicago rallied with a five-run third inning to

Astros-White Sox Game 3 FAQ (8 ET, FS1)

@scottmerkin
October 10, 2021

HOUSTON -- With their backs against the wall, the White Sox will return home, where they had the best record in the American League in the regular season, to try to avoid being swept by the Astros in the AL Division Series. “Our backs are against the wall right now,”

TA sets record for hits in first 5 playoff games

@RhettBollinger
October 10, 2021

HOUSTON -- White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson loves the big stage, and it’s been apparent through his first five career postseason games. With three knocks in Chicago's 9-4 loss to the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon, Anderson set an MLB record with