10/12/2012 | Johnson prefers his righty relievers vs. Cards
Manager Davey Johnson called upon Jordan Zimmermann to bridge the gap between starter Ross Detwiler and setup man Tyler Clippard in Thursday night's Game 4 win over the Cardinals.
10/12/2012 | Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS
Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.
10/12/2012 | Jackson available if Game 5 goes to extras
If Game 5 of the National League Division Series goes into extra innings, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he would use starter Edwin Jackson in relief.
10/12/2012 | Beane intends to keep A's intact for 2013
A's general manager Billy Beane made it no secret on Friday that he likes his team and would enjoy seeing much of it back next year, noting that, "by and large, if any moves are made, it would be additions" this winter.
10/12/2012 | Hitting coach Hansen will not be back with LA in 2013
Hitting coach Dave Hansen will not return for 2013, the Dodgers announced Friday. No replacement has been named.
10/12/2012 | Gio battles, but less than effective in tough loss
Drew Storen and the Nationals' bullpen will be remembered as the culprits for blowing a three-run lead, but Gio Gonzalez's second straight mediocre start left the door open for the Cardinals' stunning comeback on Friday.
10/12/2012 | Stellar pitching, Girardi's shrewd moves lift Yankees
This Yankees' American League Division Series victory over the Orioles was brought to you in part, by spotless pitching, and by the new and improved Joe Girardi, who made all the right moves as his club advanced to face the Tigers.
10/12/2012 | For Girardi, no doubt CC can finish
The Orioles wouldn't go away until the ninth inning of Wednesday's ALDS Game 5, when Sabathia did his Jerry West act and took the final shot.
10/12/2012 | Fair or foul? McLouth's near-homer halted O's 'O'
With his team trailing, 1-0, O's left fielder Nate McLouth sent a high fly ball down the right-field line that right-field umpire Fieldin Culbreth ruled foul.
10/12/2012 | Vintage CC buries O's, lifting Yanks to ALCS
CC Sabathia allowed just four hits in a dominant complete-game effort as the Yankees moved eight victories from their goal of a 28th World Series championship, defeating the Orioles, 3-1, in Game 5 of the AL Division Series on Friday.
10/12/2012 | League Championship Series broadcast times set
The national broadcast schedule for the American League and the National League Championship Series was annoounced by Major League Baseball. TBS will provide national coverage of the American League Championship Series.
10/12/2012 | Betemit, Britton rejoin Orioles after rehab work
Wilson Betemit and Zach Britton were slated to join the Orioles in New York on Friday, and they will be considered potential options for the ALCS if Baltimore advances.
10/12/2012 | Adams faces surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome
Reliever Mike Adams, who can be a free agent after the World Series, will undergo surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome next Thursday in Dallas.
10/12/2012 | Farrell brushes aside Boston manager speculation
In a radio interview Friday, John Farrell said he continues to be challenged and happy as manager of the Blue Jays and he's not aware of Boston having asked for permission to interview him.
10/12/2012 | Orioles' stirring season reaches end in Bronx
A gritty Baltimore club that continued to set the bar higher fell short Friday night, ending a storybook season with a 3-1 loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the ALDS.
10/12/2012 | Reds optimistic about Baker's return as manager
One of the big questions the Reds are facing in the offseason is whether manager Dusty Baker and his coaches will return for 2013.
10/12/2012 | Eckstein expecting to donate kidney to sister
Four of David Eckstein's immediate family members have received kidney donations, and the postseason legend told MLB.com on Friday that he probably will be donating one of his kidneys "within the next two years" to his sister Susan Eckstein Gaines.
10/12/2012 | Steady defense a key part of Detroit's ALDS win
The Tigers have justifiably taken a lot of heat for their defensive lapses this season. But in the American League Division Series, their defense was perhaps the ultimate difference.
10/12/2012 | Struggling A-Rod benched for Game 5 vs. O's
Alex Rodriguez was just an observer for the Yankees' 3-1 victory over the Orioles in Game 5 of the AL Division Series.
10/12/2012 | Giants' NLCS rotation could include Lincecum
Tailoring the starting rotation to fit the National League Championship Series schedule, and perhaps to weave in Tim Lincecum, is surely one of the Giants' top priorities as they await Sunday's start of the next postseason round.
10/12/2012 | Giants join short list of postseason road killers
The Giants became only the second team in Major League history to win three road games in a best-of-five series when they knocked off Cincinnati on Thursday.
10/12/2012 | MLB Notebook: Verlander is a peerless ace
If there was any doubt that Justin Verlander was the best starting pitcher on the planet before Game 5 of the ALDS, the Detroit ace erased it with his four-hit shutout of the A's on Thursday.
10/12/2012 | Braves extend GM Wren through 2014
General manager Frank Wren was given a contract extension through 2014 on Friday, and the Braves also announced several promotions in their front office.
10/12/2012 | Momentum from walk-off HRs hard to maintain
On Thursday, Jayson Werth helped keep the Nationals' season alive by doing something that had never been done in the Wild Card era.
10/12/2012 | No shortage of drama in first week of postseason
This 2012 postseason just keeps pushing October drama to the limit at every turn, spreading must-win chills all over the country, day after day for a week now.
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