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  • Cardinals to rely heavily on pitchers, catcher Yadier Molina in the postseason

    Cardinals to rely heavily on pitchers, catcher Yadier Molina in the postseason
    The Dodgers cruised into the playoffs, leading the National League West for 106 days and moving into first place to stay with more than two months left in the regular season. The St. Louis Cardinals clawed their way in, winning 19 of their final 28...
  • Memo to Theo from Mr. Cranky Pants

    Memo to Theo from Mr. Cranky Pants
    To: Theo Epstein From: Mr. Cranky Pants Boychick, For all your transparency since ducking out of that Starbucks four offseasons ago, something you said Tuesday ticked me off. This: “We’ve finished in last place. We have for the last...
  • Rizzo's expectations for 2015? NL Central title

    MILWAUKEE — After capping a rebound season Sunday with his 32nd home run, Anthony Rizzo quickly responded when asked about the Cubs' expectations for 2015. "To be the National League Central champs," Rizzo said after the Cubs wrapped up a...
  • Cubs safe at first with Rizzo

    Cubs safe at first with Rizzo
    From a technical standpoint, there are no untouchables on the Chicago Cubs’ roster, according to President Theo Epstein. The exception might be first baseman Anthony Rizzo – not Kris Bryant, Javier Baez or Addison Russell. Consider that...
  • Final day of the 2014 season is a beautiful day for baseball

    The clock had just struck 10 on Sunday morning, the dawn of a classic day of baseball. This was Game 162, and not one postseason matchup was set. The Dodgers did not know what team they would play. But they knew they were in the playoffs, and their...
  • Dodgers to face St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS, with first game Friday

    Dodgers to face St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS, with first game Friday
    The Dodgers will open the postseason against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers and Cardinals faced each other in the National League Championship Series last year, with the Cardinals advancing to the World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-1 to...
  • Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners

    Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners
    If you ask the St. Louis Cardinals, there were two at-bats in the first game of their National League division series with the Dodgers that defined their team. One carried with it a note of caution, the other they wore like a badge of honor following...
  • Saturday's recap: Brewers 2, Cubs 1

    Saturday's recap: Brewers 2, Cubs 1
    The summary After being assured of finishing in sole possession of last place in the National League Central, the Cubs had their winning streak snapped at three games with a 2-1 defeat to the Brewers. Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada allowed doubles to...
  • Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year

    Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year
    ATLANTA -- Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole continued to polish his reputation as a money pitcher on Tuesday, and this time it secured his team a spot in the playoffs for the second straight year. Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17...
  • Dodgers finish 94-win regular season, prepare to start 'real' season

    Dodgers finish 94-win regular season, prepare to start 'real' season
    As the Dodgers completed a 94-win regular season Sunday with a 10-5 demolition of the downtrodden Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, they were already preparing for what was next: Another postseason showdown with the St. Louis Cardinals. The...
  • Cubs just can't seem to handle Reds

    Cubs just can't seem to handle Reds
    CINCINNATI — If and when the Cubs elbow themselves into contention in upcoming seasons, they might want to concentrate on at least breaking even with the National League Central-rival Reds. The Reds have beaten the Cubs 11 of 16 games this...