10/11/2013 | Complete game: How to accessorize in baseball
It would seem that today there is an accessory for everyone around Major League Baseball, and that goes beyond the playing field. On Friday, MLB announced that it and Pandora Jewelry have introduced a collection of Pandora charms with the logos of all 30 clubs.
10/11/2013 | Dodgers shift to righty-heavy 'pen for NLCS roster
Right-handed pitchers Carlos Marmol and Edinson Volquez were added and left-handers Paco Rodriguez and Chris Capuano were removed from the 25-man roster submitted Friday, as the Dodgers addressed bullpen concerns for the NLCS against the Cardinals. L.A. will again carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players.
10/11/2013 | Cardinals stick with same roster for NLCS against LA
As expected, the Cardinals will use the same 25-man roster in the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers that they did in their five-game NL Division Series win against the Pirates.
10/11/2013 | MLB Notebook: Verlander owns the ALDS
In Division Series history, only seven times has a starter fanned 10 batters while not allowing a run. With his performance Thursday in Game 5 vs. Oakland, Justin Verlander added his name to that list for the third time.
10/11/2013 | Sanchez, Lester set to square off in Game 1 of ALCS
The Red Sox are back in the American League Championship Series for the first time in five years, and they're starting it up at home. The Tigers are coming into Fenway Park as defending AL champions.
10/11/2013 | Road to the World Series: Oct. 11, 2013
It was a different year, but the ending looked awfully familiar in Oakland on Thursday night. For the second time in as many seasons, a Justin Verlander gem in Game 5 propelled the Detroit Tigers into the American League Championship Series and sent the Oakland A's headed for an earlier-than-expected offseason.
10/11/2013 | Three keys for Dodgers vs. Cardinals in NLCS
The Dodgers went 2-5 against the Braves during the regular season, then went 3-1 in the National League Division Series to send them home. So what should we make of this NL Championship Series matchup for the Dodgers, who were 4-3 against the Cardinals this year, and 3-1 at Busch Stadium?
10/10/2013 | Verlander makes Coliseum his home away from home
The A's were home, but so was Justin Verlander. Talk about your hostile takeovers. He moved right in and made O.co Coliseum, not the most inviting of venues, his second residence in Thursday's dominant Game 5 victory.
10/10/2013 | Anibal to face Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS
After an uncharacteristic outing earlier this week, Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez will get another opportunity to showcase his American League-leading 2.57 ERA. Sanchez will start Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Red Sox on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, FOX) at Fenway Park.
10/10/2013 | Tigers 'Turn Up' the volume to celebrate clinch
The Tigers unleashed the "Turn Up" cheer, devised by Torii Hunter to help the team through some trying times, to celebrate their ALDS-clinching win over the Athletics.
10/10/2013 | Tigers GM Dombrowski: 'We're not done yet'
This is Dave Dombrowski's 12th season as Tigers president and general manager, and the celebrations never get old. But there are still mountains to climb.
10/10/2013 | Rolling Red Sox gear up for dangerous Tigers
The Red Sox and Tigers, as two of the American League's eight charter franchises, have been facing each other since 1901. Yet the upcoming AL Championship Series will mark the first time the tradition-laden franchises have squared off in the postseason.
10/10/2013 | ALCS has makings of even matchup of heavyweights
Despite their storied histories, the Red Sox and Tigers have never met in the postseason ... until now. The ALCS matchups promises to be an exciting one between a pair of heavyweights. The series opens Saturday at Fenway Park.
10/10/2013 | Miggy's homer helps stifle A's and injury fears
If Detroit is looking for harbingers, the appearance that Miguel Cabrera could be getting at least healthy enough to turn on pitches is encouraging. So is the fact that after scoring a combined six runs in the first 31 innings of this ALDS, the Tigers piled up 11 in the final 13.
10/10/2013 | Tigers-Red Sox promises to be enticing matchup
With the Tigers squaring off against the Red Sox, the American League Championship Series will feature a bunch of household names and a couple of baseball's iconic franchises fighting it out for a trip to the World Series.
10/10/2013 | Verlander's gem books Tigers' return trip to ALCS
Justin Verlander returned to Oakland and no-hit the A's for 6 2/3 innings Thursday, and though Oakland broke up the no-no, it couldn't snap his shutout streak as the righty helped send the Tigers through to the ALCS with eight shutout innings in a 3-0 win in Game 5 of the ALDS.
10/10/2013 | A's savor West title but seek greater heights
The A's put together six straight winning months of baseball, only to be taken out of the postseason picture in seven days. Thursday marked the end for Oakland, which dropped its sixth consecutive Game 5 -- second in as many seasons to Detroit -- taking a 3-0 loss at the Coliseum to close the American League Division Series.
10/10/2013 | A's hitters tip cap to playoff nemesis Verlander
For the second straight year, the A's were eliminated in Game 5 of the ALDS by the Tigers' Justin Verlander, this time in a 3-0 loss in which he held Oakland hitless until the seventh. "He had a little extra life on his fastball tonight," Stephen Vogt said. "Whether he was fired up for Game 5 or what, I don't know. He was outstanding tonight."
10/10/2013 | Gray unable to recreate Game 2 magic, takes loss
Should Sonny Gray have started Game 5, as A's manager Bob Melvin opted for in the deciding game of the American League Division Series? Would the end result -- a 3-0 Tigers win at O.co Coliseum -- have been different if Game 1 starter Bartolo Colon had pitched in Gray's place? The answer, of course, is unclear.
10/10/2013 | Deja Verlander: Athletics relive '12 heartbreak
Justin Verlander, who ended the A's season with a complete game in Game 5 of the ALDS last year, was even better on Thursday night, keeping Oakland hitless until the seventh inning on his way to eliminating the club once again.
10/10/2013 | Oct. 10 Jim Leyland postgame interview
Tigers manager Jim Leyland answered questions after ALDS Game 5.
10/10/2013 | Rotation found success vs. Cards during season
Three of the Dodgers' four expected starters for the first four games of the National League Championship Series have put up decent to spectacular numbers against their foe, the Cardinals, this season. However, much of that success came at a different time.
10/10/2013 | Uribe has flare for postseason drama
Juan Uribe's game-winning home run in Game 4 of the National League Division Series was just the latest in a series of clutch postseason moments for the Dodgers infielder.
10/10/2013 | Ethier a 'possibility' to join Hanley in starting lineup
Andre Ethier didn't start the last 15 regular-season games or any of the playoff games against the Braves, while Hanley Ramirez sat out in 10 of the last 16 games of the regular season. The latter was by design, the former from necessity, but Ethier could rejoin Ramirez in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday.
10/10/2013 | Steadfast through turmoil, Mattingly enjoying reward
The educational experience Don Mattingly gained as a player and a coach helped him provide the managerial leadership to take the Los Angeles Dodgers from last place in the National League West in late June to a division title, past Atlanta in the NL Division Series and into the NLCS.
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